Skip to comments.Police: Members of Street Gang Suspected in Lansdowne (VA) Attack
Posted on 04/27/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
LANSDOWNE, Va. - Prosecutors say it seems gang members are beginning to attack innocent people after the arrests of four people in the brutal beating of a Lansdowne woman and the murder of her husband in March.
Rushing from the Loudoun County courthouse too upset to speak, the family of accused killer Darwin Bowman went to hire him an attorney.
Bowman could face the death penalty for the murder of William Bennett and the attack on his wife Cynthia. In court via closed circuit feed from jail, Bowman wore an orange jumpsuit and a grim expression.
He and three other men, all affiliated with a local street gang, are in custody and face charges in connection with the case and many others.
"It's bad enough that they're killing each other but if they're going to kill innocent people -- then something definitely has to be done," said resident Daniel Bennett.
Loudoun County deputies and detectives carried out search warrants on several homes in the county, including a Sterling neighborhood where Bowman, an unnamed 18-year-old and a 17-year-old boy also charged with capital murder lived.
"I think if you get by with it the first time they try it the second, the third and the fourth," said resident Nancy Ball.
A huge break in the mysterious murder case came when Leesburg police arrested Anthony Roberts of Middleburg as he was allegedly trying to get away from a gun store burglary.
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Thanks for the ping. Heard about this on the radio this morning. It’s a great relief to hear they’ve caught the perps. Death penalty too good for ‘em.
How far removed it is from when I was considered a redneck for growing up there!!! Illegal aliens have ruined this country!
Give ‘em a first class trial followed immediately thereafter by a first class hangin’!
Okay, P — tell me something — is Bowman black? People I’ve been discussing this with tell me that I’m totally crazy and that he’s white. B.S.!
He’s mixed, perhaps, but not white.
Yes VR — and this is a HATE CRIME, plain & simple. But no news reports have stated the obvious.
“...he was allegedly trying to get away from a gun store burglary.”
He was in such a hurry to get a gun that he couldn’t wait for a gun show like all the other criminals, so he had to burgle a gun store? Can’t be true.
(I don't do "sarc" tags)
My daughter and family live in Leesburg...he rarely leaves the house unarmed (legally, of course).
He is my son-in law...wasn’t too clear in my post above.
No surprise to me.
Their mothers are indignant that their precious little babies have been accused of such a heinous crime. The crime scene was BRUTAL, too.
And Loudoun Co. Sheriff’s Office says that this was a “robbery gone bad”. Bullsh*t!!! The Bennetts only had their house keys and a water bottle on them, or so it was reported. They were messed up really bad by these ‘babies’.
If this was not a gang initiation of some sort, then I don’t know what the hell it was. What else would 4 or 5 admitted gang members be driving around a manicured-lawn neighborhood for at 5 a.m.?
Now, I know you don’t believe in “hate crimes” and you don’t really care why they did it. That you, like Ridgerunner, believe in letting our judicial process run its course...then take ‘em out and hang ‘em, shoot ‘em; shoot ‘em while they’re hangin’. Then bury them up to their head and start up the lawn mower.
I like your style, Buford!
Can anyone give me details on what happened to the innocent victims. I have not heard this story.
Nah, give them a third class hanging off an old oak tree with a cheap rope, Use a short one, too.
I’m with you too Buford.
These folks are our “new neighbors” here in Loudoun County - I really can’t wait until they use that stimulus money to build the metro all the way out here so the rest of the down-trodden from the cess-pool we call “D.C.” can come out to visit more often. Believe me - we all have permits and we all carry around here - not sure why Mr. Bennett didn’t participate. Very sad - I’m just glad they got the bastards. Tempted to find their “mamas” and give them a piece of my mind.
Sterling (VA) has turned into a townhouse ghetto (all rentals) and if you don’t speak Spanish - good luck...
To be classified as a “hate crime” it must be committed by a person of Caucasian European descent, and the victim must be a protected minority based on race or on sexual devia....errr... orientation.
But I have an idea - how about put the drug war on hold, and have a war on street gangs.
Take them to highest building in town. Slit adomen, pull out part of his small intestine (person will be in pain but alive), then push person off building and watch him unravel. Will find out if person’s internals are as tough as bungee cord. Otherwise snap and splat.
Hey Nappy,,,, Napolitano that is, speaking of threats to homeland security...
Try focussing on gangs; Acorn (RICO); or anarchists for starters..
Loudoun County, Va. murder has markings of a gang initiation
Yup! The real “pandemic” is MS-13, Bloods, Crips, etc.