WI - Seth Hammes, 17, killing recorded on video, Monroe County, 24 Sept 2005

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  1. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    LA CROSSE, Wis. — Seth Hammes was filming in the woods when his camcorder recorded the crack of gunshots, the 17-year-old's screams and the voice of the alleged shooter, promising help that never came.

    Authorities say they might never have learned what happened to Hammes, who later died in the woods.

    "But right next to him was the videotape," Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said Thursday. "That's when we knew we had a homicide on our hands."

    After viewing and listening to the tape, police tracked down 24-year-old Russell Schroeder, who now faces charges of reckless homicide and reckless injury. Schroeder was being held on $250,000 bond. If convicted, he faces up to 85 years in prison.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3376370
     
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  3. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Oh my gosh! It must have been horrifying for LE to listen to this tape.

    I don't believe the perp. He said it was an accident, that he thought he was shooting at a squirrel. He said he 'was afraid' he'd get in trouble if he called anyone.

    The victim was shot TWICE!

    No way this was an accident!

    JMHO
    fran
     
  4. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    I agree - accident, my azz.
     
  5. MrsMush99

    MrsMush99 Former Member

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    I agree, now way was this an accident. If it were they would have gotten help.
     
  6. Norma

    Norma Pook

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    Amazing.
     
  7. Alta

    Alta Proudly Canadian

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    LA CROSSE, Wis. - Seth Hammes was filming in the woods when his camcorder recorded the crack of gunshots, the 17-year-old’s screams and the voice of the alleged shooter, promising help that never came.

    Authorities say they might never have learned what happened to Hammes, who later died in the woods.

    “But right next to him was the videotape,” Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said Thursday. “That’s when we knew we had a homicide on our hands.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9541458/
     
  8. sandraladeda

    sandraladeda Inactive

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    Chilling. So senseless. It sounds like he might have survived if he had gotten help in time. I can see how you can shoot twice if you think it's an animal you're aiming at, but once you discover you've made a mistake DO THE RIGHT THING!!:banghead:
     
  9. concernedperson

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    He may have been a stalker for just that purpose.
     
  10. lostfaith

    lostfaith Lost my mind too!

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    This is HORRIBLE! Reminds me soooo much of my 17 year old son. Loves to hunt, but also has a camcorder and just goes out to "shoot" dear with his camera. My son also likes to "tinker" with small engines.

    The article says he went out with 2 friends. Wonder what happened to the other one. Did he not wonder where his friend went to when he left the woods?
     
  11. Bobbisangel

    Bobbisangel New Member

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    He thought he was shooting at a squirrel??? What is the comparison between a young man and a squirrel??? The jury is gonna love that one.
     
  12. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    A man accused of shooting to death a high school senior whose camcorder recorded screams and the crack of gunshots has pleaded not guilty.

    Russell Schroeder III, faces one count of first-degree reckless homicide and another count of first-degree reckless injury in the September death of 17-year-old Seth Hammes of La Crosse.

    Hammes was videotaping scenery in the woods near Cataract when he was shot twice.

    The recording Hammes made eventually led authorities to Schroeder as a suspect.
    http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=108862
     
  13. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From May 2006:

    http://lacrossetribune.com/news/spa...cle_4a7f9473-fbfc-5111-80ac-29ab191eb1d7.html

     

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