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I didn’t blog on the senseless killing of Nicole duFresne in New York last week, but I have been keeping an eye on the story. The grainy surveillance camera images didn’t bode well for being able to find her killers, but a glass raised to New York’s finest who appear to have done just that:

Police yesterday busted a paroled teen punk who allegedly shot aspiring actress Nicole duFresne — but the crybaby put on his own performance, moaning and complaining that he was sick, while taking no responsibility for the coldblooded slaying.

Rudy Fleming, 19, “was whining like a little girl,” a law-enforcement source scoffed. “I don’t feel good,” the hood complained, lolling his head and pretending to be dizzy as detectives tried to question him. He appeared on the verge of tears, clenching his eyes shut with his lips quivering, when he was led out of the 13th Precinct station house after being slapped with charges of first- and second-degree murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

As well he should be – murder in cold blood is about as serious as it gets. Many of us live in a cocoon of invulnerability and believe that nothing like this could ever happen to us. I have no doubt that Nicole thought so when she basically taunted her attacker:

DuFresne, a Minnesota native, told the thug, “What are you going to do, shoot us?” after he allegedly pistol-whipped her fiancé, Jeffrey Sparks, 28, and menaced their friends at the corner of Rivington and Clinton streets.

If she’d given him what he wanted she might still be alive. Taunting a thug with a gun is just not a good idea. A tragic waste.

Written by martinipundit

February 1, 2005 at 5:07 pm

Posted in General

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