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Tue May 18, 2021, 04:44 AM

The jury reached a guilty verdict. Then the defendant fatally cut his own throat in a federal courtr

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Source: Washington Post

Tim Elfrink 47 mins ago

The jury read out its verdict on Monday afternoon inside a federal courthouse in Fargo, N.D.: Guilty.

A few minutes later, the defendant’s attorney noticed him pulling at his collar. “What the hell are you doing?” the lawyer asked, a witness to the scene recounted to WDAY News.

That’s when blood started gushing from his neck.

“He had slit his neck with some object. There was blood all over the walls in the courtroom, and the Marshals had wrestled him to the floor,” the witness told WDAY. “You could hear him screaming, ‘I can’t breathe.’”

The FBI confirmed to the Associated Press that the defendant died in the courtroom after cutting his own throat with an unknown object.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/the-jury-reached-a-guilty-verdict-then-the-defendant-fatally-cut-his-own-throat-in-a-federal-courtroom/ar-BB1gR9iH?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply The jury reached a guilty verdict. Then the defendant fatally cut his own throat in a federal courtr (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 18 OP
bucolic_frolic May 18 #1
melm00se May 18 #2
OldBaldy1701E May 18 #4
LiberatedUSA May 18 #11
sarge43 May 18 #3
Miguelito Loveless May 18 #10
Mawspam2 May 18 #5
Jose Garcia May 18 #6
Chainfire May 18 #7
Demnation May 18 #8
Wingus Dingus May 18 #9
oneshooter May 18 #12
Spazito May 18 #13

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 06:22 AM

1. Perhaps the ultimate political statement

Gone but not forgotten.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:31 AM

2. The article speculates

that the defendant was:

Jeffrey Sahl Ferris, 55, who was accused of nearly running over seven children last year and threatening one child with a gun.


Not sure how he was making a political statement (I assume) over the crime he commited.

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Response to melm00se (Reply #2)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:07 AM

4. He 'refused' to accept the courts verdict

And wanted to show that he would rather perish than do one thing to show any acceptance. Considering his crime, I am not exactly torn up about it. Chasing children with a car and pointing a gun at one is just too evil. And, he showed his true self by not being a responsible adult and taking his licks. I certainly see political overtones in his action. He did not want to allow 'libruls' to have control over his life, nor admit that what he did was in any way wrong because of 'reasons'. He sounds like slime to me, but I do admit I do not know all of the facts and may be engaging in a bit of a rant here.

Political Discourse Rule Number One: Do NOT involve children in your plans to 'stick it to the libs', or any political discourse. In such a situation, they are just 'props' to try and garner sympathy and attention. And, it is a slimy move in my opinion.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #4)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:25 AM

11. He didn't stick it to the liberals.

He stuck himself. He may have avoided his sentence, but I bet those last few minutes of life were excruciating. Stabbing yourself in the neck must be... I mean you know it is gonna fucking hurt and you’ll experience what it is like to drown on top of that because of the blood.

He traded years in prison for a few minutes of extreme suffering. Those last few dreadful minutes of his life became his punishment. And I bet those last few moments felt a lot goddamn longer than they actually were.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:59 AM

3. "You could hear him screaming, 'I can't breathe.'"

And today's award for A Special Kind of Stupid goes to ...

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #3)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:16 AM

10. Oh, the irony...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:37 AM

5. MAGA!

Thank you for sparing us the cost of imprisoning you.

Sorry to the victims and your family.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:43 AM

6. Slobodan Praljak nods in approval

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:45 AM

7. He saved the taxpayers a lot of money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:55 AM

8. Out of respect for the dead, this story has been told exactly as it happened.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:59 AM

9. Hardcore.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:12 AM

12. My question is this

How did he get the "unknown object" into the courtroom?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:25 AM

13. *LOCKING*

Host consensus is this OP doesn't meet the criteria in the SOP of this forum:

Important news of national interest only

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