Virginia Tech Football Player who Murdered Tinder ‘Date’ Treated Like Victim

Described by his attorney as a “soft spoken young man” you would think that Ismemen David Etute was the victim not the white apparently gay or trans restaurant worker whose head was smashed and was left “bubbling and gurgling” to die.

“Isi” Etute

This story is all over the place and generally told in such a way as to make Isi Etute a 6’3, 205 pound linebacker look like the victim who claims he thought he was meeting with a woman for a second sexual encounter.

Feeling duped, he (understandably?) used his physical power to allegedly beat the man to death.

(I spent some time, searching to see if Etute’s family came to America as refugees (using a secret decoder ring!) but found no reference to his family’s immigration status. I did find many stories about Etute as an up and comer football player and a good catch for Virginia Tech.)

Here is the Roanoke Times on June 9th:

Virginia Tech football player Isi Etute told police he punched victim after meeting for sexual encounter

CHRISTIANSBURG — A now suspended Virginia Tech football player told police he punched a sexual partner five times in the face and stomped on him after discovering the person he thought was a woman was actually a man, according to arguments presented Wednesday in a Montgomery County courtroom.

Jerry Smith

According to the autopsy, all the bones in Blacksburg resident Jerry Paul Smith’s face were broken, his teeth were missing and he had multiple cranial fractures. The medical examiner’s office had previously revealed that Smith had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Ismemen David Etute of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with second-degree murder June 2 in the death of Smith, a Blacksburg restaurant worker.

Etute was granted bond in a hearing Wednesday morning in Montgomery County General District Court, but Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Patrick Jensen filed an expedited appeal that would have kept Etute in jail for up to five more days.

The two sides later Wednesday came to an agreement to release Etute on a $75,000 secured bond under house arrest and electronic monitoring, according to a release put out by Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt. The order restricts Etute from returning to Montgomery County except to consult with his attorney or to attend court proceedings.

Outside courthouse, the Etute family gets a hug from Virginia Tech players as if it was they who had a family member killed.

 

The courtroom was packed as Judge Randal Duncan excluded cameras from the courtroom at the start of the proceeding. Smith’s family was in attendance. More than a dozen football players — most of them clad in Virginia Tech gear — were there in support of Etute.

Etute was somehow tricked by Smith when it was his second visit to Smith’s apartment?

According to those statements, Etute visited the victim’s apartment April 10 for oral sex after he was matched up with someone named “Angie” on Tinder. Etute returned to the apartment May 31 to engage in sexual activity and discovered the person he was matched up with was a man, according to summaries of the evidence made by both Morgan and defense attorney Jimmy Turk.

Etute also told police that Smith did not assault him.

Etute told the police he punched the victim five times in the face and continued punching the victim when the person hit the ground and “stomped” on him. He heard “bubbling and gurgling” as he left the apartment, but didn’t call the police.

More here.  

The case gets complicated when two groups who often consider themselves discriminated against in the political victimhood game face each other.

Now see the Roanoke Times on June 10th and the reaction from the Gay/Trans community.

They are pretty angry that the alleged killer is being treated like the victim because he was somehow (justifiably?) angry at supposedly learning he wasn’t soliciting sex from a woman.

Killing of Jerry Paul Smith called ‘irrational,’ Isi Etute defense called discriminatory

Reverberations continued to spread Thursday from the Memorial Day killing of a gay Blacksburg man whose alleged attacker, a Hokie linebacker, told police that he’d lashed out after discovering the person he met for a sexual encounter was not a woman.

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Reactions to the killing of Jerry Paul Smith, a 40-year-old restaurant project manager, grew louder after a Wednesday bond hearing for Isimemen David Etute, 18, of Blacksburg. Etute, a freshman on Virginia Tech’s football team until his arrest, at which point he was suspended, faces a second-degree murder charge.

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Jimmy Turk, “go-to” attorney for Virginia Tech athletes in trouble with the law. https://www.pilotonline.com/sports/college/article_70f83e3c-8420-58ab-8f46-86147b625a77.html

In the courtroom, defense attorney Jimmy Turk of Radford said that Smith had solicited Etute for sex. After the hearing, Turk said, “Nobody deserves to die, but I don’t mind saying, don’t pretend you are something that you are not. Don’t target or lure anyone under that perception. That’s just wrong.”

Last week, a spokesperson for Smith’s family described him as a proud, openly gay man.

Turk’s remarks prompted waves of comments online and elsewhere.

Samantha Rosenthal, associate professor of history at Roanoke College and co-founder of the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project, wrote in an email Thursday: “Regardless of the victim’s gender identity, the comments by Etute’s attorney demonstrate that the defense intends to use transness as an issue in this case. There is unfortunately a long history of framing transgender people as inherently deceptive or untruthful about their identities.

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Joe Cobb

Roanoke City Council member Joe Cobb, who identifies as a member of the region’s LGBT community, had similar thoughts, saying the larger picture was of how LGBTQ people are seen by the wider society and often have been blamed for crimes in which they were the victims.

“That’s discrimination,” Cobb said.

Calling Smith’s death “horrific,” Cobb said that though many details remain unknown, the part that stood out to him was that it involved two consenting adults who had already had one sexual encounter.

This will be a trial to watch if it ever comes to that!

In the meantime, I still want to know if the Etutes are ‘New Americans,’ which I suspect they are.

Fargo, North Dakota: “Man” Attacks Skateboarder in Deadly Knife Assault

Video images show Arthur Prince Kollie slashed Jupiter Paulsen a 14-year old girl for 25 minutes in a random attack, not in a big crime-infested coastal city, but in Fargo, North Dakota.  She was stabbed 25 times before he attempted to strangle her and left her for dead.

Her family took her off life support on Tuesday.

 

Of course the “man” who looks an awful lot like a West African immigrant to me is never identified anywhere as an immigrant.    I could be wrong, he may be born and bred American trash, move along, just a drifter on drugs.  But, if anyone out there knows more, let me know!

Otherwise, as Ann Coulter has taught us, in cases like this, one has to get out a “secret decoder ring” to figure out where someone (the “man”) is from when the perpetrator of a crime appears to be an immigrant.  Again, I don’t know that he is, or is not, a ‘new American’!

But, by the way, the last name Kollie is a widely used family name in Liberia We have thousands upon thousands of Liberians in the US who got here through Temporary Protected Status, a ‘temporary’ (ha! ha!) refugee program Trump attempted to rein-in.

Here is the dreadful story from Valley News Live.

(hat tip: Daniel)

You might be interested to know that I wrote about refugees in Fargo less than two weeks ago at RRW and cited an interview at Valley News Live.  See that post. Fargo has been a controversial refugee resettlement hot spot for years as Leftists work to diversify America.

Fargo, North Dakota: Deputy Mayor Surprised to Learn Refugees Still Arriving

Valley News Live on Monday:

Records: Suspect says he was high on meth during brutal stabbing of teen girl

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – Official documents have been filed against the man who police say strangled and brutally stabbed a 14-year-old girl last Friday near a Fargo strip mall.

23-year-old Arthur Prince Kollie is charged with the attempted murder of Jupiter Paulsen, robbery and aggravated assault.

Fargo Police say they were called to 4340 13th Ave. S. after documents say a garbage man was driving through the parking lot and witnessed Kollie leaning over the victim. The witness stated Kollie had one hand on the teenage victim’s nose and the other hand on her throat. Documents say video surveillance shows Kollie spent around 25 minutes assaulting the victim before running off.

Documents say Jupiter had suffered approximated 25 stab wounds, among other injuries. The victim was intubated and required surgery. On Monday morning, Jupiter’s father told Valley News Live that Jupiter is ‘too far gone,’ and likely won’t make it.

Investigators later learned from the Jupiter’s parents that both her cell phone and backpack were missing.

Documents say officers were later called to Walmart on 13th Ave. S. where Kollie had entered with no shirt and black pants on. Security cameras show Kollie taking new clothing, entering a room and later came out wearing new clothing. Officers say they found discarded black pants with what appeared to be blood on them inside the room Kollie went into. Documents say investigators also found shoes with what appeared to be blood on them in the same room.

Police say Kollie was later located in downtown Fargo.

Documents say Kollie told investigators that he suffers from anxiety, depression and multiple personality disorder and is currently living at Stepping Stones Resource Center. Kollie stated he used meth on the afternoon before and had not slept since using.

There is more including information on Kollie’s previous run-ins with the law.

Pair Arrested and Charged in California Road Rage Murder of Little Boy

Surely you have seen the news.

Aiden Leos was murdered while being driven to school on May 21st

But, I decided it needed to be mentioned here as I have seen several stories in the last few months about deadly road rage incidents (not just in California) and I want you to be careful on the highways as we have newfound freedom to travel.

It was difficult to find a report that included photos of the pair arrested and included a mention of the fact that the boy’s mother had flipped a middle finger at the driver of the car in which Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23 were allegedly riding in a lane change dispute of some sort.

Eriz was charged with murder, Lee as an accessory. Arraignment set for June 18th. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/marcus-eriz-charged-with-murder-in-road-rage-killing-of-6-year-old-aiden-leos-girlfriend-wynne-lee-charged-with-accessory-after-the-fact/ar-AAKPPfz

 

That is no excuse for Eriz to fire on the car, but I just want everyone to stay calm out there on the highways as there are some evil and insane people possibly in a car near you.

Don’t do anything that might provoke them!

As usual the UK Daily Mail has a lengthy account.  See it here.

Here is another road rage murder case from back in March that I never got a chance to post.  This one from North Carolina:

29-year-old man charged with killing Pa. mother of 6 in North Carolina road-rage incident: police

 

Iowa: Illegal Alien on Trial for Brutal Murder Drops Bombshell, Takes Back His Confession

The man on trial for the murder of college student Mollie Tibbets in 2018 took the stand in the final portion of the defense’s case and told the court that two masked and armed men were responsible.

The case makes me so sick that I hadn’t been following it as closely as you likely have, so I was stunned to see the headlines this morning.

Clearly the plan is to sow seeds of doubt among the jurors.

Here is the Des Moines Register:

Mollie Tibbetts case: Cristhian Bahena Rivera says two armed men put Tibbetts into his trunk, threatened him

The man charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Mollie Tibbetts testified Wednesday that he didn’t kill Tibbetts. Instead, he pointed blame at two unknown masked men — one armed with a gun, another with a knife — who surprised him at his home on the Yarrabee Farms property in rural Poweshiek County the night Tibbetts disappeared.

The Des Moines Register shows Bahena Rivera speaking with a court interpreter. I reported here that a massive cost to state and local tax payers is the cost of these interpreters when illegal aliens and refugees are in the criminal justice system. Thank Bill Clinton for that. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/07/31/illegal-alien-mexican-on-trial-for-gruesome-murder-costs-iowa-taxpayers-a-bundle/

 

The men, according to Cristhian Bahena Rivera, forced him to get into his car July 18, 2018, and drive around near Brooklyn, Iowa, before spotting Tibbetts jogging toward town. Bahena Rivera said the men — one named “Jack” — made him circle around several times before stopping along a gravel road near where Tibbetts was last seen.

They drove out of Tibbetts’ sight, Bahena Rivera testified. The man armed with the knife got out of the car for 10 to 12 minutes, while the other sat in the back seat.

Bahena Rivera told the jury he heard the man in the back seat mutter to himself while they awaited the other man’s return to the car, including the phrase “come on, Jack.” The man with the knife then returned, Bahena Rivera said, put something heavy in the trunk and told Bahena Rivera to drive them away.

The men, whom he’d never seen before that night, he testified, then threatened the safety of Bahena Rivera’s family if he dared speak up, including his girlfriend and then-3-year-old daughter, and then allegedly ran off toward a gravel road.

Frightened, Bahena Rivera testified through an interpreter, he went to the car’s trunk, found Tibbetts barely alive — but in such a state that he couldn’t save her — then carried her into a cornfield where he laid her body down.

Stop right there!  I sure hope the prosecutors cross-examined him on his assessment of her ability to live if he had gotten her medical attention.

Continue here for more details of what is clearly a fantasy story.  But, sadly, it might be enough to get a hung jury.

South Jersey Shooter a Black Man, Media Not So Interested Now

It was all over cable news a couple of days ago when someone opened fire on a massive house party in a pretty classy neighborhood in South Jersey.  I grew up in a peaceful South Jersey so the story got my attention.

I wasn’t planning to write about it though until I saw that most media was not posting a picture of the first arrest in the case.

Kevin Dawkins

I’m seeing very few reports on the man charged with gun violations (so far) that resulted in the deaths of two and the wounding of scores of others.

Most reports are showing photos of the house and grounds with few using a jailhouse picture of Kevin Dawkins.

However, the UK Daily Mail does not disappoint as it published a big spread on the shooting with lots of pictures, including photos of the victims.

In the US, NJ.com does publish a picture of Dawkins as NJ Democrat Governor Phil Murphy does a little politically correct speech about gun violence in a state with STRICT gun control laws already in place.

By the way, stories abound about gun violence across the country this past week. Someone should take a look behind the headlines to see who the perps were in those cases.

How many had already done time in the slammer?  How many were in states with strict gun laws?  How many were gang-related as this one may be?  How many perps were African American and how many of their victims were African American?

Update!  Reader Robin sent this useful but sad site with info. on those who died daily from gun violence. I think you will see a pattern and as you all know, it is not the gun.

Arrest made, more expected in mass shooting at N.J. house party that killed 2, officials say

One man has been charged with firearms violations in the shooting that killed two people and wounded 12 at a house party Saturday night in Fairfield Township, authorities announced Monday morning.

More arrests and charges in the case are expected, local and state authorities said at a Monday morning press event led by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Kevin K. Dawkins, 36, who lives on Commerce Street, the same street where the party took place, is charged with four gun crimes, one that accuses him of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.

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Governor Murphy and his wife marching for George Floyd last year, showing their support for Black Lives Matter and virtue signaling about racism in America.  https://www.insidernj.com/insider-iline/governor-murphy-first-lady-march-blm-protesters-hillside/

 

A little lecture from Murphy….

“What we saw here in Fairfield is a microcosm of the scale of gun violence we see elsewhere, in other communities in our state and across our country,” Murphy said, leading off the press event. “We are at the point where this kind of horrific scene is almost part of our daily lives. It has become commonplace.”

“If there is one thing we can never normalize, it is senseless gun violence,” the governor said.

While his administration has enacted more and strong gun safety laws, and said New Jersey is a leader in the effort, Murphy said “but, and it’s a big but, this is a nation awash in guns, and we are not on an island. We are not immune as was proved two nights ago.”

Yup, too many guns says the Progressive governor.

“There are still too many people with easy access to guns who should never even have access to a gun,” Murphy said.

Do Black Lives Matter when the killers and their victims are black as they were in this case, just asking?

Have you noticed that for the Dems, when the PC racism narrative doesn’t fit, it becomes all about the guns.