Bill Sparkman

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Hate-Crime Wave Is Just Lefty Fakery

Past incidents overblown at best, duplicitous at worst

(Newser) - Reports of political hate crimes against Democrats since the passage of the health care reform bill are overblown at best, and downright lies at worst, Michelle Malkin writes, charging that Nancy Pelosi & Co. “can’t stand the heat” and so manufactured “a Tea Party epidemic of racism,... More »

Police Rule Census Worker Hanging a Suicide

Say Bill Sparkman faked his death to collect on life insurance

(Newser) - Authorities are saying a Kentucky census worker found hanging from a tree with "fed" scrawled on his chest committed suicide and staged his death to look like a homicide. According to Kentucky police, 51-year-old Bill Sparkman died where he was found, bound, gagged and with an ID badge taped... More »

Life Insurance Scam Eyed in Hanging

Census worker may have disguised suicide as murder

(Newser) - A census worker found hanged in September may have staged his death for insurance reasons, police say. Sources tell the AP that Bill Sparkman may have manipulated the scene to make his suicide look like murder so that his son could collect on his insurance policy. "If it's deemed... More »

Census Worker May Have Hanged Himself

Investigators consider suicide in naked 'fed' case

(Newser) - Investigators probing the death of a census worker found hanging from a tree with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest increasingly doubt he was killed because of his job and are pursuing the possibility of suicide. The suicide theory is gaining steam because there were no defensive wounds... More »

Hanged Census Worker Was Naked, Bound: Witness

Kentucky assailants used duct tape, gagged Bill Sparkman

(Newser) - A part-time US Census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape, said an Ohio man who discovered the body two weeks ago. "The only thing he had on was a pair of socks," Jerry... More »

Trouble With Authority Marks Area of Census Taker's Murder

But Ky. hanging NOT on Glenn Beck: blogger

(Newser) - The area of Kentucky where a US Census worker was found Sept. 12 hanged and with “fed” scrawled across his chest “has a difficult relationship with government,” a supposedly knowledgeable local blogs for the Boar’s Head Tavern. “I’m not surprised some unstable person hit... More »

'Fed' Written on Chest of Hanged Ky. Census Worker

FBI investigating if incident was based on anti-government sentiment

(Newser) - A US Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law-enforcement official said today, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment. The official did not say what type of instrument... More »

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