Thursday, February 12, 2009
Kid is not the father (05/19/2009)
A 13-year-old British boy — with the physical appearance of a child much younger, standing at 4 feet tall — is the father of a new baby girl, The Sun reports.
_____'s girlfriend _____, 15, became pregnant after a one-time tryst between the two, according to _____'s father, _____.
"He didn’t know what he was doing and of the complications that could come," said _____.
Click here to see photos and a video of Alfie
The young couple kept their situation a secret until _____'s pregnancy began to show. She said she knew they made a mistake but would be loving parents.
"When my mum found out, I thought I was going to get in trouble. We wanted to have the baby but were worried how people would react," _____ said.
Despite being a young father, _____'s father describes him as a typical boy that "loves computer games and boxing."
Britain’s youngest known father is _____, who became a dad at 12 in 1998.
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Someone has mentioned that the father, Ronald Cummings, is an unregistered sex offender, which I have yet to find proof of this. But notice this "girl friend's" age? And the Florida statute below it. I hope the police do check into this, because we know, studies show, that 90% or more of sexual abuse, occurs by the family or close friends. And I am not saying he did this, just wondering. And I think the first thing is to find the girl, and hopefully she is still alive, but my comments below are just questions and comments, until the case is solved.
By Ashley Fantz and John Couwels - CNN
SATSUMA (CNN) -- A missing 5-year-old Florida girl was most likely abducted from her home in rural Florida, police said Wednesday.
Haleigh Cummings has been missing since 3 a.m. Tuesday, when her father's girlfriend called 911 to say the child had vanished from her Putnam County home.
"There's no longer any reason to believe that the child simply wandered outside," said Putnam County Sheriff's Office Maj. Gary Bowling.
The police must "assume abduction," he said.
"All the answers to why you'd want to take a 5-year-old are ugly," Bowling said.
Police have no official suspects, but are treating everyone they interview as one.
"All the world's a suspect" now, Bowling said.
A nationwide Amber Alert says the girl was last seen wearing a pink shirt and underwear. Police plan to use infrared aviation technology after dark Wednesday in their search.
"She's a 5-year-old child, and she's afraid of the dark," Bowling said.
On Monday night, 17-year-old Misty Croslin, the girlfriend of Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, was watching Haleigh and her 4-year-old brother, police said.
794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.--
(1) A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, "sexual activity" means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; however, sexual activity does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.
(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to a person 16 or 17 years of age who has had the disabilities of nonage removed under chapter 743.
(3) The victim's prior sexual conduct is not a relevant issue in a prosecution under this section.
(4) If an offense under this section directly results in the victim giving birth to a child, paternity of that child shall be established as described in chapter 742. If it is determined that the offender is the father of the child, the offender must pay child support pursuant to the child support guidelines described in chapter 61.
Croslin put Haleigh to bed at 8 p.m. and then went to bed herself at 10 p.m., they said. Croslin told police she woke up at 3 a.m. and discovered Haleigh missing. Croslin then called 911 and told a dispatcher she found a brick on the floor of the family's double-wide trailer, according to CNN affiliate WJXT-TV.
The station's Web site printed the text of the 911 call, which included this exchange:
Dispatch: OK. All right, you said your back door was wide open?
Caller: Yes, with a brick. Like, there was a brick on the floor. Like, when I went to sleep the door was not like that.
The brick was holding open the door to the trailer, Putnam County Sheriff's Office Lt. Johnny Greenwood said.
Cummings said, "We never use the back door and I check it every day."
- So why then, was it unlocked and open? They say there was not forced entry, so the door was apparently unlocked, so that seems to disprove this comment.
Cummings said he has only used the back door two times since he lived in the trailer.
Cummings said his daughter's favorite thing in life was her daddy.
The father remains in a tent with his family while police search the area around his house.
Ronald's father, Jack Cummings, said, "You see it on TV, but you never think it would happen to you."
Police continue to search the wooded area around the family trailer where Haleigh was last seen.
"I wish I could go out in the woods and search, but the police won't let the family go search," said Jack Cummings whose eyes were red and filled with tears.
Croslin is staying with relatives as the investigation continues, said Bowling, describing the girlfriend as a "child herself."
- Yes, based on the Florida statute, 17 is a child, and it makes you wonder, at least it does me!
Earlier Wednesday, Cummings pleaded for his daughter's safe return.
"All I want is my child ... please ... all I want is my child," he said, his voice breaking.
On Wednesday, Haleigh's maternal grandmother, Marie Griffis, told reporters that she feared the worst.
"She's out there somewhere, I can feel her. I can feel her presence," Griffis told CNN affiliate WFTV-TV. "She's screaming."
- You can feel her presence? Or is this wishful thinking? Also, now that you mentioned it, where are all the so called "psychics?" If they are truly psychic, why are they not helping with this?
Haleigh's mother, Crystal Sheffield, wept as she stood in front of reporters.
"I just want whoever's got her to bring her home," the girl's mother said. "That's all I want, is my baby home."
Griffis said that her daughter and Ronald Cummings had a "rocky relationship" and that the two took turns spending weekends with their daughter. Sheffield lives near the Florida-Georgia line and has been interviewed by law enforcement, according to police. She and Cummings are divorced.
Investigators are looking into various angles of the case, including finding out the location of 44 registered sexual offenders who live within a five-mile radius of the Cummings home, Greenwood said.
Though that number may sound high, it includes both Putnam and Palatka counties, which are separated by the St. Johns River, the law enforcement spokesman said.
Police are offering but not requiring all those interviewed in the case to take polygraph tests.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 386-329-0800 or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 888-FL-MISSING.
By Dan Horn
Federal probation officers are demanding that sex offenders in Ohio register their names with a state database even if the state doesn’t require it.
- And how is this legal?
A Cincinnati man challenged the practice in a federal lawsuit Wednesday, claiming it was unconstitutional and a waste of taxpayer dollars.
The man, identified only as “John Doe” in the suit, was convicted of sexual battery in 1993 and completed his sentence for that crime in 1997. He currently is on federal probation for a drug offense.
The Ohio Justice & Policy Center sued on the offender’s behalf after his probation officer ordered him to place his name on Ohio’s registry of sex offenders, even though the state exempts him from the database because he served his sentence before the registry law took effect in the late 1990s.
The lawsuit says the registration requirement violates the offender’s rights and also is unconstitutional because it allows the federal government to trump a state law.
“There is no question he does not have to register under state law,” said Margie Slagle, an attorney with the Ohio Justice & Policy Center. “The feds think they can ignore Ohio’s wishes and make him register. It’s just bizarre.”
Federal officials declined comment Thursday. But a lawyer for Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis, who maintains the registry in Hamilton County, confirmed the county has been registering offenders at the request of federal probation officers.
“The bottom line is we have had guys showing up with an order from a probation officer saying, ‘I’m required to register,’” said Dave Stevenson, an assistant county prosecutor. “So we register them.”
He said the probation officers tell the offenders they must register under the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection Act, which compiles state sex offender databases from across the country. Each state has its own rules, however, and Ohio’s exempts many offenders who committed crimes long ago.
Stevenson said Hamilton County has opted to register those offenders even though some other Ohio counties have refused.
Slagle said few offenders – maybe a dozen or so – were required to register under orders from the probation officers. But she said the practice should end because it is illegal and costly, especially in a county struggling with budget cuts and layoffs.
“The sheriff should not be wasting tax dollars chasing down offenders that the state of Ohio does not require them to chase,” Slagle said. “It’s a waste of money.”
By Julie Poppen, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Teen victim warns of dangers lurking in tiny keypad
_____'s mom didn't let her or any of her five siblings have a computer because she had heard so many stories about online sexual predators.
Wendy Schraiber did give _____ a cell phone when she was 12, believing the device would help her daughter stay in contact with her during the dark days following her husband's suicide.
A sexual predator found her daughter anyway.
_____, now 13, used her phone to look for some music and ended up on mocospace.com, a networking site. A 20-year-old man texted her and said he was getting off work soon. She texted him back and agreed to meet him because, as she says, "I have trouble saying 'no.' "
- There is your problem. Why would anybody meet someone online who they just met and do not know? That is asking for trouble, IMO.
The man came to pick her up, then sexually assaulted her. _____, an illegal immigrant who pleaded guilty to assaulting _____, was sentenced to three years in prison and faces deportation when his sentence is up.
Increasingly, online predators are using phones, BlackBerrys and other handheld devices to seek out and groom potential underage victims, said Mike Harris, who supervises the Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit run out of the Jefferson County district attorney's office.
_____ decided to go public with her story with her mother's permission to warn other teens about the dangers lurking at the touch of a tiny keypad. She appeared on the Dr. Phil show just last week.
"I try to tell them to stay off MySpace and Facebook," the eighth-grader said. "I feel like I'm a better person because I can help other teens."
She and Harris appeared at a news conference at the Jeffco district attorney's office Wednesday to announce new technology the unit is using and a $25,000 crime-fighting check from the company that makes it.
Harris said many predators start out looking for young people online.
"But they're very cunning," Harris said. "They want to switch to a phone to get more explicit about their intentions and to arrange meetings."
Harris' unit now has another weapon in its arsenal.
Last March, the unit began using software called RADAR - the law enforcement version of commercial software for parents called My Mobile Watchdog that works on certain "smart phones."
RADAR allows law enforcement officers to track, organize and store all incoming and outgoing text messages so they can more easily build criminal cases.
Harris pretends to be a young girl as he awaits predator contact in chat rooms or other online spaces.
He was the first officer to make an arrest using the software, available at no cost to investigators. He has used it in more than half of his arrests since March.
Harris said he has made 318 arrests, including 83 last year. So far this year, he has made 18.
Last year he had to take a break because the work overwhelmed him. "Eighty percent have to show me their body parts," he said.
Harris said parents shouldn't worry only about their child meeting a predator in person.
He cited a straight-A student in California who was courted for six months by a male she thought was her own age. Finally, she agreed to send him nude pictures of herself. She was shocked when the FBI came to her door to tell her she had actually befriended a 57-year-old teacher who had a collection of explicit photos. The young woman considered suicide, Harris said.
"The danger is not that (predators) are going to show up," Harris said. "The danger is what they're doing to your kid's head."
- Keep the computer in a visible area, not the child's bedroom.
- Don't rely on a filtering software to supervise your children's computer usage.
- Get to know your children's online friends just as you would their other friends.
- Use a gender-neutral screen name.
- Never give out personal information - first or last names, phone numbers, passwords, birth dates or years or credit-card information.
- Never meet anyone you don't already know.
- Don't tell anyone your schedule or where you'll be.
- Don't fill out any "fun" questionnaires that are forwarded to you, even if they're from your friends.
- Don't answer e-mails or instant messages from people you don't know.
- Be careful about posting pictures of yourself. Don't post sexy photos or ones showing behavior you wouldn't want your mom, teacher, boss or potential college adviser to see.
- Don't send pictures of other people.
- Don't download content without your parents' permission.
I sure hope she does go to prison, and for a very, very long time. If she doesn't, then what kind of message would this send to the other wanna-be vigilantes out there? She has a long rap sheet of being a person who loves to assault people, and is a repeat offender.
Last summer, we told you the story of vigilante Tammy Gibson - who took a baseball bat to a child molestor who moved into her neighborhood. We have an update to that story - but first, here's our original story from last June:
There is controversy raging about whether police should notify residents about sex offenders moving into their neighborhoods.
In Puyallup, police alerted residents of Cottonwood Mobile Home Park that registered sex offender William Baldwin was moving in.
That apparently set off Tammy Gibson. She went to the home Baldwin was in, and started beating him with an aluminum baseball bat. According to the police report, Gibson told cops "I kept swingin' and swingin". Baldwin is 7-feet-3-inches (!) tall. He was beaten so badly, he wound up in the hospital.
Tammy Gibson has a long criminal history herself - she has been charged with second-degree assault and felony harassment.
Baldwin was convicted of first-degree child molestation in 1998. According to police, he was on parole for forcing a five-year-old neighbor to sexually touch him when he lured another five-year-old into a backyard doghouse where he sexually assaulted her. He is considered at a high-risk to reoffend.
This has reignited the debate over whether police should notify neighbors of a sex offender moving into their neighborhood if it could inspire vigilante attacks like this one.
Tammy Gibson yesterday pleaded guilty to second degree assault for her bat-attack. She will be sentenced next month and faces a sentence of three to eight months in jail.
- Three to eight months in jail, for attempted murder? And she even said, on camera, she would do it again!
Bethel police say a man arrested on child porn charges killed himself in a San Diego jail today. _____ was found in his cell around 12:30 this afternoon. Officials say it appears his death is a suicide.
_____ was arrested last Friday in San Diego after going to a hospital there for medical treatment. Investigators say _____'s father lives in that area.
A Clermont County grand jury indicted _____ on fifty charges. The investigation into _____ started in December when he brought a computer in for repairs. The repair shop called police after discovering hundreds of pictures of young boys and girls - they were either nude or involved in sex acts.
Police searched _____'s Batavia home - where they found several pieces of children's clothing.
_____ was not fighting extradition and was expected back in Clermont County later this week.
This is not related to RSO issues, but it shows the corruption in the system, which we all know about, but rarely hear about. This makes you wonder how many other innocent people may be in prison due to a similar case of corruption for money?
WILKES-BARRE - For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses.
The explanation, prosecutors say, was corruption on the bench.
In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.
"I've never encountered, and I don't think that we will in our lifetimes, a case where literally thousands of kids' lives were just tossed aside in order for a couple of judges to make some money," said Marsha Levick, an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center, which is representing hundreds of youths sentenced in Wilkes-Barre.
Prosecutors say Luzerne County Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan took $2.6 million in payoffs to put juvenile offenders in lockups run by PA Child Care LLC and a sister company, Western PA Child Care LLC. The judges were charged on Jan. 26 and removed from the bench by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shortly afterward.
No company officials have been charged, but the investigation is still going on.
The high court, meanwhile, is looking into whether hundreds or even thousands of sentences should be overturned and the juveniles' records expunged.
Among the offenders were teenagers who were locked up for months for stealing loose change from cars, writing a prank note and possessing drug paraphernalia. Many had never been in trouble before. Some were imprisoned even after probation officers recommended against it.
Many appeared without lawyers, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1967 ruling that children have a constitutional right to counsel.
The judges are scheduled to plead guilty to fraud Thursday in federal court. Their plea agreements call for sentences of more than seven years behind bars.
Ciavarella, 58, who presided over Luzerne County's juvenile court for 12 years, acknowledged last week in a letter to his former colleagues, "I have disgraced my judgeship. My actions have destroyed everything I worked to accomplish and I have only myself to blame." Ciavarella, though, has denied he got kickbacks for sending youths to prison.
- What did you hope to accomplish? Should I even ask?
Conahan, 56, has remained silent about the case.
Many Pennsylvania counties contract with privately run juvenile detention centers, paying them either a fixed overall fee or a certain amount per youth, per day.
- You see, I have said this for many years. Prison is a business and business is booming!!!!!!
In Luzerne County, prosecutors say, Conahan shut down the county-run juvenile prison in 2002 and helped the two companies secure rich contracts worth tens of millions of dollars, at least some of that dependent on how many juveniles were locked up.
- Now you know why the prisons are overflowing with people who should not be in prison! I'm not saying it's due to stuff like this, but it makes you wonder.
One of the contracts — a 20-year agreement with PA Child Care worth an estimated $58 million — was later canceled by the county as exorbitant.
The judges are accused of taking payoffs between 2003 and 2006.
Robert J. Powell co-owned PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care until June. His attorney, Mark Sheppard, said his client was the victim of an extortion scheme.
- And this is why I has said they should investigate the people who are making and passing sex offender laws and demanding GPS. I wonder how many of them have stock in the GPS market?
"Bob Powell never solicited a nickel from these judges and really was a victim of their demands," he said. "These judges made it very plain to Mr. Powell that he was going to be required to pay certain monies."
For years, youth advocacy groups complained that Ciavarella was ridiculously harsh and ran roughshod over youngsters' constitutional rights. Ciavarella sent a quarter of his juvenile defendants to detention centers from 2002 to 2006, compared with a statewide rate of one in 10.
- So how long would this have had gone on, if they were not caught now? Why did nobody blow the whistle on this? Or did they and it was covered up, like it probably was!
The criminal charges confirmed the advocacy groups' worst suspicions and have called into question all the sentences he pronounced.
Hillary Transue did not have an attorney, nor was she told of her right to one, when she appeared in Ciavarella's courtroom in 2007 for building a MySpace page that lampooned her assistant principal.
Her mother, Laurene Transue, worked for 16 years in the child services department of another county and said she was certain Hillary would get a slap on the wrist. Instead, Ciavarella sentenced her to three months; she got out after a month, with help from a lawyer.
"I felt so disgraced for a while, like, what do people think of me now?" said Hillary, now 17 and a high school senior who plans to become an English teacher.
Laurene Transue said Ciavarella "was playing God. And not only was he doing that, he was getting money for it. He was betraying the trust put in him to do what is best for children."
Kurt Kruger, now 22, had never been in trouble with the law until the day police accused him of acting as a lookout while his friend shoplifted less than $200 worth of DVDs from Wal-Mart. He said he didn't know his friend was going to steal anything.
Kruger pleaded guilty before Ciavarella and spent three days in a company-run juvenile detention center, plus four months at a youth wilderness camp run by a different operator.
"Never in a million years did I think that I would actually get sent away. I was completely destroyed," said Kruger, who later dropped out of school. He said he wants to get his record expunged, earn his high school equivalency diploma and go to college.
"I got a raw deal, and yeah, it's not fair," he said, "but now it's 100 times bigger than me."
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By Jon Lewis
(WSB Radio) A Bibb County sheriff's deputy is under arrest, charged with using a computer to entice a minor for sex.
FBI Special Agent Gregory Jones says 42 year old Gregory Todd Bowden, of Byron, was arrested Wednesday.
According to the FBI, Bowden had numerous telephone and internet conversations with a woman who, he believed, was the mother of a young girl. The daughter, Bowden was told, was under the age of 10.
Investigators say the deputy came to Atlanta to have sex with both the mother and the girl.
The FBI says both the mother and daughter were fictional. Bowden was taken into custody after arriving at a predetermined meeting place.
By ANGELINA DICKSON
Weirton officials aren't satisfied with having information about convicted sex offenders who live there - they also want to be informed of any such prisoners who may want to live there upon their release.
City leaders soon may consider an ordinance to adopt a stricter version of Megan's Law, which requires law enforcement to make information available to the public concerning registered sex offenders.
Ward 1 Councilman Harold "Bubba" Miller (Email) recently asked Police Chief Bruce Marshall to elaborate on awareness levels in in the community and to bring attention to Megan's Law.
"Vince Gurerra and I have been working on putting together an ordinance to present to council by the next meeting," said Miller.
Gurerra, the city attorney, said the legislation would limit the time given to sex offenders to register their information. He and Miller are working to see if they can mandate that a prisoner inform city officials and other authorities before they are released from prison and move into the area.
- Not all sex offenders have help on the outside, so how do you propose they do this?
"The chief stated that West Virginia currently has 25 sex offenders with unknown whereabouts," said Miller.
Miller had asked if something could be done about the time limit given to sex offenders to register with the state.
"It seems silly to me that we give them any amount of days to register. They could do a lot of damage in that time," he said of convicted sex offenders.
Gurerra said he would send a letter to West Virginia's attorney general asking if a city law could be put in place stating that sex offenders would have to inform the city before they are permitted to move to Weirton or notify the city before they are released from prison.
"We want to put something in that says 10 to 20 days before you are released, you have 10 to 20 days to inform city officials and police as well," said Gurerra, "because 15 days turns into six months and so forth, and we don't want that."
Another person, recently elected, busting out the sex offender issues, as usual!
By SARA GOLDENBERG
GRAND JUNCTION (KJCT) - Calling for stricter penalties for first time child sex offenders-- State Representative Laura Bradford (Email) (R) is set to introduce a new bill to the state legislature on Thursday.
- How many times do you evil politicians have to introduce laws? Until you get them passed? They do this every year, but where is the studies and statistics to show these laws work? I have tons that show they do not, and are not working, except to get you votes and brownie points to further your careers!
Bradford said Colorado needs stricter penalties to keep sex offenders from hurting children. She said there needs to be a mandatory minimum sentence to ensure sex offenders are put behind bars for a long time.
Bradford wants to pass a Colorado-specific version of Jessica's Law. Jessica's Law has been passed in several states across the country, and mandates sentences of 25 years to life for first time child sex offenders.
Bradford said some of Colorado's laws concerning sex offenders are strong-- but the state really needs a mandatory minimum sentence.
"There's just simply too many predators, convicted felons, that get light sentences, two to three to five years even, that are out on the street again. And you can say they're supervised, but they're still free to walk around on the streets," she said.
- Yeah, they are free to walk around, just like any other criminal and human being is! Politics as usual!
A similar bill failed to pass before because it was too costly-- and Bradford admited this would cost the state millions of dollars.
- And it's still to costly, but they will do this same stuff, every single year, until they get what they want, all the while, violating the constitution and their so called "oath of office," which apparently means nothing to them! And we will continue fighting and fighting and wasting the tax payers money until we all go broke, which is happening as we speak.
She said the cost is a legitimate concern, but said "it's hard to argue that's it's wrong to spend money protecting Colorado's innocent children."
- Yeah, when it's not your money, but the tax payers, you can easily say that.
Bradford's fight for this bill has even made it on national television. Wednesday night on Fox News, Bill O'Reilly mentioned Bradford in his "Pinhead or Patriot" segment for her work on the bill. For the record, O'Reilly did call her a "patriot."
- Well, in my book, she is a pinhead who just loves riding the backs of sex offenders, as her scapegoat, to get votes and brownie points from the people who do not care about the Constitution. This country is going to hell, as if you could not see that. Hell, most people are blind and to much worried about what Britney Spears is doing to notice the dying country!
TX - Another sex offender murdered, and the police say "Despite Murder of Homeless Man, Bryan Police Say Downtown Safe"
By Ashlea Sigman
Its an area the city of Bryan is redeveloping. Its also the scene of the city's first homicide.
Tuesday morning, 20-year-old _____ was found bludgeoned to death in a vacant building on the corner of Pruitt and Main streets, in downtown Bryan.
"Bryan is still safe, the downtown district is a safe area,"said Bryan Police Officer Jason James. "We believe that this was an isolated incident and doesn't impact or reflect on the downtown area."
Bryan Police said Wednesday that they have persons of interest, but so far have made no arrest. Detectives climbed in the bucket of a city fire truck Wednesday afternoon, to get a bird's eye view of the downtown.
_____ was homeless, and often stayed a few blocks down Main Street from where he was found, at Twin City Mission.
Twin City Program Director Steven Bethea says he's not sure who might have done this.
"I've thought about that for the last day," said Bethea. "This is just evil to me, and is this just random act of evilness, or was this somebody who might have known this person?"
Twin City Mission CEO Doug Weedon said _____ was discharged from the mission last week, for not complying with rules.
"I allow people to enjoy the consequences of their actions," said Weedon. "When you choose not to follow our requirements, then you choose not to live at the mission."
The building _____ took shelter in Monday night, was a vacant city property. Police said had they known about it, the incident would have warranted a criminal trespass arrest.
However, Robert Boyd, works across main street and said _____ wasn't the first to take shelter in the green building.
"There are always people over there every single night, drinking, doing whatever they're doing over there," said Boyd.
"Kinda freaks me out a little bit, knowing people are getting killed 100 feet from where I park."
However, those who lived with _____, don't believe his death was random.
"There's a good chance we know who the person is," said Scott James. James said he came to know _____ over the last several months, when they both lived at the shelter.
_____ was a registered sex offender, and according to James, not liked by all of the mission's residents.
"He has like a past to him a little bit that people kinda held against him," said James.
- That doesn't excuse cold blooded murder!
Well-liked or not, his former roommates want answers.
"Everybody kinda wants to get to the bottom of it to figure out who is in our group that might be able to do something like that," said James.
Twin City Mission is offering grief counseling to residents and staff.