LCPD: Realtor's death not murder

LCPD: Realtor's death not murder

There are 32 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Apr 7, 2011, titled LCPD: Realtor's death not murder. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The death of a Las Cruces Realtor on Monday is not being investigated as a murder, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

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Hope and a Prayer

Albuquerque, NM

#40 Apr 9, 2011
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over half the article is false, actually. you would know that if you knew the real story
You can't fault me for going off of what I've read. If you know more and think that it's relevant, maybe you should state it. I personally think that it's a private situation that should be dealt with amongst the family. However, people do post on here...and like I said before, for confrontation. And I think that is very sad. If you read what I posted above, I think you might understand I'm not against the family and what happened. I was just commenting on the article.
Hope and a Prayer

Albuquerque, NM

#41 Apr 9, 2011
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also she's the one who lied and started all this crap in the first place just to get a story, so why not blame her?
Ok, if that is the case, I don't understand why the question was brought up about who the reporter was. That was my point! If it was her, you made it sound like she should be sued but it also sounded like if it were another reporter then never mind. We are talking in circles here. Please don't be so defensive... I was just commenting on the article and the post. I feel very bad for the family as my family has lived through such a situation. I'm really not trying to be rude or disrespectful.
What the

Birmingham, MI

#42 Apr 9, 2011
Looks wrote:
like the moderator Nazi is alive and well. What ever happened to "free speech.?"
Free speech...what a crock! What is the public good that is served by reporting intimate details of a private family tragedy? The Sun News has really blown it badly by the way that they reported this story and the story of the sexual abuse of the two little girls recently. There are far too many details offered. this is nothing by voyerism at it's worst. My guess is that the City of Las Cruces and it's residents could have lived perfectly fulfilled lives without either of these stories.
The Voice

Las Cruces, NM

#43 Apr 9, 2011
What do you guy's expect from the Sun News, I hate how they print people's tragedies for their own gain. It's worse than the national inquirer.

Apache Junction, AZ

#44 Apr 9, 2011
Maybe that's the point of it all - our lives aren't as fulfilled as we think..... There are people that live in torment everyday and no one around them knows it. I remember seeing Mr. Bullock and he always had a smile on his face, was always cheerful. Everyone around him thought he was living a fulfilled life, they were as wrong as wrong could be. I feel badly for his family and friends that are dealing with this, they didn't ask for this. Suicide is very hard to get past and takes time. I pray his family and friends can find peace.
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Free speech...what a crock! What is the public good that is served by reporting intimate details of a private family tragedy?........ My guess is that the City of Las Cruces and it's residents could have lived perfectly fulfilled lives without either of these stories.

Las Cruces, NM

#46 Apr 9, 2011
Many suicides go unreported. But Billy was a past president of LCAR, making him a public figure. Plus, concerne was raised that this public figure was murdered, when he wasn't. That equals news folks. Just because it's hard news to take and it's sad news and tragic news does not make it any less news. If this had not been released, you know how many rumors would be floating around?
doesnt make sense

Muskegon, MI

#49 Apr 10, 2011
An autopsy was conducted Tuesday in Albuquerque, but the results are not yet available. The Office of the Medical Investigator determined that the two chest wounds would not have been fatal on their own, Trujillo said.
How can they say The Office of the Ivestigator determined the two chest wounds would not have been fatal, and say before that the results are not yet available?

Since: Jan 09

Red Bank, NJ

#51 Apr 11, 2011
Lost Causes Police Dept=Sheriff Andy and Barney. Well almost that efficient.

Albuquerque, NM

#58 Apr 11, 2011
If the man was worried about how his family was going to deal with his actions he wouldn't of done it. And to blame the police or SunNews for how the family feels in the aftermath of this selfish act is ridiculous.
Rod Tremblay

San Antonio, TX

#60 Apr 11, 2011
Eileen Norman wrote:
This article is really in poor taste. If "LCPD and the Sun-News have a policy of not typically making public information about suicides", it appears by the details listed in this article that they broke the policy. Have a little compassion for the family and respect for the deceased. All anyone needed to know was that in this case, murder was ruled out. Period. Not a word more needed to be mentioned. Very disappointed by the details mentioned by the LCPD spokesperson and the need to print any of it by the Sun News. This isn't news, this is an intrusion on a grieving family.
Deepest condolences and prayers to the family.
How very touching.

I bet you never check the dates on supermarket items either because you assume the stockers rotate the oldest items to the front? You're seemingly that guileless
However, in the real world - where a majority of us operate - we know the duties of a NEWSpaper are to report all the news in a truthful and objective way and let the chips fall.

Since the rumors about the suicide - yes, the taking of one's own life - were consuming many in the real estate and housing community, as well as falsehoods about drug traffic, mystery lovers, enraged debtors and swindling on a major's actually good the Sun-News reported the facts.

It was the victim's choice to take his own life and make it count this time. Everyone else has to clean up what is left behind.

Sorry, but there's no clean and neat way to do the sanitizing of this incident. And since the victim spent most of his last three decades trying to be well known and involved in the community because of his occupation, when he died, it was the public's business.

You cannot have it both ways. His family benefited from all his efforts in life. They have to accept how he ended do everyone else whom he involved.

The Las Cruces Police Department and the Sun-News were doing their job.

If you don't wish to know details about what law enforcement says, don't read the newspaper. It's that simple.

Denver, CO

#63 Jan 23, 2013
I have only picture of Billy and I... long time friend...had come to a baby shower for my son... He was my teacher...mentor... Friend... Brother in Christ... Father figure and best friend to my dad. Billy I miss you my friend... You always had the perfect words... To guide me on the path that led me to where i am today. I thank you.. Miss you... I will remember everything you taught me... To pass on to my kids...or anyone willing to listen. This is how you are my heart.

Bedford, MA

#64 Jan 27, 2013
In one way or another, we are all committing suicide slowly. Give the poor guy a break. He's gone. Let him fade away.

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