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    The Columbus Dispatch : Man killed had served time for robbery-slaying

    The man who police say was fatally shot while trying to rob two men inside a University District apartment early Thursday spent six years in prison for another killing during a robbery.

    Jamil Cotton, 27, died of multiple gunshot wounds during a confrontation with people inside Apt. F at 455 E. 18th Ave., police said. Cotton's address was not available.

    Police have not released many details of the shooting, including who shot Cotton. But they said the occupants of the apartment do not face any charges in connection with the shooting because they were attacked by as many as three armed robbers who broke in about 4:25 a.m.

    Police have refused to release the victims' names, citing concerns for their safety because the other robbers remain loose.

    The apartment's tenant was pistol-whipped and shot during the fight. He was taken to Ohio State University Medical Center, where he is expected to survive.

    The other occupant, a relative of the tenant's, was not injured.

    Police said the apartment was ransacked and as many as 12 shots were fired during some kind of struggle. The robbery victims told investigators that they did not recognize their assailants.

    Police have not said whether anything was stolen from the apartment.

    Franklin County court records show that Cotton was sentenced to six years in prison after his guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter in the Nov. 4, 1999, slaying of a North Side man.

    Authorities at the time said Cotton and two other men broke into James Jackson's 17th Avenue duplex with a plan to steal marijuana. Jackson, 25, a father of four boys, died after being shot once

    in the leg and once in the back.

    Records show that Cotton, who had been charged with aggravated murder, instead pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in 2000. He was released from prison on Dec. 20, 2005. The other two men received more time and remain incarcerated, prison records show.
    I'll be following this as much as I can since it happened all of two blocks from where I used to live at my Alma Mater. Good to see that Columbus, which is usually very anti-gun, is being sensible and not charging the occupants of the apartment.
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    I'm guessing this is off campus housing?

    Also, they don't release the victims' names, but put their whole ADDRESS in the article???

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    Yeah, its maybe a couple of blocks from campus, right accross the main street up there (High St.) And the campus doesn't own the housing there (if they did no weapons would be allowed).
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    So we have a convicted robber and murderer locked up, and what happens? He's turned loose to do it again. Our justice system seems to be run by just asses!
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    Well at least the published thier EXACT address.
    Thank goodness the "hug-a-thug" system isn't allowing the deprived and misunderstood of this country sit inert too long while in custody after a conviction.
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    Yeah, they published the exact address, but didn't want to give names to protect the residents. Go figure...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper58 View Post
    Yeah, they published the exact address, but didn't want to give names to protect the residents. Go figure...............

    I noticed that too. They also didn't release the thug's address.

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    dispatch is good for releasing info for no apparent reason.

    When my wife and I were shot at by thugs in '04 on the north end, we told everyone, police, hospital, whoever, to keep our info private. They kept it so, but The dispatch and the local NBC news channel was kind enough to release the info into the public.

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    Quote: "with a plan to steal marijuana"

    This or other drugs or cash seems to be the primary reason for many of these in-home robberies - although such is often not mentioned, at least in the early reports ...
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    My Dad used to work for the Dispatch back n the 60's and 70's- before the paper went ultra-liberal. I don't see the relevance of releasing victim's addresses. Crime stats are compiled by zip code so exact addresses serve ZERO purpose. I like the idea of releasing BG's addresses though.....
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    Another one bites the dust,
    Another one bites the dust.
    And another one's gone,
    And another one's gone,
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    Hey Jamil, let's see how much damage you can do with worms crawling out of your eye sockets. Hopefully, the police or someone else will dispose of the others in a similar manner. What a waste of taxpayer money to feed and clothe slime like that when they return to the garbage pile first day out.
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    Is it the dispatch releasing the info, or the media and their scanners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by obxned View Post
    So we have a convicted robber and murderer locked up, and what happens? He's turned loose to do it again. Our justice system seems to be run by just asses!
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