Who really killed Ronnie "Boone" Cofer?

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Truth Seeker

Elizabethton, TN

#1 Jul 31, 2011
Did the 2 men mentioned in this 2009 topix posting (see below) kill Ronnie "Boone" Cofer? I was recently told by a source close to this case that the police found the shell casings in one of these men's pockets. Yet, based on 2009 post below, the police let the 2 suspects go go b/c they made a snitching deal with them. Does anyone know anything about this? Is this true? I also recently heard that these two men had later bragged about killing Boone. I am wondering if this is true as well. Looking for truth on this matter and all matters concerning the murder of Boone.
O'Neal was falsely charged with this murder. Yet, based upon word off the street of Roane County, it appears the police may have known all along who the real murderer was..., and then let them go for a "snitch favor"..., and then turn around 3 years later and falsely charge O'Neal for this murder. It appears the motive for this false charge was to prevent him from getting out on bond on the drug charge.
All my questions about the two suspects mentioned in the 2009 post are based on comments by other posters on www.topix.com ,(see example below), as well as word of mouth from locals. Also, is a fact that these two mean were initially arrested for Boone's murder. I am wondering why they were arrested and why were they let go. They could be innocent, I suppose, but this are important guestions since O'Neal has been falsely charged for this murder.
Has anyone heard either of two men in the 2009 post below bragging about committing this murder and the cops letting them go for "a few favors". If this is true, isn't this a slap in the face to Boone's family who has suffered for years while waiting for their Daddy's real murderer or murderers to be brought to justice? Is this what one family friend meant when they posted several years ago that the real murderer "was above the law"?
Boone's family does not believe Ralph O'Neal committed this murder. Stace posted her opinion on this as recently as April 2011. And we do know that she and many others want the real killer brought to justice. Stace, Boone's daughter stated that she believes the cops charged O'Neal b/c they just wanted to "blame someone".
Can anyone give us some information about the real killer or killers of the Boone. His family deserves justice on having the real killer arrested and charged!
See the 2009 postings below that I referenced above, and please comment.
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Harriman, TN
Reply Report Abuse Judge it!#56 Sep 16, 2009
Judged:
I HEAR THEY HAVE MADE A ARREST IN THIS CASE. HAVE THEY AND WHO IS IT AND WHAT DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT IT?
word around town
Harriman, TN
Reply Report Abuse Judge it!#57 Sep 16, 2009
Judged:1
i hear it may be the 2 guys they had in cusody...wayne mcclure and lonnie wright. the police had them in jail and they were released and they are said to be the ones who did it, but they helpped the police with other cases and the were released
IF THE ABOVE NOTED IS TRUE, THIS IS SHOCKING.
just saying

Nashville, TN

#2 Jul 31, 2011
Neither Wayne McClure nor Lonnie Wright have the balls to kill anyone. They may have done some snitching but I doubt that they could ever muster enough guts to kill anyone.
Truth Seeker

Elizabethton, TN

#3 Jul 31, 2011
just saying wrote:
Neither Wayne McClure nor Lonnie Wright have the balls to kill anyone. They may have done some snitching but I doubt that they could ever muster enough guts to kill anyone.
Thanks for your opinion on this. I appreciate your feedback. I recognize your username. I will go back and re-read your other post on different forums regarding our previous comments, if any, about this and other related issues.

Can you comment of why you think posters from previous years made this statement about these two being arrested and then let go by the cops in exchange for helping the cops with some other cases. Or why someone would comment that these two men bragged about committing this murder. And... why do you think someone would make all this up? It is a pretty bad thing to bear false on someone.

Also, can you tell me how does one identify a murderer. I need that information to help me with my own safety as I attempt to get to the bottom of who killed Boone. Perhaps I would recognize a murderer if you can tell me what one looks or acts like. Just in case anyone attempts to put "a hit" on me I might be able to dodge that with your help with profiling murderers. I would really appreciate your help if you have knowledge in this area.

Or perhaps you know these two men personally and can attest to their high moral character and gentle spirits. It sounds like you would believe them to be really good and gentle men. Do you know these two men personally? If so, please tell them I apologize for copying and pasting that old post from years ago about this. I do not know these two men and was just wondering if those statement were true. Now I am wondering why anyone would tell that kind of story if it is not true. Shame of them if they lied about Mr. Wright and Mr. McClure.

Thanking you in advance for your help on this.
Truth Seeker

Elizabethton, TN

#4 Jul 31, 2011
Just found this old 2007 comment (see below) from a Knoxville topix forum about Ronnie Boone Cofer's murder, and his believe that those in politics have the capacity to falsely accuse people of murder when they are involved in the murder themselves. Read below and tell me if this is not what username "LOVEIT" was saying? Any comments on this?

Also, does anyone know who this username "LOVEIT" is? I would like to converse with him about what information he has that made him believe in 2007 that some people in Roane County politics would do such a thing as he noted in his 2007 post below. Read below what this man said. He doesn't appear to have a very high opinion of politicians in Roane County. I wonder if intended for LE to be included in his broad range title "politicians".

Roane County man found shot to death
Full story: WBIR Knoxville
The Roane County Sheriff's Department is working to track down a murderer. Ronnie Cofer was found shot in the head, early Monday morning.
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LoveIT
Oak Ridge, TN
Reply Report Abuse | Judge it!#7
Aug 7, 2007

I would be willing to bet that this man had long time ties with some of Roane Counties finest criminals for years (many of them involved in politics) and something went wrong. So now he is found in a ditch, murdered, and guess what no one will ever go to jail UNLESS some other idiot that goes along with Roane Counties drug scandal ticks someone high up off and they will place the blame on him and bam case solved. Does anyone happen to remember about 20 years ago when that teacher was found dead in a ditch after picking up a hitchiker down towards paint rock area? I bet its a conspiracy!!!
Truth Seeker

Elizabethton, TN

#5 Jul 31, 2011
just saying wrote:
Neither Wayne McClure nor Lonnie Wright have the balls to kill anyone. They may have done some snitching but I doubt that they could ever muster enough guts to kill anyone.
Does it take "guts" to kill someone.. or just little regard for human life and a motive? Just wondering. I know a lot of people with a lot of guts that would never kill anyone... or want to kill anyone. Guts has nothing to do with murder. In fact, cowards would be more likely to commit murder. Cowards have no other skills to deal with issues..., so they kill and attack.. either verbally or physically. I commonly refer to cowards as thugs regardless of their economic or social status. I have heard stories about a number of thugs in high places. We have had a few presidents that would fit this description.
One who knows

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jul 31, 2011
Which Lonnie Wright? Was his brother Ronnie? I believe this is the one you are talking about. If so, always been a no good person since he was a kid. Always in trouble and looking for it. Just my opinion, but he was always trying to be a wanna be bad a@@ even when he was young.
Harriman Boy

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 Aug 2, 2011
Lonnie Dale Wright did this horrible crime and got away with it as easy as OJ got away with murder, & that bitch from orlando fl. that killed her little girl. Oh Lonnie does not have to have balls to kill a man just a motive.(DRUGS) is what got Boone killed.Lonnie is a no good piece of shit,& will pay his dues come judgement day.
I know too

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Aug 2, 2011
Yes Lonnie did have a brother named Ronnie he got killed in a boating accident,such a shame Ronnie was a good person unlike Lonnie, & Lonnie has a nephew named Cody that is going to follow in his evil footsteps.
Knows the truth

Knoxville, TN

#9 Aug 3, 2011
First of all this is a crazy messed up situation. Boone was a cool cat but he is gone. He was murdered by his friends Lonnie and Wayne one pulled the trigger and took his life. Afterwards they probably traded the gun they killed boone wit to a drug dealer. Isn't that what crackheads do. And they bragged bout stealin his pills and the police know all this stuff. They would kill cause they on dope! DOPE is the Devil.
Good-Ole Boys

Elizabethton, TN

#10 Aug 4, 2011
Harriman Boy wrote:
Lonnie Dale Wright did this horrible crime and got away with it as easy as OJ got away with murder, & that bitch from orlando fl. that killed her little girl. Oh Lonnie does not have to have balls to kill a man just a motive.(DRUGS) is what got Boone killed.Lonnie is a no good piece of shit,& will pay his dues come judgement day.
Following is an excerpt from the August 7, 2007 Harriman City Council Meeting Minutes. This 2007 date is 2 days after Boone was killed. Look at who the present Board Members were on this date. The last one of this list (Lonnie Wright) also was on the Police Board and the terms expired for his appointments on these and two other Boards in June 2009, From what I can see on the Internet, he continues to serve on several Harriman Boards to this day. I don't think this could be the same Lonnie Wright that all of you are referring to with regard to who killed Boone, is it?. But I have this question, are the two related? Is this Harriman City Council Board member the father of the Lonnie Wright that allegedly bragged about killing Boone? If so, does anyone think that having a family member of the City Council, the Police Board, and others in Harriman when Boone was killed could be the reason why the police let Lonnie and Wayne go? And why the family and friends of Boone complained about the Roane County cops not investigating this murder. And perhaps also why a family friend posted that the the real killer was "above the law". This got an interesting response back then from the username "Omega". So why is Ralph O'Neal is being charged with the murder? Could this be "Cover-up" for a family member of someone on the Harriman Police Board? Do murder suspects "walk" that easy in Roane County? Is the white Good-Ole-Boy System in Roane County so effective that a white man can get by with murder, while the cops try to pin it on a black man who already has enough to deal with. Now, I don't think that black men are the only victims of a Good-Ole-Boy System in Roane County. I am sure anyone can fall victim to this.... even one of the Good-Ole-Boys if they don't stand by their other Good-Ole-Boys. Which is why this Good-Ole-Boy System is so rampant with corruption. Especially when a number of the Good-Ole-Boys wear the uniforms, carry the guns, runs the courts and serve on City Boards. What a MACHINE! It appears that the machine exist for the benefit of all the Good-Ole-Boys. And corruption is rampant among Good-Ole-Boys that have no accountability by state run officials. The city's and government agencies in Roane County and the power held there by the Good-Ole-Boys may be why many of Roane County residents appear to live in tyranny.

Now, these two different Lonne Wrights may or may not be related. But IF they are, and this one on the Harriman City Council Board and Police Board is the father of the Lonnie Wright that all you people are talking being the one that killed Boone and then bragged about it... why then was he not tried for this murder, and Ralph On'Neal is?

Below is the excerpt that I referenced above. All these minutes are public information on the internet. Google Harriman Board Appointees and you will find them along with the current and past Board Appointments. They even have a "Golf Board". Imagine that! Also based on the contents of the minutes, not a lot of real business appears to get down there FOR THE PEOPLE.

August 07, 2007
The Harriman City council met in regular session Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Harriman Municipal/Utility Building.

The Honorable Chris Mason, Mayor was present and presiding. Mayor called meeting to order. Roll call of Council was as follows:

PRESENT: Kenyon Mee
Ken Mynatt
Mark Powers
JD Sampson
Chase Tedder
Lonnie Wright
Minutes of Meetings

Elizabethton, TN

#11 Aug 4, 2011
Here is the link to the Board Appointees names and photos, which includes one of a man name Lonnie Wright. Is this man related to the Lonne Wright allegedly involved in Boone's murder?

https://sites.google.com/a/cityofharriman.net...

Also, below is the Link to the Harriman City Council meeting minutes. An interesting read for those who are interested in seeing who the Board Appointees are and their discussions in these meetings (or what they choose to record in the minutes) which isn't too much. A lot of "Ayes" and few "Nays".

http://www.cityofharriman.org/city_council_mi...
abd

AOL

#12 Aug 4, 2011
Truth Seeker wrote:
Does it take "guts" to kill someone.. or just little regard for human life and a motive? Just wondering. I know a lot of people with a lot of guts that would never kill anyone... or want to kill anyone. Guts has nothing to do with murder. In fact, cowards would be more likely to commit murder. Cowards have no other skills to deal with issues..., so they kill and attack.. either verbally or physically. I commonly refer to cowards as thugs regardless of their economic or social status. I have heard stories about a number of thugs in high places. We have had a few presidents that would fit this description.
Very good points.
I know too

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 Aug 4, 2011
Wrong Lonnie Wright,the Lonnie that killed Boone lives on Emory Heights with his mom & sister. His father Larry & brother Ronnie has passed away.He got away with murder cause he snitched on other people.You know what they say,if you want to get away with murder do it in Roane County.
Lonnie Dale Wright no relation to Lonnie Wright on the city board. As far as O'Neal goes they just needed someone to pin it on so there you go.
Wondering

Elizabethton, TN

#14 Aug 5, 2011
I know too wrote:
Wrong Lonnie Wright,the Lonnie that killed Boone lives on Emory Heights with his mom & sister. His father Larry & brother Ronnie has passed away.He got away with murder cause he snitched on other people.You know what they say,if you want to get away with murder do it in Roane County.
Lonnie Dale Wright no relation to Lonnie Wright on the city board. As far as O'Neal goes they just needed someone to pin it on so there you go.
Thanks for the info and correction. Wow, two Lonnie Wright's in the same county and their not related. Lonnie must be a common name there. My apologies to the Lonnie Wright at the City Council. He must hate sharing a name with an accused murderer.....by "accused" I am referring to the opinions of the locals and their recollections of the other Lonnie Wright bragging about the murder.
If anyone has any additional info, would love to hear it. Has anyone reported all this to the FBI or TBI. Surely, they would not want Roane County to charge O'Neal if Lonnie Write bragged about this murder and there is no credible evidence that O'Neal did this other than a baseless theory.

Does anyone know what evidence the RCSD claims to have? Did they ever report any evidence to the Roane County New? Just wondering...
I know too

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Aug 5, 2011
I know they found the shell brass from the gun that killed boone in Lonnie Wrights pocket.Well wonder how those got there?
Isnt that a b

Knoxville, TN

#16 Aug 5, 2011
Wat happened in trial today? Anybody go?
sweetness18

Charlotte, NC

#18 Aug 5, 2011
that is ucle lonnie wright u talking about in he dont have a heart to munder someone he waz done bad in his life but he would not kill anyone so there u go
KAYDAGODDESS1

Bennettsville, SC

#19 Aug 6, 2011
THIS IS KAYLA INMAN FORMER COUSIN TO LONNIE WRIGHT FUCK ALL OF YOU HATERS YEA LONNIE HAS MADE SOME BAD MISTAKES BUT HE HAS DID HIS TIME FOR HIS CRIME. HE IS NOT A KILLER AND ITS SAD YOU HAVE NO LIFE AT ALL THAT YOU GOTTA GO AROUND ACCUSING PEOPLE OF MURDER. THIS IS MY GOD DAMN FAMILY SO FUCK ALL OF YOU. I BET YOU WOULDNT HAVE THE BALLS TO PUT YOUR REAL NAMES ON HERE OR SAY IT TO ANY OF THERE FACES HE MAY NOT BE A KILLER BUT I NOW FIRST HAND HE CAN DISH OUT A GOOD ASS KICKING AND ALL OF YOU MOTHER F$$$$$$ CAN ROT IN HELL. AND KISS OUR ASS YOUR JUST MAD BECAUSE YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF PUSSYS AND HAVE TO GET ON TOPICS AND MAKE UP SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE THERE IS NO WAY THEY CAN GET OFF BY JUST SNITCHING ON PEOPLE BC IF THAT WAS THE CASE NOONE WOULD BE IN JAIL. YOU GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF LOW LIFE FU##S. YOU MAKE ME SICK. GET A JOB AND GROW UP. I WILL PRAY FOR YOU ALL BC LIKE U ALL SAID U WILL GET YOUR PUNISMENT ON JUDGMENT DAY. OH AND ABOUT CODY, THAT IS A DAMN GOOD BOY HE WORKS HARD AND DOES NOT GET IN TROUBLE HE HAS DID HIS FAIR SHARE OF BAD THINGS BUT WHO HAS NOT. YOU ALL ARE A REAL PIECE OF WORK TALKING SHIT ABOUT A KID LIKE I SAID THATS WHY YOU CAN NOT EVEN PUT YOUR REAL NAME ON HERE BC YOUR ALL A BUNCH OF P@@$$S. HA THANKS FOR THE LAUGH....
KAYDAGODDESS1

Bennettsville, SC

#20 Aug 6, 2011
AND BOONE I KNOW YOU ARE THE ONE WHO REALLY NOWS WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS YOU WERE SUCH A GOOD MAN WHO DID GOOD WITH YOUR LIFE R.I.P.
KAYDAGODDESS1

Bennettsville, SC

#21 Aug 6, 2011
Bne you were such a good man who did good deeds for others and i know you are in heaven with jesus looking down on us now. and we both know only you really know what happened that day and thats all that counts you will be truly missed may you rest in peace.

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