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19-year old charged in his grandfather’s murder

19-year-old William Strickland is being held without bail in the murder and robbery of his 72-year-old grandfather, also named William Strickland.

grandsonThe younger Strickland appeared in bond court, dressed in black jeans and a black hoodie Saturday.

Prosecutors allege that the 19-year-old used the gun he stole from his grandfather’s home to shoot the 72-year-old Strickland in the back six times during a robbery March 2nd.  The elder Strickland was waiting to be picked up by a Pace bus for dialysis treatment at the time.

The younger Strickland is accused of using the money he got from the robbery to buy a cell phone, gym shoes and get tattoos.  Prosecutors say investigators recovered the murder weapon from the younger Strickland.

He’ll be back in court on Monday.

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30 comments

  • david

    A-HO. SIGN OF THE TIMES: THE YOUTH WILL HAVE NO CONSCIOUS.
    I PRAY FOR THE FAMILY.
    GOD BLESS YOU
    MY HEART ACHES AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU

  • Fed up black man

    AS THE SCRIPTURES SAY IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS IN THE LAST DAYS SONS WILL RISE AGAINST THEIR FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS WILL UP AGAINST THEIR MOTHERS AND THE STREETS WILL BE FILLED WITH BLOOD.AS I SAID B 4 GOD IS PRESENT IN THE WORLD TODAY AND HE IS TIRED OF OUR WICKED BEHAVIOR HE IS GOING TO DESTROY THE WICKED. BECAUSE WE HAVE BECOME A MODERN DAY SODOM AND GOMORRAH AND WE HAVE LET MANS LAW SUPERCEDE GODS LAWS

  • Fed up black man

    YOU SEE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY AS IS THIS YOUNG MAN IS A BEAST WHO HAS NO CONSCIENCE AND THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT NOTHING IF YOU CAN ROB AND SHOOT YOUR OWN GRANDFATHER THEN YOU CAN'T HELP OR REACH A PERSON LIKE THIS YOU CAN ONLY DESTROY A BEAST.PEOLPE STOP TRYIN TO SAVE THE CHILDREN OF SATAN THEY R NOT OF THE MOST HIGH GOD THEY ARE OF THEIR FATHER THE DEVIL AND THEY WILL DO THE LUST OF THEIR FATHER THE DEVIL WHO WAS A LIAR N MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING

  • trouble society

    Ii's a sad situation for everyone one involve but guys keep in mind no one is born a killer. There is always some underlying issue that drives an individual to do what they do. Unfortunately there is no ready solution. Yes he deserves to be institutionalized for the rest of his life but in the process will he get rehabilitated? No he will probably be caged like an animal making him more violent.

    • Guest

      When will you realize that there is no "rehabilitating" some of these people. There is such a this as pure evil and it must be destroyed, not rehabilitated, analyzed or kept in a cage.

  • keeping real

    religion and eye for an eye does not mean that, it mean no one is about the law, parents where are they!!! and death penalty does not deterre morons!!! no one talks about parents of this animals cause those parets are animals as well!!! and jesus die for are sinns, so it not end of days morons!!!

  • Buddy1

    Thank God they caught that bastard! This poor man enduring dialysis to able to continue to live and the bastard of a grandson takes life away from him. No trial to see if he is guilty! Just do the same thing to him immediately! Don't waste tax payers money on jail time and seeing if he is mentally ill. He knew what he was doing to his poor hardworking grandfather who wanted to live. You can't change a wild animal in society! My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Strickland may he now REST IN PEACE AMEN!

  • Todd Pardee

    They feel they was wronged about 200 years ago and can’t get over it! Funny how them Hispanics passed em right up! It’s the working part, me thinks

  • texas

    You need to look at yourself in the mirror why to you think your race want to be us so bad they go get lip injection they listen to the same music where the same clothes. there are sucessful people in all races and when you talk about crime look at your own race they take out lots of people all the time cause they just go crazy. this is why i am glad if left chicago because its so racist. and yes he deserves to go to jail not because of his color but the crime.

  • robert

    I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ALSO RIP MR. STRICKLAND AND THIS YOUNG MAN DAY WILL COME. HE WILL HAVE TO FACE UP FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE . ITS IN ALL RACE/

  • help us

    these people are animals they are the worst and never will learn. nice comment who's next that's what they always say, a bunch of LIES no honor student would do that, but for sure living off welfare that i pay through taxes, this is sickening. there are more killed here than in Afghanistan

  • JAYEYE

    My comments are directed to the following users,
    "Tired of the Morons", "Todd Pardee", "who's next", and the mystery "Guest"

    It Amazes me how some people, take something so tragic and so horrific
    to exercise their racist, and very offensive commentary.

    The epidemic here is systemic, its not isolated to one particular race or another.
    Todays tragic events are the by-product attributed to the decline and fall of HUMANTY.

    We are all human beings collectively, although based on the views expressed here
    its apparently not that obvious.

    Its not a White thing, nor is it a Black or African American Thing.

    To say that this sick individual, represents a whole race
    or is some how and example of African Americans, is completely racist, and simply ignorant. Does Charles Manson represent the white America?, how about Jeffrey Dahmer?
    Or H.H. Holmes Americas 1st serial killer was also white, the list can most definitely go on.

    It is also offensive and highly racist to suggest that the word LAZY characterizes or some how describe a whole race. As slaves, African Americans helped mold and shape America, Ive never heard of a LAZY slave, and honestly forcing someone to do things that you dont want to do yourself is actually LAZY.

    Now speaking of WELFARE, which is actually funny because welfare was designed and implemented in the 1930's for White mothers and African Americans were excluded from receiving welfare until the 1963.
    Just to be clear, to this day there just as many White Americans receving welfare as there are African Americans receiving welfare. FYI, Unemployment is also considered welfare, just as Disability and Social Security are also welfare.

    While these are statistics, merely percentages, please don't pretend
    that African Americans are the only ones that need help sometimes..

    Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, CATO Institute
    Welfare Demographics
    Percent of recipients who are white38.8 %
    Percent of recipients who are black39.8 %

    While we are all entitled to our own opinions and free to express our own point of view…
    Remember this, we are all in this together…

    My condolences and prayers go out to the family of William Strickland.

    • Tired of the Morons

      "It Amazes me how some people, take something so tragic and so horrific
      to exercise their racist, and very offensive commentary"

      It's pretty easy when they keep doing it everyday time after time after time.

  • Lee

    So with your welfare stats, please point me to the areas with high concentrations of whites on welfare that has the same crime statistics, or anything even close. Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, pick one but it doesn't exist because it's not the slavery of welfare that prompts this, it's the lack of fathers and young, single, mothers that exacerbate these crime cycles. And that statistic with a huge percentage belongs to African Americans. Just factual as to where the issue lies with out of control youth.

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