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    Teen kills mom of 11

    A teen was charged as an adult after killing a mother of 11 children in coldblood. Notice how he is grinning as the police take him away.

    DES MOINES, Iowa Authorities on Tuesday charged a Minnesota teenager with murdering two convenience store clerks at separate stores in northern Iowa.

    Michael Richard Swanson, a 17-year-old from St. Louis Park, Minn., was charged as an adult with two counts each of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in slayings in Kossuth and Humboldt counties.

    Swanson appeared in a Kossuth County courtroom and was ordered held on $1 million cash bond. He was assigned an attorney from the state Public Defender's office in Fort Dodge, but officials from the office declined to comment.

    Ski mask
    Kossuth County Attorney Todd Holmes said during a news conference in Algona that Swanson walked into the Crossroads Gas Station on U.S. Highway 18 in Algona just after 9 p.m. Monday wearing a ski mask and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk, 47-year-old Vicky Bowman-Hall. Holmes said Swanson shot her even though she complied with the request.

    About an hour later, Swanson walked into a Kum and Go convenience store in Humboldt, about 30 miles south of Algona and shot and killed Sheila Myers, 61, who died at the scene, Holmes said.

    The teen said he shot both clerks intentionally so that they would not call authorities or identify him, the Des Moines Register reported, citing an affidavit filed in Kossuth and Humboldt counties.

    Holmes said it appears Swanson acted alone and that no link was found between the stores where the shootings occurred. He declined to disclose some details about the shootings, including whether others were in the stores at the time or why Swanson was in Iowa.

    Swanson, who was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee, was arrested at a McDonald's in Webster City, about 60 miles from where the first shooting occurred. While authorities did not say how the teen got the Jeep, Minnesota records show a 2002 Jeep registered to his mother, Kathleen Swanson, the Des Moines Register reported.

    'Senseless act'
    Lisa Abens, director of operations for Wessles Oil Company, which owns the Algona gas station, said in a written statement that Bowman-Hall, an assistant manager, followed company policy when confronted.

    "She did everything correctly but was still the victim of a senseless act," Abens said.

    Bowman-Hall's daughter, Julia Krug, 24, said her mother had 11 children, ranging in age from 5 to 27. She said her mom was the "rock" of the family, working 60 or more hours a week.

    "She never asked for anything from anybody," Krug said.

    She also said her mom was a wonderful grandmother to seven grandchildren.

    "She would have them over at her house on weekends and make them pancakes in the middle of the night if they wanted them," Krug said.

    Krug said she made it to the hospital before her mother died, making the decision to take her off life-support.

    The court complaint, published on The Des Moines Register website, says Swanson told police he shot the clerks so they could not call police or identify him. Officers recovered the stolen money and cigarettes as well as a handgun when they arrested Swanson, the affidavit said.

    A phone message seeking comment left Tuesday at Myers' home was not immediately returned.

    Calls to Swanson's parents' home number rang unanswered. The Associated Press also submitted a request to speak to Swanson with the Kossuth County sheriff, who oversees the jail.

    Swanson pleaded guilty in July to motor vehicle theft for a crime that happened when he was 16, Hennepin County attorney's office spokesman Santo Cruz said. Information about that case is public because the charge was a felony, though other details about Swanson's record aren't public because of his age, Cruz said. St. Louis Park is in the county.
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    'Kid has a lot of problems'
    Swanson has just been released from the Hennepin County Home School after serving more than 100 days for the theft, said county spokeswoman Carolyn Marinan. She said probation officials received a call Monday from St. Louis Park police that Swanson was missing.

    Wendy Sulzer, a neighbor of the Swansons, said she was "a little shocked" but not surprised that the teen would be accused of the killings.

    "This summer I said this kid has a lot of problems," Sulzer said Tuesday. "It's kind of freaky. It doesn't surprise me that he's in trouble."

    If convicted of the first-degree murder, Swanson would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    A teen was charged as an adult after killing a mother of 11 children in coldblood. Notice how he is grinning as the police take him away.



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    Scum, pure and simple.

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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Would someone explain why this individual should be allowed to continue breathing if found guilty?
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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Would someone explain why this individual should be allowed to continue breathing if found guilty?
    It is a much more fitting punishment for him to serve a "life" sentence being someone's "bitch" than for him to spend the next 30 years in a private cell on death row as the virtually endless appeals process grinds on. Daily ass-raping and abuse is a much better punishment for this little turd.

    It is also much cheaper to house him in general pop than on death row.
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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    It is a much more fitting punishment for him to serve a "life" sentence being someone's "bitch" than for him to spend the next 30 years in a private cell on death row as the virtually endless appeals process grinds on. Daily ass-raping and abuse is a much better punishment for this little turd.

    It is also much cheaper to house him in general pop than on death row.
    General population is a great idea for child molesters because they get to be either killed of regularly beaten half to death.

    I would like to see reform of the death penalty. No not some Liberal namby pampy reform that allows the murderer hang around in prison for years.

    I want it reformed so that if someone confesses or is proven through DNA or some sure fire way they are taken from the Court House to a place of execution where at sunrise you will be hanged bu the neck until dead.

    This would make the death penalty a deterrent again. Today in California you can kill a whole bus load of 1rst graders after raping them boys and girls then going to their houses and kill the rest of their families and even if found guilty or confess there is little chance you will be put to death, and once Jerry (the clown) Brown is sworn in their will be no executions.

    This kid needs to die for what he did, period.

    As do all terrorists, only they need to know that there body's will be buried in an unmarked grave in a pig pin.

    Is this hateful? HELL NO it's called a deterrent, or fighting fire with fire, or what ever. Anything that that stops or slows down the murders, and the terrorists is a plus in my book.
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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    General population is a great idea for child molesters because they get to be either killed of regularly beaten half to death.

    I would like to see reform of the death penalty. No not some Liberal namby pampy reform that allows the murderer hang around in prison for years.

    I want it reformed so that if someone confesses or is proven through DNA or some sure fire way they are taken from the Court House to a place of execution where at sunrise you will be hanged bu the neck until dead.

    This would make the death penalty a deterrent again. Today in California you can kill a whole bus load of 1rst graders after raping them boys and girls then going to their houses and kill the rest of their families and even if found guilty or confess there is little chance you will be put to death, and once Jerry (the clown) Brown is sworn in their will be no executions.

    This kid needs to die for what he did, period.

    As do all terrorists, only they need to know that there body's will be buried in an unmarked grave in a pig pin.

    Is this hateful? HELL NO it's called a deterrent, or fighting fire with fire, or what ever. Anything that that stops or slows down the murders, and the terrorists is a plus in my book.
    Texas is still dealing with a case in which they put an innocent man to death (yet again). They had DNA evidence too. Problem is, it wasn't from him. It was from the victim, and mistakenly tested to be his.

    Believe me, if the death penalty were foolproof, I would not only support execution, but would support death by slow torture for scumbags like this. But there is a problem. The death penalty is NOT foolproof. Innocent people are occasionally put to death. I would rather see scumbags spend the rest of their lives in prison than allowing even one innocent person to be murdered by the state. And murder is exactly what it is, when it applies to someone who is innocent.
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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Why was the title of the OP "Teen kills mom of 11"

    It suggested this kid went looking for a mom of 11 kids and killed her.

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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why was the title of the OP "Teen kills mom of 11"

    It suggested this kid went looking for a mom of 11 kids and killed her.
    that's how the media reported the story. it is more sensational to say "teen kills mom of 11" than it is to say "teen kills some random 7/11 clerk"
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    Re: Teen kills mom of 11

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    It is a much more fitting punishment for him to serve a "life" sentence being someone's "bitch" than for him to spend the next 30 years in a private cell on death row as the virtually endless appeals process grinds on. Daily ass-raping and abuse is a much better punishment for this little turd.
    Are we all rapists then, to condone this as a regular and desirable part of our "corrections" system? Is that who we are, as a nation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Are we all rapists then, to condone this as a regular and desirable part of our "corrections" system? Is that who we are, as a nation?
    who said anything about it being condoned or desireable...it's just the way it is and this scumbag deserves to enjoy every minute of it.

    The only way to avoid it would be to keep all inmates in solitary confinement 24/7 and then someone would whine and cry about that being cruel and unusual punishment. tis a no win situation.
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