Man indicted on 135 counts in fatal Illinois bus shooting
A northern Illinois man has been indicted on 135 counts stemming from the fatal shooting of three men aboard a party bus.
A Winnebago County grand jury Wednesday indicted 22-year-old King of Rockford on 126 counts of first-degree murder; four counts of armed robbery; four counts of aggravated unlawful restraint; and one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking. (emphasis added-cb)
-sigh- Associated Press: when you really, really don’t give a damn about the facts.
At least the local paper asked.
The indictment, obtained Friday, sheds little new light on the high-profile case, but begs the question of why King was charged with so many counts.
“Because that’s what applies in this case,” Marilyn Hite Ross, chief of the criminal bureau in the Winnebago County state’s attorney’s office, said Friday. “We file charges that are appropriate in every case.”
Is the guy a serial killer? A longtime hitman? Was the indictment written up wrong?
This screams out for more information.
Why do I get the feeling that these reporters are part of the decorative trepanning craze (emphasis on crazy)?
An average man’s weapons of mass destruction
• 12 AR-15 style rifles were found in the two-room suite at Mandalay Bay. Each was fitted with a bump stock.
• 8 AR-10 style rifles were found in the suite
• 2 unused .308-caliber body-piercing rounds were found among the unused ammunition that authorities have said were sold to Paddock by Douglas Haig. The Arizona man was later charged with conspiracy and manufacturing body piercing ammunition without a license.
Either these idiots have found remote-installation nipple piercing ammunition (“Do you want dumbbells or rings?”), or it’s simple idiocy. Pretty much any bullet fired from a firearm is “body-piercing.” Context suggests reporters Ricardo Torres-Cortez and Emma Cauthorn simply haven’t read the charges… or any other report about Haig, who is accused of manufacturing and selling armor piercing ammunition.
As for those weapons of mass destruction… Not a firearm; but commonly used by lying, people-controlling victim disarmers to describe any firearm that they don’t like. 18 U.S. Code § 2332a – Use of weapons of mass destruction defines “weapon of mass destruction” as any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxic or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors; any weapon involving a biological agent, toxin, or vector; or any weapon that is designed to release radiation or radioactivity at a level dangerous to human life.