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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:37 PM

Missouri man accused of dismembering victim, throwing arms at witnesses

A Kirksville, Mo., man is charged with murder in a case in which he allegedly dismembered his victim and threw the arms at witnesses.

Paul R. Potter, 49, is in the Adair County jail with a bail of $1 million cash after the grisly homicide late Sunday. He is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree arson and tampering with a motor vehicle.

According to the Kirksville Daily Express, police responded to reports of a car in flames shortly after 11 pm. Officers soon became aware of a disturbance at a nearby apartment and a found a second fire and the dismembered body of a dead male. Witnesses said Potter was seen leaving the burning vehicle. According to the paper, police observed him throwing objects _ later determined to be human arms _ toward witnesses.

Citing court documents, the newspaper said Potter admitted the crimes and said he had set the fires in an attempt to conceal the murder.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/07/3999122/missouri-man-accused-of-dismembering.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Missouri man accused of dismembering victim, throwing arms at witnesses (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #8
Yo_Mama Jan 2013 #2
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #3
OriginalGeek Jan 2013 #4
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #5
randome Jan 2013 #6
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #7
MadHound Jan 2013 #9
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #10

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:42 PM

1. Armed assault?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:47 PM

8. And if those arms had only been armed. . . .

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:58 PM

2. How do you get charged with second-degree murder that way?

What an awful story! But surely the charges are odd, considering?

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:00 PM

3. Maybe he was disarming his assailant??????

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:04 PM

4. HE HAS A RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS!

But, being a good guy, he shared them instead of keeping them.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:09 PM

5. +!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:13 PM

6. Is this going to be another "Stand Your Ground" defense?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:40 PM

7. Wait wut...

He was trying to conceal his crime by setting fires, but then he threw the arms of the victims at witnesses. I am going to say he missed the boat on concealing his crime.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:48 PM

9. Meth's a hell of a drug. n/t

 

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Response to MadHound (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:55 PM

10. I'm thinking meth plus a few other drugs

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