Murder suspect could face death penalty if convicted

Jul 22, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Lincoln Times-News

Louis Joseph "Joey" Scates The trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his father-in-law in 2006 is under way and court officials say the suspect may face the death penalty.

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Spook

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Jul 23, 2009
 

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Why did he act like a complete fool and commit murder? People will learn by giving up their life for horrible crimes. Pop it to his ass!!!
Old Man

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Why did it take over 3 years for this fellow to be tried? Everyone knows that he shot and killed his father-in-law in broad daylight. Edward's daughter drove him down there with the gun and he shot Edward in his own yard. The only disagreement between Scates and Waters was the fact that Scates would not work to support his wife and kids.(Edward's daughter and grandchildren) The line "allegedly shot him seven times" just tears me up. All this ALLEGEDLY in news stories is just ridiculous.
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In the local paper on Friday July 24, 2009.
the top headline on the right says it all...

Scates pleads guilty, gets life sentence
Paul

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Get the noose down my friends and lets watch him squeel and shit in his pants when they stretch his neck, sounds like the right thing to do.
lisa

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i can not believe he waited until all the jury was picked to plead quilty. guess he got scared some of them believed in the death sentence. and it is so wrong tax payers had to waste their money to keep him in jail for 3 yrs. it is not like lincolnton is backed up on murder trials. i worked with his wife. she was so happy when they got married and when she was pregant with their kids. and for him to do this to her and the kids he needed to be shot on the spot. please keep her and her family in your prayers.

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lisa wrote:
i can not believe he waited until all the jury was picked to plead quilty. guess he got scared some of them believed in the death sentence. and it is so wrong tax payers had to waste their money to keep him in jail for 3 yrs. it is not like lincolnton is backed up on murder trials. i worked with his wife. she was so happy when they got married and when she was pregant with their kids. and for him to do this to her and the kids he needed to be shot on the spot. please keep her and her family in your prayers.
Sounds like she might be an accomplice
lisa

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oh my gosh no. he made her drive him over there he had kidnapped her. they'res no way you could have got that idea from my comment. i in no way applied that. i am surprised with you reply. this was when they were first married when i was talking about her being so happy. so if anyone else misunderstood what i was talking about i am sorry. they are no way she was an accomplice. i know her my family knows her family too.

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lisa wrote:
oh my gosh no. he made her drive him over there he had kidnapped her. they'res no way you could have got that idea from my comment. i in no way applied that. i am surprised with you reply. this was when they were first married when i was talking about her being so happy. so if anyone else misunderstood what i was talking about i am sorry. they are no way she was an accomplice. i know her my family knows her family too.
I was commenting on the Lincoln Times article.
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Yea baby they will have to kill him now!!!
johnny reb

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you don't f--- with a mans baby girls no matter how old they get,,,,i have 2 would kill a sob over them in a skinny min ,,, find out the whole story before you pass judgement ,,,,
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i know this family this is a hard time for them i know joeys wife and his daughter and please don't put stuff like lets kill him and crap like that, this is a hard time for all of them the best thing to do is keep them in your prayers and wish the best of luck to them
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Dec 6, 2011
 
I am not commending what he did but every story has 2 sides and you all don't know the full story so with that being said SHUT UP!!!
Todler

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Dec 6, 2011
 
Johnny Reb showed his ignorance!
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Aug 7, 2012
 
This is a shock just found out about this and this is 2012 used to be so in love with joey I called him bud like the song says I thank god for unanswered prayers so sorry for family
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da gonna get dat white boy!!
Amy

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May 24, 2014
 
I just found this website. You are right don't mess with a dad's baby girls. Edward was my dad, I was married to Scates. There is two sides to every story, thats what my daddy always told us. I was verball, mentall and physically abused by Joey Scates for years. I was scared to leave cause he would find me. I had to take care of my two babies. That night he threw me in the floor gave me my third black eye put me in a choke hold then got the gun and pointed it at me and told me I would get a bullet in the head feel warm blood and fall over dead. Then took me at gun point and made me drive him to my parents house. He shot my dad over seven times. My mom and I was right there. She lost her best friend the love of her life. Its been 8 years and I still remember all the details and having to tell my kids their dad killed their papaw. I'm on the board for a domestic shelter and go to events to tell my story so other families won't have to go through what mine has. I agree with the comment about the tax dollars. The day I was on the stand I could sit there and tell what happened and he couldn't hurt me anymore. It was bitter sweet that day cause it was my mom and dad's anniversary. My mom agreed to life in prison cause she knew my dad would not want his grandbabies having to deal with their dad on death row. My dad was a great man. Joey is in prison for life. My kids, mom, sisters and myself and all of our family have to live everyday with what has happened. Pray for us and all the others that have gone through something like this.
Amy Waters Houser

Lincolnton, NC

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May 24, 2014
 
I noticed after posting the about comment that it put a different town and state. I'm Edwards daughter from Lincolnton, NC

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