Here’s an important principle: When something important is going on silence is a lie. Here is something important that seems to have slipped by the censors: “Media Belatedly Mentions that Gunman Who Opened Fire in a Church on Easter Left Behind a Koran,” which we have from the Ashtabula Star Beacon by way of Jihad Watch.
ASHTABULA — The make of the gun, knives and the terror felt by Easter Sunday church-goers the day Reshad Riddle is accused of killing his father surfaced at his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Municipal Court.
City Solicitor Michael Franklin called three city police officers to the witness stand to share their recollections of what occurred after Riddle allegedly shot Richard Riddle at point blank range outside of Hiawatha Church of God in Christ. Riddle has been charged with aggravated murder, having weapons under disability and carrying a concealed weapon.
Riddle, 28, who appearedin shackles, an orange jail jumpsuit and a bullet-proof vest, sat at the defense table flanked by public defender Joseph Humpolick.
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The first witness, Patrolman Jay Janek said when he arrived on the scene, the elder Riddle was on the ground bleeding profusely, with an obvious gunshot wound to the head.
“He was deceased,” Janek said.
Police found Reshad Riddle inside the church, standing at the podium, he said.
“He had the gun in the air,” Janek said. “He had several knives on him … we later discovered the Koran on the podium.”
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Felt also said Riddle spoke about religious passages in the Koran.
Humpolick again pressed for details.
“He found solace in his religion after he shot his father,” Felt said.
With no further witnesses, Franklin entered two exhibits: a copy of the defendant’s past felony convictions, justifying the charge of having a weapon while under disability, and the sentencing from the conviction.
Humpolick called no witnesses, but moved to dismiss the case.
Moved to dismiss!!!! This ought to be a whole 2nd story all by itself leading to Humpolick being disbarred. Bet he gets a nice fat check from CAIR.
Kudos to Shelly Terry, the story’s original author, and to the Star Beacon for defying the censors. Let’s hope that Terry isn’t fired for the offense.