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Two men arrested for 'beating Jesuit college student to death after jumping him from behind
Daily Mail ^ | 9-3-13 | Daniel Miller and Rachel Quigley

Posted on 09/03/2013 10:09:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Two men have been charged with the murder of a Jesuit college student who was beaten to death after he and a friend were 'jumped from behind' as they walked back to campus from a bar on Labor Day weekend.

Craig Tyler Peacock, 22, of Clewiston, Florida, and Jarrett Mathis Chandler, 24, of Winnfield, Louisiana, were both charged with the murder of Kevin M. Figaniak.

The men were found in a camp for oil and gas workers and were arrested overnight.

They were arraigned and placed in the Northern Correctional Facility in Moundsville, West Virginia on $1 million cash bail each.

Kevin, 21, suffered severe head trauma in the attack near Wheeling Jesuit University at 1.45am on Saturday morning.

He died the next day at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Kevin's friend - who was also attacked - told police the 21-year-old exchanged 'unpleasantries' with one or two of the men in the group before they attacked, Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger told The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register.

The surviving victim, who has not been named, described the attackers as three or four white men in their mid-20s. Two of them had brown hair and were wearing jeans. Another wore a hat.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: alcohol; hockey; lacrosse; thugs

1 posted on 09/03/2013 10:09:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

UK media, NOT U.S. National Media. Imagine that one, eh?


2 posted on 09/03/2013 10:12:03 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Every time I read one of these articles about a college student (usually male) being murdered it just strikes at my heart. It’s usually associated with a night of revelry. Parents, warn your college aged sons and daughters about the dangers of drinking too much in public places.

This is not to say that this young man was drunk, but that is often the case. So much promise, all for nothing. Pray for his parents. They’ll never get over this.


3 posted on 09/03/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds like some roughnecks brought in to work in the gas fracking fields around here. The college boy probably got drunk and began talking some smack and got more than he bargained for.

Alcohol + Testosterone is a deadly combination.


5 posted on 09/03/2013 10:15:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: afraidfortherepublic

6 posted on 09/03/2013 10:15:35 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Too bad Old Sparky at the Moundsville State Penitentiary isn’t still running. Seems like a perfect solution to this type of problem. By the way, the Moundsville State Pen has really interesting tours.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 10:17:49 AM PDT by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The college boy probably got drunk and began talking some smack and got more than he bargained for.

Maybe that's the way it went down, and maybe it wasn't.

In either case let's be careful not to blame the victim. He was murdered.

8 posted on 09/03/2013 10:23:18 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Alcohol + Testosterone is a deadly combination.

Truer words...note, also, all of the young college men lost in the rivers in the midwest after a night of drinking over the past few years.

9 posted on 09/03/2013 10:24:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: agere_contra

I would say the attackers - who were oil field workers - probably accused the guys of being gay or harassed them in some way and then when one of the students responded, they got mad and pounded him into the ground. I don’t think the students were gay, btw, simply that there is always a big town-gown conflict in areas like this and the oil workers were probably looking to pick a fight and just called out some insults at random. And without a doubt, alcohol was involved.

But there is no way this is the victim’s fault. I’m glad the attackers were caught.


10 posted on 09/03/2013 10:35:29 AM PDT by livius
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"began talking some smack and got more than he bargained for"

So that's an excuse for murder?

11 posted on 09/03/2013 10:35:32 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sons Of Barack’S!


12 posted on 09/03/2013 10:39:22 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Color me surprised.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 10:39:54 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wonder if this wasn’t one of those fall and hit your head type of deaths, as opposed to a full on beat down.

Doesn’t change the outcome, but it does help rationalize it.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 10:40:21 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Amazing - the race of the attackers can be reported.

The surviving victim, who has not been named, described the attackers as three or four white men in their mid-20s.

15 posted on 09/03/2013 10:42:22 AM 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: Chainmail

Not an excuse for murder. But would not be the first bar fight where somebody ended up dead. (I knew a guy who was tried and acquitted for manslaughter after the guy he was in a bar fight with flew back and hit his head on a curb and died of a cerebral hemorrhage)


16 posted on 09/03/2013 10:44:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I graduated from this school back in ‘71 and knew those streets around the college quite well - and often quite drunk, to be honest. It was always reasonably safe in that area, although parts of Wheeling are very rough. The city was always known for illegal bars, gambling and whore houses, but not this area.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 10:44:50 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Chainmail

Though it does look like these two lied in wait for him and jumped him. So yeah, premeditated murder.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 10:44:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Emmett McCarthy
The city was always known for illegal bars, gambling and whore houses

Four decades of continuous economic decline plus a casino have not helped that any. Trust me.


19 posted on 09/03/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: agere_contra

“Maybe that’s the way it went down, and maybe it wasn’t.

In either case let’s be careful not to blame the victim. He was murdered.”


You need to work on your “jumping to conclusions without reading the article skills” for some FR threads.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 10:48:36 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Emmett McCarthy
The city was always known for illegal bars, gambling and whore houses

Just like Steubenville.

21 posted on 09/03/2013 10:49:09 AM PDT by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: thesharkboy

They’d set up shop in Steubenville and when the heat was on jump across the river to West Virginia. Then when the WV cops started cracking down they’d reverse and repeat the process.


22 posted on 09/03/2013 10:51:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yep. I saw my share, having grown up there.


23 posted on 09/03/2013 10:53:41 AM PDT by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: 2banana

“Amazing - the race of the attackers can be reported.”

That’s because they were white. Had they been black it would not have been reported


24 posted on 09/03/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The college boy probably got drunk and began talking some smack

You speak as if you know for a fact that Figaniak started it.

I see zero evidence of that.

25 posted on 09/03/2013 11:05:40 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

There is not much evidence of anything at all available to us right now. That is the point. We were speculating on how these things get started in bars.


26 posted on 09/03/2013 11:11:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2banana
Amazing - the race of the attackers can be reported.

Reported because the attackers are white.

27 posted on 09/03/2013 11:18:40 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Two more Trayvons off the street.


28 posted on 09/03/2013 11:28:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

thugs and punks. bjg bad brave boys/s


29 posted on 09/03/2013 11:34:56 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, I finally left there for good in ‘75 after my first divorce. I know the street they were walking on well as I suspect they were probably coming back from The Alpha and were going toward the footbridge across the creek. That used to be solidly middle class. I guess not any more.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 11:35:57 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Chainmail
So that's an excuse for murder?

It is only murder if the intent was to kill. Victim isn't any less dead, though.

31 posted on 09/03/2013 12:04:47 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m in Steubenville. Small world.


32 posted on 09/03/2013 1:03:42 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

My great-grandfather emigrated from Paris and settled in Wheeling for reasons we are all still trying to figure out.

And for which we are eternally grateful.


33 posted on 09/03/2013 1:18:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
(I knew a guy who was tried and acquitted for manslaughter after the guy he was in a bar fight with flew back and hit his head on a curb and died of a cerebral hemorrhage)

And I knew an old guy at the plant I used to work in who was convicted of same. Instead of a curb tho, it was the floor..........

34 posted on 09/03/2013 1:24:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Chainmail

“began talking some smack and got more than he bargained for”

So that’s an excuse for murder?

“Peacock and Chandler both agreed to give videotaped statements in which they acknowledged there had been a verbal altercation on Saturday morning at a bar.

They told police they followed Kevin and his friend afterwards to where the fight began.”

I’m with you Chainmail, doesn’t matter what was said in the bar, these two deliberately went out to have a confrontation after the victims after they left. More like morons thinking with their balls instead of their brains


35 posted on 09/03/2013 3:40:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

This doesn’t sound like a confrontation. It was more like an ambush.


36 posted on 09/03/2013 3:42:18 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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