Local man murdered outside Helen bar

Local man murdered outside Helen bar

There are 61 comments on the White County Telegraph story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Local man murdered outside Helen bar. In it, White County Telegraph reports that:

White County News A Cleveland man has died from injuries he suffered after being stabbed outside a Helen bar early Thursday, Jan. via White County Telegraph

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Lior

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Jan 10, 2008
I have had bad experiences with the killers Sam and John I hope they pay for this horrible crime.
former citizen of helen

Jefferson, GA

#2 Jan 13, 2008
I wasn't surprised to hear that Mr. Abernathy may be connected to this horrible crime. He has had a history of violence in his past and a short fuse with a very sneaky method of revenge - a recipe for destruction to say the least. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. I would have to see all the evidence before I passed any final judgment on Mr. Abernathy, but after knowing him from high school (he was a grade behind me)and several years thereafter. I wasn't surprised to hear that he may be connected to this murder.
friend

Winder, GA

#3 Jan 17, 2008
I am really upset that this happend to my friend. He was full of life and always there when you needed him. He will be missed. I hope that the killers pay for what they did to my friend. I miss u darrin.
I NEW sam A LITTLE

Clarkesville, GA

#4 Feb 3, 2008
But knowing him a little was enough for me, the first time i met him i new he was really off, like insane. I have seen him in bars in helen, and he got drunk as always and would try to get people to buy everything for him, in fact he even asked me onmce where he could score some weed, lol, i just laughed, but as far ashis behavior, he should have been put in a mental ward a long time ago, but what happened has happened, even though i did know the victim, but i feel for him and his family, as far as sam i hope he spends a long time in prison and gets a lot of love by his fellow inmates, lol or the chair might be great as well, but if i could say one last thing to him it would be and i quote, Sam what ever you do plz drop the soap
what

United States

#5 Feb 3, 2008
Who passed away and what happened. I think I missed something...
blank

Cornelia, GA

#6 Apr 3, 2008
sad situation
brittany-a-close -friend

Alto, GA

#7 Apr 10, 2008
this was a close friend of mine more like a big brother...its been 3 months and he is missed very much he was an amazing person with an amazing personality many people loved him and he was well known and he will be missed forever
someionw

Charleston, SC

#8 Jun 3, 2008
WOW
JayJ

United States

#9 Jul 23, 2008
I was a victim of Sam as well.He murdered Darrin before our court date.He broke in my home and got after me with a screw driver.Thank God for my neighbor or I could of been where Darrin is.I felt responsible for Darrin for so long because I couldn't convince the system enough about what Sam was capable of.They could only charge him with criminal tresspassing,because since i wasn't stabbed ,his intent couldn't be proven.
I am sorry for Sam's parents & Darrin's as well.
blank

Dawsonville, GA

#10 Nov 10, 2008
Whats new with this case?Im interested but far away.Is the scum bag murderer in jail?
blank

Dawsonville, GA

#11 Nov 10, 2008
Someone please respond,I have no other way of knowing.
blank

Dawsonville, GA

#12 Nov 10, 2008
waiting
Survived the Wrath of Sam

Mcdonough, GA

#13 Nov 14, 2008
former citizen of helen wrote:
I wasn't surprised to hear that Mr. Abernathy may be connected to this horrible crime. He has had a history of violence in his past and a short fuse with a very sneaky method of revenge - a recipe for destruction to say the least. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. I would have to see all the evidence before I passed any final judgment on Mr. Abernathy, but after knowing him from high school (he was a grade behind me)and several years thereafter. I wasn't surprised to hear that he may be connected to this murder.
You really hit the nail on the head when you said "recipe for destruction". Sam's the sneakiest, most violent person I have ever known. He's TORTURED (physically, psychologically and emotionally) his FAMILY, other people (strangers and acquaintances) and animals for the last 22 years I've known him. He's put people's lives in danger for much too long. The court system and the law have let down the people of White County, Cleveland and all surrounding areas where Sam has been. Sam has a very long history of crime including multiple DUI's, violent crimes against people and other crimes which would leave most people "under the jail"! The punishments he has received for any of the crimes he has committed is a crime in itself!!! Each and every judge who has seen Sam in court in the past should be held somewhat responsible for letting this monster out on the streets to wreak more havoc on others and now to take the life of another! Prior to this arrest for murder, Sam had 4 pending DUI's (he got them within a three day period) along with multiple other felony charges and was awaiting another day in court! His next court date and supposedly his trial will start November 17th.
Survived the Wrath of Sam

Mcdonough, GA

#14 Nov 14, 2008
One last comment... If you too have been a victim of Sam, please, please, PLEASE make contact with White County's District Attorney and testify against Samuel Mitchell Abernathy!!! For the sake of the people, please tell your experiences with Sam that may be helpful to keep him in JAIL where he belongs!!!! As much as he has a history of crime, he also has a longer history of conning everyone and getting out of everything!!!! I'm quite surprised he's not out of jail yet. This has been his longest jail sentence ever. For the person who mentioned that Sam is crazy and needs mental help -- you too have been conned!!!! He's not crazy - just simply a really good con-man!!!! Don't let him fool any of you any longer, stand up and testify against him!!!
Survived the Wrath of Sam

Mcdonough, GA

#15 Nov 14, 2008
JayJ wrote:
I was a victim of Sam as well.He murdered Darrin before our court date.He broke in my home and got after me with a screw driver.Thank God for my neighbor or I could of been where Darrin is.I felt responsible for Darrin for so long because I couldn't convince the system enough about what Sam was capable of.They could only charge him with criminal tresspassing,because since i wasn't stabbed ,his intent couldn't be proven.
I am sorry for Sam's parents & Darrin's as well.
Oops, I said "one more comment" but now that I've started writing, I just can't stop -- I have so much I've been keeping to myself for so long...

Again, I know EXACTLY what you too are talking about when you said you couldn't "prove" anything against Sam and the torment he inflicted on you! I have also gone to the police with hard evidence including video, audio and things he's left me in writing and NOTHING was ever done. Finally, I went to the sheriff's office with audio tapes and asked them to make a written report so that if I turned up missing or dead - they would know where to look! Sam Abernathy = liar, abuser, conniver, thief, sneaky, pot-smoking, drunk, batterer, prescription-pill-popper, system-rider, dead-beat!!!! His family and children are the ones I feel for.
blank

Cleveland, GA

#16 Nov 16, 2008
Sounds like he needs a good dose of "Lethal Injection"
Marvo

Lula, GA

#17 Nov 21, 2008
Samuel got Life for Malice Murder and Aggravated Assault this afternoon.
Survived the Wrath of Sam

Mcdonough, GA

#18 Nov 21, 2008
I wonder what "LIFE" will mean in this case. I HOPE it really does mean LIFE, no parole.
blank

Homer, GA

#19 Nov 21, 2008
Thats sad,he should have got a tall tree and a short rope.
Survived the Wrath of Sam

Mcdonough, GA

#20 Nov 21, 2008
blank wrote:
Thats sad,he should have got a tall tree and a short rope.
You're really freakin' stupid. If you don't have anything more intelligent to say, why don't you just shut UP!

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