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Hearing set for Thursday in attack of bicyclist along South Lawrence Trafficway path

The district court is looking to expedite hearings concerning the man who attacked and attempted to rape a woman on a Lawrence bike path. The victim in the case is a foreign student and is scheduled to leave Lawrence next week.

June 22, 2010

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Evidence will be heard Thursday in the case of a man accused of grabbing a woman off her bike, attempting to rape her and then stabbing her.

During a court appearance Tuesday morning for William Nichols, 30, Lawrence, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson asked the judge to set a preliminary hearing in the case as soon as possible because the victim is a foreign student who is scheduled to leave Lawrence next week.

Judge Peggy Kittel scheduled the preliminary hearing on Thursday for Nichols, who is charged with aggravated kidnapping, attempted rape and aggravated battery. He’s accused of grabbing the 23-year-old victim off her bike on the South Lawrence Trafficway bike path about 3:15 p.m. last Wednesday, dragging her into tall grass and brutally attacking her.

Nichols appeared in court Tuesday wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit and with his court appointed attorney, Michael Clarke. Nichols’ bond is set at $500,000, and he remains in custody at the Douglas County Jail.

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awas1980 3 years, 10 months ago

troll? consumer1 is clearly an ogre...

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tanaumaga 3 years, 10 months ago

trollin' for trolls...chumming for losers...hook , line , and sinker.

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mk9992 3 years, 10 months ago

oh, yeah

Just as bad as trolling is "Feeding the Trolls". This is when people say stuff that they know will prompt someone to respond with a trolled reply and/or replying to comments that are blatantly from a troll. This is especially true when a troll first makes his comment/reply, and (usually many) people respond, either trying to correct the troll, or express anger at the statement. At that point, the trolling was successful and has been fed. When encouraged by success and feeding, trolls often return.

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mk9992 3 years, 10 months ago

troll

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevence to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.

An older gay male, usually over 35 or so, who hits on younger guys who aren't interested in him. When they tell him they aren't interested, the troll will often flip out and get angry. Trolls are not just something seen in chat rooms but can be found just about anywhere people hang out/gather. Many trolls are secretly into underage guys but don't talk about it unless they are talking to another troll who is into the same thing, or if they are talking one-on-one with an underage guy.

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lawrenceguy40 3 years, 10 months ago

Would an American get treated the same way if they were attacked in the alleged victim's country? I doubt it. Ask what Amanda Knox feels about this. As a nation, we have lost much of our pride when we are concerned more about non-Americans than we are our own!

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consumer1 3 years, 10 months ago

Careful there boys, I don't threaten anyone, I just like to ruffle some feathers.

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pfunk81 3 years, 10 months ago

what would you expect from the same jerk that threatened to run me down on my bike in a thread a few months ago?

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whats_going_on 3 years, 10 months ago

quit responding to him, he's trying to ruffle some feathers so he'll have "basis" for his lame a** political attack.

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BigAl 3 years, 10 months ago

consumer1... I haven't seen anyone standing up for this attacker. Liberal, conservative, tea partier or bullmoose. You probably would like to see your opposition party do that but I haven't seen it from anyone. You seem to be the only one on the attack and making this political.

Orbiter is right on.

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consumer1 3 years, 10 months ago

You of course are absolutely right Errita.

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Kontum1972 3 years, 10 months ago

take him downtown KCMO and drop him off on troost.....

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errita 3 years, 10 months ago

Enough with the crap about liberals. This is about a young girl being violently attacked. What is wrong with you people? You find a reason to start a hateful political tirade about anything and everything. You probably need to look within and see what your anger is really about. This is to liberals and conservatives.

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consumer1 3 years, 10 months ago

Orbiter, the voice at the podium, The talking head. Who believes just because he nods his own head the people he is speaking are agreeing with him.

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orbiter 3 years, 10 months ago

"Many of you will respond without reading my full post. Many of you will respond hatefully! Just so you know, I don't really care how you respond. I am just pointing out your fickle inability to be consistent in your liberal attitudes." consumer1

Ah yes, the voice in the woods, a beacon of light in the fog of present culture, so persecuted. It is really interesting how you can't even wait to see a comment that you find so disgusting. You just think of something that someone could possibly say and then wax predictably about your off-the-shelf fear of the "liberal agenda". Get outside your own head much?

Whether you are just self-conscious, a paranoid or a narcissist, here is some illiberal advice: get over yourself. Fighting self-generated straw men doesn't make you look brave or intelligent. It makes you look very silly.

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prolifersforwar 3 years, 10 months ago

Liberals would definietely just give him a hug and some money if they were fully in charge! I love abstraction! I love Merica!

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 3 years, 10 months ago

I hope she comes back for the trial. Without her presence, this could get sticky.

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TrooGrit 3 years, 10 months ago

I agree with nobody, Judge Lorena Bobbitt would be fine. This puke deserves the worst!

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consumer1 3 years, 10 months ago

I have an observation to make. When the LJW reports a story on most crimes, you can count on the Liberal agenda folks to be on here pleading for understanding of their circumstances and talking about how they are innocent until proven guilty. Using the argument of how the offender was a product of his/her environment. They were from an abused family or didn't get the same oportunities as others. But when an "alledged" sex offence occurs by a male, the demand for his castration is immediate and vile. Now, if you have read this far, keep reading. I concur that sex offenses are very high on the scale of offenses that need to be dealt with severely and quickly. However, I just notice the lack of humanism on the part of many of the bleeding hearts when it comes to these type of charges. Food for thought. Many of you will respond without reading my full post. Many of you will respond hatefully! Just so you know, I don't really care how you respond. I am just pointing out your fickle inability to be consistent in your liberal attitudes.

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nobody1793 3 years, 10 months ago

Aw, I was hoping for Judge Lorena Bobbitt.

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