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Maryland tunnel digger accused of killing pal feared North Korea missile attack
NY Daily News ^ | May 31, 2018 | Nicole Hensley

Posted on 05/31/2018 5:38:11 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Maryland tunnel digger accused of killing pal feared North Korea missile attack

By Nicole Hensley

May 31, 2018 | 7:45 PM

A man was charged in the death of a pal killed while digging a secret network of tunnels under his Maryland home he hoped would save him from North Korea’s budding nuclear missile program, according to his lawyer.

After months of nuclear weapon tests by the isolated nation last year, 27-year-old Daniel Beckwitt began construction on an underground bunker to protect himself from a possible intercontinental ballistic missile attack at his Bethesda property.

The digger’s paranoia was fueled by “rising international tensions” between the U.S. and North Korea, the lawyer said, when the Kim Jong Un regime began testing missiles with the potential of reaching the East Coast.

“There was nothing nefarious about his building of the tunnels,” said Beckwitt’s attorney, Robert Bonsib, on Thursday. “They were just a product of his world view.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: disorders; nkorea; ny; paranoia; psychiatry; tunnel
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It sounds more like a work accident than a killing.
1 posted on 05/31/2018 5:38:11 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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2 posted on 05/31/2018 5:41:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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It sounds more like a work accident than a killing.

Except that this is Maryland. I'd guess they classified him as a prepper and checked his voter registration, no doubt republican. That's justification to prosecute here in the freak state.

3 posted on 05/31/2018 5:41:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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Guess that means we’re all gonna die.


4 posted on 05/31/2018 5:42:22 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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"A man was charged in the death of a pal killed while digging a secret network of tunnels under his Maryland home he hoped would save him from North Korea’s budding nuclear missile program, according to his lawyer. "

Hiding in tunnels under your house would be about as safe as...


5 posted on 05/31/2018 5:44:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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I would agree.

A tunnel digging project on your own property with a willing helper that accidentally gets killed would be no different than a construction crew guy down in a ditch working on a water line getting killed in a cave in or a miscue by the backhoe operator.


6 posted on 05/31/2018 5:48:58 PM PDT by redfreedom
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This was actually a school drill. Just like a fire drill. In the event of nuclear attack, you had to hide under your desk.


7 posted on 05/31/2018 5:49:15 PM PDT by KyCats
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Does it qualify for a Darwin Award if he kills someone else instead of himself?


8 posted on 05/31/2018 5:51:32 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Yeah, I remember ducking under the desks during drills in school in the ‘50s and early ‘60s.


9 posted on 05/31/2018 5:52:14 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: redfreedom
Amphetamines give you the best ideas to solve problems real or imagined. Half of Washington D.C. is on Adderal, you know, for adult ADHD.

Eventually you start seeing shadow people and digging tunnels.

10 posted on 05/31/2018 6:00:28 PM PDT by blackdog
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It was the fire that killed Askia Khafra. How did the fire start? Why did the tunnel digging have anything to do with the fire? Why was Khafra found naked? The article is short on information.


11 posted on 05/31/2018 6:04:25 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Cultural Marxism is the new cult of the Left.)
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Bethesda is a highly liberal area. This guy was just exhibiting the mental disorder called liberalism.


12 posted on 05/31/2018 6:09:14 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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It was the fire that killed Askia Khafra. How did the fire start? Why did the tunnel digging have anything to do with the fire? Why was Khafra found naked? The article is short on information.

Inquiring minds want to know!

13 posted on 05/31/2018 6:10:47 PM PDT by Flick Lives (Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation.)
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I remember that drill. I lived in Vegas during the Cuban missile crises. Nellis AFB was busy. I remember even then why we didn’t sink those Rusky trawlers and I was just a kid.


14 posted on 05/31/2018 6:10:54 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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Or he was following the old maxim of

If you want to keep a secret that only 3 people know, may be a good idea to kill the OTHER 2.


15 posted on 05/31/2018 6:24:05 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)""If bacon kills you and smoking kills you, How come you smoke bacon to cure it?")
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My thoughts as well...
Dead men tell No Tales!

Pirate talk...Yar matey.


16 posted on 05/31/2018 6:29:03 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY!)
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Sorry, no. Only posthumous Darwin awards are...awarded. Gotta be dead to collect. This is just bad math and poor planning
17 posted on 05/31/2018 6:39:25 PM PDT by blu
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The guy is a kook who showed a total lack of regard for the safety of his helper. A 2nd degree murder charge is appropriate.


18 posted on 05/31/2018 6:42:48 PM PDT by KevinB (I do not care for that Obama fellow.)
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There is plenty of information available on this. You can find answers to your questions if you look for them.


19 posted on 05/31/2018 6:44:35 PM PDT by KevinB (I do not care for that Obama fellow.)
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To: HighSierra5

I went to a boarding school in ninth grade, on the banks of The Hudson River. This was during the period of detente, when The Cold War had thawed, a bit. As a peaceful gesture, a Russian trawler made a trip from NYC to the Albany area. One of my classmates was a model rocket hobbyist, so we came up with the neat idea to shoot one off, at the Rooskies. Fortunately, our lack of execution ability was equal to out lack of critical thinking skills.....


20 posted on 05/31/2018 6:44:42 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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