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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:00 PM

Cop Charged for Killing Colleague During Game of Russian Roulette Gets His Way, Judge Steps Aside

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Source: Law and Crime

by Alberto Luperon | 3:40 pm, February 11th, 2019



[Mugshot via St. Louis Police Department]

The judge in the Nathaniel Hendren manslaughter case is stepping down. St. Louis Judge David Roither recused himself from the case, according to a court filing obtained by KSDK. Another hearing is scheduled for March. A court spokesman said that the case is now in the hands of Division 16, and it will be resigned to a trial division later.

At the very least, that’s small victory for Hendren, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the January 24 death of fellow officer Katlyn Alix. Prosecutors said these two were playing a game of Russian roulette in his apartment while he and his partner Patrick Riodran were supposed to be on duty. Riodran wanted nothing to do with that situation and was about to leave the residence when he heard a gunshot, authorities said.

Prosecutors claim Alix and Hendren took turns pulling the trigger while aiming at each other. The victim died at a hospital.

The defendant’s legal team took issue with comments Roither made at the bond hearing. The judge criticized Hendren in court: “You don’t point a muzzle at anything you don’t intend to shoot.” He called the shooting an “intentional act.”



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Judi Lynn Feb 11 OP
iluvtennis Feb 11 #1
muriel_volestrangler Feb 11 #2
irisblue Feb 11 #3
exboyfil Feb 11 #4
Marcuse Feb 11 #5
LakeSuperiorView Feb 11 #6
winstars Feb 11 #7
dalton99a Feb 11 #9
winstars Feb 11 #10
Canoe52 Feb 11 #8
CloudWatcher Feb 11 #11
left-of-center2012 Feb 11 #12
NBachers Feb 11 #13
susanna Feb 12 #16
mjvpi Feb 11 #14
Midnight Writer Feb 12 #15
Locrian Feb 12 #17
ret5hd Feb 12 #18

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:05 PM

1. Judge had to recuse because he said...


The defendant’s legal team took issue with comments Roither made at the bond hearing. The judge criticized Hendren in court: “You don’t point a muzzle at anything you don’t intend to shoot.” He called the shooting an “intentional act.”


The judge's comment was appropriate. It's shit like this that is WRONG with our justice system.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:07 PM

2. I can see why the judge would step aside; involuntary manslaughter seems a light charge

given the alleged purpose of the "game" - which was for one of them to kill the other.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:10 PM

3. So who beat him up?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

4. Supposedly himself

The story is that he hit his head on a car in grief/frustration after the shooting.

He definitely looks worse than the copy that shot Michael Brown. Guess there wasn't a black guy around to blame.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

5. Her husband is a fellow St Louis police officer. Could have been anyone.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:58 PM

6. At least his partner is not covering for him.

 

He took a Sgt. Schultz and said "I know nothing!".

There is likely much more to this story, which may never be publicly known.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:05 PM

7. When playing Russian roulette with a Glock, the first to go ALWAYS LOSES!!!!

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Response to winstars (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:40 PM

9. They used a revolver

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:43 PM

10. OLD SCHOOL!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:19 PM

8. So he thought that the game would end without someone dying?

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:11 PM

11. Drinking and guns ...

He'd been drinking. We don't know how much. His lawyer has been quoted: "that he could not comment on Hendren’s alcohol and drug screening because he lacked the results."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:12 PM

12. Drinking & 'playing' Russian roulette while on duty ...

... at his home.

While on duty !

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:37 PM

13. This whole sordid story sounds crooked in multiple directions, right from the start.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:11 AM

16. This right here.

WHO DOES THIS?

While on duty?

FFS, who plays Russian Roulette EVER?

This is all kinds of messed up.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:24 PM

14. What kind of culture is in that police department?

The partner didn’t make them stop or call in other officers to make them stop?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:32 AM

15. So...How many rounds did this "game" go. Was it the first shot that "won". Not much of a game.

If the story of the other cop is true, he was just leaving when he heard a shot. How many rounds of the game had progressed before he left?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:39 AM

17. that is some powerful stupid right there - n/t

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Response to Locrian (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:41 AM

18. No, powerful cover story.

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