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Trial begins for Dallas man accused of murdering neighbors in dog-poop dispute
Dallas Culture Map ^ | 07 Jan 14 | Claire St. Amant

Posted on 01/08/2014 6:36:05 AM PST by Drew68

On January 7, the capital murder trial began for a man charged with killing his neighbors after a prolonged dog-poop dispute. Issues of race, language, economics and age complicate the already unusual case.

Chung Kim, 76, allegedly shot and killed Michelle Jackson and Jaime Stafford on February 4, 2013, at Sable Ridge Condominiums in North Dallas. Jackson and Stafford, who were African-Americans in their 30s, lived in the unit above Kim and his wife. Kim, a South Korean immigrant, is using an interpreter for the trial and has previously stated he acted in self-defense.

It is well-documented that Jackson and Stafford frequently washed dog feces from their balcony onto Kim’s. The condo’s homeowners association received reports of dog-poop dumping dating back to August 2012.

Kim provided photos of his balcony’s poop-streaked windows, floors and walls to a variety of entities. Animal control eventually took the couple’s dog away, but the poop problems didn’t end. In December 2012, after Jackson gave birth to her fifth child, the couple began tossing dirty diapers over their balcony and onto the unit below them.

Kim and his wife owned their first floor condo and had lived there for more than a decade. Jackson was renting her unit through Section 8 housing on a month-to-month lease. In addition to voicing his complaints with the condo association, Kim reported the excrement issues to the Dallas Police Department, the City of Dallas Health and Human Services Department.

Condo maintenance supervisor Keith Morris said he was aware of the ongoing dispute between Kim and his neighbors. Morris said he had personally cleaned Kim’s balcony on at least two occasions, and once used a power washer to remove the poop.

Morris testified that he was picking up trash in the parking lot on February 4, 2013, when he heard Kim yelling, followed by two gunshots. Then, he saw Jackson’s body lying on the floor of her second-story balcony.

Assistant district attorney Herschel Woods asked Morris who fired the gun.

“I was in shock,” Morris said. “It was Mr. Kim.”

Morris testified that he took cover behind the building because he feared for his life. When he emerged, Morris said he saw Kim step over Jackson’s lifeless body on the balcony and enter her unit while firing his weapon.

Jackson’s boyfriend, Jaime Stafford, was shot and killed as he tried to flee his residence.

At the time of the murders, a grainy security video from the condo’s parking lot and pool area shows a shadowy figure appearing to move from Kim’s ground-floor unit to the one directly above him occupied by Jackson and Stafford. Jurors craned their necks and squinted to make out the video, which also shows a figure enter Kim’s black Lexus SUV minutes after the murders and drive away from the complex.

Forensic scientist David Walker Spence testified that Kim had significant gun-shot particles on his hands when tested the day of the murders.

“There’s no way of me knowing, based on this testing, if one individual fired a gun or was just in proximity to the gun,” Spence said.

Police recovered a black Glock 45 handgun from Kim’s SUV the day of the murder. It was loaded and placed underneath the driver’s seat. 45-caliber shells and casings were found at the scene of the crime.

Carlata Robinson, the condo’s HOA president, testified about the extent of the animal and baby feces on Kim’s property. She said the amount, location and frequency of the feces made it a health issue.

On January 31, 2013, more poop appeared on Kim’s balcony. This time, instead of being washed down from the balcony, it appeared to be piled up deliberately on Kim’s property.

“This issue has been ongoing for months,” Robinson wrote in an email the same day to the HOA board about Jackson and Stafford’s behavior. “Mr. Kim is about to reach his breaking point.”

Robinson had helped coordinate the couple’s eviction process, which was to begin February 1. Robinson testified that she never told Kim about the pending eviction. Three days later, Jackson and Stafford were dead.

“This is terrible tenant behavior,” Woods said. “It’s not the way neighbors are supposed to act … but is taking a Glock 45 and shooting people in the head a reasonable way to resolve a dispute?” he asked.

“No,” Robinson said.

Testimony continues January 8 in the 291st Criminal Court in Dallas.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: chungkim; elderly; section8
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Long story short: Elderly Korean homeowner finally flips out over his Section 8 neighbors repeatedly littering his balcony with dog and human feces. Shoots them both dead.

The accused, Chung Kim, 76:

The deceased, Michelle Jackson and Jaime Stafford:

1 posted on 01/08/2014 6:36:05 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

If I was on the jury, Mr. Kim would walk. Justifiable homicide.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 6:39:51 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Drew68

Not guilty; case dismissed.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 6:42:44 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Drew68

Not guilty.

Why couldn’t all these government slugs not stop this filthy couple who were living on the public dime?

At least these government-sponsored cretans won’t be making Baby #6 for taxpayers to support.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 6:43:49 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Drew68

Jury nullification candidate.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 6:43:52 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Drew68
Kim and his wife owned their first floor condo and had lived there for more than a decade. Jackson was renting her unit through Section 8 housing on a month-to-month lease.

Government knows best. Government provides. Government arrests and tries and imprisons. Government takes away.

All hail government!

6 posted on 01/08/2014 6:47:04 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: glorgau
If I was on the jury, Mr. Kim would walk.

If I was the judge and he was found guilty, I'd give him probation.

This man was failed by everyone he tried to take his complaints to. Why this couple wasn't kicked out of their month to month lease, I have no idea. I'm sure that littering your neighbor's property with dirty diapers is a violation of the HOA. Of course, this behavior is so totally uncivilized that it might not even be mentioned in the bylaws.

7 posted on 01/08/2014 6:47:57 AM PST by Drew68
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To: glorgau
If I was on the jury, Mr. Kim would walk.

If I was the judge and he was found guilty, I'd give him probation.

This man was failed by everyone he tried to take his complaints to. Why this couple wasn't kicked out of their month to month lease, I have no idea. I'm sure that littering your neighbor's property with dirty diapers is a violation of the HOA. Of course, this behavior is so totally uncivilized that it might not even be mentioned in the bylaws.

8 posted on 01/08/2014 6:47:57 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Truth29
I'd tend to agree: temporary insanity brought on by prolonged involuntary exposure to dog and human feces.

Insanity pronounced cured once the cause was removed.

It makes far, far more sense than most pronouncements by psychologists about sexual deviants.

9 posted on 01/08/2014 6:49:50 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: glorgau

Its bad to have bad neighbors.

But that’s why people are allowed to MOVE.

Anyone who has ever gone through a really destructive marriage knows the drill. My fault, your fault, nobody’s fault. If you leave, you go through years of legal torment and lose half (or more) of everything you own. But this is still more desirable than killing the one you’re fighting with.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 6:50:15 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Drew68

Sounds to me like a case of “The sons a bitches needed killing”.
And let us face it, Chung Kim is a productive member of society. Michelle Jackson and Jaime Stafford were not and now they are no longer a drain on the system.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 6:50:53 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Drew68

I can’t say I blame him (Kim).


12 posted on 01/08/2014 6:51:00 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Truth29

Only if they get an Asian jury. No AA jury would acquit him.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 6:51:41 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: glorgau

Come on, you cannot murder two people over a dog poop dispute. The guy most likely killed them both. Not guilty due to temporary insanity, maybe. Eitherway, the victims provoked the man beyond his limit. You can only poke somebody so many times before you push them over the edge.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 6:53:05 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: Drew68

Sounds like he did the world a favor.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 6:54:26 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Drew68

Actually on the surface Kim went too far. If he can show they were indeed directly hostile to him, then no question he would have “self-defense” as a reason. However, in our ninny society, the mere fact that he apparently carried a firearm up to their unit will have everyone assume he had intent.

Regarding the diapers, especially, this matches my cleaning woman’s story about her neighbors. She and neighbors are the same persuasion. Amongst other issues, 1 of her neighbors she found tossing baby diapers into her yard (row house-type homes). She has fought and fought about it, where the woman acts like it’s not her throwing diapers and it must be something else. But she’s the only baby mama in the area and the fencing precludes wind just blowing it over.

The behavior is not shocking, and she has other stories that have her in tears and me laughing my head off!


16 posted on 01/08/2014 6:56:35 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drew68

I can not think of a greater insult to a Korean of the older generation than deliberately dumping one’s sh** on his home.

Perhaps he could argue he was victim of a hate-crime.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 6:56:57 AM PST by PGR88
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To: glorgau

Yeah.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 6:57:31 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Drew68

i hope Mr. Kim walks... how disgusting... and now they are dead... stupid asses... if someone treated my parents’ that way, i would go after the scumbags myself... how dare they think they can treat others that way...


19 posted on 01/08/2014 6:58:02 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Drew68
Robinson testified that she never told Kim about the pending eviction.

On second thought, maybe they should have told him.

20 posted on 01/08/2014 6:58:12 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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21 posted on 01/08/2014 7:00:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Maybe you’ve never been in the situation he was.

He owned his home. Upon selling it, he must tell any prospective buyer that the neighbor upstairs throws feces onto the unit he is trying to sell. That takes a HUGE chunk off the value of your home.

I feel for Mr Kim.


22 posted on 01/08/2014 7:00:48 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: glorgau
If I was on the jury, Mr. Kim would walk. Justifiable homicide.

Agreed.

23 posted on 01/08/2014 7:01:05 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Drew68

Self defense. I am absolutely serious.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 7:01:27 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: frogjerk

Agreed, although my personal feeling is mostly for the many children left behind. What happens to them? It would be easier to dismiss if she didn’t breed. Easier to dismiss this if there were no children involved.

I certainly sympathize. I would just beat them up.


25 posted on 01/08/2014 7:02:08 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drew68

Who Flung Doo? They tossed diapers? Not guilty.
On a side note, I watch Korean Tv shows. A commonly used phrase is, “Do you want to die? “. I wonder if Mr. Kim used that expression.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 7:02:11 AM PST by csvset
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To: glorgau

Dat was some expensive sh*t.


27 posted on 01/08/2014 7:03:28 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: PGR88

Black trumps all, even foreign yellow. Hate crime won’t fly here!


28 posted on 01/08/2014 7:03:53 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drew68

I say give Mr Kim a medal for ridding society of those two!

Where can I buy a FREE KIM ! T-Shirt?


29 posted on 01/08/2014 7:03:58 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
But that’s why people are allowed to MOVE.

That isn't easy in some sections of the country.

30 posted on 01/08/2014 7:06:11 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Drew68

Were I on the jury, I’d vote to acquit. It’s one thing to have millions of people who do nothing their entire lives but eat and shit and reproduce (what Romney referred to as “the 47%). It’s quite another for that 47% to start dumping their shit on the property of the 47% who actually do something.


31 posted on 01/08/2014 7:06:57 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: latina4dubya

“Morris... saw Kim step over Jackson’s lifeless body on the balcony and enter her unit while firing his weapon.”

I love this visual, LOL!

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Glock: ready when you gotta take out the trash!


32 posted on 01/08/2014 7:10:09 AM PST by InkStone (Omni Vivum Ex Surfboard)
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To: Drew68

Well, the trial just started, we haven’t heard Mr Kim’s defense yet. The victims were being evicted, and it’s a fair bet they knew who was behind the eviction. Who knows what they may have done to threaten Mr Kim at that point? They don’t strike me as reasonable people.

I’ll wait and see what the rest of his story is.....


33 posted on 01/08/2014 7:11:08 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Robinson testified that she never told Kim about the pending eviction.

I missed that part. Yes, she should've told him. Of course, maybe there's privacy issues that prevented her.

34 posted on 01/08/2014 7:13:03 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

‘Why this couple wasn’t kicked out of their month to month lease, I have no idea.”

***

Years ago, a friend of my Dad tried to kick out a welfare couple from an apartment building he owned. Apparently, where Section 8 or any other public assistance is involved, it’s very difficult, if not nearly impossible, to evict a tenant in this situation. A lot of red tape,government agencies are involved and there has to be an assortment of approvals necessary before such a tenant can be evicted. It took Dad’s friend more than 2 years and numerous legal battles before the tenants could be tossed out.

The landlord didn’t recoup months of unpaid rent and also had to spend big bucks getting the unit ready for the next tenants. The welfare couple had left the apartment a mess. After that, the landlord no longer accepted welfare tenants and eventually sold the building.


35 posted on 01/08/2014 7:16:48 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Drew68
They be gots the Glock fo five upside da head . ..
Good for him.
36 posted on 01/08/2014 7:17:14 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Drew68
... but is taking a Glock 45 and shooting people in the head a reasonable way to resolve a dispute?

Yes, Sometimes!

This is not a dispute, this is a neighbor repeatedly & maliciously soiling another man's property with fecal matter. Nobody involved disputes that. Authorities will not stop this obviously illegal behavior & this man ultimately had to defend his property from what I would consider a vicious, potentially life threatening, repeated assault.

37 posted on 01/08/2014 7:30:52 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Maybe the children left behind will have a chance now. The life they were living with their disgusting parents would only train them to grow up and follow their parents example.


38 posted on 01/08/2014 7:34:47 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Drew68

Some slobs just need killing! Free Mr. kim!


39 posted on 01/08/2014 7:36:57 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Drew68
Consumer - Non-Producers !! ___ Takers - Not Makers!

I'm sure it's boring staying home all day watching TV & playing video games.
Seems they entertained themselves by harassing their Asian neighbor. ...Racist!

40 posted on 01/08/2014 7:40:17 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: InkStone

“Morris... saw Kim step over Jackson’s lifeless body on the balcony and enter her unit while firing his weapon.”

And that is what is going to sink Mr. Kim. He could claim self defense with the first shooting but when he went into that apartment he was clearly on a mop up mission.


41 posted on 01/08/2014 7:42:03 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: Ditter

They just might.


42 posted on 01/08/2014 7:46:29 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Ditter

Yes, but it’s still not a pretty trauma to go through.


43 posted on 01/08/2014 7:48:16 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Ditter
Maybe the children left behind will have a chance now.

Ideally, the children will grow up with a complete understanding of the details that led to their parents death.

But they'll probably just grow up hating Koreans.

44 posted on 01/08/2014 7:54:28 AM PST by Drew68
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To: fatnotlazy

I have been a landlord since I was 26 (over three decades). I never accepted Section 8. I have nice homes and there was no profit in turning it over to someone who would destroy it.

That being said. If I were the down stairs guy, the first thing I would have done was sue the owner of the upstairs unit. Not the tenants, the owner. No quicker way to get the tenants out. It would not be about winning the suit. It would be about harassing thw owner to get something done.


45 posted on 01/08/2014 8:01:32 AM PST by super7man
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To: Drew68

It seems the low life gibsmedats got exactly what they were asking for...trouble. And Mr. Kim gave them an extra heaping helping of it. Too bad Kim might go to jail over this. He should have done it some day in the future...from a distance...with a hunting rifle.


46 posted on 01/08/2014 8:02:28 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Drew68
Robinson had helped coordinate the couple’s eviction process, which was to begin February 1.

What the Corporate Media liars are trying to insinuate here is that the degenerates would be evicted in a few weeks. But its only the process that would begin in a few weeks. The process to evict Section 8 leeches can take years!

47 posted on 01/08/2014 8:08:00 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Drew68

“This man was failed by everyone he tried to take his complaints to”

The eviction process was to begin the next day. If the landlord had told Kim .....


48 posted on 01/08/2014 8:08:09 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: Drew68

Not Guilty. Give Mr. Kim a medal for Outstanding Community Service.


49 posted on 01/08/2014 8:10:38 AM PST by meadsjn
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To: the OlLine Rebel

De facto truth: self defense doesn’t apply when it’s an Asian defending himself from “blacks”.


50 posted on 01/08/2014 8:13:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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