Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New article sheds light on Yohannes case

In an excellent piece of investigative journalism, College Times reporter Joseph Laney has uncovered several facts that call the arrest of UVSC student Kidus Yohannes into question.

Nine digits
Yohannes kept in solitary confinement based on numerical discrepancy
(College Times, October 22 2007)

You might recall that Yohannes, an Ethiopian immigrant, was arrested over the summer and charged with falsifying information on a firearms application. At the time of his arrest, which was shortly after the tragic campus shootings at Virginia Tech, his roommates claimed that Yohannes often talked about killing police officers and members of the military.

Laney's article examines the case against him thoroughly, and with evidence this flakey it makes one wonder why Yohannes is still held on $250,000 bail.

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