According to, I would like to remain anonymous. The maximum punishment for Bridget Moretti, also known as Bernadette Prott, was nine years, but she was freed on parole seven years later, in 1992, when she was 23. 2 Innocent girls got the blame, and Bernadette sat and watched them knowing she was Responsible for it. Orinda is totally corrupt, from top to bottom. Bernadette was sure that once Kristen was her friend, success would follow. She was more ashamed of what she did than killing Kirsten, Palmer said. I couldnt let her tell! LOL How stupid it is to even suggest that! Bernadette Protti IS Jeannette Tomanka Saturday, December 6, 2014 Bernadette Protti found! Miamonte, were interested in tge Bernadette Protti case. Mats86 Oct 8, 2019 at 11:09 am. 4 Shocking Murders Committed By Teenagers, They Died Too Young: Teen Victims of Homicide, is inspired by Randall Sullivans Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate, as Lifetime. The knife just like the car itself was her sisters, and her sister often cut vegetable for lunch during work. Sharon Palmers daughter was a lot like Kirsten a funny person and Confident, and likeable. Your email address will not be published. Well, thats what Bernadette said happened. I wish I could tell the Costas family how sorry I am, especially her brother who is probably still alive. How was she to you, was she Stuck up? Get an all-access pass to never-before-seen content, free digital evidence kits, and much more! Kirsten backed up, yelling at Bernadette to go away. And the bullying and harassment from fellow students at Miramonte continues to this day. Coupled with the witness account from Alexander Arnold of the killer with the blonde hair and casual attire driving the Pinto, a scenario was beginning to form in the minds of investigators. I doubt highly people in Orinda will forgive Bernadette, especially Kirstens friends, just cause a few didnt like Kirsten, dont mean they whole town didnt like her. Check out never-before-seen content, free digital evidence kits, and much more! Bernadette Protti was released from prison in 1992 at the age of 23 and reportedly left California, and changed her name to Jeannette. Feb 19, 2020 at 11:21 pm. If the prosecution accepted this, it would save the county a lot of money that they could then spend on more important things. Mysterygrandma Jul 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm. The Costa family settled in Hawaii, which included the mother, the fatherBeritand Kirsten's brother, Peter, after being left discouraged by the flakey judiciary. However, true to form, Bernadette was not satisfied. Soon after this, Bernadette put her hand up for the Year Book team, but again she was not accepted. How can you Justify a girl who Savagely murdered and let the blame rest on 2 Innocent. Either way, Bernadette had worked tirelessly to cultivate a social profile that she could be proud of. The daughter of affluent parents, Arthur and Berit Costas, she and her brother, Peter, grew up in the small suburban town of Orinda, Californi My friend lived about 4 houses away. While her father's identity is not revealed, she has a sister called Virginia Protti. I think it is safe to say that anyone can see, that the motivation would be, that Kristen would tell people what Bernadette did. [3] . None of you still know why. It seems somewhat appropriate for the sentence to be handed down on April Fools Day: given that Bernadette had tried to plead guilty to the lesser charge, this meant the Contra Costa County had forked out tens of thousands of dollars to find out an answer they already knew. In response, Bernadette started stabbing. She was ordered to remain in custody on a murder charge, said Deputy. But those hours had happened and by 11pm, Kirsten was pronounced dead. I cant live unless you love me. Orinda Native youre right, I didnt know Kirsten, but had a friend whose friend knew her, said she was Stuck up, but no Bully and didnt deserve to be murdered. I have read just about everything on this case for the past couple of years, I did not know either party that was involved but I think this case has stuck with me because I was close to their age when the murder took place. Please still love me. The action you just performed triggered the security solution. Why did Bernadette even setup the fake Bobbies meeting to begin with??? Bernadette Protti had been charged with first-degree murder in the June 23 slaying of 15-year-old Kirsten Costas. Bernadette and Kirsten both tried out for cheerleader; Kirsten was offered a place, Bernadette was not. Well, if shes now married with several children, she probably isnt gay and never was. Theres a reason why we treat minors as such I dont mean to ignore or lessen the pain of the Costas family, but I can forgive her. 30 years ago, it was a big deal to be a lesbian, said Palmer. I hooe she was humiliated at her trial and Orinda and. Kate Ginley is a sophomore and the opinion editor for La Puma. Anonymous Dec 13, 2019 at 12:47 pm. If Kirsten would of told the talk would of blown over Decades before now, but now, this will always follow her, and shes labeled as a Murderer, how much more embarrassing can that be? Background: The daughter of affluent parents, Arthur and Berit Costas, Kirsten and her brother, Peter, grew up in the small suburban town of Orinda, California. Meanwhile, Costas' parents vehemently opposed Protti's release. "I lost for cheerleader and I didn't get the club I wanted and I didn't get (on the) yearbook (staff)," Protti told law enforcement during a taped confession, which was later played at the teens murder trial. And now everyone was going to find out how weird she really was. Mar 19, 2019 at 2:42 pm. Nancy fit the stereotype, and Orindas residents were comfortable with this. What a bitter pill to swallow. Sorry for Kirstin who did not get a chance to mature one bit, but, the girl is dead, and people need to adjust their attitudes. Stacey has everything: looks, personality, wealthy parents, and a pack of snooty, sycophantic friends at school. Time limit is exhausted. The police finished all interviews, ran down all leads, and came up empty. According to The Los Angeles Times, Protti was sentenced to a juvenile prison for 7 years. The speculation on whether of not this had anything to do with homosexuality, is asinine to say the least. Polygraphs are foolproof, as history will attest. I dont think she set out to intentionally kill her, Palmer said. Hear about the real crime that Alexey's favorite Lifetime movie is based off, as well as a tasting from a delightful coffee birthday gift! Time in 30s the game is over and we change who we are. Seven years was not enough, Palmer said. She watched as the other car parked outside of Kirstens house. Suse Feb 11, 2019 at 1:11 am. Required fields are marked *, Student Sep 4, 2022 at 12:51 am. Sure Bernadette had fit the description, right down to the Pinto. The knife was 18 inches, or 45 centimetres, in length. Speculation also arose during the trial that Bernadette had wanted something more than friendship with Kirsten, and that Kirstens spurning of her advances had led to Bernadette decision to silence her rather than suffer the ridicule of entire school population if Kirsten gossiped about her leanings. Bernadette Protti Kirsten Marina Costas (July 23, 1968 - June 23, 1984) was an American high school student who was murdered by her classmate, Bernadette Protti. I think something had already snapped in Jeannette and she was going to kill Kisten if she didnt agree to be her friend. This is the true story of 15-year old Kirsten Costas who was stabbed to death by a classmate, Bernadette Protti, on June 23, 1984. Bernadette idolised Kirsten because of the apparent ease with which she seemed to traverse the social minefield. Who is killing the cheerleader cast? En juin 1984, une camarade de classe nomme Bernadette Protti l'a tue par balle puis s'est suicide. The Prottis couldn't afford the lifestyle the Costas family could and that was the lifestyle Bernadette wanted. Finally, that quick phone call was made to the Weems family. I feel tremendous sympathy for Kirsten's parents who were robbed of Kirsten's High School graduation, college graduation, marriage and grandchildren. Bernadette went to school. Had this been the child, sister, brother, mother, father, anyone else that you hold dear to your heart, or even you, yourself, that committed such a horrible act like Bernadette did then I am sure some of you would want forgiveness. Oxygen Insider is your all-access pass to never-before-seen content, free digital evidence kits, and much more! I remember a perverted misfit who killed a pregnant woman (after telling a lie to get into her house) getting out of prison after only 18 years. Peter et Kirsten Costas ont tous deux eu Orinda, en Californie, comme maison d'enfance. Her father Raymond was a retired public works officer, who taught Christianity in his spare time. Rene heard banging on the door but she was home alone and thought Kirsten was at a Bobbys meeting. The FBI man thinks I did it. Your donation will support the student journalists of Campolindo High School's The Claw. There is something wrong with your community! Tragic. Miramonte . Part 3: For Bernadette, that was the only choice since she had that knife close to her and it was the only option. Kirsten Costas reminds stabs to death classmate Bernadette Protti. As wrong as Bernadette was to do what she did SHE Definitely, did NOT want to kiss the Greek American girl!!! She had a habit of looking at the people around her and comparing her own life to what she saw from the outside. Palmer said, Rene [the neighbor] and Kirsten were really close. However, the neighbor failed to respond when Costas signaled for help. I couldnt!, I think it was the shame and judgement. As the 30th anniversary of the murder of Miramonte student Kirsten Costas passes this year, Sharon Palmer, the mother of a friend to Costas as well as the girl convicted of the murder, considered the tragedys relevance to todays Lamorinda community. In that moment, becoming a social outcast in a place like Miramonte High School was a fate worse than death. You all need to get your shit together, and move on with your lives. Anonymous Dec 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm. Bernadette handed her mother a letter, but told her to wait half an hour before reading it. Moretti killed Kirsten Costas, a friend of hers. Get good grades and make your parents proud so they could go flaunt you off to other parents. However, those who knew Bernadette would later state that she would absolutely have accepted marijuana if she thought it would increase her social credibility. Another girl, Nancy Kane, had also attended. Mother Elaine was a homemaker, who read her bible with a stop watch. So they never made the phone call to the Weems to confirm. If not them why did bernadette have this huge knife in hopes of only wanting to talk! This article is consistent with newspapers at the time of Bernadette Protti/Jeannette Tomankas trial. So, STFU!!! While Costas made the cheerleading team, Protti didn't. Orinda Native May 22, 2019 at 10:53 pm. Poor Bernadette, after all her hard work she still isnt popular enough for her own Wikipedia page. She was followed closely by Alexander, whod seen the fight and given chase to try to catch the girl. I dont get why she only got 7 years. He told me his mom heard the shrieks from Kirsten as she staggered across the street tot he Hill residence, where she collapsed and died upon opening of the front door. Contents 1 Backstory 2 Events 3 Protti's Arrest 4 Aftermath Backstory Kirsten was the daughter of affluent parents Arthur and Berit Costas. In another article by Haeseler, he wrote, unanswered to the end was what provoked Protti to stab Costas to death after luring her to a bogus sorority initiation dinner.. He asked who had stabbed her, but Kirsten was unable to speak. She was released from prison in 1992 at the age of 23 she left Ventura County. Bern is a Sociopath and always will be. Once the rumour took off, Nancy was a virtual pariah, bullied every day for her role in Kirstens death. Later, she married her husband and is now officially known to the world as Jeannette Tomanka. Bernadette Protti was released from prison in 1992 at the age of 23, whereupon she changed her name and left California. Bridget Moretti is famous as Bernadette Protti, a killer of Kirsten Costas. ); Here's what to know before you settle on the couch with some popcorn. What a horrible person. Reality Apr 6, 2019 at 1:45 am. Bernadette was quiet the whole time, Palmer recalled. Anonymous Jan 4, 2020 at 6:45 pm. We were both in the same grade as Bernadette and Kirsten. So she had a few she didnt like, who doesnt. Coverage of the latest true crime stories and famous cases explained, as well as the best TV shows, movies and podcasts in the genre. Only God decides where Bernadette will spend eternity. was rightly hers due to how well shed followed someone else. Meanwhile, Costas' parents vehemently opposed Protti's release. 2023 Campolindo High School along with the Acalanes Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information, current military or military veteran status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or special populations. Some of those cases get less then what Bernadette received at her trial. Trivia. She had it coming. Yeah, she did wrong. It'sslated to air February 2 at 8/7c on Lifetime. Kirsten was Cocky and Arrogant but she wasnt a Bully. Unfortunately for Bernadette, that isnt how life works. She needs mental help! Bernadette didnt want Kirsten to expose and embarrass her? So it seems not to be escaping from her. Though the Bay Area is seen as a progressive community, and social organizations and educational institutions continue to preach tolerance, Palmer believes that Lamorinda is still lagging behind. If all Snooty teen girls were to die, then majority of them would never reach adulthood. [2] Costas attended Miramonte High School and was a member of the school's varsity swim team and the cheerleading squad. Housewife and DIY mommy blogger! Anonymous Jul 23, 2019 at 8:32 am, Protti should have been in jail a lot longer then what she did she can not be trusted to stab someone because they wont be your friend I dont care what Kristen did Protti set her up and had full attention to kill her Protti is a disgusting human being I hope she rots in HELL I can just imagine what she teaches her children about life if u dont get what u want just kill them I hope Kristen is haunting her for the rest of her life Protti should be ashamed of herself, Carl Bailey Jun 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm. This is all old news and ancient history. She asked to use the phone to call her parents. but its also a story so shocking that it has to be truemostly. He began by reviewing the existing evidence, including the interview notes and lie detector tests. CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL 300 MORAGA ROAD MORAGA CA, Kate Ginley, Staff WriterOctober 14, 2014. Now a mother of two and wife to my beloved husband. High School is another time and place. Kirsten would likely have had no clue of the effect her words and actions were having on her fellow classmate. The comment above should be ignored. Believing that a friendship with rich and pretty Kelly Locke (Sarah Dugdale), leader of the schools most prestigious clique, will get her all that she desires, Bridget tries to forge a friendship with her. 3. It's based on the 1984 Bernadette Protti murder case in Orinda, California. Not you people. Bernadette did not give her name during this call, only saying that it was to be a secret known only to the Bobbies. So comfortable that when she was interviewed three days after the murder, the police intimated to Nancy that her fellow classmates were pointing to her as the prime suspect.