Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.
I’m not saying this is what exactly happened, however, when you argue with a prostitute over money and try to get it back, that’s when pimps and their muscle try to get involved and they only solve problems one way, with violence. Much in the way that you wouldn’t ask a drug dealer for change, if you’re out money because of a Backpage sex ad, that’s on you. Just let it go man, because it’s gone. It’s not worth losing your life over. Even better, how about not using Backpage to solicit prostitutes? It only continues the cycle of violence and abuse many of these women have to endure from their pimps and traffickers.
Once again, even criminals aren’t safe when using craigslist. In Austin, Texas, 26-year-old Cutberto Moran-Ayala was killed in a shootout with three men from Chicago. Moran-Ayala advertised weed for sale on craigslist and when he arrived for the sale he was greeted by 22-year-old Savon Galloway who allegedly stuck a gun in the dealer’s face. The two exchanged fire along with 22-year-old Akeem Bradford who was with Galloway. Also arrested was 19-year-old Christopher Hamilton. All three have been charged with capital murder. Considering this is Texas we’re talking about, capital murder charges often lead to capital punishment.
No honor among thieves and dealers, I guess.
Maybe if craigslist actually moderated their ads, maybe Moran-Ayala would still be alive. While illegal activity may attract other illegal activity, very few people deserve to be gunned down like that.
…photos of the victim; victim’s home address; description of the victim’s car; the victim’s work hours; information about when the victim’s boyfriend is leaving town; and a statement that said, “She lives alone. Great Body. Very much a good girl mentality. Should be a lot of fun.”
Thankfully, the second person went to authorities with the information that he had and police were able to determine that the man requesting the rape was Mallon. The victim told police that Mallon was related to her and was around him on a regular basis. No word on if that relation was through marriage or blood.
When Mallon was confronted with what information police had he reportedly said that the whole plot was just a fantasy.
Mallon allegedly told police that he wouldn’t hurt the victim. He further stated that he would have stopped the rape from happening by telling the other person the victim’s address was fake, according to APD.
Oh, is that the case? Then we’re sorry to have taken up your time sir, you’re free to go, which is what Mallon probably imagined what police were going to say after telling them that reason they they’ve never heard before.
Guys like Mallon make up way too many users in places like Kik and Omegle. If you don’t want your kids conversing with would-be rapists, you may want to keep an eye on their app and internet use.
A 16-year-old girl responded to the ad and is even said to have told Rube her real age. Sadly this was not an undercover detective but an actual girl who Rube allegedly had sexual contact with. The girl’s mother discovered the e-mails between Rube and the victim.
Since when is 16-years-old considered ‘adult’? This also shows that kids are on craigslist despite what the creeper defenders say.
Police in Austin, Texas arrested 39-year-old Richard Raymond Kaiser of Sachse, Texas for allegedly trying to solicit minors for sex on craigslist.
Police say that Kaiser placed an ad entitled “Dom Dad for boi” and that he was in the Austin area for a home school field trip. That makes me shudder to think that there might be children under his frequent supervision. Investigators posed as a 13-year-old boy in responding to his ad and arrested Kaiser when he showed up to the meeting place.
More than likely Kaiser’s ad was either in the personals or casual encounters section which once again I say are in desperate need of moderation. If a site like Facebook can moderate for content I don’t see why craigslist can’t.
This past week Nathaniel Edwin Briscoe was convicted in the Austin, Texas murder of craigslist prostitute Amy Elizabeth Dickey and sentenced to life in prison. It’s a shame he didn’t get the death penalty.
Briscoe strangled Dickey using his bare hands and choking her for five minutes after ordering her services off of craigslist.
With the closing of adult/erotic services worldwide just think how many murders will be prevented. Then think how many could have been prevented if craigslist closed it down sooner or never opened one in the first place.
I originally posted about this murder in May of 2009. At the time I suspected that there was a craigslist connection however there was no definitive information about the craigslist connection at the time but it was such a disturbing crime to me I posted about it at one of my other blogs. Here’s my post from at that time.
Crazy Joe up there is 29-year-old Nathaniel Edwin Briscoe of Austin, TX. He’s been charged in the murder of Austin call girl Amy Elizabeth Dickey, 28. Allegedly Briscoe contacted her online for her services. He paid her $150 for sex. Then it’s believed that Briscoe strangled her to death. Can’t really call him another ‘craigslist killer’ yet because it has not been released what online venue he used. He then dumped her body in a wooded area. Her body was found on Thursday and police were able to track down Briscoe through her cell phone.
As it turns out there was a craigslist connection. Briscoe allegedly knew Dickey from his job at a head shop but ordered Dickey’s services through craigslist. More than likely from the adult services section while it was still open.
But again since this happened in Texas and not in Boston or New York it’s not national news along with the other craigslist murders except two.
Again this was a murder that craigslist could have prevented if they closed the adult services section sooner.
24-year-old Jose Linares of Austin, Texas was arrested for the rape of a woman that he met on MySpace. Linares used the alias of Leopoldo Enamorado on the social networking site.
The victim met Linares at a hotel but protested the thought of getting a room. Linares is said to have gotten her in his car to talk but by talking he must have meant rape.
Ok, the internet has been around for how long now and we still have people going on anonymous internet hook ups? While Linares is definitely the villain in this story people still need to practice common sense when it comes to meeting people from online venues.
Meanwhile, while craigslist is getting pounded by the collective Attorneys General, Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com still escapes their wrath. Even with stories like this.
Linc and Julie over there (now I am really dating myself) are 35-year-old Quincy Gholar and 22-year-old Jennifer Russell. They were arrested in Austin, Texas for prostituting a 16-year-old girl from Mexico.
Yet I doubt a lot of AG’s even know what backpage is unless they utilize their services if you know what I mean. Or maybe because the soccer moms haven’t heard of backpage yet so the AGs really don’t have to do anything about it until voters know about it. Or maybe it’s because there has been no ‘Backpage killer’ yet like there was with craigslist.
Which ever it is the AGs collectively have their thumbs up their collective asses general.
Richard Powell of Austin, Texas was arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend and threatening her with a knife during an argument. Reports say that he held the knife over his girlfriend saying that he could kill her at anytime.
What lands him here is that sometime during the argument he told his son to go get him a knife which his son did. I couldn’t find an article that gave the son’s age. Powell is 26. Let’s assume he was no younger than 18 when his son was born. That would make his son 8-years-old or younger.
So not only is Powell a bastard for beating his girlfriend and doing it in front of his son but he’s such a coward that he had to get his young son involved.