|Posted by mja--inc--investigations on April 6, 2017 at 5:25 AM|
Mja Inc Investigations
Accident or Murder
It was July 1970 & there laid 15 Year Old R.O. on the DiningRoom floor..
A single gun shot 25 cal. entered the left eye of R.O.& by all sense & purposes R.O. died instantly..
Witness To The Shooting : Mother & 10 Year Old Brother C.O. & the Fire Arm was in the hands of B.E. the step-father to R.O. & C.O..
Circumstance's Of The Shooting :
The Family was having supper & the step-father B.E. was cleaning his guns at the supper table when a shot rang out from a 25 cal.hand gun he just was picking it up from the table..
B.E. was claiming the shooting was accidental--the gun just went off hitting R.O. in the left eye killing him..
A.D. & J.E. & L.L. were very close Friends with R.O. & were in a garage Band together since 5th Grade..
A.D. & J.E. pulled an all-nighter & were walking down the city alley-ways heading Home when our ex-Little League Coach was a Cop found them & had them get into the Police Car..
A.D.& J.E. was taken to KPD & were taken in a room where our ex-Little League Coach put the photo's of R.O. dead on the floor down on the table & asked..
Do you know anything about this ?
The gravity of the situation sank in that it was un-thinkable..
A.D. & J.E. said they knew alittle..
All 3 teenage Friends were separated in different rooms..
The 3 teenage Friends told almost the same story when given their Witness Statements..
B.E. was an Ex-Hells Angel or on the run from them..
All 3 witnesses stated B.E. always said he could kill R.O. & make it look like an accident because he had done it before while riding with the Hell Angel's..
B.E. came into the picture when they were 13 years old & he started dating our garage Band Drummer R.O.'s Mom which B.E. was 19 years younger then her..
They didn't see much of R.O.'s Mom when B.E. came into the mix & you would always find her in her bedroom..
She use to be a " Hands On Mom "..
B.E. worked his way into being our Band's manager & at that time he introduced us to beer & weed & most important Ladies..
B.E. was a big solid man & his aggressive attitude started by punching you in the arm..
A solid hit would make their body shake..
A.D. & J.E. went over to R.O.'s house & B.E. answered the door claiming R.O. was being punished by cleaning the tile floors with a tooth brush..
All the floors in the house was tile..
R.O.'s Friends seen just a peek of R.O. on his knees scrubbing the floor with a tooth brush..
It took R.O. 74 hours to complete..
R.O. ran away one time & to hear B.E. tell it R.O.'s Mom was going to have a Baby..
R.O.'s Friends talked him to going home & they went with him..
When they were all sitting in the Living-Room B.E. came out of the bedroom with a 12 gage shot-gun & he walked up to R.O. & used the butt of the gun to hit R.O. in the mouth knocking out 2 teeth..
B.E. was yelling " If your Mom has a miscarriage worrying about you I will blow your head off "..
A.D. & J.E. went Fishing B.E. the step-father & R.O. they got into an argument coming back from the K-Town Dam after Fishing ..
B.E. pulled R.O. out of the car & made R.O. walk 5 miles Home & this happened at least twice..
There was enough to say : Let a Grand-Jury or an Inquest be held to hear the circumstances of the events that led to R.O.'s death..
Three of R.O's closest friends teenagers at the time who were first was questioned by Police had to testify at the Hearing..
The story they told was unthinklable...
R.O's death was ruled : Accidental..
What other step-father do you know of cleans his Fire-Arms at the table while eating supper with the Family ?
That's at least Reckless Homicide or Reckless Endangerment..
That ruling Accidental has haunted some of the people involved for years..
The 3 teens that testified & being there age couldnt & didnt understand why B.E. wasnt in Jail..
The 3 teenage friends of R.O.'s after all these years still stand by their testimony..
They still feel R.O. was murdered..
There is new evidence that surfaced years later that if it been available at the Hearing in 1970 charges more than likely would have been filed..
That's still being investigated..
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Mja Inc Staff
Categories: Unsolved Crimes