March 10, 2018 at 1:19 am #63259March 10, 2018 at 1:19 am #63260
FYI the same kid was flying an ISIS flag last month.March 10, 2018 at 1:59 am #63262
I’ve been waiting all week to find out this kid’s name and origin. I figured any day now they’d charge him as an adult with this kind of crime, but no! What else isn’t being disclosed here? There’s an off-the-wall speculation in a comment:
If this is the Stephen Paddock son claimed by ISIS, we dodged a bullet.
Remember the name ISIS used for Paddock? It was “Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki.” That translates as “Father of worshipful pious son from America.”
ISIS was claiming that Paddock has an unknown son who has also converted to Islam and joined ISIS, and the town of Hurricane Utah is only an hour’s drive from Paddock’s home in Mesquite Nevada.
If ISIS was telling the truth I was afraid the criminally competent father was going to turn out to have trained and equipped his ISIS son to pull off another very deadly attack. Then ISIS could say: so much for those who doubt us.
How’s THAT for an off-the-wall thought?
The school where he allegedly painted ISIS graffiti and hoisted an ISIS flag is not the same school where the bomb incident happened – two nearby but different cities. And the first school behavior wasn’t enough to get him watched 24/7, let alone kept out of any other school as well?!? This whole case just doesn’t make sense. Sumpin stanks.March 10, 2018 at 4:48 am #63290
Having been to Hurricane, my money is on stupid kid rebelling.March 10, 2018 at 12:44 pm #63291
Probably right, but at least as reported, there are some significant holes in the story. I still want to see his name/ethnicity. A fair number of “refugees” have been settled in Utah, though I don’t know about the south end.March 10, 2018 at 8:26 pm #63292
True , cant imagine a Mormon Jihad .March 10, 2018 at 10:17 pm #63348
As a juvenile, they can’t release his name legally.March 11, 2018 at 1:21 am #63351
WB, that’s what’s bothering me. If it’s a crime as serious as they’re looking at charging him with, isn’t that grounds for charging him as an adult? This kid doesn’t need to be back out on the streets in just a few years after he turns 18, or 21, or whatever. There’s sufficient history to show this is a very troubled individual, not just some kid that feels like being “different.” What’s missing here – why would they not be charging him as an adult (and thereby allowing him to be identified)? I suspect all the locals in Hurricane, and some in St. George (especially those in the school), certainly know who he is. But if he essentially beats the system and is out completely free with only a juvenile record in just a couple of years or so, what stops him from relocating to another area altogether and being under the radar where he’s an unknown?March 11, 2018 at 3:58 am #63395
Once charged as an adult, he will likely be identified, but the way juvenile law is normally written, the offender and victims if juvenile are concealed.
Once prosecuted, if the sentence spans both juvenile and adult time, the offender is transferred from juvenile detention to prison.
Personally I think that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes, tracking him online, forums/videos watched, etc.
They don’t want to tip their hand while backtracking and allow someone to erase anything.
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