Crazy New Yorker mistook an innocent UPS driver for Donald Trump, shot him and killed him. He was arrested, still believing he murdered the President-elect.
The 38-year-old shooter, Justin Barkley, said: “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly.”
This incident took place on December 8th in a Walmart parking lot in Ithaca. The victim’s name was William Schumacher and he was a driver for the United Parcel Service.
Barkley told the court he knew where Trump would be the day of the shooting and he waited in the parking lot in Ithaca to murder him.
“I went there to purposely shoot and kill him and put him down,” Barkley said.
Surprisingly, the case didn’t receive much national attention and that was mentioned by radio host Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh pointed out that if the victim was woman believed to be the Democratic presidential nominee, the story would be on every news channel.
“If this were Hillary Clinton, if there were some lunatic out there that had shot a woman and claimed that he was shooting Hillary Clinton, do you think the media all over America would be talking about it? And then condemning any and all supporters of Trump and Trump himself for the incendiary rhetoric that he’s engaged in and has inspired this violence. Because remember when [Congresswoman] Gabby Giffords got shot out there in Arizona, they tried to blame me and Sarah Palin. … Can you imagine the uproar? Can you imagine the wall-to-wall coverage?”
Limbaugh then wondered about the circumstances in the Barkley case in New York.
“Why did this guy want to kill Trump? Why did this guy think that he was killing Trump?” he asked. “What could have happened to make him so hateful toward Donald Trump? Might it be the Drive-By Media and the Democratic Party? Could they maybe be held somewhat accountable here for their never-ending constant vilifying of Trump?”
Apparently, Barkley told the court he understood the difference between mistaking a person for being Trump and asserting that he actually killed Trump. When asked if any evidence could be presented to him to suggest he killed a different person, he said, “I would hope not.”
Barkley attempted to plead guilty at his arraignment, but Judge John Rowley refused to accept it.
Mental Examination was requested for the defendant in order to see if he’s able to stand trial.
Barkley is accused of second-degree murder of the driver and menacing a police officer or peace officer, and faces a maximum penalty of 25 years to life in prison. His next scheduled court is appearance is at 2 p.m. on Jan. 6.
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