Ontario woman acquitted of murder; jury deadlocks on lesser charge

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SAN BERNARDINO — A jury found an Ontario woman not guilty of murdering her husband today and deadlocked on a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, the woman’s attorney said.

Mia Gonzales shot and killed her husband, state parole agent Abel Gonzales, during what she described as a violent argument on Oct. 27, 2007 about the future of the couple’s troubled marriage.

The acquittals on charges of first- and second-degree murder leave voluntary manslaughter as the only active charge against Mia Gonzales. Paired with a “special allegation” of using a firearm, it carries a maximum prison sentence of 21 years.

Mia Gonzales will also have her bail reduced as a result of the verdicts, said her attorney, Mark Fredrick. Gonzales has been jailed since the shooting in lieu of $2 million bail.

The jury of nine women and three men was split 11-1 in favor of a guilty verdict for voluntary manslaughter, Frederick said.

Mia Gonzales, 36, testified during the trial in San Bernardino Superior Court that her husband beat her severely during a midnight argument in the couple’s bedroom in the 1900 block of South Almond Street.

Abel Gonzales became enraged when his wife asked whether the couple should seek a divorce, Mia Gonzales testified.

She said her suggestion of divorce came after several months of physical abuse from her husband.

In order to protect herself and her daughters — who were in the home at the time — Mia Gonzales said she retrieved a revolver during the argument from a cabinet in the bedroom. She said she never intended to hurt her husband.

The couple struggled over the weapon and it inadvertently fired, Mia Gonzales testified. A bullet entered Abel Gonzales’ brain and killed him within seconds.

A prosecutor argued during the trial that Mia Gonzales lied about the circumstances of the shooting and fabricated allegations that she was abused by Abel Gonzales, 44.

Deputy District Attorney Mary Izadi portrayed the wife as the aggressor in the incident, and said Mia Gonzales was upset over her husband’s infidelity.

Izadi did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Fredrick said Mia Gonzales was relieved that she was acquitted of murder and cried when the verdicts were returned this afternoon.

Fredrick said jurors told him after the hearing that they believed Mia Gonzales’ testimony that her husband’s shooting was accidental. But they questioned her decision to retrieve a revolver, he said.

“The felt there were other options available to her besides getting the gun,” he said.

The jury reached its verdicts after nine days of deliberations, which followed six days of witness testimony and arguments from attorneys.

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75 thoughts on “Ontario woman acquitted of murder; jury deadlocks on lesser charge

  1. I am one of the jurors in the Mia Gonzales case and this trial took a large portion of my life. I would like to dispute and address some of the facts stated in the article above.
    #1. Mia Gonzales testimony during the trial and the questioning the night of the trial was that Abel had NEVER hit or punched her, just restrained her. This testimony was consistent.
    #2. Abel did not become outraged the night of the murder when asked if they should seek a divorce but told her to do whatever.
    #3. Again her testimony was that Able had never hit or punched her so her suggestion of divorce did not come after several months of abuse. In fact, a divorce was discussed in June 07 and at this time they started to discuss and work things out. He began to confide in her and she moved back into the bedroom.
    #4. The most important point I would like to convey is that 11 of us did not believe her testimony on the stand and do not believe nor state that the shooting was accidental.
    This article has substantiated my belief that you CANNOT believe everything you read.

  2. Since this trial took several weeks out of my life, I have to correct you on four very wrong statements in your article “Ontario woman acquitted of murder; jury deadlocks on lesser charge.”
    1) “…husband beat her severely…” In fact, she testified that he “restrained” her and she also testified that he never “hit” her or “punched” her.
    2) “Abel Gonzales became enraged when his wife…..seek a divorce” In fact, by Mia’s own testimony Abel told her “whatever” “get a divorce” in response to this “suggestion.” Mia also testified that Abel got angry after she slapped him.
    3) “She said her suggestion of divorce came after several months of physical abuse from her husband.” In fact, Mia testified she suggested divorce on June 21, 2007 and that Abel then became abusive after disclosing some childhood molestation he endured and his homosexual affair as an adult. She then decided not to divorce him at that time because she “felt sorry for him, because of what had happened to him.” And to reiterate #1 she testified he never hit her or punched her.
    4) “Fredrick said jurors told him after the hearing that they believed Mia Gonzales’ testimony that her husband’s shooting was accidental.” In fact, eleven of us from the jury did not state, nor did we believe that the shooting was accidental.

  3. Also a juror on this case.

    Mr. Frederick either misunderstood the jurors or is putting a very positive spin on the results.

    After considering the juror instructions, not one of the twelve voted that the shooting was accidental. And eleven jurors voted for voluntary manslaughter.

    On the other hand, not one juror ever thought that there was evidence supporting a verdict of first degree murder.

  4. It’s very unfortunate that none of you Jurors got to hear testimony from our side of the Family, although the D.A did a good job at presenting her case. I just wish she played testimony from her own children, they knew what their Mother was doing to their Father, in fact she was physically abusive to him. He was a Godly man, Mia also supposedly studied the word? Really? Why was her lesbian lover showing up to court to support her?? That’s not very Godly. I can’t believe her “Godly Church friends” had the nerve to testify those lies! I feel that even though Mia was let off so easy, she’ll get hers one day. Every thing you do comes back to you! She’ll never be able to live the normal life, especially knowing she murdered her husband and the father of her children. They are devastated that their Mother is possibly going to be free on day. This makes me sick!

  5. It’s very unfortunate that none of you Jurors got to hear testimony from our side of the Family, although the D.A did a good job at presenting her case. I just wish she played testimony from her own children, they knew what their Mother was doing to their Father, in fact she was physically abusive to him. He was a Godly man, Mia also supposedly studied the word? Really? Why was her lesbian lover showing up to court to support her?? That’s not very Godly. I can’t believe her “Godly Church friends” had the nerve to testify those lies! I feel that even though Mia was let off so easy, she’ll get hers one day. Every thing you do comes back to you! She’ll never be able to live the normal life, especially knowing she murdered her husband and the father of her children. They are devastated that their Mother is possibly going to be free on day. This makes me sick!

  6. I wish to God we had gotten to hear testimony from Abel’s friends or family and often wondered why we did not. I realize some things are admissable and some not but don’t know why. Unfortunately we cannot make a decision on “what ifs” or “possibly’ or “I thinks”. We are only allowed by law to take into account the answers on the stand and the evidence presented.(Only the lawyers questions if they help to understand the answer.) I often wondered where any of Mia’s friends before the church and Abel were as well. With the possible exception of 1, we did not believe her sweet little scared woman I am story either, any more than we believe that she has not sat around thinking and concocting this story for the last 3 1/2 years. That is all she has thought about! I truly hope that one day justice is served for all involved.

  7. Remember folks, ANYONE can come on here and claim to be a juror on this or any other case. As far as the Gonzales family goes, I suggest people reading this check out
    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/ontario-ca/TIB93K7TF8A2DR86B
    to read for yourselves just how “Godly” the Gonzales family members have been about this whole thing. And everything on there is mild compared to what Mia’s family and friends had to endure verbally in the hallway of the court.
    Believe me, there was a lot more going on that the jury was not allowed to hear. As far as testimony from the Gonzales family? That would be a complete joke full of lies. Abel told me himself that he couldn’t stand his family with the exception of his mother and one sister who would occasionally come to visit.
    And if these truly are jurors posting on here, just check out the website above to see what kind of family this man came from.

  8. Mia came from a screwed up Family (mother & brother commited suicide) Unfornately she found a GOOD man to take care of her and her daughter. Do you think Mia would come out to live the normal life? Are you going to leave your children with this so called “Godly” women THAT JUST MURDERED HER OWN HUSBAND?? ARE YOU TRYING TO JUSTIFY WHY SHE KILLED HIM??? NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE SOMEONE ELSES LIFE!!! SHE COULD’VE EASILY LEFT, AND UNFORNATELY HAD EVERYTHING HAD SHE DONE SO! All the clowns that showed up on Mias behalf were a joke! NONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE RELATED TO HER!!! Not even her own Father went, thats sad. Her daughter knew what kind of person Abel was, she knew he was a good man (thats why she called him Dad). Not to mention, Mia also held a gun to her daughters Dad’s head too! YOU PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO READ NOTHING!!! WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF EVIL WICKED PERSON MIA WAS EVEN THE JURORS WERE SMART ENOUGH TO SEE THAT!! (IT JUST TOOK THAT ONE JUROR TO BE BLINDED HER STORY) Her step sister and step mother even admitted how sorry they were for what happened. They had the nerve to hug the Gonzales Family and tell them that. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR FAMILY HAD TO LOOK AT THE SUPPORTERS OF A FRIEND OR RELATIVES KILLER?? MIA WILL GET HERS SOONER OR LATER! NO ONE GETS AWAY WITH MURDER NO ONE!!! SHE AND HER LESBIAN LOVER CAN ENJOY LIFE…NOT! MIA ADMITTED ABEL NEVER LAID A HAND ON HER EXCEPT FOR THE NIGHT HE RESTRAINED HER BECAUSE SHE SLAPPED HIM! WOULDN’T THAT BE THE NORMAL THING TO DO? ABEL WASN’T EVEN ROUGH WITH HIS OWN INMATES LET ALONE HIS EVIL WIFE!!! ONE DAY YOU FOOLS WILL SEE THE TRUTH! DON’T FIGHT WITH HER, OR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MIGHT END UP IN COURT FOR THE SAME REASON.

  9. After reading the comments on the other site as well as this one i have 2 thoughts. First I dont belive for a second that the postings were from a Juror. Second the Gonzales family will never admit that there perfect Able could do anything wrong. On a side note Most of the postings from The Gonzales family were evil and uniteligent, and this coming from a supposed Godly Family. The Judical system has gone through its Process. Time to Move on. I leave you with this quote:
    So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” John 8:7 NKJV

  10. I now give you exhibit A. “You’re a joke”‘s response above. What does the way her Mother died have to do with anything? And her brother died in a car accident on a desert road. OH YEAH, you Gonzales sure are “Godly”!
    As far as her daughter calling him dad, she was simply fooled by Abel’s fake front of being straight, like a lot of other people were. I don’t need to justify anything. It was a tragic thing that happened. One lived a lie, the other made a bad decision.Deal with it. Like the person above said,”Time To Move On”.
    Now regarding the “lesbian” comments. Even if Mia were a lesbian, it is very clear by your words that you are very HOMOPHOBIC. No wonder Abel chose to hide it from his family and had such guilt over it. Pathetic.

  11. Whether these posts are from an actual juror or not is beside the point. We had to make a decision based on evidence presented and testimony. If Mia had nothing to hide or fear from the truth, why did she not use the truth. Why was so much evidence and testimony not allowed. When you are telling the truth stories are relatively similar. She didn’t even come close with her 2nd story after “not thinking about it for 3 1/2 years.” Human nature is to make your side of the story look good and unfortunately Abel is dead and not able to tell his side. They were both in a dysfunctional relationship and better choices might have helped. Mia was her own worst enemy on the stand and painted her own destructive picture. Luckily, we as jurors got both stories and were able to look at all her inconsistencies. And she said her memory was better now than it was then. She couldn’t even remember what she had said! Now, other than what jurors have said, the other comments look like 2 feuding families. Justly so, but it can be separated which of these are jurors and which aren’t.

  12. I am happy to see Mia has so many high school drop outs supporting her. I am sure her old job at Del Taco will be secured. For the comment made about the Gonzales’ family being “uneducated” is a bit much being that the highest level of education completed on her side is a simple AA degree. We, on the contrary, have doctorate’s, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees. We were taught to work hard, not be a tramp and murder for financial gain! Also, for the illiterate morons here who claim the juror comments made here are fictitious (like Mia’s story), needs to buy hooked on phonics so he or she can read what the juror said in the paper. Mia’s story, even to average intelligence, is undoubtedly a lie from Satans mouth! She is a wicked, evil cold-blooded murderer, who has absolutely no regard for human life! Shame on her and most of all sham on all who justify this heinous act! Vengeance is God’s!

  13. Actually whether or not actual jurors are posting here IS THE POINT. Anybody can post on here and claim to be a juror. I’m not criticizing the jury’s findings. The reporter only talked to one juror who said they felt she was not telling the truth. So that one person is a spokesperson for every individual on the jury? A jury is supposed to look at all of the evidence. That juror was expressing her own feelings and in fact should have used the term “I felt” not “we”. That is assuming that everyone who agreed with her was thinking along the same lines. And obviousley, one individual disagreed with the rest of the jurors.
    So why get so offended at my making the point that anybody can claim to be a juror? I didn’t critisize the jury’s findings. I didn’t say they aren’t actual jurors. I certainly didn’t attack you personally. I simply made a point,a valid point.
    Now regarding Mia’s supporters being high school dropouts. How would you know? First, I am not the one who made the “uneducated” comment. I would never assume that a whole family is uneducated. That would be ignorant. Just like assuming a whole family are high school dropouts. And being educated doesn’t necessarily mean you are intelligent, nor moral. I’ve seen some pretty ignorant and immoral people that were very well educated.
    I did read what the juror said in the paper. I was not the one who said the juror comments are fictitious. I simply stated the fact that anybody can come on here and claim to be a juror which doesn’t make what they write a fact, nor does it mean it is fiction. It means that whatever is written here is unsubstantiated.
    So Mr. or Ms. we have doctorates, masters and bachelor degrees, why is it that you can only respond with name calling,and relying on your so called Christianity?
    Vengeance is God’s? Puh-leez!

  14. If you have ever been a juror and deliberated for any amount of days, you do know what everyone in the room is thinking, feeling, and has experienced in their life. If you go back and read the article, I do believe the juror in the paper did say that “she and many of the other jurors” and in fact did say, “I don’t feel justice was served” which is not speaking for the other jurors although probably did know very well what the others thought and felt. So please when you are making your judgements look at the actual facts and statements because that juror did exactly what you said she should have done.

  15. Hahaha.you must be a phony Calvary Chapel Christian! By-the-way, I know for a fact she and her step/half/illegitimate (or whatever in the hell they are) siblings were all high school drop outs, well, at least those that didnt kill themselves. As far as name calling goes, its not considered distasteful if its true, and not a fabricated story like Mias (which you all know, but refuse to believe, due to your lack of morals/common sense). Whether I be Christian or not, I will NOT allow any supporter of the monster to slander my family. Had the tables been turned, and he kill that beast , you would be doing the same thing! If you would like to discuss this further, Ill meet you at Del Taco where Able picked up that common street trash! Bottom line, there is NO excuse for murder! She murder him for no reason other then her own gain. She admitted he NEVER hit or abused her, that night or EVER! She is a despicable faceless liar! God will have the last word. May God have mercy on her and her accomplices.

  16. I have been a juror and know that different people express different views that result in the same conclusion. And no, my fellow jurors and I knew nothing of each others lives because we were dealing strictly with the facts of the case, we weren’t there to socialize or learn about each other.
    She is still speaking for others when she makes a statement including the others. It is still one person saying what the other people believe, think or felt. Maybe they did, maybe not. You can’t take the word of one person for all others involved. As I said before, I wasn’t criticizing the jury’s findings. I just find it appalling that so many people so willingly take one person’s opinion as fully factual just because it is in print?
    She did use “I”, so I do stand corrected on that.
    Now in response to Mia’s a tramp; Hahaha? Really? How very mature of you. It’s still name calling. You do think and claim you are a Christian due to your constant use of God this and God that. I never said anything to slander your family. Your own words do that for me. “I’ll meet you at Del Taco”? Seriously? How old are you?

  17. I went to school with Mia, this story does not surprise me. Unfornately, we are no longer friends. We were not friends long enough for me to get to know what kind of person Abel was. Regardless, Mia did not have to right to take his life no matter what he did.

  18. lol…wow, you lack more intelligence then I originally gave you credit for. It does not take rocket science to figure out what she did and why she did it. She CLEARLY states she (MIA) LIED! In the court room, the prosecutor displayed (I’ll help you out his one): EVIDENCE, expert witnesses, and a strong argument; which the defense attorney lacked. The jury originally wanted to get her for second degree murder, but some moron, like yourself, hung the jury! for your information, I am not Christian. I have to speak in terms you brain washed, ignorant, sorry asses can understand. So stop trying to pull that card with me. Murder is murder, no matter which way you look at it.

  19. I am disgusted with the way people are defending Mia!!! How dare you! And how dare you say family of Abel needs to move on! Would you move on? No you would not! Also, why is it necessary to continuously through God and the bible into it? Why is that even relevant? You all are obviously a bunch of religious nuts! I must say, you do NOT make me want to go to church! I proudly say that I do not go nor will I start to after reading all this shit. I also proudly say, I am a friend of the Gonzales family and back them 103% and I think you all need to pull your head out of your asses and realize who and what is wrong!

  20. I am disgusted with the way people are defending Mia!!! How dare you! And how dare you say family of Abel needs to move on! Would you move on? No you would not! Also, why is it necessary to continuously throw God and the bible into it? How is that even relevant? You all are obviously a bunch of religious nuts! I must say, you do NOT make me want to go to church! I proudly say that I do not go nor will I start to after reading all this shit. I also proudly say, I am a friend of the Gonzales family and back them 103% and I think you all need to pull your head out of your asses and realize who and what is wrong! As for you questioning the Gonzales family and their faith in God, how mature and Godly would you be acting if the tables were turned?

  21. So called Juror on Mia’s Case:How Mia-like of you to victimize yourself. But in your defense if my arguments were weak and I was rooting for a criminal I suppose I would behave similarly. Furthermore even a non-Christian or anyone with any sort of morals, or brains, knows very well that God ALWAYS has the final word. My two cents to you, whether you care or not, accept the truth that your friend, sister, girfriend or lesbian lover is a psychotic killer.

  22. I know People of faith always claim “God works in mysterious ways” so here is something to think about.
    1. Maybe God wanted Able dead for things that he had done in his life that the Gonzales family either didnt know about or would not belive.
    2. Maybe God worked in the hearts of the juror’s hearts to find her not guilty of Murder 1 and Murder 2
    3. Maybe God worked really hard on the heart of the “lone Standout” on the Manslaughter charge
    so in conclusion maybe this is all going according to Gods Plan and who are we to question His plan

  23. It is amusing how when The Gonzales Family Use’s the Bible to demonize Mia its ok But If a supporter of Mia Uses the Bible as a refrence you are disgusted. If we take religon out of it here are the Facts A. she was found Not Guilty on the two serious Charges. B. Hung Jury on the second charge. about the point how would you act I can Honestly say I would not just Blindly Belive that my Brother, Friend, or however I knew Him was and “Angel” and I would step back and ponder for a minute why would Mia just grab a Gun and Kill Able for no reason if he was such and angel By doing some research into Domestic violence cases you can easily see the similarites between this. A Man in a High stressful Job with no real ability to release it Picks up a Girl who He can mentaly and physicaly abuse with words like “you will never do better then me” and Threaten her with if you leave I will find you and kill you and nobody will belive I did it” in Fact watch Enough starring J-LO

  24. TO SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Indeed, God does work in mysterious ways. It is Satan that works in more obvious ways. God forgives and is not a murderer. Abel’s murder is more likely a satanic deed accomplished through one of his weak willed minions. As for the lone juror, that sounds more like the chaotic influence of the devil, not God.

  25. your comment “God forgives and is not a murderer” would definitly be up for debate Im sure the familys of those in biblical times during “The Flood” would disagree about the murder thing. And of course we can’t forget That Jesus was murderd too. All acording to Gods Plan. The Gonzales Family who so easily belive that Mia is guilty probably find it “mysterious” That Mia was found Not Guilty. Otherwise it would have been “obvious” to them that she was going to be found Not Guilty. But once again Mia was found to Not be a murderer so that tells me that Abel was not murdered so since acording to you God is not a murderer and acording to a jury neither is Mia then My original statement still is Valid

  26. In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
    Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical treatment following the injury.
    Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in Law Enforcment families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of Law Enforcment officers self-report that they have used violence against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general population, it’s estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families.

  27. To: Here’s something to think about:

    Since “God” works in mysterious ways, that should offer the Gonzales family hope. Ill shed some light on the meaning below

    1.) Maybe Mia will be set free and she’ll get murdered for the murdering of Abel and all the LIES, yes they were lies, that she said. If God wanted Abel dead, then he sure as hell wants Mia dead!

    2.) If Abel died for all the “SIN” in his life, which we all know we’re not perfect like Mia, then Mia should die for: being a whore, holding a gun to her ex boy-friends head, lying to her daughter about her father, dating Abel while living and sleeping with Robert (the ex), lying to Abel and everyone else, Lying in court under oath, fighting in jail over a woman she was having CONSENTUAL sex with, and her remorse-less attitude and unwillingness to pay for her sins through justice.

    3.) Since you want to bring “faith” in it, everyone knows God is a forgiving god and Able was right with the lord and God forgave him for the “sin” in his life. God does not work through murderers. ( THOU SHALL NOT KILL) NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! NONE!!! PLAIN ENGLISH!!!!

    4.) Youre pretty pathetic for believing her lies. It was confirmed by the court, with the testimony she gave: friends, police, the detective, and even her attorney. Her story was not consistent! Thusly, shes a pathological liar!

    If you honestly believe she doesn’t deserve to do time because she was doing the God’s will, you’re seriously a screwed up person! By-the-way, that juror was probably paid off. Mia portrays herself as an innocent woman, but she’s nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing. She uses the Christian name to do the Devil’s will. She NEVER curses, she just picks up a gun, for no reason, and shoots an innocent person. Regardless of what Abel had done, she had no right to take his life. She should have done everyone a favor and killed herself. One less piece of shit in this world. Abel told his girls he was leaving that night and as result, she shot him. No one was going to reveal her true nature. If word got around that Abel divorced her, everyone would have known she was the problem! Also, how could Abel pick her fat ass up if she weighted 200 lbs. at the time? She was cow! She had NO black eyes, NO violent bruising on her body other then defense marks from Abel restraining her. She decided to escalate the argument by kicking him., then finally she followed through with HER plan (not God’s), and murdered Abel with HER 357 Magnum Revolver! Also, the movie enough was fictitious and J-Lo had bruises on her body and black eyes because she was actually abused in the movie and had proper marking to prove so. Mia has no idea what abuse is. She’s a phony, a fraud, and a fake! She’s an insult to battered woman everywhere! She had her church, family, and obviously friends. Why didn’t she get help? She had the freedom to go to “bible studies” why didn’t she take advantage of that freedom and seek help there? If her friend’s claim to have seen bruises and were so concerned for her, why didn’t they call the police and get her some sort of help? Why didnt they offer her a place to stay? If I was certainly scared from my life and my childrens lives I would have left and called the police! There’s shelters everywhere for battered woman and their children. She had the money, time, and knew how to file a police report and/or restraining order (she filed one against her ex , the one whose head she held a gun to) so why didn’t she leave and file one against Abel? So if you have common sense and a brain and you go by the evidence of science and expert witness testimony ( M.D.s and Experts on firearms, not hear-say) you can see her case was not like any of the others. Those woman had Awful bruising and casting around their appendages, not little scratches and fake bandages around their wrists. The moron who claims this really needs to do his or her research. Most of those woman had restraining orders against their husbands and lived apart from their them. Those woman were smart. Also, if a man was abusing his wife why would he teacher her how to shot a gun? Common sense! So, If anyone DESERVES to die by a vengeful act of “God,” it’s Mia and her accomplices. In the end, pick up a phone, not a gun

  28. first and foremost Im guesing you never actually took the time to do any research on Battered women and not only the physical abuse but mental abuse that goes along with it. Second of course Enough was fictious did i say it was a true story NO. the point behind that movie was valid. and showed some of the Hardship that battered women go through. as far as her leaving filing reports here is an exerpt from the purple berets talking about the problems women face when their abuser is a Cop
    Her batterer always has a gun (often many guns and other weapons) and is trained to use it.
    He knows how to inflict pain and leave no marks or bruises.
    He’s trained to intimidate by his presence alone, and to use his body as a weapon.
    He lets her know he has the power to harm or kill her and get away with it, or have others do it for him.
    How can she call the police? He is the police!
    He tells her that if she does call police, the officers (his colleagues and friends) will believe him and not her … and he’s right.
    He often threatens that if she reports to police he’ll lose his job, and if that happens, she’s dead.
    He has access to surveillance tools like phone taps, police scanners, vehicle tracking devices, and audio and video recording equipment to stalk or monitor the victim’s activities.
    The batterer or his fellow officers will often “patrol” the victim’s house, work place, children’s school or daycare center.
    Friends, family and service providers are afraid of the batterer and thus afraid to get involved.
    Domestic violence advocates may share her information with the police. (Other than Purple Berets and Women’s Justice Center, all domestic violence advocates in Sonoma County work for either the police or district attorney’s office.)
    He knows the location of battered women’s shelters.
    He knows the court system, often testifies in court, and knows district attorneys, judges and bailiffs personally.
    Jurors assume police officers would not lie in court.
    But I dont expect you will even for a second take a step back and think about any of these points because in your mind Mia is “Whore” but that is whats great about not knowing either people very well I can look from the outside and see both sides

  29. In recent finding, murder commited by woman has risen by 65 percent. I will not Argue with statsitical findings about Domestic Violence and partner homicieds, however, in order to prove that Mia was the “rule” one needs evidence, and without evidence, she is the exception to that statistic. In addition, with so many groups funding money for these astronomical statistical numbers, there has to be help for battered woman and childern. So, I took the liberty of googling ” help for battered woman and childern” and found multiple safe havens that offer assistant and guidence to battered woman. I even found one that would go as far as offering tempory residence and would have the victim’s name changed! Now if that’s not help, then I don’t know what is? Also, this woman had to have had family and friends? why didn’t she go there?

  30. Stop looking for reason to justify her murder! SHE HAD NO VIOLENT BRUSING! And you are right, no, I will not re-examine me reasoning because I have common sense. You obviously are stupid. There have been many cases where officers have been put away for abusing, yes, actual abuse, and murdering of their wives. That ticket’s old. Abel was not above the law. She could of told the church, friends, family, they would have helped her out. She could have put him away. She was not abused and yes, she is, was, and will always be a whore. She murdered for gain!

  31. To: Juror on Mia’s case (supposedly)

    I am old enough to meet you and discuss it with you in person not via blog like an immature pussy ass kid.

  32. Mia was abused physically, sexually and mentally by her mother. That’s why her mother hung herself. She passed the same physical and mental abused to her childern. The kids were terrified of her. She was never home with her kids. She was always out with Chris Hensley. Everybody knows Mia in Rubbidoux she gives the best head and swollows all for under $20.00. Too bad she’s put away…

  33. lets break it down step by step evidence there must have been some evidence otherwise she would have been found guilty on all counts second their is a lot of help but once again the problem lays in the fact Abel was in law enforcement and due to the training that we are required to get at least once a year on domestic violence it is not that hard to track down where someone goes another wrinkle is the kids it becomes a lot more difficult to get away when kids are involved because now lets say for example Mia left got her name changed and moved away it is very easy to get information on new school enrolees and if the kids who didnt understand what exactly is going on called Able it would be very easy to get Info on where they are. next your point on friends and family first him being in law enforcment we are trained on how to cause someone pain without leaving marks its amazing how a little pressure at the right spot can bring a 6’7 285 pound man crying to his knees also you have to remember with physical abuse their is always mental abuse you make the person feel worthless and “its your fault” so the guilt that is put on them makes them not want to talk about it to their friends and family if it was as easy as you seem to think it is then we wouldnt have any domestic violence cases at all but unfourtanatly i have seen first hand how this is not the case i have been called to a house where a woman has defintly been beaten down and yet refuses to press charges or to testify against her abuser saying ” it was my fault i shouldnt have poured out his drink” “I should have known that he wasnt done with it” So unless you have gone through it or had to deal with it you could not fathom how difficult it is on these women and I have looked at the facts around this case and they do match up consideribly with those cases I have seen with battered women especialy ones where their is a fatality of course usally its the female that is the one that gets killed.

  34. M.I.A. = Murderer I Am said: 1.) Maybe Mia will be set free and she’ll get murdered for the murdering of Abel and all the LIES, yes they were lies, that she said. If God wanted Abel dead, then he sure as hell wants Mia dead!
    So now YOU threaten murder? I think it is obvious which family is screwed up here.
    M.I.A. = Murderer I Am said:EVIDENCE, expert witnesses, and a strong argument; which the defense attorney lacked.
    Obviously,(Now I’ll HELP YOU out here), the D.A. was the one lacking a case (on murder). It has to be a unanimous decision to be found innocent on both counts.
    M.I.A. = Murderer I Am said:The jury originally wanted to get her for second degree murder, but some moron, like yourself, hung the jury!
    Again, to be found innocent it must be unanimous. The jury only hung on the manslaughter charge. WHO’S the MORON?
    Anonymous said:So called Juror on Mia’s Case:How Mia-like of you to victimize yourself.
    Just how did I victimize myself? Are you so insane with anger and hatred that now you’re reading things that aren’t there?
    Anonymous said:My two cents to you, whether you care or not, accept the truth that your friend, sister, girfriend or lesbian lover is a psychotic killer.
    My two cents to you, whether you like it or not, Mia was found innocent of murder. She is not my friend,sister,girlfriend nor lesbian lover as you so ignorantly assume. All I’ve seen so far from you people is psychosis caused by denial and hatred.
    M.I.A. = Murderer I Am said:lol…wow, you lack more intelligence then I originally gave you credit for.
    LOL? What is so funny?By the way,that should be “than” not “then”.As far as intelligence goes, only the unintelligent laugh at inappropriate times.Seriously, get some therapy.

  35. I work at the San Bernardino Sheriff’s department any time you would like to speak about this in person I would be more than happy to oblige in fact I would be more than happy to give you a demonstration on how to put someone in extreme pain without leaving any marks
    if you would be kind enough to put your name on here instead of being Anonymous I will be sure to let the Sergeant at the front desk know to be expecting you

  36. Sarah Solman. Your name and your location so I can see you tomorrow? You’re job title as well.

  37. Not going to put my name but I will leave you my location and the Seargent will be expecting you
    14931 Dale Evans Parkway
    Apple Valley California 92307
    I work from 1400 till 2200 (thats 2pm till 10pm)
    I look foward to seeing you

  38. My Job title is Deputy I am glad you are a female because with the demonstration you will be able to understand what someone with training can do to a female

  39. Again you have failed to make a point. Your arguments are irrelevant and make no sense. Are you really comparing Abel’s murder to Jesus Christ’s crucifixion? Also, I don’t really think that the families of those killed in the great flood by God were too concerned about their loved ones as Noah’s family were the only ones spared. I don’t believe the Gonzales family finds Mia’s “not being found a murderer” mysterious at all. Just because the jury was hung, and I remind you by ONE juror, does not mean that she didn’t kill him. It appears to me that she got away with murder. If Mia is released, hopefully she and her “innocence” will not MURDER you nor your family because, let’s face it, that’s what she does. I am not insane, angry nor hateful but simply reading between the lines. I call them as I see them….

  40. Sarah Solman: Perhaps you should kindly remind the “Deputy” that he has unlawfully threatened you with violence and that his entire department could be subject to investigation.

  41. In no way did I threaten her with violence if your read carefully I stated that I would give her a demonstration and in order to give her a demonstration she has to willing agree to it how do you think we learn these techniques I’ll give you a hint so you don’t have to think very hard its by demonstration. now if she is unwilling to feel it herself due to the fact she is scared then I have plenty of female and male officers that will be practice partners so I can demonstrate to her the effectiveness.
    To the other anonymous commenter I wasn’t comparing the too I was pointing out that God has allowed murder to carry out his plan. I’m sorry I guess I should have spelled it out more for those that can’t keep up

  42. Anonymous said:Mia was abused physically, sexually and mentally by her mother. That’s why her mother hung herself.Everybody knows Mia in Rubbidoux she gives the best head and swollows all for under $20.00.
    I am an old friend of Mia’s Mom. I knew her through school up to her death. Mia was only 4 months old when her Mother died and though it was unheard of then, most people with a brain would figure out it was most likely from postpartum depression. So you see, Mia never really had a chance to know her Mother. Her Mother would have never done any of the things you accuse her of. And even if she were that type of person, Mia was too young to remember.
    And since you like to crawl in the mud, Abel swallowed for free.

  43. “I would be more than happy to give you a demonstration on how to put someone in extreme pain without leaving any marks,” sounds like a threat to me. You said, I ( meaning you) would like to cause someone extreme pain without leaving any marks. That’s a threat. Even with the use of “demonstration.” You even asked the poor girl to put her name down. You even asked her to go to your corrupt department. If you really are a Deputy, youre pretty stupid for saying that on a public blog. Especially if youre telling someone to go to your work so YOU can violently tech them a lesson. Mia, and all her supports, are aggressors and they solve all of their problems with violence. Birds of feather flock together.

  44. Not one Mia supporter makes valid points here. Say what you will but you are all wrong. Whatever lies you wish to spill about a murdered man will forever be on your conscience. Good day to you all.

  45. once again it was not a threat first the anonymous person (Sarah Solomon) initiated the meeting by saying
    “I am old enough to meet you and discuss it with you in person not via blog like an immature pussy ass kid.
    so if She really wants to meet I would be more than happy too Second What does she have to fear going to a Police Station I mean Everyone says Mia should have called the Police so why should Sarah be afraid. and once again it was not a threat it was an offer to show her the capabilities that Abel had so she could better understand. But once again None of the Gonzales will ever open their mind and even entertain any other idea then their preconceived Notion of what happened all they can do is Say things that are obviously not true like that Mia mother abused her yet Mia’s mother died when she was 4 months old. I think that is the reason why none of Abels family were called to the stand because The defense attorney would blow so many Holes in their story that she wouldn’t have a case

  46. In their stories was that Mia was in a fight and got beat up while in prison. So I called A friend over there and She Said that Mia has been a Model Prisoner and has caused No problems. In Fact she Has been Leading a Bible study while in Jail so once again I deal in Facts and the Gonzales Family deal’s in Hearsay, another question I have If the Case was so strong against Mia why did the original D.A. stall and end up getting replaced. and to yet another anonymous poster that says Mia’s supporters have not made any Valid points perhaps the problem isn’t with their points perhaps the problem is with your Mentality when you Have blinders on you tend to miss the Big Picture.

  47. The Pity Train has just derailed at the intersection of Suck It Up & Move On, and crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a complete stop at Get the Heck Over It. Any complaints about how we operate, can be forwarded to 1-800-waa-aaah with Dr. Sniffle Reporting LIVE from Quitchur Bitchin’.

  48. Breaking News said:The Pity Train has just derailed at the intersection of Suck It Up & Move On, and crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a complete stop at Get the Heck Over It. Any complaints about how we operate, can be forwarded to 1-800-waa-aaah with Dr. Sniffle Reporting LIVE from Quitchur Bitchin’.
    BWA-HA-HA!

  49. Perfectly Said!! Can I use your “Pity Train” quote for other times it might come in handy? Love it!!

  50. sounds like abels family just makes up a bunch of rumors to make mia look worse than what she was. u all say you know the facts but the truth is no one knows what goes on behind close doors of any marrage. and no one was in the room when the fight happened but them. so no one but god mia and able will ever be able to speak the truth on that. ables family says nothing but very harsh untruthful things as well. I was in jail with this woman and let me be the first to tell you that not only would she give people that last of what she had if they were without. not only did her oldest daughter that would be the one to know anything, faithfully visits her mother every weekend. but yes she does run a bible study. we watch the country channle and she can barley stop herslef from passing out most of the times because she is crying so hard about how much she misses her husband and how bad she feels for what happened. ive been in situations with her where people were being aggresive and she never shows any sighns of someone who would be aggressive back unless physically forced to. I could say so much more but i will leave it at what little i had to say and what came to mind first so I dont say to much. One question though. Will there ever be a time that each family can move on. Nothing is gonna change what happened so why all the bashing. Its takes so much more energy out of someone to be so mean and mad than it does to live and let god, forgive and move on.

  51. Absolutely sickening! I’m surprised no one has put a stop to this. This poor man is dead and it is sad how you people are behaving.

  52. In all honesty I love how everyone on here has the nerve to talk about my family this way. I know A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE UPSET about the outcome of the verdict, but there isn’t anything you can do or say to make anyone feel any better. Especially by posting all of these personal comments about both Abel and Mia (aka My Parents) And the sad thing is just like you “Pretend Jurors” this could be one of the “Pretend Daughters.” Think twice about who’s going to read what you post because in God’s eyes this is embarrassing for all of you.

  53. The Bottom Line is
    Mia Killled Abel
    She Started The Fight
    She Kicked, She Slapped, She Yelled
    She Got The Gun, She Put it to His Throat, She Shot Him Dead
    BOTTOM LINE IS ShE SHOULD ROTT IN JAIL, THEN SHE SHOULD ROTT IN HELL
    MURDERER

  54. I hope that everyone wishing Mia horrible thoughts would stop! First you dont know her, and should never wish anyone harm especially when she was defending herself from an abuser!
    She is a great person, and an awesome mother. and I hope that she gets the chance of getting her children back from her husbands family, she deserves to be happy and peaceful!
    What goes around comes around this is the law of Karma. Dont let it get to you, and do not judge others with out being in their exact situaton! Do you know what you would have done? No you dont because it wasnt you it happened to!

    Mia much love, I hope your well and I hope your daughter is doing well and other your kids. Fight for them until the end!

  55. She is a great person and doesnt deserve to be judged by people that were not there nor had any idea of what happened. She is a very calm and good person, not aggressive at all. She was friendly and honest. She always helped inmates and shared with them. Never would cause issues or problems. Her daughter would visit her every weekend as her family. She had a very long trail and was drained by everything that happened she deserves no less than to be happy with her family and children.

    AND GONZALEZ FAMILY _ Dont try and brainwash her children it will only do them harm and in the end yourselves harm! It doesnt bring your Brother/son Abel back by bashing his wife and making rude and untruthful remarks about Mia! In the end the kids will dislike or even hate you for saying disrepectful things about their mother! She will always be their mother and is a great person.

    No one deserves to be abused, hit or slapped. Women need to defend themselves and in this case she defended herself the only way she could and the gun accidently misfired! Dont judge because you also will be judged. Karma is that law of the universe and the hate you distribute will come back to you!

  56. Hello All. I did not know Mia. I did know Able. I remember when Able was born. I lived across the street. I watched Able grow up through elementary school, high school, the Navy, collage, California Corrections, and Parol Officer. I lost contact when he started dating Mia. I always knew Able to be Honest, Honorable, Kind, Tollerant, and Loving. I am greatfull that I knew him and I miss him. He lived his faith. I know he is with God. God Bless You Able Your Friend Dave

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