Man Arrested on Charges He Killed with Toilet Seat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Athens, GA (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a man
accused of using a toilet seat lid to beat a man to death and then
kidnapping and raping a woman who witnessed the attack.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that 40-year-old William Thomas
Valentine Jr. was arrested Monday afternoon at his brother's home
in Oglethorpe County. Police say he is charged in the Sunday murder
of 51-year-old Alfred Lorenzo Harris.
Police say Valentine also is accused of kidnapping a woman who
lived with Harris and taking her to Madison County, where
authorities say he raped her.
Authorities say Valentine has a long prison history: he's served
five stints in state prison -- once for aggravated assault.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2010 at 05:05 PM
    Well, now security will be checking for dangerous toilet seats at the airports...one more illegal thing to add to the forbidden list of things not to bring...
  • by Cows Rule Location: Lovett, FL on Oct 12, 2010 at 01:38 PM
    LOL @ max! But seriously,I agree... no repeat offenders with the death penalty.. unless of course they win during the following fifteen years of appeals.
  • by GV Location: Ga on Oct 12, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    Where's all you anti toilet seat people?I hope the gov't doesn't pass a law making toilet seats illegal.
  • by max Location: tally on Oct 12, 2010 at 10:33 AM
    Oh great, now if I am pulled over with a toilet seat in my car I can be arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
  • by man oh man on Oct 12, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    This is a very dangerous fellow and needs to be buried under the jail, like FOREVER!!
  • by andy Location: thomasville on Oct 12, 2010 at 06:44 AM
    Liberal Judges equals dangerous society
  • by tom Location: madison on Oct 12, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    I so wish one of these victims would have been carrying a gun. Guns save innocent lives. God Bless
  • by dog Location: gone on Oct 12, 2010 at 05:44 AM
    Death Penalty it works. NO Repeat offenders.
  • by James on Oct 11, 2010 at 07:51 PM
    Once again proving the FBI statistics that violent offenders will almost always remain violent offenders, and in my opinion, should remain locked up for life after their FIRST violent offense. Let non-violent offenders walk when the prisons are too full before letting state sentencing guidelines keep violent offenders out, or before it lets violent offenders out early!
  • by Disgusted Location: Valdosta on Oct 11, 2010 at 06:22 PM
    Maybe this time they can figure out it's time to throw away the key...
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