Eugene’s people are in Grand Island Nebraska and are Sioux. It is alleged He needed money to go to South Dakota to bury his diseased mother. I am trying to find out who she was and what day she died.
Now that we see the headlines the cops and DA did not want to see, let us LOOK at the evidence.
We know this is not true….
‘At the time Kelley left the bar, defendant and Hollowhornbear were the only ones there besides the bartender.”
“A police officer summoned to the scene found the victim semiconscious with a four-inch gash to his neck and a three-inch gash to his wrist. Asked what had happened,
What? Is it not obvious? Herbie is bleeding out, and this cop is asking a question? What could the motive be? Did a drunken patron go ballistic? That would be my guess. The cops came in their frequently enough – to look for bad and dangerous guys they were after!
“Pierucci answered that he had been stabbed. The officer asked, “how many people were there?” and Pierucci held up two fingers in response.
Herbie could not get just one more word out “TWO”? How about the name Hollowhornbear? That would be enough. The Oakland cops know him. Why would the cops assume there was more than ONE PERSON?
I don’t think Herbie utter ONE WORD, or raised ONE FINGER. If he could I know he woud have said this…….
“What do you think happened to me you friggen moron!”
“two acquaintances of the victim discovered him alone, lying in a pool of blood at the back of the bar.”
Is this Mae and Bolagard? Was Bo in the men’s bathroom cleaning up? Why aren’t their names given? Did they suggest there were several people? If so, they are witnesses! Are the Cops protecting these TWO people because they are homeless and vulnerable. Do they know Friend’s record? Most robbereies are committed by one person. That would be the normal question…..
Do you know the guy that robbed you?
I think Mae called the cops. She wants our friend rushed to the hospital. This is why she was so terrified of retribution.
“but he died four days later from loss of blood”
This suggests Herbie lost a huge amount of blood that they could not replace? The cops are walking in a lake of blood. What if Herbie lived, then we woud hear his account…..
And Mae was in the Woman’s Bathroom. Mae told me what happened – two days after!
‘Three wounds at the back of the neck completely severed the trapezius muscle. ”
Sounds like the person that wielded the knife was in a RAGE!
‘the knife completely severed the sternomastoid muscle”
There’s nerves to the brain in this muscle. I am not a coroner, or a doctor, but, I doubt Herbie could speak – or lift his forearm! I think Herbie is in extreme shock – and unconscious! How long did it take for the Oakland cops to get there?
This makes no sense. I should know, I am a recovered alcoholic.
“The group discussed getting a six-pack of beer at a nearby convenience store, the Oasis, but defendant did not want to go there because he had gotten into trouble there in the past. Instead, they decided to go to the Golden West Bar, where they initially sat in the front section of the bar and defendant ordered a round of beers.”
What about the other TWO? They could send in JUST ONE for a six pack of beer. This is the 3rd of the month, at least ONE got a welfare check, foodstamps, or SSI check. Did they try to buy beer with foodstamps? They got money to buy beers from Herbie. But, I bet they were saving money to buy marijuana? Where is the testimony of the clerk at the Oasis? Did the cops protect him – too? Did they smoke a doobie in the bathroom? Did Herbie smell it when they came out, and ordered them out? From whom did they get the joint? Was the clerk at the Oasis afraid NOT to take Hollowhornbear stamps? I bought beer at the Oasis. You do not get a lot of folks from Piedmont coming in there. You got drifters, drunks, and lonely old guys in shabby hotels. These three guys are out to get fucked up! That’s their motive!
‘The pathologist testified that there were at least six distinct sharp cutting wounds to the victim’s neck and defensive wounds to his left arm and right and left hands.
His hands!!!!! Which hand held up two fingers? I see Herbie’s hair being grabbed and his neck exposed.
Did they bring the beers they bought at the Oasis – with foodstamps – into the Golden West, and open them? were they chugging them down in the bathroom, and, brought one out? Was there a receipt for the Oasis?
I think this case should be reopened! This is what I hear
Come over here and suck my cock – cocksucker! Herbie was being ordered around, which happens in the military. Did Herbie have a comeback to that?
The key is THEY WERE HOMELESS ! They were not allowed to drink and smoke dope at the Warehouse. There were rules – just like in the Army. If they got caught, they are thrown out. So, they – and others – thought the Golden West would make a good living room to party down in. Herbie was hip to this.
Let’s go with this headline……
Drunken Veteran Discharged For Disorderly Conduct, Uses Military Technique To Butcher Unarmed Citizen
“He could not take orders! All the wounds are what you would expect from a trained Army Ranger.”
So said the Army Specialist who was not called to testify.
Discovery of the Victim and Nature of the Wounds
The victim, Herbert Pierucci, worked as a bartender at the Golden West Bar, which was located at 368 12th Street between Franklin and Webster Streets in downtown Oakland. Around midnight on Labor Day, September 3, 1984, two acquaintances of the victim discovered him alone, lying in a pool of blood at the back of the bar. The front cash register was open, the cash drawer was pulled out, and its contents, later estimated to be approximately $300, were missing. Four bottles of liquor were also gone.
A police officer summoned to the scene found the victim semiconscious with a four-inch gash to his neck and a three-inch gash to his wrist. Asked what had happened, Pierucci answered that he had been stabbed. The officer asked, “how many people were there?” and Pierucci held up two fingers in response.
Pierucci was taken to the hospital, where emergency surgery was performed, but he died four days later from loss of blood. The surgeon who operated on Pierucci testified that, in one of the front wounds, the knife completely severed the sternomastoid muscle in the neck and came to rest on the cervical spine. Three wounds at the back of the neck completely severed the trapezius muscle. The surgeon testified that a fair amount of pressure was required to inflict such wounds. The pathologist testified that there were at least six distinct sharp cutting wounds to the victim’s neck and defensive wounds to his left arm and right and left hands.
b. Testimony of Kevin Kelley
On September 3, 1984, Kevin Kelley, defendant, and Thomas Moody were among a group of homeless alcoholics who were allowed by owner Dina Mladinich to stay at the Thomas Janitorial Supply Warehouse (the warehouse) on the corner of Ninth and Alice Streets.2 About 10:00 p.m., Kelley and defendant left the warehouse and headed towards downtown Oakland. Defendant wore a black nylon “security-type” jacket, blue jeans, and black shoes. They went in search of Mladinich’s van, which Moody had borrowed.
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On the way, they met Gene Hollowhornbear, who was carrying a black nylon gym bag that was half full of clothes.3 The group discussed getting a six-pack of beer at a nearby convenience store, the Oasis, but defendant did not want to go there because he had gotten into trouble there in the past. Instead, they decided to go to the Golden West Bar, where they initially sat in the front section of the bar and defendant ordered a round of beers.
The group moved to the rear of the bar and played pool. Kelley and Hollowhornbear drank two more beers, and defendant drank three more. Kelley went to the bathroom and defendant followed him in. Defendant proposed to Kelley that they rob the bar by hitting the bartender with a bottle, stating it would be an easy three-on-one robbery. Defendant also mentioned using one of defendant’s knives for the robbery. Earlier at the bar, Kelley had noticed that defendant had two knife sheaths on the back of his belt. Kelley recognized one of the knives as a Buck-type knife that Kelley had sold to defendant about three weeks earlier.4 Defendant’s other knife looked like a Benchmark-type knife and had the word “raccoon” engraved on it.5
Kelley said he did not want to have anything to do with a robbery. He went back to finish his drink, and then headed out of the bar. As Kelley was stepping out the door, defendant again tried to convince him to join in the robbery, but Kelley reiterated that he wanted no part in it. At the time Kelley left the bar, defendant and Hollowhornbear were the only ones there besides the bartender.