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Police charge 40-year-old Eric Williams in weekend murder. They say he was out on bond on murder charges from a shooting in March. Full Story
home sweet home

Memphis, TN

#64 Dec 22, 2009
This isn't the first time this has happened. Check out the case of Deandre Blake. He posted a 20k bail for 2nd degree murder. While he was out on that bail he was charged and recently convicted for 1st degree murder in the killing of his own daughter. He's STILL awaiting trial on the 2nd degree murder charge. Fortunately, he'll be in jail for a long time now.

No one can speculate why people do what they do. That applies to the defendants who commit the crimes and the Judges who agree to lower their bonds.

If you don't like the way it's done, go to Nashville. That's where your lawmakers are.
clm

La Vergne, TN

#65 Dec 22, 2009
Only in Memphis.I am so glad to be away from that cesspool of genes. Enough was enough during Willie's failed attempt to do any good at all. It's just as bad when the local no talented thugs wants to off someone and the local courts wink at murder.
speechless

Memphis, TN

#66 Dec 22, 2009
Lynne wrote:
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Personally, I would much rather risk a law suit than run the risk of allowing an ADMITTED MURDERER to make bail and wait for him to lose his temper and commit another murder. He isn't fit to live in civilized society, he's proven that TWICE!
Our city gets sued over far less.
I agree, but I also think that these judges are trying to make a statement to our law makers, if you can't tell them, then I guess you would have to show them that the current laws on the books are proven to be jacked up
Guest

United States

#67 Dec 22, 2009
7Wonders wrote:
Solid six you are ignorant and I will limit my words to that and also pray your ignorant soul!!!
Very funny. You should be praying for all the blacks that are killed by other blacks...instead of some words on a computer. Sounds like you are the ignorant one.
john hernando

Hernando, MS

#68 Dec 22, 2009
Cynic wrote:
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Duh...there Johnny boy, I say again NO TRIAL!!!!!!!! Only hearings!!!!! Innocent till proven guilty!!! More importantly if you had read the entire post you would have realized I WAS BEING SARCASTIC!!! The man should have never had access to a shotgun in the first place, let alone be let out on the streets after gunning down a man in cold blood and wounding a second. Good grief people, no wonder these morons keep getting elected to office you don't pay attention.
I very sorry.
Roger

United States

#69 Dec 22, 2009
NewLife wrote:
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Got straight to hell you racist!!!
NewLife...How is that Hope and Change working out for you?
West Memphis

United States

#70 Dec 22, 2009
Perhaps it was just some sort of a crazy Kawanzaa mix up?
pat

United States

#71 Dec 22, 2009
I really dont understand our justice system??? One time should be enough.If it was their family members,it might be a different tune.We have done got to the point that we dont have no protection,we have no leaders that we can trust. Hell the leaders are getting bad as the bad boys!!!
guest

United States

#72 Dec 22, 2009
u can blame the judge for this killing. he lowered his bond twice to set him free. if u commit murder you need to stay in jail. no BOND. get the bad judges off the bench . If that was my family member that judge would not hear the end of this. Id sue him for wrongful death.
MidtownMike

Memphis, TN

#73 Dec 22, 2009
MEMFRIKA !!!!

The south's answer to Detroit!!!!

O brother's Al & Jesse, where art thou?

Even Herenton can't play the race card on this one.
justice or not

Memphis, TN

#74 Dec 23, 2009
Rita wrote:
What I do not understand is why would you set a bond for someone who obviously has no regard for the law when he shot and killed a person the first go around. Now another life has been taken because of a bad judgment call by the system.
The jail is just a holding agency. Until a person is proven of a crime they are held there. It's up to the people who we vote into office the so call Judges who are so call "wise" are to up hold the laws. Until we start using better judgement we will get what we vote for. Also, If a Judge set a bond and the offender pay it the jail can not keep him no matter how many people he has killed.
Granny

United States

#75 Dec 25, 2009
This is totally insane. I agree with one poster the judge should be held responsible for this crime. How did this happen, what was this judge thinking. It almost make me think the judge let him out on bond from the first senseless murder just he could do it again, why not let him kill as many as possible before he goes away for good. Something to think about.
Prince Vernon II

San Leandro, CA

#76 Dec 25, 2009
Test!
Speechless

Memphis, TN

#77 Dec 25, 2009
second degree is like self defense, why ruin a mans life for self defense second degree murder, but he proved to us early, that he prob would have been convicted of that second degree murder
Johnny

United States

#78 Dec 25, 2009
Speechless wrote:
second degree is like self defense, why ruin a mans life for self defense second degree murder, but he proved to us early, that he prob would have been convicted of that second degree murder
It's nothing like self defense. There are no charges for self defense.

When someone leaves, and returns with a gun and starts shooting, it's premeditated murder.

pre·med·i·tat·ed
adj.
Characterized by deliberate purpose, previous consideration, and some degree of planning: a premeditated crime.
victim two

Atlanta, GA

#79 Dec 25, 2009
Johnny wrote:
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It's nothing like self defense. There are no charges for self defense.
When someone leaves, and returns with a gun and starts shooting, it's premeditated murder.
pre·med·i·tat·ed
adj.
Characterized by deliberate purpose, previous consideration, and some degree of planning: a premeditated crime.
yes johnny thats exactly what it was premeditated in both cases he went home and then returned ready to kill so if he had time to think about what he was about to do then he should be charged as such he should be charged with first degree murder. The DA told us that since there was an altercation prior that he could only be charged with second degree murder but in both cases he is always the one starting the arguement and taking the first swing.
ejnupe

Memphis, TN

#80 Dec 25, 2009
cowards
Tom

Germantown, TN

#81 Dec 27, 2009
It's just INSANITY!

This is a GAME, people.... for the criminals out there. The way they see it? If you catch me? You probably will never charge me. If you charge me? You propably will never take it trial. If you take it to trial, and I don't decide to cop? Then you probably will never conVICT me. But even if you DO convict me? You probably won't sentence me to hard and long time. But even if you DO convict me, and even if you DO sentence me to hard time? I will STILL get out early! Because of prison overcrowding!
Tom

Germantown, TN

#82 Dec 27, 2009
Poplar 201 is a REVOLVING DOOR, folks. I have it on good faith from a local cop that I know. He says it is the SAME ONES... over and over. They know the system. They know the charges. They know when to plead out, and when to wait it out. They work with all their buds. They know the law better than the lawyers who defend them somtimes, and when they don't they plead it out. Only a completely screwed up system would have EVER let this guy out to kill again. Needless to say? If we had executed this killer for the first murder? Then his second victim would be alive today! That kind of logic must be too tough for Tennessee justice to understand, as we have 100 death row inmates up there in Riverbend.... who will likely outlive the parents of their victims!
victim two

Lithonia, GA

#83 Jun 21, 2012
Sunkistman - Nashville wrote:
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I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I am a prior victim along with my girl last December. My crime episode gracefully did not include murder like yours simply because we cried/begged and then endured unspeakable things but at least we still live. My response was also to evacuate the area...I didn't leave the state but moved 200 miles away to Nashville. As likely you too, escaping Memphis (I lived in Gtown) has helped me to forget and heal from the evil of that event. Your criminal's reemergence for killing again mere months after your episode I'm certain has only reopened a deep wound in your's and your family's souls.
We did right by leaving. You do right also by warning others as you have here of the intense evil within a large portion of the Memphis society - and evil is the ONLY way to describe these vermin. If you're like me, you're trying to save others from it. If that is where your heart is by posting, you have my respect and admiration. God bless.
I never saw your message until now and I hope you do eventually think about our past and look back to see if I responded....but that was my intention by posted what happened here because the truth always gets twisted and I wanted the truth to be known... update I am still living in Georgia and we are still awaiting trial for both murders...but this time to God be the Glory he is still behind bars. Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers.

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