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Argument over marijuana leads to fatal stabbing

Monday, April 14, 2014 2:33 PM
Last updated 8:04 PM
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Police said a 24-year-old was killed Sunday after an argument over money owed for marijuana.

Skyler Keith Wright, 18, has been charged with murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime.  HAND OUT
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Skyler Keith Wright, 18, has been charged with murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime.


Jackson Police Chief Dennis Rushton said police were called about 7:30 p.m. to a home in the 7500 block of South Silverton Street, where they found Brennan Marshall Tucker, of Duffie Street, with stab wounds. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Tucker died as a result of his injuries about 9:30 p.m.

Skyler Keith Wright, 18, of Wrights Mill Road in Aiken, was found Monday morning about three blocks away, hiding in a car.

Rushton said it appears the two men were arguing because Wright owed Tucker money for a small bag of marijuana. Police believe Wright might have been staying at the Silverton Street residence where the stabbing occurred.

Wright has been charged with murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime.

Wright was previously arrested by North Augusta Department of Public Safety for drug possession in late February. In January, Aiken Department of Public Safety charged him with giving false information, no driver’s license and possession of a pistol by an underage person.

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bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/14/14 - 03:15 pm
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How many times does it have

How many times does it have to stay STABBING in the story for the AC to not call it a "SHOOTING" in the headline?!

(Story posted at 2:33 and updated at 3:11 still with wrong headline, since I'm sure they'll change it and make this comment at 4:15 look misplaced)

owensjef3
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owensjef3 04/14/14 - 03:22 pm
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A small bag of weed,
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A small bag of weed, ridiculous .

Mike Rosier
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Mike Rosier 04/14/14 - 04:40 pm
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Error ..

Thank you for reading and posting about the error ..

corgimom
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corgimom 04/14/14 - 07:44 pm
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I just saw it, it's 8:43 pm,

I just saw it, it's 8:43 pm, it's still labeled as a shooting

juantez
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juantez 04/15/14 - 04:33 am
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Some people
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Where is the world going when people say stupid things like I'm glad he killed a drug dealer !!!!REALLY!!!

corgimom
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corgimom 04/15/14 - 06:58 am
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He hadn't gone to trial yet,

He hadn't gone to trial yet, oldredneck.

But now he's going to prison for a very long, long time. His life is ruined, and he'll be somebody's girlfriend within 24 hours of going to prison.

Over $5 of pot.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/15/14 - 07:18 am
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Past time to address a better way to Handle Druggies

Let the fools that use, get stone.
The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914 has failed.
100 Years How long does it take elected
officials to wake up and correct a FEDERAL failure?

Throughout history there has been a part of the Population that
is weak, weak mind, low in moral fiber, and etc.. An many of us
say it here everyday. You can't regulate Morality with laws.

In short let them kill themselves, fry their minds, or get a buzz at home. Arrest them for public Intoxication and DUI/DWI as needed.

It will Reduce or Eliminate:
the Gang wars over turf,
the related murders, robberies, burglaries,
Drug dealers,
reduce Cartels profits,
Prostitution to feed habits,
accidental shootings of innocent bystanders,
the 2nd largest originating source of HIV/AIDS.

Plus it will free up Law Enforcement for other crimes.

So why not have the Government sale it and tax it?
Instead spending Billions to fight it, collect $$$$$,
and save an estimated $200BILLION related to drug crimes.

BUT save some of the $$$$ to treat those that want to get clean.

But either way quit dishing out Taxpayer money and admit the failure and figure out a realistic alternative.

Food For Thought
IF guilty,
This guy will spend 10+many years in prison at taxpayer expense.
The victim lost a life and the victims family lost a son.

No word on how many children lost a male person in their lives.

An all of this over a bag of weed, which likely weighed less than of 4 cigarettes.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/15/14 - 07:30 am
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I don't see the issue here as

I don't see the issue here as a one of whether to legalize marijuana or not. The issue is someone purchased a product and didn't pay for it. The fight/stabbing didn't have anything to do with the legality of the product.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 04/15/14 - 08:15 am
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InChristLove

I'm inclined to disagree with you. Yes it's wrong not to pay for something you get, but whether the "item" is legal or not makes a big difference. When you're talking about drugs, most "vendors" are probably packing heat, and it's a big difference between stealing a candy bar from a store and drugs. The drug trade is probably the biggest reason people are killed with the exception of vehicle accidents. Whether you're buying/selling drugs, or taking them, alot of people die as a result of both.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 04/15/14 - 08:17 am
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Bizkit, I am not glad he is

Bizkit, I am not glad he is dead but it does not bother me either because he is a drug user. I do not like them.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/15/14 - 08:39 am
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Drug users are everyone who

Drug users are everyone who posts my bet (if you take a pill or drink alcohol)-it is just whether it is legal or illegal. I have sympathy for alcoholics and addicts of any sort because it is a mental illness-not the defining character of a person. I was at one time an addict and probably would have never attained my three college degrees if not for caring people and my seeking help. It didn't or doesn't define me as a person-fact most people don't know it cause it was decades ago. Addiction is highly heritable though which really made me aware and watchful with my children.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/15/14 - 10:26 am
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If...

If you aren't free to medicate yourself with whatever makes you happy: YOU ARE NOT FREE! Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

KSL
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KSL 04/15/14 - 10:31 am
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Confiscating the gun he was

Confiscating the gun he was carrying did not keep him from killing someone, did it ?

edcushman
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edcushman 04/15/14 - 11:13 am
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Pot makes a person stupid
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Pot makes a person stupid this is a good example

myfather15
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myfather15 04/15/14 - 11:39 am
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"If you aren't free to

"If you aren't free to medicate yourself with whatever makes you happy: YOU ARE NOT FREE!"

Wow, unbelievable!! I guess we should just live in a lawless society, where people are free to get high on any substance they want, no matter how dangerous that is to the public!! As long you it "makes you happy".

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/15/14 - 11:57 am
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Myfather...

If you are free to put a gun to your head and pull the trigger, you should be free enough to do anything else to yourself that you desire. If a woman can have tupperware surgically implanted in her chest to "feel better about herself" what's the big deal if someone wants to do drugs to "feel better about themselves"? Drugs are no different than alcohol, same crappe just a different method of ingestion. The notion that the government should have ANY control over ANYTHING a citizen does to his/her self, belies every basic assumption of freedom written in our constitution.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/15/14 - 11:58 am
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Bamaman, you are free to your

Bamaman, you are free to your opinion but let me ask....is this young man dead because he was dealing marijuana or is this young man dead because someone didn't pay him for it and a fight occurred. Would this young man be alive if the suspect had paid for the illegal substance...if the answer is yes, then he died not because of the illegal substance but because the suspect didn't pay him for it. This man most likely would have been alive if the transaction had taken place as normal....you purchase something, you pay for it.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/15/14 - 12:33 pm
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Navy Gary

"If you are free to put a gun to your head and pull the trigger, you should be free enough to do anything else to yourself that you desire."

Obviously, you have no clue how drugs REALLY affect society!! Drug addiction NEVER affects the drug addict ONLY!!

This is a ridiculous example you've given!! We as a society, try to help prevent suicides as much as possible, all the way to involuntary committal. I just dealt with such an issue the other day where a woman took a bunch of pills but refused to be taken from treatment. You then get the doctor's order to take her involuntarily!!

Yes, suicide leaves emotional scars on family and friends. Scars that run very deep. BUT, if I end my own life, I'm not murdering, raping, stealing from or physically harming another person!! Drug addicts are CONSTANTLY harming others; through theft to support their habit, robbing, molesting, raping, killing, child abuse and neglect, endangering lives while driving and MANY other aspects!! Society is DRAMATICALLY affected by drug addiction and to deny this is denying reality!!

Make yourself happy ALL YOU WANT, but when it affects others, especially innocent people who don't participate in such deplorable behavior, the line is the sand is drawn!! We will NOT have to continue putting up with such people, THAT is a fact!!

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/15/14 - 12:34 pm
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I don't buy the mental

I don't buy the mental illness copouts when it comes to drugs and alcohol. You can say alcoholism or drug addiction runs in your family all you want, but the fact is that it comes down to a CHOICE. It's your choice to take that first drink or experiment with that first drug. Without that choice, alcoholism and drug addiction would never be an issue. Even worse if you KNOW you have a family history of it and you still make that choice.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/15/14 - 12:49 pm
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Myfather

Long before you or the government thought you had a right to dictate to others what their personal habits should be, the American citizen was afforded the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. These current drug laws are designed to make criminals out of people who would otherwise not be. Why? The government wants your guns. Make you a criminal and your right to own a gun goes out the window. The assumption that, if legal, all Americans would become drug addicts is as stupid as saying all Americans will now become alcoholics because booze is legal.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 04/15/14 - 01:05 pm
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InChristLove

This person is dead because of drugs. Period. I doubt seriously someone is going to die because they didn't pay for a candy bar. When drug induced people, or ones needing to be get involved, nothing good comes from it. They can't rationalize, they only need a fix. Granted apparently this was "only" marijuana, but drugs just the same.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/15/14 - 01:26 pm
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Scientist link "selfies" with

Scientist link "selfies" with addiction and mental illness. Gosh that reminds me Obama is an admitted tobacco and pot addict-and he likes "selfie's" maybe there is something to it. I have never made a "selfie" perhaps an indication I'm cured. Now that's pretty cool. The addictive personality has to do with neurotransmitters in your brain and lots of famous actors, artists, scientist, mathematicians, our forefathers, etc had addictive personalities. It isn't al bad. People with high IQs are often substance abusers. It isn't a cop-out it is just a fact. Like having dyslexia you deal with it.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/15/14 - 02:21 pm
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Actually...

Actually, this person is dead because of money. Not drugs. Perhaps we should eliminate currency as well. If drugs were legal, there would be far less gang activity, far less property crimes and far fewer criminals. It is ironic that these laws were enacted by our "burglar president" (Nixon). In short: Humans are an evolutionary species. If we are to develop an immunity to the effects of drugs it will be done naturally through evolution, not through prison and ostracization.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/15/14 - 02:55 pm
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(Bamaman) "I doubt seriously

(Bamaman) "I doubt seriously someone is going to die because they didn't pay for a candy bar. "

I agree, but a small time store owner may try to apprehend the thief and in turn get shot because he's trying to collect payment. Actually in this case the person who stole isn't the one whom is dead. So by the same logic, if a person comes and buys your car but doesn't pay and a fight ensues and you are killed because the person not paying doesn't want to pay up......then the death occurred because someone would not pay, not because of the car.

If someone goes into your house and takes your TV and you confront that person to return the merchandise and a fight ensues and you are killed. You are killed because of the theft, not because of the TV.

This man was not killed because of the drug, he was killed because someone did not want to pay for the drug. I say to-may-toe, you say ta-ma-toe.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/15/14 - 03:24 pm
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Navy Gary

So now, you think we should do away with the law against felons and drug addicts possessing firearms? Of course they still do, but if caught they go to jail!! Sounds like you want to make it perfectly legal for felons and drug addicts to possess firearms. Wow, now that sounds like a wonderful world!! Heck, why don't we just do away with ALL LAWS and let people fend for themselves??

As I stated, drugs and drug addictions affect society FAR MORE than you want to let on, obviously because you have a personal agenda to legalize narcotics. They DO NOT just affect the addict or dope seller, they affect ALL OF US!! Most home and commerical burglaries you read about, are done by drug addicts!! Most shooting you hear about are done by drug dealers or drug addicts. Many child molestation and sexual crimes, are committed by people addicted to drugs and alcohol. The only difference in alcohol is that it IS POSSIBLE for me to have one or two beers and not have ANY affects. That is NOT possible, nor the goal with drug consumption. I haven't been intoxicated in over 12 years, but I will still have a margarita or cold beer on a hot summer day!! The two CAN NOT be related, unless you're talking about ABUSE of alcohol.

Also, the alcohol addiction in the family is in large part to the children SEEING mommy or daddy getting drunk all the time and growing up to believe this is acceptable behavior!! When children grow up SEEING behavior from their parents, most times with they will do the same.

If a parent teaches their children honor, integrity, respect and TRUTH; the children might stray but eventually will come back to their roots!! Those children who ARE NOT taught and grow up witnessing alcohol and drug abuse, are FAR more likely to do the same!! Those without ROOTS, will wither away!! Those with strong roots, will grow strong and succeed!!

myfather15
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myfather15 04/15/14 - 03:26 pm
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Do you honestly believe the

Do you honestly believe the person in the picture above, was taught honor and integrity? Do you believe he was taught about God? Do you believe his parents even taught him right from wrong?

Believe what you want to, but I certainly don't!!! I've got 18 years of experience to base my opinion upon!!

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/15/14 - 03:50 pm
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nocnoc and navy

Both make very excellent points. BUT I've seen first-hand what meth, heroin, and crack can do to a person.

You may argue that alcohol has caused it's share of misery, and I would agree. BUT, most people can drink responsibly. If you think MOST can snort, smoke, or shoot meth, crack, and heroin responsibly, we'll, you're not thinking about this responsibly. No disrespect intended.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/15/14 - 03:52 pm
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nocnoc and navy

Duplicate. Still trying to get used to this IPad doohickey!

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/15/14 - 04:57 pm
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Fred...

I've seen first-hand what alcohol does to people as well. Not pretty. Truth be told, ALL substances are toxic if overused, from green beans to heroin. What I am saying is that the government has NO RIGHT telling anyone what they can ingest. You should be able, as a free person, to chose your own poison, whatever it may be. If it exists naturally on the planet, how can it be a crime?

KSL
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KSL 04/15/14 - 07:57 pm
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Dead over $5.00?

Dead over $5.00?

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