Wednesday, July 31, 2019
"Kill All White People": Black Serial Killer Charged for Murder in Targeting 6 White Victims in Kansas City, Missouri
For a year, the walking and biking trails snaking through south Kansas City, Missouri, were plagued with bloodshed. Beginning in August 2016 and continuing deep into the next year, the bodies of hikers and dog walkers were found dead along the city’s Indian Creek trail or on nearby roadways. They were all shot. They were all middle-aged. They were all white.
The killing stopped after the August arrest of Fredrick Demond Scott, a 22-year-old Burger King employee. As The Washington Post reported in September, Scott, who's African American, had allegedly threatened to shoot up his high school and "kill all white people."
Last fall, Scott pleaded not guilty to 3 slayings: the deaths of Karen Harmeyer, 64; John Palmer, 54; and Steven Gibbons, 57.
He was the suspect in 3 additional deaths and on Friday a grand jury in Jackson County indicted Scott in connection with them. The victims, according to the Associated Press, were Michael Darby, 61; Timothy Rice, 57; and David Lenox, 67. Scott now faces a total 6 counts of 1st-degree murder and 6 counts of armed criminal action.
"We’re thankful that he's off the street and hopefully he’ll be held accountable for what he's done," Mindy Lenox, the David Lenox’s daughter, told the Kansas City Star. "I don’t know for me personally that there's any closure. Nothing can bring my dad back and nothing can take that pain away, but at least knowing that the person responsible will be held accountable, it'll certainly be helpful."
After Scott’s arrest, local news outlets dug up his alleged past threats regarding race. In 2014, Scott was a student at an alternative school when he allegedly threatened to "shoot the school up, Columbine-style." According to municipal court documents, he also spoke of wanting to kill himself and to "kill all white people."
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