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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Triple murder in King of Prussia, PA

A South Jersey man is being jailed without bail in Montgomery County, Pa. on charges that he stabbed three people to death last Friday in King of Prussia.

In addition to facing first-degree murder charges in the stabbing deaths of Lisa Greaves, her sister Heather, and Heather’s three-year-old daughter, district attorney Bruce Castor says John Eichinger will also be charged with the 1999 murder of Jennifer Still of Bridgeport (Montgomery County), Pa.

Another nut (excuse me, "alleged nut") who, if guilty, deserves to be punished for his crimes. What makes this story different? It's the overreaction of the district attorney.

Castor says the motive appears to be jealousy, but they are also looking into some sort of connection with the fantasy role-playing game ”Dungeons and Dragons”:

"I mean, you have many, many stab wounds and those 'Dungeons and Dragons' fantasy games involve swords and knives and daggers and things of that nature. There may be a connection but I can’t say for sure.”



All this, of course, is ridiculous. A couple of comments from players of Dungeons and Dragons in response to the DA's inane statement:

We should blame cooking shows. After all, they display these sharp knives all the time.

Why didn't you kill yourself when you went bankrupt playing Monopoly? Maybe... because it's not real?

I've always disliked any controversy where a crime is blamed on a TV show, style of music, movie, or anything other than the deliberate actions of the actor. Long ago, I observed that if you are a child caught doing something very bad, you should blame it on something, anything. Many people will ignore that you destroyed property/endangered innocents/caused another's death and start focusing on the scapegoat.

2 Comments:

At 7:31 PM, Blogger meredith said...

Um I am Lisa Greaves Best friend,good friends and heather was my sons babysitter,Avery was my goddaughter.he confessed to the killing said he planned them 10 days a head .plus saided in his confession he fanizied about killing heather and lisa for 5 years,he did play d$d game also. you dont know anything about this case so get your facts straight before you go on the web demeaning 3 innocent vitims ,not to meantion a baby killer.
meredith

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger paul said...

i dated lisa for a few months before I left for Iraq with the ARMY. i didnt date lisa longer than a few months but she was the best thing i remember about home. i was in love with her. i imagined her greeting me off the plane when i got home and spending the rest of my life with her. i wanted to have the love that you see in movies with her, something for forever. Meredith, i lost Ange's email, if you read this, i return home from iraq in late december and i dont know where to find lisa now. please find me
-paul

 

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