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Suicide Details Surface On Man Charged In Local Mom’s Murder

Ronald Wayne Paoletto, 41, who was charged with murdering Lake Elsinore mom Tanya Marie Petro, was found hanging in his jail cell early Monday morning.

Ronald Wayne Paoletto, 41, who had been , hung himself in his jail cell, it was confirmed today. ( to read about reactions to the suicide.)

Deputies found Paoletto dead in his cell at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, confirmed San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman.

“He was found to have hung himself from his bunk,” Bachman said. “He was found dead and there were no life-saving measures.”

Paoletto was in a cell by himself, although that cell was a two-person, Bachman confirmed.

Bachman could not say whether Paoletto was ever on suicide watch while in custody since his Jan. 10 arrest in connection with Petro’s murder.

Paoletto was a registered sex offender who on Jan. 14 in Joshua Tree Superior Court to murdering Petro.

The Lake Elsinore mother of two young children was 33 at the time of her death.

buried in a remote area of San Bernardino County known as Pipes Canyon Wash in Landers.

"Her jaw was broken, her throat was slit with the shovel, and the back of her head … It was horrible. There can be no justice. He got off because now there can be no conviction," said Petro's older brother, Greg Jacques, in reaction to the suicide news.

Petro, a mother of two young children, was last seen Jan. 4 leaving her Lake Elsinore apartment complex with Paoletto, who police and friends described as her boyfriend.

The single mom lived at the Mountain Ridge apartment building on Morro Way at Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore with her children.

According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report, Paoletto and Petro planned to travel to Yucca Valley that first week in January to pick up his children, but Paoletto arrived alone, telling his family he argued with Petro along the way and dropped her off at an unknown location.

Also according to the report,

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Greg Jacques July 26, 2011 at 07:46 PM
there is a new photo that is graphicn so grown ups only and be prepared to see what htis bastered and jennifer did to my sister
mary July 26, 2011 at 08:05 PM
i can't believe that some one can do this to a person!!! she is so swollen from all the beating that they did to her.... my poor cousin!!!!
Greg Jacques July 26, 2011 at 08:06 PM
keep in mind what a great job the mortuary did
Brandy Diehl July 26, 2011 at 08:57 PM
good god...i'm speechless at what he did to her...my dear cousin I love you
Tracy Romo July 26, 2011 at 09:30 PM
TO JEN PAOLETTO i know what u did. u know i know. HERE IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW ... THIS WILL NOT GO DOWN LIKE THIS !!! IF IT TAKES EVERY PENNY I EVER MAKE AND EVERY MINUTE OF THE REST OF MY LIFE , YOU ARE MY NEW OBSESSION--I AM DEDICATING MY LIFE TO MAKING SURE YOU ARE CONVICTED AND PUT TO DEATH
Greg Jacques July 26, 2011 at 09:32 PM
Amen Tracy love you Gizelle
Tracy Romo July 26, 2011 at 09:46 PM
AS YOU ALSO KNOW THAT BULLSHIT THAT MY SISTER NEVER MADE IT TO YUKKA VALLEY, WE BOTH KNOW I KNOW BETTER. SO DO THE THREE WOMEN THAT WENT OUT THERE WITH ME. ASK YOUR BOYFRIEND DAVE AND YOUR LOWLIFE SISTER STEPHANIE WHO SAID SHE DIDN'T CALL HELP FOR MY SISTER BECAUSE SHE HAD A GODDAMN TRAFFIC WARRENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GLOVES R OFF. U R BY FAR THE LOWEST FORM OF SCUM ON THE PLANET. I SAW YOUR YOUNGEST BABY THAT NIGHT TOO. POOR CHILD DOESN'T STAND A CHANCE WITH U 4 A MOTHER.
mary July 26, 2011 at 10:56 PM
This is from Uncle Rennie.... Rest in peace buckwheat... rot in HELL BASTARD!!!
robert hart July 26, 2011 at 11:04 PM
we all need to think of the innocent children on both side's that are reading these post's they have lost alot , let's not torment them anymore .. thanks
Greg Jacques July 26, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Tanya's kids are so very happy he is dead as far as his children are concerned they are better off without him that's a fact and I pray the department of child services in hesperia takes notice of the concerns surrounding Jennifer Paoletto she lost her other kids and it's just a matter of time before she loses this one
Greg Jacques July 27, 2011 at 12:19 AM
We are her family and we are mad as hell
J Carabine July 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM
I DO understand mad... is posting that picture helping ?
J Carabine July 27, 2011 at 12:56 AM
Robert - I agree . these children are the victims and should be protected. I feel no sorrow for the loss of this horrible man. Tanya , rest in peace.
Greg Jacques July 27, 2011 at 02:28 AM
I'm Greg's wife Gizelle and I agree the picture is haunting but he feels that everyone should see what a horrible thing this or these persons did. That picture is of his sister someone he grew up with someone he loved. Her children wouldn't see it they don't use a computer they are to young. If it helps Greg then I'm fine with it I choose not to look at it just like anyone else can. I want the family to be able to move on but we cant not quite yet Jennifer is still out there. She needs to pay for her part in all of this.
Mr. Lada July 27, 2011 at 04:17 AM
I found Ron threatening to use a SHOVEL as a weapon last August... on his Facebook page!!! I wonder if the DA would have used this piece of info against him. Although I love uncovering stupid peoples personal buisness, please take note... don't have your social media posts available to all... make them private.
Kim Baker July 27, 2011 at 05:18 AM
the picture of tanya in the casket needs to come down. her kids don't need to see it know or when they get older. they need to remember their mom for the beautiful person she was and she would not want alex or felicity to see her like that so please take it down. R.I.P TANYA WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.
Kim Baker July 27, 2011 at 05:37 AM
the picture of tanya in the casket needs to come down. her kids don't need to see it know or when they get older.they need to remember their mom for the beautiful person she was. tanya wouldn't want alex or felicity to see her like that. so please take the picture down. R.I.P TANYA WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.
kathy July 27, 2011 at 06:51 AM
jennifer dident do this to your sister
Tracy Romo July 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM
MISS YOU BUTTERFLY ! ! ! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND IN GOD'S EMBRACE . OUR LIVES WILL FOREVER BE SADDENED BY WHAT THESE MONSTERS DID TO YOU. MY HEART WRENCHES BABY SISTER.LIFE SEEMS SO UNBEARABLE
J Carabine July 27, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Tracy - There are many that care and know your pain. Stay strong and find grief support in your area for your family.
amber July 27, 2011 at 03:53 PM
I've been following this story because I knew Tanya from the Circle K and she was a sweet sweet person who will be truly missed...but maybe I missed something who is this Jennifer chick? Was she involved in this awful crime also?
Marie Butero July 27, 2011 at 06:22 PM
kathy i dont know who you are-im tanyas aunt. jennifer WAS involved and those of us who went to court dates know that for a fact-do you know any FACTS
Marie Butero July 27, 2011 at 06:24 PM
very few of us saw her in person-the mortuary did do their best-we can never forget
Marie Butero July 27, 2011 at 06:25 PM
the children KNOW exactly what he did to their mother. they couldnt stand him before this all happened
Marie Butero July 27, 2011 at 06:30 PM
it helps some people-WE are family-blood related-let us do what we need to try to heal. what would you do if it was your family? and remember you havent been thru it so you dont know what you would do...think about that. in case you have a comment I AM HER AUNT and was extremely close to her-she was named after me-you can NEVER understand
Marie Butero July 27, 2011 at 06:32 PM
she is the wife of the thing-yes THING- that did this...she is NOT innocent or unknowing
Shirley Robison July 30, 2011 at 04:05 PM
so whats happening to her
Marie Butero August 20, 2011 at 04:05 AM
NOTHING
Mike Ellison September 28, 2011 at 03:13 AM
This is such a sad story, but at least justice was done. It's too bad he didn't hang around long enough to get wifed up in there. I tried to look up his details on the inmate search at www.westvalleydetention.info but I think he was already removed from the system.

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