April 7, 2010 11:06:00 AM
ABERDEEN -- Eight individuals being held at the Monroe County Jail will not be charged in the death of the Aberdeen man they allegedly assaulted and robbed.
Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley reported Tuesday that Bo Lenoir, 66, died of natural causes just days after being attacked at his home.
Lenoir, owner of a laundromat on Highway 45 Alternate South, was attacked and robbed by a group of seven people at his home at 405 Albert St. in Aberdeen shortly after midnight on March 30, police said. The group knocked on Lenoir''s door and rushed him when he answered. One member of the group smashed Lenoir in the face with a brick, splitting his nose, before the group made off with a safe and an undisclosed number of guns.
Lenoir passed away Monday morning at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen police have released the identities of six adults being held in connection to the crime. Two juveniles are also being held and charged as adults.
Michelle commented at 4/7/2010 12:50:00 PM:
i think its awful that no justice was served here this day in time it never is i mean come on people think about it a guy is dead here they smashed him in the face with a brick! If thats not a bad enough crime for someone to be guilty of it i dont know what is a family member is lost here a father grandfather uncle maybe its not right its just not right
SAD commented at 4/7/2010 1:17:00 PM:
I wonder would this man be still alive (since he died of natural causes)if these non-respectable children had not rob him??? These people need to be charged with MURDER!!! And family please look into this! Crimes like this need to be an example for the next people who want to rob and smash someone in the face with a brick.
Billy commented at 4/7/2010 1:25:00 PM:
Heart attack, blood clot, respriatory arrest or stroke among other things that could have been brought on by the trauma caused in the commission of this vicious crime!!
Hey, if they let these thugs get by with this, they're opening the door for other thugs to commit more vicious attacks in Mississippi..
Now on the other hand, if he was under doctors care with a terminal prognosis of a very short life expectancy that could occur suddenly at anytime, then it may be that they didn't cause his death..
So what was the natural cause? This should be examined closly.
Even if he died of natural causes, all eight of these thug should recieve the MAXIMUM SENTENCES allowed by law.
While we still have the "castle law" we should be taking our wives and children to the shooting range and teaching them how to protect themselves. Man I can't believe the DA is going to let them walk on this.
h8r commented at 4/7/2010 1:56:00 PM:
If murder is out, how bout 8 counts of manslaughter ?
robert commented at 4/7/2010 6:39:00 PM:
If this was one of my Family members, I'd be calling the FBI and questioning Coroner Alan Gurley????
madd off commented at 4/7/2010 7:43:00 PM:
we will order them go to prison each 50 yrs in prison i dont play game leave his alone
Frank commented at 4/7/2010 7:56:00 PM:
Request a real autopsy.
Martin commented at 4/8/2010 8:26:00 AM:
You people don't know the truth about what really happened. People. That live in Aberdeen know about the Strippers that were constantly at this man's home. This has been going on for years. This man often had young girls stripping at his home, but somtimes after it was over, he would pay some, not all, of the money. He was robbed by young girls that he continued to bring in his home for these strip parties. Konya was one of his regular strippers. Just ask anyone in Aberdeen about what went on in his home. He was robbed last year by some young under age girls who he refused to pay. This is nothing new to Aberdeen. Although he's been sick for years, he never quit his habit after being robbed several times.
Patty commented at 4/8/2010 11:12:00 AM:
Martin,I understand where you're coming from. However, two wrongs NEVER make a right. This man's activities should have been reported to the authorities long ago to be dealt with legally. I still stand by my recent post about the nature of a crime: The INTENT should be on trial, not the result. If one person hit him with the brick, that one should be facing attempted murder charges in my opinion.
Glennda commented at 4/8/2010 11:23:00 AM:
Okay, Martin, so you are saying that these "young girls" came to his house to strip and it is okay that they beat him up and robbed him which eventuallly lead to his death? What makes that okay? The whole picture is wrong. They are thugs that did wrong and should be punished. Is it okay for the "DA" to send the message that these people can continue their lives of violence and not pay the consequences? If that is the case each of their crimes will just get bigger and bigger. Our authorities need to get a backbone and do the job they are intended to do and stand up for us law abiding citizens.
Michael commented at 4/8/2010 4:34:00 PM:
They must know Columbus Mayor Smith and Councilman Karriem. Both of them got off scott free. Why shouldn't other people be able to do the same?
Frank commented at 4/8/2010 7:37:00 PM:
Get a real autopsy.
Martin commented at 4/8/2010 11:16:00 PM:
The Aberdeen Police came to his house several times for this type of activity. His brother did the same thing. His brother locked a woman in house more than once, no the Police didn't do anything. Also, this man beat his wife for more than twenty years, just ask his kids. Ask his first and second wife. This man beat his wife for any and everything for years. Ask the Aberdeen PD. Brutality was a constant part of his life. Point is he died the same way he lived. He beat the mother of his kids for years. She stayed with him until they got grown. Then she divorced him. He beat her countless times. This is how he died.
Billy commented at 4/9/2010 9:57:00 AM:
We understand that a person reaps what they sow, but that in no way excuses those by whom the offences occured. This country still has judges and jurys to sentences and carry out the sentences of those who commit such crimes as smashing someone in the face with a brick.
Even though he may have reaped what he has sown, due process of the law must be served on those who for whatever reason forced their way into this man's house and attacked him with a brick. Today it was this man, tomorrow it could be someone dear to you or me..
Austin commented at 4/9/2010 11:16:00 AM:
Martin if this situation have happen to one of your family members will you try to justify why the attackers should not be punished? I dont think so... This case should not have anything to with how this man lived his life thats something that he had to deal with personally the issue here is that these kids broke into his home where he pays the bills, they not only robbed him they beat him. And the said thing about it no matter what type of person you thought he was if those kids had ask him for money he probably would have given it to them. I beleive that this assault contributed to his death. Martin Just put yourself in either his shoes or his family and I think you would think a little diffrent.
cheryl commented at 4/9/2010 8:19:00 PM:
who will be next since they won't get charged. this is a slap in the face to the family. is this what getting away with murder means?
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