Hopewell man was stabbed to death

Hopewell man was stabbed to death

There are 21 comments on the The Progress-Index story from Dec 31, 2007, titled Hopewell man was stabbed to death. In it, The Progress-Index reports that:

A city man was stabbed to death, the Hopewell Bureau of Police has reported. Patrick O'Neil, 39, was found dead behind his home in the 300 block of Bull Run Drive on Dec. via The Progress-Index

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SueAnna Doggett

Urbana, IL

#1 Jan 5, 2008
It would have been really nice if your trusty local police would have let his family know about his death in December when it happened instead of us just finding out January 5 when I called his cell phone to have a chat. We live in Illinois & I know the police have his cell phone, which has my phone number in it. Because of this we weren't even here for the funeral.
sincerely,

Patrick's sister
just candid

Nashville, TN

#2 Feb 5, 2008
Could you expect anything less from a state whose flag depicts a woman putting her foot on the body of a dead man? The police there seem like they are the same as the police in tennessee, they do not care about men
Brian

Roberts, ID

#3 Feb 27, 2008
Oh give me a break. Do you really expect the police to pick up a dead guy's cell phone and call everyone on it to announce he is dead?
If his family or friends planned and had a funeral without you, then maybe you weren't such close family or THEY would have called you.
Don't get pissed at the police - they notify next of kin and if those "kin" choose not to call you, then it's THEM you should be mad at.

Since: Feb 08

Chesterfield, VA

#4 Feb 28, 2008
Brian wrote:
Oh give me a break. Do you really expect the police to pick up a dead guy's cell phone and call everyone on it to announce he is dead?
If his family or friends planned and had a funeral without you, then maybe you weren't such close family or THEY would have called you.
Don't get pissed at the police - they notify next of kin and if those "kin" choose not to call you, then it's THEM you should be mad at.
My thoughts exactly.
SueAnna Doggett

Savoy, IL

#5 May 2, 2008
Well as a matter of fact, The police do have his cell phone so yes I do expect to receive a call. My number was in his phone & we stayed in contact as much as possible since he was in Virgina & I'm in Illinois. The funeral was planned without any of his family on his mom & dad's side of the family, not just me. I was just the closest on his dad's side of the family that he stayed in contact with. Believe me the police weren't the only ones I was mad at. His wife told the police he had no other family. I had also called to chat with him 2 days before he was murdered & got the cab service he owned. He was never given the message that I called. When he didn't return my call within a few weeks i tried again.I knew something was wrong when he didn't return my call. It's sad that i've been the only one trying to help get this solved clear from Illinois. Not a one of his friends or wife in Virginia are trying to help the police. I guess I will have to come to Virginia & solve it myself.
Ann Z

Colonial Heights, VA

#6 Jun 24, 2008
I would like to address SueAnna's last comment. I have been a friend of Patricks for many years now as well as my husband. He was my husbands roomate for many years. Lets start by saying I have never saw a card, letter or anything of that nature come in the mail from you. His other sister always sent letters, cards and even pictres to him. I know I checked the mail. If you were so close you would have kept better contact with him and would have been here for his wedding. Next if you knew so much about his mother's side of the family you would also have known that he was the only one left on that side of the family. As for getting in touch with his family I and his wife gave names to the police. I searched his stuff and found his other sisters name and gave that to the appropriate party to contact your family. We have been extremely cooperative with the police and we actually cared for Patrick and spoke with him on a regular basis. If he was so close with his family why did he have his last name changed so he would not have to be identified as a "Doggett". If that does not show how close you two were I do not know what does. The interesting thing is you only talked to him around the holidays and what time of year was it when you called. It was after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. I love how you think you can get on here and bad mouth his wife and his friends. We actually cared for him and were there for him. As for contacting you the only person with your number was Patrick and his cell was in the hands of the police. I will close with this note: If you were so close you would have been at the wedding, someone else would have had your number and most important he would not have had his name changed so he would not have to be associated with you. Moral of this message When you throw stones make sure you know all the facts and are as close as you say you are.

“Ridin' Dirty”

Since: Nov 07

Bluff City, TN

#7 Jun 25, 2008
Ann Z wrote:
I would like to address SueAnna's last comment. I have been a friend of Patricks for many years now as well as my husband. He was my husbands roomate for many years. Lets start by saying I have never saw a card, letter or anything of that nature come in the mail from you. His other sister always sent letters, cards and even pictres to him. I know I checked the mail. If you were so close you would have kept better contact with him and would have been here for his wedding. Next if you knew so much about his mother's side of the family you would also have known that he was the only one left on that side of the family. As for getting in touch with his family I and his wife gave names to the police. I searched his stuff and found his other sisters name and gave that to the appropriate party to contact your family. We have been extremely cooperative with the police and we actually cared for Patrick and spoke with him on a regular basis. If he was so close with his family why did he have his last name changed so he would not have to be identified as a "Doggett". If that does not show how close you two were I do not know what does. The interesting thing is you only talked to him around the holidays and what time of year was it when you called. It was after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. I love how you think you can get on here and bad mouth his wife and his friends. We actually cared for him and were there for him. As for contacting you the only person with your number was Patrick and his cell was in the hands of the police. I will close with this note: If you were so close you would have been at the wedding, someone else would have had your number and most important he would not have had his name changed so he would not have to be associated with you. Moral of this message When you throw stones make sure you know all the facts and are as close as you say you are.
Sounds like Miss Sue Anna is upset that she got left out the will.

I'm sorry for your loss.
Kathy- Waverly Virginia

AOL

#8 Jul 26, 2008
Sorry for the loss of your brother. My brother was found dead this past April under strange circumstances. The police detectives assured me that we would be contacted prior to any press releases so the family could be prepared. I gave them my phone numbers and name as the contact person for the family and could be reached anytime 24/7. Unfortunately, the day after my brother and his girlfriend were found, the Hopewell Police Chief Martin and Detective Sumner decided to "throw the press a bone" as they called it. They authorized releases of information the family wasn't even privy to. What they released wasn't even true. My mother was in her living room with members of her church watching as channel 12 had a breaking news bulletin that had details, pictures, etc. This was not professional work from the Hopewell Police dept. and the investigation has left alot to be desired. Hopewell residents had better consicer this a wake up call.

Since: Jan 07

Richmond, VA

#9 Jul 27, 2008
Just a sad situation. Prayers.
BBB

Brentwood, TN

#10 Nov 12, 2008
hopewell and prince george police dont care about us they just want that check!! its a shame
JustAnObserver

Hopewell, VA

#11 Nov 12, 2008
BBB - you seem to be an idiot!
hmmm

Richmond, VA

#12 Nov 12, 2008
JustAnObserver wrote:
BBB - you seem to be an idiot!
You seem to be bored
Melissa D

Gwynn Oak, MD

#13 Nov 13, 2008
Ann Z wrote:
I would like to address SueAnna's last comment. I have been a friend of Patricks for many years now as well as my husband. He was my husbands roomate for many years. Lets start by saying I have never saw a card, letter or anything of that nature come in the mail from you. His other sister always sent letters, cards and even pictres to him. I know I checked the mail. If you were so close you would have kept better contact with him and would have been here for his wedding. Next if you knew so much about his mother's side of the family you would also have known that he was the only one left on that side of the family. As for getting in touch with his family I and his wife gave names to the police. I searched his stuff and found his other sisters name and gave that to the appropriate party to contact your family. We have been extremely cooperative with the police and we actually cared for Patrick and spoke with him on a regular basis. If he was so close with his family why did he have his last name changed so he would not have to be identified as a "Doggett". If that does not show how close you two were I do not know what does. The interesting thing is you only talked to him around the holidays and what time of year was it when you called. It was after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. I love how you think you can get on here and bad mouth his wife and his friends. We actually cared for him and were there for him. As for contacting you the only person with your number was Patrick and his cell was in the hands of the police. I will close with this note: If you were so close you would have been at the wedding, someone else would have had your number and most important he would not have had his name changed so he would not have to be associated with you. Moral of this message When you throw stones make sure you know all the facts and are as close as you say you are.
I also have known Patrick for many years and I have to agree with what Ann has to say. The things I know about him she is right on the money. I was also at the wedding with all his other GOOD FRIENDS, and he came to my house and me and my family to his. It is a tragic thing that has happened and she needs to stop sounding like she cares when if you knew him you would know who was important in his life. First his WIFE and FAMILY and then his FRIENDS who all happen to live in VA. We all cared but we are not trying to belittle others to make ourselves feel more loved my him. He needs to be remembered with love and support his family and not STOMP on them and try to bring them down so you feel like you were the closest one to him. He was closest to his wife and her family and then his friends. His family I know he loved but he was not as close as she is making them out to be. Please take this to HEART SueAnna and stop STOMPING his wife and her family!
Melissa D

Gwynn Oak, MD

#14 Nov 13, 2008
I do not know what the crazy computer is doing but I live in Hopewell, VA not Maryland.
spiderhater

Lansing, MI

#16 Mar 20, 2009
just candid wrote:
Could you expect anything less from a state whose flag depicts a woman putting her foot on the body of a dead man? The police there seem like they are the same as the police in tennessee, they do not care about men
Oh please, dear god dont tell me there is another place like hopewell va.
spiderhater

Lansing, MI

#17 Mar 20, 2009
Kathy- Waverly Virginia wrote:
Sorry for the loss of your brother. My brother was found dead this past April under strange circumstances. The police detectives assured me that we would be contacted prior to any press releases so the family could be prepared. I gave them my phone numbers and name as the contact person for the family and could be reached anytime 24/7. Unfortunately, the day after my brother and his girlfriend were found, the Hopewell Police Chief Martin and Detective Sumner decided to "throw the press a bone" as they called it. They authorized releases of information the family wasn't even privy to. What they released wasn't even true. My mother was in her living room with members of her church watching as channel 12 had a breaking news bulletin that had details, pictures, etc. This was not professional work from the Hopewell Police dept. and the investigation has left alot to be desired. Hopewell residents had better consicer this a wake up call.
oh I woke up and moved out and dont have any intentions of moving back. They arrest preachers and let murders and drug dealers go. Its a corrupt little town, claiming to be a city.

“You believe WHAT?!....WHY?!”

Since: Mar 10

"Hellwell",VA

#18 Apr 4, 2010
spiderhater wrote:
<quoted text>oh I woke up and moved out and dont have any intentions of moving back. They arrest preachers and let murders and drug dealers go. Its a corrupt little town, claiming to be a city.
preachers who commit a crime are exempt from getting arrested?
Star Gate

Powhatan, VA

#19 Apr 5, 2010
Radio head, can't you read and understand? It says they arrest preachers! It does not even insinuate that preachers are exempt! Your reasoning is twisted! What spider wrote is true! They arrest preachers and let drug dealers go free. Preachers should be arrested if breaking the law, how much more should drug dealers!

“You believe WHAT?!....WHY?!”

Since: Mar 10

"Hellwell",VA

#20 Apr 6, 2010
Star Gate wrote:
Radio head, can't you read and understand? It says they arrest preachers! It does not even insinuate that preachers are exempt! Your reasoning is twisted! What spider wrote is true! They arrest preachers and let drug dealers go free. Preachers should be arrested if breaking the law, how much more should drug dealers!
i KNOW what it says Star Gate and i also know you dont have to be a smart ass. to me, Spiderhater came across like preachers *shouldnt* be arrested, that PD should be going after the drug dealers *instead*. if i took it wrong, oh well, thats how i took it. sometimes the written word doesnt translate as the writer intended. if thats the case then Spiderhater can correct me.
Star Gate

Powhatan, VA

#21 Apr 6, 2010
I think your opinion must be correct as you are the last word on most subjects. Please respond soon so your title will appear and mine will disappear! Will you please forgive me?

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