Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Carl Ericsson Sentenced To Life For 50-Year-Old Grudge Murder (of high school bully)
The Inquisitr ^ | June 16, 2012

Posted on 06/16/2012 7:52:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Carl Ericsson was sentenced to life in prison under the “guilty but sane” conviction he received for the murder of his high school classmate Norman Johnson.

Ericsson only stated that a 1950s locker room incident featuring a jockstrap being pulled over his head has festered for more than 50 years, leading to the murder of Johnson in Madison, South Dakota, according to The Huffington Post. Ericsson’s lawyer, Kenneth Mayer, stated:

“He said that a jockstrap was put on his head. It’s the only thing he’s ever mentioned in talking to law enforcement.”

The 73-year-old man pleaded not guilty in the shooting of his former classmate, but a deal was reached before the case went to trial. A first degree murder charge in South Dakota can carry a death penalty sentence, according to AJC. Ericsson only stated that:

“I guess it was from something that happened over 50 years ago. It was apparently in my subconscious.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: arth

1 posted on 06/16/2012 7:53:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: metmom; wintertime; JenB

School is known to cause psychological problems that last for years. This is the most extreme example, but they often cripple a person’s future.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 7:54:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued
Wow! Over a jockstrap being pulled over his head.

Was the guy still wearing it at the time?

3 posted on 06/16/2012 7:59:47 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Revenge is a dish best served frozen.


4 posted on 06/16/2012 8:02:58 PM PDT by windcliff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

I have often posted that some schools are so horrific that it would be better for the child to never attend.

It seems to be the case for this man.


5 posted on 06/16/2012 8:03:20 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Atomic wedgie?


6 posted on 06/16/2012 8:06:39 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

I wouldn’t be suprised if a lot of “random” killings were not so random after all.


7 posted on 06/16/2012 8:07:44 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountn man
Wow! Over a jockstrap being pulled over his head. Was the guy still wearing it at the time?

Obviously, yes.

8 posted on 06/16/2012 8:09:23 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: mountn man

You mean he could have simply taken it off years ago?


9 posted on 06/16/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

It’s not that an incident like this is necessarily all that bad in itself, but it may become a life changer if the kid being bullied doesn’t know how to respond.

He might have been teased by all his classmates for the rest of his time in school after this happened, and thus gradually sank into the position of being the kid that everyone bullied.

It only happens if a kid lets it happen. But some kids just don’t know how to handle this kind of incident and respond effectively.

Given the immense lapse of time, this must have been a real life changer for this guy.


10 posted on 06/16/2012 8:14:01 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

11 posted on 06/16/2012 8:17:23 PM PDT by Jagermonster (TANSTAAFL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

How comical. People believe that they are free of consequences. Maybe....


12 posted on 06/16/2012 8:39:26 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jagermonster

Never made a list, but that day in the locker room when several bigger kids attacked.....I was the only one standing...almost got expelled because I caused many doctor visits that afternoon. Never mess with a kid who can carry 2 50 pound bags of grain and toss a hay bail 6 tiers.


13 posted on 06/16/2012 8:43:10 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jagermonster
What is the actor's name? I liked him in about everything I've seen him in. He usually plays the bad guy.
14 posted on 06/16/2012 8:51:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

Steve Buscemi


15 posted on 06/16/2012 8:56:11 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

Steve Buscemi


16 posted on 06/16/2012 9:00:36 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

That little guy? He’s kinda ... funny lookin’, lol.

Steve Buscemi.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 9:01:21 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Blood of Tyrants

Don’t know; I’m not sure he tested that idea.


18 posted on 06/16/2012 9:24:52 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

I was thinking more along the lines of “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

Better still:
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:19–21 (NKJV)


19 posted on 06/16/2012 9:34:12 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

Yup.... funny looking, but he always seems to spice up movie’s, heck he is better than most A-listers...at least he has personality.


20 posted on 06/16/2012 9:38:28 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Fully Awake DAV

That was a line from Fargo describing Buscemi’s character.


21 posted on 06/16/2012 9:41:16 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Fully Awake DAV

Buscemi was a NY city fire fighter before he got his break in acting. The day after 9/11, he went back and volunteered on 12 hours shifts for a week to work with his old partners and help clear the rubble.


22 posted on 06/16/2012 9:46:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Some people have slow reflexes.


23 posted on 06/16/2012 9:51:43 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fully Awake DAV
Never mess with a kid who can carry 2 50 pound bags of grain and toss a hay bail 6 tiers.

Let's hear it for the tough runts! HOORAH!!!

24 posted on 06/16/2012 9:51:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: windcliff
"Revenge is a dish best served frozen."

LOL!!

Khan?

25 posted on 06/16/2012 10:50:29 PM PDT by precisionshootist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

A jockstrap over his face? He must have been a REAL nerd!


26 posted on 06/16/2012 11:18:09 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: precisionshootist
Khan?
Kill Bill vol. 1

27 posted on 06/16/2012 11:25:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

Hehe. Same here. Grew up on a farm shovelling hay bales. :D

Nothing repels bullies better then getting a rep for being,

1, crazy
2, irish, which is the same thing. ;)


28 posted on 06/17/2012 2:34:50 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

Ping


29 posted on 06/17/2012 4:20:55 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued
Idiot destroyed two families over a joke......when he hits the big house it won't be a jockey strap he will have to worry about when he feels bubbas’ hand on his shoulder!!!
30 posted on 06/17/2012 4:40:58 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Sane? I don’t think so. Not after 50 years.


31 posted on 06/17/2012 4:44:46 AM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wintertime
I have often posted that some schools are so horrific that it would be better for the child to never attend.

It seems to be the case for this man.

Once again putting the blame in the wrong place. Did the school bully him? No it was an individual.

Did the school cause him to carry a grudge for FIFTY years? No obviously there was more to it than just that one incident.

You really got to find a new hobby. This one note Johnny stuff is really wearing thin on us thinking Freepers.

32 posted on 06/17/2012 4:46:38 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued
I'm getting a little worried now.

I just want Jerry Coleman to know that it wasn't me what sprayed Red Hot in his jock.

It must have been someone who kinda looked like me.

33 posted on 06/17/2012 4:51:26 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: verga
Did the school bully him?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In many ways, the typical Prussian-model school resembles a compulsory prison for children whose only crime was to have the audacity to be born.

If the government treats children like prisoners we shouldn't be surprised to see prison social pathology in the form of bullying, social hierarchies ( alpha girls and boys) and in the formation of protection gangs ( cliques). Just as in an adult prison, I expect that teachers and principals develop a blind eye to these pathologies because just as in a hard-core prison it helps them to control the inmates. I not holding my breath for the Marxist dominated colleges of education or sociology to study the matter. Hey! Why should they? The results would put many of a job.

For the same reason no one studies the prison social pathology found in our prison-like government schools, no one in these colleges of education or sociology has ever studied if government schools teach anything. NO ONE knows how much learning happens in the classroom ( likely NONE) as compared to what is acquired IN THE HOME due to the hard work of the parents, the child ( himself) doing homework and projects, and/or privately paid for tutoring.

So?....If I am wrong. Post the links to the studies. You're the professional teacher. You should be immediately able to access these studies. They should be that familiar to you since this information would be a fundamental part of your professional knowledge and skill base.

34 posted on 06/17/2012 5:55:51 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

The atomic wedgie ruined George’s life on Seinfeld!


35 posted on 06/17/2012 6:07:06 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: verga
There are schools that are soooo dangerous that **seriously** it would be better for the child **never** to attend. It would be better for the child to stay home eating Pringles and playing video games with his welfare mama than to be bullied to the brink of suicide, maimed, scarred, crippled or killed.

Illiteracy and innumeracy can be fixed. Dead or permanently scarred, crippled, or dead can't be.

And....There is NO proof that prison-like schools teach anything. Really, there aren't! No one knows, after up to $30,000/per kid/per year and years of prisoner-like mental abuse for the child, if these schools actually teach anything!!! It is very likely that any child who is educated that his education was entirely due to the **AFTERSCHOOLING*** done by the parents, the child himself (doing home assignments and projects), and tutoring ( paid or unpaid) acquired by the parents!

36 posted on 06/17/2012 6:17:45 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: wintertime
William Bennett, and for crying out nothing you have to say is so important that it can't be condensed into one post.

BTW I assume that you did see the study I already posted to you, but you must be ignoring since it blows your argument out of the water

37 posted on 06/17/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: wintertime

——If the government treats children like prisoners we shouldn’t be surprised to see prison social pathology in the form of bullying, social hierarchies ( alpha girls and boys) and in the formation of protection gangs ( cliques——

This hardly needs explanation. Has anyone seen or experienced school-level bullying in any other walk of life? Work? Play? Church? Shopping? The Rotary Club?

Many children live under the constant threat of violence. I attended a wealthy suburb with the proverbial “great school system” in the seventies. One small kid had his books dumped and kicked down the hall on a daily basis.

Does this happen at work?

He was discretely punched hard on the shoulder every day.

Does this happen to you around town?

I took a bloody nose for a mildly retarded kid who was being attacked by a pack of kids in elementary school. I turned away from the same situation in junior high, because the bullies were much bigger.

Yet the teachers looked the other way, as did I and the other students, to our everlasting shame.

No amount of judo classes would have helped this kid. He only needed to escape.

That people can justify this system of children’s prisons disgusts me, and I’m sick to death of the rationalizations.

And one more thing. One of my daughter’s 13-yr-old friends attempted suicide by swallowing a bottle of Tylenol due to school and Facebook bullying (”where’s your real mother?”). Another was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for a month due to anxiety caused by bullying.

Yeah, keep rationalizing the free babysitting. /spit


38 posted on 06/17/2012 7:49:04 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass
I thought you may have been referring to Star Trek "Wrath of khan".

Khan refers to an old klingon proverb "revenge is a dish that is best served cold".

Still funny!

39 posted on 06/17/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT by precisionshootist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass
I thought you may have been referring to Star Trek "Wrath of khan".

Khan refers to an old klingon proverb "revenge is a dish that is best served cold".

40 posted on 06/17/2012 9:00:01 AM PDT by precisionshootist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass
??????... D@nggit
the rest of the post... KILL BILL (vol. 1 :)

41 posted on 06/17/2012 11:48:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: verga

Please read post #30. Apparently, I am not alone in my thinking.


42 posted on 06/17/2012 12:25:08 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: St_Thomas_Aquinas; verga
Many children live under the constant threat of violence.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And....The cruelty dished out by and alpha girl can leave a child scarred for life.

And....Adults wonder why there is a generation gap, or that teens often have that spaced out and 20 degree off-centered stare, and answer in mumbles when spoken to? These kids are **ABANDONED** by the very people who should be be protecting them and rescuing them from this abuse.

I, too, saw similar instances of abuse that you described in your post. While, I was not a victim of abuse or teasing, I always knew that, at any moment, the maddening crowd could turn on me. Teasing, bullying, and alpha girl shredding not only harms the victim but every child in the class and school who is a witness to it.

On some level these kids **KNOW** that their parents **KNOW** that school is a hell-hole of a prison and that their teachers **KNOW** this is true as well. Why are we surprised then that many teens then reject their parents advice, turn inward, and look to their clique of friends ( their protection gang) for support?

43 posted on 06/17/2012 12:36:02 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: St_Thomas_Aquinas; verga

Yeah, keep rationalizing the free babysitting. /spit
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

NO NO NO studies have ever been done that **prove** government schools teach anything of academic value at all!!!!

It is completely UNKNOWN whether 100% of what is learned is happening IN THE HOME due to the massive AFTERSCHOOLING and PRESCHOOLING efforts of the parents; the child himself doing homework, projects, and independent reading and study; or private tutoring ( paid or unpaid) as compared to what is learned in the classroom.

Yes! I am shouting an jumping up and down!

Look at this video! We spend MORE on government schooling that parents pay in the HIGHEST PRICED and MOST EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE SCHOOLS and no one knows if government schools actually teach anything of academic value AT ALL!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqskuKqJ6DQ

One thing is for certain, though. In any government owned and run K-12 school they WILL WILL WILL learn to think and reason GODLESSLY ! They **MUST** just to cooperate in the godless classroom. How could it be otherwise? How can that be religiously neutral or in conformity with the First Amendment???? Huh?

Spit? You bet!/ SPIT!


44 posted on 06/17/2012 12:47:41 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Jagermonster

I was thinking of that exact scene!


45 posted on 06/17/2012 1:05:39 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: wintertime
Once again nothing of value or provable in your assertions.

And since I told you to try and condense your palaver into one you decide to expand to three. You would thnk that a person that claimed to be a doctor would be capable of understanding simple English.

46 posted on 06/17/2012 3:48:35 PM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; BillyBoy; windcliff

That’s impressive grudge holding!!!!! Gold star.

I hardly remember my schoolmates and school wasn’t 50 years ago for me. (This is why I fully believe Glove Romney when he says he doesn’t remember cutting that guy’s hair)

But then again no one ever pulled a jockstrap over my head.

I remember in 7th or 8th grade this punk gave me a nose bleed and got some kind of sticky gunk on my arm (I remember it being “latex” no clue what it was used for, probably for art class or something) I think his name was Rodolfo. I was embarrassed cause he was a couple years younger than me but it’s meaningless to me now, I haven’t thought of it in years till I was thinking back because of this story.

Small town thing? Everyone knows everyone.

I’ll tell you an old grudge I do hold, in Kingergarten there was a cake and the teacher only gave me a sliver cause I was skinny. I could have eaten that whole damn cake you crone! ;D


47 posted on 06/18/2012 4:33:45 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; unkus; NFHale; BillyBoy; windcliff

I vote for hunting down Rodolfo.

Totally unrelated:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBnScNrk13Q


48 posted on 06/18/2012 6:15:19 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: GOPsterinMA

My kindergarten teacher died of cancer a few years later. Maybe Rodolfo was killed in gang action, I remember little of him but I’m thinking thug.

Jimmi Simpson is good.


49 posted on 06/20/2012 12:18:25 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson