Man With Bloody Chain Saw Let in to U.S.

I wish this was just a sick joke:

BOSTON – On April 25, Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood. U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres. Then they let him into the United States.

Chain Saw Guy

The following day, a gruesome scene was discovered in Despres’ hometown of Minto, New Brunswick: The decapitated body of a 74-year-old country musician named Frederick Fulton was found on Fulton’s kitchen floor. His head was in a pillowcase under a kitchen table. His common-law wife was discovered stabbed to death in a bedroom.

Despres, 22, immediately became a suspect because of a history of violence between him and his neighbors, and he was arrested April 27 after police in Massachusetts saw him wandering down a highway in a sweat shirt with red and brown stains. He is now in jail in Massachusetts on murder charges, awaiting an extradition hearing next month.

Let’s hope that somebody loses his job over this.

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One response to “Man With Bloody Chain Saw Let in to U.S.

  1. Related:
    From The DISPATCH Monthly Magazine News Hound,
    An email newsletter collecting news of interest to the world of 9-1-1, comes this news article,
    no source given:
    “An unnamed Quincy (Mass.) police dispatcher played a role in the strange case of a man stopped at the U.S.-Canada border with a bloody chainsaw, a sword, hatchet and brass knuckles. The man was interviewed by Customs agents for two hours, who determined he was not wanted and who had no evidence to hold him. The Canadian citizen then entered the U.S., leaving behind a murder victim in his neighborhood. After the body was discovered, the RCMP issued a look-out for the man, and included a Massachusetts drivers license–missing one digit. The Quincy dispatcher ran the possibly character combinations, came up with a hit on the suspect in the town of Mattapoisett, and alerted police there. Not long after, police spotted the man walking down the street and apprehended him.”

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