Inmate charged in killing

Inmate charged in killing

There are 63 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 2, 2007, titled Inmate charged in killing. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A man who authorities previously said had witnessed the shooting death of Michael Steele Kapler on April 11 was arrested on a charge of premeditated murder in the case Monday, officials said late Tuesday.

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far away

Henderson, AR

#1 May 2, 2007
okay...he was an inmate, yet he killed his "companion" in a vehicle south of Kissimmee. did he escape or did he bail out?

Orlando, FL

#2 May 3, 2007
far away wrote:
okay...he was an inmate, yet he killed his "companion" in a vehicle south of Kissimmee. did he escape or did he bail out?
Neither, he was arrested after the murder but on a vop charge.Maybe the cops suspected him but didnt have enough evidence,so they picked him up for violating probation in order to keep tabs on him. I dont know.The storyline does sound confusing though, and what do they mean by companion? Lover, friend,caregiver?
The Clue

Oviedo, FL

#3 May 4, 2007
He was a companion of the guy murdered moments before police found him with a gun. They arrested him on VOP to hold him till collecting enough on him to get Murder 1.
past aquaintance

Deland, FL

#4 May 14, 2007
So has Harold officially been charged with the murder? I've read about 5 stories on this case and nothing jives. No idea what companion meant...he's married with two children. Maybe the victim who was from GA was visiting Harold or something??

Titusville, FL

#5 May 21, 2007
past aquaintance wrote:
So has Harold officially been charged with the murder? I've read about 5 stories on this case and nothing jives. No idea what companion meant...he's married with two children. Maybe the victim who was from GA was visiting Harold or something??
by saying "companion" they mean that harold was the last person that he was with. harold was not the type of friend that mike would be visiting. he was an aquaintance and thats it
doris kimble

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#6 May 26, 2007
Harold Kimble is my cousin. I'm confused because the media makes it sound like he is a homosexual or something. What they need to do is find out what really happened and get Harold's point of view because if they don't that means the police are raciall profiling.

Orlando, FL

#7 May 31, 2007
Harold is a good friend of mine for close to ten years and I don't believe he would do such thing. The policies has no idea of what happen to that person and search the area for prior convicted felon just to pick some one close to the area and pin the murder on them. Who stated that he was the last person around the victim? Maybe the person that is pointing fingers at Harold is the one at its at fault and is try to wash their hands by blamming someone else. What evidence they have that Harold was with the victim and how come if they have evidence he has not been charge yet and that is a fact.
The Watcher

United States

#8 Jun 4, 2007
First and foremost my deepest condolence goes out to the family and friends of Mr. Kapler. If you have had the opportunity to meet Harold Kimble or know Harold Kimble on a personal level like I have, than you know that it is not in his nature to perform a crime of this magnitude. The media is trying to paint a picture of Harold being a harden criminal. He has never served any time in jail in the past and was on probation for a minor offense. He is a hard working man, who is a loving husband to his wife and a loving father to his two children. Is he the next African American male to be railroaded in the state of Florida for a crime he did not comment just because a white male was murdered?

Dallas, TX

#9 Jun 9, 2007
I wish that they would give out all the facts on this case. They said that Kimble had a gun in his possesion when they picked him up. They never say if it was the gun that killed Mike Kapler. I know that Bradley Swanson was also arrested in this case but they never give any details on his charges and even if he is still in jail.
concerned reading pa

Washington, DC

#10 Jun 13, 2007
this is the most screwed up case i've ever read about. the police does not know who killed the mike kapler. all they know is that someone has to take the blame for it, a white man was killed god help the black man they blame for the way harold kimble took a lie dector test and passed,the reporter did not report that.did the other suspect take the test.the reporter needs to be fired for doing a poor jop on the story,he must have desparate for a storyand needs to proof read what he writes next time.

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jun 13, 2007
The story starts as a murder mystery of Michael Kalper age 53, they arrest a “companion” Harold Kimble age 30 on a probation violation, gun possession, which was not the murder weapon. Why did they use the word companion? To make a connection? Bradley Swanson age 32 was arrested 2 weeks later and charged with sale of a large amount of marijuana, to who you ask? Michael Kapler. The drugs were found in the trunk of Kapler’s car. Detectives said the murder was a drug deal gone bad. Swanson bonded out the next day.
Then the charge of murder one was added to Harold Kimble. Sounds strange to me…
What makes a good suspect? Ethnicity (color), priors (criminal history), money (lack of),
p.s. he passed a lie detector test

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#12 Jun 15, 2007
maybe they should have given Brad a lie detector test...he was linked to Mike, right? Hopefully they didnt rule him out just yet. I believe Bradley Swanson has more to do with this murder than the police and the media are putting out.

Lexington, KY

#13 Jun 16, 2007
Everyone is talking about Mr.Kimble's family and yes it's tragic, butI'd like to also ask everyone to remember Mike Kapler's family. I knew Mike, I loved Mike. He was a great guy and he loved his family very much. I spoke to him two days before he was killed, he made me laugh as always. I hope this case will one day be solved for his wife and three daughter's sakes.
Concerned Saint

New York, NY

#14 Jun 18, 2007
My prayers are for Kaheem and his family. His mom and dad are God fearing people who love the Lord. I pray God gives them strength to endure this trial. God knows what happened that night and he will not allow the wrong person to be convicted. To the Kapler family sorry for your lost.
Mike was a friend

Hilo, HI

#15 Jul 2, 2007
Mike could always bring a smile to my face. He had a quick wit and a big heart . He will be missed.
I put my faith in the Powers beyond the system .
As Mike would say What goes around comes around.
God can turn it around

Port Orange, FL

#16 Jul 16, 2007
GOD WILL MOVE IN THIS ISSUE..let's keep in prayer for both families.Amen

Northfield, OH

#17 Jul 25, 2007
Jack the Ripper

Hollywood, FL

#18 Jul 25, 2007
Good Friend

Wallkill, NY

#19 Jul 25, 2007
I have known Kaheem for over 17 years now and his family. He and his family walk in the name of the Lord...Kaheem could have never done anything like this. He had many haters among him in his life in Florida. Does the lie detector test he took play any role in his life at this time? It is quite disgusting that a state can hold a man and charge such a hardworking, loving, caring, respectful, God Fearing man of these things without true proof. I pray for the him daily as well as his family - to Mr. Kaplers family I am sorry for your loss, but you really need to make the County look further into this - The man that I know and love so dearly as a friend could NEVER commit such a crime...God Bless.
Get a Clue Good Friend

Oviedo, FL

#20 Jul 31, 2007
For one the man being held in jail has never went by the name Kaheem. Justice will prevail and if Casper wasn't guilty of first degree then he will be found innocent. I am sorry for your losses to both the Kapler family and to the Kimble family. You should pray for both of the families daily. As for the county looking farther into it, they are.

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