View Full Version : Now don't go walking on my lawn.

03-21-2006, 11:08 AM

BATAVIA, Ohio - A man who neighbors say was devoted to his meticulously kept lawn was charged with murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old boy who apparently walked across his yard.

Charles Martin called 911 on Sunday afternoon, saying calmly: “I just killed a kid.”

Police, who released the call’s contents, said Martin also told the dispatcher: “I’ve been harassed by him and his parents for five years. Today just blew it up.”

Larry Mugrage, whose family lived next door, was shot in the chest with a shotgun. The high school freshman was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Martin, 66, allegedly told police he had several times had problems with neighbors walking on his lawn. He remained jailed without bond Monday. His jailers said no attorney was listed for him.

Neighbors said Martin lived alone quietly, often sitting in front of his one-story home with its neat lawn, well-trimmed shrubbery and flag pole with U.S. and Navy flags flying.

Joanne Ritchie, 46, said Mugrage was known as “a good kid,” but she always also considered Martin to be friendly.

Union Township is near Batavia, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati.

03-21-2006, 11:11 AM
That's Fred's area.


03-21-2006, 11:22 AM
Holy Cow...i know some people were obessed but...uh wow.

03-21-2006, 12:07 PM
i vote death penalty by a hail of arrows. :nododgy:

03-21-2006, 12:31 PM
i vote that somebody kills his lawn.

03-21-2006, 12:34 PM
I vote the kids parents take Round-Up to his lawn while he watches and then sprays it in his eyes to leave him blind and in prison for the rest of his life.


03-21-2006, 12:38 PM
pretty weird ... not sure if he should get the death penalty though .. probably just a decade in jail or something ...

But then again ... rather than running away .. he just reported himself in ..

03-21-2006, 12:59 PM
Id cut all of his fingers off, then his nose,then his eyes, then his feet. Chop them up nicely,very mince, and let him choke on them for around 2 minutes. Then shoot him in the throat forever with my pb gun. If he lives, id take an insulin, fill it with air, and stab him in the arm with it so he has a bubble in his bloodstream. :hungry:

03-21-2006, 01:03 PM
Gotta love people from Ohio. :dodgy:

03-21-2006, 02:39 PM
This proves Armageddon is coming soon :dodgy:

03-21-2006, 02:52 PM
he will just plead tempory insanity and they will let him off and make him take some anti psychotic drug, we need stricter penaties in America

That is so sad...

03-21-2006, 02:57 PM
He killed a 15 year old defensless kid in cold blood for nothing at all. They're gonna hang his ass and rightfully so -

03-21-2006, 03:07 PM
He killed a 15 year old defensless kid in cold blood for nothing at all. -

what do you mean for nothing at all...the kid walked on his lawn....he was just protecting his grass. :eek:

Team Ramrod
03-21-2006, 03:09 PM
He prolly got blood on it and all that jaz. He should have poisoned him, wouldnt leave a mess :dodgy:

03-21-2006, 03:14 PM
btw he's 66...he just probably wants to go to jail....you know...FREE board and lodging and great medical coverage.

03-21-2006, 03:22 PM
fine, if nobody wants the death penalty, open up his lawn to all the motorheads (not the band) and force him to watch everybody blow huge donuts on his lawn, then gouge out his eyes/blind him some other way so thats the last visual memory he has.

03-21-2006, 03:44 PM
btw he's 66...he just probably wants to go to jail....you know...FREE board and lodging and great medical coverage.

.........and some free lovin from Bubba teh fudge packer lol - :D

03-21-2006, 04:00 PM
IMO nobody should get the death penalty, but thats a whole different topic...

Talk about overreacting, has this guy ever heard of a fence?

03-21-2006, 04:10 PM
a bet hes wishing he would have walked that extra couple feet and walked on the sidewalk, such a stupid thing to die/kill for.... doesnt suprise me though every1 knows its the queit ones who explode and start killing people especailly if they are from ohio... we'll mess you up.

03-24-2006, 04:58 PM
funny my dog just took a dump on his lawn like a week ago :dodgy: