Bad : Was Around This Kid Who Killed Someone

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    This kid came to our local YMCA where I go with some friends to work out. He even joined in with us on occasions and played some basketball with us as well. He seemed like a nice kid and appeared to like us old guys. I suspected his dad wasn't around much so he may have been looking for male role models.

    Too bad he fell into that trap of drugs and crime. Now his life is basically over and I'm looking at these "kids" in a whole new fashion.


    Suspect contemplated suicide prior to killing


    HUNTINGTON, WV -- A local man told police he contemplated suicide moments before he killed a New York man whom he had met just hours earlier, a detective testified Monday.

    Anthony Patrick Cole walked two blocks Jan. 26 from his family's house to 7011/2 8th Ave., entered Apartment No. 8 and went into its bedroom with a pistol, Huntington Police Cpl. Cass McMillian testified. Cole told police he pointed the barrel at his head, but one thought of devastating his two younger brothers kept him from pulling the trigger.

    The 19-year-old then told police he walked into the apartment's living room, heard a comment from his new acquaintance and fired a gunshot that could forever change his young life.

    "He turned around and looked at the victim and said, 'May God have mercy on your soul,'" McMillian testified in recounting Cole's report to police about the killing of Dashawn Gilbert.

    The testimony came during a preliminary hearing on a charge that Cole committed first-degree murder in the death of Gilbert.

    The two men met the night before, both deciding to stay with the apartment's tenant, who was a mutual friend. McMillian testified the trio ate together, watched a movie and went to sleep.

    Public defender Paul Jordan argued Monday that McMillian's testimony fell short of proving premeditation.

    Cabell County Magistrate Darrell Black disagreed. He ordered Cole to stay behind bars, while his case is presented to a grand jury for consideration of a possible indictment.

    McMillian testified Cole had been staying at various places since leaving his mother's house Dec. 20, 2010, the date Cole was accused of robbing a 24-year-old at gunpoint in Huntington.

    Cole's friends say the transformation from a high school athlete with a contagious smile to a man charged with homicide is surprising. Kelly Barry, 17, watched Monday with tears and dismay as McMillian testified about a Facebook post on Cole's page saying, "I couldn't do it because of my two younger brothers."

    Barry recalled reading that post. It prompted her to send a text message asking Cole if he was OK. He replied with "Good-bye," she said after court.

    "It was scary," she said of reading the initial post. "I thought, with the way he carried himself, that his life was going OK and everything was fine, but I guess he was good at covering his feelings."

    Monday's hearing attracted friends and family representing both Cole and Gilbert.

    Eva Jones said Gilbert, the father of her child, moved to Huntington to be closer to them. Jones and her mother had relocated, seeking a change of atmosphere from the bustle of New York.

    "I don't believe it," she said of his death. "He was a good dude."

    McMillian testified officers immediately sought Cole's help in the investigation since he had slept at the apartment. His elusiveness and Facebook postings then made him a possible suspect.

    McMillian cited the would-be suicidal posting and two others. He paraphrased one saying the author wrote, "I can only lie when it benefits myself." The other simply said Cole was in the country.

    Cole's video-recorded confession sealed the arrest. McMillian testified Cole told police he left the 8th Avenue apartment, walked south toward a friend's house and tossed the gun over a hillside from Miller Road. He described it as a small, silver handgun.

    Morgan Rowsey, 24, said she believes that description matches the gun a man used as he hit and robbed her at gunpoint Dec. 20, 2010, in the 2000 block of 7th Avenue. That incident led to additional charges of first-degree robbery and fraud against Cole.

    Rowsey said she wants justice, all while saying she has a heart of forgiveness for her alleged attacker.

    "In that moment, you're in survival mode," she said. "It's not until after the fact -- when every fiber in your body is screaming at you, 'This was wrong,' 'This guy had a gun to your head,' 'He could have killed you' -- that's when the fear kind of hits you."

    Assistant prosecutor Lauren Plymale dismissed the robbery and fraud case Monday, but vowed it was a tactical move that will not prevent her from prosecuting the hold-up in circuit court. She said the dismissal was aimed at limiting the amount of evidence shared at Monday's hearing
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    The 19-year-old then told police he walked into the apartment's living room, heard a comment from his new acquaintance and fired a gunshot that could forever change his young life.
    What could the guy possibly have said to elicit such a drastic response?

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    One early evening I was at a discount store to get some shotgun shells, so went back to the gun area. A 'kid' there brought my red flags up high .... as he was trying to illegally buy ammo there and they were refusing the sale. He kept joking and pushing it some with the comment , "what do you think I'm going to do, go out and shoot a bunch of people with it ? (laughing)". The fact that thought came out of his mouth bothered me. Right after he left, I told them 'call the police ' and report this, let them check this out, and they wouldn't do it.

    The next morning, his picture was on TV..... that they were searching for him.... as he had gone into a school 1 block from my house, and opened fire...... killing a vice principal and wounding several others.

    Don't try to figure out "what were they thinking" , because you will try to put some "logic" and rationale thought to it, and at that point... they were not using either of those in their thought process.
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    A 'kid' there brought my red flags up high .... The next morning, his picture was on TV..... that they were searching for him.... as he had gone into a school 1 block from my house, and opened fire...... killing a vice principal and wounding several others.
    Its been said before--PAY ATTENTION to the red warning flags, or the "spidey sesnes" when they go off.......... Imagine how the clerks felt after they learned that they could potentially have averted a murder??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    What could the guy possibly have said to elicit such a drastic response?
    That's a rational question about an irrational action. It had nothing to do with the victim. Except wrong place, wrong time.
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    It's impossible to really tell what people are thinking...people do unpredictable, stupid things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott View Post
    Imagine how the clerks felt after they learned that they could potentially have averted a murder??
    How would they have known they had done so, though?

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    Gee, I'm really down, my life sucks, I'm gonna kill myself. No, wait - I'll kill my new friend instead! I feel MUCH better now!

    One seriously deranged idiot. Time for some bleach in the gene pool.
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    How would they have known they had done so, though?
    I can see where this confusion comes from--the OP was about this guy who killed a new friend, and I was thinking & responding to Eagleks' post:
    The next morning, his picture was on TV..... that they were searching for him.... as he had gone into a school 1 block from my house, and opened fire...... killing a vice principal and wounding several others.
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