This is a discussion on Very Bad : Shot Over Improper Easter Attire within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; It really doesn't get any uglier than this. Yet, I'd say there must have been some bad blood between the women long before the shooting ...
It really doesn't get any uglier than this.
Yet, I'd say there must have been some bad blood between the women long before the shooting event.Police: Ohio woman dies in spat over Easter attire - The Herald DispatchPolice: Ohio woman dies in spat over Easter attire
April 06, 2010 @ 07:50 AM
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a woman was shot to death in an argument with a relative who didn’t think she dressed properly for Easter dinner.
Columbus police say 19-year-old Danielle Pickens showed up Sunday night at the home of cousin Evelyn Burgess wearing a T-shirt and jean shorts.
Detective Steven Eppert says 42-year-old Burgess told officers she thought the outfit was inappropriate and disrespectful for Easter dinner.
The women fought, and police say when Pickens walked outside to leave in a car Burgess shot her in the head with a handgun. The younger woman died at a hospital.
Eppert says Burgess told investigators she didn’t mean to shoot Pickens.
Burgess is to appear in court Tuesday on a murder charge. Court records don’t show an attorney for her.
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So that's why my mom made me dress up on Easter. To save me from death. I just never knew...
I hope she's in a jurisdiction with the death penalty.
I guess the gun jumped in her hand aimed itself and pulled the trigger,that control freak will spend many Easters in a place where I hope she approves of how everybody dressesEppert says Burgess told investigators she didn’t mean to shoot Pickens
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--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
If they were having an Easter dinner, they obviously should have had some idea what that Holiday represents. There is no place in it for the use of a weapon on a relative, or anyone else. Two lives ruined over something stupid. It just keeps happening over and over.
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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This story is worthy of my simple W-T-H-? response....
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Question everything, Learn something, Answer nothing.
Those who have an answer for everything, have an answer for nothing.
Wow, just wow!
Brings to mind these words:"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them."
God is love (1 John 4:8)
What's more un-holy? T-shirt and jeans at Easter Dinner....or Killing a family member? That's truly horrible.
And...I don't even like biting the ears off of a chocolate bunny.
Makes me glad I didnt wake up in time to goto lunch with my family for easter :o I was in jeans and a biker shirt with grease on it.
Its a terrible loss of life and a reason guns will be taken away.
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"......didn't mean to shoot (Pickens)..."
See....I was just standing there....and, like, this gun just, well, was like....there in my hand....and, well, like....it was loaded, I guess...and I was p****d at my cousin....so I, like, figured....what the he77...I mean, like, I've got the gun and everything....it was, like....it just seemed like the thing to do, ya know?????:
Another Darwin reject that'll "retire" on taxpayer-provided "services"!!!