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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:16 AM

Police: Inauguration performer's killing was case of mistaken identity (Hadiya)

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Source: CNN

The teenager who police say shot and killed Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton was on probation for unlawful use of a firearm, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday night.

Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, were each charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder, McCarthy told reporters. They were also charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

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Ward confessed to shooting Hadiya and two others in late January in a case of mistaken identity, McCarthy said.

Police said Ward and Williams were gang members seeking revenge against the people who had shot Williams in July -- men against whom Williams had refused to press charges when police arrested them.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/justice/illinois-chicago-killing/index.html



"Mistaken identity"????

A mistake is buying the wrong size coffee or returning a library book overdue...calling a revenge vigilante killing a "mistake"...NO

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Reply Police: Inauguration performer's killing was case of mistaken identity (Hadiya) (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2013 OP
sakabatou Feb 2013 #1
AtheistCrusader Feb 2013 #3
freshwest Feb 2013 #2
OKNancy Feb 2013 #4

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:52 AM

1. ...the fuck?

I don't care if it was mistaken identity, this is murder we're talking about.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:08 AM

3. I don't think anyone is looking to be absolved of it.

There was some suspicion early on that the coincidence of her part in the Inauguration may have been a reason for her being targeted. This appears to put that to rest. Still going down for murder.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:04 AM

2. They wanted to mete out their own justice instead of letting the law do it. And now she's dead:



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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:03 AM

4. duplicate topic - locking

Please post this added information in the earlier thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014396646

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