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Insanity Offshore Killing

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Just heard this story on the T&R Morning Show featured on The Stack segment.   An offshore crew was attacked with a knife and hammer by one of their own.  At least one person was killed and others were injured during the insanity.   Here's a blurb from The Boston Herald...

 

Fisherman charged with killing shipmate held without bail

 

BOSTON — The fisherman charged with killing one crew mate and injuring another on board a commercial fishing vessel off the Massachusetts coast has been held without bail.

Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez made his initial appearance in federal court on Wednesday in Boston where he is charged with murder and attempted murder.

Authorities say Vazquez, a Mexican national living in the U.S. illegally, used a hammer and a knife to attack his shipmates Sunday on the Virginia-based vessel Captain Billy Haver about 55 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

Vazquez is also facing several charges in Newport News, Virginia, for an alleged abduction in March.

Vazquez's federal public defender requested a probable cause hearing, which was tentatively scheduled for next week, but had no comment outside the courtroom.

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The Cape Cod Times has a more detailed version of this story but it's not allowing me to cut and paste it here.   There's also the audio from the captain hailing the Coast Guard for a mayday distress call.  

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27 mins ago, flylikabird said:

News to me.   Hadn't heard about it or seen a thread.  Still news to me.

I hadn't heard it either...don't let folks trying to tell you the news is old get to you...never understood being concerned enough to respond only to tell someone it didn't happen today :)

 

Not sure why you can't copy/paste from Cape Cod Times...the story, if nothing else, sounds very interesting...and a bit disturbing :b:

 

TimS

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The CCT website doesn't allow the copy function but if you hit the button "Ctrl" and the letter C it will copy. Use Ctrl V to paste.

Edited by JEFFSOD

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Illegal alien with a prior arrest for forceful abduction; and let out on bail. Nothing to see here folks just a friendly migrant trying to live the American dream.

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48 mins ago, CcCstriper89 said:

Illegal alien with a prior arrest for forceful abduction; and let out on bail. Nothing to see here folks just a friendly migrant trying to live the American dream.

I don't think you can even say 'illegal alien' any more...even though that's what he is :laugh:

 

TimS 

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48 mins ago, Rlan401 said:

One of the mates probably threatened deportation or at least to blow the whistle on him.

Or he forgot to bring his smack with him and was going through crazy withdrawals.........

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You can say anything you want if you are a Dem. most conservative Republicans don’t because well it’s just not in the nature of most civilized people. Proof in on the TV. You can see it every day. A civil war has been going on for a while now in this country. We need it to end

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Control C it is.   Thanks Guys.  Here's that Cape Cod Times story.....

 

Crewman charged with killing on fishing boat near Nantucket

A Mexican man in the country illegally has been charged with killing one crew member and assaulting several others with a hammer and a knife on board a fishing boat Sunday afternoon about 55 miles east of Nantucket, according to a statement issued Monday by U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling’s office.

Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was charged Monday with one count of murder within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the U.S. and one count of attempted murder within that same jurisdiction, according to the statement.

On Sunday, the fishing vessel Captain Billy Haver was sailing with seven crew members, including Vazquez, off the coast of Nantucket when someone aboard the ship heard yelling from the deck, according to an affidavit by a U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent. When the crew member ran around a corner to investigate, he was struck three times in the back of the head by Vazquez, who was wielding a hammer in one hand and a knife in the other, the affidavit says.

Vazquez told the victim, who fell onto his back, to “just stay there,” the affidavit says. The victim looked over and saw another crew member lying on the deck a few feet away with blood coming from his mouth. He then allegedly saw Vazquez strike another crew member, who had emerged from the ice hold, with a hammer.

Vazquez then allegedly climbed the mast and threw the knife to the deck as other crew members tried to capture him.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard released the mayday call during the incident. The captain of the vessel at one point said “One of the crew members went crazy and he started hitting people in the head with a hammer.”

Vazquez is illegally present in the U.S., according to the statement from Lelling’s office. On March 9, he was arrested in Newport News, Virginia, for abduction by force, intimidation, or deception, and released on bond, the statement says. He will appear in federal court in Boston at a future date, according to Lelling’s office.

The 83-foot Captain Billy Haver is based out of Seaford, Virginia, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration online vessel documentation website. It is owned by Captain Juan Inc. A message left for the company seeking additional information was not immediately returned.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call Sunday afternoon from the boat about the incident, according to a Coast Guard official. The call to the Coast Guard came in at 2:30 p.m., according to Lelling’s office.

The official said the caller reported that a member of the crew on the boat had attacked several other fishermen.

A German cruise ship, Mein Schiff 6, came alongside the trawler and took two injured fishermen on board, according to the Coast Guard official, who confirmed Sunday that the cruise ship’s doctor later pronounced one of them dead. The victim who died had a visible wound to his head and stab wounds to his torso, according to Lelling’s office.

The Coast Guard cutter Lagare responded to the trawler and a law enforcement team boarded the vessel, the official said. The three vessels then made their way to Boston.

State police were notified that an altercation had occurred on a boat in international waters and that the Coast Guard was responding, state police spokesman David Procopio said Saturday. They did not receive any further update or any request for a response, he said.

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I call this thread racist. We Mexican's are not guilty of:  murder, assaulting a Justice of the Peace, raping a virgin of the white race, statutory rape of a minor of the black race, derailing a train in order to rob the passengers, … robbery, highway robbery, robbing an unknown number of post offices, breaking out of a …, counterfeiting and passing counterfeit money, and the accused… promoting prostitution …high places of authority… illegal postal pick up… intention of selling black fugitive slaves… the sheriff in Sonora… hired himself out as guide on a wagon train, after receiving his payment in advance, he deserted the wagon train in the hunting grounds of the Sioux Indians… misrepresenting himself as a Mexican general in order to receive a salary and living allowance from the Union Army.

 

 

 

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