Tuesday, December 20, 2016

That Time When Donald Trump Drove Us All Barking Mad

Barkley Mug Shot (Ithaca Journal)
In the early morning hours of December 8, in the parking lot of the Ithaca Walmart, a former social worker from Varna named Justin Barkley shot and ran over a UPS driver from Candor named William Schumacher. Barkley fled to his home, firing a round in the direction of the police who tried to pull him over, and was arrested after a long standoff.

The killing was a mystery, because the men appeared to have no connection. They had not known each other prior to December 8, nor had they battled at Walmart. It looked like a random act.

Then this: During his arraignment, Barkley pled guilty, saying, "I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly."

After trying unsuccessfully to get Barkley to agree that he might have mistaken Schumacher for Trump, Judge Rowley declined to accept the guilty plea.

Stay tuned on this one, as the Trump Defense becomes a thing.

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