WTF 80 year old has shootout with police

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  1. Flabo

    Flabo Well-Known Member

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    Crazy that an 80 year old that was let out of prison because of his age, goes back out and kills someone else. Sounds like an old mob guy who didn't give a fuck

    http://m.enterprisenews.com/news/20160614/81-year-old-kingston-man-shot-to-death-at-ri-cemetery

    TIVERTON, R.I. – An 81-year-old Kingston, Mass., man was shot to death in a Rhode Island cemetery Monday night by an 80-year-old man who died an hour later in a shootout with police.

    Police said John Cloud, 81, was shot and killed in the Pocasset Hill Cemetery in Tiverton, R.I., by Edward Acquisto, 80, of Tiverton. Fall River and Tiverton police officers fatally shot Acquisto after he fired at them, police said.



    2 killed in shootings in Tiverton
    Police said Acquisto and Cloud met at about 6:30 p.m. in the cemetery, where Acquisto had been seen reading a Bible in the past.


    They said family members of the men confirmed the meeting had been planned. Investigators do not believe Cloud was armed.

    Cloud lived at 48 Barses Lane in the only house on a long dirt road that ends at conservation land around the Silver Lake reservoir. A man reached at a phone number identified as Cloud’s declined comment.

    This is the third violent death tied to Acquisto, who had received a life sentence in the 1979 rape of an ex-girlfriend in her Woonsocket apartment.

    In 1978, Acquisto beat to death John Teja, a bartender in Woonsocket. He was sentenced to serve 10 years concurrent to the life sentence in the rape case.

    In 1977, Acquisto was charged with attempted murder after Donald H. Shepherd was found unconscious in a pool of blood in Woonsocket. Charges were dismissed for lack of a speedy trial. After 12 years in a coma, Shepherd died of his injuries.

    The Rhode Island parole board refused to release Acquisto more than a half dozen times, noting often the seriousness of the crime and parole guidelines for lifers. But in 1995 the board released him to electronic monitoring.

    At least twice he had his parole revoked, once for drinking and a second time, in 1998, for shoplifting. He served an additional five years before he was released in May 2003. Acquisto had heart surgery while in prison.

    Neighbors on State Avenue in Tiverton were shocked to learn Tuesday that the thin, frail, quiet and polite elderly man who occasionally waved hello had a criminal past and that he had killed a man the night before.
     
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    Maybe a life sentence should have been for life. Mr. Cloud would think so if he was alive.
     
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    Listen, shooting people is a lot more fun than Bingo. Just sayin'...
     
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