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Augusta man, 36, found shot dead

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 11:03 AM
Last updated 9:09 PM
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Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found a 36-year-old Augusta man fatally shot Sunday morning in an empty lot in the 1400 block of Essie McIntyre Boulevard.

Lawrence Russell Moore, of the 500 block of Brooke Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene about 4:30 a.m. He had at least one gunshot wound to the torso.

It was the 22nd Augusta homicide of the year.

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allhans
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allhans 11/20/11 - 01:22 pm
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Will it ever end?

Will it ever end?

madgerman
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madgerman 11/20/11 - 01:35 pm
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Only if we return to a death
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Only if we return to a death sentence of "the electric chair" or at least the death penalty shortly after a short court case. Amazing how many decades of years, and thousands of dollars are spent protecting the obvious guilty. As a Kid I was raised in a city of a million people and you could count the number of homicides on one hand. The only explanation for this surge over the years is our broken legal system which is designed by lawyers to benefit lawyers.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 11/20/11 - 01:49 pm
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They need to tackle the DRUGS

They need to tackle the DRUGS and quit letting violent criminals back out on the streets.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/20/11 - 01:55 pm
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How sad that another human

How sad that another human being has lost his life and surely leaves a grieving family behind.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 11/20/11 - 04:18 pm
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Condolences to the family. I
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Condolences to the family. I think I knew this guy from years ago, but can't find a pic. The only thing I did find is it looks like he has a very young son. So sad and so sorry for the precious baby. =(

Patty-P
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Patty-P 11/20/11 - 04:33 pm
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GaStang22...there is a

GaStang22...there is a picture on facebook on the Jail Reports page.

Black Mamba
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Black Mamba 11/20/11 - 05:39 pm
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Madgerman, The death penalty
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Madgerman,

The death penalty has proven not to be a deterrent to crime because A.) Most murders are "crimes of passion" meaning when the offense happens the perpetrator usually is too riled up to even consider the consequences of his/her actions in the moment or B.) Some people are just cold blooded killers and they just do not care about what they are doing period.

The death penalty isn't supposed to be a deterrent. The death penalty is called "capital punishment" -- as opposed to the "murder deterrent" -- for a reason: It's meant to punish, not deter.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 11/20/11 - 05:55 pm
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Ty Patty =)
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Ty Patty =)

GaStang22
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GaStang22 11/20/11 - 06:13 pm
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Black Mamba that is so not
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Black Mamba that is so not true, that is just your opinion. The death penalty not working as a deterrent is because of many reasons. One being because the bleeding hearts have made almost impossible for people who deserve it to get it and for it to be carried out in a timely manner and criminals know this. Also, If something is a crime of passion, you usually aren't given the death penalty for that.

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corgimom 11/20/11 - 06:22 pm
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While I don't know what

While I don't know what precipated this particular shooting, he was a convicted felon, had been arrested for cocaine possession with intent to distribute, had been to prison more than once, and had been shot at least twice before.

Drugs and criminal activity wind up either with prison or dead- there aren't any other alternatives.

Another child growing up without a father.

TParty
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TParty 11/20/11 - 07:52 pm
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The reason it's such a long

The reason it's such a long process for the State to kill a person is because it's kind of a big deal when the government kills its citizens. We don't want it to be easy and quick to kill people, because believe it or not- the State gets it wrong sometimes. Is it worth having innocents killed when the goal is to save lives? For people who want the execution to happen quickly, you should look into the numbers and see how many people who were condemned to death by the State have been exonerated by evidence such as DNA.

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harley_52 11/20/11 - 08:06 pm
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TParty said "For people who

TParty said "For people who want the execution to happen quickly, you should look into the numbers and see how many people who were condemned to death by the State have been exonerated by evidence such as DNA."

I have and I still do.

Black Mamba
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Black Mamba 11/20/11 - 09:02 pm
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GaStang here is a link for
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GaStang here is a link for you to read:

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-about-deterrence-and-death-penalty

"A recent survey of the most leading criminologists in the country from found that the overwhelming majority did not believe that the death penalty is a proven deterrent to homicide. Eighty-eight percent of the country’s top criminologists do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide, according to a new study published in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and authored by Professor Michael Radelet, Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Traci Lacock, also at Boulder. "

TParty
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TParty 11/21/11 - 01:22 am
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Harley- Are you for executing

Harley-

Are you for executing people quickly, knowing very well hundreds would have died who were innocent?

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 11/21/11 - 02:55 am
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If we let scum live here for

If we let scum live here for free they will be here and do stuff like this. Put all public assistance on the ballot and let tax paying voters decide where their money goes.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 11/21/11 - 05:52 am
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Violent Convicted Offenders

Violent Convicted Offenders should be in prison for the remainder of their life or put to death upon request. Convicted murderers should be put to death after conviction followed by an appeal within ONE YEAR of committing the act of murder.

We still give $5 MILLION each year to local transportation in Augusta and yet we continue o greatly underfund and understaff our Sheriff's Office.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 11/21/11 - 07:54 am
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Deepest sympathy to Ms Judy &
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Deepest sympathy to Ms Judy & Mr Hawk.
Caren

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also_livinginaugusta 11/21/11 - 09:39 am
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hey black mamba, if capital
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hey black mamba, if capital punishment isn't a deterrent then answer me this...how many more women has ted bundy raped and murdered since he was put to death????

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shawh012006 11/21/11 - 06:45 pm
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This was my nephew who got

This was my nephew who got killed the other night. It doesn't matter if he had past drug problems the Lord forgives those who do wrong so we need to also forgive others even we don't know whats in a persons heart at that moment. He could have just given himself over to the Lord. Judge not so that ye may not be judged. We has a family and he will be missed and he loved him. Hope the person gets caught soon!!!!!!!

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