Saturday, February 04, 2006

With every choice - comes the consequence

UPDATE Sunday Feb 5th

GASSVILLE, Ark. - The teenager suspected of a hatchet-and-gun attack in a Massachusetts gay bar and in the killing of two people in Arkansas, including a policeman, died Sunday of wounds suffered in a gun battle with officers, authorities said. Jacob D. Robida, 18, died at 3:38 a.m. Sunday at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield, Mo., said hospital spokesman Randy Berger.


As you grow up, young people in the world, you will have the opportunity to make choices. But remember that with every choice comes a very specific consequence. They caught the animal who attacked gay men in that bar in New Bedford, in Arkansas!!

You know what they say:

  • Carry a gun and get 10 years
  • shoot a gun and you get 25 years
  • Kill a Cop and get Life or the Death Penalty
This animal was shot twice in the head. I hope he survives and is prosecuted to the full extent of what the law will allow. Anything less will give young people the fuel to go out and do things like this again. You play You PAY!! I have no stomach for violence or for killing, from a punk or any adult.

Here is the report:


Teen Wanted in Gay Bar Rampage Caught...

By NOAH TRISTER, Associated Press Writer

GASSVILLE, Ark. - A teenager suspected of a hatchet-and-gun attack in a Massachusetts gay bar shot and killed a small-town police officer and the teen's passenger before he was critically wounded in a gun battle with police Saturday, authorities said.

Jacob D. Robida, 18, was shot twice in the head, and "it doesn't look good right now," said Massachusetts prosecutor Paul Walsh Jr.

Walsh said the teen shot Officer Jim Sell, 56, twice during a traffic stop in this northern Arkansas town.

About 25 miles away, Robida sped over spike strips set out by state troopers but continued to drive with two punctured tires into downtown Norfork. Robida's car then careened into several parked vehicles to avoid a police barricade.

"When he wrecked he started firing at our officer and a state police officer, and the officers returned fire," said Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.

The teen shot the woman in the car with him before he was wounded in the shootout with police, Walsh said. State police wouldn't confirm Walsh's account and said ballistics tests would determine how the woman died.

His passenger was Jennifer Rena Bailey, 33, of Charleston, W.Va., the West Virginia State Police said.

"Apparently she's had a prior relationship with this guy and had been corresponding with him," said state police Sgt. C.J. Ellyson.

Robida had apparently picked Bailey up at her home, Ellyson said.

After being shot, Robida was taken to a Springfield, Mo., hospital, according to Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler.

Maryann Hoyne, the manager of the Brass Door Motel in Gassville, said she saw the police officer's squad car and Robida's green car bumper to bumper and heard three gunshots. She saw Sell on the ground and Robida get back into his car and drive off.

Hoyne, 67, said the man returned a moment later to retrieve his gun, which he had left at the side of the officer.

Investigators had searched for Robida since Thursday's attack at Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, Mass., that left three men wounded, one critically.

The hatchet used in the attack was found outside the bar, but detectives believed Robida still had the gun.

Police have labeled the incident a hate crime and said Robida would be charged with attempted murder, assault and civil rights violations.

One victim, who had a black eye, a five-inch gash on his right cheek and a bullet hole in his back, was released from the hospital Friday. Another victim remained hospitalized, and officials would not disclose the location of the third.

Robida was a high school dropout who friends say glorified Naziism but never expressed any specific prejudice against gays.

"This is insane," said Heather Volton, 22, of Fall River, Mass., who had known Robida for more than a year. "That kid never so much as raised his voice at me ... This is all pretty much a shock to me, like everyone else."


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