Ohio State Reformatory: Disembodied Voice

Ever since we moved to Ohio, Ive always wanted to go on a ghost tour of The Ohio State Reformatory.   I knew The Shawshank Redemption had been filmed there, but for me, the history, and the possible sighting of a ghost was more the draw for me.

On May 4 of this year, the husband and I took the tour. The tour is around 2 hours, and if you ever decide to take it at night, I suggest you take a flashlight because it is dark, wear comfy shoes because there is A LOT of walking. The groups go in about 20 people along with the guide and the few volunteers that accompany the group, they make sure no one gets lost, wanders off and the likes.

The guide we had was wonderful and knew so much of the places history, she also happened to be the archivist of the place. She pointed out the rooms in which Shawshank was filmed, and gave some antidotes about some of the actors.

I took some pictures but most of them turned out blurry or hard to see. There was however one particular picture that I took in the chapel area. I wanted to get a good shot of it without other people from the group being in it. As they were all making their ways out to go onto the other part of the tour, I turned to take a picture of the room, I snapped the picture and went on. It wasn’t until the next day at home I saw the dark figure standing in the back of the room. Now mind you anyone still left in the room was behind or beside me. There was no one in that part of the room and I did not see this figure in the camera as I took it. I circled the figure for the purpose of posting. Other than that, this picture has not been manipulated in any way.

As I worked the camera, the husband was taking video, and got what is perhaps the most compelling catch of the night. We were in the area of the prisoners were held in their cells. These cells are stacked 6 high and are really not bigger than your average closet. As we approached the cell where an inmate named, James Lockhart, in cell #13 on the fourth level, took his own life by douching himself with turpentine and lighting himself on fire after having been denied parole, we stopped long enough to get a video of his cell and the sign that hangs on it.

The husband and I were at the end of the line, and the guide told everyone going in to be quiet because sometimes you can hear shuffling and whispers, so we were all going slowly but quietly.

We didn’t hear any of this as we made our way through cell area, but realized once we viewed the video, even though we didn’t hear something, doesn’t mean someone didn’t have something to say.  I think it says, “they are gone.” What do you think?

BREAKING: Deric Lostutter aka KYAnonymous Taken Into Federal Custody

Today during a federal violation hearing it was determined that Deric Lostutter had indeed violated the terms of his release.

With this determination he was immediately taken into custody early.

He was previously set to surrender himself to prison on May 18, 2017.

Had Deric not spent his last few weeks of freedom attempting to intimidate others including a high profile South Florida lawyer, or flipping the bird for Instagram, he may have had these last few days to spend with his baby daughter.

Instead he chose to once again thumb his nose at the courts and the orders set forth for him.

Typical Deric is typical.

Follow @MURTWITNESSONE on Twitter as well for videos and updates.

  • This story is developing and will be updated as more information is received.

UPDATE:
According to William K Murtaugh who was in the courtroom the judge was very unhappy with Deric. When he asked defense attorney what could be done to keep Deric from further violating if released today, defense could offer no reasonable solution.
Judge also went on to predict (that) Deric would violate terms of release within one month of being released from prison.

In keeping in true Deric fashion, he allowed his attorney to throw his own wife under the bus by allowing him to argue that Deric had no idea she was posting videos or pictures of him online. . . never mind the fact these were on Instagram which posts automatically to the internet.

Defense also argued that this was an attempt by Alexandria Goddard to somehow sink the civil case against her. The judge was having none of it and basically made it known that he didn’t care what others had done – Deric did not have to do what he did and his flipping the bird to the camera was basically an attempt to intimidate others. The judge went on to call Deric and bully, going on to say he liked to threaten others.

More updates to come …

Read also, Lexington Herald Leader regarding today’s hearing.

UPDATE:

Deric has been booked into the Grayson County, Kentucky jail awaiting his placement in a Federal Facility.

 

 

 

Deric Lostutter: From “White Knight” To Persona Non Grata

Holly Briley There was a time not long ago, Deric Losutter was considered by many to be a hero, a white knight of sorts.

While he still tries desperately to cling to those bygone days, his recent court appearance, and lack of public attention it garnered tells him – his 15 minutes may indeed be up.

Probably nothing signifies this more than his entourage, or lack thereof,  that was present after the his trial.

As reported by William K Murtaugh (@MURTITNESSONE on Twitter), who was there, he and 2 other, presumably paid for or there at the behest of Deric’s defense team, were the only ones in attendance.  Mr. Murtuagh writes about this on his blog – From The Desk of Murtwitnessone. You can read about his observations HERE.

Regardless of how Deric’s defense team wants to spin it, and regardless of how they want to label those of us who can see through Deric’s act to be haters, trolls, cyberbullies, etc. the fact remains – Deric has no one but himself to blame for where he finds himself today… or where he will find himself come May of this year.

There will always be those who defend him and who believe he is a “white knight.”

Then there those who know the truth of who and what he is . . . and who and what he is not.

United States Of America v. Deric Lostutter – Final Judgement Papers

As this blog wrote yesterday, Deric Lostutter was sentenced to two years in Federal Prison, followed by a probation period of three years.

Below is a copy of the court’s final judgement, which include the conditions for not only his incarceration, but probation as well.

 

BREAKING: Deric Lostutter (KYAnonymous) Sentenced To Two Years In Federal Prison

Deric Lostutter, the former Anonymous member known as, KYAnonymous received a sentence of two years in Federal Prison and three year probation today in connection with his pleading guilty in November 2016 to conspiring to illegally access a computer and making false statements to federal agents.

According to those in the courtroom, Deric must surrender himself to prison in May.

Once released he is ordered not to work in the technology field while on probation, nor possess a computer without permission of the probation authorities.

In the courtroom, assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj Gupta called Lostutter “a shakedown artist” and a “cyberbully.” [source: Lexington Herald Leader]

After the hearing, Deric Lostutter and his attorney, Tor Eckeland gave a small press conference of sorts. Blogger and videographer, William Murtaugh was there and recorded it. It can be viewed HERE.

In January 2017, his co-conspirator, Noah McHugh aka BatCat was sentenced to 8 months in Federal Prison and 4 months home detention after he pleaded guilty to to one count of accessing a computer without authorization.

Deric Lostutter rose to “fame” during the Steubenville, Ohio rape case which resulted in two teenage boys being found guilty.

A blogger named Alexandria Goddard who originally began blogging about this case on her blog, Prinnified.com. She was sued by one of the teenage boys and his parents but the lawsuit was eventually dropped.

Enter Deric Lostutter. . .

He quickly appropriated this case for his own gain appearing on numerous night-time talk shows alleging  that he broke the case. He uncovered “corruption” in Steubenville. He forced charges to be filed; he did not as charges had already been filed.

This claim, like all of the others he made related to Steubenville were complete fabrications made up on his part for personal fame and financial gain.

Using his name and internet fame he turned Steubenville into a quasi cottage industry for himself by opening multiple self funding accounts

Through these accounts he would play on the sympathy of those who still believed him by claiming he needed money for everything from medicine to treat cat scabies he and his wife contracted from their cat,  to needing money to fight his ever mounting legal fees. When he wasn’t internet panhandling he was filing multiple nuisance pro-se lawsuits against anyone who dared tell the truth about him. He has even gone as far as to offer monetary rewards for people’s information and identities so that he can harass and file lawsuits against them, simply because they spoke out against him.

As more and more people began to see the truth about him, he tried desperately to extend his 15 minutes by inserting himself in other various rape cases – most of his attempts turned out to be unsuccessful.

Claiming to be “close to homelessness,” he and his wife, Jenny Lostutter, a former stripper, gave homemade cam porn a try via the adult service, Chaturbate. This apparently was not as lucrative as he hoped as they stopped doing this not soon after they started.

Along the way, Deric opened an internet investigation service offering to “spy” on people for a price. Along with this he claimed to be a licensed private investigator in the state of North Carolina. A claim that was quickly found to be false. Since internet begging was easier for Deric (and didn’t require getting out of bed, going to work and then actually working) his new business quickly went belly up.

It remains to be seen if he will use his time behind bars to reflect on his life up to now and make a conscious effort to mend his ways,and make a positive change.

But if his past behavior is any indication of his future behavior – I wouldn’t advise anyone hold their breaths.