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Arkansas weatherman Brett Cummins found in hot tub with naked dead man wearing 'dog collar': police
NYDailyNews ^ | 9/7/11 | Michael Sheridan

Posted on 09/07/2011 8:24:36 AM PDT by markomalley

An Arkansas weatherman didn't predict he would wake up in a hot tub with a naked dead man, but that's exactly what police say happened.

Now authorities are trying to determine what killed Dexter Williams, whose body was found with a "dog collar" around his neck, according to a police report.

The mystery began Monday night, when KARK 4 News meteorologist Brett Cummins arrived at the home of John Barbour around 11 p.m. in Maumelle, just north of Little Rock, the report stated. The 33-year-old weatherman brought Williams, 24, with him. Barbour said he did not know the doomed man.

"They then began to drink and use illegal narcotics," Officer Gregory Roussie said Barbour told him. "Mr. Barbour stated he was not sure of the drugs that they were using but that they were snorting them."

About two hours later, Cummins and Williams went into the Jacuzzi to have a drink, and Barbour later joined them, police said. Shortly afterwards, Barbour said he left the two and went into the living room, where he fell asleep on the couch.

Barbour told police he awoke about 8 a.m. Tuesday and could hear Cummins snoring in the hot tub, the report said. He proceeded to gather glasses in the bathroom and wake up Cummins before realizing Williams was dead.

"Dexter's head was lying behind Brett's left shoulder," Barbour told police, according to the report. "After Brett awoke they discovered that Dexter was not conscious and his face was a different color."

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1 posted on 09/07/2011 8:24:40 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Tonight’s top story...


2 posted on 09/07/2011 8:26:04 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: markomalley
Mike Gallagher just discussed this on the air.

Bizarre story, to say the least.

3 posted on 09/07/2011 8:26:24 AM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: markomalley

Bush’s fault


4 posted on 09/07/2011 8:26:55 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: markomalley
I predict stormy weather And rough roads ahead for mr stupid.
5 posted on 09/07/2011 8:26:55 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: markomalley

Just when you think you’ve seen every possible headline...


6 posted on 09/07/2011 8:27:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: markomalley

For which Arkansas Congressional district will he get the Dem nomination


7 posted on 09/07/2011 8:27:51 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: markomalley

“Barbour told police he awoke about 8 a.m. Tuesday and could hear Cummins snoring in the hot tub, the report said. He proceeded to gather glasses in the bathroom and wake up Cummins before realizing Williams was dead. “


Wow, man, what a buzzkill.


8 posted on 09/07/2011 8:29:49 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: markomalley

***Cummins and Williams went into the Jacuzzi to have a drink***

Did they drink all the water in the Jacuzzi????


9 posted on 09/07/2011 8:31:35 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: markomalley

The 2011 edition of “Wag the Dog”.


10 posted on 09/07/2011 8:31:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley
KARK 4 News stated online Tuesday that "Brett will not be on the air as he is mourning the loss of his friend."

Bad boys!. Bad boys! Whatcha gonna do when He come for you?

11 posted on 09/07/2011 8:31:53 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: markomalley

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, 100% chance of needing brain bleach to get the image out of my mind, high of 87.

}:-)4


12 posted on 09/07/2011 8:33:18 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: markomalley

The comments section is interesting:

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2011/09/06/breaking-karks-cummins-questioned-in-labor-day-death


13 posted on 09/07/2011 8:33:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: markomalley

Aye, thar be an ill wind blowin”...


14 posted on 09/07/2011 8:37:41 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
"Incredibly sad about Dexter, but not surprising. He has been a party animal for years."
15 posted on 09/07/2011 8:39:16 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: markomalley

I expect this sort of thing out of congressmen but I thought our weathermen held themselves to higher standards.


16 posted on 09/07/2011 8:40:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL brilliant.


17 posted on 09/07/2011 8:41:47 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: markomalley

By golly, I hate it when that happens.


18 posted on 09/07/2011 8:46:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: sodpoodle

The Jacuzzi probably made cleanup a lot easier.


19 posted on 09/07/2011 8:46:52 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jessduntno

FB page (courtesy of kcvl’s link)

https://www.facebook.com/dexterw3?sk=photos

Discussed on previous thread from last night:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2774590/posts


20 posted on 09/07/2011 8:48:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: agere_contra

I should add that I’m sorry for the dead guy and his family: what a fracked-up way to go.


21 posted on 09/07/2011 8:48:36 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: markomalley

In comments section: popular address and resident Barbour apparently has a history at this address:

“Maumelle Crime Watch
Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:20 AM CST
16 Village Way: On Dec. 23, Christopher Barbour was arrested and charged with third degree domestic battery. Bail was also set at $575.”


22 posted on 09/07/2011 8:48:48 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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23 posted on 09/07/2011 8:50:46 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: markomalley

For starters, staying in the hot tub all night can kill you if it’s hot enough.

But I really think the three of them need to live in San Francisco, where they belong. Well, now the TWO of them.


24 posted on 09/07/2011 8:54:09 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: markomalley

>>didn’t predict he would wake up in a hot tub with a naked dead man

He told me he worked in the morning and started to laugh
I told him I didn’t and crawled off to sleep in the bath
And, when I awoke—there was a naked dead guy next to me!


25 posted on 09/07/2011 8:55:07 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Rub-a-dub-dub. Three men in a tub.

It always seemed like an odd nursery rhyme.


26 posted on 09/07/2011 8:57:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: raccoonradio
One of those Norwegian wood tubs?
27 posted on 09/07/2011 8:59:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: markomalley

Shouldn’t the headline be: Job opening for weatherman in Arkansas


28 posted on 09/07/2011 9:00:17 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Maxine Waters tells Tea Party to "go to hell" - no thanks, I have no desire to move to your district)
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To: raccoonradio
NOOOOOOObody expects to wake up with a dead man!


29 posted on 09/07/2011 9:01:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: markomalley

It’s that extra bit of information, “dog collar”, that really makes this clear. Journalism 101.....the 6 Ws: Who?...What?...When?...Where?...Why?...Whips?


30 posted on 09/07/2011 9:06:00 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek
I expect this sort of thing out of congressmen but I thought our weathermen held themselves to higher standards.

No, you're confusing them with Hebrew National hot dogs. But in this instance that may be understandable...

31 posted on 09/07/2011 9:07:10 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: markomalley

>> “After Brett awoke they discovered that Dexter was not conscious and his face was a different color.”

Ate a wiener too fast and choked to death, poor bugger.


32 posted on 09/07/2011 9:07:18 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: cuban leaf

Looks like the dead guy was lured to the house for some rough threesome/S&M sex that ended badly. It’s strange the two survivors were able to ‘sleep it off’. They probably spent the night getting their stories ‘straight’ and destroying evidence.

Nasty stuff.


33 posted on 09/07/2011 9:07:27 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: markomalley

Wife and I just two months ago spent a month traveling all over Arkansas in our r.v.
Didn’t see any of this kind of crap there i assure you.
Lots and lots of rubes though.


34 posted on 09/07/2011 9:08:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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To: cuban leaf

***..staying in the hot tub all night can kill you if it’s hot enough..***

There is no way the weather guy slept in the hot tub overnight. He would have been a dead prune too!

Only the dead guy was left in the water - until the other two decided what the story would be.


35 posted on 09/07/2011 9:13:45 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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Sounds like a bunch of gay drug addicts partying too hard...


36 posted on 09/07/2011 9:19:52 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble (We need an electable conservative in 2012!)
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To: markomalley

My first guess would be that Williams couldn’t hold his breath long enough and drowned.......there’s some things that should only be done in the bedroom, not the jacuzzi.


37 posted on 09/07/2011 9:25:42 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: markomalley
You know what they tell Rookie Politicians when they first get to DC:

"Never get caught in bed with a dead girl - or a live boy ..."

38 posted on 09/07/2011 9:33:47 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: markomalley

Doesn’t everyone wear a dog collar in a hot tub?

Thanks a lot for the mental images this thread produced. /sarc>


39 posted on 09/07/2011 9:34:19 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Hot Tabasco
I think the story stated that the hot tub had no water in it.

Which begs the question, what were they doing in an empty hot tub? Surely there's a better place to sleep...

They better check the body for water in the lungs, I suspect he drowned in mid-debauch and the other men drained the tub to remove evidence (DNA)

40 posted on 09/07/2011 9:39:21 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: markomalley

Homosexuals are a sorry lot.
So long suckers.


41 posted on 09/07/2011 9:43:10 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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42 posted on 09/07/2011 9:43:15 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: markomalley

What is it with Little Rock weathermen?

Steve Martone propositioned a male cop late at night in a park back in the 1990s.


43 posted on 09/07/2011 9:46:07 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Downgrade POTUS)
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To: Doulos1
So long suckers.

Ugh!!

44 posted on 09/07/2011 9:49:27 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Marine Sniper - "You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: markomalley
The mystery began Monday night, when KARK 4 News meteorologist Brett Cummins arrived at the home of John Barbour around 11 p.m. in Maumelle, just north of Little Rock, the report stated. The 33-year-old weatherman brought Williams, 24, with him. Barbour said he did not know the doomed man.

KARK 4 News stated online Tuesday that "Brett will not be on the air as he is mourning the loss of his friend."

*************************************

Okie Dokie.

45 posted on 09/07/2011 9:49:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lmo56
You know what they tell Rookie Politicians when they first get to DC:

"Never get caught in bed with a dead girl - or a live boy ..."

I think if there was a photo of Obama in place of the weatherman, he still would have been elected by the fools who came out for him in 2008.

46 posted on 09/07/2011 10:12:34 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: markomalley

I would suspect that the “small ring of blood” was likely where someone had been sitting.

However, within a few weeks, I expect that the weatherman will be picked up by a major network, because he has passed their “morals” test. No joke.

I first became aware that the networks “promoted perversion” when a sportscaster was caught drinking in a motel room with two underage girls. He was immediately fired by his local station, but then was picked up by a major network, at about five times his previous salary, to be one of their sportscasters.

Oddly enough, this is not unique to the MSM. The Clintons deeply distrusted anyone around them who had no known perversion, corruption, severe mental illness, or deviation. They felt they could not trust them, because they had no “dirt” on them. Their assumption was that “everyone” is like that, but that some hide it better than others.


47 posted on 09/07/2011 10:15:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: trisham
Barbour said he did not know the doomed man.

I would say by the morning Barbour would have to admit that he knew him intimately.

Cummins? Really? Do homosexuals change their names to hint as to their preferences?

48 posted on 09/07/2011 10:18:49 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: markomalley

This story is typical of the homosexual sub-culture but if you point that out, you’re a “homophobe”.


49 posted on 09/07/2011 10:33:01 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: cripplecreek

A Houston weatherman had a similar problem years ago! I think he is still on the air!!


50 posted on 09/07/2011 10:46:17 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Remember baggers carry the load!!)
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