Teen sought in shooting surrenders

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A 16-year-old sought by police in connection with a recent fatal shooting turned himself in today.

Cornelius Moore of the 1800 block of Fayetteville Drive was one of several people accused of breaking into 23-year-old Jezreel Hammond's Royal Street home on Oct. 2 and shooting him several times, according to police.

Police locked down two Augusta schools last week as a security measure while they searched for Mr. Moore.

When deputies arrived at his apartment Tuesday to arrest Mr. Moore, he fled wearing only his boxer shorts, according to sheriff's Investigator James Kelly.

Ian Gemell Bonner, of the 1500 block of McCauley Street, is charged with armed robbery and murder in connection with the incident.

On Oct. 4 Kenneth Rodriguez Gaines, 26, was arrested at the America's Best Inn on Washington Road. He faces armed robbery, firearm and drug charges, Investigator Kelly said.

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outspokenmomof4
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outspokenmomof4 10/13/08 - 11:26 am
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they need to get his Mama for

they need to get his Mama for letting him hide out!!

godbeeaug
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godbeeaug 10/13/08 - 11:55 am
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These young men are now

These young men are now realizing that a wrong decision has ruined their lives on this earth!

devilishlymad67
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devilishlymad67 10/13/08 - 12:06 pm
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just visualizing this young

just visualizing this young murderer running out the backdoor or climbing out a window in his boxers is almost comical. And would be if it wasn't for the loss of a life. Electric chair would be to kind.

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keysplease 10/13/08 - 12:38 pm
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I recently found out that I

I recently found out that I was distantly related to Jezreel. Yes, these two young men are murderers, and should receive the maximum punishment. But Jezreel was a drug dealer. He also destroyed peoples' lives; it just took a little longer. He lived the wild life, and he died the way he lived. No one deserves to die, but the choices we make in life determine our outcome. My heart goes out to the families of everyone involved. May this situation serve as a warning to other young men that your life is what you make it and that you can make a positive contribution, or a negative one; whatever you send out comes back multiplied.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 10/13/08 - 12:56 pm
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I missed the part where they

I missed the part where they said he hid out at his Mother's or that she helped him hide out.

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Craig Spinks 10/13/08 - 01:07 pm
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How many of the young males

How many of the young males reputedly involved in the criminal activities described in this story live or spent their adolescent years under the close supervision of their respective natural fathers?

outspokenmomof4
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outspokenmomof4 10/13/08 - 02:05 pm
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couple of days ago the paper

couple of days ago the paper said he was hiding out at his mothers place ..thats where he jumped out the window... how could she not know that her son was in trouble.. it was in all the news.. and for him to be in his boxers says he was planning on staying awhile.. or was already been there awhile....it doen't add up .... she had to know!!

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Hot - Hat 10/13/08 - 02:19 pm
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keysplease....... who are you

keysplease....... who are you to define what someone is or was unless you yourself were a drug user. If you partook in using the drugs Mr. Hammond allegedly sold then I will allow you to avail yourself to say factually that he was a drug dealer. If not, you do not have any right to misstate what you think this young man engaged in. Who are you to define what living a wild life is or the fact that you assumed he destroyed lives. If I am not mistaken you are not a FLY on the wall. You are an imperfect man just as Jezreel was. Do you consider yourself a hardworking person? If so I guess you too will die as such. No matter what life you live or lead, we all will die. What gives you the right to label someone that you obviously did not know "distant" as you called it.

keysplease
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keysplease 10/13/08 - 02:51 pm
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HH--did you know him

HH--did you know him personally? Why are you attacking me because I have expressed my opinion? You are jumping to conclusions. First, I am not a man, but a woman. Second, everyone in the family knew he was a drug dealer-- but if you need further evidence, just look his name up on the clerk of courts and see how many times he was arrested for drug dealing. Third, I am a white collar professional who has worked hard all of my life and has never partaken of illegal drugs. I have seen what it does to people and I made a conscious decision when I was a teen-ager to never even try using drugs. My point was that a person who sells drugs is sowing corruption into our society. What you send out, you receive-- only it's much more than you sent out. That was my point. Sure everyone, including me, will eventually die; how I die is predicated upon how I have lived.

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gibzgirl 10/13/08 - 03:20 pm
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Good job backing up your

Good job backing up your facts keys!

Hot - Hat
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Hot - Hat 10/13/08 - 03:45 pm
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Whether I knew Mr. Hammond

Whether I knew Mr. Hammond matters not. What matters is Mr. Hammond is no longer here to defend himself from people that choose to assassinate his character. Who appointed you to become a spokesperson for the Hammond family? It is true that choosing a corruptive lifestyle will only expedite your fate. But I find it truly sad when someone who considers themselves as family to berate this young man. And if Mr. Hammonds record is available on the Clerk of Courts or Department of Corrections for all to see. What does that mean? There are plenty of men and women whose records are exposed and documented on those sites. As a matter of fact, innocent people. So just because a record of someone's background is made public does not prove that person to be of ridden guilt.

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Hot - Hat 10/13/08 - 03:56 pm
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keysplease
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keysplease 10/13/08 - 04:49 pm
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HH--I am not berating him or

HH--I am not berating him or assassinating his character. I simply stated my opinion; you may not agree with it, but that is the purpose of this site. The murder of the principal cellist of the Augusta Symphony occurred in East Augusta (he was buying drugs). I taught the young man that murdered him when he was in middle school. He was a behavior problem then, and because he continued to make bad decisions, he is now incarcerated. The cellist made bad decisions and it cost him his life. How is that berating their characters? I'm simply making comments based upon the situation that has been presented. The same with this one. All that I'm saying is that bad decisions cause bad outcomes. One of my nephews is starting to make bad decisions. My family is doing everything we can to get him to change his actions;but if he continues on the path that he is on, he, too, will come to a disappointing end. I love him dearly, but I won't support and enable him as he travels down the wrong path. He has the choice to do the right thing and we are providing those opportunities for him. But the final choice is up to him. We can lead him to the water, but he has to want to drink it.

keysplease
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keysplease 10/13/08 - 04:54 pm
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Also, I'm not the

Also, I'm not the spokesperson for the Hammond family; I'm speaking for myself. As far as that website goes, yes, there are many people who are in prison for crimes that they didn't commit. But for everyone who is innocent, there are probably 100 who aren't. To equate getting arrested 4 times for the same offense to being falsely accused once is an illogical argument.

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Hot - Hat 10/13/08 - 05:04 pm
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keysplease.... Your initial

keysplease.... Your initial comment about Mr. Hammond just seemed so cold and heartless. I sympathize with what you are now gong through with your nephew. But just try to be a liitle more sensitive especially towards all those that do not wish to cast Jezreel Hammond in such a negative light. Let us all remember him as a young soul gone too soon forever.

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keysplease 10/13/08 - 05:14 pm
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We both agree that this is a

We both agree that this is a tragic situation. Let's leave it there and try to do what we can to encourage our young men to know that there are choices in life and that they can choose the path of life instead of death. We must encourage them to be involved in entrepreneurship and using their gifts to make the world a better place. But we do have to look at situations honestly before we can begin to heal.

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nofrills 10/13/08 - 05:53 pm
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Listen to all of you! Why

Listen to all of you! Why can't we just say it is what it is? These kids robbed and killed a known drug dealer. This is why they targeted him. They were after his money and drugs and knew he was the man. No matter what Jezreel did in life nothing gave these punks the right to rob and kill him. Mans law will punish these kids for a long time. All the familes will suffer because they will be left behind to live with it and deal with it knowing their love ones will be gone forever. I dont think the parents raised their children to end up dead or in prison. But the worst part of it all is they will need to ask God for forgiveness and I think they are to young and proud to do so.

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raasheedleetawanmomood 10/13/08 - 09:02 pm
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Nothing tragic about it.

Nothing tragic about it. Gang "popping" Gang!!! Give the little gangstas the slow dirip!

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patriciathomas 10/13/08 - 10:41 pm
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This wasn't about drugs and

This wasn't about drugs and it wasn't about gangs. This whole incident was and is about a part of our society that has no respect for their own life, or any life. It's part of the culture where the father is replaced with a government check and the "family" exists in a world of children having children and grandmothers trying to pick up the slack. The whole incident was planned and carried out by kids without parents, kids with too much tv time, kids with no role models. Drugs and gangs do run rampant in this part of our society, but in this case they played little, if any, part. (Yes, I do know the family.)

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realistineducation 10/13/08 - 11:31 pm
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one less thug on the street

one less thug on the street

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tonytonytony 10/14/08 - 01:15 am
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He was ready for free room

He was ready for free room and board. Free meal, nice bed. Shower every day. Now the people of Richmond county get to pay to feed this low life. If he gets a tooth ache, guess who pays to do the root canal, you guessed it the people of Richmond. When its trial time who gets to buy this low life a new suit for trial, the people of Richmond. The people of Richmond county now get to pay to finish raising this low life because his own daddy, if he knows who he is didnt raise him. Another poster child for birth control.

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