Like father, like son — homicide victims

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Like father, like son — homicide victims

Unread post by 'X' » August 8th, 2007, 11:18 pm

Like father, like son — homicide victims
Twenty years after his dad is gunned down, Michael Presley meets the same fate.


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As a child, Michael Lynn Presley II knew the path to his father's grave site by heart. His mother brought him there each week. "Go find Daddy!" she would say, and the excited toddler would run into the graveyard and select his father's headstone from the others without hesitation.

Presley never knew his father in life: The elder Michael Lynn Presley was shot to death on June 23, 1987, in Los Angeles at the age of 27. Now his son has followed him. Michael Presley II, 19, was slain July 15 in the 4500 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Southwest Los Angeles.

Presley was standing on the sidewalk talking to a young woman, said LAPD Det. Vince Carreon. The woman's mother was sitting in a nearby parked car, leaning on the steering wheel, the family said. The suspects, two black men and a light-skinned black or Latino man, drove up in a dark compact car. Two of them got out and shot Presley "from within about 15 feet," Carreon said.

Presley's friends headed to the hospital with him, but paramedics met them and took over. Presley's mother got there in time to see her son for a moment before they took him away. He was on a gurney, barely conscious. He died later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Presley had graduated from Daniel Murphy Catholic High School, and was a full-time Cal State Northridge student majoring in criminal justice and psychology. He also worked at the Target store in Northridge. Tall -- 6-foot-4 -- like his father, with braided hair, he was proud of the car he had recently bought with his earnings. He wanted to be an attorney.

"Like history repeating," Presley's mother said last week, after burying her son on top of his father in the same grave he visited as a child. When her husband was slain, she had her pregnancy, and then her son, to command her attention. This time, she has no toddler to take to the grave site, and it is more difficult, she said.

Presley had no ties to criminal street life, LAPD Det. Rick Gordon said. A $50,000 reward has been approved for information on his slaying. The Los Angeles Police Department has scheduled a news conference for today to discuss Presley's case and that of Aric Lexing, 26, and Scott Grant, 40, slain nearby in a double homicide five days after Presley was killed.

Lexing had just earned a master's degree in criminal justice and Grant was an Inglewood Unified School District security employee. The two men had returned from a club and were sitting in a car in the 4000 block of Stevely Avenue in lower Baldwin Hills about 3:30 a.m. July 20. Both were shot to death. Anyone with information on either case is asked to call the LAPD at (213) 485-2417.

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Unread post by pistolslanga » August 9th, 2007, 10:33 am

tsk tsk tsk, sad world we live in

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Unread post by alexalonso » August 15th, 2007, 2:22 am

the author is calling 4000 block of Stevely Avenue the "lower Baldwin Hills" but this is the Jungles, known as Baldwin Village by the City. If it is "lower" then it is not "hills" I dont think there is a such area as Lower Baldwin Hills.

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Unread post by A Ghost » August 15th, 2007, 10:33 pm

This reminds me of that movie "Animal" where the son followed in his dads footsteps.....

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Unread post by Sentenza » August 17th, 2007, 2:47 am

Many sons repeat the mistakes of their fathers. Look at all the people who grew up without a father are angry about it all their lifes and then abandon their children themselves.
Its up to yourself to break the cycle.

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Unread post by jungles » August 17th, 2007, 3:57 am

alexalonso wrote:the author is calling 4000 block of Stevely Avenue the "lower Baldwin Hills" but this is the Jungles, known as Baldwin Village by the City. If it is "lower" then it is not "hills" I dont think there is a such area as Lower Baldwin Hills.
yea it is the jays. This happened on the S block

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Unread post by Stone » August 17th, 2007, 1:23 pm

I grew up in LA during the 80s 90s and never remember hearing about so many innocent people getting killed by bangers. Rolling thru enemies blocks we'd see kids and women but it wouldn't cross our minds to blast on them. That shit is straight wrong and know one in my hood get props for that. I peep some of the new gangsters on youtube talking bout they're going to smoke anybody they see who looks old enough to bang. The nigga could look like a Nerd or in the high school band and these savages would smoke them anyway. Just bekuz they are old, tall enough to bang and live on enemy turf. The shit is fowl as fuck and I can't respect that. Especially among blacks. The brothas appeared to be innocent civilians and not down with the local set. The young dude had a future ahead of him. A few weeks ago, a young brotha he was a senior in college USC or UCLA and got killed the same way this guy did. Talking to his girl and her mom seen everything. The happened to close to my aunt krib near USC. LA isn't a same place to live and getting worst bekuz everybodies shooting who ever and I don't think the Real OGz my age and older have any control or influence over the new generation. Keep in mind if out there puttin in work and get caught the Judge isn't bullshittin and handing out major time. Today you'll get life for your first 187. Homies back then got 4 to 5 and out early for good behavior so they can kill or rob another black man. Now your 1st convicted 187, robbery shooting, drugs charges you can get 20 to life. I can't speak for yall but I enjoy my freedom, drinking, weed, and my lady so jail isn't the place for me. Puttin in work feel kool until your in that cell. Ask some of yo homies who did time was it worth it. Your life is harder after that, most employers won't hire anyone with a violent charge on their record.

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Unread post by A Ghost » August 18th, 2007, 12:41 am

Sentenza wrote:Many sons repeat the mistakes of their fathers. Look at all the people who grew up without a father are angry about it all their lifes and then abandon their children themselves.
Its up to yourself to break the cycle.
screw that Im gonna be there for my kids

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