11-08-2010, 10:17 AM #1
Bullying leads to the bullier being murdered
Bullying leads to murder
Medina man haunted by childhood tragedy shares his experience in hopes of saving someone else's life
The boys were fed up with the bully. He was a head taller than either of them and a master of intimidation. Michael forced them to do his chores and found it entertaining to give them a good wallop now and then. So on a warm summer morning in 1946, Donald and Jimmy lured the 11-year-old to a pond.
They watched as he squatted alongside the shore and used his knife to carve a live turtle out of its shell. As he leaned in to get a closer look at his gruesome dissection, one of the boys hit him over the head with a club. Again, again and again, until Michael's heart stopped beating.
11-08-2010, 10:20 AM #2
I don't imagine they knew in 1946 that animal cruelty was a precursor to other violent crimes.
11-08-2010, 04:41 PM #3
thanks for posting ... this is close to my home."He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.Ē
12-06-2010, 10:27 AM #4Former Member
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Wow! What a story! That is a heavy load to carry.
12-06-2010, 02:30 PM #5
I hadn't seen this before. Thanks.