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    Charlie Rogers

    The police reports are embedded in the original article but you get the gist here.

    Charlie Rogers arrest: Listen to 911 call about Samurai sword-wielding ex-NFL player
    Stephen Edelson, Asbury Park Press Published 5:55 a.m. ET Nov. 21, 2018 | Updated 10:34 a.m. ET Nov. 21, 2018

    Matawan native and former NFL player Charlie Rogers was arrested for swinging a Samurai sword and threatening a man and his children. Here's the 911 call Ryan Ross and Stephen Edelson, Asbury Park Press


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    As details emerge from the latest incident involving former NFL player John E. "Charlie" Rogers, Jr., which resulted in last week's arrest of the former local football star and coach, they paint a picture of a 42-year-old who appears to be a growing danger to the community.

    According to the arrest report by the Aberdeen Police, Rogers allegedly "threatened to kill the victim and his children" while swinging a Samurai sword in the parking lot of the Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School during a youth basketball event on Oct. 5.

    Last week, Rogers, who starred at Matawan Regional High School and played five seasons in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, was charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, possession of a weapon, terroristic threats and stalking.

    The documents and 911 call are public records obtained by the Asbury Park Press through an Open Public Records Act request.

    Rogers did not respond to a request for comment by the Asbury Park Press.

    In the call made to Aberdeen Police at 7:55 p.m. on Oct. 5, which you can hear in its entirety by playing the video at the top of this story, the caller provides information about the situation that arose in the school’s rear parking lot:

    Caller: "Yes, how you doing? Um, Charlie Rogers is out here riding around, with a Samurai sword in his car, drunk."

    Dispatcher: "OK."

    Caller: "I mean, he’s going to end up hurting somebody. He's literally swinging the sword around, trying to hit this one guy…"

    Complaint: State of New Jersey vs Charlie Rogers by asburyweb on Scribd

    By the time the first officers arrived at the school at 8:06 p.m., Rogers had already fled the scene in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala.

    The arrest report, which lists Rogers as unemployed, states "the defendant did threaten to kill the victim and his children with the purpose to put him in imminent fear of death under circumstances reasonably causing said victim to believe the immediacy of the threat the likelihood that it would be carried out."

    The original complaint was issued on Nov. 2, with Rogers turning himself in to the Aberdeen Police some 10 days later, on Nov. 12. He was released from the Monmouth County Correctional Institution a day later. No date has been set for a hearing in Freehold.

    The arrest is just the latest incident involving the 42-year-old.

    On Aug. 25, Rogers, who at the time was coaching with Matawan American Youth Football, left a profanity-laden voicemail for the parent of an 11-year-old player on another team, threatening to send his players after the child during an upcoming game.

    You can hear the voicemail by playing the video below.


    WARNING: Video contains graphic language. Youth coach Charlie Rogers threatens an 11 year old player in a profanity laced voicemail to a parent Stephen Edelson and Ryan Ross, Asbury Park Press

    After USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey posted the voicemail on Sept. 6, Rogers was fired from his job as the offensive coordinator at St. John Vianney High School. He was also suspended indefinitely by Jersey Shore American Youth Football, banning him from volunteering, coaching or serving as a board member anywhere within AYF in New Jersey.

    In the voicemail to the parent of a player who left Matawan AYF to play for the East Brunswick-based Saint Bart's Buffalos, Rogers declares at one point, "We are going to blitz every (expletive) play until your guy comes out of the game."

    Charle Rogers Arrest Report by asburyweb on Scribd


    Prior to being hired earlier this year to serve as offensive coordinator at St. John Vianney under head coach Joe Martucci, who Rogers played for at Matawan Regional High School, Rogers served as an assistant coach at Matawan under Martucci from 2008 to 2011.
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    SF Tenderloin - Man, I was just there last weekend...

    And no, this had nothing to do with me. As much as I love katanas, I'm obligated to go with something from Kung Fu.

    Samurai sword attack in SF’s Tenderloin injures three people
    By Evan Sernoffsky Published 11:08 am PST, Friday, December 7, 2018


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    A 47-year-old man attacked three people with a samurai sword Thursday in the Tenderloin, police said.

    A samurai sword-wielding man attacked three people early Thursday in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, authorities said.

    The 47-year-old suspect, who was not immediately identified, began yelling from his window at the small group of people in their 20s on the 400 block of Eddy Street around 5 a.m., according to San Francisco police.

    But rather than stop there, the man allegedly burst onto the street and began swinging a samurai sword at the group, injuring all of them.

    The victims — described as two men, ages 24 and 25, and a 23-year-old woman — were taken to the hospital where they were recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

    Police arrested the suspect.

    Evan Sernoffsky is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: esernoffsky@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @EvanSernoffsky
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    God told me he was a lizard’

    This was not the Fremont where Kung Fu Tai Chi HQ is. This is another Fremont in WA.

    ‘God told me he was a lizard’: Seattle man accused of killing his brother with a sword
    Originally published January 8, 2019 at 6:52 pm Updated January 9, 2019 at 10:32 am
    Buckey Wolfe, 26, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, accused of killing his brother, James Wolfe, with a sword on Sunday in Fremont.
    By Sara Jean Green
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    A Seattle man who prosecutors say may be mentally ill was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, accused of killing his brother with a four-foot-long sword.

    Buckey Wolfe, 26, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail during his first court appearance Monday, but prosecutors have since requested that Wolfe be held without bail given the extreme danger he poses to the community, jail and court records show. It was not clear Tuesday when a judge would rule on the state’s request.

    “The defendant’s actions — jamming the tang end of a four-foot long sharpened metal-bladed sword-like instrument completely through the victim’s head and killing him — demonstrate the danger he poses,” Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole wrote in charging papers. “Moreover, (the) defendant appears to be severely mentally ill.”

    Killed was James Wolfe, say charging papers, which do not include his age. As of Tuesday, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office had not publicly identified James Wolfe or issued a ruling on his cause and manner of death.

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    Buckey Wolfe called 911 at 6:40 p.m. on Sunday and told a dispatcher he’d killed his brother because he thought his brother was a lizard, the charges say. He continued to ramble, saying “Kill me, kill me, I can’t live in this reality,” and “God told me he was a lizard,” according to charging papers. Wolfe was able to provide his home address, located in the 4100 block of Phinney Avenue North, where Seattle police found James Wolfe dead, the charges say.

    The charges say Buckey Wolfe lived in a mother-in-law apartment on the property while his brother and father lived in the main house.

    Buckey Wolfe was arrested in Fremont a short time after calling 911, less than a mile north of the family home, according to the charges. During an interview with police, Wolfe — who claimed to have been diagnosed with schizophrenia — told homicide detectives “that their eyes and mouths were changing and asked if they could see lizards in the room,” O’Toole wrote in charging papers.

    Police obtained video footage from a camera set up outside the mother-in-law apartment, which showed the brothers walking peacefully together and later, their father handing food to Buckey Wolfe, the charges say. There’s no further activity recorded on the camera until Buckey Wolfe is seen running out of the apartment, the charges say.

    “No other person is seen entering or exiting the apartment until Seattle Police officers arrived and found James Wolfe deceased inside the apartment,” according to the charges.

    O’Toole also cited social-media postings that show evidence of Wolfe’s mental instability.

    Sara Jean Green: 206-515-5654 or sgreen@seattletimes.com; on Twitter: @SJGTimes.
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    Emily Javier pleads guilty

    Girlfriend pleads guilty to grisly, Tinder-inspired samurai sword attack
    Updated Jan 29, 10:59 AM; Posted Jan 29, 10:58 AM


    Alex Lovell (left) recovers in a hospital after being attacked with a samurai sword in March 2018. His girlfriend Emily Javier (right) plead guilty last week to attempted murder charges. (Courtesy of Alex Lovell / Associated Press)

    By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh | The Oregonian/OregonLive

    A Camas woman pleaded guilty to trying to kill her live-in boyfriend with a samurai sword after she claimed to find a Tinder dating app on his phone.

    Emily Javier, 31, will face up to 20 years in prison for attempted first-degree domestic violence murder, according to The Columbian.

    She will be sentenced March 11.

    The grisly attack drew national and international headlines last year, both because of Javier’s choice of weapon as well as her boyfriend’s easygoing attitude about the whole episode.

    "I was just so proud for beating this samurai wannabe crazy lady with hate in her heart," Alex Lovell told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Emily Javier, his girlfriend, faces attempted murder charges.

    “I was just so proud for beating this samurai wannabe crazy lady with hate in her heart,” an upbeat Alex Lovell, then 29, told The Oregonian/OregonLive from his hospital bed.

    Javier told police she had hatched the brutal assault on Lovell because she discovered he had a Tinder dating app on his phone and suspected he had been cheating on her, records show.

    She also fumed over his penchant for playing video games, according to a probable cause affidavit.

    Enraged, Javier said she went to a shopping mall and purchased a samurai sword.

    She said she then spent the next week stewing and plotting her revenge before whipping out the saber and repeatedly slashing Lovell in bed during the wee hours of March 3, 2018.

    "There's too much blood!" Emily Javier told a dispatcher after she said she attacked her boyfriend with a samurai sword, 911 audio obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive shows.

    Lovell, who admitted to playing video games 12 hours a day but insisted he was never unfaithful, suffered life-threatening injuries, including wounds to his torso, neck and the left side of his head.

    His index, middle and ring fingers were nearly lopped off at the base, though doctors managed to reattach them, he said.

    Though facing months of recovery, Lovell remained positive.

    “I was able to wing chun my way to survival,” he said, referring to a traditional Chinese martial art that focuses on close-range combat.

    "I've been preparing my whole life for something like this."
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    White supremacist sword killer gets life without parole

    More on James Jackson here and here.

    White supremacist sentenced to life in prison for killing black man with sword
    by Associated Press Wednesday, February 13th 2019


    James Harris Jackson is arraigned in criminal court, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in New York. Jackson, accused of randomly killing Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old black man on the streets of New York by stabbing him with a sword, was charged Thursday with murder as a hate crime. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A white supremacist who killed a black man with a sword wanted to ignite a worldwide race war, a prosecutor told a judge who sentenced the man Wednesday to life in prison without parole.

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance read excerpts from James Jackson's hate-filled manifesto as he decried the "horror of his actions" when he fatally stabbed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in March 2017 after stalking a number of black men in New York City.

    James Harris Jackson appears in criminal court during his arraignment, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in New York. Jackson, accused of randomly killing Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old black man on the streets of New York by stabbing him with a sword, was charged Thursday with murder as a hate crime. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)

    "James Jackson is a white supremacist and a terrorist," Vance said of the Baltimore man and veteran who served in Afghanistan.

    Given a chance to speak, Jackson, who is white, said he wanted to apologize for "this horrible and unnecessary tragedy."

    "It never should have happened," he added. "And if I could to it all over again, this never would have happened, for sure."

    State Supreme Court Justice Laura Ward kept her remarks brief.

    "You killed a man solely because he was black," she said. "And there is no excuse for your actions."

    Richard Peek, a cousin of the victim who spoke for the family, read aloud an "open letter to a murderer" in court, saying "one cruel man's intolerance turned many people's worlds upside-down."

    RELATED: White murder suspect told police 'inferior' blacks should be 'exterminated'

    Caughman, who was remembered as a gentleman and a good neighbor, was attacked while collecting bottles for recycling.

    Jackson, 30, told police he traveled from Baltimore to carry out the attack because New York is the media capital of the world. He said the slaying was intended to be practice for further assaults on black people.

    Vance said Jackson's manifesto was on a digital storage drive recovered after his arrest. The prosecutor said he did not want to make the entire document public to avoid helping to spread its hateful content. But he wanted to put some of it on the record for the first time.

    "The racial world war starts today," Vance said, reading from the manifesto.

    He said Jackson called for military and biological warfare aimed at the "extermination" of black people and urged authorities in the United Kingdom, China and Russia to get involved.

    Vance lamented that American law enforcement has been slow to acknowledge the problem of white supremacism and has sometimes minimized it.

    "We have too often treated these crimes as something less than other kinds of terrorism, and in so doing we have risked normalizing this type of behavior," he said.

    He asked the judge to "send a message to other would-be terrorists."

    Jackson's attorney, Frederick Sosinsky, said his client had marched with family members to protest racial injustice, had served honorably alongside blacks in the military, and had never committed a crime before "the worst day of his life."

    "His lost soul and broken spirit permitted him to act as he'd never acted before," Sosinsky said.

    Outside court, Vance said Jackson's worldwide plan was "diabolical and cruel."

    "He came to New York in the hope of inciting a race war that would pit New Yorkers against New Yorkers and ultimately blacks and whites against each other all over the world," he said.
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    swordsman suicide by cop


    Two Police Officers Shot by Sword-Wielding Man at Scientology Church

    5:48 PM PDT 3/27/2019 by the Associated Press


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    The suspect was shot in the head and died at a hospital, Inglewood police Lt. Oscar Mejia told reporters at the scene. He was not immediately identified.

    Two officers were wounded and a suspect was killed during a shootout after police responded Wednesday to reports of a man with a sword entering the Church of Scientology in Inglewood, California, authorities said.

    The suspect was shot in the head and died at a hospital, Inglewood police Lt. Oscar Mejia told reporters at the scene. He was not immediately identified.

    Gunfire erupted around 3:30 p.m. inside the front entrance of the church after police approached the man, who was wearing a hooded sweat shirt and wielding the sword, officials said.

    One officer was struck in a hand, and the other was hit in an arm, officials said. They were hospitalized in good condition with non-life-threatening injuries, police Chief Mark Fronterotta said. Both officers are in their late 20s, the chief said.

    Officials didn't say who fired first or whether a gun was recovered from the suspect.

    Inglewood is a city of about 100,000 residents in Los Angeles County.
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    MAGA samurai wannabe

    Sword-wielder in ‘MAGA’ hat slashes man outside SF roller rink, police say
    Gwendolyn Wu and Evan Sernoffsky March 31, 2019 Updated: March 31, 2019 1:54 p.m.


    A man was slashed with a sword Friday night outside the Church of 8 Wheels in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood, police said.
    Photo: Scott Sweeney

    A sword-wielding assailant wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat slashed a man in the hand during an altercation outside a popular roller-skating rink in San Francisco’s Western Addition on Friday, officials said.

    Police are searching for the attacker, who fled the scene outside the Church of 8 Wheels on Fillmore and Fell streets, leaving his victim bleeding profusely on the sidewalk outside the crowded skating spot.

    Investigators were searching for security video and speaking to witnesses Saturday as they tried to piece together the details of the bloody confrontation that unfolded during the rink’s Friday night adults-only roller disco.

    Officers were called to the scene around 9:50 p.m. on the report of a stabbing, said Officer Robert Rueca, a San Francisco police spokesman. They learned that the victim, whose name was not released, had been approached by another man, who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, and the two got into a verbal dispute, he said.

    The victim tried to grab the hat, a symbol of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and the other man whipped out a sword and slashed him, Rueca said. Police originally reported that the victim was wearing the hat, but changed their statement late Saturday.

    Scott Sweeney, 24, said he saw a man wearing the recognizable hat with a sword tucked into the back of his jacket about 30 minutes before the attack. The man, Sweeney said, was shouting ****phobic slurs at him.

    “In my mind I didn’t think it was a real sword until we came out later and police were on the scene and there was blood and the hat on ground,” he said.

    David Miles, who goes by the nickname “Sk8father” and started the roller rink at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was inside during the dispute. He said he didn’t see the attack but ran out to help the victim.

    “I came outside. The guy was cut, he was bleeding like you wouldn’t believe,” Miles said Saturday. “He was just gushing blood, so we got the first aid kit from inside and tried to stop the bleeding.”

    Paramedics quickly arrived and took the victim to a hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Miles said officers asked him if a man dressed as a pirate had come into the roller rink, but he hadn’t seen anyone like that.

    Miles posted pictures of the bloody aftermath of the attack on Facebook, showing the red hat near a pool of blood. The victim had apparently chased his attacker before realizing how badly he was bleeding, he said.

    “This is the last thing you think is going to happen,” he said. “I’m very, very, very concerned. I don’t really know what to think.”

    Police are asking anyone with information about the attack to call investigators at 415-575-4444.

    Gwendolyn Wu and Evan Sernoffsky are San Francisco Chronicle staff writers. Email: gwendolyn.wu@sfchronicle.com, esernoffsky@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @gwendolynawu, @EvanSernoffsky

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    More on MAGA sword guy

    What I want to know is where the heck did he get the sword? Like was it under his trench all Highlander style? Or did he pull it from his car trunk? It's not like we walk around carrying swords in SF that often.

    Alleged swordsman in SF ‘MAGA’-hat attack charged with attempted murder
    Evan Sernoffsky April 5, 2019 Updated: April 5, 2019 4:58 p.m.


    A man was slashed with a sword Friday night outside the Church of 8 Wheels in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood, police said.Photo: Gwendolyn Wu

    A man accused of slashing another man with a sword after having his “Make America Great Again” hat knocked off his head last weekend in San Francisco appeared in court Friday to face charges in the attack.

    Leor Bergland, 30, was defiant as he stood in his orange jail-issued clothing for an initial appearance in San Francisco Superior Court. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder, mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon.

    “You just basically implied that I did it,” Bergland said as prosecutors argued for him to be held in jail without bail.

    Bergland, whose messy brown hair covered his eyes, did not enter a plea during the brief appearance in which Judge Donna Little set his bail at $250,000.

    The attack took place around 9:45 p.m. on March 29 outside a roller rink at 554 Fillmore St., prosecutors said. The victim, 27-year-old Gabriel Gaucin, passed under construction scaffolding near the scene and saw a man walking toward him in a red flannel shirt and red “Make America Great Again” hat that was popularized by President Trump during his 2016 run for president.

    The victim swatted the hat off Bergland’s head, prosecutors said. That’s when Bergland “suddenly reached back, as if to punch the victim, but instead quickly brought his hand down, holding what the victim thought was an umbrella or nightstick,” prosecutors wrote in court papers filed Friday.

    Gaucin’s hand was partially severed in what prosecutors in court Friday described as “one of the most gruesome photos of an assault I’ve ever seen.” He was treated at San Francisco General Hospital and had emergency hand surgery.

    A witness at the scene chased the assailant, who disappeared into nearby Alamo Square Park, officials said. Police seized the red hat and a beer bottle the suspect had been seen drinking at the scene.

    Two days later, a security guard found a sword wrapped in a red plaid vest protruding from some garbage cans at 1175 Pierce St. and called 911, prosecutors said.

    Police matched a fingerprint on the beer bottle to Bergland and arrested him Wednesday inside a restaurant on Eddy Street, officials said. The defendant told police he was home at the time of the incident and stated, “What do you have on me, nothing ’cause I didn’t do it,” prosecutors said.

    “No one has a right to strike someone with a sword because their hat was knocked off their head,” said Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office. “Those are the allegations in this case and those things will be figured out in court.”

    Quandt argued that the case calls for restorative justice and that both sides should sit down together and try to work it out. His client, he said, didn’t instigate the altercation.

    “What the reports seem to suggest is that this defendant reacted to being either attacked, or a hat thrown off his head, or something along those lines,” Quandt said. “We will find out much more in the coming weeks.”

    Evan Sernoffsky is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: esernoffsky@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @EvanSernoffsky
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    You call that a samurai sword?

    Deputies Arrest Man Who Allegedly Brandished Samurai Sword in Old Town Goleta
    Residents in Old Town Goleta notified to shelter in place while authorities looked for suspect


    Sheriff’s vehicles at McDonald’s restaurant in Goleta.
    Deputies searched in the Old Town area of Goleta Tuesday night for a man who allegedly was brandishing a samurai sword at another man near the McDonald’s restaurant. (Kelly Hoover / Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department photo)

    By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol | updated logo 1:37 a.m. | April 30, 2019 | 9:57 p.m.


    King Rosario of Goleta was taken into custody Tuesday night after he allegedly brandished a sword in Old Town Goleta. (Kelly Hoover / Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department photo)

    After a lengthy search in the Old Town area of Goleta Tuesday night, deputies arrested a 38-year-old man who allegedly was brandishing a samurai sword, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

    The incident began at about 8:20 p.m. when the man got into a verbal altercation with another man in front of the McDonald’s restaurant on the 100 block of South Fairview Avenue, said Kelly Hoover, a sheriff’s spokeswoman.

    “The suspect, described as an Asian male in his 20s wearing a hoodie, made threatening statements towards the alleged victim and brandished the sword,” Hoover said. “He fled the area as deputies were responding.”

    Deputies and California Highway Patrol officers secured a perimeter and searched for the suspect, aided by a county helicopter and multiple K-9 teams.

    He was located at about 10:15 p.m. on the 100 block of Kellogg Avenue and taken into custody at gunpoint.

    The suspect was identified as King Rosario, 38, of Goleta.

    “The sword was determined to be a wooden replica samurai sword,” Hoover said.

    Rosario was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of brandishing and possessing a deadly weapon, with bail set at $20,000.

    During the incident, residents in Old Town Goleta were sent an emergency notification to shelter in place, and Amtrak train service was temporarily halted to due to the proximity of the search on and near the train tracks.

    — Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at tbolton@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.


    A wooden replica samurai sword was seized by deputies during the arrest of King Rosario of Goleta, who is accused of brandishing the weapon. (Kelly Hoover / Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department photo)
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    live by the sword, die by the sword

    Jesus said so
    "Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword." Matthew 26:52


    RELIGION Published 2 days ago
    Alabama sets new execution date for sword-and-dagger slaying

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court has set a new lethal injection date for a man convicted in the 1991 sword-and-dagger slaying of a pastor.

    The Alabama Supreme Court scheduled Christopher Lee Price's lethal injection for May 30. Price was set to be executed last month but the state death warrant expired at midnight before a divided U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay that blocked the lethal injection.

    State justices set a new execution date even though a federal judge had scheduled a June trial to hear Price's challenge to Alabama's lethal injection process.

    The judge on Wednesday denied his requests for a stay of execution or to move up the trial date. However, the judge asked Alabama to respond to Price's request to prohibit the state from administering a paralytic agent, which is the second drug in the state's three-drug combination, during his lethal injection.

    His attorneys said the first drug, a sedative called midazolam, doesn't guarantee unconsciousness and a second drug, a paralytic, needlessly increase pain by adding "an unnecessary suffocation element."

    His lawyers wrote in a Tuesday court filing that if the state contends the paralytic drug is needed to stop the expression of pain then "this will be tantamount to a concession of Mr. Price's Eighth Amendment claim that midazolam is incapable of putting him into a deep, coma-like state."

    The state has until May 7 to respond.

    Price was convicted in the 1991 slaying of Church of Christ pastor Bill Lynn. Prosecutors said Lynn, 57, was at his Fayette County home getting toys ready for his grandchildren when the power was cut. Lynn was stabbed to death when he went outside to check the fuse box.

    A second man, Kelvin Coleman, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
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    Yikes... good that they finally got him.

    Man wanted in grisly South Beach sword slaying confessed to six other murders, cops say
    BY DAVID OVALLE AND CHARLES RABIN
    MAY 08, 2019 04:41 PM, UPDATED MAY 08, 2019 06:36 PM

    Man suspected of a sword murder in South Beach confesses to at least six other murders

    Nicholas Brent Gibson, 32,, suspected of a grisly sword murder in South Beach, confessed to at least six other murders in Florida, Georgia and California, authorities said. BY MARTA OLIVER CRAVIOTTO
    The man suspected of a grisly sword murder in South Beach has confessed to at least six other murders across the country, authorities said Wednesday.

    Nicholas Brent Gibson, 32, a convicted sex offender, said he’d committed the murders “during earlier times in his life” in Florida, Georgia and California, according to Miami Beach police. Detectives, however, are just starting to investigate whether the confessions are actually true.

    “We are evaluating the information he has provided. We will be working with law enforcement in these locations in an attempt to determine the credibility of his statements,” Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. “This will be a lengthy process. At this time we cannot corroborate what Mr. Gibson has told us about his involvement in any of the other murders.”

    The surprise revelation by police came three days after Gibson was arrested in New York City after a scuffle with a transit officer.

    Gibson was wanted in the April murder of 77-year-old Erik Stocker, whose mutilated and badly decomposed corpse was discovered inside his apartment in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue. Police said the body was in the apartment for at least 10 days before neighbors called police to complain about the foul odor.

    A source familiar with the investigation said it was an unusually gory scene and that Stocker was killed by some type of sword.

    Miami Beach detectives quickly identified the main suspect as Gibson, who was also wanted by federal authorities for failing to register as a sex offender. When investigators learned Gibson had traveled to New York City, they flew north to help police there find him.

    Transit police spotted him Sunday on a train platform and he tried fighting the officers as he was taken into custody. He confessed in New York City, police say, and is awaiting extradition to South Florida.

    According to Miami Beach police, Gibson “admitted to his involvement in the murder of Mr. Stocker.” Physical evidence was also discovered to support charging Gibson with murder, according to police.

    Gibson has a long record with the law, court records show.

    In 2000, when he was still a juvenile, Gibson was convicted in Illinois for aggravated sexual assault. He was sent to a juvenile prison for seven years, and placed on an Illinois sex offender registry.

    He wasn’t out long. A few months later, records show, Gibson was arrested in Tyrone Boro, Pennsylvania, on a host of sexual assault charges, including attacking a victim under the age of 16. He was sent to prison for four years and six months.

    Gibson was released from Pennsylvania’s state prison system in June 2012, and also placed on a sex offender registry there. Three months later, he was back behind bars again, this time in Cobb County, Georgia, for failing to register as a sex offender. He skipped bond and disappeared

    He landed in Miami Beach, where in February 2013 he was arrested for trespassing and failing to register as a sex offender. Gibson wound up doing 90 days in jail before he was shipped back to Georgia to serve 6 months behind bars.

    Gibson was placed on probation, but promptly rearrested for failing again to register as a sex offender in Cobb County. He did two more years of prison.

    He moved to South Florida in 2015, getting an ID card with an address in Homestead. He later moved with a girlfriend to a motel in Rivieria Beach, again not updating his address on his sex-offender registry, according to federal court documents.

    His problems continued in Florida, where he got committed to a psychiatric facility in West Palm Beach after a suicide attempt, then got arrested at the Dunkin’ Donuts where he worked in Jupiter.

    Gibson went to federal prison, again for failing to register as a sex offender. He was released from federal custody in November 2018, and returned to Miami Beach.

    Sources said he had been acting as a caretaker of sorts for Stocker in South Beach.

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    Slightly OT

    Do machetes count here? Either way, this is grisly.

    Man arrested in deadly machete attack on Appalachian Trail hikers
    By Dakin Andone, CNN
    Updated 7:07 AM ET, Mon May 13, 2019

    (CNN)A Massachusetts man faces a federal murder charge after he allegedly attacked two hikers on the Appalachian Trail, leaving one of them dead, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia.
    James Jordan, 30, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with the intent to murder, the US Attorney's Office said in a statement. Charges will be formally filed in US District Court in Abingdon on Monday morning, when Jordan is expected to make his first court appearance.
    The Wythe County Sheriff's Office previously said in a statement they were investigating reports that a man with a machete injured two hikers -- one man and one woman -- but did not say that one of them had died. Neither victim has been identified.
    US Attorney Thomas Cullen applauded local law enforcement agencies for rescuing the hikers following the alleged attack and taking Jordan into custody.
    "Thanks to their efforts, the suspect was safely apprehended and a seriously wounded victim received critical medical care," Cullen said in the news release. "We will continue to work with our state and local partners to bring the perpetrator of this senseless and brutal attack to justice."
    The investigation is ongoing, the statement said.
    CNN was unable to determine Sunday whether Jordan was represented by an attorney.
    Wythe County Sheriff Keith Dunagan told CNN affiliate WSLS authorities were able to find the man, who later died, using GPS technology after he sent an emergency notification on his phone.
    "The phone company notified us and that's when we went up there and found the suspect and the victim," the sheriff said. "We had our whole (tactical) team out there, so (the suspect) wisely just surrendered himself."
    The injured woman was found only after she had walked six miles while bleeding, Dunagan told WSLS, and found other hikers and asked for help.

    CNN's Tony Marco, Augusta Anthony and Laura Ly contributed to this report.
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    SevenStar, well, his prison sentence will be bigger in Tejas.
    **** anyone who think Texans are biligerant.we are, but a true Texan won't knife someone without reasonable cause .dig?

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    Alberto Olmedo Opening Show in IBE 2018.

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