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Suspect was due in court the day of north Minneapolis slaying (homeowner shot with own gun)
Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 2/4/2014 | Matt McKinney and Abby Simons

Posted on 02/04/2014 9:57:17 AM PST by heartwood

On the day he was to be sentenced to nearly three years in prison, 20-year-old Devon Derrick Parker instead made his way to a north Minneapolis home and knocked on the back door.

Appearing frantic and paranoid, he told homeowner Thomas K. Sonnenberg that someone was chasing him. Moments later, the 69-year-old retired technician, who had let Parker in intending to help him, was dead, shot with his own gun, according to second-degree-murder charges filed Monday against Parker.

---- At Sonnenberg’s home, his two grown daughters continued to clean it out. They said their mother will never return to it.

---- Baufield said she’s concerned, given that her father was killed by his own gun, that his death could be politicized.

“We would be very angry if this got used for the gun control lobby,” she said. “If my dad didn’t let down his guard, this would not have happened. He totally thought he was doing him a favor.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
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Out of jail while convicted and awaiting sentencing.

Previous conviction third degree assault 2011- tripping a man whose cell phone had just been stolen, punching him in the face, jumping on him, breaking bones around his eyes. Sounds like a gang stomping and attempted murder but charged 3rd assault and served 36 days.

Punched a bus driver in the face in 2012, broke the man's glasses, fired a shot that hit the bus, sentence 180 days.

Struck his mother while on ecstasy and alcohol last year, awaiting sentence, up to 33 months.

Mentally ill or pure thug or mix, this bastard should still be in for the 2011 attack.

I don't see any point in hanging on in a neighborhood that's gone bad, or letting your parents do it. Cut your losses and leave.

1 posted on 02/04/2014 9:57:17 AM PST by heartwood
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To: heartwood

Minnesota’s ‘35 strikes’ program. A leftist’s dream.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 10:03:44 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: heartwood

obama’s son.

The lesson learned? NEVER let a strange black man into your house even if you see him getting beat before your eyes.

It shouldn’t be that way, but experience is teaching us that it is.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 10:05:28 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: heartwood

When does a feral white man/teenager ever do this to an elderly black man or woman? I can’t think of any cases. Though a feral black yoof will do this within his race to the black` elderly


4 posted on 02/04/2014 10:12:26 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: heartwood
Punched a bus driver in the face in 2012, broke the man's glasses, fired a shot that hit the bus, sentence 180 days.

Okay, where are those federal "use a gun, go to prison" added, MANDATORY consecutive minimum sentences?

You mean Just-Us/BATF doesn't enforce their gun laws?

Maybe we should pass a new law requiring them to enforce the laws they are mandated by law to enforce. /s

5 posted on 02/04/2014 10:23:05 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: heartwood

Sonneburg’s error was to trust a frantic, paranoid young black punk . Being color blind cost him his life .


6 posted on 02/04/2014 10:25:52 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: heartwood

SPJNK.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 10:30:27 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: heartwood

If I’m not expecting you...I’m not opening the door.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 10:35:26 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: heartwood

Each situation requires prudent decision making.

You know your neighborhood, and your ability to assess the exterior situation.

Arming yourself and dialing 911, should preceed opening your door to a paniced stranger.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 10:54:30 AM PST by G Larry
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To: heartwood

Oddly enough, accusations of racism do not apply in your own home. If a black man knocks on your door and you do not let him in, solely because he is black, you are still faultless.

You have no, zero, obligation.

If they are black, but respectable, they should understand this handicap, and call first to be recognized and identifiable.

In a place with much crime, this rule should apply to anyone not known by the residents of a home. In that case, it even transcends race. “We do not let in ‘walk-ins’.”


10 posted on 02/04/2014 11:31:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: John O

Never let any stranger into your home! If someone says he needs help, call the cops for him. Do not open the door, and get your weapon in case he tries to break in.

I don’t care who it is, man, woman, or child.. if I don’t know them, I don’t answer the door.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 12:55:00 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: heartwood

Shot with his own gun.....sad to see but stupid
hurts, sometimes it’s fatal. Homeowner made multiple
mistakes, allowing animals into your house is the first
one, failing to keep our distance from the animals and
not having the animal at gunpoint are two more.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 1:03:56 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: heartwood

Another dead white man, and no outrage. RIP.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 10:33:04 PM PST by Amberdawn
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