Sunday, January 20, 2008
Police Think They Have The Killers
In just four days, IMPD has rounded up and the prosecutor has charged the four men police think carried out the shooting deaths of two mothers and their infants at a house on Hovey Street known by neighbors as a drug and gambling house. Two thirty-year-old men, Dantae Hobson and Ronald Davis, are charged with the murders. Zanumin Coleman, Jr., 21, and Jasper Frazier, 35, face robbery-related charges. I think the entire community is pleased with the rapid response of local law enforcement in apprehending those responsible for these horrific killings. My only reservation about the arrests is the early indication coming from local television reports, suggesting that police believe robbery was the motivation for the crime. Given the ties of at least two of the victims to the Haughville syndicate, I have a difficult time accepting that theory. I should point out that the Chief Michael Spears is not publicly stating any motive for the crimes yet.