Skip to comments.Nephew of Illinois mayor suspected of killing five, man later killed in police shootout
Posted on 04/25/2013 1:13:25 AM PDT by Jyotishi
Manchester, Ill. Authorities in central Illinois have yet to identify the five people who are believed to have been shot to death in their home by a man who was later gunned down by police.
The nephew of Manchester's mayor shot to death two women, two boys and a man before leading police on a chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire that left him dead, authorities said Wednesday.
Illinois State Police said they believe Rick O. Smith, 43, entered the home through the back door and shot the victims at close range with a shotgun. Two people were found in a bedroom, two in a second bedroom and the man in the hallway. A sixth victim, a 6-year-old girl, was injured and taken to a Springfield hospital.
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whole dang county apparently has fewer than 6,000 people
We live in strange times.
Holder’s people...oh wait.
At the risk of sounding liberal
What does the fact that his uncle is a mayor have anything to do with it?
If the politician did not try to cover it up, ask for judicial favors or to influence the process then why mention it?
End times too. Seems like the world has gone crazy.
How is the news today different than news 50 years ago?
When there are locust with human features, then worry. Sitting around worrying and preaching the end is near is not very productive. The end of the world could be 10 years from now, or 100 years from now. You’ll only know until there are signs, and I’m not seeing many.
I see no difference in the news today, as opposed to 10 or 20 years ago. We are more connected, more gets reported on. Due to the internet.
“What does the fact that his uncle is a mayor have anything to do with it? If the politician did not try to cover it up, ask for judicial favors or to influence the process then why mention it?”
Because the press is trained to look for the shocking and, above all, political angle. Every reporter believes they’re the next Woodward and Bernstein. So, even an expose on the local flower show is written in this shocking, political style just in case the Pulitzer committee happens to read it. BTW, I didn’t read the article, because, as you point out, it’s irrelevant. Can I assume that since it didn’t read, “white, conservative, antiabortion Republican,” that the uncle was a Democrat?
Used to live in house with former girlfriend
Bitter custody battle over their 4 yr daughter
Went there seeking revenge against family.....
Per the local newspaper:
The five victims found in a single-story public housing apartment on East Street, including two male children, two adult females and an adult male were all shot at close range with a shotgun. Police say two victims were found in one bedroom, two in another bedroom and an adult male in a hallway.
Smith took the surviving 6-year-old and placed her in the arms of a neighbor before leading police, deputies and troopers on a high-speed chase. It appears that Smith forced his way into the apartment through the back door.
Holder has all kinds of peeps ~ most of them mind-numbingly violent ~ so they qualify.
Hey, I don’t want to be accountable for my brother’s actions, let alone my nephew’s!
Let’s keep the accountability issue a bit more focused.
The perp’s relationship to a mayor is pertinent because...?
Freedom, your post strikes me as ironic.
Daniel 12:4-”But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased”.
People running to and fro sounds like a good description of today; increase in knowledge, also BECAUSE of the internet sounds like these days, and if you’re not seeing signs, you may not be a watchman, but perhaps, I Drive Too Fast, is.