News TAYLOR, MI: Paranoid man opens fire on vehicle killing 7-year-old-girl

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  1. dawg

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    Who says that paranoia doesn't kill?
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    TAYLOR, MI -- Seven-year-old Emma Watson Nowling was shot and killed by a family friend Thursday night after soccer practice at the Taylor Sportsplex.
    She died at Children's Hospital in Detroit due to injuries sustained to the head, Taylor Police said.

    Her mother, Sharon Elizabeth Watson, 37, was also shot. She is in serious, but stable condition at an area hospital, according to Taylor Police Chief Mary Sclabassi.

    The man who is believed to have shot the two, Timothy Nelson Obeshaw, 57, fired rounds into the victims' vehicle and then turned the handgun on himself.

    A 9 mm pistol recovered from the scene was registered to Obeshaw. He registered the weapon in his own name in September 2015 in the city of Belleville, where he at one point lived with Watson, the 7-year-old deceased, and the girl's father.

    "It was a legal weapon," Sclabassi said,

    Police confirmed Obeshaw also had a valid concealed pistol license.

    He recently moved to a home in Taylor where he lived with at least one other individual.

    Upon talking to family and friends of Obeshaw, police were told the man "believed that someone was trying to control him through mind control," Sclabassi said.

    "He though someone was out to get him," she said in a Friday press conference. "Unfortunately, it appears as a result of his (instability) we now have a little girl who simply just wanted to go yesterday to play soccer, and never went home."

    The initial investigation by Taylor police indicates that Obeshaw was a family friend to Watson, her daughter and the girl's father. He had lived on their property in Belleville.

    Obeshaw had "taken" to the little girl, Sclabassi said. At Nowling's 6:30 p.m. soccer practice, witnesses saw the man interact with the girl. He was happy to see her, and she was happy to see him.

    It was a happy interaction, police said, and Obeshaw had been at the girl's practices and games before.

    When Nowling and her mother were leaving practice at around 8 p.m.

    Shots rang out when Obeshaw "confronted Watson and her daughter at their vehicle."

    He had driven separately.

    Witnesses saw Obeshaw fire gunshots into Watson's vehicle, striking 7-year-old Nowling first, and then her mother.

    He then shot and killed himself.

    Police do not have a motive for the shootings aside from reported paranoia. Police have not found any criminal history, nor are they aware if Obeshaw has a history of mental illness, any official diagnosis or treatment.

    Police said they have no reason to believe there was any sort of romantic involvement between Watson and Obeshaw.

    Sclabassi said Friday that Watson is still undergoing procedures. She has been informed that her daughter died from the gunshot wounds.

    The chief also said the shooting adds to an ongoing debate.

    "Obviously if the persons close to this individual (Obeshaw) had perhaps taken the steps to make sure that he got the help he needed, he may not have been in the position to obtain the firearms that he had yesterday," she said. "It is unfortunate."

    Sclabassi applauded first responders and the police who responded to the shooting.

    "They did really well last night," she said.

    Police do not believe Obeshaw targeted the Taylor Sportsplex, and said they're working to tie up any loose ends.

    The case is contained, Sclabassi said.


    http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/12/7-year-old_dead_mother_in_seri.html
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    family friend? who lived with them?
     
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    Hanzi?
     
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    But but, he was a law abiding citizen, robin. These things don't happen right Fred? I will continue to live in the dream world i have created for myself. I cant face reality, Gary.
     
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    vert de ferk ???
     
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    Why didn't he just cry on tv and say she found the gun in the dresser drawer like most people who shoot their kids do? :dontknow:
     
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    at least he killed himself and saved the taxpayers money.
     
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    Perhaps a mental evaluation prior to receiving the conceal permit might have helped. God forbid one person in this country not be armed. Rest in peace little one.
     
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    there's fake mental illness
    like i'm sad and can't get outta bed--or my daddy told me I was a loser
    and then there's fucking nuts

    fucking nuts is a very sad state of affairs
     
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    All applicants applying for an Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit must:


    • Be at least 21 years old. Members of the armed forces stationed in Missouri must be at least 18 years old. Their spouses must be at least 21 years old.
    • Resident of Missouri. Non-resident permits are issued to members of the armed forces stationed in Missouri and their spouses.
    • Be a citizen of the United States
    • has not been convicted, or pled guilty or nolo contendre to any felony
    • have no weapons-related misdemeanor conviction
    • have not been convicted within the past five years of a violent misdemeanor or have not been convicted of two or more misdemeanors involving DWI or possession or abuse of a controlled substance within the past five years
    • not be a fugative
    • not be currently charged with a felony
    • not have been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces
    • not have been adjudged mentally incompetent within the past five years
    • received the required firearms safety training at least eight hours in length
    • have not the respondent of a valid full order of protection
     
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    Doesn't look like a mental evaluation is required, perhaps it should be. Also noticed it's ok to have been determined mentally incompetent 6 years ago, that's odd.
     
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    You do realize people overcome illnesses right? Would you support a test for the right to vote or have free speech? How about until we can give you a test you waive your right to a trial by jury and we house a few soldiers in your home.
     
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    Paranoia leads to violence and accidental violence...

    ... Let's circumvent congress with ineffective gun restrictions and cause more paranoia!
     
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    Maybe we can wait 20 years after the mental illness diagnosis to give them a gun, just saying..
     
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    Do you have any statistics on people who have committed murders with a legally owned gun after waiting out the grace period for mental illness, or are you just going with a knee jerk reaction?
     
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    calling for gun control over incidents like this will not solve the problem of paranoia and people snapping. However, pretending that law abiding citizens don't commit crimes or snap is just as ludicrous.
     
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