Woman killed, 18-year-old hurt in dou...

Woman killed, 18-year-old hurt in double shooting at Chesterfield p...

There are 92 comments on the WTVR story from Jun 23, 2010, titled Woman killed, 18-year-old hurt in double shooting at Chesterfield p.... In it, WTVR reports that:

One woman is dead and an 18-year-old man is in the hospital after a double shooting at a pizzeria in Chesterfield County.

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HWB

Richmond, VA

#93 Jun 25, 2010
I totally can empathize with that sentiment, but, honestly, I would've done what Michael did, as I have done in another lifetime, but obviously did not get shot. Michael reacted on instinct because he's a caring and loving person; all the BS about him trying to be "tuff" and "showing off" are just ignorance talking. My daughter knows this young man, and she would not consider him a friend if he was a conceited hotshot. Do you know what the first thing was he said, after coming to from his surgery?
"I was trying to save her."
Of course, we don't ever want anyone hurt or worse, killed,(honestly, the whole event is so surreal still to me) but at the same time, we can't become a jaded society, as it is, with all this online technology and iPhone stuff, though it brings us closer in a sense, at the same time it's also making us more and more antisocial because we're losing the personal interaction.
Helping by reacting to someone in pain or in trouble is what makes us human. Michael said he'd do it again. Whether right or wrong, I can only support that feeling, because I'd like to think I'd been brave enough to step into this volatile situation to try and help too.
Link wrote:
<quoted text> Probably right, I'm angry at all 3 of them. I'm upset the boy got shot. Having sons myself his age it hits me hard. I don't want my sons to become "heroes" because I know the temporary and permanent effects. Maybe tone down the hero talk. Some other kid make seek the same title, get involved in a dangerous situation and not come out of it.
Link

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#94 Jun 25, 2010
nick wrote:
cindy is my husbands cousin she was a beautiful and caring women.To link i am struck by how you claim to have known and cared for her yet you continue to cut her down saying negative things about her she has been taken from all of us but mostly the girls can you not let her rest.I also find it sad that you would blame this 18yr old boy for stepping in and trying to help her richard is 56yrs old he knew better. He has destroyed countless lives and as he sits in prison today her family must decide where to bury her.May god bless this family.
You are correct. Cindy was a beautiful and kind person as was Richard. It's just when I ran across this forum he was being described as a monster, wife beater that killed her because he was unemployed. Richard had been fighting an uphill battle for years with no one on his side or watching his back and I was tired of seeing everyone against him and not even giving him the benefit of a doubt or understanding. I'm not trying to drag anyone through the mud but there was more to the situation than him just losing it. I never accused anyone of cheating. I just pointed out some facts and posed some logical questions. If that was the case, it's happened before and will again. That's a small town and he will soon be judged by a jury of his peers. It would be nice for them to maybe put themselves in his place for a moment and consider his extraordinary good and kind life before this happened. He was a good man that did a horrible thing. If Cindy had killed Richard I would be here defending her too. I know what seemed to her an impossible situation and her wanting to start a new life. Neither were bad people and they both were kind to everyone. If you know them you know Richard was kind to her, loved her beyond any fault and never would have taken her from her kids with any fore thought. They both handled their situation in exactly the wrong way. Her life is over and so is Richards. It is a lose lose situation. I've made my points so maybe the people there can not just write this off as a one sided tragedy. Both families have lost. His family loved her as a daughter and sister and her family loved him as a son and brother. One can understand why a good person does a horrible thing and still not be defending the behavior nor condoning it. So it's OK for me to point out some things without being considered unkind to Cindy. Stuff happens, we are all human but how we handle it decides our fates.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#95 Jun 25, 2010
Link wrote:
<quoted text> Hey...Genius. A cop calls for back up. He is professionally trained. A high school football star is not. Maybe if they were starting a scrimmage game in the parking lot, he could jump in. She was not in immediate danger. She was getting manhandled a bit to keep her from walking away from the issue she had addressed, but she wasn't on her back getting a beat down. When the kid walked up and challenged then the gun came out, kid got shot. I think without this brave young man jumping in, Cindy would still be alive and Richard in jail for domestic. I give the kid credit for guts not brains. Yeah I said it and you will find me correct in the future. Too bad you weren't there. You could have bravely grabbed your laptop, ran to the nearest WiFi and cyber bullied Richard into putting the gun down. Then you and your geek friends could really LYAO in your parent's basement. As far as you punking me out on this forum...well son, you're bringing crayons to a typing contest.
You need some professional help or some anger management classes. I'm not intimidated by you whatsoever. You were not there either, and you are just specualting what could have went wrong. Its obvious your sorry butt did nothing to help your friend keep his murderous intent in check. Why would he show up at a place of business with a gun unless he was ready to do some damage? Think you simple minded troll.
As for "crayons to a typing contest," well Kinko Man you have no upper hand at all. Holla!!!!!!!!!!
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#96 Jun 25, 2010
Soldier wrote:
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And how does restricting the legal purchase of firearms stop the illegal firearm issues? Didn't work in Austrailia. What works.... look up Libby's shooting in TX. A man with an illegal firearm came in shooting and a customer with a legal firearm saved the lives of over a dozen people.
That was an isolated incident.
Fun Police

Richmond, VA

#97 Jun 25, 2010
Ugly Duckling wrote:
If anyone is to blame it would be the 18 year old. He only got into the argument to show off how "tuff" he was to his buddies. I bet that dumb chauvinist won't be "resolving" any arguments from now on.
Why do I have the feeling Ugly Duckling grew up to be an equally ugly bulldyke?

Since: Jun 10

Kabul, Afghanistan

#98 Jun 25, 2010
Link has replaced the RicNotHead and the biggest idiot around here. The young man stepped in to stop the guy beating the hell out of his wife in a parking lot. The young man took the woman into the restuarant to call the police. As he was leaving, the low-life shot the kid then proceeded inside to shoot his wife and kill her. I dont' care if your life has been so bad, get in line because its bad for majority of people this day. There is no excuse for his actions.
Link

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#99 Jun 26, 2010
Tell you what tea head one and two, if you guys are the spokespeople of the area. The movers and shakers, the judges of all that is right and honorable, why don’t you start a car wash or some sort of money drive so those kids can bury their mother. They are deep in debt with no death insurance. They had a 350 thousand dollar house and Richard had always provided for them without Cindy ever having to work a day in her life. Richard got laid off and the last year they were in serious financial trouble, so Cindy set up a house cleaning business for income. That is where one of her charming clients swept her off her feet. Maybe you could just contact that retired military man that had that long term affair with Cindy, dropped Cindy off, sped off and left her to go on her own. Not even checking to see if her car would start. Maybe you guys should ask lover boy, Mr. Money Bags, to pay for the funeral. I think his name is Jim. So I have to warn you pencil necks, watch out for this guy cause he lost his main squeeze. So if your wives come home all giddy and talking about this charming guy, keep your wits about you and turn your guns over to your Sheriff or Chief of police. And don’t you worry your little heads over me getting sued by this guy. You see truth is the ultimate defense against any slander or defamation of character charge. It seems like one of the only people that didn’t know about your small town’s dirty little secret was Richard. As to me being angry. I am really angry. I don’t need anger management. I’m managing my anger just fine. If I wasn’t I’d already be up there having a good talking to this Casanova. You don’t mess with married women. After decades of mental abuse when Richard saw lover boy dropping her off. He asked her about it she screamed “You Son of a *****” She then screamed it again like Richard was the one that broke their vows, he slapped her. She ran towards the business. She had never heard Richard yell much less ever lay a mean hand on her. As she was running, she slipped and fell into the glass. The young man thought Richard had thrown her into the glass, so all 6ft 4 and 225 pounds of pure angry muscle came at Richard. Wasn’t the kid’s fault mind you. All he saw was all he knew. I don’t know if it was fear that made Richard pull out the gun, anger, or just temporary insanity. He did though. So my friends, take this as a cautionary tale. Never let your spouse or significant other walk all over you, demean you, disrespect you and turn your own children against you. If a parent has been home all day with these kids, all these years, brainwashing them into what a bum and loser you are. They will believe it. Even though you are buying everything that spouse wants and building on to your houses and putting up with all the abuse, put an end to it. Walk away. They don’t deserve you. If you stick around for the sake of the kids, the rift grows wider and eventually your other half will walk on you like a doormat and break your self esteem down so low you never can get it back. It was indeed a tragedy. But it could have been prevented if dealt with much earlier. So there is the ugly truth behind it. A horrible crime in a lovely small town. But there is always more to the story. Judge away good folks, judge away.

Since: Jun 10

Kabul, Afghanistan

#100 Jun 28, 2010
Wow! Obviously there was more to the story about what happened but in the end they are both wrong. She was wrong if she had an affair with "Jim" and he was wrong for killing her and possibly ruining a young man's future and possibly taking his life away. I'm no spokesperson for the area, I'm just on here expressing my freedom of speech on topics that I feel like commenting on and this hit close being that my brother-in-law played football with the young man in high school. I feel for the children of this family because they are the ones suffering right now. They have lost their mother and their father is a killer so they really don't have nothing left now. Yes, I do believe that something should be done for the children because they are also the victims in this story. As for the father, I really could care less what happens with him. He is looking at plenty of time in prison where he can realize how he let his children down.
Becki

Chester, VA

#102 Jul 9, 2010
My daughter witnessed,(while at work)the beating,shootings and death of the wife.The horrors of Domestic Violence reach so far-even beyond the victims,...to the witnesses, and to the children left behind.It has got to stop.
http://www.abusednomore.com
Concerned

Chester, VA

#104 Jul 22, 2010
A family is grieving and some of these comments are very inappropriate. If you want to give of something, give to support these young ladies that are trying to pick up the pieces of this tragedy and move on with their lives. Their support channel is shattered. Please for God's sake, stop writing such garbage, these young ladies may read this.
Helping Hands

Chester, VA

#105 Jul 22, 2010
Please give to help these young ladies put their lives back together. Donations can be given at any Wachovia Bank to the Cindy Parker Memorial Fund. Any amount will help. I will thank you in advance for the family. No I am not a family member or friend, I live in their neighborhood and have met them from time to time.
Shut it

United States

#106 Jul 22, 2010
Mort wrote:
why is everyone complaining about guns?it could have been a knife baseball bat etc.a guns a tool the person using it is the weapon.
Gun=weapon
It was made to destroy period so Shut it!!!

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