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Man Accused of Soliciting Girlfriend's Taped Murder Meets His Jury

A jury was selected for Ladera Ranch man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend and then asking his jail cellmate to have her murdered on video so that he can watch it on Christmas.

A jury was selected today for the trial of a 46-year-old man accused of trying to get a cell-mate in Orange County jail to help him have his ex-girlfriend murdered and recording the slaying on videotape so he could watch it at Christmas.

Mark Alan Jarosik, who lived in Ladera Ranch, and the victim, who was 41 years old at the time, got into an argument that escalated into a physical struggle when he went to her home in May 2009, about a month after the couple broke up, according to prosecutors.

Jarosik allegedly raped her and was arrested after the victim reported it to the Orange County Sheriff's Department the next day, Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker said.

The two lived together for two years and dated for three years, Walker said.

Jarosik posted $100,000 bail and was released June 6, 2009, according to prosecutors.

Jarosik allegedly tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's home June 7, 2009, but ran away when the woman's two children yelled after seeing a hand come through the window, according to prosecutors.

Jarosik returned June 8, 2009, and allegedly beat the woman, slamming her head against a curb, Walker said. Neighbors called authorities and held him until he was taken into custody again, according to prosecutors.

While Jarosik was in custody he allegedly asked another inmate to have a relative kill the woman, and requested that it be recorded on video so he could watch it at Christmas, Walker alleged.

Walker and Jarosik's defense attorney, Michael Molfetta, were scheduled to make opening statements in the trial Thursday.

Jarosik is charged with attempted murder, solicitation of murder, rape, attempted sodomy, burglary, corporal injury of a former cohabitant, dissuading
a witness, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor disobeying a court order.

Jarosik also faces sentencing enhancements for committing a crime while out of custody, inflicting great bodily injury on the victim, and attempted premeditated murder.

 - City News Service

Editor's Note: The county offers resources and shelters for women at the county's Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-978-3600.

Shirley October 10, 2012 at 05:45 PM
He has been after his girlfriend long enough now that the judge SHOULD NOT go lightly on him. We do have many liberal judges in So. County. So everyone needs to stand by.
Frank E. October 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Maybe we should convict him first.
Kitty Kat October 10, 2012 at 11:37 PM
He should be placed in a cell with the 425 pound so-called gangmember for life.
Kitty Kat October 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Nah! Waste of taxpayer money.
Nancy Jarosik October 11, 2012 at 03:35 PM
This is the results of a man who let another woman lead him away from his loving wife and family. After she got him, she demanded a platinum engagement set. Made fun of his family, wanted expensive vacations, required high maintenance and when he lost his job because of the economy she dumped him and began looking for another sap. When will men learn!. There are some women that go to places where they can find a man with money and entice him with "I love to hike, bike ride walk on the beach, go to the mountains, ect." This is a terrible thing he has done and I am not justifying it, but men and women alike should beware of what they are getting into. When we have love and suddenly it is taken away the ego is hurt. Most people just go on there way, some never get over it. More than one family is hurt here.
SheSharpShoots October 13, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Wow Nancy, that was not only presented with conviction but with obvious familarity (sp) of the people involved here. I don't know which character you are in the description above or if you were just one of the people on the side line looking in to this life. But I would suggest that you go back and read your description again. Not that their is anything not factual. Its just, its not the what you say, its how you said it. As if she was the demon in the beginning of your post. With a small disclaimer near the end that said that you were not justifing what he did. I think that you are a very torn person on this issue. You know what he did was wrong. But you still seem to somewhat believe that she drove him to this. I'm sorry, but you are wrong. He drove himself to do the things he did. Just my opinion. Sorry if I got it all wrong.
Marge Provenzano October 16, 2012 at 01:08 PM
He should not be permitted to be a free person anytime soon. That's an evil acting person. Needs a lot of work... To want to become more flexible like a need that bends with the storm @ survives . for becoming defenseless, blaming others , and didn't accept and surrender to the moment... his life met resistance....cuz he forced the situation to increase. ...he collapsed in the storm.

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