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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:12 PM

Man says he killed city worker over yard rule 'harassment'

Source: Associated Press

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press
Updated 5:31 pm CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018



Firefighters work at the scene of a structure fire in West Valley City, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
A West Valley City code enforcement officer was fatally shot nearby. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ó A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor's house on fire told witnesses that he did it after "years of harassment" over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday.

Kevin Wayne Billings, 64, said the code enforcement officer in suburban Salt Lake City "got what she deserved," police said in jail documents.

Jill Robinson had dealt with Billings before, but it was a routine call and code enforcement officers don't aim to harass residents, officials said.

He poured gasoline on Robinson's city pickup truck, then set it ablaze Thursday, police said. He also started a fire on his neighbor's deck that spread to their home and destroyed it, killing six dogs and two cats, police said.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Man-held-on-murder-arson-charges-after-13146999.php





Kevin Wayne Billings



Jill Robinson

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Reply Man says he killed city worker over yard rule 'harassment' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 10 OP
AZ8theist Aug 10 #1
DoBotherMe Aug 10 #2
AZ8theist Aug 10 #6
mpcamb Aug 10 #3
MicaelS Aug 10 #4
SCantiGOP Aug 11 #8
Cold War Spook Aug 11 #11
Devil Child Aug 11 #13
BreweryYardRat Aug 14 #14
SCantiGOP Aug 14 #15
heaven05 Aug 10 #5
obamanut2012 Aug 10 #7
truthisfreedom Aug 11 #9
Sancho Aug 11 #10
renate Aug 11 #12
Post removed Aug 15 #16

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:14 PM

1. Lemme take a WILD GUESS....

Trump voter??

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:30 PM

2. They probably both are

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Response to DoBotherMe (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:09 PM

6. if that's so...then Social Darwinism at work...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:37 PM

3. "Utah man kills woman, burns neighbor's home and 6 pets"

Let's say it concisely and accurately.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:39 PM

4. What a thoroughly nasty, evil man.

I hope he gets the DP, or life without parole in solitary.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 01:55 PM

8. Are you willing to personally kill him?

If not you shouldnít be advocating the death penalty. Itís too easy to let others do your dirty work for you.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 06:39 PM

11. I am.

I have 10 rescued dogs, 3 rescued cats, 2 rescued frogs ( actually they aren't really rescued they just moved in) and 1 rescued hen.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 11:37 PM

13. Sure

But it would be impolite to accept if the family of the victim wasnít given the same opportunity to put this rabid dog down.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 07:56 AM

14. Yes. Cheerfully and with great malice.

He's a murderous, spiteful idiot. Flay him, cut the blood eagle on him, and watch him die slowly while he tries to breath through two collapsed lungs.

(If the guy hadn't decided to murder his neighbor's pets just for the hell of it, I might not be calling for the death penalty, but given the circumstances, my conscience isn't twitching at all.)

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Response to BreweryYardRat (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 11:33 AM

15. I assume you would enjoy torturing another human like this?

Please point out the difference in what he did and what you are proposing?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:56 PM

5. this POS needs to die

 

hard....put him in gen. pop. He's stupid enough to piss the wrong person off.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:15 PM

7. "man murders woman and kills her pets"

"Because he didn't like how she talked to him."

THAT should be the header.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 02:06 PM

9. I think the city worker was not a neighbor.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 04:48 PM

10. People Control, Not Gun Control

Police told The Salt Lake City Tribune that Billings shot and killed Robinson, who does not carry firearms as a part of her job.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article216447245.html#storylink=cpy


This is my generic response to gun threads where people are shot and killed by the dumb or criminal possession of guns. For the record, I grew up in the South and on military bases. I was taught about firearms as a child, and I grew up hunting, was a member of the NRA, and I still own guns. In the 70ís, I dropped out of the NRA because they become more radical and less interested in safety and training. Some personal experiences where people I know were involved in shootings caused me to realize that anyone could obtain and posses a gun no matter how illogical it was for them to have a gun. Also, easy access to more powerful guns, guns in the hands of children, and guns that werenít secured are out of control in our society. As such, hereís what I now think ought to be the requirements to possess a gun. Iím not debating the legal language, I just think itís the reasonable way to stop the shootings. Notice, none of this restricts the type of guns sold. This is aimed at the people who shoot others, because itís clear that they should never have had a gun.

1.) Anyone in possession of a gun (whether they own it or not) should have a regularly renewed license. If you want to call it a permit, certificate, or something else that's fine.
2.) To get a license, you should have a background check, and be examined by a professional for emotional and mental stability appropriate for gun possession. It might be appropriate to require that examination to be accompanied by references from family, friends, employers, etc. This check is not to subject you to a mental health diagnosis, just check on your superficial and apparent gun-worthyness.
3.) To get the license, you should be required to take a safety course and pass a test appropriate to the type of gun you want to use.
4.) To get a license, you should be over 21. Under 21, you could only use a gun under direct supervision of a licensed person and after obtaining a learnerís license. Your license might be restricted if you have children or criminals or other unsafe people living in your home. (If you want to argue 18 or 25 or some other age, fine. 21 makes sense to me.)
5.) If you possess a gun, you would have to carry a liability insurance policy specifically for gun ownership - and likely you would have to provide proof of appropriate storage, security, and whatever statistical reasons that emerge that would drive the costs and ability to get insurance.
6.) You could not purchase a gun or ammunition without a license, and purchases would have a waiting period.
7.) If you possess a gun without a license, you go to jail, the gun is impounded, and a judge will have to let you go (just like a DUI).
8.) No one should carry an unsecured gun (except in a locked case, unloaded) when outside of home. Guns should be secure when transporting to a shooting event without demonstrating a special need. Their license should indicate training and special carry circumstances beyond recreational shooting (security guard, etc.). If you are carrying your gun while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you lose your gun and license.
9.) If you buy, sell, give away, or inherit a gun, your license information should be recorded.
10.) If you accidentally discharge your gun, commit a crime, get referred by a mental health professional, are served a restraining order, etc., you should lose your license and guns until reinstated by a serious relicensing process.

Most of you know that a license is no big deal. Besides a driverís license you need a license to fish, operate a boat, or many other activities. I realize these differ by state, but that is not a reason to let anyone without a bit of sense pack a semiautomatic weapon in public, on the roads, and in schools. I think we need to make it much harder for some people to have guns.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 06:56 PM

12. this is heartbreaking

A woman just doing her job died... a veterinarian who cared for elderly animals lost everything... and innocent animals died horribly. All because this POS can't control his temper. I'm so tired of people feeling entitled and aggrieved when they don't get their way.

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