Family of man killed in Shannon Street incident looking to reopen case

Jan 16, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WMC TV

“You thought we'll resolve this they'll let him out”

Reported by Anna Marie Hartman Family of man killed in Shannon Street incident looking to reopen case Updated: The standoff on Shannon Avenue began January 11, 1983, when members of a Christian cult took a ... via WMC TV

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Jason B Holcomb

White House, TN

#1 Jan 21, 2008
Officer Hester was a great police officer and did not deserve to die the way he did. Why don't Mrs Sanders address what her husband did to him.
BSstopper

Brandon, MS

#3 Feb 20, 2008
Come on tell the total story - What did Linberg exactly do to the captured patrol officer Bobby Hester's. Tell the details how he begged his follow officers to come in and get him. Tell about the 30 hours they beat and cut him. Tell about Hesterís screams for help. Linberg and fellow murders kept torching the officer. Tell the entire story. How Hester was found dead in the house, with lacerations over his right eye, left forehead, left eye, above his right ear, the center back of his head, the bottom back of his head and his lower lip. He had a broken nose, blue discolorations around his neck, an abrasion on his left collar bone and loose skin covering his skull. Tell what was not published to the public about what Linberg and good outstanding citizens did to the officer. There were abrasions and discolorations on both wrists from being handcuffed with his hands behind his back. Tell how they BEAT him to death! Tell how the police tried to get them to give up and walk out of the house. I think you need to report the whole story. You owe it to the public to report everything. Do your JOB! Tell about the pain Hester endured at the hands of these poor mistreated criminals.
yeah right

Oakland, KY

#4 Feb 26, 2008
I never knew mr hester but I worked with his wife many years ago at fed ex, sweet lady, that devil met a whored of demons. the police let the natural order of process play out. They ALL got what they deserved
Memphis tn

Memphis, TN

#5 Mar 8, 2008
I was only 13 yrs. old when this accurred. I remember hearing this on the news before I went to school one morning. I was terrified to walk out of the house. At night I could not sleep wondering if Linberg was going to come after me. I think that Mrs. Sanders should leave well enough alone. If he was such a good man then why did he hurt that police officer? Evil people also leave behind people that love them. This is not a racial comment I am an African American woman. This is one murder that really hurt our community. Mr. Sanders was a animal....
yolanda

Memphis, TN

#6 Mar 9, 2008
All I have to say is what if the shoe was on the other foot would have stood there and watched the police blow your sons body to bits and say well it'll be o.k. I guess I'll just let them arrest me now. Don't think so because I vowed the day my child was born no one and I mean no one would or shall not hurt my beloved child in my eyesight and that's keeping it real from a mother of 21yrs.
mjr

Collierville, TN

#7 Mar 11, 2008
Sunday
All I have to say is what if the shoe was on the other foot would have stood there and watched the police blow your sons body to bits and say well it'll be o.k. I guess I'll just let them arrest me now. Don't think so because I vowed the day my child was born no one and I mean no one would or shall not hurt my beloved child in my eyesight and that's keeping it real from a mother of 21yrs.
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With what's going on in the black communities now, if your child has a sibling,you won't have to worry about an officer shooting. All in that house deserved to die and even the most gullible people would know that.
north memphi tennessee

North Little Rock, AR

#8 Mar 24, 2008
I just wanted to commint on the shannon street massacre. I was a very young child at that time, and I used to go to Shannon school for cheerleading camp every saturday. I can recall my Grandparents talking about the tragedy for the pfficer and the victims. I think eveerything was not handled properly( my opinion from my elders recounts). I have recently started reading and remembering that night and news report, anyway the reason I am comminting, those sould are still not at peace - I have a close friend who used to stay in the home next door and someone previously moved in the home on shannon street and my close friend told me of how the women who moved in the home was in her bed at night and blood started pouring down the walls. Like I stated earlier those souls are not at peace. I don't know if it is because people are trying to get the case reopened or what. It happened it is 25 yrs later and there are other problems the city is trying to face. All the officers who has some part in the tragedy that happened is either died or are so old they don't remeber.
mary woodson

United States

#9 Sep 2, 2008
my comments, i remember the crime, i new of the guy and some of the people who were in the house who die alone with the guy, i used to live on box wood,my brother use to go there and visit the man and talk about the bible. and the man curse him out and asked him to leave his house.mrs sanders if she feel like telling the story. let her do. becaus if she feel like she want to leave her alone.thank you
poochie mac

Germantown, TN

#10 Feb 7, 2011
linbergh was very low down
tell the truth

Fort Pierce, FL

#11 Jan 19, 2012
Its still unreal to me how anyone can take Sander's side in this incident. He was a criminal that tortured and killed a police officer! Mrs. Sanders made the comment.."they wouldn't let us talk with my husband or son"...well, guess what? Your husband and son would not let us talk with Bobby!! Yes, I'm related to Bobby. Some say that some of the men in the house did not kill Bobby..well, they didn't help him get out either did they..so they were all a part of it. Why can't the Sanders family and others leave this alone? Why do they keep putting pictures of Bobby's body on the internet? We have to go online every few months to see what else they are are posting and try to get it removed. I can not imagine what Bobby when through..alone, no one coming to help him and those horrible men beating and torturing him. He did not deserve what Sanders and the rest did to him.
Pipa

Madison, MS

#12 Jun 12, 2012
north memphi tennessee wrote:
I just wanted to commint on the shannon street massacre. I was a very young child at that time, and I used to go to Shannon school for cheerleading camp every saturday. I can recall my Grandparents talking about the tragedy for the pfficer and the victims. I think eveerything was not handled properly( my opinion from my elders recounts). I have recently started reading and remembering that night and news report, anyway the reason I am comminting, those sould are still not at peace - I have a close friend who used to stay in the home next door and someone previously moved in the home on shannon street and my close friend told me of how the women who moved in the home was in her bed at night and blood started pouring down the walls. Like I stated earlier those souls are not at peace. I don't know if it is because people are trying to get the case reopened or what. It happened it is 25 yrs later and there are other problems the city is trying to face. All the officers who has some part in the tragedy that happened is either died or are so old they don't remeber.
That's a crock of crap! Blood coming down the walls?? Yeah right! And Im pretty sure the officers that were involved have not forgotten what those trashy horrible criminals did to that police officer. Don't say stupid stuff on here, say something that is believable and makes sense like, they had no choice but to go in and shoot all involved because the idiots wouldn't come out of the house and they butally murdered a police officer! SMH...
Darrell

United States

#14 Jul 11, 2013
My name is Darrell big cat little brothers.Micheal.. was a nice brother to me my best of best brother .The security that came to
my house saw pictures on the wall and picked the wrong person he lied.
Darrell

United States

#15 Jul 12, 2013
Darrell wrote:
My name is Darrell big cat little brothers.Micheal.. was a nice brother to me my best of best brother .The security that came to
my house saw pictures on the wall and picked the wrong person he lied.
. I feel sorry 4 all the family involved,This is a tragedy4 all the familys, I will not point the blame .... But the man that came to 630 north seventh which was the sururity guard!! SAID I tought Micheal Coleman at school!!!! He look at pictures on the wall and picked the the wrong picture? I said that's not m Micheal: Micheal was not ate the house my mom called Micheal on the phone surcurity guard was going by what someone said not what he saw he started this problem I heard every word he said he lied becausehe went for bad .
Darrell

United States

#16 Jul 12, 2013
It took me a long time to say what I just said a long time .When your that young u here a lot of stories but if I remember one thing I open the door for the surcurity guard at 630 north sent str. 38107 ...5256170 he said is Micheal here no Micheal not here any one at home yeah my mom ....momma surcurity at the door let him in he's not here he's over a friend house u have the number yes .
Darrell

United States

#17 Jul 12, 2013
Its like every thing is commingback like yesterday I have open my eyes and I rememberwhat that surcurityguard said and it makes me mad because it won't leave my mind I was 16 and I remember Big ED. And Winky two police officer they normally b called to hurt village they got me walking and they said I snatch a purse they let me go because I looked like someone else . I won'tthat surcurity guard who lied two me and my mother forgive me I need answers could u would u understand because I don't
Darrell

United States

#18 Jul 21, 2013
I will try to get someone to reopen this case because I need closure to u that don't understand this isn't for u this is for those that familys that was involved this not for pleasure, it's for fact: I need to know if my brother snatch this purse because if he didn't his name would be clear rest in peace,and for to see he is innocent of the the surcurity said he lied we will find that truth.
Darrell

United States

#19 Aug 12, 2013
Micheal Coleman did not snatch that purse someone else did make no mid stake we need to solve this problem, its sad we can't come together for understanding Micheal Coleman did not do that crime pursesnatching and its wrong people to hide the truth it's time to reveal reality for the need closure Micheal Coleman name need to be clear of all charges. I wan.t stop untilhs name is clear. Our love one must rest in peace
Darrell

Lawrenceville, GA

#20 Aug 28, 2013
I understand how every one feel, but this is not our fault I love all not some but if we really want to solve this we need to start from the beginning which is the surcurity gaurd not the police officer I just want my brother name clear from this rest in peace I love u Micheal Coleman the truth will b revealed love big brother
donna

Covington, GA

#21 Jun 6, 2014
BSstopper wrote:
Come on tell the total story - What did Linberg exactly do to the captured patrol officer Bobby Hester's. Tell the details how he begged his follow officers to come in and get him. Tell about the 30 hours they beat and cut him. Tell about Hesterís screams for help. Linberg and fellow murders kept torching the officer. Tell the entire story. How Hester was found dead in the house, with lacerations over his right eye, left forehead, left eye, above his right ear, the center back of his head, the bottom back of his head and his lower lip. He had a broken nose, blue discolorations around his neck, an abrasion on his left collar bone and loose skin covering his skull. Tell what was not published to the public about what Linberg and good outstanding citizens did to the officer. There were abrasions and discolorations on both wrists from being handcuffed with his hands behind his back. Tell how they BEAT him to death! Tell how the police tried to get them to give up and walk out of the house. I think you need to report the whole story. You owe it to the public to report everything. Do your JOB! Tell about the pain Hester endured at the hands of these poor mistreated criminals.
Were you there inside the house?? All I know is my cousin would come by our house with his bible, which he recently started carrying around with a canister of kool Aid and told my grandmother. He don't drink water anymore. Her respond was Wh he said, it's in the Bible! She ask to see the bible. He left to get the bible and 3 days later he was found on the very backroom under the bed with 2 fingers shot off and several bullet holes in his head....Now you tell the true...why did they shot him up after coming through the house and find him hiding....
Dick Bukkake

Germantown, TN

#22 Monday Aug 4
Some abysmal spelling/grammar going on ITT.

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