Eerie/creepy photos. **UPDATED** - Colourized vintage crime scene photos.

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Looks like Etienne's life went full circle. He was in prison when he turned to boxing and Les Bonano took him on as his trainer/manager here in the N.O. area and got him lots of fights.

He climbed in the rankings and had some big fights in his career, beating Lawrence Clay Bey and Lamon Brewster, but losses to Fres Oquendo, Mike Tyson, Calvin Brock and Nicolay Valuev ended his run.

And yeah, the reference to "Good Times" is a good one. I like the subject matter though and shows another, softer side of the guy besides the thug life he couldn't step away from.

Kind of like another Tony Ayala minus the sick sexual shit he did to land him in prison on multiple occasions.
Aye, and those sentences... Jesus! Forty year stretch knocked down to ten for good behaviour - then has his boxing career - then it all goes tits up again, and he's sent down for 160 years :lol: . Fair enough, kidnapping women and children and shooting at cops, he deserves an extended time-out. It's down to just the 105 years on a technicality I see, but still, that's a brutal sentence considering no-one ended up dead. It sounds as though he's living much more constructively inside though, anyway.
 
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Aye, and those sentences... Jesus!

Not sure where you're living, but in the U.S., many states have a 3 strike clause in their laws and habitual offenders are often sentenced to way longer stretches in prison simply due to they're criminal history and the nature of their offenses. He's proven to the judiciary system that he is a violent offender and has no qualms about carrying out felonies.

The only reason he's living more constructively is he can't really live the life he would like to if on the outside. I'm not sure where he is now as far a what prison, but he started his latest sentence at La. State Prison at Angola, one of the most brutal prisons in the U.S. I read where he was attacked in prison and was transferred, but couldn't find out where he is currently housed.
 
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Not sure where you're living, but in the U.S., many states have a 3 strike clause in their laws and habitual offenders are often sentenced to way longer stretches in prison simply due to they're criminal history and the nature of their offenses. He's proven to the judiciary system that he is a violent offender and has no qualms about carrying out felonies.

The only reason he's living more constructively is he can't really live the life he would like to if on the outside. I'm not sure where he is now as far a what prison, but he started his latest sentence at La. State Prison at Angola, one of the most brutal prisons in the U.S. I read where he was attacked in prison and was transferred, but couldn't find out where he is currently housed.
I live in England, Gumbo - he'd likely be out again already here with good behaviour. That's no more sensible than the 160 year sentence tbh - he's certainly demonstrated that while he's physically capable of being a problem citizen, he will be. A shame, because he clearly has talent.
 
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Looks like Etienne's life went full circle. He was in prison when he turned to boxing and Les Bonano took him on as his trainer/manager here in the N.O. area and got him lots of fights.

He climbed in the rankings and had some big fights in his career, beating Lawrence Clay Bey and Lamon Brewster, but losses to Fres Oquendo, Mike Tyson, Calvin Brock and Nicolay Valuev ended his run.

And yeah, the reference to "Good Times" is a good one. I like the subject matter though and shows another, softer side of the guy besides the thug life he couldn't step away from.

Kind of like another Tony Ayala minus the sick sexual shit he did to land him in prison on multiple occasions.
Shame really, Etienne seems to be very talented as an artist, shame he fucked it up. But hey at least he’s being somewhat productive in prison
 
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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-vol-13/#.VmrfU_krLIU

Robert Rhoades endured an uncommon upbringing. He was first raised by his mother alone as his father was overseas. His dad eventually returned when Rhoades was a teenager. Robert had some minor infractions with the law during this time which involved tampering with a vehicle but otherwise lived a clean life. After his graduation in 1964 he joined the Marines. That same year his father wound up arrested for molesting a 12-year-old girl and as a result killed himself. Three years later, Robert was arrested for theft and dishonorably discharged from the Corps. Over the following years Rhoades ended up married three times, in the meanwhile he took up life as a truck driver.
It was during this time that darkness enveloped Rhodes’ mind and he ended up modifying his semi’s sleeper cab into a mobile torture chamber. It is believed he claimed his first victim in November of 1989. Another woman captured during this time period would survive but she remained so fearful of Rhoades after spending two weeks bound in his truck that she would later deny he was the man who tortured her.
The first bodies that the police were able to tie to Rhoades were that of Douglas Zyskowski and Candace Walsh. The couple were hitchhiking in January of 1990 when Rhoades agreed to give them a lift. He quickly killed Zyskowski and dropped his remains off in Texas. His body was found soon after but it would take two more years to identify the corpse. Meanwhile Walsh was made into a sex slave for over a week before Rhoades killed her and dumped the body in Utah.
A month after disposing of Walsh, Rhoades picked up another pair of hitchhikers. 14-year-old Regina Kay Walters and her boyfriend Ricky Jones, who were runaways from Texas. Jones was eliminated quickly, which left the young girl to become a long term victim of Rhoades’ sick pleasure seeking. Jones body was found in March of 1991 but not properly identified until the summer of 2008. Pictures were taken of Walters while she was trapped by Rhoades and the hair growth on her confirm that she had remained alive for a long spell of time after being taken prisoner.
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This is one of the photos later recovered by police. It shows the 14-year-old Walters dressed in clothes Rhoades gave her. It is believed she was killed in the same Illinois barn in which the picture was taken.
Rhoades’ spree of kidnapping, torture, rape and murder came to an end of April Fools day of 1990 when an Arizona state trooper saw Rhoades’ semi parked on the side of a highway with it’s hazard lights on. Thinking perhaps a trucker needed aid, the lawman instead came across a nude woman who was handcuffed and screaming inside the cab. The partially nude Rhoades attempted to talk his way out of the situation but the trooper placed him under arrest for sexual assault, aggravated assault, and unlawful imprisonment. The arrest sparked police from around the country to check on John and Jane Doe cases and a pattern of bodies were found that correlated with Rhoades’ travels.
Rhoades’ home was searched and many photos were found of Walters and Walsh while they were imprisoned by the twisted trucker. Both women’s bodies were found by the end of 1990. Rhoades was found guilty of first degree murder in 1994 in the Walters murder. He was later to be tried for the deaths of Walsh and Zyskowski but the victim’s families chose to bypass the trials since Rhoades was to be held in prison for the rest of his life either way.
Rhoades in his formal wear:
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May 17, 2013
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Nice, the breeder I got my dog from is a photographer that is really interested in the american indigenous peoples he has visited several tribes and lived with them while making a portrait portfolio that made it to the national museum of photography here, I'll have to share these with him hopefully there's one he hasn't seen before.

Also all their dogs are named with some link to this either a tribe or a language or something like this, pretty good Idea I let mine keep it when he moved in with me he's named Enyak after a tribe in alaska :good
They got the german in the warsaw ghetto picture with the machine gun years later, he was executed.

 
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Thats freaky

I remember this guy. He was being interviewed by a reporter on TV about a gal near his house that disappeared and he was doing his best to make himself look like a concerned friend and when the reporter mentioned the police finding a body nearby, he became very stoic and walked away to sit down and process it.

He killed her and dismembered her body and thought by dumping the parts in dumpsters around the complex, they would be hauled off to the dump and he'd not be found out.

The dude was a total whack-job and it comes off in the interviews with reporters and the police. He eventually confessed and got life in prison W/O parole.
 
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