Skylar Deleon Photo: Attempts To Cut Off Penis, Trial Begins
by Jack Ryan
Skylar Deleon, who played as an extra on 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers', has tried to saw off his penis with a razor blade.
Skylar Deleon, 29, who is facing trial after allegedly murdering a couple at sea to steal their yacht, has been hospitalized after trying to cut off his own penis in a mental ward. According to Dlisted, the Orange County Sheriff's department tells the LA Times:
"Somehow he got a hold of a razor blade and tried to saw off his penis, but didn't complete the job."
"We do know there was a lot of blood and it was quite a scene. But from what I know, he didn't finish his task, and maybe it was too painful and that made him stop."
Deleon's murder trial begins today as jury selections start.
Skylar Deleon Photo: Attempts To Cut Off Penis, Trial Begins - Original News: The Post Chronicle
The son of a convicted drug dealer, Deleon began acting in bit parts in commercials as a child. At age 14, he appeared in a non-speaking part in the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which aired May 4, 1994. Unable to remember lines, Deleon's acting career faltered as an adult. At age 20, he joined the United States Marine Corps, but deserted after fifteen months. He was later dishonorably discharged.
 Murder of Thomas and Jackie Hawks
In November 2004, Deleon answered an ad regarding the sale of a yacht. The Hawks, who were both retired and had lived and sailed to various locations on the yacht, were attempting to sell it with plans to buy a new home. The couple was initially cautious of Deleon, but became more receptive when Deleon brought his then-pregnant wife Jennifer and their other child to a meeting. During a test cruise in Newport Beach Harbor days later, Deleon and three accomplices-- Alonso Machain, Myron Gardner and John F. Kennedy, allegedly bound and gagged the couple and threw them overboard. The Hawks' bodies have never been found. Authorities allege that Deleon masterminded the plan to kill the couple for financial gain and enlisted Kennedy (who once served time for attempted murder) and Machain (a former correctional officer that Deleon met while in jail for burglary) to help.
In March 2005, Machain confessed to the crime and, along with Deleon, Deleon's wife, Jennifer, and Kennedy were arrested in connection with the couple's disappearance. Skylar Deleon has maintained his innocence claiming that he was not present at the time and that the couple was killed over a drug deal gone bad. Kennedy also pleaded not guilty. 
While awaiting trial in jail, Deleon was also charged with soliciting another inmate to murder his father and cousin. He was also accused of killing John Jarvi, a resident of Anaheim who was found dead in Mexico in 2003. Deleon's father and cousin (who was charged as an accessory to the Jarvi murder) are considered "important witnesses" in both murder cases. On March 13, 2008, Deleon partially severed his penis with a razor blade while being held in jail. After seeking medical attention, he was returned to jail the following day.
Deleon's wife, Jennifer, was found guilty on two counts of first degree murder on Friday November 17, 2006, after only four hours of jury deliberation. In October 2007, Jennifer Deleon, now calling herself Jennifer Henderson since her divorce from Skylar Deleon, was sentenced to two life terms without the possibility of parole.
On September 22, 2008, jury selection began in the case against Skylar Deleon.