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MISSING MEDIA MOMENTS

By Mervyn Osborne Hagger

The murder of Kimberly Anne Hagger Scaramastro Guglielmo on May 10, 1994, is but a forgotten footnote in the chronicle of history and so is the imprisonment of Mark Guglielmo on June 15, 1995, for her murder. But it is also a history of the headline murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 12, 1994 and the massive bomb blast that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Government office building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. They were the events that the media covered in detail.

WHAT BECAME OF
KIMBERLY ANNE?


Everyone remembers the Bronco "chase"; the glove that would not fit and the not guilty verdict in the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson on October 3, 1995. But what became of Kimberly Anne? That answer is still unfolding. However, it began to unravel for me when I first read a California newspaper obituary notice about my ex-wife, which had posted on the Internet. That is what eventually prompted me to hire a former Memphis policeman turned private investigator to find answers to my questions. He began by making phone calls, which eventually resulted in him delivering me the bad news about Kimmy's murder. Yet her murder only raised more questions.

Mark and Kimberly Anne Guglielmo in 1991THE HAPPIER DAYS:
Mr. and Mrs. Guglielmo in a local New York newspaper photograph of their wedding day in February.

Because there was no criminal trial of Mark Guglielmo for the murder of Kimberly Anne Guglielmo, the plea bargain that led from his arrest to imprisonment, merely buried the truth concerning the murder. It was due to the misconduct of Prosecutor Michael Politis and the tainted testimony of the mother of Kimberly Anne that the plea bargain was offered to Mark Guglielmo. However, Mark Guglielmo had first been arrested for destroying evidence at the crime scene and as it later turned out, it was evidence that would have helped Mark Guglielmo and evidence that would have provided answers to questions that remain to this day. But there was no trial. No witnesses were put on the stand in open court. There was no cross examination. There is no trial transcript. All that exists are notes, statements and reports. Mark Guglielmo kept quiet until years later when I wrote to him in prison.

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Kimberly Anne, by all accounts which appear to be credible, died in her own apartment bedroom on May 10, 1994. Why she died is not clear. The Prosecutor painted up Mark Guglielmo as a hateful and violent man who tried to live up to a Mafia stereotype that would match his Italian heritage. But this is the same prosecutor who lied to the court about the disposition of the corpse of Kimberly Anne: Michael Politis rushed that corpse into the flames of a crematoria. In the plea bargain offered to Mark Guglielmo his own attorney told his client to shut up and let the prosecutor have his day. Like a trusting client, Mark Guglielmo did just that and said nothing to anyone until he began to talk and write to me. But the downside of his silence at sentencing was that Michael Politis asked for and received an upward departure in sentencing so that Mark Gugliemo received 40 years imprisonment.

Mark Guglielmo was stunned, but the prosecutor did indeed have his day: he told the suicidal prisoner at the bar to go ahead and kill himself in order to save the tax payers of Florida a lot of money that they would be spending in keeping him in prison for 40 years. So when the prisoner arrived in prison, he attempted to carry out the wishes of the prosecutor and commit suicide. Obviously he was not successful because he was found by prison guards, just in time.

The purpose of this page is to show how the Mark Guglielmo Murder Case fits within the chronology of the O. J. Simpson Murder Case and the Oklahoma bombing, in order to give the reader a sense of time.

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THE ARREST OF MARK GUGLIELMO

Mark Guglielmo Tuesday, May 10, 1994: Kimberly Anne Hagger (Scaramastro) Guglielmo was murdered at age 20 years, 11 months. She was 5 foot, 7 inches in height, and weighed 170 lbs. The killing is alleged to have taken place in her apartment at the Marcell Garden Apartments, 562 Reed Canal Road, in South Daytona, Volusia County, Florida by the hand of her husband who is 5ft 6ins. According to court depositions, the tenant in the ground floor apartment underneath the Guglielmo apartment was David Gobin, a reserve Daytona Beach police officer who complained by telephone to apartment manager Harry Ford about red fluid seeping through his ceiling on to his floor below. A work order was issued to maintenance workers David Watson and David Davidson at 3:20 PM and they banged on the door of Mark Guglielmo who told them that he had spilt film developing liquid and was trying to clean it up with water. He said that he would pay for any damages. This explanation satisfied everyone at the time.

Mark Guglielmo Wednesday-Thursday, May 11-12, 1994: According to the sworn deposition of Kim Scaramastro (former Kimberly Hoskins Hagger and mother of Kimberly Anne), which was taken on March 1, 1995, on page 16, lines 6-14, Kim Scaramastro claimed to have had telephone conversations with Mark Guglielmo and asked where her daughter was, because she claimed that Kimberly Anne had told Kim Scaramastro by telephone that she was leaving her husband on the day that she died. Kim Scaramastro claimed that “He thought that maybe she (Kimberly Anne) might have gotten a letter from her grandmother in England saying maybe that her dad (Mervyn Osborne Hagger) was alive and in South America, and that maybe she went to South America because only summer clothes were packed.”

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Mark Guglielmo Saturday, May 14, 1994: According to the sworn deposition of Kim Scaramastro on page 9, line 5, she sent the first of two fax fliers to South Daytona Beach Police Department. She reported her daughter Kimberly Anne as a missing person, and confirmed this in a voice conversation with Officer Cruz. She claimed that her son-in-law Mark Guglielmo was a violent person. Unknown to South Daytona Police, on that same day the lower half of the corpse of KAH was discovered on the banks of the Hudson River in a wooded part at Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York.

Mark Guglielmo Monday, May 16, 1994: According to the sworn deposition of Kim Scaramastro on page 12, line 8, Kim Scaramastro sent the second of two fax fliers to South Daytona Beach Police Department in which she accused her daughter of being mentally unstable and a “psychopathic liar”, while denying that her husband Mark Guglielmo had harmed her.

Mark Guglielmo Monday 10:02 AM, May 16, 1994: Mark Guglielmo called Sergeant William C. Hall with South Daytona Police from another state to ask if the Police had located his missing wife. He claimed that Kimberly Anne had taken money from their bank account and left with an unknown person in an unknown vehicle for an unknown destination. He said that on the previous Wednesday (May 11), that he left the apartment when his wife did not return home and drove up to Stanford, Connecticut to see his mother and stay with her. He left Sergeant Hall with his mother’s phone number and asked him to call with additional information.

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Mark Guglielmo Monday 10:28 AM, May 16, 1994: Kimberly Scaramastro called Sergeant William C. Hall and said that he was to ignore her previous comments to Officer Cruz about her son-in-law being a violent person, because that was a false statement. She added that her daughter Kimberly Anne “has a mental problem and she is a habitual liar, and has been most of her life.” Kimberly Scaramastro stated that she had been in contact with her son-in -law and that he was flying back to Florida on the next available plane. Sergeant William C. Hall then sent Investigator McGaha and Sergeant Halligen to the Marcell Apartments to check on Kimberly Anne, and they were then told by Manager Harry Ford what had taken place in apartments 10 and 16 on Tuesday, May 10, 1994 at around 3:30 in the afternoon.

The Manager unlocked apartment 16 for the two officers to do a “well being check”, and they saw that several square feet of carpet had been cut out of the floor and a large portion of the mattress had also been cut out and removed. Red stains were observed on the east bedroom wall and on the telephone. The two officers reported back to Sergeant William C. Hall and he obtained a Search Warrant from Judge John Doyle for apartment 16. Blood was found on the bed comforter, towels, mini blind and carpet. (South Daytona Police entered and searched the apartment of Kimberly Anne and Mark Guglielmo at their Marcell Garden Apartment - before obtaining a Warrant to search the home. According to former prosecutor Politis in a telephone call made to him by Mervyn Hagger on Monday, July 30, 2001, the Judge ordered the evidence found to be struck due to the illegal search.)

Mark Guglielmo Friday, May 20, 1994: Mark Guglielmo called Sergeant William C. Hall to say that he was at an address in Lexington, Kentucky, and that he would not be returning to Florida for a few days. The address given by Mark Guglielmo was fictitious and he was not in Kentucky.

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Mark Guglielmo Saturday, May 21, 1994: The upper half of the corpse of Kimberly Anne is discovered off a dirt road in woods near a reservoir at Bedford, Westchester County, New York. However. the corpse was not identified until Thursday, May 26.

Mark Guglielmo Monday, May 23, 1994: Because Sergeant William C. Hall needed a blood sample to identify the blood stains that had been discovered at the apartment, he called Bedford, New York (where Kimberly Anne and Mark had lived before moving to Florida) to try to obtain a sample given at the time that the marriage license was issued. He discovered that New York did not require blood tests. He was then told about the discovery of the top half of a corpse which had been found at Bedford over the weekend, and about a lower half which had been found along with a note a hatchet, hammer and knife back on May 14 in Tarrytown. Sergeant Hall spoke with Sergeant Gene Buonanno of the Village of Tarrytown Police Department, who gave a matching description of KAH - found in garbage bags and a suitcase belonging to Kimberly Anne. Sergeant Hall then sent dental X-Rays by overnight mail for confirmation.

Mark Guglielmo Thursday, May 26, 1994: Westchester County, NY Medical Examiner identified remains as being those of Kimberly Anne. In the afternoon her husband Mark Anthony Alexander Guglielmo, 24, turned himself in to South Daytona police on a felony charge of tampering with evidence: (he removed carpeting, bed linens. a mattress and other items from the apartment, all of which could have been used as evidence in the crime.) He arrived with an attorney and bail bondsman and was released minutes later on a $25,000 bond. South Daytona police investigator Mark McGaha said that Mark Guglielmo would go to stay with his mother at her residence in Stamford, Connecticut, which is 21 miles from both of the locations where the remains of Kimberly Anne were discovered.

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Mark Guglielmo Friday, May 27, 1994: Mark Anthony Alexander Guglielmo was arrested again while still in Florida and charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife Kimberly Anne in Volusia County, Florida.

Mark Guglielmo Wednesday, June 1, 1994: The Westchester County Medical Examiner released the corpse for cremation by a funeral home in Westchester County. No family member was present. The ashes were mailed to the grandfather of Kimberly Anne at Mathis, Texas. Kimberly Scaramastro (her mother), who lived in California with her husband Julio Bruce Scaramastro, did not want them or arrange for their transfer. There is a question of whether Kimberly Anne was pregnant on the day that she died, and that question remains unanswered as a result of the rushed cremation of her corpse.

Mark Guglielmo Saturday, June 4, 1994: Demand for Florida officials to retrieve body from New York officials is denied by Circuit Judge James Foxman. Second autopsy hearing was requested by attorney James Crock representing Mark Anthony Alexander Guglielmo. However, the remains of Kimberly Anne had already been cremated a few days earlier on June 1.

Mark Guglielmo Tuesday, 3:30 PM, June 7, 1994: Bail hearing for Mark Anthony Alexander Guglielmo, who answered to charges of first degree murder brought by prosecutor Michael Politis. Mark Guglielmo pleaded not guilty and claimed that his wife had tried to self-induce an abortion on May 10, hence the blood in their apartment. He claimed that she had then taken money out of their bank account, left town in one of their two vehicles, and headed for New York where she was killed by someone else. A circuit judge denied him bail on the new charge, and then remanded Mark Guglielmo to the Volusia County Branch Jail, pending answer from the Volusia Grand Jury.

THE ARREST OF O. J. SIMPSON

According to that foundation document called the "Declaration of Independence" as modified by civil war and a civil rights struggle, the United States of America is a nation that is ruled by "The People" of its Constitution and the constitutions of its various states. "The People" are sovereign and equal, at least in theory. Of course in practice some corpses are more important than other corpses. In the instance of Ronald Reagan, his corpse was flown at great expense from coast to coast and back again for a lot of people to gawk at, using their imagination, as they filed by a mere wooden box with the U.S. flag draped on top of it. Everyone had to imagine that a corpse was on the inside of the box. But for the corpse of Kimberly Anne it was just a matter of mailing a few ashes in a box to a relative (her own mother did not want them), with U.S. postage affixed to their shipping container.

As for media coverage of the murder of Kimberly Anne, the press began to take an interest, especially when New York police found her corpse in two halves, twenty miles apart. But then the corpse of the former wife of O. J. Simpson was found in California, along with another corpse belonging to a man that most people in the USA had never heard of. However, a high percentage of people in the USA had heard of O.J. Simpson from football, TV commercials and the movies. Now all eyes were glued on him. Not on the corpses, but on O.J. For a brief moment Timothy McVeigh grabbed the headlines. That is when he blasted away the front of the federal building in Oklahoma City and created a lot more corpses that belonged to former human beings that the vast majority of people had never heard of.

Then it was back to watching O.J. on Court TV and CNN. The murder of Kimberly Anne was reduced to a minor story about two parts of a female corpse that once belonged to a girl that the vast majority of people never knew, who was by a killed by a man that the vast majority of people never knew. Continued at the top of the next column.


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So the two parts of the corpse were incinerated without fanfare. The man who was arrested for the murder of the girl, who became a corpse, was told in open court to go away and kill himself, so that the public would not have to pay for his room and board in prison. The judge, who was later kicked off the bench by the Florida Supreme Court for abuse of office, gave the prisoner 40 years and off he went in custody to try and hang himself, just as the prosecutor had requested. Meanwhile, on Court TV, CNN and just about every other news outlet that you can name, all eyes were glued on O.J. and his "Dream Team" of lawyers. I was among those watching this media circus, because at the time I knew nothing about the fate of Kimberly Anne.

The timeline that follows demonstrates how the media circus refocused its attention:

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1994:
June 12

O. J. Simpson


Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are stabbed to death. Their bodies found in the front courtyard of Nicole's condominium in Brentwood, California.

1994:
June 13

O. J. Simpson


O.J. Simpson is notified of the murders while on a business trip in Chicago. He returns to Los Angeles, is temporarily handcuffed, and taken in for questioning.  Robert Shapiro is contacted on Simpson's behalf and asked to become defense counsel.

1994:
June 16

O. J. Simpson


About to be arrested for murder, Simpson slips out of Robert Kardashian's home.  He is chased by police while riding in his white Ford Bronco, driven by friend A.C. Cowlings. When he returns to his home on Rockingham, Simpson is taken into custody.

1994:
June 20
Tuesday

Mark Guglielmo


A first degree murder indictment was handed down by a Volusia County Grand Jury against Mark Anthony Alexander Guglielmo, who continued to maintain that he was innocent of the charges brought against him.

1994:
June 24

O. J. Simpson


The O.J. Simpson Grand jury is recused.

1994:
June 29
Tuesday

Mark Guglielmo


Kimberly Anne Hagger would have been 21 years of age, had she not been murdered by her husband the previous month.

1994:
July 8

O. J. Simpson


Six-day preliminary hearing ends with Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell ruling there is sufficient evidence for O.J. Simpson to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder.

1994:
July 22

O. J. Simpson


O.J. pleads "absolutely 100 percent not guilty" to the charges.  Judge Lance A. Ito assigned to hear case.

1994:
Aug. 7

Mark Guglielmo


A gray 4 door 1988 Ford Tempo which had been returned from New Brunswick, Canada to Florida was searched according to Warrant and inventoried. Previously a note which read: “If I can’t be with her in life, I’ll be with her in death.” had also been found in this car. Among the many items listed is a brown "Airworthy” tote bag containing a school report card envelope addressed to Kim Scaramastro (mother), and a school report card with the name of "Kimmy Hagger" on it.

1994:
Aug. 18

O. J. Simpson


Defense counsel files motion to obtain personnel records of Detective Mark Fuhrman.

1994:
Sept. 2

O. J. Simpson


District attorney files motion to sequester jury.

1994:
Sept. 9

O. J. Simpson


District attorney announces that the death penalty will not be sought.

1994:
Sept.19

O. J. Simpson


Judge Ito upholds the legality of the search of Simpson's home.

1994:
Nov. 3

O. J. Simpson


Jury panel selected: eight Black, one White, one Hispanic, two mixed race; eight women, four men.

1994:
Dec. 8

O. J. Simpson


Alternate jury selected.

1995:
Jan. 4

O. J. Simpson


Defense waives hearing for challenge of prosecution's DNA evidence.

1995:
Jan. 11

O. J. Simpson


The jury is sequestered. Hearing held on admissibility of domestic-abuse evidence.

1995:
Jan. 13

O. J. Simpson


Prosecutor Christopher Darden and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran argue over racist language regarding the upcoming testimony of Mark Fuhrman.

1995:
Jan. 24

O. J. Simpson


Trial opens. Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden deliver opening statements.

1995:
Jan. 25

O. J. Simpson


Johnnie Cochran makes opening statement for the defense.

1995:
Jan. 27

O. J. Simpson


O.J. Simpson's book, "I Want to Tell You", is published.

1995:
Feb. 3

O. J. Simpson


Nicole Brown's sister Denise testifies about O.J. Simpson's abuse of her sister.

1995:
Feb. 12

O. J. Simpson


Jurors take field trip to Simpson home and Bundy Drive crime scene.

1995:
March 15

O. J. Simpson


Detective Mark Fuhrman, cross-examined by defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, denies using the word "Nigger" at any time in the previous ten years.

1995:
April 11

O. J. Simpson


L.A.P.D. criminalist Dennis Fung concedes, under cross-examination by defense attorney Barry Scheck, procedural errors.

1995:
April 19


Oklahoma bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Government office building in Oklahoma City.

1995:
April 21

O. J. Simpson


After three sheriff's deputies are reassigned, jurors protest. They first refuse to come to court, the show up dressed in black.

1995:
May 4

O. J. Simpson


Wrongful death suit filed on behalf of the Goldman family.

1995:
May 10

O. J. Simpson


DNA testimony begins.

1995:
May 15

O. J. Simpson


Simpson tries on the bloody gloves.  They seem not to fit.

1995:
June 15

Mark Guglielmo


Just over a year from his indictment on first degree murder, and a day when Kimberly Anne would have been almost 22 years of age, her killer husband Mark Anthony Alexander Guglielmo (25) changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. He was sentenced to 40 years under the terms of a plea bargain of 2nd Degree Murder, Dangerous Actor. FBI Number 172227WA7. Social Security Number 049629041. Date of Birth: December 12, 1968. According to the prosecutor, the plea bargain was necessary due to the search and taking of evidence without a Warrant, from the South Daytona apartment on May 10, 1994, which appeared to have been abandoned by Mark Guglielmo the day previous day following his murder of Kimberly Anne.

1995:
June 29

Mark Guglielmo


On this day Kimberly Anne would have celebrated her 22nd birthday, but on this day her killer and husband is ordered to repay the costs of the case: Florida State Attorney’s Office - $8,500. South Datona Police - $26,565. New York Village of Tarrytown Police - $10,530. Canadian City of Fredericton and Royal Canadian Mounted Police - $4,776.

1995:
July 6

O. J. Simpson


The prosecution rests.

1995:
July 10

O. J. Simpson


The defense calls its first witness, Arnelle Simpson, O.J. Simpson's daughter.

1995:
Aug. 15

O. J. Simpson


Controversy over possible conflict of interest concerning Judge Ito. Marcia Clark asks Ito to recuse himself from Simpson trial.

1995:
Aug. 16

O. J. Simpson


Clark changes her mind on Ito recusal.

1995:
Aug. 29

O. J. Simpson


Fuhrman tapes played in court, with jury absent.

1995:
Aug. 31

O. J. Simpson


Judge Ito rules that jury will hear two excerpts of controversial tapes.

1995:
Sept. 5

O. J. Simpson


The jury hears excerpts from Fuhrman tapes.

1995:
Sept. 6

O. J. Simpson


With jury absent, Mark Fuhrman appears on stand.  He refuses to answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.

1995:
Sept. 7

O. J. Simpson


The defense announces that Simpson won't testify on his own behalf.  The defense asks Judge Ito to instruct jury as to reason for Fuhrman's further nonappearance. Judge agrees, but prosecution objects. The question is appealed.

1995:
Sept. 8

O. J. Simpson


Appeals court rejects Ito's jury instruction.

1995:
Sept. 11

O. J. Simpson


Defense refuses to rest their case due to the unresolved question of judge's instruction to jury concerning Fuhrman.  Judge Ito orders prosecution to begin its rebuttal.

1995:
Sept. 18

O. J. Simpson


Prosecution conditionally rests its case.

1995:
Sept. 19

O. J. Simpson


Detective Vannatter is cross-examined by Shapiro on statements he made to mob informants about why police went to O.J. Simpson's residence.

1995:
Sept. 21

O. J. Simpson


Both defense and prosecution rest their cases.  In a statement to judge waiving his right to testify, Simpson says "I did not, could not, and would not have committed this crime." Judge Ito gives jury instructions.

1995:
Sept. 26

O. J. Simpson


Clark and Darden deliver prosecution's closing arguments.

1995:
Sept. 27

O. J. Simpson


Cochran and Scheck deliver defense's closing arguments. Cochran makes controversial statements to the jury comparing Fuhrman to Hitler.

1995:
Sept. 29

O. J. Simpson


The case goes to the jury.

1995:
Oct. 2

O. J. Simpson


After less than four hours, jury announces that it has reached a verdict.

1995:
Oct. 3

O. J. Simpson


Jury finds O.J. Simpson not guilty of two counts of murder.


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