For details about the abductions of his estranged wife in 2005 and murder of Anjelica in 2015, click HERE.


   - January 21, 1996 - Burglary (2 counts)
   - January 21, 1996 - Grand Larceny
   - January 26, 1996 - Burglary
   - January 24, 1998 - Felony Break & Entry
   - March 14, 1998 - Felony Restraint of a Minor Girl
   - October 2, 1998 - Forgery
   - November 1, 1998 - Forgery
   - November 20, 1998 - Burglary - 2nd degree
   - December 18, 1998 - Forgery (2 counts)
   - August 3, 2000 - September 11, 2001 - Dozens of infractions in prison, including Threats and Sexual Act
   - August 21, 2005 - Strangulation, Rape, and Kidnapping estranged wife (not adjudicated)
   - August 25, 2005 - Violation of Restraining Order (not charged)
   - August 25, 2005 - Violation of Probation (not charged)
   - August 25, 2005 - Violent Abduction of Estranged wife, holding her captive for 2 weeks (not charged).  $50k reward.  Nationwide manhunt.
   - September 8, 2005 - Felony Eluding Police (not charged)

News from Sept. 8, 2005

North Carolina Offender Information

2005 Grand Jury Indictment

Aug. 2005 Press Release

In addition to the crimes above, only the Probation Officer knew these crimes, and he chose not to testify in Family Court: 

  • 1990 - Age 12 - Petty Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property, Indecent Phone Call
  • 1994 - Ran away from home.  Out of state for a couple months.
  • 1994 - "Mom was afraid of him due to unpredictable behaviors."
  • 1996 - Arrests (not tried) for:  Arson to his home while his family was inside, Contrib. to Delinquency of a Minor, Fugitive from Justice, Flight, more..
  • 2005 - He separated from wife due to drug abuse and depression and stolen checks.
  • 2005 - During the 2-week abduction, his estranged wife reported multiple rapes, multiple robberies, violence and threats to kill members of her family if she did not comply
  • 2005-2010 (IN PRISON) 70 VIOLATIONS including - Attempted Murder (stabbing a man multiple times in the face), Assault, Threatening Bodily Harm, Disobeying Orders, Setting Fire (2x), Destruction of Property (3x), Possession of Intoxicants (2x), attempts and threats of suicide, Attempted Escape, and other things.
  • Child Support Arrears
  • Mental Health History:  Diagnosed with Mood Disorder, PTSD, Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Anti-Social and Borderline Traits, and Psychotic Features.  Hearing voices.  Said, "I want to get all the violence out of my head".
  • History of Drug Abuse
  • Willfully Providing False Information to the Court
  • "Tattoos of skulls and death" - "Because I'm fascinated with death."
  • Suicide attempts - repeatedly cutting wrists, hanging
  • Interstate drug running
  • Dangerous plea deal?  It appears he made a plea deal with the feds for lesser charges, since so many crimes were not prosecuted.  His turning evidence on high ranking drug runners could have put my children in danger.


Nov. 2016 - Pages from the sentencing transcript taken from the Probation Officer's Pre-Sentence Report


Now Anjelica was suddenly convinced that her father didn’t care and didn’t love her.  
This LIE created a divide that was never healed.

Then the bottom feeding rat came.

On February 17, 2010, this spineless hollow man was released from prison.  

He had a long criminal history, including an incident in 2005 where he reportedly hit, strangled, and raped his estranged wife.  She immediately went to police and five days later he took her on the run for two weeks.  There was a nationwide manhunt, with a $50,000 reward.  He was finally tracked down after a high speed chase and wreck, in Illinois.   Multiple law enforcement agencies and a helicopter and infrared equipment were involved in his capture.

This was potentially a very dangerous man.

Despite a host of crimes committed in 2005, he was ultimately only charged for one bank robbery, and served 4 1/2 years..  The state of Ohio waited until after Anjelica was murdered to charge him with Assault, Rape, and Kidnapping.  After two years of legal wrangling, he was found guilty only of assault in June of 2018.  Much of the evidence had been destroyed.

In 2005, he began his prison term in low-security general population and was escalated to serving his last two years and two months in maximum security lockdown at Victorville Federal Penitentiary .   While in prison he committed over 70 serious crimes, including stabbing a man multiple times in the face.  He was affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood.

The system failed in its duty to punish or protect.

This man went right from lockdown to living with my precious three daughters, one who was estranged from her dad and especially vulnerable...

On April 9, 2010, he met the mother of my children at a bar.

TWO WEEKS LATER, he was living with my girls and their mother.

The probation officer, Tomas Ramirez, did not inform me of this violent career criminal living with my daughters.  As a father with 50/50 physical and legal custody, I should have been informed.

The probation officer did inform the mother though.  She knew about the rape and strangling and abduction and robberies and burglaries and over 9 years worth of prison time for a felony after felony.

She knew.

They married on May 12, 2010.

On May 21, they took Anjelica on their honeymoon to the mountains where his family was staying.  I asked the mother not to do this because I had learned about his criminal history by some simple internet searching.  

  I made many attempts to reason with the mother.  I called her to tell her what I had learned.  I had tracked down and spoken with the woman he had victimized.  I tried getting my children's mother to refrain from living with him.  Her answer:  
"He is ten times the dad you'll ever be."

That's the last time I spoke with that woman on the phone.

June 2, 2010 I filed for full custody of all three girls.

I informed Judge Joseph P. Massey and the Guardian ad Litem, Charles A. Johnson about this guy’s history.  The court hearings and the GAL investigation became more about my attitude and reactions, than the danger into which my children were placed.  It was a disgrace.  The FAMILY COURT nightmare can be learned by Clicking Here.

This guy had committed crimes that qualified as “Family Abuse”, as defined in Virginia Code.  This is supposed to be considered in determining custody.  Judge Massey ignored that law and blatantly ignored ALL BUT ONE of the  “Best Interest” statutes.  The ONLY consideration was 'the child's preference'.  She was 14 and had been manipulated and lied to.  Children should not have to choose a parent.

We were ordered to go to counseling upon my request.  Anjelica and I did ONE session.  The counselor asked Anjelica why she chose not to come to her dad's house.  She said it was 'because of the food and because I didn't adopt her'.  HUH??  I had ALWAYS wanted to adopt her.  Who told her this complete lie?  And as far as our food, we usually cooked at home.  Anjelica often helped.  It was some of our best times together.  I guess we didn't go out enough or eat enough junk food??

The counselor asked her if she thinks she might regret choosing not to stay with her dad.  She quietly said, "ya probably"...  

During the custody hearings, I asked the PROBATION OFFICER to testify about Hadsell's record.  He refused.  The reason given was to protect the offender's privacy.  This is only supposed to be a consideration, not a mandate, and given the circumstances, testimony should have been given.

Judge Massey changed my custody of Anjelica from 50/50 to ZERO.  No weekends.  No evenings.  NOTHING.    

I maintained 50/50 of my other two girls, which shows that there was nothing wrong with my parenting.