Arrest made in business owner's death

Arrest made in business owner's death

There are 16 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 16, 2009, titled Arrest made in business owner's death. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

The Portage Police Department has made an arrest in the homicide of a business owner.

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United States

#1 Mar 16, 2009
Money is the root of all evil

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Mar 16, 2009
Actually the quote is "the love of money is the root of all evil".

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#3 Mar 16, 2009
I second or third that. But to give my life up for a little money sounds pretty stupid to me.
Just Wondering

Granbury, TX

#4 Mar 16, 2009
Wouldn't the saying make more sense as "the lack of money is at the root of all evil?"

Syracuse, NY

#5 Mar 16, 2009
This is why there needs to be nascar year round so these people have something else to do besides meth, their sister, and committing crimes.

United States

#6 Mar 16, 2009
if looks could kill! he looks so happy.

Cadillac, MI

#8 Mar 16, 2009
How much is this gonna cost us? Maybe he'll try to escape and it'll only cost about thirty five cents!
Please don't give me the innocent until proven guilty stuff, not with this one.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#9 Mar 16, 2009
Loosers don't need a reason to kill, and he looks like one.
DJ from Holland

Holland, MI

#10 Mar 16, 2009
rock wrote:
Money is the root of all evil
It's the "love of money" that's the root of all evil. They are not the same thing.
Sweaty Betty

Pullman, MI

#11 Mar 16, 2009
What concerns me, when you buy new windows, have your driveway paved, landscaping, snow plowing... these are potentially the kind of people who are contracted by these places to come to your house.

Since: Mar 09

Zeeland, MI

#12 Mar 16, 2009
John wrote:
This is why there needs to be nascar year round so these people have something else to do besides meth, their sister, and committing crimes.
I'm not sure how you connect NASCAR with this crime, these people, trust me, there are alot of rich well to do law abiding people that also follow the racing circuit, sounds like your trying to group everyone together. Get off the Cross...someone needs the wood !

Coldwater, MI

#13 Mar 16, 2009
The Atkinson family would like to thank the Portage Police Department, Michele Kozminski and Detective Wolfe, in particular for their excellent work in apprehending Bob's killer. The investigation has been professional and thorough. We would also like to thank the police for the generosity of their comments concerning Bob, his ethics and good character, the love he gave and was given. He was a good and well loved man who did not deserve this fate in any way. We pray justice will be served.

Edwardsville, AL

#14 Mar 16, 2009
Wheres my stimulus check!!!!!
Ted Nugent

Plainwell, MI

#15 Mar 17, 2009
"A detective said Atkinson was involved nothing negative that could have led to this"


Out of respect to the family and your readers, you really should proof read the article BEFORE posting it.
Sandy Atkinson

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Mar 17, 2009
Well done piece, however, Robert built his business on his own, his brother had no part of his business other than after his death he was in charge of finising the jobs that were left.

Thank you,
Sandy Atkinson
John 3

Mount Vernon, IA

#17 Aug 25, 2009
I used to work for this guy. I worked for him like three years ago. When I heard about this, I was saddened. I am glad they have finally caught someone. :-)

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