If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Archive for August, 2008

One Person Injured In Burlington Home Invasion, Robbery

2 people at the Beaumont Apartments (in Burlington, NC) said the criminals entered their apartment on Friday night. The police responded a few minutes before 9 p.m. One of the suspects carried a knife and demanded money, according to a news release from the Burlington Police Department. One of the home invasion victims escaped through the back door, but a suspect caught up with him, assaulted him and stole his money. One of the victims was treated at Alamance Regional Medical Center for a broken kneecap.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

August 24th, 2008 at 1:55 pm





2 Tenants Stabbed During Robbery

An apartment building handyman allegedly stabbed two tenants several times during a robbery and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, Chicago police said Sunday. Thaddeus Gunnell, 36, of the 300 block of 154th Place, Calumet City, has also been charged with two counts of home invasion for the incident that happened about 6 a.m. Saturday in the 5000 block of South Cornell Ave., Chicago. Police say he entered the apartment of a 48-year-old man and 50-year-old woman, armed with a knife, and demanded money. When the woman refused, Gunnell allegedly stabbed her several times. When the man came to her aid, Gunnell also allegedly stabbed him several times.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

August 24th, 2008 at 1:28 pm





Mother and Unborn Child Murdered

Nathan Hubert admitted assaulting and killing Sheila Chrast during a 90-minute fight after the two argued in her Sauk Rapids apartment, Benton County Attorney Robert Raupp said. The court complaint charging Hubert indicates that an autopsy showed Chrast had been beaten and that she had multiple broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and liver injuries. A hammer and a screwdriver, both with blood on them, were found inside the apartment and blood was smeared on the apartment walls. Hubert admitted strangling Chrast and stabbing her with a screwdriver.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

August 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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77 Year Old Landlord Set On Fire With Gasoline

A man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly dousing his 77-year-old former landlord with gasoline and lighting him on fire early Tuesday in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Donald Hardy, 28, of the 800 block of East 65th Street, was charged Friday afternoon with attempted first-degree murder, according to police News Affairs.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

August 23rd, 2008 at 10:04 pm

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