Skip to comments.Ex-BYU student pleads guilty in attack on woman he was assigned to home teach
Posted on 07/28/2010 7:29:14 AM PDT by ColofornianEdited on 07/30/2010 3:24:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
PROVO The former BYU student accused of attacking a woman with a stun gun pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lessened degree of aggravated assault.
Stetson Geo Hallam, 20, had been charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, following an April 6 incident that he claimed was an April Fool's joke, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court.
Charges say Hallam, the victim's home teacher in their LDS Church ward, pressured the 19-year-old woman to meet him so he could "give her a gift."
The woman told police Hallam waited outside her Provo apartment for her to return, then asked her to go to a basement laundry room as part of a scavenger hunt.
Once in the room, Hallam attacked her with a Taser-like weapon, pinned her to the ground and tried to handcuff her, the affidavit states. Despite the electric shock, the woman began screaming and fighting back, and at one point bit Hallam's finger, according to court documents. She later told police she thought Hallam was trying to rape her.
After being bitten, Hallam released the woman, apologized, and said it was just an April Fool's joke, the affidavit states. Police found burn marks on the woman's arm from the weapon and a bite mark on Hallam's hand.
Hallam pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and obstruction of justice, second-degree felonies. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 9 and faces up to 15 years in prison.
After being bitten, Hallam released the woman, apologized, and said it was just an April Fool’s joke, the affidavit states.
Gutless prosecutors to offer or accept a plea. This is not the last we have heard about this violent offender.
Perhaps Obama will claim his presidential run was an April Fools joke when it’s determined he wasn’t eligible to run.
How does one become a “BYU home teacher”? Isn’t a “home teacher” by definition NOT a faculty member of BYU?
One can hope.
He’s certainly not one of the ‘good guys’. He did wrong and should be punished for his ill deeds, just like people of other religions should.
I find it funny that whenever a Mormon farts you’re the first one to run over and smell it. There’s a name for that psychological problem, just can’t think of it right now.
All positions in the Mormon church are via a so-called "calling." Harry Reid is an Lds "home teacher" in the D.C. area. (Isn't it "great" to know that the Mormon god has "called" Harry Reid to such a "calling" through his "prophet" and those administering the "ONLY true church" on the face of the earth?)
May have been from the byu “ward”
For those that are not conversant with mormon system, a home teacher is assigned by the local “priesthood” holders in the ward to go to various homes to “teach” to members.
They refer to works like “home teaching” as “callings”
“Home teaching is the responsibility of all Melchizedek Priesthood holders and of those who are teachers and priests in the Aaronic Priesthood. As part of their responsibility to watch over the members of the Church, home teachers visit their assigned families at least once each month to teach and strengthen them. Home teachers establish a relationship of trust with these families so that the families can call upon them in times of need.”
Only you would reduce aggravated assault, an obvious ploy to commit kidnapping, probable rape, (and who knows how he planned to cover this all up) to the status of a natural body function. You're pathetic.
Perhaps as "penance" for such an assenine, careless remark, you should "sentence yourself" to go talk to dozens of rape and kidnapping victims and learn what they went through.
But I guess anything goes when you're in the Mormon PR biz.
From the article: following an April 6 incident that he claimed was an April Fool’s joke...
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Um....first of all, April Fools is the 1st not the 6th (several days diff there), secondly I saw this type of behavior at BYU by a couple of guys (although no stun guns), and finally...did anyone else notice that this event took place on the anniv of the founding of the LDS church?
April 6th - I hadn’t noticed the correlation to the founding of Mormonism......interesting....
Proxy duty for Joe’s Myth
What the person did is evil and criminal and he should be punished to the full extent of the law.
The point is Colofornian is that you wouldn’t have posted it if something similar was done by a member of another church but since he was a Mormon Church it fit your agenda of trying to post anything that would make the Mormon Church look bad.
FR would be a very boring place if it was used by everyone who had an agenda against any specific religion.
What "religious" people are you referencing here? I'm not saying a "religious" tag innoculates people from committing crimes...including these kinds of crimes...but how many men with a religious titled "calling" are on the loose with tasers, handcuffs, and ready-made containers that he was trying to lure her and stuff her in?
Furthermore, the contrast involved here is heavier. How many "people of other religions" (your reference) bill themselves as "supermen?"
I mean, all we'd need is for a guy like this to be a crowd like the one Lds "prophet" Spencer W. Kimball spoke to in the 70s -- and we'd hear Hallum referenced by a Mormon "prophet" as one of the "brethren": "Brethren, 225,000 of you are here tonight. I suppose that 225,000 of you may become gods" (from The Ensign, November 1975 republished in 1980)
Men sinning and committing these type of crimes, no matter what "religious tag" they wear? (Yeah, I understand that). But the fall seems to be a lot greater when you have so-called "gods-in-embryo" who were previously confirmed by a person supposedly guided directly by the Mormon god.
IOW, even from a Mormon perspective, the greater the fall, the greater the tragedy. And instead of being "tragedy-struck," you immediately kick it in to "other religions" gear.
Lame response full of misquotes. You are drowning in your hatred of Mormons.
So, by reading your disjointed post, you are basically saying that this criminal’s motive was that he was directed by the mormon god to do it, and somehow there was great tragedy involved, and something about 225,000 men, plus there are gods-in-embryo involved as well...interesting view...magritte
The pro-aborts have long used the tactic you just used: They use to say (& may still do) that if you don't adopt every orphan from Africa (or wherever), well then 'who are you' to speak up for pro-life concerns?
IOW, the goal is simply to paralyze pro-lifers into saying and doing nothing unless they've become a Mother Teresa clone.
The parallel here is that you've basically thrown down a gauntlet, claiming that unless I post every single "religious"-based perp article, that I likewise need to cower in silence and not speak out against such acts of injustice. Is your goal simply to paralyze the airing of truth and acts of injustice?
And if you're going to address "agenda," what's your "agenda" in that your very first post of this thread is not to condemn the perp, or side with the victim, but to attack the person who posted it. Why are you (indirectly at least) acting as an advocate for Hallam on this thread?
It does get a bit tiring seeing colofornian piggy-backing on the FR as his personal blog to carry out his psychotic hate campaign. JR should charge him for the bandwidth.
Interesting. Just thinking about that statement. If you actually believe that you are "god in training", then it follows that what you want you should get, after all you are a god (to be).
Seriously? Example of psychotic hate, just one. Come on I am sure you have many examples.
She needs fellow Mormons and those who deem themselves as non-Mormon allies to stand with her.
She doesn't need "PR" types who will indirectly aid her attacker.
Although anonymous, she doesn't need to be 100% "invisible" as people seek to protect the interests of the perp and his associations.
She wants her fellow Mormons to outright condemn this man's act with no qualifications; no caveats; no finger-pointing to perps of "other religions."
She is a victim and represents other similar victims. And when these victims see men weaving and bobbing to...
...ignore her (I mean, yes, she's a "Mormon, too" -- yet why is all the "Mormonic" comments geared toward the perp?)...
...or at least indirectly "lessen" or "reduce" the crime involved, it leads these victims to "cower in silence" too when such further crimes of violent exploitation occur.
Why? Because they see how many men bow the knee at the almighty idol of image and reputation.
In Chloroformian's defense, I think he'd at least post that in "Breaking News" rather than "Extended News."
Lame response full of misquotes. You are drowning in your hatred of Mormons.
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Attributing motives, pan.
And please point out a SINGLE MISQUOTE in the response. The response was on point and not a single one of them was misquoted or taken out of context, I double checked.
It appears that is is NOT either me or Colo who is drowning in their hatred.
Secondly, I suppose you (& others) also going to complain loudly to the Lds-church owned DesNews, which published this piece???...that perhaps they shouldn't publish "self-hate" articles that in depict any "negative image" whatsoever of Mormonism...(you know, it's not exactly "faith-promoting").
Thirdly, of course the "alternative" to these kinds of articles continuing to see the light of day is to assume an "anti-free republic" angle and embrace Mayor Joseph Smith's "spirit of Nauvoo" campaign...where when the Nauvoo Expositor publication exposed a sex-based scandal of Smith's, he ordered his hoodlums to tear it apart. (Is that your recommendation?)
One example of misquote, come on just one.
More like his motive was he, as an LDS priesthood holder, had a right to do as he wished, even criminal, if he ‘prayed’ about it and got confirmation.
I am not saying this behavior is limited to Mormonism, it certainly is not, however, it does show that they are no better than those they call ‘gentiles’ (everyone NOT Mormon - even Jews) even though they consistently claim they are, esp since they are working towards Godhood themselves.
I knew an LDS woman who was raped by her ex-boyfriend, because he prayed and knew she was to be his wife and so he raped her thinking she would then HAVE to marry him (breaking their law of chastity). And her bishop actually encouraged her to marry him. Mormon theology does weird things to the mind.
Does anybody identify with this woman's plight? (Or is this thread only about the poster, or by extension only about the DesNews journalist who wrote it? Is that how strong the "spirit of Nauvoo" is? Who is this "spirit of Nauvoo" that he can command such a following that nearly 100% of male posters ignore this victim and instead indirectly defends perpetrators such as this?)
Reaganaut, you are pretty reasonable...isn’t the stretch from assault to the Perils Of Mormonism even a bit much for even you???...magritte
Cynophobia? Specifically, fear of pitbulls?
Yada yada yada. Peddle it elsewhere, psycho.
I would MUCH rather be assualted by some person who WASN’T aggravated!
No; the BIBLICAL view is that the OLDER women would counsel the young women!
Can't have ANY of THAT now; can we!?
Not if the same "spirit of Nauvoo" is operative and at loose now as was in the early 1840s. But that would be another discussion for another time & place -- about the out & out shenanigans Smith pulled to get 14 yo and other minors to "marry" him under the guise of "God said..."
In our culture, we convict Flds of such things and send them to jail...But when the "mayor-'prophet'" did it, he was "above" such things.
Some of the same posters you see ignoring the victim on this thread and indirectly defending the perp do the same in historical hindsight...they ignore the wily Smith as he preyed on young girls and about a dozen already-married women. What you fail to condemn in history (for example, those who fail to condemn the holocaust), you tend to repeat.
psycho? Huh, so you have a PhD in Psychology to make that diagnosis?
That's what happens when BITE ME! gets carried away!
Thank you for you response. You “flesh out” my comments from posts #23 and #29. Exhibit C.
"Never trust a fart."
Of course, Bible. Really what was I thinking, Bible, lds.
...again; five days late!
Thank GOD thank MORMONs have it in for ALL of Christianity; not just the CATHOLICS!!
Then here is YOUR chance to clear the record!
Please post the FACTS that will PROVE these are MISQUOTES!
Otherwise, the jury will accept them as TRUE!
Now if we can get some money out of the MITT lovers that post here as well...
Ha! The last person who can recognize a psycho has a freaking degree in Psychology... or may Witch Doctorism is more apropriate. Psychologists usually are psychos themselves. At least most of the ones I’ve met are crazy as loons.
1. Crying about being out of context...
2. Whining about how they have NEVER taught any crazy stuff like that...
3. Pouting that they no LONGER teach stuff like that...
4. Sniffling that ANTI's (Flying Inmen to the un-initiated) are HATERs and BIGOTs for even DARING to post things from Official MORMON Sources...
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