R.I.P. James Thurman
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A friend

Naperville, IL

#1 Aug 28, 2012
Brutally murdered by a punk coward that was interfering in his marriage. R.I.P. You are loved and will be missed.
Friend

Galion, OH

#2 Aug 28, 2012
It's a pretty sad thing.
on the real

Galion, OH

#3 Aug 28, 2012
gotta blame her for the marriage probs too...not sayin she was responsible for the outcome but it wasn't just the punks fault for the interferance of the marriage.
went to school with james many yrs ago...have had issues with him but nothing that wasn't squashed. he was a pretty average guy that didnt deserve this...sad day.
I know

Marion, OH

#4 Aug 28, 2012
well, it takes two to tango - so she does have some responsibility in this.

Since: May 11

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#5 Aug 29, 2012
James was an awesome dad. He loved those kids with all his heart. He did not live there with them like the news says. He lived in his own apartment in Portsmouth and he was visiting the kids for the weekend. He was brutally murdered only because Jeff is a scared little POS who knew he would get his A$$ handed to him by James. He had a loaded shotgun in a corner in the back room? OK sure- that is the two youngest kids bedrooms. Seems a little messed up on the news story to me or premeditated as a
MF-er. He had nothing to do with the marriage problems. That was Anna's decision to move Jeff in the same night James left. It's a miracle it didn't happen before this. James was all about just seeing the kids and moving on. He had no plans AT ALL to be back with Anna and I have never seen him as happy as the last few months he was alive. The only time I ever saw him saddened was when it came to not being with his children. RIP James. We will always remember the good times. We love you from your BFC
A friend

Naperville, IL

#6 Aug 29, 2012
He & I had been talking on Facebook for awhile and he was definitely "moving on". His only concern was his kids...not his ex. He was happy to be free from her but was shoving that guy in James's face. I STILL have the messages & they may be helpful in the investigation. She was pushing his buttons and all he wanted was to be with/see his kids. She had Jeff in JAME'S home & shoved it down his throat. BUT, she should've known better. James never took any shit from anyone. Especially that GUTLESS punk that was living in his home and took his life. He is loved and truly missed. R.I.P.
gary

Minford, OH

#8 Aug 30, 2012
i saw where the home has been burnt down? arson?
Info

Wilmington, OH

#9 Aug 30, 2012
gary wrote:
i saw where the home has been burnt down? arson?
Did you see the neighbor being interviewed on tv? He said some nearby residents heard explosions in the middle of the night, but they did not call 911 to report hearing explosions. Maybe afraid, maybe hoping it would be consumed by fire? Someone called to report it about eleven the next morning.
A friend

Naperville, IL

#10 Aug 30, 2012
Most DEFINITELY arson.
Sad

United States

#11 Aug 30, 2012
This whole situation breaks my heart for those kids. Not only did they lose their dad, but now their home, their clothes, their toys, and everything but the clothes on their back. What kind of sick Person would do this to them?
No brainer

Naperville, IL

#12 Aug 30, 2012
Sad wrote:
This whole situation breaks my heart for those kids. Not only did they lose their dad, but now their home, their clothes, their toys, and everything but the clothes on their back. What kind of sick Person would do this to them?
Their mother.
huh

Marion, OH

#13 Aug 30, 2012
The more important is the question, WHY??? Was there some evidence they didn't want discovered??
Sad

United States

#14 Aug 30, 2012
No brainer wrote:
<quoted text>Their mother.
Surely you aren't saying she set the fire, are you? I am confused.
Stella

United States

#15 Aug 30, 2012
I figure someone was mad at the mother over the murder so they set the fire to punish her. The paper and wsaz made it out like a love triangle, but it wasn't like that. I heard the dad had been there all weekend and they all three got along fine until the Jeff guy hurt the little boy. that's why the dad went after him. Who wouldn't I say.

Since: May 11

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#16 Aug 30, 2012
Stella wrote:
I figure someone was mad at the mother over the murder so they set the fire to punish her. The paper and wsaz made it out like a love triangle, but it wasn't like that. I heard the dad had been there all weekend and they all three got along fine until the Jeff guy hurt the little boy. that's why the dad went after him. Who wouldn't I say.
Thank you. It was not a love triangle at all. James and Anna have been separated since May.He only went out to visit the kids. These stories make it seem like they are some sort of weirdos.
Stella

Marion, OH

#17 Aug 30, 2012
cwallace wrote:
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Thank you. It was not a love triangle at all. James and Anna have been separated since May.He only went out to visit the kids. These stories make it seem like they are some sort of weirdos.
They do that to sell more papers. What a shame. Most will not know the whole story. Only the stupid one made up by them.
He was trying to take care of those kids. I'm glad that man is in jail. He is evil. Anyone who would hurt a child, AND kill the dad right in front of kids is evil.
Stella

Marion, OH

#18 Aug 30, 2012
The person whO commented on the daily times website story about the house fire was mean. Those kids lost everything now. HOw can they be happy about it! That makes me so mad. James was a good guy who loved his kids. He wouldn't want that.

Since: May 11

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#19 Aug 30, 2012
Info wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see the neighbor being interviewed on tv? He said some nearby residents heard explosions in the middle of the night, but they did not call 911 to report hearing explosions. Maybe afraid, maybe hoping it would be consumed by fire? Someone called to report it about eleven the next morning.
That man is doyle conley jr and he gave them the gun to begin with.

Since: May 11

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#20 Aug 30, 2012
Stella wrote:
The person whO commented on the daily times website story about the house fire was mean. Those kids lost everything now. HOw can they be happy about it! That makes me so mad. James was a good guy who loved his kids. He wouldn't want that.
I am doing my best to make sure that the punishment fits the crime. People blab too much and its going to bite them in the butt.I loved James and his kids and what they are going through is terrible. They are on complete shut down and they still don't know that everything they had in the world is gone. All burnt to the ground. All the stuff their daddy gave them and even their grandpa's ashes. I have had WSAZ put an update to the story cause theirs was false. He will have a current happy picture and out with this love triangle crap. It was them two and then James in the other end with his kids. No one there had a car or ride and got stuck out there together.He was going to call the ASC bus to get him Monday for Tuesdays route (cause they need one day advance) but it didn't make it that far. For all of you who knew or loved James, please protect his kids. Do not cause them anymore harm. They have truly suffered enough.
mighty strange to hear an explosion at 3:30 then roll over and forget about it til 11:00 Its a hollow- dead end. someone seen the car that came up there and did it.
gary

Minford, OH

#21 Aug 31, 2012
cwallace wrote:
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That man is doyle conley jr and he gave them the gun to begin with.
i know roy, that lives at the end of the road?

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