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    More: Facepalm, Homicide, Murder, United States, 23-year-old Matthew Joseph Reed, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Toyota, Toyota Camry, Pennsylvania State Police  
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3 days ago  
You have the right haircut for where you are going
 
3 days ago  
There really aren't a lot of GREAT reasons to commit a triple homicide, but being mad that someone sold  a '97 Camry to someone else? Got to be one of the worst.
 
3 days ago  
GTA to be blamed for this in 5...4...3...
 
3 days ago  
Ghostbusters - Everybody Can Relax I Found The Car
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3 days ago  
And whistle tips.

Whistle Tip (Remix)
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3 days ago  
Reed asked [the person he revealed his crime to], would he be willing to hide the firearm he used to commit the murders


Who raised this idiot?
 
TWX
3 days ago  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Reed asked [the person he revealed his crime to], would he be willing to hide the firearm he used to commit the murders


Who raised this idiot?


Also FTFA: During the proceedings, Reed allegedly told the court that he was "not a horrible person," adding that he "made a mistake," per WNEP. The outlet also reported that Reed "wanted to know when he would be released on bail," but quickly found out that the judge had denied bond in his case.

He thinks this is something that will just go away and that he'll be able to move on from.

Even if his choice to draw and shoot was based on emotion, he planned it all out before he ever set off toward his victims.  He went in with premeditated murder in mind and also committed armed robbery.

If we're lucky, this man will never set foot in the world outside of a prison for the rest of his life.
 
3 days ago  
Maybe it's the car. Maybe this '97 Camry makes people kill to own it. Maybe the guy who bought it killed three people on the way just to get it, before this guy even tried. Maybe the car's not done killing. Maybe if you're looking for a used car, you'll just HAVE to have it. You'd kill anyone just to drive this haunted Clinton-era vehicle. But soon you meet your fate, and it's up again on Craigslist. "Killer car, low mileage, just needs brakes and muffler".
 
3 days ago  
He's going to get life in a Federal SuperCarmax prison.
 
3 days ago  

TWX: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Reed asked [the person he revealed his crime to], would he be willing to hide the firearm he used to commit the murders


Who raised this idiot?

Also FTFA: During the proceedings, Reed allegedly told the court that he was "not a horrible person," adding that he "made a mistake," per WNEP. The outlet also reported that Reed "wanted to know when he would be released on bail," but quickly found out that the judge had denied bond in his case.

He thinks this is something that will just go away and that he'll be able to move on from.

Even if his choice to draw and shoot was based on emotion, he planned it all out before he ever set off toward his victims.  He went in with premeditated murder in mind and also committed armed robbery.

If we're lucky, this man will never set foot in the world outside of a prison for the rest of his life.


According to internet defense attorneys, 95% of the people in prison are pitiable dumbasses, and 5% are locked up with very good reason.

I think this guy is part of the small circle that overlaps. A cold killer... And also stupid enough to think this will just blow over, no biggie.
 
3 days ago  

TWX: He thinks this is something that will just go away and that he'll be able to move on from.


Yep. There's nobody home upstairs:

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Dude's got FAS written all over him.
 
3 days ago  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: TWX: He thinks this is something that will just go away and that he'll be able to move on from.

Yep. There's nobody home upstairs:

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Dude's got FAS written all over him.


Got the feeling his backstory will have a lot of bad stuff in it. Abuse, abandoned, no positive role models, etc.

A bad upbringing leads to bad decisions, and he'll spend the rest of his life dealing with this decision behind bars.
 
3 days ago  
lesson learned: give away your used car. it just ain't worth it.
 
3 days ago  
Before you rush to make excuses or explain away the reasons why he did this, try to remember that there are some people who simply choose to commit their crime. There were plenty of times I got drunk and then drove my car around, not even to go home but to go other places. Each time I knew I was going to be drinking and shouldn't drive. I knew I could wind up killing people including myself. I did not care. I wasn't being deliberately evil. I wasn't trying to hurt anyone. I simply did not care. My upbringing was fine, my life was similar to most people's lives, there was no reason for me to even want to get drunk all the time back then. I just felt like it. Luckily I never hurt anyone and luckily I never got arrested. I eventually stopped because I no longer felt like doing it anymore.

This guy might have just decided he wanted the car. It could be that simple. He might not have had the money to buy it. That story of them telling him they were going to sell it to someone else might not be true. It could be that he saw the ad for the car, contacted them like he was interested in buying it, then went there to steal it once he knew where it was. There are people like that.
 
3 days ago  

Birnone: Before you rush to make excuses or explain away the reasons why he did this, try to remember that there are some people who simply choose to commit their crime. There were plenty of times I got drunk and then drove my car around, not even to go home but to go other places. Each time I knew I was going to be drinking and shouldn't drive. I knew I could wind up killing people including myself. I did not care. I wasn't being deliberately evil. I wasn't trying to hurt anyone. I simply did not care. My upbringing was fine, my life was similar to most people's lives, there was no reason for me to even want to get drunk all the time back then. I just felt like it. Luckily I never hurt anyone and luckily I never got arrested. I eventually stopped because I no longer felt like doing it anymore.

This guy might have just decided he wanted the car. It could be that simple. He might not have had the money to buy it. That story of them telling him they were going to sell it to someone else might not be true. It could be that he saw the ad for the car, contacted them like he was interested in buying it, then went there to steal it once he knew where it was. There are people like that.


So?

It doesn't excuse the fact you're both terrible people.
 
3 days ago  
Damn, maybe I should up the asking price of my 2010 Camry.
 
3 days ago  

TWX: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Reed asked [the person he revealed his crime to], would he be willing to hide the firearm he used to commit the murders


Who raised this idiot?

Also FTFA: During the proceedings, Reed allegedly told the court that he was "not a horrible person," adding that he "made a mistake," per WNEP. The outlet also reported that Reed "wanted to know when he would be released on bail," but quickly found out that the judge had denied bond in his case.

He thinks this is something that will just go away and that he'll be able to move on from.

Even if his choice to draw and shoot was based on emotion, he planned it all out before he ever set off toward his victims.  He went in with premeditated murder in mind and also committed armed robbery.

If we're lucky, this man will never set foot in the world outside of a prison for the rest of his life.


Not an expert, but that is classic psychopath reasoning right there. It' not a big deal. What's all the fuss about? Not like he killed 5 people or something.
 
3 days ago  

AstroJesus: Maybe it's the car. Maybe this '97 Camry makes people kill to own it. Maybe the guy who bought it killed three people on the way just to get it, before this guy even tried. Maybe the car's not done killing. Maybe if you're looking for a used car, you'll just HAVE to have it. You'd kill anyone just to drive this haunted Clinton-era vehicle. But soon you meet your fate, and it's up again on Craigslist. "Killer car, low mileage, just needs brakes and muffler".


I'd watch this movie 🎥 🍿
 
3 days ago  
I hope they also cited him for that shirt. It's a crime against humanity.
 
3 days ago  

phishrace: I hope they also cited him for that shirt. It's a crime against humanity.


Looks like a scrub top or jail jumpsuit.
 
3 days ago  

TheCableGuy: phishrace: I hope they also cited him for that shirt. It's a crime against humanity.

Looks like a scrub top or jail jumpsuit.


Chartreuse is the new black?
 
3 days ago  
Kitty2.0:So?

It doesn't excuse the fact you're both terrible people.


You understood my point, which is exactly that. I don't think this guy has any excuse, whether it's a harsh childhood/economic desperation/mental impairment/etc. If someone can find an excuse, such as if he was a drug addict, it's easy to think that if he had received drug treatment then this wouldn't have happened. Finding the cause raises hope that it can be prevented, because if we prevent the cause we think we also prevent the outcome. That's not always true though. We know why the Earth orbits the Sun, but we can't do jack shiat about it even if we wanted to do something about it. One day medical science may learn enough about the human brain that we will know exactly why some people can commit murders and why others don't. It doesn't automatically mean people will be able to prevent any murders, we'll just know why they happen.
 
3 days ago  
America.... where even someone living in a homeless shelter has access to a gun.

Is everyone safer yet?
 
3 days ago  

Birnone: Kitty2.0:So?

It doesn't excuse the fact you're both terrible people.

You understood my point, which is exactly that. I don't think this guy has any excuse, whether it's a harsh childhood/economic desperation/mental impairment/etc. If someone can find an excuse, such as if he was a drug addict, it's easy to think that if he had received drug treatment then this wouldn't have happened. Finding the cause raises hope that it can be prevented, because if we prevent the cause we think we also prevent the outcome. That's not always true though. We know why the Earth orbits the Sun, but we can't do jack shiat about it even if we wanted to do something about it. One day medical science may learn enough about the human brain that we will know exactly why some people can commit murders and why others don't. It doesn't automatically mean people will be able to prevent any murders, we'll just know why they happen.


It is rather fascinating how an argument turns into a quadruple homicide or how a rejection turns into a rape/sexual assault. Some people just have really shiatty coping mechanisms and act before they think of the consequences.
 
3 days ago  

Pert: America.... where even someone living in a homeless shelter has access to a gun.

Is everyone safer yet?


Not sure where you live, but in California it is hard to legally buy a gun. I own two guns, licensed and had to wait a month to buy them.  You are talking about Texas, Arizona and the South who don't care who owns a gun and the owners don't know what a gun safe is or a trigger lock. Stupid people are stupid.
My gun, fully legal, just a target shooter with cheap Russian Ammo.
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3 days ago  

DigitalDirt: Pert: America.... where even someone living in a homeless shelter has access to a gun.

Is everyone safer yet?

Not sure where you live, but in California it is hard to legally buy a gun. I own two guns, licensed and had to wait a month to buy them.  You are talking about Texas, Arizona and the South who don't care who owns a gun and the owners don't know what a gun safe is or a trigger lock. Stupid people are stupid.
My gun, fully legal, just a target shooter with cheap Russian Ammo.
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The UK. So.... not many guns available.

Shotguns (not pump or semi auto), rifles (not semi auto), air rifles and pistols (limited power). Oddly, no limits apart from age for crossbows.

My main point was that even someone in a homeless shelter, who presumably has few possessions and little money, is still able to own a gun.
 
3 days ago  

Kitty2.0: Birnone: Before you rush to make excuses or explain away the reasons why he did this, try to remember that there are some people who simply choose to commit their crime. There were plenty of times I got drunk and then drove my car around, not even to go home but to go other places. Each time I knew I was going to be drinking and shouldn't drive. I knew I could wind up killing people including myself. I did not care. I wasn't being deliberately evil. I wasn't trying to hurt anyone. I simply did not care. My upbringing was fine, my life was similar to most people's lives, there was no reason for me to even want to get drunk all the time back then. I just felt like it. Luckily I never hurt anyone and luckily I never got arrested. I eventually stopped because I no longer felt like doing it anymore.

This guy might have just decided he wanted the car. It could be that simple. He might not have had the money to buy it. That story of them telling him they were going to sell it to someone else might not be true. It could be that he saw the ad for the car, contacted them like he was interested in buying it, then went there to steal it once he knew where it was. There are people like that.

So?

It doesn't excuse the fact you're both terrible people.


That's his point
 
TWX
3 days ago  

Birnone: Before you rush to make excuses or explain away the reasons why he did this, try to remember that there are some people who simply choose to commit their crime. There were plenty of times I got drunk and then drove my car around, not even to go home but to go other places. Each time I knew I was going to be drinking and shouldn't drive. I knew I could wind up killing people including myself. I did not care. I wasn't being deliberately evil. I wasn't trying to hurt anyone. I simply did not care. My upbringing was fine, my life was similar to most people's lives, there was no reason for me to even want to get drunk all the time back then. I just felt like it. Luckily I never hurt anyone and luckily I never got arrested. I eventually stopped because I no longer felt like doing it anymore.

This guy might have just decided he wanted the car. It could be that simple. He might not have had the money to buy it. That story of them telling him they were going to sell it to someone else might not be true. It could be that he saw the ad for the car, contacted them like he was interested in buying it, then went there to steal it once he knew where it was. There are people like that.


Evil doesn't think it's evil.
 
3 days ago  
Reed, who had been living at the nearby Haven Ministry Center homeless shelter,

Reed had been planning on purchasing a used 1997 Toyota Camry from the victims,


Does anyone else find these two statements kind of... I dunno... incompatible?
 
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