Suspected driver in Clarksville Taco Bell murders set free

When he was 19 years old, David G. Housler was charged with taking part in the murders of four Taco Bell employees who were gunned down in the Riverside Drive restaurant in January 1994. Full Story
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Jackie

Clarksville, TN

#1 Oct 6, 2010
David just remember there is one judge you will answer to.
stacy

Clarksville, TN

#2 Oct 6, 2010
Jackie wrote:
David just remember there is one judge you will answer to.
There's one judge we ALL answer too. Don't be so quick to judge yourself...
rgbmom1

Vancouver, WA

#3 Oct 6, 2010
hopefully the anger within many wont out weigh the facts. You are both right we all answer to our maker. Sometimes actually often we dont know what Gods plan is or was.
don wyatt

Bluff City, TN

#4 Dec 9, 2010
my wife was one of the ones gunned down that night ive raised our two beautiful kids by myself and have never remarried she turned 22 the same month she was murdered for shits and giggles to the ones who did it its been a longer road for us,
DiRty

United States

#5 Dec 16, 2010
Probally got the craps from the food n was mad yet again we all die who cares
DiRtY your a fool

Murfreesboro, TN

#6 Dec 17, 2010
Each time you post you become more of a Idiot..Are you really that slow(stupid)? Its really starting to look that way..You seem very bored maybe you should go back to school & work on your GED..Good luck, you truely do need it.
Sickened

Clarksville, TN

#7 Dec 17, 2010
DiRty wrote:
Probally got the craps from the food n was mad yet again we all die who cares
That is cruel and heartless. That man suffered a great loss and you laugh at his pain. It doesn't make you better to hurt innocent people. It only makes you vial and dead inside. You mock others because you don't feel adaquet. I truly pity you. You lead a sad and lonely life.
looking

Portsmouth, OH

#8 Jan 23, 2011
to dirty. may you burn in hell. I remember when that happen and you know what? courtney mathews lived on my street and i remember when the tbi was at his apartment. my family and i went in their all time and the thought of these employees gun down for no reason makes me sick to my stomach and the thought of their family and children have to suffur because of low lifes like you. people like you make me sick. burn in hell DIRTY. My prayers and thoughts go out for the family everyday.

“You Have A Voice Use It”

Since: Aug 08

Cape Coral Fl.

#9 Jan 31, 2011
Ignore stupidity. It can not be fixed. Don, which was your wife? I worked with Kevin back in the day when he first started at the Taco Bell. I left in December, before it happened, and RG is right...things happen for a reason and we do not know God's plan for us.

I worked that late shift nearly every time I worked. I went to the Taco Bell that night after class let out and got my late snack. I think about that from time to time.
RE You have a voice

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Jul 28, 2011
youhaveavoiceuseit wrote:
Ignore stupidity. It can not be fixed. Don, which was your wife? I worked with Kevin back in the day when he first started at the Taco Bell. I left in December, before it happened, and RG is right...things happen for a reason and we do not know God's plan for us.
I worked that late shift nearly every time I worked. I went to the Taco Bell that night after class let out and got my late snack. I think about that from time to time.
His wife was Angela. Marsha was my sister. It is painful to see that Housler was set free. If he is innocent, then so be it. I wasn't there but we all miss our family members dearly. Each of the victims had children. That is the saddest part. We lost a sister, my parents a daughter, but the children...their own mother.
Stephanie Smeltzer

Smyrna, GA

#11 Aug 6, 2011
don wyatt wrote:
my wife was one of the ones gunned down that night ive raised our two beautiful kids by myself and have never remarried she turned 22 the same month she was murdered for shits and giggles to the ones who did it its been a longer road for us,
I am so sorry for your loss :(
VLong

Lafayette, IN

#12 Aug 8, 2011
The loss to these families is immense. I cannot imagine the pain and they have my utmost sympathy. I am David Housler's aunt. The pain to his parents has also been very great to see him locked away for so long for something he did not do. Granted, he is stil alive, so unlike the deceased, he still has some life to live. However, he will always be associated with this tragedy and there will always be doubt of his innocence, so his life will always carry the impact of what happened that horrible night. So much pain and loss has come from that night. I wish peace to all involved as they all struggle to move beyond it.
get the facts plz

Louisville, KY

#13 Aug 26, 2011
First an foremost, my heart and prayers go out to all of the victims families that were destroyed by this terrible act of hate. I am the mother of David Housler's son. I can only imagine the pain the families have had to go through, and the children who lost a parent my heart bleeds for each one of them.
I would just like you to realize that my son an his sister also lost their father for 15 years. He just met his father for the first time last year. I do realize the victims childen will not get that opportunity an that is devasting. If their is anyway anyone could take the time to read the trials transcripts of Courtney Matthews and David Housler you will read in black an white that Matthews states that he acted alone in this horrific crime, that David Housler had no involvement whatsoever.
I was pregnant with David's son an he was facing a robbery charge an was in jail and trying to get out so he would not miss the birth of his son. So when the DA came an offered him a deal to get out of jail if he told them about the taco bell murders, he repeated rumors he had heard while he was in jail and from the media. He did what any scared kid at 19 would do, he lied, and that lie took 15 years of his life his daughters life, his son's life an his families life. Yes he is alive an everyone is correct their is only one person that he has to face in the end, MY GOD. if David did had anything to do with these malious crimes GOD will make sure he pays. But when his name is cleared an everyone realizes the truth I hope you can diminsh all the hate you have had for him an realize he was a victim also.
Until then my symathy an prayers our with everyone who was affected by this horrindous crime, an my heart goes out to all the children who lost a family member. GOD ALWAYS PREVAILS!!
and David Housler was released from prison for some reason.
I hope everyone finds closure.
Michael Price

Clarksville, TN

#14 Nov 27, 2011
DiRty wrote:
Probally got the craps from the food n was mad yet again we all die who cares
My wife was also one of the ones that was gunned down that nite @ Dirty the comment u made saying we all have to die who cares your an a..hole thanks!!
My family has been there

United States

#15 Dec 6, 2011
I had a brother murdered in his home near St. Louis. I know what it is to watch the murderers not get the sentence they deserve. I am originally from Clarksville. Stupid people made rude remarks about my brothers murder. He was executed looking doen the barrel of a shot gun in his home during a burglary.
Just curious, what happened to the people who committed the murders at taco bell? What was their sentences?
Three people were involved in my brothers murder. One served 10 yrs, one served 12 yrs, and the third one got 45 yrs. Whoever plea bargains, gets the lesser sentence even though it took 3 men to take him down. Two are already out of prison.
All three went o another town about 30 miles away and killed another man the same night and this is all they got.Out justice system is for the criminals instead of the victims.
my sisters sister

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Dec 7, 2011
Here's a better url for that second link: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/8726572/wom...
My family has been there

Belleville, IL

#18 Dec 8, 2011
Good for Marsha Klopp'd family for stopping this. The main killer of my brother is in Statesville Prison in Illinois and National Geographic TV Channel did a series called Lockdown. This Terry Dibble appeared on most of the documentary and he has my brother's initials and the other boy they killed tatooed on his arm. It said threee mothers grief and then their intials and his and under it it has his initials and R.I.P.He stared in most of the documentary on the Statesville Prison Lockdown series.He has no remorse and I cringed and got so mad when I saw my brothers initials. If it is maximum security, how do they get tatoo needles and dye in prison.? That is not serving hard time as they call it. He will get out when he is 66.Hopefully he will die right before he gets out.
Roger

Pounding Mill, VA

#19 Mar 26, 2012
My sister in law Rene was murdered that day . Her husband and children still suffer to this day because of those pieces of human filth. May they rot in hell . This country is no longer a place where justice prevails.
don wyatt

Dover, OH

#20 Aug 12, 2012
I miss you angela renee wyatt, we now have a grandson, our daughter gave birth to a beautiful boy and one on the way from our son tj too. thank you for all your kind words, my life purpose after that was to raise them, Ive done that, now i dont know how to move on but im still here.
My sister

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Aug 13, 2012
don wyatt wrote:
I miss you angela renee wyatt, we now have a grandson, our daughter gave birth to a beautiful boy and one on the way from our son tj too. thank you for all your kind words, my life purpose after that was to raise them, Ive done that, now i dont know how to move on but im still here.
Congratulations on your beautiful new grandchild and the second on the way. My sister also has grandchildren that she will never know and who will never know her grace. Embrace this blessed time and these beautiful new lives. God has given part of your wife back in them.

My best to you.

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