- As I posted earlier, the information changes in the Hulsman homicide flew like crazy¬†beginning Tuesday. The¬†main thing that changed was the spelling of the poor woman’s name.
At first the Sheriff’s Office reported her name as Hulsman. Then¬†incident reports and a recheck of her mailbox had here name as Hulsmann. Then her obit was released and it had Hulsman. Which led to a¬†check with the¬†Register of Deeds, and yep,¬†Hulsmann again. The newspaper originally reported her name as Hulsman and with so many changes, even in between press times, we stuck with Hulsman, figuring it was better to be¬†consistently wrong¬† (or right, who’s to say?) than bounce around and make a tragic situation more confusing for readers.
Here are a few photos in¬†from Friday.
Sheriff Ed Brown answers reporters’ questions:
Lead investigators, Sheriff’s Sgts. Tom Robinson and Kerry Gibson, listen during Friday’s press conference:
Daily News Chief Photographer John Althouse snaps photos for the newspaper:
In one of the incident reports, the suspect states he was friends with the alleged victim’s step son. Not the best character reference, considering this:
Notice how the state calls him Hulsman and Hulsmann.
- NCIS is taking an interest in an unsolved Onslow County homicide they haven’t previously investigated.¬†This is good news. NCIS was the first agency at the federal level to have a cold case squad and it has¬†resolved 60 deaths since its inception in the mid-1990s.
Investigative efforts¬†by NCIS special agents like Sam Worth – who interviewed George Hayden in 1998 and caught him in a big slip up – and Wayne Brown – who¬†labored over the case in his off time -¬†laid the ground work for Hayden’s¬†eventual arrest and conviction in the 1972¬†shooting murder of Marine Sgt. William Miller.
I hope they get to the bottom of this newest case they’ve tackled because I know the suspects and they need to be jailed.
- Friday¬†was the second late¬†Friday night I’ve had to work in a row.¬†Last week it was about pre-election stories. This¬†time it was all about post¬†election stories. Grab a copy of Sunday’s paper and see for yourself.
One lingering question, will¬†Robert Grady¬†announce his intention to run for another office¬†or pay out of his own pocket¬†the cell phone bill he has been charging to his campaigns since 2002?
And in the interest of fairness, I know¬†FBI agents have been conducting interviews¬†recently¬†about Louis Sewell. I spoke to one of the people interviewed, but they wouldn’t say much.¬†I have heard from¬†reliable law enforcement sources that the U.S. Attorney’s Office is mighty interested in Sewell right now.
Sewell didn’t want to talk about the federal probe when I interviewed him in his riverfront office¬†behind his Anne Street mansion.¬†
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- On Saturday, Mike McHugh ran into a firm believer in the Bill of Rights. His account of events follows:
Sometimes it’s painful to have to educate people–who should know better–about the rights afforded every American under our constitution, specifically that pesky First Amendment.¬†Case in point. I was shooting pictures of the Jacksonville Veterans Day parade along
Western Blvd.Saturday and saw a scene that seemed ripe for illustration. What I saw was a long line of cars snaking around the drive thru of Starbucks and behind it the activity of the parade.¬†It was a great juxtapose of¬†beautiful pageantry–the Veterans Day parade–¬†and everyday pedestrian consumerism of $5 coffee to go.¬†I photographed the scene capturing the line of cars.¬†As I passed along side the cars, the driver of the Land Rover powered-down her passenger side window and pronounced, “I did not give you permission to take¬†my picture.” Upon which I politely informed the driver with the blue Camp¬†Lejeune sticker¬†affixed the vehicle’s front windshield that I did not need anyone’s permission to take a photograph since I was standing in a public area to which the driver said – noticing my press credential – if the picture was published she would take legal action. I informed her it would be on our website by sundown.Sometimes the there are a few – I’m not proud to say – Marines who believe their authority and the perimeter of the Camp¬† Lejeuneextends into all corners of . I’m saddened to think if this young lady is indeed a Marine officer – since blue stickers indicate the vehicle is that of an officer – why is she so naive as to the constitutional rights of the very citizens she’s been trained to defend.¬†Or is it just arrogance? Onslow County
THE PHOTO HAS BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE IT HAS NO NEWS VALUE.
I think the main points in all of this¬†are: 1) There is no expectation of privacy in a public place. 2) We should all be a little nicer to each other. 3) Not every disagreement should be fodder for public display. 4) AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DO SOMETHING DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD.
- Come to think of it, Mike McHugh can be annoying with his camera phone. Check out this photo he took of me praying at work the other day:
Anyone who claims I was sleeping is wrong. I often snore when awake.