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Man Says He Occasionally Did Side Jobs for Murder Suspect

, Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted: Wed, January 15 2014 at 7:36 PM, Updated: Fri, January 17 2014 at 2:31 AM

A man who says he did side jobs for Susan Monica, the woman accused of killing two people on her Rogue River area property and mutilating their bodies, is speaking out about the bad feeling he said he had when he was at her home.

Mark Alan Riccardi said he knew something was amiss when he stepped onto suspect Susan Monica's property.

"I never felt right. There was something wrong," said Riccardi who revealed he had worked for Monica on multiple occasions doing side jobs.

Monica is accused of killing two people and mutilating their bodies.

Detectives said they believe one person was killed in August of 2012. Authorities also say Robert Haney was killed in September 2013. His family said he was at Monica's home for construction work.

"At the time something was wrong and bad and I could feel it strongly," recalled Riccardi who said it's been a year or two since he'd been on Monica's property.

He said he had done side jobs for Monica, but left when he says she started yelling at him.

"I didn't like the look in her eye and it threw up all kinds of cautious signs for me," he said.

Neighbor Lorna Wolvin said she's heard plenty of fighting on Monica's property.

"She was really hard on them I guess they would scream and yell and have fighting matches," said Wolvin.

"I'm glad I picked up my tools and left because I just now find out what's happened out there. That scares me you know," Riccardi said.

According to Riccardi, Monica also didn't pay him for the work he did. It's a claim others in Rogue River say they've heard before.

"A lot of times people say they didn't get paid," said Mattie, a woman whose family members previously worked on Monica's property.

However, even though Riccardi said he never got his money, in the end he's glad he left.

"I walked out of there and said I'll never come back to this place again."

It's a place, now swarmed with Sheriff's deputies who continue to remain tight-lipped on details in their gruesome murder investigation.

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Christine Pitawanich

Christine Pitawanich was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In 2010, she received a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Christine also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Washington.

Before joining the NBC5 News team, she had the opportunity to file reports from Washington D.C. for WFFT FOX Ft. Wayne News in Indiana. Christine has also interned at KOMO-TV in Seattle.

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