Hearing set for teen who allegedly sh...

Hearing set for teen who allegedly shot father while hunting (4:09 a.m.)

There are 6 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Hearing set for teen who allegedly shot father while hunting (4:09 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A preliminary hearing for Thomas Manning, an Albuquerque youth who allegedly shot and killed his father during a hunting trip in the Gila, has been set for Jan.

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Since: Oct 08

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#1 Jan 5, 2011
Alright someone who knows someone who knows someone (sisters cousins brothers aunts daughter type of stuff,) told me that the father was abusive and this kid shot him due to that. That the kid was fed up and that is why this tragic event unfolded. Anyone?
Circe

United States

#2 Jan 5, 2011
Edward Hartley was a surgeron who practiced in Silver City about 15 years ago. His son shot and killed his father. I read that during the trial violence and abuse was what the Hartley kids were constantly exposed to.

When the news came out that Hartley was killed, my first thought was that it was a patient as he was rude and crude to his patients. I was a patient of his for a minor surgery.

I don't know if my information is comparable to the hunter's son and why he killed his father. Maybe it was an accident just remember who performed the preliminary investigation.
Jeffs sister

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jan 5, 2011
If people do not know the facts, they should not even comment. Jeff is my brother. My brother did not have a violent bone in his body and loved his son unconditionally. Thomas was NEVER abused and came from a family that is very close. Why he killed my brother? I do not know. I only know that my family is beyond devastated. Our whole lives have been turned upside down. My parents have not only lost a son, they have lost a grandson. My Dad has a hard time even getting through a day...This is something out of a horror movie. Please please do not try to guess or make comments you know nothing about especially when a family is trying to cope with what has happend. I miss my brother more than words can say. Thomas not only took mine and my sisters brother, he took a husband, his little girls daddy, a mother and fathers' son and so much more.

Since: Oct 08

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#4 Jan 5, 2011
Jeffs sister wrote:
If people do not know the facts, they should not even comment. Jeff is my brother. My brother did not have a violent bone in his body and loved his son unconditionally. Thomas was NEVER abused and came from a family that is very close. Why he killed my brother? I do not know. I only know that my family is beyond devastated. Our whole lives have been turned upside down. My parents have not only lost a son, they have lost a grandson. My Dad has a hard time even getting through a day...This is something out of a horror movie. Please please do not try to guess or make comments you know nothing about especially when a family is trying to cope with what has happend. I miss my brother more than words can say. Thomas not only took mine and my sisters brother, he took a husband, his little girls daddy, a mother and fathers' son and so much more.
Which is why I asked. My condolences for sure, but someone out here is telling that story. I will gladly find out exactly who, for you, if you message me and give me some sort of means of contact.
silver

Acton, CA

#5 Dec 15, 2011
the dad was a monster the son is a hero!
Circe

United States

#6 Oct 29, 2014
Right away people have to assume the kid shot his father on purpose...good old in-breeds of Grant County. They multiply like flys.

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