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Todd Shepard: Admitted Cop Killer Inspired by Red Lobster Waitress; Louis Farrakhan Snub

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Todd Shepard: Yearned to kill a cop following the death of a former girlfriend.
A felon convicted of previous drug trafficking and assault charges added a new notch to his belt yesterday: convicted cop killer.

The witness-stand confession shocked a packed courtroom in suburban St. Louis where 43-year-old Todd Shepard had been on trial all week for the murder of University City police officer Michael King on October 31, 2008.

During cross examination, Shepard told St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch that he singled out King because he was white and appeared vulnerable as he sat in his police car observing Halloween revelers in the University City Loop.

"He looked up and looked at me and we made eye contact," Shepard told the court before screaming what happened next: "Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!"

As the Post-Dispatch chronicles this morning, Shepard told McCulloch during cross examination that he would have fired a hundred shots at the officer if he could.

Following his confession, Shepard went on to stun jurors with his rationale for the killing, saying that he'd plotted to kill a cop since 2001 when his former girlfriend, Annette Green, was shot to death by a white police officer during a drug raid. (The cop in that slaying was acquitted of any wrongdoing.)

Shepard got himself a .38 caliber handgun that he named "Nette" after his deceased lover and talked off and on for years about the day he'd start a "revolution" by murdering a police officer. That day came on October 31, 2008, when Shepard said he learned on TV that presidential candidate Barack Obama would not seek an endorsement from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

The news so infuriated Shepard that he said he flushed his voter card down the toilet. Later, while having lunch at Red Lobster, he saw a waitress with the nametag "Truth" who spoke of being a revolutionary. That reminded Shepard of Malcolm X and his calls for revolution.

Driving through University City on a mission to buy drugs, Shepard decided the time to start the uprising was now. He saw a cop walking down the sidewalk whom he thought of killing, but passed up the potential victim when he couldn't find a place to park his car. Later he saw another U. City cop in a patrol car, but she wouldn't do because she was black. 
 
Finally he saw King, sitting in his car at the corner of Delmar and Leland. Shepard left the engine of his car running, walked up to King, fired off several rounds at point blank range and fled the scene. He was arrested a few days later in Kansas City.

Asked whether he hoped that King died from the assault, Shepard responded that he "was praying he did."

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chunt
chunt

i wish the unhappy ppl on here would find there own pity party website.  this turned into my dick i bigger than urs forum.  ridiculous!

Hank Richards
Hank Richards

Typical nigger

echota
echota

I am thinking that, perhaps, the world would be better today if the Neanderthal "RACE" had won the evolutionary rights instead of the Homo sapien "RACE". Homo sapiens do not seem to be doing such a great job.

Frank Blunt
Frank Blunt

and im thinking that had they just taken the slaves back to their jungle instead of freeing them the united states would be a much better place to live.  No doubt about it.  They hate us for ancient things more than anyone hates them. Black on white crime is ridiculously high almost like they feel better about hurting white people instead of their own kind even when they are mixed race like this schmuck is.  Its proof that no matter how much you squash pride or hate in the white community the black community will not lower its hate or pride.  It is a catastrophe that a white child cannot celebrate his own race but black asian and spanish children can.  That is racist and ignorant.  Stop the racism and hate in the black community too and let everyone celebrate and have pride in their race equally.

Aussie_girl_nat
Aussie_girl_nat

@ piscopoMy great uncle was walking home in the middle of the day when he was ambushed by Nazis and although begged for his life was still shot. Am I bitter about that? Yes. Do I go around calling everyone I don't like Nazis? No. Thanks for informing me that 6 million Jews were killed...I had no idea! Unfortunately nothing seems to have much improved since then with global wars and the constant violence that is highlighted in the above article. Focus on the here and now and what you can change. Talking about things that happened 80 years ago, especially when not alot has changed since was my point. And calling me Aussie-whatever doesn't make me look stupid or uneducated, right?

Zelda
Zelda

Hey Anonymous, Think of one person you love the most, which could possibly be yourself and something so terrible happened to them and they were struggling to survive. Who would you call? The police? Maybe you could start thanking them because they're putting their life on the line everyday for people like you.

anonymous
anonymous

big surpise that cop lover passerby wants the fbi to come get me for internet comments.

and of course these people love it when the u.s. kills brown people across the ocean. you know, because it's for freedom.

montee
montee

Quit hiding behind anonymity. You're a coward. Pure coward. Chicken. If you are so tough, then post your info. Come on. Show us what a real man you are. Come out of the shadows and show everyone how big and scary you are. Coward.

anonymous
anonymous

what are you suggesting, montee? that if i expressed my constitutionally protected opinion in front of a cop he'd club me with a nightstick?

no shit, sherlock. they're power-hungry, arrogant thugs with contempt for the rule of law.

anonymous
anonymous

i just want to be clear on something: do you think i'm a coward?

T Brady
T Brady

saying that to a cop would not make him not a coward it would make him stupid because the cowardly cop would undoubtedly abuse his authority to assault, unlawfully arrest or even kill that man for saying that after calling backup to help as they rarely commit their crimes against the community on a man to man basis.If you truly are unaware, st.louis police are(majority) corrupt, assaults,murders,drug sales, etc..the same things the criminals do they also do but its worse when you are in disguise of a public servant.

montee
montee

You bet I do. Walk up to a cop and spout off that "any reason to ice a pig is a good one". Coward.

Tylrang
Tylrang

This is a sad situation I never though I'd see the day when another human being shows no remorse for robbing a person of his life. This man has some deep seated issues that seems to have consumed his life. Enough to where he can't allow himself to show remorse for taking the life of another.

Cheshirecat
Cheshirecat

Killing begets more killing, it never solves anything, and brings misery to all involved.Think about it.

yo mtv raps
yo mtv raps

cheshire cat, you're mistaken if you think killing never solves anything. how about the killing of the nazis in ww2, didn't that resolve something. you're a moron.

Aussie_girl_nat
Aussie_girl_nat

I find it hilarious that anytime anyone in the US wants to highlight anything bad they always bring up the word Nazi which is definitely before their time. Other things of a similar scale gave happened before and since. Start educating yourself because the only one who looks like a moron is you.

Piscopo
Piscopo

Aussie-whatever:"I find it hilarious that anytime anyone in the US wants to highlight anything bad they always bring up the word Nazi which is definitely before their time. Other things of a similar scale gave happened before and since." Almost six million Jews were exterminated. We in the U.S. don't get the quality of education you Aussie's get. Please share the "and since" part with us. Unless of course you are including microbes and insects. In that case I capitulate.

anonymous
anonymous

any reason to ice a pig is a good one

white cops shoot unarmed black men frequently and never even get charged. oh and i guess shepard's girlfriend deserved it because she was involved in drug sales--something the police would NEVER dabble in

i like the cut of this shepard guy's girlfriend

CityCritter
CityCritter

Hey Anonymous...here's hoping you and I cross paths in UCity one night. Make sure you bring protection cause I'm aching for you to give me a reason to "ice" you. Permanently. Give me one. I'll be watchin' for ya ;-)

anonymous
anonymous

how are you going to know who i am, you pig-loving retard?

Passerby
Passerby

Holy cow, what a couple of hateful threatening comments posted by you. I hope the FBI has a way to trace your ass and lock you up.

WTF is wrong with people?

CityCritter
CityCritter

"Driving through University City on a mission to buy drugs, Shepard decided the time to start the uprising was now." Drugs and revolution...common themes on the minds of many people found passing through University City at any given time. Thank goodness for concealed carry laws!

Can we please kill this piece of sh*t now?

Neiljones111
Neiljones111

It says something about this country that here we are, over 2 years removed from the crime, and this guy is still alive, when he should've been hanging from a tree the day after they caught him.

And no, that's not a racist comment. I'd hang a white cop killer that fast too.

anonymous
anonymous

what's it say? that we have due process unlike fucking saudi arabia?

you're advocating lynching black suspects, but we'll take your word for it that it's not a racist comment.

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