Friday, October 21, 2005

Evil personified?

Rambix has written extensively on Joseph Edward Duncan III, the (alleged) murderer, (confirmed) child molester, (confirmed) pervert. See here, and especially here: "Duncan's reign of terror mounts" [with sub-links]. As previously posted, the judge is being sued for negligence for failing to secure the public from this monster: "Judge to answer for low bail?".

Here's an update from the St. Paul Pioneer Press web site: "Judge rules prosecutor must share videos". The authorities found a video in Duncan's vehicle upon his arrest. Apparently it's very sick and disturbing, so much so that the prosecutor resisted getting it copied.

Prosecutor Bill Douglas had resisted copying the materials,arguing they were too disturbing. District Judge Fred Gibler said he could find no reason to deny the defense copies. He also set strict guidelines to prevent the release of two video clips, which were 10 to 15 minutes each, to anyone else.

The materials were found in the Jeep after the capture of Joseph Edward Duncan III, who is charged with killing three members of an Idaho family — Mark Edward McKenzie; his girlfriend Brenda Kay Groene; and her 13-year-old son Slade Vincent Groene — in May so he could abduct Shasta Groene, 8, and her brother, Dylan Groene, 9, for sex. Duncan at the time had jumped bail on a Minnesota molestation case, authorities have said.
Can you imagine having to watch that video, even for the purposes of prosecution? Duncan may be the closest thing to pure evil we'll see in a long time.

Duncan, 42, who remains jailed without bail, he refused to attend Wednesday's hearing. He had been living in Fargo, N.D.

Duncan, a registered sex offender who was on the run from a molestation charge in Detroit Lakes, Minn., when he was arrested, faces the death penalty if convicted of the three counts of first-degree murder he faces in Idaho.