Skip to comments.Teen charged with capital murder after lighting elderly veteran on fire
Posted on 08/19/2016 7:32:59 AM PDT by Gamecock
BIRMINGHAM A teenager has been charged with capital murder after dousing his elderly neighbor in gasoline and lighting him on fire.
Thomas Sims, 18, was already awaiting trial in connection with an armed car jacking early this year, according to al.com. Sims is now charged with the murder of 85-year-old Gene Emory Dacus.
Authorities report the capital murder charge stems from the theft of Dacuss truck, and detectives are searching for another suspect as well.
Officers responded to the 2300 block of 33rd Avenue North on Wednesday to investigate a person on fire. Officers found the victim, who is described as an 85-year-old white man, lying on the ground in the backyard of the listed location. He suffered severe burns, and was pronounced dead on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue.
Witnesses reported seeing a fire in the backyard, and also seeing a black male fleeing the scene with a red gas jug. They followed Sims and notified the police of his location, so he was located a short distance away and taken into police custody.
Necklacing, coming to America...
I'm sure he was forced into it.
So, does he get street cred in prison, for setting an old man on fire and killing him that way??
What the heck???? How vicious and cruel can someone be??
They always have those dead pool eyes.
I saw “teen” and didn’t even have to look. Just looked to verify that I was right.
I’m dying to hear the “motive” behind this.
Does Alabama have a “robust” death penalty?
Not a lot going on behind those eyes.
WD40 and a match for his hair. Nuts in a vice until execution day.
Why do all these guys look like they have an IQ of 65? Is it the eyelids? the vacant stare?
Look at the eyes. Nothing.
let me at this SOB...
In my word this “teenager” would not have even made it to his booking photo.
Burn him alive
It’s mostly because they have an IQ of about 65
In the good old days the Sherrif would go out for lunch and leave the keys to the cell in his office, so some mysterious force of nature would drag this piece of trash outside and see how he enjoys the same treatment he gave the old man.
It’s as if they are vying for most vicious way to kill another human. Much akin to the ‘knock out’ game of recent past.
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