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July 1st, 2008
09:30 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 7/1/08

CHICAGO (CNN) – Authorities have captured an Illinois man suspected of killing eight people in two states, the FBI confirmed Tuesday. Late breaking details live at 10p ET.

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  1. Anna - chicago ,il

    People in society are always afraid to get involved in difficult situations...there have been too many stories of good people trying to help and having it back fire on them

    July 1, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  2. Dee F.

    Can't wait to hear what Joe Horne has to say...

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  3. Tyler in Appleton, WI

    I can't believe that anybody could possibly just leave another person to die on a hospital floor. What are those security guards' jobs anyways. If someone came in with a gun woud they sit in their chair?

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  4. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Can we introduce Joe Horn to Sheley?

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  5. Caroline

    And when someone waits 24 hours to be seen at a hospital isn't that a clue that the place is not being well run?

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  6. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    I agree Norma!
    About the Hospital: there is no excuse for that! I am outraged!

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  7. dave s, tinley park IL

    my god–that's really horrible. So apathetic it's hard to believe

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  8. Francesca Elm

    This is ridiculous. Not only are employees are ignoring her, but the other people in the waiting room. No one takes any responsibility. The worst part is her death could have been prevented

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  9. CaseyJPS - California

    This is absolutely unbelievable. Even if you weren't in the room at the time she keeled over wouldn;t you be cursious enough to go and check on here? If there have been problems in the past, why wouldn't there be consistent monitoring? SOmebody's in deep trouble.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  10. Palm Beach blog

    I only recently relocated from Brooklyn NY and has visited several of the City's emergency rooms over the last twenty seven years only to see this kind of tragic end to human lives.I was always fearfull of my love ones having to seek treatment at this Kings County Hospital.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Jemaul

    I take back my comment about the camera in the ER. It apparently does no good, if there isn't anyone watching that either.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  12. Jolene

    I hope that Security Guard watching TV instead of the people is one of them who got fired. That hospital has a lot of explaining to do!

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  13. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Shocking tape indeed. How often does it happen when the camera footage is not available? One wonders

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  14. Kathy, Chicago

    That tape in the er is horrible. It shows the value of human life. Did she have insurance? Probably not.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  15. Caroline

    Wow. So sad that another hospital cannot seem to care.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  16. MaryBeth

    This video is criminal!!! Remind me to not get sick or injured in NYC.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  17. Shea, North Carolina

    I cannot believe nobody helped that poor woman. They didn't even go get help for her, not even the security guard. What country are we in?

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  18. ericacnn

    Hospital staff ignoring her on the floor is horrible, wrong and outrageous - but I am equally disturbed by the other people in the waiting room who did NOTHING to help her – they didnt check on a woman on the floor?! What a sad chapter for this hospital and for our society...

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  19. Kaye, Pensacola & Chattanooga

    This is horrifying! Why did they not check her vitals sooner?!

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  20. Kiran

    This story is sickening. Can't believe people can be so negligent!

    July 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  21. Dee F.

    This video is very difficult to watch!!

    July 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  22. Norma

    Im a Texan and theres no way I would call this man a hero. A hero doesn't shoot people on the back!!

    Hero would be the last word I would use.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  23. Maureen T

    I'm horrified, truly horrified! How does this happen in America??

    July 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  24. Sheri Lew

    Re: the poor soul in the waiting room (against her will I believe) and those around her are psychiatric patients, many possibly unaware of their surroundings.
    NOT so with the 'guards' who saw her on the floor and did NOTHING!
    Life is valuable whether you think so or not.

    She deserved to have some attention ASAP no matter what!!

    July 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  25. Mechelle-- Oklahoma

    a security guard is in the video twice

    July 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  26. Irene in Texas

    It's sad that people can sit and let a person die! What is this world coming to?

    July 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  27. Kevin

    Why would you be offended? He took matters into his own hands...and I salute him for that. I support what he did...criminals get away with too much.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  28. Cindy

    I just can not believe that all of those people are sitting there with that woman and no one got up to help her! What is wrong with people!?

    Cindy..Ga.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  29. alan w

    I think the guy they caught is just a "opportunity killer" or a "rampage killer" but I don't think he fits into the "serial killer' profile. Just anohter thug with no morals or consience.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  30. judy

    I think it's surprising that the serial killer went after after a household of five people including 2 men. Might be an "opportunity killer" but seems like at least these murders required some degree of planning.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  31. Kimether - Atlanta, GA

    Annie, it was a security guard. One guard even scooted his chair-on-wheels, looked at the woman, then scooted his chair back to his station.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  32. Susan - North Haven,CT

    Is that a security guard standing in the doorway of the ER room? OMG.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  33. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Whoa Kevin~We Texans might take offense to that statement.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  34. Kimberly

    The story about the murders are frightening. I have not lived in IL for over a decade, but I have family in Granite City. It is unnerving when these stories come near loved ones.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  35. Rekha Raman

    A combination of drugs and alcohol??- Is there any time in between to be a "nice guy" ?? The wife sounds oppressed and numb with that kind of "nice guy" statement. In fact she may also have sounded sarcastic having mentioned the use of both drugs and drink in the killer.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  36. Dee F.

    Makes you wonder how many people have died in waiting rooms around the country due to lack of care.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  37. Kimether - Atlanta, GA

    Lack of bed is definitely not an excuse for guards to just look at the woman die on the floor. Absolutely unbelievable.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  38. Shea, North Carolina

    Is this guys wife trying to give him a defense? Drunk or high, please!

    July 1, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  39. Andrea from Canada

    joe horne is not a hero by my definition.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  40. Kevin

    Joe Horn...now that is the definition of a true Texan.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  41. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    I believe this guy had issues other than drugs.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  42. Susan - North Haven,CT

    A convicted felon? I hope those who release guys like him are paying attention. Sheley should have been kept locked up when they had him.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  43. Jolene

    I don't know about you but I think "drugs" is why these killings were so brutal (spree or not)....

    July 1, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  44. Anna - chicago ,il

    Does anyone really believe that the hospital situation will change..the shock will die down and nothing will change until there is another similar situation and people will start talking

    July 1, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  45. Mechelle-- Oklahoma

    the lack of an available bed shouldn't be an excuse for not keeping an eye on this lady.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  46. Cindy

    this man was nuts! I am glad that they caught him!

    Cindy...Ga.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  47. Kevin

    He doesn't even look like a nice guy...he looks like he has a mean streak in both of those photos.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  48. ericacnn

    That statement does stop you, doesnt it? Not a pleasant thought...

    July 1, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  49. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I just can't believe what has happened to us humans. How can we turn a blind eye to someone who needs help. No one should lie helplessly on the ground, anywhere, at anytime.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  50. Genevieve M, TX

    People like Sheley are a waste of oxygen.

    July 1, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
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