GUILTY OR - Michael Hampshire, 66, beaten to death, Salem, 12 Nov 2014

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  1. PastTense

    PastTense Member

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    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/sto...ng-dead-body-found-near-winter-d-st/18905273/

    Strange to see a 22 college student killing a 66 year old man. Possible explanation anyone?
     
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    Apparently the suspect, 22-year-old Beau W Smith, himself notified the police !:

    http://koin.com/2014/11/12/college-football-player-arrested-for-murder-in-salem/

    Quote:

    "Smith reportedly flagged down a patrol man a few block from the crime scene covered in blood, and with hands raised up said, “I need help. I was in a fight.”"


    In this link is photos of both the suspect and the victim.
     
  5. chicagofa13

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    Wonder what happened???? It just sounds crazy. Willamette is a very good private school.
     
  6. IHAVENOCLUE

    IHAVENOCLUE Well-Known Member

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    I, too, am wondering about the connection between the victim and the college student...

    why were they together at that time of night/early morning?

    Do we know if they are friends with each other on FB?

    :waitasec:
     
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    The location where the victim, Michael Hampshire, 66, was found dead, was according to news reports, near D St and Winter streets in Salem.

    That is aprox 0.2 miles (ca 3 minutes walk) from his own home at 806 Cottage St NE Salem, OR !
     
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    Does BS have any prior offenses?

    :waitasec:
     
  11. IHAVENOCLUE

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    I am trying to think of common motives for murder...

    Sex?

    Drugs?

    Love triangle?

    ???

    :dunno:
     
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    Really interested to hear how this happened...
     
  17. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    So strange. Chemistry majors are usually quite intelligent and studious. You can't fake that major. And if he is playing football and majoring in chemistry, he was probably not abusing drugs. the team is going to do drug tests pretty routinely and he probably wouldn't chance it.

    I am leaning more towards personal/emotional relationship of some kind?
     
  18. IHAVENOCLUE

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    More information... but still a mystery... IMO... :waitasec:
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    http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article3895748.html

    Former Roseville sports star arraigned on murder charge in Oregon

    "Teachers and coaches at Roseville High School described Beau W. Smith on Thursday as a bright and well-liked student, a star athlete, a young man with a promising future."

    <snip>

    "Marion County District Attorney Doug Hanson said officials were still investigating what transpired between Smith, 22, and Michael Hampshire. Hampshire&#8217;s death was caused by blunt-force head injuries, according to Christopher Young of the state medical examiner&#8217;s office. He did not address details about use of a weapon, according to the Statesman Journal, based in Salem."

    &#8220;We don&#8217;t have reason to believe that they had known each other prior to this,&#8221; said Hanson, who declined to release details of how Hampshire died other than to say his demise was violent."

    <snip>

    "There was not much information immediately available about Hampshire. Neighbors took to Facebook on Thursday to call him a &#8220;mellow guy&#8221; and a friend who owned a home in the area. According to the Oregon Department of Corrections, Hampshire had completed probation in 2013 for menacing &#8211; intentionally attempting to place someone in fear of physical harm through words or actions."

    More at link above...
     
  19. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Daily Mail (not always accurate) quotes a friend of the victim saying he liked to take walks in the neighborhood at night when he had trouble sleeping.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...red-airplane-mechanic-66-left-die-street.html

    The victim was a retired aircraft mechanic who liked to work on home remodeling projects. He also volunteered at the local soup kitchen. Hard to say what happened - somewhat cranky older guy who can still fight has a "get off my lawn" moment with an athletic young college student, who possibly had been out partying. Not to say its the case here, but many of these young college athletes take steroids....Tempers must have gotten out of hand. Such a shame for both men.
     
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  21. IHAVENOCLUE

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    Great find!

    That arrest is quite recent!

    I hate to jump to conclusions... But I wonder if the arrest/trespassing/menace had anything to do with Beau?

    I would love to get a peek at the arrest warrant/report!

    JMO...
     

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