Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson

( read my prior statement) Was the gun properly registered to him ? All these charges need to be hammered down onto this poor excuse of a "hunter" At least six charges. And they need to take away his weapons.....all of 'em. The police need search his home and car and confiscate every weapon he owns. then they need to incarcerate this heartless "thrill-killer" and then help his family. Since he doesn't know how to.

Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Some do-gooders are trying to say he was just a boy! Some boy! He is a grown man and knew better.. He also said he didn't know she was friendly, and yet he seems to have seen her from his doorway, so he must live very close and definitely knew all about her. He is a cruel coward, and I hope he gets cited for a Felony and not a Misdemeanour.. How the hell can this horrible act of cruelty of a defenseless animal be considered just a Misdemeanour??

Colleen King
Colleen King
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald

This is one question I brought up so many things were nt done or asked how can this B a misdeanour this is just wrong just a boy. Wht a excuse&didn't knw better he knew better to have a family whose goin to take care of them taxpayers. Out of his house didn't knw bout the deer BS. Charge this to the max

Chris Sito
Chris Sito

If e wanted to feed his family maybe he should get a job.....what a scumbag

John Tod
John Tod

If he lived across the road from the cemetery he knew damn well the deer was tame and its connection to the community.

Jilliann Stevenson
Jilliann Stevenson

First of all,an 8 month old baby is not going to eat deer meat so that is his first lie.Second,he could have went to a church, shelter or soup kitchen for help instead of murdering Ella.I think this sicko just did this to be cruel.Thirdly,he could have went in a supermarket and asked the manager for a job or some kind of help.This will come back on him believe me.

Carol Jeanette
Carol Jeanette

What a jerk. Keep than inhumane idiot off the streets for good. I get so sick of people like this. R.I.P. sweet Ella. Love you!

Jan Ooms
Jan Ooms

What does one expect in a country where people are allowed to buy and use lethal weapons? Those who do must have a liking for killing and certainly there is more opprtunity for doing so if a weapon is owned? The answer by 'civilised' people to disagreements and hunger and greed is kill and kill. "The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too." ~Chief Luther Standing Bear

Mark Mansfield
Mark Mansfield

For those who have not read Vankirk's Statement of Probable Cause taken by Travis Goreham, an Agent of the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, please do. http://media.kshb.com/NWT/pdf/20130830_PC_DeerSlayer_Vankirk.pdf A couple of matters come to mind immediately vis a vis prosecuting this case: (1) Has anyone considered that Vankirk was trespassing when he killed Ella, and perhaps doing so after the cemetery was closed (7 pm)? Has the prosecutor raised this issue? If not, why not? (2) I...

For those who have not read Vankirk's Statement of Probable Cause taken by Travis Goreham, an Agent of the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, please do. http://media.kshb.com/NWT/pdf/20130830_PC_DeerSlayer_Vankirk.pdf A couple of matters come to mind immediately vis a vis prosecuting this case: (1) Has anyone considered that Vankirk was trespassing when he killed Ella, and perhaps doing so after the cemetery was closed (7 pm)? Has the prosecutor raised this issue? If not, why not? (2) I have looked at a map of the street grid surrounding Elmwood Cemetery. It appears to be residential. There is an athletic field very near the cemetery, and quite a latticework of streets -- residential? High pedestrian and vehicular traffic? If so, why has nothing been said about Vankirk discharging his .45 in this area, or the possibility that a groundskeeper or other cemetery employee could have been in close proximity to where Ella was when Vankirk discharged his weapon.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Mark Mansfield

yeah..why not ????????????

Palma Rice
Palma Rice

There is NO excuse for this man to have killed an innocent deer !!!!

Colleen King
Colleen King
  • Palma Rice

I believe him&the guy frm the cemetery was in on it for the $

Brett Dennison
Brett Dennison

WTF is the problem w/ people. This pile of crap who killed this beautiful deer should get his head kicked in !

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