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Father of Iowa teen facing murder charges thought ‘I killed Mom accidentally’ text was a joke
NY Daily News ^ | May 4, 2013 | Victoria Taylor

Posted on 05/05/2013 5:58:24 PM PDT by Altariel

Noah Crooks, 14, admitted to shooting his mother more than 20 times and trying to rape her while on the phone with the 911 dispatcher on March 24, 2012. His father, William Crooks, testified on Friday that he didn't take the text seriously.

The father of an Iowa teen accused of murdering his mother thought the text was a joke.

William Crooks, 41, testified on Friday about a text he received from his son on March 24, 2012 that said "Dad this is Noah. I killed Mom accidentally. I regret it. Come home now please."

Fourteen-year-old Noah Crooks faces charges of first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse for the death of Gretchen Crooks.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa; murder; noahcrooks

1 posted on 05/05/2013 5:58:24 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel
WTF?

During the 911 call, Noah Crooks talked about playing the violent Call of Duty video game, and that his mother had recently taken it away from him because of his bad grades.

2 posted on 05/05/2013 6:01:10 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Altariel

wow that is one screwed up kid


3 posted on 05/05/2013 6:01:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

True, but what kind of man “jokes” with his son about the son murdering his wife?


4 posted on 05/05/2013 6:06:03 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

How can you even wrap your brain around this?


5 posted on 05/05/2013 6:06:34 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Altariel

The schools need to start teaching “the churldren” that when you’re raping your mother, you should not kill her accidentally. Maybe the jerk was out of school on that day.


6 posted on 05/05/2013 6:06:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Altariel

Shooting someone over 20 times is not an accident. He’ll go to juvie and get out when he’s 18 and vote democrat.

Prayers up for the mother.


7 posted on 05/05/2013 6:07:15 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Altariel
no fix for somebody like that... one behind the ear and done
8 posted on 05/05/2013 6:07:44 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Altariel

I posted that before I saw what his response was. A dysfunctional family for sure.


9 posted on 05/05/2013 6:09:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

The is one person who should be locked up and NEVER allowed to leave.


10 posted on 05/05/2013 6:09:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: MestaMachine

There is so much that I can’t wrap my brain around these days - especially the murder of helpless babies and almost worse when the people in power call it “woman’s health” or a “woman’s right to choose”. What could be more outrageous??

To me that lack of moral gravitas equals a dead country. We look the other way while babies are flushed down the toilet and meanwhile our mortal enemies, the Muslims, are infiltrating us - with children intact - at an alarming rate. I just hold hope that we can swing the pendulum.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 6:20:48 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The is one person who should be locked up and NEVER allowed to leave

This is one person that should be killed. I'll even pay for the bullet.

12 posted on 05/05/2013 6:20:49 PM PDT by LouAvul (?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

With due process and all that, of course.


13 posted on 05/05/2013 6:21:29 PM PDT by LouAvul (?)
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To: Altariel
Tall tree, short rope, behavior corrected.

Tell dad it was supposed to be a slip knot, a joke.

One good joke deserves another.

14 posted on 05/05/2013 6:23:01 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Altariel
Noah Crooks, 14, admitted to shooting his mother more than 20 times and trying to rape her while on the phone with the 911 dispatcher on March 24, 2012.

He sounds troubled to me.

15 posted on 05/05/2013 6:25:20 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: Altariel

Who was on the phone the mother or the son?
Wouldn’t the dispatcher hear the ruckus if all this was happening while someone was on the phone?


16 posted on 05/05/2013 6:27:07 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: ansel12
Warren Zevon had a song called ‘Excitable Boy.’ this case kinda reminds me of that.
17 posted on 05/05/2013 6:29:49 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: mardi59

And if he’s transferred to Minnesota, still in jail or not, he’ll be a loyal Al Franken voter.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 6:35:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Chode

Agree. No different than a rabid animal.


19 posted on 05/05/2013 6:38:38 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice
100%
20 posted on 05/05/2013 6:43:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Altariel

Any bets this demon wasn’t jacked up on all kinds of meds? Say, Ritalin for starters, and we can go from there.

As far as the dad is concerned, it would be really tough to believe your kid just killed his mom. He maybe really did believe it was a prank of some sort.

Who Knows? Not like we’ll ever find out.


21 posted on 05/05/2013 6:45:07 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

“Any bets this demon wasn’t jacked up on all kinds of meds? Say, Ritalin for starters, and we can go from there.”

Agreed, people just don’t seem to realize just how dangerous some of those meds are. Look back at most of the mass killings and you’ll find that all of them were on one sort or another. There’s a reason we didn’t have as many of these back before these drugs started to be prescribed.


22 posted on 05/05/2013 7:05:25 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Any bets this demon wasn’t jacked up on all kinds of meds? Say, Ritalin for starters, and we can go from there.

I wouldn't be surprised.

23 posted on 05/05/2013 7:09:14 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Especially with that whole ‘I don’t know why I did it’ theme.


24 posted on 05/05/2013 7:09:51 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Schools don’t teach that, Churches do.


25 posted on 05/05/2013 7:20:17 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

That is my question, what kind of dope is this kid on.

That’s some potent sheit.


26 posted on 05/05/2013 7:24:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: political1
I was reminded of that Door's song.

Father?
Yes son?
I want to kill you.

Mother......
I want tooooo........
......
all night long.

Weird song. Even weirder when a semblance of it happens for real.

27 posted on 05/05/2013 7:27:43 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: mardi59

“Prayers up for the mother.”

What does this mean? She’s dead.


28 posted on 05/05/2013 7:40:40 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: ansel12

Ya think?


29 posted on 05/05/2013 7:42:59 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Any bets this demon wasn’t jacked up on all kinds of meds? Say, Ritalin for starters, and we can go from there.

A definite possibility, to be sure.

OTOH, wouldn't you expect somebody who was seriously screwed up in the head to be on some kind of meds?

Causation, correlation and all that.

30 posted on 05/05/2013 7:44:04 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: avenir

People don’t stop praying for souls because the person is dead. The more prayers the better.


31 posted on 05/05/2013 7:45:18 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: mardi59
He’ll go to juvie and get out when he’s 18..

(shrug) Yeah, probably.
That's when there will be true justice, depending on whether the murdered mother has a brother or a father as psycho as, well, a lot of people.

32 posted on 05/05/2013 7:49:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: avenir

In this case, prayers for everyone. What a sad nightmare all around.


33 posted on 05/05/2013 8:12:49 PM PDT by Happy_Regicide
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To: mardi59
Shooting someone over 20 times is not an accident. He’ll go to juvie and get out when he’s 18 and vote democrat. Prayers up for the mother.

Prayers for the rest of us when he's walking the streets in a few years. Talk about a bad seed. He won't be changed for the better.

34 posted on 05/05/2013 8:22:56 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Shh...that’s just what John Novetske said just before his “accident”.


35 posted on 05/05/2013 8:37:09 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: ansel12

“He sounds troubled to me.”

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He probably wasn’t hugged enough as an infant. /s

.


36 posted on 05/05/2013 8:42:46 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Altariel

First I’ve heard of this tragic story


37 posted on 05/05/2013 9:22:58 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Altariel

That’s disgusting!!


38 posted on 05/05/2013 10:10:05 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Altariel

This is just pure evil.


39 posted on 05/05/2013 10:24:48 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: 2banana

His worldview wasn’t formed by the game, that was just the immediate reason for his anger. Since the media and schools have taught him that he needs immediate gratification and his self-esteem was at stake he blamed mom.

Mom became an obstacle to his self-gratification, this violated everything he was ever taught. Planned Parenthood even tells those HIV-AIDS carrying youngsters not to let it stop them from sexual gratification, just don’t tell the other person/people you have the disease. (a felony in most states I believe)

His mom naturally became an enemy of the State of Noah. Until the real world dawned on him


40 posted on 05/05/2013 10:39:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Venturer

Maybe he was on liberalism


41 posted on 05/05/2013 10:40:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

?
And here comes Geronl from left field.


43 posted on 05/06/2013 5:47:22 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: X-spurt; GeronL
And here comes Geronl from left field.

I'm guessing he responded to your "Schools don't teach that, churches do" comment.

What "church" are you talking about?

44 posted on 05/07/2013 8:27:12 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer

Church of Charlie Sheen?¿?


45 posted on 05/07/2013 2:57:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

When you need a kook, Ol Geronl won’t let you down.


46 posted on 05/07/2013 7:58:37 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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