Meet Skylar Deleon, a former actor who is being charged with the murder of Thomas and Jackie Hawks. His best-known role was on Power Rangers. Read his biography and see photos and video here.
Skylar Deleon is a former television actor, who is now facing murder charges. Apparently CNN said he starred in Power Rangers, but the people at Rangerboard, so it isn’t so. After looking more into it, we found he had a small non-speaking part in the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which aired May 4, 1994.
Skylar Deleon was born on August 12, 1979, and is the son of a convicted drug dealer. He began acting at a young age, and at the age of 14 landed his part in the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. However his acting career didn’t last long, as he was not one to remember lines. When he was 20 he joined the United States Marine Corps, but went UA (Unauthorized Absence) after fifteen months.
It was in November 2004, Skylar Deleon answered an ad regarding the sale of a yacht. Thomas and Jackie Hawks were the owners, who were retired and looking to sell the yacht to buy a new home. According to reports the couple was suspicious of Deleon, but after he brought his pregnant wife, Jennifer Deleon and their child, their nerves settled. A few days later on a test cruise in Newport Beach Harbor, Deleon and two accomplices and Alonso Machain, reportedly bound and gagged the couple and threw them overboard. The Hawkes bodies have never been found.
According to authorities, Skylar Deleon was the mastermind of the murder, in hopes of financial gain. In March 2005, Machain confessed to the crime. Deleon and his wife Jennifer, Kennedy, and Machain were arrested in connection with the couple’s disappearance. Skylar Deleon maintains his innocence, claiming that he was not present at the time and that the couple was killed over a bad drug deal.
Skylar Deleon has not been able to keep out of trouble even while in jail, as he was also charged with soliciting another inmate to murder his father and cousin. And was also accused of killing John Jarvi.
Deleon’s wife, Jennifer, was sentenced to two life terms without the possibility of parole after being found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder.
Skylar Deleon has been given the death sentence for the murders of Thomas and Jackie Hawks. Orange County Superior Court Judge Frank Fasel said;
“The mental anguish and torment these three people must have anticipated while bound and eventually experiencing their ultimate fates warrants the death penalty instead of life without parole.”
Hopefully this brings the Hawks families a bit of closure. So sad.
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