Woman beating piece of shit….and just look at what i found out about this clown online.
Families, police say relationship was bad news, and led to murder
By JOE MANDAK
The Associated Press
1/17/2004, 1:41 p.m. ET
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) — They’re not exactly the Hatfields and McCoys.
In reality, the Goedicke and Walters families, who live in the Kiskiminetas
River Valley dotted with more than a dozen lower middle-class towns northeast
of Pittsburgh, have loved one other, married one another, consoled one another
and, members of both families say, even cheated on one another.
But for the second time in less than four years, Judi and Carl Walters buried a
child. And for the second time, there was at least one member of the Goedicke
family unwelcome at the funeral.
On Saturday, it was Heather Goedicke — but the Walters needn’t have worried
about her attending the funeral of their son, David Walters, 27, his wife
Rhonda, 35, and their 19-month-old daughter, Destini. That’s because Heather
Goedicke — Rhonda Walters’ 23-year-old sister — remained jailed on $750,000
bond on charges she helped her boyfriend plot their murders.
“See, this is hard (to explain) because that (Goedicke) family didn’t like Dave
(Walters),” said Sandy Kwiatkowski, 37, of Avonmore. Kwiatkowski is the younger
sister of Heather and Rhonda’s mother, Rosemary, who didn’t return telephone
messages left by The Associated Press with other family members. “They didn’t
like that family from the beginning even though they did a lot to help my
sister and her family out.”
Among other things, David and Rhonda Walters let Heather live with them several
years ago. They kicked her out when she accused David of raping her, according
to Kwiatkowski, Heather’s older brother Scott Goedicke, and Judi and Carl
The accusations split the Goedicke family into two camps — those who still
believe Heather and those, like Kwiatkowski, who never have.
Heather’s supporters in the Goedicke family haven’t returned repeated requests
for comment. Court records showed Heather hadn’t hired an attorney by late
Friday, and it couldn’t immediately be determined if she hired one by Saturday.
But police say her accusations likely led to the Walkers’ murder — and that
she told them the rape story was false.
According to court documents, Heather Goedicke told state police that her
boyfriend, Donald R. Barnhart, 31, of Hyde Park, became enraged when she told
him shortly after meeting him in October about the rape allegations — and
murdered the Walters for revenge on Monday. Barnhart isn’t alive to defend
Charged in the murders, Barnhart shot himself then blew himself up — likely
with a homemade bomb, authorities said — after police stopped him while
driving Rhonda Walters’ car early Friday.
On Thursday, more than 12 hours before police filed charges against Heather,
Kwiatkowski and Scott Goedicke told The Associated Press they were convinced
that Barnhart killed Walters because of the rape allegation.
“I have a feeling she told Donny that David raped her and she wanted revenge,
and that this is what happened,” Kwiatkowski said Thursday. “Heather’s man
crazy … she kept throwing herself at David. Whenever she’s around (another
woman’s boyfriend) she has on the tight clothes, the makeup. I’ve told my own
boyfriend to be careful (around Heather).”
Police said Heather told them David Walters eventually did have sex with her
— but it was consensual. Judi Walters said even that is “hard to believe.”
But if it’s true, it’s not the first time a Walters sibling cheated on their
mate with a Goedicke — with death following closely behind.
On Sept. 20, 2000, Carla Danastasio — David Walters’ sister, who would be in
her 30s today — was killed in a car crash. Also injured was George Goedicke,
Heather and Rhonda’s older brother who was riding in the car with her. George
Goedicke couldn’t be reached through relatives.
The Walters and Kwiatkowski both say George Goedicke was having an affair with
Carla, who was married.
Out of respect for Carla’s husband, the Walters kept George Goedicke and some
others away from the funeral home and service. But all that did was spawn a
belief that Kwiatkowski said some Goedickes still hold.
Much of the Goedicke “family was not on speaking terms with Rhonda and David
… (the Goedickes) blame the Walters’ family for the crash. And some of them
believe Carla’s still alive, living in a fictitious state with a fictitious
name and everything else,” Kwiatkowski said.
“They believe that because there were some Goedickes banned from the funeral
… and they were not allowed to see her body. But I was there,” Kwiatkowski
“Carla was a truck driver and her CB handle was “Red Rose” and she had a tattoo
— red rose — on her right forearm,” Kwiatkowski said. “And it was on her
then and it was her body in the casket.”