This story is just plain sad. This is where ignorance and hate takes you.
Court documents related to a three-year-old harassment citation say Fredrick Demond Scott, 22, made the statement in January 2014 while threatening to carry out a “Columbine-style” school shooting, according to the Star.
Prosecutors announced Tuesday that Scott is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Steven Gibbons, 57, and John Palmer, 54. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Baker also named Scott as a suspect in the shooting deaths of 67-year-old David Lenox, 57-year-old Timothy S. Rice and 61-year-old Mike Darby.
Palmer, Leno, Rice and Darby were all shot in the back, three of them in the head, on Kansas City trails. Gibbons was shot in the back of the head on a city street, according to prosecutors.
They didn’t see it coming,” Scott told detectives, according to the Star.
Police said they don’t know if the killings were racially driven and are still searching for a motive. Scott is not believed to have known any of the victims.
After his arrest, Scott told detectives he was upset about the shooting death of his brother during a 2015 robbery.
Scott’s mother told the Star that her son suffered from paranoid schizophrenia but refused to seek treatment for his condition.
“As far as I know Fredrick never had a problem with white people,” Scott’s mother said. “He would do odd jobs for people and some of those people were white men.”
Scott was handed a suspended 180-day sentence for his 2014 threats against the Center Alternative School. He also was found guilty of shoplifting in 2016 and was cited for assaulting his mother in 2013, according to the Star.
He assaulted his mother and she still comes to his defense. I don’t know if this qualifies her as mother of the year or an enabling idiot.
And of course this was racially motivated. These were hate crimes. He’s racist and prejudiced towards whites. We can’t sugar coat these things because he’s black and I’m black. You have to be honest. This is the equivalent of a white KKK member killing black men execution style. They are equally revolting.
I’m sick to my stomach reading this because so many black men blame white men for their problems. We know where it stems from, but its an inaccurate displacement of anger.
That’s all I can say. 😩its just wrong.
On another note
You don’t put your hands on your mother. There is NEVER good karma for that. This young man has a blatant disrespect for everybody. He doesn’t Care about humanity at all. If you can assault your mother, I honestly can’t put anything past you. If you can just walk up to a stranger and kill them without blinking an eye, you are a menace.