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Jose Garcia

(2,718 posts)
Fri Jul 17, 2020, 01:45 PM Jul 2020

Las Vegas police arrest suspect who allegedly made homeless man do a deadly backflip for $6

Source: CNN

(CNN) — Las Vegas police arrested a suspect they said goaded a homeless man into doing a backflip that led to a fatal injury.

Keonte Jones, 28, was arrested this week. The incident happened on June 20 after Larry Coner, 55, approached the suspect asking for money.

Jones told him he’d pay him $6 to perform a backflip and on Coner’s third attempt, he landed on his neck and was left to die while bystanders watched and laughed, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

Jones was livestreaming the entire incident on Facebook, police said. Medical personnel were called and the victim was transported to the hospital with a serious spinal injury. He died 10 days later, police said.

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Las Vegas police arrest suspect who allegedly made homeless man do a deadly backflip for $6 (Original Post) Jose Garcia Jul 2020 OP
As If Being Homeless Wasn't Bad Enough Me. Jul 2020 #1
Jeez,... I hope he was sufficiently entertained for his five bucks. magicarpet Jul 2020 #2
Unbelievably tragic. Too many people are lacking compassion. chowder66 Jul 2020 #3
WTF? fleur-de-lisa Jul 2020 #4
the internet probably isn't helping stopdiggin Jul 2020 #5
Utterly depraved Mad Lib Jul 2020 #6
SMH over the suspect's wicked idea of mercy and generosity. Surely, karma came back Backseat Driver Jul 2020 #7

stopdiggin

(11,883 posts)
5. the internet probably isn't helping
Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:49 PM
Jul 2020

(reinforcing both the best and worst of us)
But this kind of thing (taunting, harassing, degrading) has been going on from time immemorial.

And (kills me to say it) but as despicable and disgusting as this mans actions are/were -- there is most likely very little in terms of real legal repercussion available against him.
Hope he loses his job, his friends, his house (if he owns one) and his girlfriend. (although, this kind of clown always has a new one in a week and a half)

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Backseat Driver

(4,491 posts)
7. SMH over the suspect's wicked idea of mercy and generosity. Surely, karma came back
Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:51 PM
Jul 2020

swiftly with the unintended consequence of mocking the least among us on the streets for entertainment value. Laughing bystanders and FB viewers should take note due to the fuzzy nature of karma's reach! Shame on that brutal bully and reckless "employer."

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