FL JOLEEN CUMMINGS: Missing from Nassau County, FL - 12 May 2018 - Age 34




Name: CUMMINGS, JOLEEN REBECCA
Nicknames:
Aliases:
Missing Person Circumstances:
Reporting Agency: NASSAU CO SO
Agency Case #: 201800042642
Date of Last Contact: 05/12/2018
Date of Birth: 05/13/1984
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Height: 5' 02"
Weight: 150
Hair Color: BLOND OR STRAWBERRY
Eye Color: BLUE
Scars, Marks, Tattoos:
Occupation:
Last Known Address City and State: HILLIARD FL

A Nassau County grand jury indicted 44-year-old Kimberly Kessler September 7. Her co-worker, Joleen Cummings, was 34 when she was reported missing on May 14. Cummings body has never been found and she is presumed dead.

Kessler, who worked with Cummings at Tangles Hair Salon in Yulee and was allegedly the last person to see her alive, has been in custody since June for grand theft auto for allegedly stealing Cummings’ car. She pleaded not guilty on June 7 to that charge. Kessler’s public defender in that case did not return PEOPLE’s call for comment.

Authorities have said Kessler has had 18 aliases and has lived in 33 cities and 14 states since 1996, but police have not announced a definitive motive.


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kdg411

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Joleen Cummings' family will have to wait another month to learn if the woman charged with her murder is competent to stand trial.

After five hours of testimony arguing for and against competency to stand trial, Cummings' mom Anne Johnson said she wants justice for her daughter's death.


 

kdg411

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It might do them well to release some of that info if they haven't. People may match up much for further charges...
Read this article for more details which is just a small portion of what LE is dealing with.

 

GrandmaBear

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Read this article for more details which is just a small portion of what LE is dealing with.


Wow. I have seen what I think are strange cases but this sounds even beyond that.
 

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Read this article for more details which is just a small portion of what LE is dealing with.

I would still like to know her aliases she used and what time frame she was in my area.
 

kdg411

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According to court filings obtained by First Coast News, Kessler refused to eat for at least four days this month. Nassau County Jail officials warned that if she did not begin to eat she would have to be transported to the hospital before her health deteriorated. They were notified by officials at the Duval County Jail, where she is housed.

Kessler’s public defender sent the jail’s warning to the judge in her case, who must decide whether she is mentally competent to stand trial.

 

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Attorney: 56-day hunger strike puts Kimberly Kessler’s life in danger

Months after a judge ruled she was competent to stand trial, the woman charged with murdering her coworker at a Nassau County hair salon in 2018 is “in need of hospitalization for her mental illness,” according to a court document.


The court document dated Wednesday, filed by counsel representing Kessler, is an emergency renewed suggestion of mental incompetence to proceed. The document states that Kessler, who has been in the Nassau County Jail, has refused to eat for 56 days, and that she had apparently been Baker Acted.

The document states that Kessler was apparently prescribed medication during her hospitalization, but that when she returned to jail, she refused to take the medication. Her attorney notes that they are attempting to confirm this information by medical records.

On Tuesday, the document states, Kessler was taken back to the emergency room because her “physical and mental health had deteriorated to a crisis point.”

Counsel argues that Kessler’s health has “deteriorated to the point that she is in danger of losing her life.” The document says that she is in need of hospitalization for mental illness.
 

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Attorney: 56-day hunger strike puts Kimberly Kessler’s life in danger

Months after a judge ruled she was competent to stand trial, the woman charged with murdering her coworker at a Nassau County hair salon in 2018 is “in need of hospitalization for her mental illness,” according to a court document.


The court document dated Wednesday, filed by counsel representing Kessler, is an emergency renewed suggestion of mental incompetence to proceed. The document states that Kessler, who has been in the Nassau County Jail, has refused to eat for 56 days, and that she had apparently been Baker Acted.

The document states that Kessler was apparently prescribed medication during her hospitalization, but that when she returned to jail, she refused to take the medication. Her attorney notes that they are attempting to confirm this information by medical records.

On Tuesday, the document states, Kessler was taken back to the emergency room because her “physical and mental health had deteriorated to a crisis point.”

Counsel argues that Kessler’s health has “deteriorated to the point that she is in danger of losing her life.” The document says that she is in need of hospitalization for mental illness.
to me it's really sad to note that here we have a person that is incarcerated and voluntarily refusing to eat but we have people on the outside that actually need treatment for eating disorders and they can't get help. :sigh:
 

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Petition: 89-pound Kimberly Kessler could starve self to death​

Kimberly Kessler, the woman charged with murdering her coworker that was a stylist at a Nassau County hair salon, is refusing to eat and won’t accept any medical treatment, according to an emergency petition obtained Wednesday by News4Jax.

The petition, filed by Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, says Kessler is trying to kill herself by starvation. Leeper is asking a judge for guidance, saying jail medical staff members do not have the resources necessary to force feed the woman, who on Sept. 25 weighed 89 pounds. When she was arrested in May 2018, Kessler weighed almost 200 pounds.

On Monday, she began refusing to allow Sheriff’s Office staff to measure her body weight.

Because a judge in March found Kessler competent to stand trial, the Sheriff’s Office is asking for a precedent-setting ruling from the judge. As written in the petition, petitioners have no lawful means to prevent Kessler’s “suicide by starvation” without intervention of the court.

The order further states: “Respondent Kessler, who has been determined to be competent by different authorities, appears determined to exercise her right to refuse to eat pursuant to Florida’s Constitutional Right to Privacy.”


If a judge takes action D’Arienzo says she would likely be force fed at a different facility that has the resources.

“Through an IV or through a nasogastric tube that would supply her with nutrients," D’Arienzo said.

In August, a court document filed by counsel representing Kessler, stated that she had been on a hunger strike. That document stated she was “in need of hospitalization for her mental illness."

“Someone that is decompensating and has mental health issues, it’s really hard for them to sustain a hunger strike like what she’s doing," D’Arienzo said.
 

GrandmaBear

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Petition: 89-pound Kimberly Kessler could starve self to death​

Kimberly Kessler, the woman charged with murdering her coworker that was a stylist at a Nassau County hair salon, is refusing to eat and won’t accept any medical treatment, according to an emergency petition obtained Wednesday by News4Jax.

The petition, filed by Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, says Kessler is trying to kill herself by starvation. Leeper is asking a judge for guidance, saying jail medical staff members do not have the resources necessary to force feed the woman, who on Sept. 25 weighed 89 pounds. When she was arrested in May 2018, Kessler weighed almost 200 pounds.

On Monday, she began refusing to allow Sheriff’s Office staff to measure her body weight.

Because a judge in March found Kessler competent to stand trial, the Sheriff’s Office is asking for a precedent-setting ruling from the judge. As written in the petition, petitioners have no lawful means to prevent Kessler’s “suicide by starvation” without intervention of the court.

The order further states: “Respondent Kessler, who has been determined to be competent by different authorities, appears determined to exercise her right to refuse to eat pursuant to Florida’s Constitutional Right to Privacy.”


If a judge takes action D’Arienzo says she would likely be force fed at a different facility that has the resources.

“Through an IV or through a nasogastric tube that would supply her with nutrients," D’Arienzo said.

In August, a court document filed by counsel representing Kessler, stated that she had been on a hunger strike. That document stated she was “in need of hospitalization for her mental illness."

“Someone that is decompensating and has mental health issues, it’s really hard for them to sustain a hunger strike like what she’s doing," D’Arienzo said.
Put her in restraints on a bed and force feed her. What do they mean she is refusing to be weighed? Who is in charge in this facility? The inmate?

I do get in trouble though when I think about the fact when someone is not convicted yet--then I waver. That is different than someone a jury convicted and then for sure I would say what I just said in my first paragraph. I guess we feel or know she is guilty but thus far has not been convicted... So I guess then I would say still do an intervention and force feed her by tube, etc. whatever for her own wellbeing. And she is in there on proven PROBABLE CAUSE.

Boy the games... Trying to look mentally incompetent? I do agree with the remark that she knows what she is doing or does to maintain it...
 

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Judge dismisses Kimberly Kessler emergency petition​

A petition filed a week ago by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office requested guidance from a judge, saying Kimberly Kessler, the woman charged with murdering a Nassau County hairstylist in 2018, was refusing to eat and wouldn’t accept any medical treatment.

On Tuesday, News4Jax learned that the trial judge dismissed the petition.
 

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Court says Kimberly Kessler still competent for trial​

After conducting an evidentiary hearing and reviewing expert reports, a court has determined that Kimberly Kessler, a woman who’s charged with killing her coworker at a Nassau County hair salon, remains competent to stand trial.

The decision comes as Kessler remains behind bars in the Nassau County Jail. She weighed approximately 74 pounds when she appeared during a competency hearing last Monday.

During the hearing, Kessler was removed from view after she yelled an expletive about the public defender’s office. On the Zoom hearing, Kessler could still be heard yelling and cursing in the background. A deputy came back and told the court that Kessler did not want to be represented by the public defender.

“Screw the public defender’s office,” she could be heard saying.


The court also states: “As extreme as Defendant’s behavior has been, it does not automatically mean she is incompetent for the purpose of going to trial.”
 

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Defense seeking to have evidence in Kimberly Kessler case thrown out​

Four motions were filed Wednesday to suppress evidence in the case of Kimberly Kessler, the woman charged with killing her coworker at a hair salon in Yulee.

Kessler’s attorneys claim that Kessler was located through unlawful use of cellphone site technology, and that any evidence gathered as a result of the detention in St. Johns County should be suppressed.

Her attorneys say that statements Kessler made to St. Johns County deputies should be suppressed because she was questioned before she was read her Miranda rights. They say statements she made at the St. Johns County Jail should also be suppressed, saying they were the fruit of an unlawful arrest.

The defense has also sent the prosecution a list of witnesses it wants to call, including Nassau County and St Johns County deputies and investigators, two FBI agents, and retired Judge Robert Foster, who issued the search warrants in the case.

At a pretrial hearing Thursday morning, Kessler, who was deemed competent to stand trial in October, had yet another outburst that got her removed from the virtual hearing.

Kessler at first asked the sergeant: “Why don’t you just put me back in my cell?” and then turned to the camera and started yelling, saying she wants the public defender’s office removed from the case. She repeated previous claims that someone in the public defender’s office is related to Cummings, but the judge -- after having her removed to her cell -- said those claims were addressed in a previous hearing and found to be untrue.

“If she wants to represent herself, that’s fine. But she just wanted Jordan Beard off for this reason, which is factually not true,” Judge James Daniel said.

Daniel said he wants a realistic trial date to be set as soon as possible, potentially for next May or June, but for now, he said, Kessler’s attorneys need to plan to be ready for a hearing on the evidence suppression motions in December.

One of Kessler’s attorneys said Thursday that they anticipate at least 10 more motions being filed, and the prosecutor asked for those to be done as soon as possible.
 

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Defense seeking to have evidence in Kimberly Kessler case thrown out​

Four motions were filed Wednesday to suppress evidence in the case of Kimberly Kessler, the woman charged with killing her coworker at a hair salon in Yulee.

Kessler’s attorneys claim that Kessler was located through unlawful use of cellphone site technology, and that any evidence gathered as a result of the detention in St. Johns County should be suppressed.

Her attorneys say that statements Kessler made to St. Johns County deputies should be suppressed because she was questioned before she was read her Miranda rights. They say statements she made at the St. Johns County Jail should also be suppressed, saying they were the fruit of an unlawful arrest.

The defense has also sent the prosecution a list of witnesses it wants to call, including Nassau County and St Johns County deputies and investigators, two FBI agents, and retired Judge Robert Foster, who issued the search warrants in the case.

At a pretrial hearing Thursday morning, Kessler, who was deemed competent to stand trial in October, had yet another outburst that got her removed from the virtual hearing.

Kessler at first asked the sergeant: “Why don’t you just put me back in my cell?” and then turned to the camera and started yelling, saying she wants the public defender’s office removed from the case. She repeated previous claims that someone in the public defender’s office is related to Cummings, but the judge -- after having her removed to her cell -- said those claims were addressed in a previous hearing and found to be untrue.

“If she wants to represent herself, that’s fine. But she just wanted Jordan Beard off for this reason, which is factually not true,” Judge James Daniel said.

Daniel said he wants a realistic trial date to be set as soon as possible, potentially for next May or June, but for now, he said, Kessler’s attorneys need to plan to be ready for a hearing on the evidence suppression motions in December.

One of Kessler’s attorneys said Thursday that they anticipate at least 10 more motions being filed, and the prosecutor asked for those to be done as soon as possible.
Kessler is a lunatic. Society can't afford to have her roaming free again.
 

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