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hellziggy's not-so-normal life

So there was this new character introduced on Bones last week. He's played by John Francis Daley from Freaks & Geeks:

He seemed familiar besides the whole "he's on tv thing" and I finally placed it. He was reminding me of the first boy I ever officially "went steady" with back when I was in 10th grade, R.
This is what R. looked like when I dated him (crappy quality because I took a picture of a picture instead of dragging out the scanner):

Yeah, some resemblance. Skinny, dark messy hair, kinda geeky.

But what R. looks like today? I know there are some of you out there who I've mentioned this to. For many years it was an abstract thing that I had briefly heard about in the news but didn't really have any confirmation on.
Thanks to the wonders of the interwebs though, I did a Google search a while back for his full name and I got one hit. Yes, only one. Because someone who has been in prison since 1990 really doesn't have a web presence other than the Minnesota Department of Corrections offender locator page.
Here he is boys & girls, my first official boyfriend:
I'm not sure how old the picture is. He went to prison when he was 21 and he is 38 now.
It's a very surreal thing for me to think about...


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Oct. 31st, 2007 10:01 am (UTC)
Looks like a nice guy, Murder One aside...
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
I shoulda known he'd be trouble... He broke up with me via a note in my locker.
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Oct. 31st, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Surreal indeed
I was in Fargo at the time but genevra had heard it mentioned briefly on the news. He has a fairly unique middle name and they always use the whole name when talking about people arrested for murder, so we knew it had to be him. We don't know any specifics though. He killed his father (or maybe step-father.) I don't know any of the details of weapon or anything like that.
So I've known that he was probably in prison since back when it happened, but a few months ago I randomly decided to google him and found his DOC page.
Re: Surreal indeed - genevra - Oct. 31st, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:33 am (UTC)
Nice eyes! But...wow. I occasionally Google my ex-husband, but mostly all I get to see is a receding hairline.
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
Well, this was back in 10th grade so it's not too traumatic for me. :)
And look! He has a full head of hair! LOL
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
Ouch. And you can Google the statute if the abbreviated description doesn't give it to you.
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
On the actual page the links work. His details:

MOC Code: H1041
General Description: Homicide
Category : Murder 1
Weapon Use : Other Dangerous Weapon
Victim : Adult - Family
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
How odd that you and I both have ex's in the prison system. Ever written him a letter?
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Nope! My last contact with him was the note he put in my locker telling me that he was breaking up with me! He dropped out of school shortly thereafter and moved up north to the family he had up there. And as you can see that didn't work out so well. His victim was an adult family member.
(no subject) - mcbarnes1970 - Oct. 31st, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Yikes!! That's a bit scary!
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
He seemed like a nice guy in 10th grade...
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
That's really sad. He looked like such a sweet kid.
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Well I certainly thought he was sweet at the time...

He always had family issues though, and the link to the crime description says this:
MOC Code: H1041
General Description: Homicide
Category : Murder 1
Weapon Use : Other Dangerous Weapon
Victim : Adult - Family

I've always been curious to know more details of the murder, but not curious enough to do more than a google search or two.
(no subject) - kniblet - Oct. 31st, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mle292 - Oct. 31st, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 31st, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
Spooky that there's a sign saying "Danger" right under him in the old pic.
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed that too. LOL!
Oct. 31st, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's a sad story.

Most of my exes are strangely absent from teh intarweb. There are no hits on their names.
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
There were no hits on his name a few years ago either. I'm pretty sure that having been locked up in 1990 he's never even been on the internet!
Oct. 31st, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
I've ocassionally considered doing a quick Google on my old boyfriends, but now I'm kind of nervous to do it.

Last I heard, though, they were okay and not incarcerated. Maybe I'll just leave it at that.
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
The incarceration wasn't a surprise here since I'd heard about the murder back when it happened. I was kind of suprised to see that MN DOC had put all their inmates online though.
Oct. 31st, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's even more dramatic than my ex showing up on Jerry Springer "Too Hot For TV" Pay Per View.
Oct. 31st, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
What? LOL
(no subject) - hellziggy - Oct. 31st, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 31st, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Egads, Murder-1!

He looks like a regular kid, but then there's something totally different (and sad) in his eyes in his mugshot.

Oct. 31st, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm guessing that pic is from right around when he went in rather than when they started putting the stuff online because he doesn't look hardened enough for 17 years in prison.
Oct. 31st, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
Should I remember what's-his-name? I don't. The only one I remember is the tall guy that wore a bandanna and maybe had a white streak in his hair?
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Nope. The one you remember is Eric. This was before him, and possibly before I knew you. Also, he left Blaine HS shortly after he broke up with me so if it was before I knew you he wouldn't have been around at all while we were friends.
(no subject) - scubagrrl - Oct. 31st, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - hellziggy - Oct. 31st, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - scubagrrl - Oct. 31st, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 1st, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
I don't get to have any fun with Google. No one I know has an internet presence; I'm surrounded by people who barely know how to turn their computers on.

Dani in NC
Nov. 1st, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
Responding here rather than to your comment on my LJ. My sister pointed out that anyone Googling the full name of the film might find my LJ and I'm going to try to be gracious. Minnesota Nice? :D Anyway...

Yep, receding hairline and all. WCCO even did an interview, presumably as a seasonal tie-in. He's sporting a few new unfortunate genes as well, but this is the first I've seen of him in ages. I think it's his mom's side....
Nov. 1st, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yes, that would be the flip side of the wonderful world of Google. :)
I know there is an option on the edit user info page to not allow search engine bots. It appears to work as I've seen my comments elsewhere in google searches, but never anything from my page.
Oh, do you want my comment deleted to? if you do, feel free. :)
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