Monday, January 24, 2011

Philly's Kensington Serial Killer Suspect Caught

By David in TN and Nicholas Stix

Last month, we reported on a black serial killer in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

The black suspect, Antonio Rodriguez, 22, has been arrested and has supposedly confessed.

This ABC News report claims “the Kensington Strangler [is] Unique For Crossing Racial Lines In Killings.”

ABC’s expert, Dr. James Alan Fox of Northeastern University, must never have heard of the “Southland Strangler,” aka the “Westside Rapist,” a black man believed to have raped and strangled more than 30 white women in Los Angeles County, and to have raped many more whom he did not murder.

The three women Antonio Rodriguez is charged with having raped and murdered, Elaine Goldberg, Nicole Piacentini and Casey Mahoney, were all white.

He is expected to be formally charged with three counts each of murder, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and abuse of a corpse….

The African American man was adopted by a Spanish-speaking family as a child, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. He had no arrests as a minor, but turned to drugs as he entered adulthood.

Rodriguez spent time in jail in the summer of 2010 before being convicted in October 2010 on felony drug charges. He was sentenced to one year of probation just weeks before the murder of Eileen Goldberg on Nov. 3, 2010.

[“Experts: Kensington Strangler Is Classified as ‘Sexual Serial Killer’; Kensington Strangler Among Uniquely Sadistic Type of Killer Who Likes to Prolong Death,” by Jessica Hopper, ABC News, January 20, 2011.]

Another non-violent drug offender.


Anonymous said...

"If in fact the person arrested is the killer, it would be unusual to have serial killings across racial lines," Fox said. "Most white killers kill white victims and black killers kill black victims."

Simply not true. White serial killers have a tendency to kill mostly whites, with the occasional non-white victim thrown in, but non-white serial killers often kill out of their race, and in particular often target whites. Even the most superficial search will turn up dozens of non-white serial killers who kill mostly outside of their race, and mostly whites. Eugene Watts and Richard Ramirez are two examples. It's simply that political correctness dictates that the crimes of black serial killers be ignored, in particular when those crimes target whites. James Fox has a decades long history of distorting the truth in this matter.

David In TN said...

Antonio Rodriguez was convicted of the three murders in 2012 and received three "life" terms. I checked the Pennsylvania Inmate Locator and Rodriguez is listed, but as a "Hispanic."

David In TN said...

Tonight (Tuesday) the ID Channel's Homicide City show had an episode on the Kensington Strangler. It repeats at Midnight ET. I'll try and let you know about subsequent showings.

The "Homicide City" is Philadelphia, or Killadelphia if you prefer.