Detroit man charged in Warren abduction, murder

There are 20 comments on the Sep 3, 2008, Detroit News story titled Detroit man charged in Warren abduction, murder. In it, Detroit News reports that:

Police have arrested a suspect they believe is involved with the January abduction and murder of a Warren man.

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Michigan

Brighton, MI

#235 Aug 25, 2010
DOESNT MATTER wrote:
YOU KNOW WHATS EVEN MORE SAD THAN WHAT HAPPEN IS ALL OF THE SILLY COMMENTS . PEOPLE THIS PERSON ED IS A CHILD!AND FOR THE ONES OF YOU THAT ARE WISHING SO MUCH EVIL ONTHESE PEOPLE SHOWS JUST HOW EVIL YALL REALLY ARE. AND FOR THE PERSON THAT SAID HERB KILLED A DUDE ON WADE THAT WAS UNCAUSED FOR.90% CHANCE YOU WERENT THERE AND SOMEBODY TOLD YOU THAT! SAME FOR THE REST OF YOU , IF YOU WERENT THERE YOU HAVE NO PLACE TO JUDGE!
You don't have to "BE THERE" It's called evidence, it's called a trial, it's called ajury, and it's called a conviction. Ask him why he had to do such a thing, maybe he can make you understand.
running things now

Macomb, MI

#236 Aug 26, 2010
DOESNT MATTER wrote:
YOU KNOW WHATS EVEN MORE SAD THAN WHAT HAPPEN IS ALL OF THE SILLY COMMENTS . PEOPLE THIS PERSON ED IS A CHILD!AND FOR THE ONES OF YOU THAT ARE WISHING SO MUCH EVIL ONTHESE PEOPLE SHOWS JUST HOW EVIL YALL REALLY ARE. AND FOR THE PERSON THAT SAID HERB KILLED A DUDE ON WADE THAT WAS UNCAUSED FOR.90% CHANCE YOU WERENT THERE AND SOMEBODY TOLD YOU THAT! SAME FOR THE REST OF YOU , IF YOU WERENT THERE YOU HAVE NO PLACE TO JUDGE!
Sound like you miht be able to tell us something, you got something to say or get off your chest.(JUST SAY IT) the floor is all yours. HA ha ha ha and im not laughing out loud
DOESNT MATTER

Atlanta, GA

#237 Aug 26, 2010
I said everything I said Luv and you can take it for what it is!
DOESNT MATTER

Atlanta, GA

#238 Aug 26, 2010
no sweet heart its called CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE! 90% of people some of which are guilty and some that are innocent . which are accused and convicted under CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE!!! you should look it up anyone can be under this category
pam

Detroit, MI

#239 Aug 28, 2010
Detroit Police do lie alot, no matter what race or sex you are, they have to look like they are working so they say anything to charge anyone even if they are off duty and in another city. Detroit is like a child with no parents all the officials and authorities are acting like no one is watching them no parent around. Weither Herbert is innocent or guilty cops still lie. They also sleep with hookers, my sister is a high class call girl several of her Johns are Detroit cops.
Michigan

Brighton, MI

#240 Aug 30, 2010
pam wrote:
Detroit Police do lie alot, no matter what race or sex you are, they have to look like they are working so they say anything to charge anyone even if they are off duty and in another city. Detroit is like a child with no parents all the officials and authorities are acting like no one is watching them no parent around. Weither Herbert is innocent or guilty cops still lie. They also sleep with hookers, my sister is a high class call girl several of her Johns are Detroit cops.
"High class call girl"? hahahaha Why don't you just say w+hore? That's what she really is.
edward lawrence white

Mount Holly, NC

#241 Sep 29, 2010
Johnson Bey wrote:
<quoted text>real talk,just got out, but my mo brothers gone take care of that. That sucker kill a real mo brother,and the mo's GONE GET BACKHNSON
peace and love
edward lawrence white

Mount Holly, NC

#242 Oct 13, 2010
something new wrote:
Dam Larry Witherspoon you still hiding...... Hey Ebony
they hiding in plain view the right people not paying attention
edward white

Mount Holly, NC

#243 Nov 7, 2010
warren police where are the other suspects herb and ken did not do it alone
Lowe-Bey

United States

#245 Apr 7, 2011
Haters never get anywhere in life....Much love Ricco A.K.A White-Bey
Ken

United States

#246 Apr 13, 2011
Rip ricco
tha truth

Clinton Township, MI

#248 Jul 14, 2011
people who chose the underworld as thier life should stand up like a man and take responsibility for what they do not try to get sombody else in a jam just cause they got jammed up anybody could have killed that rat.maybe he should have killed his self so a innocent man could be free.RIGHT ON TO THE REAL DEATH TO THE FAKE!!!!!!!!!!
three wise men

Detroit, MI

#250 Sep 25, 2011
tha truth wrote:
people who chose the underworld as thier life should stand up like a man and take responsibility for what they do not try to get sombody else in a jam just cause they got jammed up anybody could have killed that rat.maybe he should have killed his self so a innocent man could be free.RIGHT ON TO THE REAL DEATH TO THE FAKE!!!!!!!!!!
Kill yourself new jack p---y
city of chimp

San Diego, CA

#251 Sep 26, 2011
Verdict = Guilty
Sentence = Death By Hanging
Justice = Served
726Gods Angel

Detroit, MI

#252 Oct 18, 2012
QUOTE who="tony herbert didnt do anything anybody could of did that rico was a real life rat that put good man in jail real talk we off HARPER BABY WE DONT LIE RICO WAS A RAT RAT
wow...that was my bestfriend (ricco) and the way u guys talk about him is sad...what if that was you...or your loved one ...Justice did prevail ..dont get mad cause folks didnt cover their tracks...rat that
The Barber Knows

Santa Ana, CA

#253 Feb 1, 2013
I'm a real good friend of Herbert. As a barber, you get to know your people too, well. I held down the 7 & Hoover area, fuck it the whole "D" for a minute on them cuts. Herb is an innocent person when it comes to horrific crimes such as murder, now other petty crimes, hmmm.... I ran with him quite a bit during and after high school (Osborn c/o 96 to be exact) years. As many have spoke, he is a calm, cool & collected lovable type of guy. Although that was terrible what happen to Rico, I think Herb caught a bad deal on this one. Shit hit the fan on this case and prosecutors needed to take action, but anyone that "Truly" knows Spoon, knows that murder ain't his style at all. The case should be reopened to get a better understanding and different results.
Romero Gonzalez

Livonia, MI

#254 Aug 16, 2013
You Dont Know Me wrote:
Okay i read all of these crazy comments, I just have one question. If this Herbert guy is so innocent, why was he wearing the victim's watch when he was arrested (:(
Well, to answer your question, isn't it also possible he bought the watch from the real killer? The fact he had the victim's watch is not evidence he killed him. He had a stolen watch. That's all that means. That in and of itself is not evidence of murder. It is called, in Michigan, receiving stolen property - a lot different than murder.
Whatever

Rochester, NY

#255 Feb 19, 2014
Romero Gonzalez wrote:
<quoted text> Well, to answer your question, isn't it also possible he bought the watch from the real killer? The fact he had the victim's watch is not evidence he killed him. He had a stolen watch. That's all that means. That in and of itself is not evidence of murder. It is called, in Michigan, receiving stolen property - a lot different than murder.
Hmmmm....very convenient that he had it on though and all that evidence was found in his room. Plus, one of the children that witnessed everything said they referred to each other as number 1,2, 3 and 4. They checked phone records and they texted each other using those numbers. Explain that? I guess he still had nothing to do with it huh? I was at the trial and heard everything they said about what was found in Herberts room. Let me guess? He was framed? Lol!!
Romero Gonzalez

Franklin, MI

#256 Feb 19, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmm....very convenient that he had it on though and all that evidence was found in his room. Plus, one of the children that witnessed everything said they referred to each other as number 1,2, 3 and 4. They checked phone records and they texted each other using those numbers. Explain that? I guess he still had nothing to do with it huh? I was at the trial and heard everything they said about what was found in Herberts room. Let me guess? He was framed? Lol!!
To Whatever: I see you are now master at law. So you think. You were at the trial. I take it from your mean comment you had an interest in finding guilt even if they were innocent, so that didn't matter to you. But I have the entire trial transcripts too. And the homicide file. Oh, bet you never imagined that. Never mind how I got them. You are incorrect that they checked "they texted each other using numbers." No such evidence was found found at all on Kenneth Witherspoons text records. Sounds to me you are the one eager to frame him, aren't you? The children's identification testimony was garbage. You say you sat at the trial. If you did, you would have known they could not identify the killers because they wore body masks. Referring to each other as 1, 2, 3 and 4 is not the same as saying Kenneth and Herbert Witherspoon. And finally, the homicide file pointed to NUMEROUS suspects, including crooked ass Detroit cops, who had similar motives for killing a known drug pimping pushing punk in the hood. Aside from all the legal jargon, he got what he deserved for living the "fast" life poisoning our community. Now put that in your damn file!
Romero Gonzalez

Detroit, MI

#257 Feb 19, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmm....very convenient that he had it on though and all that evidence was found in his room. Plus, one of the children that witnessed everything said they referred to each other as number 1,2, 3 and 4. They checked phone records and they texted each other using those numbers. Explain that? I guess he still had nothing to do with it huh? I was at the trial and heard everything they said about what was found in Herberts room. Let me guess? He was framed? Lol!!
Oh, I forgot to mention, there was a recent Sixth Circuit opinion in which hit squads involving officers from Detroit and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office used a similar MO in a drug raid referring to each other as numbers instead of calling themselves out by name. Sounds familiar? Yeah, they "could be" the killers in this case,that is, if you can put your thinking cap on instead of being so bullyish and playing know it all. And again, it bears repeating that the Warren Police Department homicide file focused mainly on Detroit Police as the killers, given similar MO in the Sixth Circuit Court. After all, this was no amateurish hit; that's for sure. Sounds like something cops would orchestrate and plan well ahead.

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