Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Accused iPad thief now faces an attempted-murder charge too

DENVER — A man suspected of mangling a shopper's finger while stealing an iPad has been accused of trying to arrange to have the victim killed.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey filed a charge of attempted first-degree murder Tuesday against 20-year-old Brandon Smith.

Smith is also charged with robbery and third-degree assault in the theft of an iPad from 59-year-old Bill Jordan in a Denver shopping mall in April. Jordan's left pinky was so badly mangled when it became entangled in a bag yanked from his hand that part of it had to be amputated.

Authorities say deputies at the jail intercepted a letter by Smith in which he tried to arrange Jordan's death. He's due in court Thursday to be informed of the new charge against him.

Stupid is what stupid does! This criminal has just went from the frying pan into the fire.



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