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story.lead_photo.caption Laquan Fitzpatrick (left) makes his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon since being charged in the Christmas Eve shooting death of Salvation Army Major Philip Wise. - Photo by Stephen B. Thornton

The capital murder trial of a Little Rock man accused of killing a Salvation Army officer was scheduled for January as the 19-year-old made his first appearance Tuesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

The man accused of killing a Salvation Army major last Christmas Eve appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Salvation Army slaying suspect appears in court

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Arkansas, Pages 7 on 06/02/2010

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  • snapper1
    June 2, 2010 at 7:35 a.m.

    WHEN PEOPLE KILL SOMEONE,WHY DO THEY GET TO STAY IN JAIL SO LONG?
    2 WEEKS AFTER THEY ARE ARRESTED HAVE A TRIAL,IF FOUND GUILTY TAKE A SHORT PIECE OF ROPE LET THEM SWANG TILL THE SUN GOES DOWN.

  • Murphy01
    June 2, 2010 at 8:35 a.m.

    Two weeks, how about two minutes. Vance in for life, it still blows my mind. Will this one or the other piece of garbage mentioned above get to live off my dime for the rest of their sorry lives as well? People say capital punishment doesn't work. How would they know considering it's never used!

  • TheGoodGuy
    June 2, 2010 at 9:35 a.m.

    Wow, imagine that! ANOTHER black guy committing a crime!!! Really? Wow!!! We had to even look at the picture to know this? Why is it that 99% of the people that commit violent crimes are black?????? Anyone else see a trend going on? Stereotypes are there for a reason people.....it's because they are true! If they weren't true, then the stereotype would not be there or fit at all. I say we start doing something like snapper or jimmy says...when they mess up, we put a bullet in their heads as they walk into the jail after sentencing.

  • Respectoneanother
    June 3, 2010 at 5:49 a.m.

    I can not understand what Fitzpatrick was thinking when he killed Mr.Wise in front of his family. The family will never get over seeing their father/husband gunned down. If the man needed help he could of went to the Salvation Army and they would of helped him. If he had asked for the money Mr. Wise probably would have given it to him. I know that times are tough. I think most of us are in the same boat when it comes to finances. Mr. Wise devoted his life to helping others. What could Fitzpatrick have needed the money for that was worth doing this?

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