Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gang Initiation Rumors, Alabama (2)

WKRG-TV [Mobile, AL]
24 January 2008

Double Murder Spreads Fear

By Jessica Taloney

[...] More than ten days have passed since the murders [of Meleah Griffin and Dominick Johnson], and with no arrest, rumors are starting to spread through town.

"We have spent, I couldn't even guess at the amount of hours trying to rundown rumors," said George County Sheriff Garry Welford.

An email and a cell phone text message are circulating, warning women about a new gang initiation. The only way to get in the gang, according to the message, is to rape and kill a woman. [...]