Monday, April 10, 2017

Public Service, Justice, and a Happy Ending in Youngstown: Mass Murderer-Rapist Commits Suicide


Robert Seman raped Corinne Gump when she was only nine or ten years old; he then murdered her (at 10) and her grandparents, Bill and Judy Schmidt

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The Monster, Robert Seman, who did one thing right in his entire, miserable life. That little girl probably weighed no more than 80 pounds, while he was probably 300 pounds. She never had a chance.

Youngstown triple murder defendant jumps off court balcony, dies
By Gerry Ricciutti /WKBN-TV/Kevin White/KSN-TV
Published: April 10, 2017, 11:18 a.m. CDT
Updated: April 10, 2017, 11:22 a.m. CDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown triple murder defendant Robert Seman has jumped to his death off a fourth-floor balcony in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas.

He landed in the courtroom rotunda. Seman was on his way back to the Mahoning County Jail from the courthouse.

Seman was accused of setting fire to a Youngstown home in March of 2015, killing 10-year-old Corinne Gump and her grandparents, Bill and Judy Schmidt. Prosecutors said Seman set fire to the house where they lived because Gump was set to testify against him in a rape case.

He was in the Mahoning County court for a last-minute status hearing before the trial began in Portage County.

Workers and everyone inside in the courthouse shocked from what happen right before them as they were going about their business at the courthouse.

Seman’s attorney, Tom Zena, said more jurors were excused from the trial today before Seman committed suicide.

“We told him he’d have to be there on the 12th, and he said, ‘When will they be taking me?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. They don’t tell us that for security reasons, but we’ll see you there on the 12th,'” he said.

According to court employees, the last time that someone committed suicide by diving off a railing in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas was in 1947.

Postscript, April 10, 2017, 3:34 p.m.: Reader Benedict Donald commented: Wouldn't want to be the janitor who has to clean up the Seman all over the rotunda.


Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
If they would all be so civic minded. One can dream can't they? As I mentioned before I'm currently in New York on vacation visiting a relative so I've been watching the local news. I caught a news bit about a black man in Hampton, NY arrested for abusing several underage girls. I forgot his name so typed in some keywords in google and, as often happens I couldn't find the particular story I saw on TV. However, wouldn't you know it, I stumbled into this story:
This POS, Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, stabs two women, including his girlfriend, and sexually assaults her 2 yr. old daughter. He's been deported 4 times. This looks like a poster child for Trump's immigrant rhetoric (among many), except now that the election is over he seems to be leaning toward pacifying the pro immigrant party.

Anonymous said...

"the last time that someone committed suicide by diving off a railing in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas was in 1947."

Once every seventy years or so isn't so bad.