This is one of those scary stories that you hope will either be taken care of promptly by authorities or is just a nightmare which you will wake up from in the next couple minutes.
Yeah, the guy who did this is some sort of crazy. Look at this man.
"This individual will kill, and he will rape."
Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley actually said this.
This dude seems to have just randomly killed a tech CEO, and I hope it's nothing more than that. Though if this was a planned attack on someone simply due to social status and/or race, I won't be surprised.
Police in Baltimore say they are searching for a repeat violent offender who should not have been free after a 26-year-old tech CEO was found dead at an apartment Monday.
Pava LaPere, the CEO and founder of EcoMap Technologies, whose accomplishments earned her a spot on the Forbes' "30 Under 30" list, was found dead about 11:30 a.m. Monday at an apartment with apparent signs of "blunt-force trauma," police said.
Police said Tuesday they had issued an arrest warrant for Jason Billingsley on first-degree murder and additional charges.
Officials said Billingsley, 32, of Baltimore, should be considered armed and dangerous.
"This individual will kill, and he will rape," Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley warned Tuesday afternoon at a news conference. "He will do anything he can to cause harm."
This man was supposed to spend 14 years in prison for a first-degree sex offense back in 2015, but, as seems to be the trend, he was let off the hook and put right back on the streets.
I want to pause and take a quick look at Pava LaPere, because we cannot forget her in all of this:
LaPere's firm, EcoMap Technologies, positions itself as a company that uses technology to "digitize ecosystems, ensuring anyone can easily access the information they need, so ecosystems can be as equitable, efficient, & effective as possible."
In a statement, EcoMap Technologies said the circumstances surrounding LaPere's death were "deeply distressing" and that she "was not only the visionary force behind EcoMap but was also a deeply compassionate and dedicated leader."
The company will never be the same without her, and I truly believe that this is what jealous criminals are after: People who are driven and successful. I hope I'm wrong.
More info on our violent criminal, Jason Billingsley:
The Maryland sex offender registry shows he was released from prison in October. The registry classified him in "tier 3," which includes the most serious charges and requires offenders to register for life.
The prosecutor in the 2015 case did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Billingsley's public defender could not immediately be reached…
Court records show Billingsley also pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in 2009 and second-degree assault in 2011.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott chimed in on the issue and had a few harsh words, as, again, seems to be the trend lately.
"There is no way in hell that he should have been out on the street," Scott said. "When the police go out and do their job, as they did in this case ... and the state's attorney goes out and does their work, gets the conviction, the conviction should be the conviction.
"We are tired of talking about the same people committing the same kind of crimes over and over again."
And that's all we'll get from the mayor — harsh words; it's always the same. Yet this guy is on the loose, and he "will kill, and he will rape." This is what happens when we start using "equity" in our justice system instead of good old fashioned common sense. This guy was essentially conditioned to believe that it doesn't matter what kind of heinous crimes he commits, he will always get off easy.
Until we wake up, America, we will see more stories like this one. They pile up fast, and before you know it it'll be happening in your city, in your neighborhood, on your block.
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