Archive for Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lawrence man arrested in connection with late-night stabbing

July 27, 2014, 10:52 p.m. Updated July 28, 2014, 9:42 a.m.


Lawrence police arrested Raphael Robinson, 24, of Lawrence on suspicion of attempted second degree murder on Monday morning. Robinson was taken into custody in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane after an investigation into a late-night stabbing incident.

Lawrence police were called to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, where LMH staff were treating a 38-year-old Lawrence man for stab wounds. Police were able to speak to the victim before he was transported to a Kansas City area hospital for further treatment. LPD officers and detectives identified the scene of the incident in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane, and upon further investigation, secured a search warrant and found the suspect. He was taken into custody without incident.

The victim remains in critical condition after surgery this morning.

The case is still under investigation.


Jason Kent 3 years, 10 months ago

Police are getting ready to do a raid in the 2500 block of redbud as of 515am. Coincidence?

Stuart Sweeney 3 years, 10 months ago

How do you have an alledged stabbing? Either he was stabbed or not. You can have an alledged perpetrator but I fail to understand how the stabbing is alledged.

Bob Forer 3 years, 10 months ago

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Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 10 months ago

"When someone is arrested or accused of a crime, journalists commonly refer to that person as the “alleged murderer,” or the “alleged thief.” That use is decried by many, some of whom say that using “alleged” to modify the word “murderer” or “thief” is no more defense against libel than using the adjective “cute” would be. In these cases, “alleged” is synonymous with “suspected.” But “suspected” means “viewed with suspicion,” while “alleged” means “so declared, but without proof or legal conviction.” In other words, calling someone “an alleged thief” is all but saying “we know you did it.”"

This is from the Columbia School of Journalism

For some reason Eliot did not want to commit himself to saying the man was stabbed in case he has to retract that later. I would think it would be pretty definite at this time.

Eliot, you are doing fine. I was curious as to how and why alleged is used in journalism so I looked it up.

Arnie Bunkers 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Frog, thjats how I took it as well

Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 10 months ago

Arnie, they took it out of the article. I am Leslie Swearingen but when you change your avatar they take a while to put your name in. I like Frog better though. I wonder if it is too late to go by that. :-)

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