Skip to comments.Frisco (Texas): Alleged interest in serial killers worries DA's office, neighbors
Posted on 04/18/2007 7:08:08 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
08:24 AM CDT on By PAUL MEYER / The Dallas Morning News email@example.com
A Frisco teenager who police said was fascinated with serial killers before he shot a 14-year-old boy in the chest last summer has been released on bail, sparking concern from the district attorney's office and homeowners in the teen's neighborhood.
Edward Ji, 17, was released into his parents' custody Monday while he awaits trial in the random July shooting of Bryan Chevalier, who survived. Days before that shooting, Mr. Ji had shot at and missed a man walking his dog in a gated Frisco community, police said.
"The kid said his ambition is to be a serial killer," said Ron Leighton, president of the neighborhood homeowners association where Mr. Ji lives with his family.
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Here we have a teenager who was released on bond late afternoon Monday, while awaiting trial for 2 counts of attempted capital murder just north of Dallas. This teen has stated to police that his goal in life is to become a serial killer.
Years ago, school counselors spoke to Edward's parents about their concerns, and the end resulted in a family move out of their old neighborhood to a different city. Edward is described by fellow classmates as withdrawn, anti-social and angry. They say that Edward filed his nails into pointy daggers. Police found books about serial killers along with a stolen gun Edward had hidden in his bedroom last summer when he was arrested.
Edward's parents say that their son needs help, yet they have chosen to spring their son by posting his 100 k dollars bond and bringing him back into their home.
Given all that has been seen and learned over the past 48 hours in the Virginia Tech massacre re: identifying warning signs of a potential killer, this story is tucked away to simmer.
What do you think? How can FReepers help us to get this teen back behind bars?
I will post some other items about this kid and this case shortly. I wanted to get this posted and on the discussion table first. Thanks FRiends.
Watch the video on the right. Notice how the teen takes hold of his mother’s hand and pushes it away.
As per the D.A.’s office —
(The D.A.’s office number is: 972-548-4323)
This Thursday at 9 am.
McKinney Courthouse 417th Court — 5th Floor
Hearing to have 1st bond relinquished & new bond set at higher amount
Ummm...what’s with these Asian kids?
"Chevalier said her family will lock the doors and check the windows daily as the memory of what happened last year is still fresh."
I recommend they do more than that. They should upgrade the home's security system and the residents' weapon training. No one in this family should go outside or open an exterior door unarmed.
2 cases indicates a trend?
No, but serial killers are usually WM. The last Asian mass killer I remember was the Hmong.
The father said “his son would not let him drive him to work at a Kroger grocery. Even on 100-degree days, the youth made the mile-long trek to work rather than be seen with his father.”
I remember seeing reports on the local news that said that Edward was embarrassed that his parents were from China and that they spoke broken English.
Our inept criminal justice system continues to frustrate and perplex. There is no question that this monster is guilty of attempted murder, is a psychopath, and is a danger to society. There should be no bail IMO.
Hopefully he will spend the rest of his life in a secure mental facility in a prison setting. If it were up to me however he would just be put to sleep.
Apparently the Frisco Police feel the same way since people living near the Ji home have reported marked and unmarked police cars parked outside his home since yesterday morning.
But that’s the thing...why would a judge permit this kid to get out? Are there not enough signs and others feeling like this kid is a danger to others? This kid chose two victims at random last year.
This was on the local news last night:
C’mon FReepers, I’d really like your suggestions for some effective means of fighting this kid’s release and having him put back behind bars. The County District Attorney has filed to have a judge hear his plea for a bond revocation or an increased bond scheduled for tomorrow morning. What can citizens do to be of help?
The parents should have been charged as well. They should be held responsible for anything their child does. Parents who raise monsters must be put on notice that they will pay. When faced with the prospect of personal and financial ruin, many parents of delinquents would opt for surrendering their offspring to state institutions (or private orphanages). The threat of such a fate would turn some children around.
Is it too late for a late-term abortion?
If there really is a risk, why can’t the boy be institutionalized?