My neighbor killed someone

United States
December 16, 2015 5:38pm CST
I don't tune into the local news unless it's to see the weather. I don't really like the overwhelming reports of the bad versus the good. I also don't watch the national news because of it. Truth be told, if it's not on facebook, I don't see it. I was tagged in a post from a friend about a murder. I used to live in this neighborhood, and across the street from the murder suspect. He also lived across the street from a friend of mine at one time. He wasn't a very nice man, but he was nice to my mom. I always still always weary. I suppose these recent developments is reason enough to be. He also, at one time, pulled a gun on a friend of mine who was trying to get a dog away from the man. The man was abusing the animal. Sadly this isn't the first instance of someone I've known or known of killing someone.
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@sharon6345 (106082)
• United States
16 Dec 15
I think anyone can be a murderer if put in the wrong situation. With that said,I also know a few people that killed someone. It's not easy I tell you..
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• United States
17 Dec 15
I think you are right. Things can escalate very quickly and a seemingly calm person can snap and do something they'll (hopefully) later regret.
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@sharon6345 (106082)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum That happened to me when you know what happened and I could have killed him. instead I lost control in his house and it was not nice. I am going to court next month hoping the trial goes fast.
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• United States
17 Dec 15
@sharon6345 It's been awhile since we've spoken but I Think I remember what you refer to.
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@JudyEv (96668)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 15
Goodness. I'm glad our neighbourhood is nice and quiet.
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@JudyEv (96668)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum I'm glad you've moved from there.
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@Mike197602 (13472)
• Worcester, England
16 Dec 15
I know, or rather knew, someone who killed someone but it was slightly different as it was through careless driving rather than an intentional act. Over here, even when figures are adjusted for population, murder is relatively rare and few people ever have a personal connection to a murder. I've met loads of murderers in various prisons but that's different as i didn't know them personally. On tv here there has just been a pretty decent documentary on a murder case and it shows how difficult it is to get away with here, even though we do have unsolved murders.
@Mike197602 (13472)
• Worcester, England
17 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum I think murder shift is just called the shift in the US. It follows the murder detectives from indianapolis metro police...I find it very interesting and very different to how things are done here. Law and order I like and it, used to at least, say story lines "ripped from the headlines" so think you're right about that. I'm quite interested in genetics and have seen some studies where murderers have the so called "rage gene" where they just go off on one. I think if this was investigated more, maybe through juveniles getting tested, it could drop the murder rate but also it'd throw up many many ethical questions about people possibly being penalised for stuff they haven't done. Like the film minority report.
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• United States
17 Dec 15
@Mike197602 It's kind of a catch 22 isn't it? We either unlawfully detain them in whatever way, or years later we end up doing the same. Even so, people will always slip through the curtain so to speak.
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• United States
17 Dec 15
@Mike197602 Just saw your message about the article. Yeah that's the one. I think though, that we need more screening for the officers here. I don't know how often they do psych evals on the officers here, but they need to be doing it more frequently. I'm not touching the subject of whether they had the right to do what they did in each individual case.
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@dodo19 (27712)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Dec 15
Yikes. Not a person to be around. I wouldn't want to live near him.
• United States
17 Dec 15
I moved away from the neighborhood years and years ago. I was always weary of him.
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@dodo19 (27712)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum good to know that you don't live near him anymore. Glad that you were on your guard.
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• United States
18 Dec 15
@dodo19 As I've said before he was nice to my mother. I tried not to interact with him as much as possible. You know how sometimes you just KNOW that some people you don't wanna mess with?
@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Dec 15
That is scary. I didn't listen to the news for a long time. It just added to my depression. But, now I have decided that I want to know.
• United States
17 Dec 15
You can always turn it off again when it starts to be too much. Honesly though, I'd wait a little while longer as the headlines are not good right now. I hear from it via family, as I believe I've told you before.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum ...Probably have. I just feel there is too much going on to not be aware.
• United States
17 Dec 15
@celticeagle I understand what you mean. We do need to be aware, especially when it hits so close to home like the incident of my old neighbor.
• Anaheim, California
17 Dec 15
That's crazy. We really don't know what a person is capable of.
• United States
17 Dec 15
Nope, we really don't. Of course this guy wasn't exactly stable anyway...
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• Anaheim, California
17 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum yeah, too bad he could not get some kind of help after past events. this might not have happened.
@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Dec 15
I used to work with a guy over 20 years ago. I heard he killed a guy he lived next door to because that guy was blowing off fireworks on the 4th of July. Crazy just crazy.
• United States
17 Dec 15
wow that's just wow. I really have no words for that but it was such a senseless act!
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@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
18 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes it was and now he sits in jail. People are so stupid sometimes.
@poehere (17313)
• French Polynesia
17 Dec 15
That is insane to think you lived right across the street from a mad man who was capable of murder. I'd hate to live that close to a person like this.
• United States
17 Dec 15
Sometimes we really don't know our neighbors as well as we thought.
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@OreoBrownie (3358)
• Winder, Georgia
17 Dec 15
I might be a little leery myself. I don't want to judge people because people can change. Still I wouldn't go out of my way to live by some ex convict.
• United States
17 Dec 15
This murder charge happened recently. He hasn't been my neighbor in years though.
@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
17 Dec 15
It is sad and frightening at the same time.
• United States
17 Dec 15
I am just glad I haven't lived in that neighborhood in years.
@TRBRocks420 (60772)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Dec 15
Wow that's pretty crazy. Glad he isn't your neighbor any more.
• United States
17 Dec 15
As Am I. He always seemed to be a kettle ready to boil. I think that's how the saying goes anyway.
@LoriAMoore (9604)
• United States
17 Dec 15
Small world, isn't it?
• United States
17 Dec 15
Small, and very scary world indeed.
@Platespinner (18067)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
17 Dec 15
Scary stuff.
• United States
17 Dec 15
Yes. I hate to say it but I wasn't really shocked to hear that he had done something like this. As I said, I was always weary of him.
@Tampa_girl7 (21241)
• United States
17 Dec 15
That is scary to live next to a killer.