Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Another hate crime murder shocks US

Right after a Summerville, SC man was killed in a random, racially motivated hate crime in Lakewood, WA, another white lowcountry resident is killed in a random hate crime by black men.
This time, William Apps was kidnapped in downtown Charleston, SC. He was killed execution style and his body was dumped several miles away.
The two killers responded to a craigslist ad that William Apps had posted.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Apps, of Meeting Street, was found dead by detectives near a power substation off Magrath Darby Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Monday, several days after he was reported missing.
According to the coroner’s office, Apps died from a gunshot wound to the head.
At a press conference Tuesday, Sheriff Al Cannon said Apps was trying to sell his 2006 Chevrolet truck on Craigslist, and the suspects responded to his ad on Thursday. He met the two men at a Hardees on Spring Street in downtown Charleston.
“The victim’s mother was also present in a separate vehicle,” Cannon said.”The victim advised her to go on and that the sale was not going to occur at that time. That he was going to take the two individuals back to their home.”
Cannon said that Apps then drove the two men to their home after the sale did not go through. An affidavit states, Apps took the men to a home on Mathis Ferry Road in Mt. Pleasant where they met two other people, one of whom was armed with a gun.
According to court records, the victim was taken out of his truck at gunpoint against his will, and held at the home. Investigators say at some point Scott left the area, and when he came back, Scott and the other suspects forced Apps into his truck.
Authorities say the suspects and victim rode around in the truck for a period of time, and at one point while crossing the Ravenel Bridge, Apps, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the truck, was shot by one of the suspects in the neck, according to an affidavit.
Authorities say Apps’ body was then dumped in a wooded area on McGrath Darby Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant. An affidavit states Scott voluntarily admitted that he met with Apps, and voluntarily escorted detectives to the scene where the victim’s body was dumped.


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