Fatal accident @ Demory Rd. & Loop Rd.

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Family Guy

United States

#1 Jul 27, 2008
Does anyone have any info? All the news media are covering the church shooting in Knoxville.
Roxy

Paducah, KY

#2 Jul 28, 2008
That had a small clip on the news but they announce in church that it was Darren Hatmaker. Very tragic and sad. I have no idea what happened but by the looks of it, looks like speed was a factor.
carly

United States

#3 Jul 28, 2008
Roxy wrote:
That had a small clip on the news but they announce in church that it was Darren Hatmaker. Very tragic and sad. I have no idea what happened but by the looks of it, looks like speed was a factor.
yeah i think that was him heard from a family freind it was him. very sad he was such a real good guy.

Like the old country song says only the good die young ...

R.I.P.#27
Murdock

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Jul 28, 2008
The Media is trying to turn it into a Hate Gay fest if you look at the Headlines they always seem to involve something to do with this guy not liking gays.

I think though it has something to do with his Ex-Wife use to go to that Church according to some local media.
Concerned

United States

#5 Jul 28, 2008
Murdock that goes to show how wrong the media can be at times. Sad the rumors that go around when things like this happen.
Thus far it appears this is nothing more than an accident and for those who are trying to search for info/stay updated on this story, his name is spelled Darrin not Darren. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Concerned

United States

#6 Jul 28, 2008
ROFL I was judged as being mean for trying to be helpful?? Unbelievable.
Concerned

United States

#7 Jul 28, 2008
News Update from Sentinel

Burned body believed to be wreck victim

LAFOLLETTE - A burned body discovered in a vehicle that was inside a burning building appears to be the result of a traffic accident, authorities said today.

The body was burned beyond recognition, and is believed to be that of a male, LaFollette Police Chief Ben Baird said late this afternoon. He said no foul play is believed to be involved.

A tentative identification has been made but will not be confirmed until an autopsy at the University of Tennessee Medical Center is completed, he said.

Police received a call at 3:45 a.m. Sunday about a fire at 619 S. Tennessee Ave. The LaFollette police and fire departments arrived on the scene within minutes and found the building engulfed in flames. The vehicle, with the body inside, was discovered by firefighters as they fought the blaze.

"It appears the vehicle ran off the roadway into the abandoned building, caught fire, and set the building on fire," Baird said. "The driver was unable to escape."

More details as they develop online and in Tuesday's News Sentinel.

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#8 Jul 28, 2008
Murdock wrote:
The Media is trying to turn it into a Hate Gay fest if you look at the Headlines they always seem to involve something to do with this guy not liking gays.
I think though it has something to do with his Ex-Wife use to go to that Church according to some local media.
Well, Murdock... if you believe what the police are releasing, then it's pretty clear that the guy hated both gays and liberals. His signed letter specifically said so.

Here's an excerpt from one article, including a quote from the Knoxville police chief:

[quote]Adkisson, 58, of Powell wrote a four-page letter in which he stated his "hatred of the liberal movement," Owen said. "Liberals in general, as well as gays."[/quote]
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jul/28/chur...
Concerned

United States

#9 Jul 28, 2008
Thanks Rank Stranger for that info. I realize now that Murdock was not talking about the Church Fire in CC but about the Church Shooting. I had forgotten that the OP had made reference to it as well as the main topic. Oops.
Murdock

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Jul 29, 2008
Rank Stranger wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Murdock... if you believe what the police are releasing, then it's pretty clear that the guy hated both gays and liberals. His signed letter specifically said so.
Here's an excerpt from one article, including a quote from the Knoxville police chief:
[quote]Adkisson, 58, of Powell wrote a four-page letter in which he stated his "hatred of the liberal movement," Owen said. "Liberals in general, as well as gays."[/quote]
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jul/28/chur...
Rank it depends on which time the police were asked it seems in the beginning it was I hate gays and not it included liberals.

If he hated gays so much than why attack this church why not go to a gay bar in knoxville. His ex wife went there and he went there years ago I'm sure that has something to do with it.

The ideal of a Hate crime is stupid anyway. He didn't shoot anyone who was gay he was just mad and this place held a lot of grief with him from his ex wife and his beliefs.
Family Guy

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jul 29, 2008
Murdock can you and Rank Stranger take your posts to another thread! This thread has nothing to do about the shooting in knoxville.
Concerned

United States

#13 Jul 29, 2008
Alice Dotson Marcum

United States

#14 Aug 4, 2008
I'm so sorry to hear bout his passing. My heart goes out to his family and friends! He was a great guy, I was a classmate with him ,hadn't seen him in long time I'm sure he was a great man,husband,father and friend U will be missed Rest in peace

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