KTAL Channel 6 ran a story last night with a video of some of accused triple murderer Charles “Copperhead” Needham’s neighbors.
"He is a good dude in the community a lot of people say stuff about him, but around here he a good dude," said Akili Wyatt.
"He's passed out money, would help and he would give you his last," said Carolyn Wyatt. "That's the type of man I know."
I haven’t seen anything in any of the stories about Copperhead’s profession, or where he is employed. If he goes around the neighborhood passing out money, he must have a very good job indeed. Maybe one of the media outlets will investigate this and publish his resume` so that we can see where he acquired the riches that he uses in his philanthropic endeavors.
Akili and Carolyn Wyatt said Needham didn't commit this crime.
"The police and the detectives need to look for a motive and intent," added Carolyn. "I don't think "Cop" (Gerald Needham) had either one of those."
Despite a lengthy criminal past Wyatt said Needham shouldn't be in jail for past convictions.
"And not hung out to dry because of his past record," said Carolyn. "I know that happens and I know most people are tried on their past records."
"What kind of evidence do they have on him," asked Akili. "Hear say stuff doesn't work on everybody."
By all means BCPD, if Akili and Carolyn down in Jack's Quarters say that the man didn't commit the crime, you should release him forthwith.
She’s probably right, just because he has numerous convictions resulting from charges of Unauthorized use of a movable, Simple Escape, Simple Escape, Possession of Cocaine, Battery of a Police Officer, Battery of a Police Officer, Battery of a Police Officer, Armed Robbery, Possession of Marjuana with intent to sell, Possession of Schedule II with intent to sell, Attempt to smuggle Contraband into a Jail, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Battery of a Police Officer, Resisting an Officer, Battery on a Corrections Officer, Simple Possession of, Marijuana & Resisting a Police Officer, doesn’t mean that he committed this crime, nor does the fact that he has been a suspect in another multiple homicide.
The Police Detectives who worked this case probably wrote down the name of 30 or 40 convicted felons and just happened to pull Copperhead’s name out of a hat.
Are you freaking kidding me?