The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Friday, January 20, 2006

Tindall, 16 and a predator

He's just sixteen, and yet he's a predator. After serving time for a rape in 2003, Tindall was released in 2005. Not many months later he raped and killed a 72 year old woman. There were no warnings given to the neighbors that a sexual predator lived within walking distance of their homes, no way for the family of Joan Green to protect her from the person who would steal her life. Because he committed his first offense he was an adult, and because he is still was under 18, there was no information released that a sex offender lives just doors away from Green in a group home. The rights he was granted because he was a juvenile, ended up costing Joan Green her life.
Lima News

BELLEFONTAINE (AP) — A 16-year-old will be tried as an adult in the beating death of an elderly woman whose body was found Christmas Eve, a judge ruled.
“There is probable cause to believe that a murder was committed and that this child probably committed it,” visiting Judge Mark Spees said at a hearing Wednesday.
A grand jury is expected to consider the case of Christopher E. Tindall before the end of the month, prosecutor Gerald Heaton said.
“It’s exactly what we wanted,” said John Green, whose 72-year-old mother Joan Green was found dead in the bedroom of her home covered in bloody blankets.
Tindall was originally charged with juvenile delinquency counts of burglary, aggravated burglary, aggravated murder, rape and abuse of a corpse.
Detective Dwight Salyer testified Wednesday that police investigating the Dec. 24 break-in at a pizza shop found footprints in the snow leading to Green’s house and then to a nearby group home where Tindall had been living since his release in August from a youth prison.
Salyer said Tindall had a bandaged hand and scrapes on his face.
When Tindall was taken to the police station for questioning, two roommates found a blood-stained towel under his bed and items including a window bolt, a clue that led Salyer back to Green’s home. The detective said he discovered an unlocked kitchen window, then found the body inside.
Tindall later confessed to breaking into the pizza place and admitted that he entered Green’s home, Salyer testified.


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Anna said...

Did he lack parentaly supervision and guidance? Is there something seriously lacking in his brain function? How can a 16 year old (14 when he was actually caught) come to this?