Man's body found in Roane Co., homici...

Man's body found in Roane Co., homicide investigation follows

There are 120 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Aug 6, 2007, titled Man's body found in Roane Co., homicide investigation follows. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

“It appeared that he was probably shot at the scene and the person has probably just sped away in a vehicle instantly”

The Roane County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide after a man's body was found with a gunshot wound. via WATE-TV Knoxville

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Report Em

United States

#42 Jul 12, 2012
ialsoknowhim wrote:
Look. No cop has given me anything. I know what i heard and what i saw. You think just because i was a prior inmate that my statement is false? Ok... fair enough. Believe what you want. O'neal was not in a cell by himself. He was in protected custody and was I. I'm telling you i lived with the monster for 3 months. He puts on a good front to the jailers but i know the real O' neal. He is a smooth talker and has a truly evil core. I heard him threaten to rape my girlfriend as well as others. Why would i lie? The cops have never given me a thing... i was in for a probation violation. I'm putting the truth out there for others safety. Please hear what i am saying.
I don't believe a word of what you said, and I have good reason not to. You don't fool me. Nice try, but I am not that stupid or impressed with jail house lies, corrupt cops or lying snitches that will tell lies in exchange for drug money , dismissed charges, or reduced sentences.

Is this the same tactic you and your corrupt friends have planned for that false murder charge? I hope the man upstairs trips you all up with those lies, and expose you for what you are. Wouldn't that be a a nice dose of justice? I can't wait!

“Law Doggy”

Since: Sep 11

New York, NY

#43 Jul 13, 2012
Report Em wrote:
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I don't believe a word of what you said, and I have good reason not to. You don't fool me. Nice try, but I am not that stupid or impressed with jail house lies, corrupt cops or lying snitches that will tell lies in exchange for drug money , dismissed charges, or reduced sentences.
Is this the same tactic you and your corrupt friends have planned for that false murder charge? I hope the man upstairs trips you all up with those lies, and expose you for what you are. Wouldn't that be a a nice dose of justice? I can't wait!
Did you forget your username and password for your account?
Report Em

Sarasota, FL

#44 Jul 14, 2012
i know oneal wrote:
i know mr.oneal and that is not the kinda person he is i dont care what the papers my say about him,this man would give you shirt off his back if you really wanted it,and i feel & know in my heart that he didnt kill this man, and i pray for the family that on day the TRUE killer(S) will be found,AND NO IM NOT A FAMILY MEMBER,BABYMAMA,NOR A GIRLFRIEND,just someone who has cross paths with this man,and knows that isnt him
Some People say a lot of things that are not true when they have an agenda to get rid of someone with either a bullet in the head or sending them off for a life in prison, such as Boone Cofer and Ralph O'Neal, respectively. Boone got the bullet and Ralph got life in prison on a trumped-up federal drug charge. Blame O'Neal for Boone's bullet and you kill two birds with one stone.

Throw a few other tactics in the mix and Boone's family stop complaining about the real killers being above the law and the corrupt begin working with lying snitches seeking freedom and drug money to make false statements about O'Neal on a murder he never committed. The real killers have been above the law with regard to Boone's murder ever since it took place, and many locals will tell you this.

So why is he still being held in jail there to go to trial for Boone's murder? I believe it is to sabotage him on the trumped-up federal drug conviction that got him life, and of which he could get a new sentence based on the new Fair Sentencing Act laws. This new law is for those who had drug convictions and sentences unrelated to a violent crime. The memo discussing this new law came down out of Congress to all U.S. Prosecutors in May 2009. O'Neal was indicted for Boone's murder the following month in June 2009 without even being questioned or notified in prison where he was awaiting sentencing on the federal drug charge.

The judicial juggling of these two charges for the purpose of "using" the false murder charge to sabotage his appeal on the federal drug charge is apparent. It's the most corrupt judicial game I have ever witnessed. And to top it all of, a topix.com troll participates in these lies with new lies about rape.

Corruption and lies straight up! At least that is how I see it. But they'll just tell you that I am crazy. Well maybe I am. But I am crazy more for speaking about what seems obvious than what my theories are. Because my theories on this have been validated in as much as O'Neal's did not kill Boone and many people know who did. Even Boones family and the family members of some of those that are behind this cover-up know that O'Neal didn't kill Boone, and some know who did.

Funny to see "what" and "who" has popped up on here recently. I wonder if there were ever any jail house lying snitches at the Brushy Mountain prison. Wouldn't be hard to learn about how lying snitches work with the corrupt if you were an employee there.

I wonder who it was that wrote those lies about rape. Could it be the same people behind other lies that have been told?

As for the poster who wrote about O'Neal not being capable of murder, I am sure they would also agree that he is not a rapist either.

I hear that everyone who speaks up for or tries to help him O'Neal fear being intimidated by those who don't want him to have any help.

When is that murder trial anyway? The indictment was brought down in June 2009. It's July 2012. That's over 3 years so far. Why so long with no trial? Having problems finding good liars? Need more time to intimidate or shut-up those who could testify about O'Neal's innocence? Need more time to shut up those who know who killed Boone? Just asking...
none

Nashville, TN

#45 Aug 7, 2012
they shoud never charge anyone no big deal its all drug orenited so there all in the wrong now innocent people are differnt but they where all just as guilty dead one too sometimes people just half to die. NO BIG DEAL WHO CARES I LOST 2 OFF MY BEST FRIENDS OVER THIS SHIT MIKE AND RALPH SO FUK THE DEAD MANS FAMILY IM GLAD HE SHOT THE FUK OUT OF HIM AND ONEAL SAID HE MADE THAT BICH BEG FOR HIS LIFE THEN SHOT HIM "HARDCORE" THEY WHERE ALL DRUG DEALERS ALL IN THE WRONG HE WOULD BE ALIVE IF HE WASNT DUH.
Correction Sir

United States

#46 Aug 20, 2012
none wrote:
they shoud never charge anyone no big deal its all drug orenited so there all in the wrong now innocent people are differnt but they where all just as guilty dead one too sometimes people just half to die. NO BIG DEAL WHO CARES I LOST 2 OFF MY BEST FRIENDS OVER THIS SHIT MIKE AND RALPH SO FUK THE DEAD MANS FAMILY IM GLAD HE SHOT THE FUK OUT OF HIM AND ONEAL SAID HE MADE THAT BICH BEG FOR HIS LIFE THEN SHOT HIM "HARDCORE" THEY WHERE ALL DRUG DEALERS ALL IN THE WRONG HE WOULD BE ALIVE IF HE WASNT DUH.
I'd like to correct you Sir, assuming you are a "Sir."

First, no murderer should ever get by with murder regardless of the person that was murdered. Murder is murder and Ronnie Boone Cofer's murderer should not go unpunished. And Faye's murderer should have gotten more than a 15 year plea deal. Execution style murders with a bullet in the head at close range is no laughing matter.

A 15 year plea deal for Daniel Hampton for doing this to his wife, Faye, is a joke! The real killers of Boone walking the streets all these years is no laughing matter either. It's a crime that has been allowed to go on for years.

What you said about O'Neal is a lie and you know it. Mike had nothing to do with killing Boone either.

Who are the real killers of Boone? Everybody knows the answer to that question, don't they?

By the way, that was a very poor job at faking grammatical and spelling mistakes to appear to be someone you are not.



Gina

United States

#47 Aug 23, 2012
Correction Sir wrote:
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I'd like to correct you Sir, assuming you are a "Sir."
First, no murderer should ever get by with murder regardless of the person that was murdered. Murder is murder and Ronnie Boone Cofer's murderer should not go unpunished. And Faye's murderer should have gotten more than a 15 year plea deal. Execution style murders with a bullet in the head at close range is no laughing matter.
A 15 year plea deal for Daniel Hampton for doing this to his wife, Faye, is a joke! The real killers of Boone walking the streets all these years is no laughing matter either. It's a crime that has been allowed to go on for years.
What you said about O'Neal is a lie and you know it. Mike had nothing to do with killing Boone either.
Who are the real killers of Boone? Everybody knows the answer to that question, don't they?
By the way, that was a very poor job at faking grammatical and spelling mistakes to appear to be someone you are not.
Not really sure if Oneal is the murderer because of all the talk going around about others..i think one of them is now finally in jail for something else..but it makes you scratch your head because he still hasn't went to trial has he? why not? Speedy trial? not in this case..
Chavez

Chicago, IL

#48 Sep 4, 2012
Gina wrote:
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Not really sure if Oneal is the murderer because of all the talk going around about others..i think one of them is now finally in jail for something else..but it makes you scratch your head because he still hasn't went to trial has he? why not? Speedy trial? not in this case..
Good questions. I've wondered the same things myself. I thought he was suppose to go to trial this year? Not sure on what the status is because nothing has been said.
i know who did it

United States

#50 Aug 21, 2013
ialsoknowhim wrote:
Look. No cop has given me anything. I know what i heard and what i saw. You think just because i was a prior inmate that my statement is false? Ok... fair enough. Believe what you want. O'neal was not in a cell by himself. He was in protected custody and was I. I'm telling you i lived with the monster for 3 months. He puts on a good front to the jailers but i know the real O' neal. He is a smooth talker and has a truly evil core. I heard him threaten to rape my girlfriend as well as others. Why would i lie? The cops have never given me a thing... i was in for a probation violation. I'm putting the truth out there for others safety. Please hear what i am saying.
Ok u was in pc wit him why cause u a baby raper or a woman beater u dont get put in pc cause of a vop either u got your ass beat and was scared to be in a open pod cause uraped a kid or u a snitch Like every one sayin and if any one on here knew there ass from a hole in the ground they would know that. And on top of that oneil is not guilty he did not kill boone but I know WHO did I know them all very well to tell u all the truth [ LONNIE WRIGHT ] KILLED BOONE and I know This for a fact I a was friends with lonnie and him bitch ass soon Chris wright. But when people have brought up boone gettin murdered Chris would snicker and say they done got his killer ralph and when they would walk away would start laughin and say if they only knew that my dad was the one that killed that bitch boone. Lonnie is Doing a 15 year sentence right now for drug trafficing but he needs to do life for killing that poor Man rest in peace boone ........
Zeppelin

Knoxville, TN

#51 Jul 7, 2014
holycorruption wrote:
why is it taking so long for charges to be filed?
MURDER CHARGE DROPPED

Key witness could not be found in Ronnie Dean ‘Boone’ Cofer

http://www.roanecounty.com/content/murder-cha...
Help

Knoxville, TN

#52 Jul 14, 2014
Miss Daisy H, I need help. I need serious assistance. Corruption involved, yes this is the person who argued with you for years on here. I'll proudly give you my name. I need help. Let me know what I can do.
Help

Kingston, TN

#53 Jul 14, 2014
Help wrote:
Miss Daisy H, I need help. I need serious assistance. Corruption involved, yes this is the person who argued with you for years on here. I'll proudly give you my name. I need help. Let me know what I can do.
This does not involve RC. It does involve a nearby agency. I've got the info, I just need support. I'll do what you need of me. I know you're skeptical, let me prove it by giving everything I've got. I am in serious need of help and I think you can help me. I know you read this. And I'm sorry for my many posts. This has nothing to do with RC but it goes to the top of another agency. Please. I'll do whatever you ask just as long as I don't have to be publicly known on here. I don't even want to know who you are...you can get all the info about me and the case.. I just need help. You know who I am. And, I'm sorry. I was wrong. Absolutely wrong. Now I need help for justice of corruption that extends greatly. If you decide to help, great, if not, I understand.
neissaoneal

Oak Ridge, TN

#54 Oct 14, 2014
holycorruption wrote:
Did they ever find out who killed this man?
yes they were two men who knew my father ralph thurston o'neal and pointed everything towards him and now hes facing twelve years in prison but not bcz of the murder bcz of drug charges

Since: Jan 15

East Hartford, CT

#55 Jan 30, 2015
just passin thru wrote:
Look at Lonnie Wright
You are so right that O'neill did not do this! I believe it was the RCSO that played this part! Boone did not let people threaten him about his side of making money on the side! He would run you off and was a very serious people about how he handled his side business. The RCSO wanted their hands on half of what he was making and Boone said Go to hell, this is my money!!!!! They are responscible not O'neill!!!! He is their scape goat and wanted to rid O'neill because of the crooked ass RCSO!!!!! Why else would Randy Scaroughbro be a mail man instead of detective that he was for years? Csuse there was too much corruptipn in the office for him to have to face when the TBI came in tp investigate and bring down. If you are a crook the sheriffs office is the best place for you until you don't do as they say, and it could cost you your life and families lives as well!!!!

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#56 Jan 31, 2015
Barbara Hall wrote:
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You are so right that O'neill did not do this! I believe it was the RCSO that played this part! Boone did not let people threaten him about his side of making money on the side! He would run you off and was a very serious people about how he handled his side business. The RCSO wanted their hands on half of what he was making and Boone said Go to hell, this is my money!!!!! They are responscible not O'neill!!!! He is their scape goat and wanted to rid O'neill because of the crooked ass RCSO!!!!! Why else would Randy Scaroughbro be a mail man instead of detective that he was for years? Csuse there was too much corruptipn in the office for him to have to face when the TBI came in tp investigate and bring down. If you are a crook the sheriffs office is the best place for you until you don't do as they say, and it could cost you your life and families lives as well!!!!
Randy Scarbrough became a mail man shortly after another well-known, yet little talked-about murder back in 1991 involving Geneva "Momma-G" Mason, Judge Ausitn, BOTH ROCO Airports, Tennessee State Senators, a couple of U.S. Senators, and an egregiously corrupt law enforcement agency that covered the entire murder up, trying to protect their mafia princess / cocaine supplier "Momma-G" Mason.

People have YET to understand that the web of corruption and deceit is much, much, much more complex, and much, much, much deeper than O'Neal, Boone, Faye, and Daniel. Begin to pull back the layers of the onion, use just a little logic and common sense backed by hard evidence, and you will find the truth at the bottom of a vast, deep, dark, sinister hole.

The ignorance and denial of what is truly going on in ROCO and the surrounding counties astounds even US. IT truly is pathetic, and sadly laughable.

Since: Jan 15

Bronx, NY

#57 Feb 11, 2015
I agree that this was pinned on Oniel and the police are falsily accusing him of this crime to cover their own asses!!!! I'm not afraid of them and never will be!!!!!! I've seen them committing crimes they put you in jail for!! I saw with my own eyes sell contraband items to the inmates for $20.00 there were 2 officers in volved and did it in front of me!!!!! Both of them put $20 a piece in their pockets and I told one that I knew personally that took the money that I never would have thought you were like the rest of these c.....suckers!!!!!!! I did call the TBI!!!!! They came in but what did they do? Don't know cause I left Tennessee! I did live right veside the Jail at that tiime and seen alot!!!! The cops are a freaking joke and worse than a criminal, the court house is a rackteering money house for the lil mafia Roane County and always will be ubtil they come in and replace everybody even the probateion officers!!!! For all the people that is corrupted need to get the hell out of Roane county and if not the people should run them out!!! All of them!!!!!!!!!!
THE_SYNDICATE

Cleveland, GA

#58 Feb 12, 2015
Barbara Hall wrote:
I agree that this was pinned on Oniel and the police are falsily accusing him of this crime to cover their own asses!!!! I'm not afraid of them and never will be!!!!!! I've seen them committing crimes they put you in jail for!! I saw with my own eyes sell contraband items to the inmates for $20.00 there were 2 officers in volved and did it in front of me!!!!! Both of them put $20 a piece in their pockets and I told one that I knew personally that took the money that I never would have thought you were like the rest of these c.....suckers!!!!!!! I did call the TBI!!!!! They came in but what did they do? Don't know cause I left Tennessee! I did live right veside the Jail at that tiime and seen alot!!!! The cops are a freaking joke and worse than a criminal, the court house is a rackteering money house for the lil mafia Roane County and always will be ubtil they come in and replace everybody even the probateion officers!!!! For all the people that is corrupted need to get the hell out of Roane county and if not the people should run them out!!! All of them!!!!!!!!!!
The ROCO Mafia is NOT little, NOT by a long shot!! It is multi-tier, multi-county, and multi-agency in scope and size. It is SO MUCH larger than the average citizen can comprehend and imagine. Even as Seasoned Veterans, the scope, as well as the complexity of the NARCO Trafficking Operations at BOTH Riley's Creek and the ROCO Municipal Airports, never ceases to amaze even US.

Since: Jan 15

United States

#60 Feb 12, 2015
THE_SYNDICATE wrote:
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The ROCO Mafia is NOT little, NOT by a long shot!! It is multi-tier, multi-county, and multi-agency in scope and size. It is SO MUCH larger than the average citizen can comprehend and imagine. Even as Seasoned Veterans, the scope, as well as the complexity of the NARCO Trafficking Operations at BOTH Riley's Creek and the ROCO Municipal Airports, never ceases to amaze even US.
I agree but they call themselfs the Roane County lil Mafia!!!! I know what they do, nearly killed my ex trying to get out, beat him bearly to death! I was afraid for my son and told him never admit to being related to his dad cause I believe he would have been murdered if tgey knew he was his son!!!!! I posted vail for my son and when the bails bonds man ask if he was related to Fred Cromwell I stood up in front of my son and told kirkland I did not know him and we were not related!!!! I got my son out of there and told him to never ever let anyone know who your father is for fear they may kill you! I wish I could burn everyone of those bastereds out of Roane County, but that eould be the easy way out for thos LOW LIFE SCUMB-BAGS. Put them in prison on an island out in the berring sea where there is no escape and your on your own!
articulate that

United States

#62 Feb 12, 2015
I have lived in morgan and roane county all my life. Ive never heard of this murder probably cause I was a college freshman in 2008 idk, but I really agree with some of you. Ive read court documents made available online, ive read emails made available online, as well as some post's here and im now under the impression a man behind bars is there unjustly. I even went to a youtube page and there I found that possibly the O'Neal man was a underground rapper? Correct? I never heard of him and yes I am a big rap fan always have been. But its so crazy to read all this stuff, the "key players" they cited were also names ive not heard but furthermore I feel this man is not responsible for the murder of the Boone guy. How do we as working class citizens put our trust into elected officials and let them run away with the power to commit murder and get away with it, or the power to slip thru their own cracks of their sesspool conspiracies? I am stunned by what ive read here. Ive read alot and im absolutely stunned. By what ive read the O'Neal guy has exalted his appeals? How now will he ever be proven innocent? Or can he? Its really unreal.
Sam Hill

Harriman, TN

#64 Feb 13, 2015
THE__SYNDICATE wrote:
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Be very careful, Barbara. WE are sure that as soon as "Sam Hill" reads your posts, YOU TOO, will also accused of being "Sam Spade", as well as being accused of being US....The_Syndicate.
Sam is obviously one of the ROCO Mafia's Paid "Dis-Information Agents." The one indicator that You, Sam Spade, Report 'Em, and US, and a host of others speak 100% CONCLUSIVE FACT, is the barrage of criticism and character assassinations that come from the paid-off ROCO Mafia "Dis-Information Agents" immediately after truth is posted about the extent of egregious corruption that runs amok in this county and Tennessee as a whole.
What Sam and his "Dis-Information Agents" don't know, is that there are individuals and agencies out there that know EXACTLY who ALL of the key players are, their defined roles, their associations, and where they are at ALL times day or night. Like US, there are other individuals that also have first-hand knowledge and eye-witness accounts of this Roane County cancer called the ROCO Mafia and ALL of it's nefarious activities.
Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!!
articulate that

United States

#65 Feb 13, 2015
What alot of it boils down to is who you know, who you are, what your last name is, who your parents are and so on. see ive acquired employment at some local governments and with my experience and education I was a pretty prime candidate for which I applied. But I noticed that instead of hiring a qualified individual they would hire someone without proper education for such positions and would call in a favor for friend or family member and disregard my credentials. Which is fine I really dont think I would like to be in the midst of such crap, people tied to other employees whether by blood or marriage. Its a family/friend game in most governments. And thats where is all begins. Then when one of them screw up the rest of the rats and leeches run to their fallen comrads rescue and then the ever more famous cover ups begin. Ive since found employment at a much better position and im thankful for that but its not fair to our counties and on a larger scale our country. Cause its prime logic that this same family/friend game is also among top priority in the larger government branches. Its something that im sure will never change . Everyone should be held accountable for their actions and mistakes as well as misfortunes. It dosent matter who you are- President of the US, or cheif of police. From the upper's in the army to the upper's in Washington. The status of your employment or the education you hold should never disqualify anyone from being held accountable. Being held accountable is one of the most important aspects to which government is supposed to operate, yet all to often some higher power individuals slip through that loop whole. And that is not acceptable in any instance.

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