Why it's important to dress properly for Easter

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  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    AP - April 06, 2010
    Police: Ohio woman killed over Easter attire spat
    COLUMBUS, OHIO

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a woman shot her cousin to death during an argument that started because one woman didn't think the other was dressed properly for Easter dinner.

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a woman shot her cousin to death during an argument that started because one woman didn't think the other was dressed properly for Easter dinner.

    Columbus police say 19-year-old Danielle Pickens showed up Sunday night at the home of Evelyn Burgess wearing a T-shirt and jean shorts. Detective Steven Eppert says 42-year-old Burgess told officers she thought the outfit was inappropriate and disrespectful.

    The women fought. Police say Pickens walked outside to leave and Burgess shot her in the head with a handgun. Pickens died at a hospital early Monday.

    Eppert says Burgess told investigators she didn't mean to shoot Pickens.

    Burgess is to appear in court Tuesday on a murder charge. Court records don't show an attorney for her.
     
  2. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

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    If only she'd tucked the T-shirt into the jean shorts than all would have been well. :crying:
     

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    Danielle Pickens

    'Inappropriate' Easter outfit blamed in death

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 2:53 AM
    By John Futty

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH



    When a teenage cousin showed up at Evelyn Burgess' house for Easter dinner wearing what Burgess considered a revealing outfit, the hostess was not going to let the issue go.

    According to family members who were present, Burgess got mad when her husband took notice of the T-shirt and jean shorts that Danielle Pickens was wearing.

    Burgess and Danielle Pickens fought before Pickens walked outside and got into a car in front of the Linden-area house.

    Burgess followed, pointed a handgun at her 19-year-old second cousin and shot her in the head, according to police.

    Burgess, 42, told police that Pickens showed up at her house in an outfit that "was inappropriate and disrespectful to wear at Easter dinner," said Columbus homicide detective Steven Eppert.

    He said Burgess told investigators "she didn't mean to shoot" Pickens, who was wounded at 8:43 p.m. in front of 1666 Manchester Ave.

    Pickens, who lived nearby on Pontiac Street, died at Riverside Methodist Hospital at 2 a.m. yesterday of a gunshot wound in the head, said Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak.

    Eppert said a large number of family members and friends were at Burgess' house during the confrontation and "quite a few were witnesses" to the shooting.

    Yesterday, several family members gathered at Pickens' house. Her cousin, Tico Pickens, 33, described Danielle as a "sweet, young, caring person."

    "And what happened to her should have never happened," he said.

    Eppert said Burgess does not appear to have a criminal record.

    The shooting is the 25th homicide in Columbus this year.

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/conten...te-easter-outfit-blamed-in-death.html?sid=101
     
  4. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Little extreme, but perhaps to serve as a warning to others?
     
  5. nam02G

    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    Question for you Ms. Burgess. If you didn't mean to shoot your cousin, why were you pointing a gun at her and pulling the trigger?
     
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    This is where the "you can't disrespect me" culture has gotten people.

    It sounds like it wasn't inappropriate clothing that was the main problem,

    "Burgess got mad when her husband took notice of the T-shirt and jean shorts that Danielle Pickens was wearing".

    Jealousy and anger, it gets the better of a lot of people.
     
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    About 10 to 15 years ago in Houston a man killed his brother over the last pork chop.
     
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    Sad, reflects on society pretty heavily. The mentality of some people just continues to degrade, saddest part of all is how this is happening to more and more folks.
     
  10. aplcr0331

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    Wow, respect is a huge thing in some communities. I learned the hard way growing up in a diverse neighborhood playing basketball. If I was confident in the way I played an enjoyed beating certain people not like me; I was challenged to fight for my show of "disresepct".
     
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    I saw a version of the story with a picture of Evelyn Burgess. She looked like (a) she's done plenty of fighting and (b) she was probably just jealous of Pickens.:rofl:
     
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    One of the last times I was at a murder scene, the guy killed his brother for pouring out his beer - not even sure it was the last one. Then he set up on the hill with a rifle, waiting to ambush the police. Didn't work out for him, since the police decided to walk up behind him insteead of driving up in front of him. He felt bad about it later, however.
     
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    eh, I recall about 20 years ago someone shot their friend (brother, something) over not handing them the remote to the TV.
     
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    Somebody been watching too many Tyler Perry "Madea" movies, perhaps?
     
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    And shooting someone to death for inappropriate clothing....IS appropriate?
     
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    Wow. Just...wow.
     
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    inthefrey Moved on...

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    WOW! Just WOW!

    Has anyone blamed the ENTIRE Christian community yet??
     
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    it says the husband noticed the little outfit. Maybe it was a fit of jealousy?
     
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    NONO NO its those evil guns doing the killings!!!!! Blame the guns, its not the persons fault......:steamed:
     
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    What an ignorant violent bunch.