Supremacist Charles Gaskins Sentenced for Killing Child Molester

Charles Francis Gaskins was on probation four years ago.  When he was incarcerated, he became a member of the “Peckerwoods”, a white supremacist group.  As a member of the jailhouse gang, he was obligated to attack anybody in his own ethnicity who was a confirmed child molester.  He obeyed the rule, and murdered Neil Lee Hayes.

Gaskins, who is now 48, was living in his home in Carmichael, California, with his wife Sandra Sheaves, age 43 in 2009.  He was on parole.  When Hayes, 66, who Gaskins had been acquainted with in prison, was paroled from Deuel Vocational Institution near Tracy, he moved in with Gaskins and Sheaves.

Sheaves researched the internet, and discovered that Hayes was a convicted sex offender listed on ‘Meagan’s Law’, a website informing the public about sex offenders residing in their area.

On June 30th, Gaskins confronted Hayes in the garage of the home where the three lived.  He bashed in Hayes’ head multiple times with a rock.  He and Sheaves put the body in the trunk of their car, drove to South Lake Tahoe, and did some gambling.  They then disposed of the body near Placerville.

Both Gaskins and Sheaves were charged with the murder of Hayes.  When she saw Gaskins beating the victim with the rock, she subsequently helped him tie Hayes up, until they were certain he was dead, and assisted in stuffing the body into the trunk of their vehicle.

Gaskins pled ‘no contest’ in March, with the condition that Sheaves receive a lesser charge of ‘accessory’.  The district attorney’s office agreed, and she was given an 8 year sentence.  With time served, she is expected to be out of prison in 66 days.

Gaskins and Sheaves was sentenced to 26 years to life for murdering the child molester.

Sheaves has a master’s degree in psychology, and was a doctoral candidate in forensic psychology, when she told her husband about Hayes’ past.

“Ms. Sheaves,” Judge Sharon A. Lueras told the female defendant, “you are a puzzle.”

Yes, she was an educated woman, but “you don’t have the common sense God would give to a rock,” the judge said.  Lueras said she agreed to the plea deal, but only because it meant it would be easier to send Gaskins to prison.

“In a way, you almost instigated this, by showing the information from Megan’s Law to Mr. Gaskins,” Lueras said.

The entire case became the issue of Sheaves.  She refused to lead the police to the area where they dumped the body until the plea agreement was signed.

The Sacramento Bee, who initiated this story, said Gaskins had several tattoos on his body.  One, located on his throat, was the number “23”.  This is a common tattoo for member of white supremacists.  “W” is the 23rd letter of the alphabet, and stands for “white”.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

20 Responses to "Supremacist Charles Gaskins Sentenced for Killing Child Molester"

  1. Monk   May 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Id be do’n 26 too then… Ever see ”running scared”… Id be like paul walkers wife if I ever see some sh¡t (9-uno-uno… Theres been a shooting… Bang bang!)

  2. want2know   May 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Why do white supremists, “the saviours of the white race” rarely have a legitimate tax paying job and almost always never have offspring? I think being one is an excuse to be lazy and irresponsible.

  3. kenny   May 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    free Charles gaskins. Charles for president. One in a million with the balls to take child justice to the needed level

  4. kenny   May 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    turn him loose. I will give him all the rocks he needs or all the bullets he wants to rid us of the s.o.b.s its time we take the child molesting justice into our own hands. the court justice is not working.

  5. John Doe   May 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    They were all criminals to begin with… trying to imagine any one being more right or wrong than the other is rediculous. They should have chraged her with obstruction of justice when she refused to lead the investigators to the body without a bargain. Her education may also suggest that she premeditated the entire affair. They should fire the prosecutor.. enough said.

  6. kiera   May 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Did Mr. Turnage somehow publish his notes instead of the article? This writing is almost incomprehensible

  7. Just Me   May 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    My understanding of white prison gangs is that they are all white supremacist affiliated. When members join, it is less about the racism than surviving in the system. Prisoners are divided by race, and whites are typically the minority. To gain protection against the other races, you join a gang but by doing so you must obey the shot-callers in your own gang.

    All prison gangs hate prisoners that are in for crimes against children. In fact, the prisoners that are convicted for crimes against children are typically separated from general population to keep them safe.

    While I am all about giving a person a second chance, I feel that the world is a better place with one less child molesting predator on the streets.

  8. death vs. diddling   May 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Would you rather have a dead child or a molested child? Tough choice, sure, but that is what you’re asking when you say that child molesters should get the death penalty. The same applies for rape. Fact: the criminals would most likely silence the victim forever than risk getting caught, as the sentence would be the same.

  9. bob   May 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    So a white Supremacist goes to jail and a child molester is dead? Nothing of value was lost.

  10. George   May 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    So let me get this strait. Some of you think these two need to die? What the 4uck is wrong with you. This guy was a child molester! How is touching and/or having intercourse with a child any less deserving of death than murder. I hope none of your children run in to a guy like this. Unless you are into child rape yourselfs. I think the white power thing is retarded, but I am glad it was done.

    • sixsixtysix   May 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      then its okay to shoot someone who served their time for robbery, because after all, he was going to rob you. nice slippery slope, douche. sure, let’s put molestation and rape as captial offenses, because then people would just murder the victims because it’s less likely they’ll get caught. i guess you’d rather have a dead kid than a diddled kid. good job.

  11. CJ   May 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    This was caused by our insufficient legal system. If the “laws” worked, no one would need to become a vigilante. However, after reading–I agree with the judge. This wouldn’t have happened had she not shared her info.

    I always have said sexual offenders can’t really be rehabilitated, but it seems that if someone is released from prison, they should be given a chance to show they are “fixed”. If they stumble, they should be removed from society “forever” one way or another. Sounds like this couple took care of the problem.

    I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but I almost no sympathy for anyone who hurts a child or even another adult.

  12. poitoy   May 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Is there really no editing in internet journalism? I ain’t a grammar Nazi, but at least when it comes to professionally written news stories, I shouldn’t have to read sentences multiple times to figure out what the writer intended to say. Blog posts, general public comments…sure, whatever, the funky grammar and spelling doesn’t bother me a bit. But if a professional writer, or someone who aspires to be one, is doing the writing, it reflects pretty poorly on them and their news outlet if their work isn’t competently written and proofed. And, yeah, that’s about a hundred times more important to me than a murdered child molester. : )

  13. kbush   May 4, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    he should be set free for for help protectin our dhildren , because if we don’t no one esle will i salute him whold heartedly , let him go free , please dropthe charges , because who else is protecing our children in our country the governement sure is not , thank you sir hatsofft to you and ia am a black female that salute you

    • Jed Wing   May 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Sure let white supremacists free to kill or beat up blacks, gays, any non-white person. Your thinking is as good as you grammar.

  14. Alec West   May 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Abdullah – I agree with you. When someone is a convicted felon, they lose certain rights. In the case of a convicted child molester, I think that one of the rights they should lose is the right to life. Good riddance to Neil Lee Hayes, I say.

    I also think that James Turnage, the columnist who wrote this piece, should get a pay cut for this paragraph above:

    “Gaskins and Sheaves was sentenced to 26 years to life for murdering the child molester.”

    WAS sentenced or WERE sentenced? When columnists use poor grammar, they should pay a price.

  15. debbie riley   May 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    At least we got 2 problem people off the streets but they should have locked her Up for longer than they are going to.

  16. JOSHUA   May 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I we need to kill all child molesters but light them on fire instead! Good job, to bad you got caught.

  17. Abdullah   May 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Should have given him a medal instead of a prison sentence.

  18. Jane Marek   May 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    They should have hung her too!


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