Dallas police say man suffocated wife with pillow Monday night to stop her from talking
by Robert Wilonsky
That man — 34-year-old Jonathan Edelen — is now in the Dallas County jail, where he is being held on a $500,000 bond after having been charged with the murder of 28-year-old Ceaira Ford.
But, police say, Edelen approached an officer at the scene and confessed, telling him, “Put the cuffs on me and take me to jail. I killed my wife.”
Edelen was transported to Dallas police headquarters, where, according to the affidavit, he confessed to murder.
He told a homicide detective he and Ford had been arguing Monday night. Edelen told police he took the television to the patio “to destroy it.” Edelen said “this is the only way she would be quiet,” according to the affidavit. She followed him outside, and he says he put his hand over her mouth — again, to keep her quiet. At that point, police say, she fell over the patio railing and onto a patch of grass. They went back inside, says the affidavit, and kept arguing.
Edelen told police he grabbed a blanket and threw it over Ford, then jumped on top of her. He said he then “grabbed a pillow and placed it over her head,” according to the affidavit, until Ford stopped moving or breathing.
He waited to call police until 3:47 a.m. Wednesday.
According to Dallas police, “Records indicate Dallas Police officers were dispatched to the Perryton address on June 22, 2015.” Why, it’s not clear: “The circumstances are under review,” says the DPD blog. “The investigation is on-going.”
"Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment"
We hear very little of Wounded Knee today. It is usually not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little that does exist about Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized “Official Government Explanation”. And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre, which appear in movie scripts and are not the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that day.
Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.
Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted, “hunting” was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and “target shooting” was an unheard of concept. Musket balls were a precious commodity and were certainly not wasted on “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defensive purposes, should such tyranny arise in the United States.
As time goes forward, the average citizen in the United States continually loses little chunks of personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times, unjust gun control bills were passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or “for protection”. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, was expanded and continues under Barack Obama. It is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be attacked to facilitate the path for the removal of our firearms, all in the name of “our safety”.
Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-
Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, and the criminal element will always find a way around it.
Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years, across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power, the governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do the governments always target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation of firearms from the people.
Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we should vehemently resist any attempts to infringe on our Rights to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we will be totally stripped of any ability to defend ourselves and our families.
THEY'RE COMING FOR THE GUNS. WAKE UP AMERICA. OUR OWN PRESIDENT SEEKS TO DESTROY US. #PleaseShReThis
Posted by Pastor Greg Locke on Monday, January 4, 2016