Jump to content
JWTalk - Jehovah's Witnesses Online Community

Update: Escaped prisoner Richard Matt was fatally shot!


We lock topics that are over 365 days old, and the last reply made in this topic was 2716 days ago. If you want to discuss this subject, we prefer that you start a new topic.

Recommended Posts

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/26/us/new-york-prison-break/

 

Plattsburgh, New York (CNN)[breaking news update, posted at 4:49 p.m.]

Richard Matt, one of two escaped murderers from an upstate New York maximum-security prison, was shot and killed by officers involved in a massive three-week manhunt, three federal, state and local law enforcement sources said Friday. Officers are still pursuing fugitive David Sweat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/26/us/new-york-prison-break/

 

Plattsburgh, New York (CNN)[breaking news update, posted at 4:49 p.m.]

Richard Matt, one of two escaped murderers from an upstate New York maximum-security prison, was shot and killed by officers involved in a massive three-week manhunt, three federal, state and local law enforcement sources said Friday. Officers are still pursuing fugitive David Sweat.

As a New Yorker, I have been touched by this story. A recently widowed Bible Student has a son in Dannemora (Clinton, NY). His story is sad and of a one shot involvement (Upstate boy goes to The City). A bad decision can leave one in a critical situation which changes that person's as well as others' lives, long term (in this system).  A Brother with a dearly loved family was once in a similar situation (not prison escape, but was in the grips of a bad decision with repercussions). His mother has been a long serving pioneer. The Brother is now a loving and faithful individual and has given assembly parts. Some of my worldly family and in-laws have narrowly escaped incarceration. I am saddened for the family of the escapee, who is now dead (as well as for any harmed in his path) - for  just a few weeks of 'freedom' on the run. So sad. We are not in a position to judge. That belongs to God. Many have had sentences overturned by forensic evidence. We have the avenue of prayer open to us, as we consider the answer to this pertinent question: "Who really is my neighbor?"  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

About JWTalk.net - Jehovah's Witnesses Online Community

Since 2006, JWTalk has proved to be a well-moderated online community for real Jehovah's Witnesses on the web. However, our community is not an official website of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is not endorsed, sponsored, or maintained by any legal entity used by Jehovah's Witnesses. We are a pro-JW community maintained by brothers and sisters around the world. We expect all community members to be active publishers in their congregations, therefore, please do not apply for membership if you are not currently one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

JWTalk 22.10.29 (changelog)