The Skylar Neese Epilogue – Everything from Shelia Eddy PRISON LETTERS to Skylar’s Story on NATIONAL TV SHOWS

In this Epilogue

  • An interview / letters from Shelia Eddy
  • How & why Alexis Eddy reached out to us, but was silenced in the 11th hour by her blood money seeking family
  • Raven Lester proving us right about the profile we did on her a year ago
  • A VLOG of insight from behind the scenes after the Dr Phil Show filmed the Skylar Neese story
  • Both Skylar Neese specials from Dateline NBC & The Dr Phil Show CBS to close this series are near the bottom, both of which partnered with NewsBall to produce their specials.

Without further ado, you antsy eager loyal readers who flooded us from around the world wondering how to see this article, here you go! For future reference, if there is a lock on it, we are working on it & it will unlock when it is ready to go live to the world!

What we have all been waiting for – letters from Shelia Eddy from behind bars. Well, most of them were from the Summer of 2013 when she was getting to chill as an underage killer at a kid’s camp aka Lorrie Eager Juvenile Detention Center where the counselor’s play Matchbox 20 at your request & you get a nice selection of sheliamugshotrainbow markers to make your letters look all nice & pretty. Then one day the calendar tears off its sheet of yesterday & you are shipped off to the cold harsh reality of the fate that mirrors your murderous act: Lakin State Prison. From her mugshot it looks like the realization was setting in that there would be no rainbow markers at her final destination. Nothing, but plain grey & tan colors. No brightness in this place. She went to sleep in a playground, but woke up & traveled in handcuffs & shackles to hell.LakinCC

These are the first words (written or otherwise) that we have seen or heard from Shelia Eddy since her twitter days, besides saying “Guilty” & “Yes Sir”, but nothing else before being sentenced in January 2014.

Shelia Eddy has never mentioned Skylar Neese in any letter sent. Not one. At one point though, you think it’s coming, but alas, she says the terrible mistake was moving to Morgantown – not killing Skylar. She wishes she had never met Rachel – not killing Skylar. & She misses Pandora – not Skylar.


No explosive shocking confession, but still as good as it’s going to get for a killer who won’t even mention the best friend that she killed. She is cognizant that her life is derailed & that life in general is crazy. She comes across as completely sane, aware of what her life has become & her complaints & discomforts are reasonable – until you remember she killed her best friend in cold blood – so who is she to complain about being miserable? In our interview with Alexis Eddy, her best friend & cousin, she thinks the letters the letters are void of a confession or mention of Skylar both to “protect her” from the truth & because she is in denial about what she has done. There are numerous references to seemingly putting the blame on a random set of circumstances & meeting the wrong person which led to Skylar’s death. She describes Rachel as throwing up over being scared to death of facing 20+ years since she lied (doesn’t elaborate on the lie), & she even diagrams her cell.

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She is still getting used to the mailing address of her final destination, screwing up the 6 in the address on the envelope. The penciled letter is from the February 27, 2014 mailing from Lakin State Prison. The zoomed in picture of tape on the envelope is showing that prison officials are still opening & inspecting Shelia’s OUTGOING mail to either look for contraband or see what she is writing before it’s sent out.


To the mind-boggling surprise of our closest sources, Alexis Eddy broke her silence for us. She had rejected Dateline NBC & the Dr Phil Show, but reached out to us. Some will question the merits of her motive for doing so, but cut her some slack, this is a 17 year old girl we are talking about & this is the phenomenon of NewsBall. It seems one way or another, sooner or later, whether we negatively profiled you earlier in our coverage or not, we get you as a source. Sometimes you want a picture of someone removed in exchange for cooperation & content (continued unnamed source close to Shelia Eddy), or you hear we are doing a story on you next & you want to be proactive & control it (Dylan Conaway as he spoke out about Shelia Eddy), or you sincerely have so much fondness & loving memories of your former friend Rachel Shoaf that you want to reach out to let everyone know how she used to be (Natasha Weyrich’s Interview). Now it seems we can add “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” as another type of situation bringing us more sources. In this instance, Alexis had an axe to grind with her former BFF ScandalousRaven Lester, who has been sleeping with Alexis’s boyfriend & as a result, the 2 have had a falling out, thus making Alexis friends with the enemy – us. We suggested we throw her ex boyfriend under the bus too, & she temporarily agreed before changing her mind, but without her Q & A, hey, got to fill up this space with something, & so, that punk’s name is Tristan Riggs. Below is a little video we put together on how it all came about – from Alexis reaching out to us to the mission impossible operation by the Eddy clan in the final hour to stop her interview from being finalized with us.

We had full intentions of absolutely giving this article the platform for Alexis Eddy to speak her mind, set the record straight, & publish her answers word for word, but due to her blood money seeking family, we were left with no choice, but to proceed with this alternate reporting. Which is, show our readers the initial communication & what led to the dirt on Raven Lester, & the letters ravenfrom Shelia Eddy for that matter. We were going to shield Alexis Eddy by smearing Raven Lester through an anonymous source, not show the original contact Alexis made with us, & focus on showcasing her Q & A with us. However, her voice has basically been kidnapped & held ransom by those who do not have her best interests in mind, & we can only honor half of her requests – to hide her mailing address from the envelopes & to hide her cell phone number in the text messages.

Whenever it is that Alexis Eddy is freed from her informal prison, we want her to know that we vouch for you, & the haters that are speaking ill of you are unreasonable & wrong. Family members share a bond that cannot be broken sometimes, it is an unconditional love no matter what one of them may have done. We recognize that, & we now understand Alexis Eddy’s loyalty to her cousin & best friend Shelia Eddy, & how powerful that relationship is magnified & important to someone in their short 17 years alive. Alexis wanted no money, no promotion, nothing at all except to clear her name on Yes, she knew Dateline NBC & Dr Phil’s Show on CBS BOTH had NewsBall as guests, & those audiences will be coming here for the full story after the 40 minute shows leave them wanting more, but Alexis wanted nothing, but an interview. She came at us in the best way she figured we would bite: offering up the footage of Raven Lester drinking & getting high, & the dirt that she is a disloyal backstabbing scummy friend. We believe her sincerity, & appreciate her determination to follow through with an interview over the span of 2 days, even in the midst of these revelations from Mary Neese:

Mary Neese Post

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Alexis assured us she knows nothing about Mary’s revelation of an Eddy payday attempt, & then said her parents did not want her to do this interview with NewsBall & was backing out from wanting to expose Raven & Tristan, or a live skype session for the interview, but she still was going to follow through with a written Q & A. She ended up recording audio as her answers, & was about to send it to us when members of the Eddy clan STORMED her room & “confiscated” her phone &alexis28 computer, silencing her indefinitely. Whether it’s Todd Eddy (her father), or Greg Eddy (her Uncle & Shelia’s Dad), or Leanna Freeland Efaw (who we have determined is actually Alexis’s mother) &/or Denny Efaw (her Step Dad), it is clear that all of the Eddy’s in Alexis’ immediate family are the blood money seeking evil scumbags that Mary Neese has lashed out against & promised a fight until her dying days to see to it that not a cent is made against the name of her daughter Skylar. The Eddy’s hired a lawyer last year to sue NewsBall, but in the end, they couldn’t. Now they want blood money for Shelia Eddy killing Skylar Neese, but in the end they can’t. The Neese’s should counter by filing a wrongful death suit to prevent any gain from their daughter’s murder. After calming down from the Eddy clan burying Alexis’s voice, it was decided that contrary to our heat of the moment texts back to the Eddy scum that interrupted a girl from having her voice KillerFamilyheard like her cousin Crissy Swanson smartly did on Dateline, SINCERELY CRYING & CLEARING HER NAME, NewsBall would not take it out on Alexis. Instead of going with the backup alternate angle of suggesting a conspiracy to profit as to the reason why the cold feet, flip flopping, & ultimately backing out from the interview, triggered by what appeared to be a direct correlation by Mary Neese’s posts exposing her thus making her back pedal, we are taking her side & making due with what we DO have by outlining how we obtained Shelia Eddy’s letters. Alexis did provide us Raven’s dirt & pictures of the trio as she wanted them exposed, but then changed her mind. We simply can’t ignore content like that with nothing else to swap it out with, so without her Q & A, what can we say? Don’t reach out to us, provide us stuff, then change your mind wasting our time. We don’t know exactly what happened in Operation: Silence Alexis, but we know her elders are to blame & they are only looking out for themselves, not her name & future. It should not be negatively affected any further beyond the tarnished reputation of sharing the name of her best friend & cousin Shelia Eddy. Therefore our wrath is on the Eddy clan, minus Alexis, in this article.

Oh so many interesting mysteries to wonder about! Will the Eddy clan wield some pitch forks & torches & come marching to the West Coast in search of NewsBall’s team? Will Raven Lester’s mother threaten us some more like she did last year, now that we were provided much better smear material? Let the fun begin! That’s her mom & step dad pictured below. Her Dad is here (1)(2)(3)

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Well, it’s about that time to put THE END on our commentary of this series, & turn it over to the TV specials that have partnered with us to bring you the Skylar Neese murder story. When Skylar’s FULL book comes out, someone be sure to send us the file.  Don’t think anyone has the current ebook version in a format available for email, but if so, send it our way. We have requests coming in:

Requests For Book


But then we have the suppressors of uncensored media telling us the opposite!


Don’t know what they are all up in a tizzy for – you can basically read anything they could possibly put in the book,+ all of the uncensored, mud smearing, unapologetic shockers of this saga right here in this series we have published for free. If you insist on reading it, which we might as well for the sake of maintaining the OCD thoroughness which will remain a staple of NewsBall’s signature, then a nice compromise to all interested parties involved may be to email us, & “someone” may anonymously send you the book in the form of a PDF file. Definitely not NewsBall! No no no. Here’s a free plug for that team of threatening bullies in the Daleen Berry camp, who have spent 1%, maybe 2% – OK 3% of the time NewsBall has on this tragedy:

Pretty Little Killers – The Truth Behind The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese drops July 8, 2014 – well, judging by how she stalks our sources & these articles, the book size may double again to 600 pages & another release at the end of the year. Currently you can buy a 160 page ebook version. If this saga warrants so many books, perhaps NewsBall should publish their version of this story as well. Hmmm. What is a fact is that last year haters that we will get to below didn’t like our way of gathering information & centralizing it all in these nice organized visual displays. What is also a fact is that this year, now Daleen Berry’s camp is profiting off of information from a fraction of sources that we have met & built relationships with. Who is better suited to write a story about teens? Someone still in his 20’s & is able to relate & gain sources because of it, or Daleen Berry, who is like the standard reporter, & as a result, people clam up not wanting to talk. Hilarious that they are going to sit there & try to claim a monopoly on rights to information that we give out for free, & at 10 fold levels.


Skylar’s story will be featured on NBC with Dateline on Friday, March 7, 2014 & on CBS with the Dr Phil Show on Monday, March 10, 2014. You can find them both right below this shortly after airing.

From Dylan Conaway getting arrested hours before he was scheduled to skype into the Dr Phil Show to the interruptions by Shania Ammons that were cut out, insight from NewsBall Owner Cole Bartiromo on what went down at the live taping. What was not discussed in the vlog below is how Shania Ammons begged producers for her pre-filmed “Me & Skylar hung out & smoked weed everyday” statement edited out of her segment which was played to the audience as everyone sat on stage, while producers didn’t want to remove it, they realized they had to or she’d seem even less credible as one of their guests. (You got it posted all over your social media, Shania be proud! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Daleen Berry was upset that she didn’t get to say the rest of her message because Dr Phil stopped talking to her after 1 question & went back to the Neese’s to close out the show, & Crissy Swanson regrets going on the show to see what insight Dr. Phil had, because she feels they edited her words around to make her look like the villain by justifying her cousin’s actions, but she was simply explaining there were no warning signs. There were no animal killings, she does not believe Shelia was born to be destined to do this, etc, but you probably won’t hear the second halves of what she had to say each time she elaborated on clarifying what she meant. I mean damn, 500 eyeballs are on them all, with Dave Neese’s cold unforgiving stare of death for his dead child penetrating into Crissy especially, & the knowledge that the cameras are recording for the masses – so it takes a few seconds, & sentences – to warm up & get flowing with what you mean to say. The editing room won’t show any mercy though, but the reaction we have received shows Crissy was believable, while Shania was NOT (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)

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& here is the Dr Phil Show from the Monday 3/10/14 airing:

(NewsBall appears at the 29 minute mark)

Now that the final cut has been seen, let’s elaborate on what the VLOG describes about Kelly Kerns & Shania Ammons. Basically from 29:30 to 33:30 was a complete hot mess. After that first audio clip was played of our source, Kelly Kerns went nuts. She was super defensive, hostile, not letting Dr Phil start to talk to NewsBall’s owner, & kept interrupting. She had never heard that audio before, & was taken by surprise. We had no clue who this woman was, none of our sources knew, & was never mentioned by anyone so the audio had nothing to do with her – it was talking about Rachel on a boat the day after the murder, but Kelly Kerns got scared, paranoid, you could see this & started denying that Rachel brought a knife on the boat, saying things like “Rachel was with ME on the boat, this is bullshit, there was no knife on the boat.” Like what, you really eye stalked her the whole time on the boat? Rachel couldn’t take a knife out of her purse or bag & dump it over? Or maybe the three of them were all in on the cover up to dispose of the knife…. Shania Ammons got her jabs in too for the negative coverage we did on her. After Kelly had been subdued, in the same segment Dr Phil was directing questions at NewsBall, she said “NewsBall is wrong about everything.” Funny though that she took the position that NewsBall has maintained since for a year about a lesbian relationship being the motive to kill Skylar, to the criticism of many haters, & now made it her own for national TV, & yet she sat there & disrespectfully interrupted until Dr Phil told her to stop. So in the end, that 4 minute segment was incredibly chopped down, & the editors did a great job of piecing together answers to different questions to give NewsBall any live words at all, because Kelly Kerns & Shania Ammons were interrupting throughout the conversation.

Interesting to note that Prosecutor Marsha Ashdown plays favorites & would NOT give the Dr PhilSurveillanceofSkylar Show a copy of the surveillance footage showing Skylar Neese sneaking out of her window & getting into Shelia Eddy’s car, but did give Dateline NBC a copy. Ms. Ashdown also ignored our multiple requests for months for a copy of the footage.

We want to personally thank Mary Ann Rontondi, the executive producer of NBC Dateline. Given the legal restraints that the bureaucracies & politics that mass media outlets must abide by with their lawyers, while appeasing all parties agreements involved, it was a well made, well balanced, anger-free neutral production for everyone – given a 40 minute restriction.

Here is the Dateline Special on the Skylar Neese story:

(NewsBall appears at the 31 minute mark)


To get an idea of how mass media outlets are having to jump through hoops & causing us headaches when dealing with their lawyers, listen to these series of voice mails to us regarding Skylar, Shelia & Rachel’s photos & videos we shared with one of the TV specials! We told them we will tell ya whatever you want to hear to appease your corporate suits, even that “we took all of the footage, we were the photographer *wink wink*, we were besties with Skylar! No? Prove it. Thought so, can’t be proven.” What stupid games & formalities mass media has to play & excuses to waste millions on lawyers. That is the difference between NewsBall & mainstream media. We don’t care from where & we do not get scared! We will publish anything relevant, & we are not phased by threats or intimidation of any size or action. We embrace frivolous lawsuits from transparently greedy individuals. Not a dime will ever be collected. Loving the rogue loose canyon freedom & restraint free luxury we enjoy, so don’t worry readers, NewsBall will not sell out!

After 100’s of hours spent on this series, it’s nice to get some vindication & recognition of being a valuable part of this story to have made it into these shows. People hiding behind aliases like KillerGirlProbz & RegretfulAsshat who did nothing, but try to silence NewsBall & smear us last year for the passionate, aggressive, thorough approach to uncovering everything in this case got to be in denial right now. Go sit next to Shelia Eddy you scumbags. Let’s remind everyone of a sample of the hatred spewed in our direction by you two a year ago when you underestimated NewsBall’s infancy & tried to wipe us out before we began: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21). Hindsight is 20/20 ain’t that a bitch! Shelia didn’t see the big picture of life, & you small minded haters didn’t see the potential that was brewing up on here. This is only the beginning of NewsBall becoming a household name.


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*June 1, 2013 UPDATE* ORIGINAL STORY The Murder of Skylar Neese & her 2 BFF Killer’s Rachel Shoaf & Shelia Eddy

*June 8, 2013 UPDATE* The Globe & Dateline NBC have both contacted us with interest to also report on the Skylar Neese murder. 

*June 14, 2013 UPDATE* Police Chief of Morgantown hears about this report. The heat is on the authorities now to bring justice to Skylar & life in prison to Shelia!!!

*June 20, 2013 UPDATE* Shania Ammons goes private, while we go more public!

*June 25, 2013 UPDATE* Coroner refuses to give up the body of Skylar Neese to her parents – CALL & EMAIL HIM!

*June 27, 2013 UPDATE* Shania Ammons Arrested, About the Gang, & Mail.

*June 28, 2013 UPDATE* Exclusive Interview with the surviving victim that killer Shelia Eddy tried to destroy

*June 29, 2013 UPDATE* Radar Online credits NewsBall for the Skylar Neese Murder story in their article

*June 30, 2013 UPDATE* (Video) Mass Media are protecting a killer – SO Shelia Eddy Shelia Eddy SHELIA EDDY SHELIA EDDY

*July 1, 2013 UPDATE* LANDMARK MOMENT: Examiner gives NewsBall credit & identifies Shelia Eddy

*July 9, 2013 UPDATE* (VIDEO) EXCLUSIVE Footage of Killer Shelia Eddy with victim Skylar, text convos, family pictures, & case updates

*July 19, 2013 UPDATE* (AUDIO) EXCLUSIVE – Close family member of Shelia Eddy reveals more details that the authorities won’t share

*January 24, 2014 UPDATE* UPDATE: Skylar Neese’s Killer GUILTY & SENTENCED! Defiant & brazen Shelia Eddy pleads GUILTY to killing Skylar Neese & is QUIETLY sentenced the same day!

*February 20, 2014 UPDATE* JAM PACKED FINALE on the Skylar Neese Murder Case: lesbian sex tape confirmed, Shelia’s mugshot & her prison mailing address, new pictures, interviews & more

*February 26, 2014 UPDATE* Rachel Shoaf sentenced to 30 years in prison to close the saga on Skylar Neese murder story – Dramatic Sentencing Hearing Sheds Light on Confession

73 thoughts on “The Skylar Neese Epilogue – Everything from Shelia Eddy PRISON LETTERS to Skylar’s Story on NATIONAL TV SHOWS

  1. Are you for real??

    Uuhhhhh…..I am a crime show fanatic and I’ve been sitting here glued to this damn website. WTF!? I don’t know whether it’s all credible or not, but I love your writing. I fell asleep last night reading these damn articles, and I woke up the next day, turned my laptop on, AND KEPT READING ARTICLES. HELP- I HAVE A DISSERTATION TO WRITE! Thanks for providing excellent procrastination for me.

    On a different note, I hope Shelia Eddy gets a fist jammed down her throat and suffers a slow death. These white trash bitches are straight up sociopaths. Did anyone notice how smug Shelia was at the one court trial where she’s smiling?? She’s sitting there sticking her chest out, like people are checking her out. Bitch, the only person who will check you out now is a busted up meth-head who’s going to make Shelia her bitch! Can’t wait to finish my dissertation this May, and then I am going to write these c*** every day.

    1. NewsBall Post author

      Thanks! Glad you enjoy our run on sentences! Some super proper individuals hate on our grammar as if it is elementary, shit I’m a UC grad, but I want to write how my mind thinks & races!

      Rachel’s mugshot & address will be added once she is 18 later this year & transferred to Lakin state prison.

  2. JB

    Cole: I’ve read your website from top to bottom. What a lot of work you did on an awful story.

    I do wish I had read your comment about the available e-book before I paid for it. I would have paid to read your site before I paid for that book. There was some wrong information in there (including the details of Shelia’s arrest), it was clearly biased, the authors don’t understand social media as well as they should, and it looks like you had already done a lot of the legwork. I gave the book a negative review, which never showed up on Amazon. I do hope that’s just a coincidence.

    I hope you’re getting some royalties too — not necessarily for the awful situation, but for the time you spent compiling the information on this site. I don’t necessarily think all of it is right, or fair, but I also see that you retract things once someone proves something to the contrary. Best regards.

    1. NewsBall Post author

      Thanks JB

      Never received a cent from the 100’s of hours of work spent on NewsBall’s series of the Skylar Neese murder.
      Going to add a Donate link shortly because a few have asked similar things.

      When the full book is out in July, we can email out copies. Right now, no one has sent us a PDF file because it is hard to do with an ebook.

    1. NewsBall Post author

      She is still 17 & in juvenile detention. She will not have a mugshot until she turns 18 & is transferred to Lakin State Prison

  3. IQ Test

    FYI Cole, we were set up. The Dr. Phil Show was hoping I would have that kind of reaction when surprised with that information. I am sorry for cutting into your airtime, it was not planned. You should be mad at them, not me. And most certainly Mr. “Professional”, you shouldn’t be calling me names. Apparently they wanted more of a “show”. Dr. Phil has two less fans today because of it.

    I would appreciate knowing you read this.

    1. NewsBall Post author

      So you have found your way to NewsBall! I thought EVERYONE in WV was checking in here last year, but you never did? Realized that at the show – I was thinking damn, how can she not have heard of our stuff about her loved one? Thanks for verifying what was suspected though, Ms. Kerns. Yes, seems they want everyone surprised & to argue. Crissy told me the producers told everyone to argue with anything that was said. The Neese’s weren’t told Crissy would be there, & everyone was kept in the dark as much as possible.

      Yes, your interruptions set a negative tone & portrayal of NewsBall, which could not be rectified there. It was a great opportunity for Shania Ammons to then chime in – hilarious she adopted our DAY 1 theory of the lesbian relationship (which we got a lot of shit for & made it her own, but still bashed us because she is bitter at our publishing of her social media.. I don’t think she had the courage to speak out of turn until YOU DID! HAHA. Well, that set the tone, encouraged Shania to pile on & it was a chain reaction of a ruined day because I stormed out of there without getting the pictures I wanted to take, etc. Oh well. Dateline was much more professional. Controlled environments are the way to go.

      & I didn’t talk about this on NewsBall, but the producers / editors took the liberty to change the voice on that 3rd audio clip that played to the audience. I didn’t recognize it at all. It was supposed to be the baby voice still, but they turned it into a different robot male voice from the first audio clip played. That really pissed me off because it gave the appearance that NewsBall had 3 unique sources all giving audio interviews all with different revelations. A LITTLE TOO CONVENIENT! They manipulated our content, & still said it was from NewsBall! Between you, Shania, & then the producers giving the appearance that NewsBall really had 3 different audio sources all saying explosive things really made the event not go the way I envisioned it would. We had ONE audio source close to Shelia Eddy since last summer, & everything from this source was always correct, & well in advance of any public knowledge like arraignment & psych evaluations. That audio source also provided us a few of the letters from Shelia Eddy (not Alexis, who provided the rest). So her claims that Rachel dumped the knife off a boat on Cheat Lake the day after is nothing, but her position / opinion based on her inside knowledge of being a family member of Shelia’s, & in no way had anything to do with you.

      I would like to ask you, why were you surprised at hearing the audio because wasn’t the information in that audio that was played to the audience the type of rumor(s) you had been hearing all this time? Morgantown was abuzz with gossip & rumors. You weren’t possibly in the dark on all the whispers, were you? Our source saying knife / cheat lake / boat wasn’t the unique & exclusive information from our interviews with her – the producers chose to take that generic information snippet out of a 30 minute long audio clip posted in our exclusive interview with Shelia Eddy’s family member from last summer! So why were you SO surprised? It was really news news to you that people were saying those type of things about Rachel?

      I will edit through the commentary of you & tone it down shortly.

      The negativity of Shania Ammons will remain.

  4. Patricia

    You, Cole, are the absolute bomb. I’ve been following this on your site since last year, and many people told me to disregard your words because of your past. And yet you were the only person to actually report the truth from day one, including naming and shaming these little monsters when the media was too scared to. 99% of all you wrote was the truth. May they rot in jail.

    1. NewsBall Post author

      Thanks Patricia! It is exactly how I feel – NewsBall has been vindicated with major mass media outlets Dateline & Dr Phil partnering with us to take this to the national stage. A few haters like RegretfulAsshat & KillerGirlProbz were determined to silence NewsBall with their daily smear campaign on topix & twitter, but the content spoke for itself & the locals in Morgantown stepped up by helping let Skylar have a voice with all of the sources communicating with us. Had no clue that all this time we were receiving hate & criticism for the lesbian relationship we have maintained since Day 1 – that Mary Neese & Shania Ammons both could have confirmed it last year! Neither wanted to cooperate with us though, but at least it was all finally revealed on Dr Phil.

      Those that told you mind NewsBall no attention because it was owned by a “felon” (from when I was in High School over a decade ago when I ran a gambling investment website that resulted in NO victims & a million dollars profited by the government, just last year the SEC got the court to send it off to the Treasury Department ending the decade long saga) were all influenced by REGRETFULASSHAT & KILLERGIRLPROBZ. Those 2 alone tag teamed with their hateful BS. Just goes to show that some people are just bitter horrible hypocritical judgmental people towards someone that can’t stand to see succeed because they feel they should never be given another chance at life! I mean, they were really hating on the fact that the beginning of my Skylar Neese coverage HAPPENED to repeat stuff that was apparently on TOPIX already. Never went there once, but they seemed to think I was just stealing information there to make my first article. Regardless, after the first publishing, sources flooded in & once the exclusive interviews & footage of Shelia/Skylar were published, they shut the hell up. The original article expanded into 2 parts, & a whole series later, the story has been told. Those 2 actually thought that topix & it’s 10000’s of posts were an acceptable way to get the story out there nationwide. They were so appalled that some outsider was coming in to create a centralized, organized, coherent landing spot for the world to learn about Skylar Neese. More comical is the fact that regretfulasshat has nothing to do with WV – he lives in Missouri, but KillerGirlProbz is a friend of Mary’s.

      Stay tuned for the next subject – the tormentors of the Audrie Pott suicide will be revealed. Home confinement then a sealed record as juveniles is not good enough for killing this girl!

  5. Karen Donaldson

    I have a comment and a question. The biggest thing that struck me while watching Shania on Dr. Phil was when she was talking about Monster Sheila thinking that Skylar was telling people about the lesbian relationship with Monster Rachel was that I would bet everything that I have, that Shania is the one that told Sheila that Skylar had told her about being in the room that night. Hope that made sense lol In other words Shania probably couldn’t wait to tell her bff Sheila that Skylar had ratted her out and perhaps to some degree got the ball rolling so to speak for the murder to occur. One question about the Raven Lester thing, the picture you have with her and a lady and man in Pagan MC colors, Are those her parents? JW Thanks 🙂

    1. NewsBall Post author

      You bring up a great theory, & I am almost positive you are correct. Shania talked A LOT of shit on Skylar when she was alive, & even towards Mary & Dave Neese afterwards ( We posted audio from a source that said Shania would be two faced towards many, especially Skylar. I am sure she couldn’t wait to tell Shelia & Rachel about what Skylar had told her. So the seed was planted that Skylar was a liability & would blab on them.

      It is Raven’s mom & her step dad. Another pic

      Videos of Raven’s Dad:
      Video 1 of Raven’s Dad
      Video 2 of Raven’s Dad
      Video 3 of Raven’s Dad

      Every single girl in this story has divorced parents except Skylar. For whatever that’s worth, just pointing out that observation. Shania has no parents, Shelia’s Dad is a mental case & lives in a barn/trailer on Eddy Run Road with his brother, & Rachel’s privileged family is even broken, but the parents were still civil.

      Adding to the article now that Raven’s mom has reported the video of Raven to youtube. Check it out shortly.

  6. ama

    Short and sweet. Thank you for putting up the video. Shania I hope you are reading these comments. You are ignorant and uneducated and you consistently make yourself look like a fool. Good luck in life or at McDonald’s wherever it is you wind up. I wish the Dr. Phil episode was more thorough and should have focused more on the the NewsBall and Daleen Berry information. The show was too choppy. They cut too much out. Dateline flowed much better. As this saga comes to an end for the time being, I am thrilled that Skylar managed to stab Rachel. I just heard that for the first time and that put a smile on my face.

    1. NewsBall Post author

      Yes, Skylar cut Rachel. Did you miss the tweet from Skylar’s friend? Upper left hand corner:

      Shania kept interrupting me, basically got the whole segment cut down. She also said in her filmed part on screen for the audience that she & Skylar would hangout & get high every day. Then, afterwards, in post production, she begs them to remove that. Why? That’s what she is all about – getting high every day. Her instagram is littered with it. I guess they finally agreed once they realized she has zero credibility if they left it in, even though they wanted to leave it in, they don’t want their guests looking bad or it makes the look bad, but yeah, the guests in the front row next to me said they didn’t believe Shania either… Dr Phil Show was inconsistent, they didn’t cut out the part Mary said Skylar was stabbed 50 times (it was 10 times later on in the show, & that is a fact of the case). & Kelly Kerns the spikey haired lady kept interrupting me too, because it was the first she had ever heard of that audio which basically puts her on the boat where Rachel supposedly threw the murder weapon(s) overboard. She was very hostile & defensive & did not let me speak. One important thing to note was the producers took NewsBall’s sources audio & changed them all up to make them sound like different people. Like really? Way too convenient that NewsBall had all these different sources all saying these shocking explosive things. For the airing Monday, they ended up reverting to the original voices that our articles contain, but damage was done nevertheless because at that point in the live show it did sound unbelievable & a little too out there. Dave & Mary Neese shot down any notion of blackmail even though Mary admitted Skylar’s diary confirms the very motive we have maintained for a year now. NewsBall’s entire segment was pretty much cut down to a few words to remove all of Kelly Kerns & Shania Ammons interuptions. Funny how Shania ended up adopting the theory of the lesbian relationship when she did nothing, but talk shit about NewsBall’s motive until it was time for her to be on TV. Just like her friendship with Skylar, off & on, depending if she was present or not.

  7. Greg

    Truly and absolutely weird. I don’t think there should be a book. But I would like a detailed summary of what mentally happened. What were the chemical changes and emotional changes that caused it. What was the environmental or individual mental phenomenon that could create such a tragedy. What were the situations that let to this. there are so many variables. It seems not to make sense. Thank you for your reporting. Its a valuable angle.

  8. Jay Berwanger

    I have seen the Dr. Phil and the Dateline episodes. First let me comment on the Dr. Phil Show. They had the girl Crissy Swanson on. This girl is still communicating with Sheila. I am sorry, but I don’t understand this. I almost think she feels sorry for Sheila, but can’t admit this. The vibe that I got from Crissy is I wouldn’t be surprised if she has visited Sheila in prison. Also, I guarantee she has given her money to put on her books, so Sheila can purchase canteen items.
    I want to also call out the model Fantasia L. She was on the Dateline show and from the vibe that I got that she was very good friends with Skylar. A buddy showed me her Facebook and Twitter page. She has pictures of her with Rachel on both sites. Are you serious? Rachel was one of two girls that murdered your best friend. I guess some of these girls still have feelings for the killers.
    If I had three friends. Lets say friend A,B, and C. Friend A and B brutally kill friend C. I would never ever forgive them. I would cut all ties of communication with them. I would get rid or remove any pictures I had with them. Maybe I am wired differently than a few people.

    1. Tash

      Well said! I think Crissy seemed fairly genuine however the communication part is strange.. surely someone (family and friend’s of Shelia’s) who still communicate with her would ask why? As for “friend’s of Skylar’s” still keeping pictures of the killers on their social media…that’s just plain odd! How on earth can you claim to be bestfriends with someone yet keep photo’s and memories of their murderer’s in your life?

  9. Diana

    I am so sad to hear that this child and please remember she was a child died and for what ????? Because she knew that theses so called friends were shall we say in a relationship that was ” un” not the norm well shame on them and parents of the girls who killed her maybe it should be said again KILLED A 16 YEAR OLD CHILD 🙁 WTF how do you defend this you don’t they did this so as far as I am concerned they need to pay the consequences and because you as parents didn’t know them I am sorry but you are bad/ uninterested parents in what your children do so the blame should be on you as well you all should be in cell as well I have raised 3children and am happy to say the are good although not perfect they never treated anyone with such disregard . Newsball reported it right and I hope they keep reporting for the lost ones who have no voice but that of Newsball keep up the good work its people like you that make those of us who have faith believe even more that there is good in the world 🙂 keep up your work and Cole as I am a mom of a 30, 28, and 21 year old I am proud of you and your reporting as I am sure your parents are 🙂

  10. Dubbiidiisaster

    Am i the onely one which hate Shania with her little stupid smile at 29:54 – 29:56 at dateline. Ughhhhh… She seems such a two-faced bitch to me. And shelia and rachel can rott in jail. They aren’t even sorry for what They did… Disqusting! Thnx Newsball for all the articles and keep up the good job u doing! Greetz from the Netherlands

    1. NewsBall Post author

      Then you will hate her even more after Dr Phil today. Well, her disrespectful interruptions are supposedly being cut out, & what she wanted cut out won’t be (where she says in her pre filmed segment to the audience that Skylar & her got high every time they hung out).

  11. Jay Berwanger

    I just saw this story on NBC Datleline. I found it interesting, intriguing, and haunting. I have a bunch of questions to ask about this story. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it.

    There were several kids interviewed during the Dateline episode. I can’t remember all of the names. There was the blond hair church camp girl, (the one that almost smiles when she is asked a tough question), Dan the drama club guy, Fantasia, and many others. Does anyone think many of those kids were holding back? It seems that they knew more than what they were telling everyone.

    Skylar’s remains and body were found in Pennsylvania. Why weren’t Rachel and Sheila tried in Penn?

    Can Rachel and Sheila ever be at the same prison? Can they ever be cellmates?

    Lastly, my friends brother was on Twitter. I guess he has a thing for this Fantasia girl. He had told me that Fantasia has a few pictures with a striking redhead on Twitter. He thinks that it is Rachel. If this is the case and is true, I would find this very strange. That you would have any pictures or any contact whatsoever of someone that murdered your really good friend. If someone murdered my really good friend in cold blood, I wouldn’t talk to them ever again.

    1. Patricia

      It seems they weren’t tried to Penn because Penn denied to try them on the basis of their guilty pleas, I think.

  12. Darlene

    I have a friend from college who works at Lakin and she told me Eddy was brought in there sobbing and was so scared she was sick with vomiting and diarrhea that she had to be placed in the infirmary at first and now all she does is sob and whine and is terrified of the other inmates so much that she won’t go anywhere unless there are a group of officers nearby.Guess she is truly in her own hell at this point.

  13. Rose Anne Dobran

    You cruel B…u all should NEVER BE FREE!! What in the world??!! Premeditated All the way ! You have forever changed that poor girls family lives forever!! We know, we lost a daughter , a sister a Best Friend’!!! We are heartbroken FOREVER..
    We will continue to Pray for Skylar & THE family & FRIENDS ..AND I Pray, u all NEVER GET OUT & ARE HAUNTED EVERYDAY OF YOUR MISERABLE LIVES!!!!

  14. Tabby

    While I was glad to find a site that wasn’t protecting all the wrong people, it is still disturbing. You continuously “report” (using that term loosely), throughout the whole ordeal, on rumours and opinions. You base your judgement and “report” it as some kind of fact. You use these tidbits of ‘might-be’ information as a means of defamation. Then the second one of the people you have accused sends you a photo, letter, Q&A, etc., you change your whole view.

    There is a big difference between being a tabloid/scumbag type of blogger and being an investigative reporter/ blogger. You are the scum type. Sad part is, if you gave 2 craps about the truth or anything, you might actually be good at it. But you simply want to place blame, point the finger, and withdrawal the second you turn your victims into sources. And they are your victims because you are defamatory and abusive to them without cause. It is defamation when it is false. If it is factual – bash them all you want.

    Finally, you cannot, as a reporter, promise sources one thing but go back on it. You should not degrade and/or humiliate the people who are trying to help or clear their own names.

    You need to step back in to reality and stop being such a tool. And for the sake of your reader’s sanity, please rethink the repetitive captions on your photos… you saw it here first, blah blah, no one else has released the name, blah blah… it is a ridiculously pathetic and needy attempt for admiration and is pretty clear evidence that you are a narcissist.

    1. NewsBall Post author

      3 out of 10 think like you. We respect that, but back to your mass media consumption if you don’t like our unique style & niche we have found which we have no plans to adjust.

      We are a news hybrid – a blog + news outlet so NewsBall has highly opinionated articles & provide visual content for facts & proof all mixed into 1. Our opinions are credentialed because of the sources we obtain beforehand. So we have a solid foundation & basis for our opinions, much more so then an outsider that is just reading our content & questioning the way we operate.

      Alexis Eddy cost us hours of time producing a Q & A for her, & a theme we conspired with her to use in order to HELP her tell her story. Once that was abandoned, for no fault of our own, we proceeded with what remained in an alternative way. We can only be so accommodating to a source – once they have wasted our time. Other sources have realized we are 100% loyal & true to our word. On Dr Phil we maintained anonymity for one of our year long sources sources even though it would have been so easy to call them out as our audio source – when Rachel Shoaf’s godmother was going nuts for realizing she was being implicated for being on the boat on Cheat Lake when it was rumored Rachel Shoaf dumped the knives overboard.

      We appreciate the criticism to always seek improvements in our own, unique, way while remaining controversial & thought provoking in this niche we have created for NewsBall.

      & our continued captions about being the only ones to expose X, Y, Z is for continuing to rub in & remind the MASS MEDIA that they are doing a half ass scared little job in their suppressed censored industry of political correctness against lawsuit happy bullshit.. Nothing to do with any narcissism we may have. We know the majority find our lack of concern for threats or consequence for speaking the truth, speaking our mind, & exposing/bringing to light any name involved in a story – REFRESHING.

      1. Alys

        I love this site and your raw reporting style, but your grammar is just… almost incomprehensible at times. I think that letting your emotions get in the way really puts a cap on the professional potential that newsball has.

        Anyway. I fully enjoyed reading this the whole way through.

        1. NewsBall Post author

          There is nothing wrong with the grammar here. LOL I see poor grammar on espn discussion boards, you need to go attack what poor grammar really is. Run on sentences are kept for a reason, to capture the emotion of the moment.

          1. Alys

            Even your response here it littered with grammar mistakes. I’m sorry, I realize that this is the internet and that its “okay” to be linguistically incorrect– however, you’re REPORTING here. I’m trying to offer you help so that you can grow as a “reporter.” If you’re really that immature and unwilling to PROOF READ your posts, then you’ve got issues that’ll come back and bite you in this line of work.

            But hey, I could care less. Go on sounding like an angry, rambling, and unprofessional “sensationalist” if that’s what you want to be typified as for the rest of your career.

          2. NewsBall Post author

            Your kind is typified as the Grammar Police, so be it.

            You can go back to your generic mundane news outlets, because NewsBall is not trying to be a “reporter” as you know the term. Maybe the site doesn’t make it clear enough so what I will take from your comments is a need for bigger & better disclaimers that we are rogue, loose canyon, don’t give a damn about intimidation or threats or lawsuits, backwards-hat-wearing, respectful-until-criticized then-attitude-launching, unconventional, new age hybrid REPORTERS who will NEVER stop using RUN ON SENTENCES because that’s how the owner operates! My mind races, & that’s how my personality is, & countless people have said I remind them of Rob Dyrdek because of my personality & how I’m hyper & if you don’t know Rob Dyrdek then that makes sense why you are preaching to the choir. I am a great speller & if I want to write proper, I can, but I am going to make it known right here right now that RUN ON SENTENCES ARE GOING TO BE ONE OF THE SIGNATURES OF NEWSBALL, because I want my writing to reflect how I speak, so if you don’t like that fast paced, explosive, passionate feel for the news story being shared then don’t come back! Don’t need a Harvard grad uptight corporate suit wearing talking head to pick apart trivial typos or run on sentences, the latter of which are being done on purpose because I LOVE THE COMMA so GET LOST.

            Clearly what NewsBall is doing is working because Dateline & Dr Phil have partnered with us & back us. I will promise you one thing: NewsBall is going to grow & there will be more stories we expose in depth beyond anyone’s OCD level that will keep having the mass media calling. Get used to it. We are not into formality, or political correctness, or preventing run on sentences – & I assure you, it will not prevent our rise despite your prediction of demise. Hard work, creativity, & content will speak for itself time & time again.

    2. Kas

      What would you prefer? What NBC did? They literally crafted a story, a tale where the Police were heros. No mention of the boys whose lives they almost ruined and the two psychopaths they nearly let go. Nothing of the two girls being allowed to roam free for months. No, their interview access would have been cut off.

      This site was the only place that told the entire ugly story from the beginning . Every other news source was so busy treading lightly on the lesbian angle that it affected the way they gave their readers information. There is never going to be a 100% correct way to protect a source and some of the special snowflakes involved in this didn’t deserve any protection, period.

      Anyway- Good Job, Cole. Looking forward to the Audrey P. story.

  15. Trix

    I’m looking forward to your work on behalf of Audrie Pott. I am new to Newsball, but I appreciate SO MUCH your in depth reporting that everyone else in the media seems to gloss over.

  16. Dan

    Wish i could be a teen again. So many fuckups. So care free

    Gotta still love her.

    “Let he who hath not sin cast the first stone!”

  17. Daniela

    she still hopes to get out some day from jail….it will be nice to see her face after her parole is denied. She shows no remorse, just pitty for herself and seems her life in jail is not easy. Guess she will eventually get used to it.


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