Campaign managers always like to make a Great Big Deal about candidates’ roots, stressing the positive attributes of wherever that is, whether it’s a Big City or a Small Town or a Log Cabin or an Alaskan igloo. Let’s see what’s happening in Scranton, PA, where Joe Biden was born and wisely got the hell out of….
Scranton, PA – A man accused of fatally bludgeoning three people in a home over the summer has been held for trial in the slayings.
A magisterial district judge ruled there was enough evidence against Randal Rushing, 25, to hold him for trial on more than a dozen counts, including murder and kidnapping charges. Rushing has been held without bail since his arrest in Wilkes-Barre shortly after the killings.
Police responding to a 911 call found [three] victims in a south Scranton home around 7 a.m. July 17. Four others, including Rushing’s former girlfriend and a young boy, were found in the house unharmed; authorities said at least some of the survivors had been bound…..Police initially said the victims had been shot. But after an autopsy, authorities said Rushing used a knife and a hammer.
After his arrest, Rushing, of Scranton, blew a kiss at reporters and said, “I had fun.”
Defense attorney Paul Ackourey said his client may have mental-health problems. philly.com
Ya think, Counselor? Maybe the first clue is, he still lives in Scranton. But at least he had fun. Good, clean small-town fun.