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    An elderly 81 year old man was beaten to death by three teens a couple of blocks away from where his daughter's wedding reception was taking place.

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    An act of teenage male bravado on the part of at least one boy may have led to Sunday’s beating death of an 81-year-old man visiting Lynchburg for his granddaughter’s wedding, police said.

    Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old were arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of George Leroy Baker III, of Tempe, Ariz.

    Police found Baker unconscious on the 1100 block of Main Street about 11 p.m. Sunday. Baker suffered “significant head injuries,” Lynchburg Police Capt. Todd Swisher said.

    He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he died Monday, Swisher said.

    “This seems to be an unprovoked, random violent act,” he said. “What a tragic event.”
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    Witnesses told police they heard Davis say he would hit the first person he saw in order to impress girls he was with, the affidavit from Lynchburg Det. Todd Rodes states.


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    And the final image George left with his son: Hugging his granddaughter at her wedding reception, telling her how beautiful she looked, telling her how much he loved her.

    That's the image Gregg wants in his album of memories, not the hours George lay in a hospital bed unresponsive.

    "I was envisioning him being hurt, but not critically, not to the point of dying," said Gregg.

    Gregg couldn't see it, but maybe his dad did. George said this to the pastor just hours before his death: If I die tonight, I die a happy man.

    We asked Gregg what he thinks justice should look like in this case. He said justice will take care of itself. He is interested in redemption and God reaching out to these three young men.
    Take the weakest thing in you
    And then beat the bastards with it
    And always hold on when you get love
    So you can let go when you give it

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    I was hoping for a laugh, but noooooooo....

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    This is sick!

    those teens should rot in jail for life!
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    nah they should be executed military style

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    I love these threads that uplift the soul. Got any more?

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    they didn't fuck with the wrong old man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebe View Post
    nah they should be executed military style
    Exactly. I'd start protesting for more death penalty punishments if I weren't so damn lazy.

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    Witnesses told police they heard Davis say he would hit the first person he saw in order to impress girls he was with, the affidavit from Lynchburg Det. Todd Rodes states.
    I wish I were the first person Davis saw. :steam:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I love these threads that uplift the soul. Got any more?
    While this is an awful story I was hoping that the family's reaction in the midst of this horrific event would be encouraging.

    Best I can tell the families are full of sadness and confusion, but not hate.
    Take the weakest thing in you
    And then beat the bastards with it
    And always hold on when you get love
    So you can let go when you give it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
    While this is an awful story I was hoping that the family's reaction in the midst of this horrific event would be encouraging.
    Look at the replies. Enough said.
    It's not that I didn't realize your intent, but I knew how it would turn out.

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