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Teenager Charged with Hanging 6-Year-Old Neighbor Girl ($2.5 million bond)
WOAI ^ | 9/29/07

Posted on 09/28/2007 4:44:37 PM PDT by Libloather

Teenager Charged with Hanging 6-Year-Old Neighbor Girl
Last Update: 1:04 pm

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) -- A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl found hanged in her family's garage has been charged in the sexual assault and death of the first-grader, police said Friday.

Shaun Earl Arender, 19, is charged with capital murder in the death of Hanna Mack, whose body was found hanging from the garage rafters before sunrise Sept. 10 by her mother.

Arender lived less than a mile from the Mack's rural home about 65 miles south of Dallas, Navarro County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Cox said. It wasn't immediately clear Friday if Arender had a lawyer yet who could comment on his behalf.

Arender was already in jail on unrelated burglary and drug possession charges. A DNA sample taken from the shirt Hanna was wearing was entered into a Texas Department of Public Safety DNA indexing program Wednesday, and it indicated Arender was a possible match, according to the arrest affidavit.

Arender was questioned Wednesday, and, according to the affidavit "would not give a statement, but put his head on the table and cried."

Two days before Arender was questioned, he cut himself with a piece of glass while in custody on the burglary charge and was taken to a hospital "because he was depressed," according to the affidavit.

Arender's bond is set at $2.5 million.

According to the affidavit, Hannah's body was nude from the waist down when police arrived at the family's home. A brown purse and a camera memory stick were also missing from the residence.

Family members have said Dana Mack saw the youngest of her three daughters sleeping on the couch around 1 a.m. before discovering Hanna's body.

"I'm just absolutely shocked," said Pam Gray, who lives behind the Mack's home. "I'll never have that sense of trust here again."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 6yearold; girl; hanging; teenager
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To: eastforker

Ah, some were ready to hang the mother too.


21 posted on 09/28/2007 5:14:11 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: mylife

>>Investigators linked Shaun Earl Arender, who was already in jail on burglary and drug possession charges unrelated to the murder, to the crime scene with DNA evidence from Hannah’s shirt, according to Navarro County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Cox.<<

From here

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212106304.shtml


22 posted on 09/28/2007 5:22:23 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: stinkerpot65
My brother lived in Corsicana - 90% white trash.

Oh Please! That's an ignorant statement.

23 posted on 09/28/2007 5:22:31 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: netmilsmom

According to this report the affidavit says “possible match”


24 posted on 09/28/2007 5:26:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: stinkerpot65

I used to live in New Middletown, Ohio, 99% white trash.


25 posted on 09/28/2007 5:28:03 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: TexasCajun
It may be out of line to paint the whole town as poor white trash, but let's just concede the point that the perp's middle name is 'Earl'.

Having 'Earl' as a middle name makes a suspect instantly guilty, and you already know that.

26 posted on 09/28/2007 5:29:07 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: All

All those who were attacking the mother should be ashamed.


27 posted on 09/28/2007 5:29:24 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: Skywalk
(img src=http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/img/09-07/0929arender.jpg>

With a head *that* Bad he just *got* to be guilty. Nevermind the facts, ought to hang him just on Principle. Due process is for innocent folks.../s
28 posted on 09/28/2007 5:37:08 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
(oops!) With a head *that* Bad he just *got* to be guilty. Nevermind the facts, ought to hang him just on Principle. Due process is for innocent folks.../s
29 posted on 09/28/2007 5:38:21 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I believe this happened around Navarro Mills Lake which is not Corsicana. Both are in Navarro County with Corsicana being the county seat. We had a lake house on Lake Richland Chambers and I did some work in Corsicana for two years. There are a lot of people who would be considered poor and some might be labeled white trash, but the majority are decent working people.


30 posted on 09/28/2007 5:46:30 PM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: mylife

They have to say possible because DNA tests are never a 100%.

They found the DNA and checked it against the DNA on file.


31 posted on 09/28/2007 5:47:17 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: Libloather

They shouldn’t call him a teenager.

It should read that he is an ADULT.


32 posted on 09/28/2007 5:48:02 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: Politicalmom

What do you define as an attack?

She married a man who had kiddie porn on his home computer. This was not the father of her child. If you define faulting the mother for putting her child in danger as an attack, then yes, she deserved the attack.

There is a memory stick from a camera missing. Hmmmmmm. I wonder what pictures were on there and of whom.


33 posted on 09/28/2007 5:53:22 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: netmilsmom

Well do we know that for sure? It seems like we always hear that and as far as that goes if it was adult porn would that also mean he was involved somehow? If someone views legal adult porn is that individual automaticaly suspect if a rape occurs in the neighborhood? BTW, some of the pics posted I have seen here in certain threads would be considered pornographic to some FReepers.


34 posted on 09/28/2007 5:54:17 PM PDT by eastforker (.308 SOCOM 16, hottest brand going.2350 FPS muzzle..M.. velocity)
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To: darkangel82

I’ll take your 99 and raise you a hillbilly.


35 posted on 09/28/2007 5:56:58 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: eastforker

A person looking at Adult Pornography can act that out with a consenting adult.

So what does kiddie porn lead to? A consenting child?


36 posted on 09/28/2007 6:03:18 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: The KG9 Kid
"...Having 'Earl' as a middle name makes a suspect instantly guilty..."

I thought it was "Lee" as a middle name that made for instant guilt?

37 posted on 09/28/2007 6:14:26 PM PDT by Does so
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To: eastforker
So the original person of interest, the womans boyfried, wasn’t the guy so many here was willing to hang.

No problem, hang them both and let the man sort it out!

38 posted on 09/28/2007 6:16:37 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Skywalk

Hope he gets put in the general population, then gets the needle.


39 posted on 09/28/2007 6:21:36 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: Skywalk

Hope he gets put in the general population, then gets the needle.


40 posted on 09/28/2007 6:21:40 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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