Fourth person charged in Rusty Mack beating death

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Police have charged a fourth person in the beating death of Rusty Mack . Francis Joseph Blaha III, 20, of Colonial Heights, is now charged Murder by Mob. Full Story
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kimberley davis

Richmond, VA

#1 Mar 3, 2013
francis joseph blaha did not touch the victim. i think the news media should be ashamed of how spread the news without all the facts!
Kimberly

Hyattsville, MD

#2 Mar 3, 2013
Was Frances Joseph Blaha the driver and at the scene of the brutal beating of Rusty Mack? Did Mr. Blaha watch this beating without trying to help Mr. Mack? Did Mr. Blaha leave the crime scene knowing Rusty Mack was on the ground? I think Mr. Blaha should be ashamed that he particpated by watching a senseless brutal beating witout helping this man!
neighbor

Richmond, VA

#3 Mar 3, 2013
I think the should give them the death penalty.
Friend

Richmond, VA

#4 Mar 4, 2013
"You are the company you keep" comes to mind. I think he is just as guilty by association. He might not get in as much trouble, but he does deserve to be punished. Is it not the same when a store is robbed and the get away man driving the car gets in trouble as well?
AT A GLANCE

Englewood, CO

#5 Mar 4, 2013
kimberley davis wrote:
francis joseph blaha did not touch the victim. i think the news media should be ashamed of how spread the news without all the facts!
Tough s#$t. He shouldnt have been there.
pbg

Wilmington, NC

#6 Mar 5, 2013
no one left Rusty the police told them to get back when they finally showed up from 8 blocks away
Kimberly wrote:
Was Frances Joseph Blaha the driver and at the scene of the brutal beating of Rusty Mack? Did Mr. Blaha watch this beating without trying to help Mr. Mack? Did Mr. Blaha leave the crime scene knowing Rusty Mack was on the ground? I think Mr. Blaha should be ashamed that he particpated by watching a senseless brutal beating witout helping this man!
work

Hopewell, VA

#7 Mar 5, 2013
MR BLAHA RECORED THE ATTACK ON HIS CELLPHONE WHICH SHOULD MAKE OPEN SHUT CASE FOR ALL. i like know why girl hasnt been identified she turns 18 thursday and also is being charged with adult crime
Monica

Baltimore, MD

#8 Mar 5, 2013
Kimberly wrote:
Was Frances Joseph Blaha the driver and at the scene of the brutal beating of Rusty Mack? Did Mr. Blaha watch this beating without trying to help Mr. Mack? Did Mr. Blaha leave the crime scene knowing Rusty Mack was on the ground? I think Mr. Blaha should be ashamed that he particpated by watching a senseless brutal beating witout helping this man!
Yes he was He was also the one that was videoing it while it was going on.
Monica

Baltimore, MD

#9 Mar 5, 2013
neighbor wrote:
I think the should give them the death penalty.
I agree with you on that, but if they get the death penalty they will be getting off to easy. they need to live with what they did. they should have to look at Rustys picture every day and night. with the death penalty they wont hsve to live with what they did for the rest of their lives.
HopeWell Gal

Silver Spring, MD

#10 Mar 5, 2013
a Blaha involved with a death crime...now where have I heard that before???? RIP Mr. Hughes.
neighbor

Colonial Heights, VA

#11 Mar 5, 2013
HopeWell Gal wrote:
a Blaha involved with a death crime...now where have I heard that before???? RIP Mr. Hughes.
I was thinking the same thing
LocalYokel

Richmond, VA

#12 Mar 5, 2013
You may disagree, but I think a person's mugshot following the arrest says quite a lot about them. Take a look at the expression on their faces:

Blaha: "Yeah - SO WHAT?!"
Guy: "Pfft, big deal. So I whooped somebody's butt."

Only the Mack girl, Rusty's ex, shows what appears to be sorrow.

The 17-year old has been rather flippant about the whole thing. Good sources reveal that she actually laughed about it - before being taken off of house arrest & put in the pokey, that is.

You know who the bad ones are.
HoleHearted

Petersburg, VA

#13 Mar 6, 2013
From postings on another news story...BLAIR D. 17 YEAR OLD COLONIAL HEIGHTS STUDENT WHO TURNS 18 ON THURSDAY WHEN SHE APPEARS IN COURT and the girlfriend of Francis Blaha III. Her name is out there...
I agree the mug shot speaks...but I see no sorrow in Ashley Mack's eyes. The whole thing is horrible...I feel so bad for Rusty and his family. This has destroyed the lives of so many people to include the families of those who committed this horrible crime. What is happening to our kids that they resort to this kind of violence? This has put a hole in the heart of an entire community.
RIP Rusty.
Curious

Washington, DC

#14 Mar 6, 2013
neighbor wrote:
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I was thinking the same thing

Huh? Which Blaha? Who Hughes? Please explain. thx
City Citizen

Hyattsville, MD

#15 Mar 8, 2013
Disgusting! How has it come to be in our society that mob violence, such as this, is occurring? Colonial Heights seems to be heading down a negative and violent path.
Parents and citizens, open your eyes and ears! Speak up!!
Nobody deserves to be mobbed or beat by others deeming to be their judge and jury.
What possible injustice was or could be committed for a person to deserve that??
How stupid and disgusting these people are.
Seriously!? You people/animals could not see a different way to workout your differences?
Citizen

Hopewell, VA

#16 Mar 17, 2013
The truth about what really happened will come out in the trial not in the press or on this siite. Don't believe everything you read or hear on tv and the press. the police and the press have created a frenzy and incited a lynch mob with Conjecture and speculation. The only thing I take for truth is the sad fact Rusy died.
I am wondering about the things they do not reoprt, like Rusty is related to Guy they are cousins, it was not Blaha that recorded the fight, that was never reported, also Rustys 40 year old friend who was there did nothing either to help Rusty or stop the fight.
It is horrible that Rusty died and his family has to endure the pain and loss. Also remember the people involved have family that are innocent and suffering as well. I honestly do not think anybody involved ever dreamed that a life would be taken. Don't judge until we hear the facts without all the emotion. It reminds me of the movie "the green mile" everybody thought John Cofee was guilty but they were wrong.
There are two sides to every story and so far we have only head one. I want to know what is really on the video and what brought them there in the first place. I truly hope proper justice is given to all involved.
work

Hopewell, VA

#17 Mar 18, 2013
with the death penalty they will live in solitary confinement for about 15 years while go through all the bull shit. i'd much rather get life in prison and be around general population. now if the death penalty wasnt such a drag in VA and only waited a year or two id be beggin for it.
sad

Williamsburg, VA

#18 May 1, 2013
Is the blaha the same family owned Dockside resturant?
Linda

Greenville, VA

#19 Jun 6, 2013
I think they all should get life with out no bond
pbg

Wilmington, NC

#20 Jun 10, 2013
kimberley davis wrote:
francis joseph blaha did not touch the victim. i think the news media should be ashamed of how spread the news without all the facts!
Colonial Heights High School should be banned from district participation for all sports for posting and distributing
flyers to harass and bully the graduating female students
in these families.

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