Ex-Scout leader accused of abusing two boys
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#1 Jan 15, 2008
Is this for real, a town called Throop and a sex abuser named Seamans?????????
#2 Jan 15, 2008
Here is a good reason to march:
OAKLAND, California (CNN)-- Fifth-grader Christopher Rodriguez sat down Thursday at his piano for his weekly lesson, arched his fingers over the keys and began to play.
Across the street from Harmony Road Music School in north Oakland, California, Jared Adams, 24, allegedly raised his gun at a Chevron gas station attendant during a holdup and fired.
A bullet ripped through the walls of Christopher's classroom striking him in his side, piercing his kidney and spleen and lodging in his spine. The bullet barely missed the 10-year-old's heart.
He will likely be paralyzed for life from the waist down, doctors say.
"This is probably the worst thing that's ever happened to me in my life. I love my son greatly," the boy's father, Richard Rodriguez, said Friday at a news conference. Watch Christopher's dad describe the ordeal »
Christopher loved music. He had recently taken up African drumming, and played basketball.
"I can't feel my legs! I can't feel my legs!" Christopher cried.
As emergency workers rushed the boy to the hospital, police were chasing Adams, who was speeding away. Adams rammed his vehicle into a car carrying a woman and her two children and then slammed into a parked car, police said.
Adams was charged Monday with attempted murder, robbery, evading a police officer, driving recklessly and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, Oakland Police Department spokesman Roland Holmgren told CNN.
Authorities found a ski mask, loaded gun and cash at the scene. Adams has prior convictions for driving under the influence and gun possession, records show. He pleaded no contest to felony evading arrest in 2006 for fleeing an Emeryville police officer and had run from or physically resisted a California Highway Patrol officer and police in Albany and Berkeley, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Meanwhile, doctors delivered tragic news about Christopher's future.
"He's going to face years of rehabilitation," said Dr. James Betts, chief of surgery at Children's Hospital Oakland. "We are all hoping there will be some degree of recovery. We feel like the injury is permanent, and the paralysis is permanent.
#3 Jan 15, 2008
okay....does anyone one see the irony in his last name? Seamans?
#4 Jan 16, 2008
THat's all you can focus on, seriously????????? Two boys lives are changed forever because of this man and all YOU can focus on is his name??????????
#5 Feb 4, 2008
i knew booth the kids so that is wierd
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