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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:38 PM
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Sailor Kills Marine After Lie About Rape
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A sailor pleaded guilty Monday to abducting and killing a Marine corporal he thought had been involved in a gang rape. The rape turned out to be a lie, but the truth surfaced too late.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cooper Jackson, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to premeditated murder, kidnapping, impersonating a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent and obstruction of justice in connection with the death of Cpl. Justin L. Huff, 23.


http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061023/D8KUJ3800.html
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:42 PM
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1. About as twisted as it gets
The sailor deserves the chair, even though he's not getting it. And what about the woman who instigated the whole thing? Hopefully, she'll facing some serious jail time.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:47 PM
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2. Says she was not charged...what a horrible thing to happen.
This is just too absurd. The sailor was more afraid of kidnapping than murder? What a FOOL...hey..I live in Norfolk, VA...sailors and marines are notorious for hating each other and with this new...divided country bush* has introduced it is probably MUCH worse!
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:48 PM
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3. But that would discourage reporting real rapes.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 05:56 PM by Kagemusha
...I know that's what some would say and think, so I'll just say it first and let readers be the judge of its validity. I don't wanna argue either side of it.

Edit: a) And people wonder why the Constitution insists on a fair trial before a jury of your peers based on evidence sworn to in a court of law with a right to counsel and cross-examination. b) This would work as a so-far-out-it-can't-be-real plotline for any number of TV shows, including NCIS. Probably not enough material for a movie though.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:57 PM
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4. WFT are you talking about? this 'woman'..used rape to get sympathy
and who knows what else from a sailor...it was not rape..and she never reported a rape...WFT are you talkimg about?
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:15 PM
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5. But the dead guy got "arrested" and executed ...
without a trial.
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madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:30 PM
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6. "Samantha" turned out to be Ashley Elrod
a 22-year-old hotel clerk on North Carolina's Outer Banks, who testified that she lied about being raped. She said she "might have" told Jackson that one of the Marines was named Huff or Huffman, and she said Jackson called her after Huff was killed. Elrod has not been charged.

Why not?

And it looks like he decided killing the witness was worth the extra risk:

"Quite frankly, I was scared of the consequences of what would happen, of being caught, more so than I was of the consequences of taking his life."
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