Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jury sees bat used to slay skinhead


BARRIE -- Jury members squirmed and shuffled in their seats yesterday as they looked upon a murder weapon that was used to bash in the head of a white supremacist skinhead as he lay sleeping after a drunken party.

The weapon -- a wooden baseball bat which was fondly called a "nigger stick" by its skinhead owner, Vaughn Newman -- was engraved with symbols connected to Hitler's teachings and the words "Full out hate."


The trial is delving into the death of Stephen Long, 22, of Ottawa, who was beaten to death at a Collingwood house party on April 16, 2006. Court heard Long and his friends belonged to the Hammer Heads -- a white supremacist brotherhood of skinheads against blacks, Jews and gays.

On trial for first-degree murder is Christopher Broughton, 29, of Hamilton, who the jury heard was hoping to be accepted by the skinheads.

Brad Genno, 27, a Hammer Head from Toronto, testified he drove to the Collingwood party with Long and Broughton. He said he saw Broughton get into a fight with some of the partiers.


The next morning he awoke on a couch to the sight of Broughton standing in front of him with the bat, so he fled.

"I bolted," said Genno. "I was, shocked ... afraid."

When he returned, police and paramedics were already there and Long was lying in a pool of blood on the floor.

Defence lawyer Michael Lacy suggested his client, Broughton, was involved in more than "just a fight" and that he was beaten, dragged by his feet, kicked in the head, stomped on, then made to kneel down and apologize for showing disrespect.

"I'm not sure about all of that," said Genno, who testified that he was drunk at the time.

"I've tried to black out the memory of that night for the past two years."

The trial continues Tuesday.

Source: CANOE


Anonymous said...

It's sad how the nazi threat seems to be growing

Anonymous said...

And how do you think that
happened? First off the Government is the main reason for it. The Canadian government lets in who ever wants to come to Canada. And, then gives them $10,000 to start their lives off. Did you get $10,000 when you were born? The main culture which has recently caused a larger white pride movement is the Middle Easterns. In many parts of the GTA, across ontario and British Columbia there is evident reverse racism going on. Caused by many middle eastern cultures and mainly the Sihk's. The building of temples/moscs on main corners, near neighbourhoods in what once was a place you may have hung out as a kid. Seeing those monstrosities built everywhere and then having outsiders putting the their racist lean on you in your own town. No wonder there is more White Pride going on. Funny thing is that these middle eastern and Sihks hate Black's more than anybody. But they still show racism to White's, and Oriental cultures just the same. So bottom line is these "people" who come over here have not only created more White Pride but they have created more Black Pride as well. I bet there is groups like the Blackstones and Black Panthers increasing as well. It is inevitable, when people feel threatened they band together. Can you blame them? Look at any major city across north america not to mention the world. Look into the "gangs" there and investigate their roots. Every single group MS-13, Latin Kings, Mexican Mafia, Blackstones, Black Panthers, Hammer Heads, Eastside White Pride, Hell's Angels, all of these groups started because of races feeling threatened and there is strength in numbers. These groups prove that theory. So you tell me who is to blame?

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