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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 22, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 144 No 19 KOKOMO Kokomo Ind Thursday Sept 50 cents Lockert will stay in prison By MIKE PALtICK Tribune staff writer Parole has been denied for a for mer Kokomo man who is serving life in prison in a 20yearold mur der case but a relative of the vic tims isnt satisfied Patricia Glassburn still wants to see Charles E Lockert prosecuted for the death of her 8yearold nephew Wednesday a spokesperson for the Indiana Parole Board said the board recently voted unanimous ly to deny Lockerf s parole With the vote Lockert 41 will be eligi ble to apply for another parole hearing after six months but the board doesnt have to grant the request Glassburn is the sister of Connie Jo Fivecoate and the aunt of Chad Fivecoate Police have said the mother and son were beaten and shot in the head July after they were abducted from their Russiaville area home Lockert is serving a life sentence imposed in 1975 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of felony mur der during the commission of a robbery in the death of Connie Fivecoate In a plea bargain Lock ert actually admitted to being an accessory in the 33yearold wom ans death A provision of Lockerts plea bargain placed an indefinite con tinuance on the case involving Chads death if Lockert ever escaped from prison fell outside the jurisdiction of the Department of Correction or appealed the sen tence imposed for Connie Five coates murder Moments after sentencing Lock ert to life in prison Fulton Circuit Judge Wendell C Tombaugh said the man should have no possible chance to rejoin Lockert was among three pects who were prosecuted in the case and Glassburn has attended Lockerts clemency hearings for nine years She recently testified against Lockert during his first parole hearing in Indianapolis I want him tried for Glassburn said Wednesday refer ring to Chads murder She said that if the state doesnt have enough evidence to prosecute Lockert for her nephews murder definitely got enough evidence to get him for accessory to killing Chad he was Glassburn tried to contact Starke County Prosecutor Kim Hall who inherited Lockerts case when he took office eight years ago Glassburn was told that Hall is on vacation until Oct 4 She plans to call him the day he returns to his office I wish to God there was a way legally that I could hire an attor ney and take that man to court myself and I know theres Glassburn said I have to play on the mercy of that prosecutor to do it or it wont be Around the time of Lockerts parole hearing Hall said he strongly opposed Lockert being released from prison He said pur suing the murder charge in Chads death was an option but that there were several factors to consider The factors included the passage of time and the death of a codefendant in the case Golden harvest David Kelly 6925 W Road 100 North combines a 73acre field of soybeans Wednesday along 300 North near 700 West Kelly started harvesting soybeans about a week ago and is getting a pretty good He and his brother Joe have approximately 500 acres in beans The Depart ment of Agriculture forecasts a record soybean crop that should be 17 percent larger than 1993s harvest Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Last ROW declared dead SAN DIEGO AP Dorothy Shelton traveled the world for 25 years seeking some shred of proof that her flyer husband shot down over Laos might be alive Finally she gave up hope com mitting suicide four years ago Tuesday Air Force Col Charles E Shelton the last officially desig nated Vietnamera prisoner of war was declared killed in action His status as Americas last remaining POW in Vietnam had symbolized determination to make sure every MIA in southeast Asia was accounted for The Sheltons five children had asked for the change I personally cannot imagine him being alive son John Shelton said from his Los Angeles home Wednesday We want to put it behind us Its shaped our lives and we want to take control and shape our own Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Business Classified Dear Local News of Japan talk trade Much to be done before the Sept 30 deadline WASHINGTON AP After 15months of startandstop nego tiations Japan and the United States are trying once again to come up with marketopening trade agreements with one official saying the time to turn the other cheek has passed With a Sept 30 deadline loom ing both sides concede that they remain far apart That is the date that the United States has threat ened to begin trade sanction pro ceedings if deals have not been reached Japans lead negotiator Foreign Minister Yohei Kono and Trade Representative Mickey Kantor met for nearly two hours Wednesday Kono promised to resume discussions today after meeting with President Clinton The administration insists that the president is holding firm to the key demand that any agreements include ways to mea sure progress The Japanese are insisting that they will never agree to numerical targets something they brand as managed trade Top administration officials were taking a hard line Wednes day even though tough talk in the past has rattled financial markets and pushed the dollar lower as investors feared that a trade war could be brewing As the talks got under way the United States let it be known that it will insist on meaningful agree ments or is prepared to move toward trade sanctions some thing it has not done since the Reagan administration slapped penalty tariffs on Japanese elec tronic products a decade ago Lawrence Summers Treasurys undersecretary for international affairs told a business audience in Washington that the administra tion rejected criticism that its hardline approach was not work ing The turntheothercheek view may well have been appropriate after the Second World Summers said By 1993 I dont think it was appropriate at Summers said that to maintain political support for an open world trading system it is absolutely critical that the United States be prepared to combat egre gious trade practices whether in Japan or any other Pope John Paul II climbs a gep to his chair at the Vatican AP photo Pope cancels visit VATICAN CITY AP Pope John Paul II today called off his trip to the United States next month because he hasnt fully recovered from hipreplacement surgery The 74yearold pope was due to leave Oct 20 for a visit to the United Nations in New York Yonkers Newark and Baltimore Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro said the pope had not fully recovered from a fall in April in which he broke his leg and needs further physical therapy Its a question of mobility not Navarro said adding that the popes scheduled trip to Asia in January was still on John Paul underwent hip replace ment surgery and has been walking with a cane He has looked frail and tired during recent public appear ances The Vatican said the pope intends to make the trip to the United States in November 1995 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations The pope was advised not to increase his activity in this period following his thigh operation for a complete and fast functional recov ery a Vatican statement said Frustration follows troops in Haiti CAPHAITIEN Haiti AP A woman a chipped porcelain bowl on her head asked the Marine crew for help getting a job Anoth er tried to sell scuffed shoes so she could buy food Others pleaded with the Americans to put an end to murders and beatings by Hait ian police For the past two days a parade of Haitians has approached the Marines armored personnel carri er parked outside the dilapidated Cine Jet II theater asking for help lavishing praise even asking for dates But there is nothing the men can do and the strain was beginning to show They tell us were the kings of the said Lance Cpl Corey Young of Houston Texas I dont much feel like that The hardest part was listening to tales of killings rapes and beat ings by the police This morning they said things that 1 just wanted to let go and said Peterson JeanPierre a native of Haiti who grew up in New York JeanPierre a Navy seaman was attached to the unit because of his language skills Since Tuesdays landing the days have fallen into a frustrating routine for the sixman crew of the armored personnel carrier callsigned Calvin Another APC 50 yards down the road is callsigned Carmen Julliette grieves at the loss of her sister reportedly killed by men pacKea tary Hobbes At dawn they move out from the perimeter of barbed wire around the port and take up posi tions along the main road in Cap Haitien At dusk they go back behind the wire They ask are we coming back They are really concerned when we said Lt Paul Houston of Buffalo The people clustering around the armored personnel carrier say they have been beaten and threat ened for talking to the Marines In the daylight they are emboldened to speak their minds and seek help When darkness falls they are punished for their outspoken ness On Wednesday a Haitian policeman leaned out of his car window and warned JeanPierre not to talk to the people I told them its impossible If they have something to say Im going to the Navy man said He just looked at me It wasnt a friendly A crowd formed again telling JeanPierre of a woman who was murdered down the street by police But under questioning they changed their story and said the woman was beaten nearly to death Right now all we can do is report said Hous ton the frustration clear in his voice the Haitian mili AP photo ;