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Gaffney killer slain, ending 5-murder spree
The State ^ | July 6, 2009 | John Monk

Posted on 07/06/2009 10:03:31 PM PDT by xjcsa

GAFFNEY | Authorities have identified a man killed by North Carolina police as the killer they think shot five people to death over six days last week in this mostly rural Cherokee County community.

Law enforcement officials identified the suspect Monday night as 41-year-old Patrick Tracy Burris. They said he was a felon with a lengthy record who was paroled in April after serving more than eight years for felony breaking and entering and larceny.

Authorities said bullets in the gun found on Burris after he was killed by police early Monday near Gastonia, N.C., matched those used to kill residents in and around Gaffney, some 40 miles away.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: gaffney; gastoncounty; killer; murder; patrickburris; serial

1 posted on 07/06/2009 10:03:32 PM PDT by xjcsa
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To: xjcsa

Good news.


2 posted on 07/06/2009 10:05:04 PM PDT by StandUpChuck
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To: xjcsa

Have a nice trip, you POS.

3 posted on 07/06/2009 10:13:44 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: xjcsa

Even with the high cost of bullets these days, this will still save the N.C. taxpayers beaucoup bucks.


4 posted on 07/06/2009 10:15:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bill his relatives for the bullets and time it took to hunt and kill this dog.


5 posted on 07/06/2009 10:18:33 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: xjcsa
My only criticism with this story is an old one.

I would rather see the names and images of the victims, than see anything related to this (paroled) animal.

Our system is broken. Releasing this human mad-dog (criminal rights and all) was deemed more important than the lives of his future victims.
I suppose the satisfaction the do-gooders feel should be reward enough.

< /sarc >

6 posted on 07/06/2009 10:18:56 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: trumandogz

Burris had a long rap sheet filled with charges such as larceny, forgery and breaking and entering from states across the Southeast, including Florida, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. He had been paroled from a North Carolina prison in April after serving nearly eight years.

“Look at this,” Lloyd said, waiving a stapled copy of Burris’ criminal record. “This is like 25 pages. At some point the criminal justice system is going to need to explain why this suspect was out on the street.”

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He was wanted on numerous warrants.

Blanton listed some of Burris’ criminal history, which includes 2 counts of armed robbery, multiple traffic violations, a weapons violation and possession of stolen goods.


7 posted on 07/06/2009 10:21:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: xjcsa

I hope they got the right guy. This may take a few interesting turns.


8 posted on 07/06/2009 10:22:42 PM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: trumandogz
Police sketch artist depiction of the suspect.

murder.

9 posted on 07/06/2009 10:27:36 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: trumandogz

1. He doesn’t look that much like the artist rendering.

2. WTH was this loser doing on parole?


10 posted on 07/06/2009 10:30:46 PM PDT by balch3
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"They said he was a felon with a lengthy record who was paroled in April after serving more than eight years for felony breaking and entering and larceny.

Well so much for our criminal justice system.

With such an enormous revolving door designed into the system; is anyone really surprised by this?

11 posted on 07/06/2009 10:33:19 PM PDT by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: xjcsa

The way it should end for all these POS.Small consolation for the families.So very sad.


12 posted on 07/06/2009 10:36:31 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: xjcsa

Multiply the release of perps like this times 1,000, or maybe 10,000, and that’s what California is facing, due to their collapsed budget.


13 posted on 07/06/2009 10:48:38 PM PDT by zipper
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To: xjcsa
North Carolina Police don't play Nice shootin' Gentlemen, and thanks for ridding the world of at least one evil.
14 posted on 07/06/2009 10:58:16 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: MaxMax

Calling this evil one a dog is insulting dogs. :)


15 posted on 07/06/2009 10:59:07 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: MaxMax

“Bill his relatives for the bullets and time it took to hunt and kill this dog.”

That is a ridiculous statement that I hold neither your state nor your relatives responsible for.


16 posted on 07/06/2009 11:06:42 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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To: Peter Horry
That is a ridiculous statement

What do you find ridiculous about it?

17 posted on 07/06/2009 11:11:52 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: MaxMax

“What do you find ridiculous about it?”

Possibly the concept that you propose to hold people who had, as far as is known, no part in this individuals crimes, were not a party to them, and did not contribute to them. Perhaps, if you were held to this standard, you have associates that have done things that you would not be judged for.


18 posted on 07/06/2009 11:30:54 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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To: Peter Horry

ch-1
“What do you find ridiculous about it?”

Possibly the concept that you propose to hold people who had, as far as is known, no part in this individuals crimes, were not a party to them, and did not contribute to them, accountable for them. Perhaps, if you were held to this standard, you have associates that have done things that you would not be judged for.


19 posted on 07/06/2009 11:32:32 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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To: Peter Horry
Perhaps, if you were held to this standard, you have associates that
have done things that you would not be judged for.

Huh?

20 posted on 07/06/2009 11:47:56 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: xjcsa

Sorry, but I don’t believe in “bullet matching,” as the press calls it. Handgun bullets are too randomly marked and deformed to be useful for identifying a particular gun in solving a crime. These people have seen too many movies and bad ‘70s dramas. Liberals want us to believe this, though, because it is one of their reasons for gun licensing.


21 posted on 07/07/2009 5:11:02 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Proud to be an American, where I least I know I'm free!)
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To: xjcsa
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22 posted on 07/07/2009 5:36:19 AM PDT by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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