Man Leaving Easter Service Murdered by Son: Police
Reshad Riddle accused of gunning down father Richard
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2013 11:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – An Easter church service in Ohio turned tragic yesterday when a man was gunned down—by his own son, say police—while leaving the church with his wife. The associate pastor tells the Star Beacon that Reshad Riddle approached Richard Riddle, 52, and killed him with a single shot, then entered Ashtabula's Hiawatha Church yelling that this was "the will of Allah" and "the will of God." About 150 parishioners were leaving the church at the time; they shoved screaming children underneath pews.

Police officers arrived moments later and were able to easily subdue Reshad Riddle. "We have no motive confirmed with family members," says the police chief. "There is no indication that the father and son had a bad relationship. Everyone thinks this was very surprising." The 25-year-old has basically cooperated with authorities, reports the Star Beacon, but it recounts a checkered past: a 2006 arrest in which he was charged with assault, kidnapping, and abduction; assault charges in 2007; and drug charges in 2009. In one of those incidents he allegedly tried to cut his girlfriend's throat.

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Apr 2, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
Anyone killed by their own child deserved it.
Apr 2, 2013 12:31 AM CDT
How about that religion of peace?
Apr 1, 2013 5:00 PM CDT
Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White Countries for Everybody Annihilation by Assimilation Every white country on earth is supposed to become multicultural and multiracial. EVERY white country is expected to end its own race and end its own culture. No one asks that of ANY non-white country. The Netherlands is more crowded than Japan, Belgium is more crowded than Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve the RACE problem by bringing in millions of third-worlders and assimilating and intermarrying with them. Everybody says the final solution to the RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to bring in the third world and assimilate with them. Immigration, tolerance, and especially assimilation are being used against the white race. All this immigration and intermarriage is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries. Anti-white is called anti-racist, but it leads to the disappearance of one race and only one race, the white race. The real aim of anti-racism is to wipe out the white race or make it a minority anywhere it exists. It is genocide.