907 users online (95 members and 812 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    8,860

    GA - Armed robbery gang kills 6 in trailer park attacks, Tifton, 30 Sept 2005

    TIFTON, Ga. — Five men were killed and four other people were critically wounded in a series of attacks at trailer parks in and around the city early Friday, authorities said.

    It was not immediately clear how the victims were killed or why, said Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead.

    The attacks appeared to be home invasions, authorities said. Three took place in Tift County, and a fourth in neighboring Colquitt County.

    "We think they're tied together," said Colquitt County Sheriff's Capt. Hal Suber.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,170929,00.html

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    23,796

    GA - Police Seek Trailer Park Killers, Tifton, 2005

    Five men are dead and at least six others wounded in a series of attacks around the southern Georgia town of Tifton.

    Authorities said the attacks appear to be part of a string of robberies targeting Hispanic immigrants at trailer parks. They said some victims were beaten with baseball bats, but at least one was shot.

    Police are looking for two people who might have been involved in committing the crimes, and they believe the attacks are connected.

    A man who said his uncle and cousin were killed in their trailer said the four dead are all immigrants from Mexico, and all but one belonged to the same family.
    http://www.wftv.com/news/5043384/detail.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    23,796
    The slayings of five Mexican immigrants and wounding of six others during a string of mobile home robberies early Friday has terrified Hispanics who come to this rural south Georgia community to work in the fields of cotton and peanut farms.

    Investigators suspect at least two men committed the attacks at four mobile home parks — three in Tift County and one in neighboring Colquitt County — and targeted Hispanics not out of hatred, but because they're easy prey.
    http://www.ajc.com/news/content/shar..._Killings.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    21,189
    Timeline of events:

    http://www.tiftongazette.com/news/lo...91c08ebd3.html

    From October 2005:

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/...amurders_x.htm

    A string of attacks Sept. 30 that left six Mexican men dead in Tift County shocked and horrified the area's large Hispanic community. The men had been killed with guns and baseball bats during robberies at trailer parks in and around Tifton, Ga.

    Killed in the agricultural community about 180 miles south of Atlanta were Mateo Gomez, 54; Filipe Mauricio Esparza, 32; Jose Luis Tias, 20; Mauricio Florindo, age unknown; Guadalupe Sanchez, age unknown, and Armando Perez Martinez, 25.

    Four other immigrant workers also were injured in other attacks, including a man who was shot and beaten while his wife was raped the same day of the killings in neighboring Colquitt County, authorities said.
    From October 2010:

    http://www.wfxl.com/news/story.aspx?...1#.VePHy7T8FWY

    A Tift County man has been sentenced to six life sentences and 240 years in prison for the September 2005 murders of six Mexican immigrants...

    Sims avoided a possible death penalty by not going to trial and pleading guilty to 17 felonies...

    Jamie Underwood, another defendant in the case, was sentenced in December 2008 to serve 120 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Sims was 19 and Underwood was 27 at the time of the murders.