Sunday, September 5, 2010


[shown here with his parents Tracey, left, and Buck]

"A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story"


From WikiAnswers:

On June 10th, 1983, Charles "Buck" Thurman, husband of Tracey Thurman, assaulted Tracy in Torrington, CT. He stabbed her thirteen times in the chest, neck, shoulders, and face - ten minutes AFTER she had called the police. He kicked her in the head with a booted foot, grabbed their two-year-old son, told the child, "I've killed your rotten mother," and then dropped the child on top of Tracey in a pool of blood.
Let's see how that turned out......
Three stories for the Register-Citizen of Torrington & Winsted, CT:

Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2002

BY Tracy Kennedy

Motusick has served time before, for a larceny conviction and he's been on probation twice. When probation offices noticed his positive results from drug tests early this year, they made an unannounced visit to his house where they discovered a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun, a small amount of cocaine and a syringe.

Motusick pled guilty to criminal possession of a firearm and admitted to violating his probation on Tuesday. The gun charge calls for a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. Motusick's case was scheduled for Dec. 10, so the court could review the status of his rehabilitation.

Published: Saturday, January 08, 2005

BY Tracy Kennedy

Torrington resident Charles "C.J." Motusick, 23, was sentenced to serve six and a half years in jail on Friday in Litchfield Superior Court for violating his probation and assaulting a local woman.

With the assistance of his defense attorney, A. Thomas Waterfall, Motusick pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and admitted two counts of violating probation as part of a plea bargain with the state. Motusick has a record of drug convictions and prior probation violations.

His most recent arrest was in December in Torrington where a 21-year-old Torrington woman said Motusick acted violently toward her and when she broke off the relationship, he pushed her onto the sidewalk at the corner of Prospect and Water streets.

Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010

BY Ronald DeRosa

LITCHFIELD — A Torrington man who was out on parole when he was arrested in March for having 81 grams of cocaine will now spend seven years in prison.

Charles Motuzick, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Litchfield Superior Court to one count of possessing narcotics, accepting a court offer of 15 years suspended after seven years incarceration plus three years probation. Then, as part of the offer, Motuzick agreed to be sentenced to serve that jail time Tuesday, forgoing his chance for a pre-sentencing investigation.

When Judge James P. Ginocchio gave Motuzick a chance to speak on his behalf, he declined.

Motuzick was arrested March 5 after police executed a drug raid at his 125 Harvard Drive home. Police seized the narcotics both inside the home and inside a car parked in the driveway, the latter of which Motuzick denied was his, said Attorney Matthew Dyer, Motuzick’s legal counsel.

Police also found approximately $2,700 in cash rolled up into bundles, and later obtained $9,079.78 from Motuzick’s bank account, explained State’s Attorney David Shepack. Police also seized a digital scale, surgical masks and sandwich bags, Shepack said.

“This all comes in context of Mr. Motuzick previously admitting to his parole officer that he was engaged in the sale of narcotics,” Shepack said.

Motuzick is the son of Tracey Thurman, the victim of a near-fatal beating at the hands of Motuzick’s father, Charles “Buck” Thurman. Thurman won a $2.6 million federal lawsuit against the police department and city for failing to protect her.

I'm not saying that what happened to him as a little boy is to blame - Motuzick has to take responsibility for his own actions and decisions. But it's no wonder if he was bleeped up in the head by it all.....



Felecia said...

I think the environment CJ was exposed to definitely affected him and influenced who he became. It may be hard, but now it’s up to him to decide who he will become.

Anonymous said...

I feel awful for him. After all he saw with what his dad did to his mom I dont know how he has made it through as much as he has.. It was an awful situation and that I do believe has something to do with the way he is today.. No child should ever I mean ever have to go through and see what he did. I honestly say I really feel for him..

Anonymous said...

It is a sad situation but CJ needs to look back and decide to be a better man than his father was! I would like to know how Tracey is taking this and how is she doing today?