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Posted: 1/4/2012 6:52:29 PM EDT
http://sharonherald.com/local/x1750836235/Teens-charged-with-murder-of-bar-owner





Teens charged with murder of bar owner.









Video, eyewitnesses lead to arrest of 2








FARRELL —
Two arrests made Tuesday in the Dec. 30 shooting of popular Farrell bar
owner William "Billy” Basilone Jr. are "just the beginning” to
resolving a recent surge in violent crime in the Shenango Valley.
"This is not a joyful occasion,” Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Chief Riley Smoot said. "It’s very, very sad.”
Joshua Lee Stewart, 18, of 1218 Roemer Blvd, Apartment 2, Farrell, was
charged with criminal homicide, and Devine A. Campbell, 17, of 17
Shenango Blvd., Farrell, was charged with conspiracy to commit criminal
homicide, police said.
Both were arraigned by District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, and
placed in Mercer County Jail without bond, which isn’t applicable in
homicide cases. Even though he’s a minor, Cambell was charged as an
adult, authorities said.
The men were arrested within hours of each other Tuesday afternoon
outside their homes by members of the Mercer County Critical Incident
Response Team.
CIRT also served search warrants on the addresses and removed pieces of
evidence from each location. Smoot didn’t release a search inventory
Tuesday.
"The arrest was based on usage of video footage and some eyewitnesses;
people came forward,” Smoot said. "If it wasn’t for people coming
forward, we would still be in the same place.”
Basilone, 58, lived above his namesake bar at 708 Roemer Blvd. He was
pronounced dead at 12:24 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Health Center,
Youngstown.
According to the police affidavit:
Witnesses told police Basilone went outside the bar at about 11:30 p.m.
Friday and was shot about five times with a .22 caliber handgun. Nine
shell casings were found at the scene.
Surveillance camera footage and witnesses indicated to police the
gunman was Stewart, who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Two shots
were fired, and Basilone went down on the sidewalk. The gunman stood
over Basilone and fired several more shots at the bar owner.
Stewart then ran west on Hamilton Avenue, police said.
Witnesses and camera footage also indicated that Campbell was with
Stewart and was seen "hanging around” the bar that night, including
trying to get into the locked bar at least one time before the shooting.
Basilone wasn’t robbed during the shooting and $440 in cash, credit
cards and a gold ring was found on him. A witness also told police there
was no attempt to rob him, that "Joshua Stewart just walked up to
William Basilone and started shooting him.”
The details of the crime shook Smoot, himself a Farrell native and father.
"I’m at a loss for words,” the police chief said. "It was very sad and
discouraging to think (of) the possibility of teenagers resorting to
this type of violence.
"It’s just upsetting,” Smoot said.
The arrests don’t mean the case is closed.
It’s too soon to say if the shooting was related to the armed robberies
that have taken place in the Shenango Valley during the last couple
months, Smoot said.
Police still need people’s help to end this surge in crime, he said.
"This investigation isn’t over,” Smoot said.
The arrests "prove that it works when people come forward and
technology works,” he said of the surveillance video outside the bar and
at neighboring businesses.
As word of the arrests spread by word of mouth and in cyberspace Tuesday, rumors spread that police wouldn’t confirm.
Smoot wouldn’t comment on the involvement of a 15-year-old or that the
shooting spurred from a disagreement between Basilone and some youths
over a pizza. He also wouldn’t say if the crime was gang-related.
"That’s a theory, (but) we have nothing to prove it,” Smoot said.
Both of the accused were on the social networking site Facebook and had
several indirect things to say about the shooting after the fact.
One post on Sunday afternoon, a day and a half after the shooting,
said, "Farrell getin real (and) i f–––––– love it lol (laugh out loud)
happy new years.”
A post Monday asked why people were scared. First they complain Farrell
is boring, he said, then they complain when something happens.
At 12:11 a.m. Monday, that person posted: "White lady kills her
boyfriend....51 days in jail....A n–––– shoot a white girl....Dey lock
dat n–––– up (and) throw away da key.”
Also on Monday, after reports of gunplay in Farrell where a 17-year-old
girl was shot in the leg, Stewart posted the word "GunPlay” on
Campbell’s Facebook page.
Campbell himself had less to say publicly, but at 4:24 a.m. Saturday he posted: "Pistolvania.”
Campbell’s page indicated he had been a student in Farrell Area School
District, and the school, which is within a mile of where Stewart was
picked up, was on temporary lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
Both had GEDs, Smoot said, and neither was a native of Farrell.
Stewart’s Facebook page indicates a tie to San Diego, Calif., while
Campbell had ties to Hermitage.




Their FaceBook pages are extremely disturbing as well...





http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001473116217&sk=wall





http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001460674893&sk=wall
 
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:56:24 PM EDT
[#1]
Sad to hear.


I hope the scum burn.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:00:00 PM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:13:57 PM EDT
[#3]


Aaaaah.... He'll be missed at the next barn raising.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:17:27 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:


Aaaaah.... He'll be missed at the next barn raising.


lol...
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:23:49 PM EDT
[#5]
"God damn if i c one more status about da niggas shootin r who ever shootin i swear my moms goin b mad cuz ima fuck something up in dis motherfucker ctfu but seriosly dis shit goes down every day 10 times worst in da cities im not sayin its cool r watever im just sayin....STOP BITCHIN ITS LIFE PEOPLE DIE ND PEOPLE R BORN.... KNOE IF SUM TRUELY CRAZY SHIT GO DOWN LIKE A LITTLE KID GET KILLED DEN I WOULD UNDERSTAND R IT WAS UR FAM BUT UNTILL DEN JUST CHILL ND TAKE CARE OF U ND URS.... ND I DONT GIVE A FUK WAT YEAR IT IS DERES ALWAYS GOIN B RACIST MOTHER FUKERS SO F.O.H"

"White lady kills her boyfriend.... 51 days in jail.... A nigga shoot a white girl.... Dey lock dat nigga up nd throw away da key so if u askin me... Hell naw i dont got no sympathy"
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:26:52 PM EDT
[#6]
It just keeps going...

This kid posted every couple of hours on Monday.

"Y is people complain bout da shit dats goin down? First yall complain farrell little nd borein but wen dis shit start popin people want to act all scared like stop bitchin if u dat scared get a gun hahahaha fuk yall scary niggas were my real niggas at!!!!!!"

"Im a ganster by choice i hope my children choose wiser... Wayne nd dats real shit"
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:30:38 PM EDT
[#7]
I hope that justice is served, and death is served quickly.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:34:14 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:

Campbell’s page indicated he had been a student in Farrell Area School District, and the school, which is within a mile of where Stewart was picked up, was on temporary lockdown Tuesday afternoon.


Don't over react or anything you tards. ZOMG they arrested a student a mile from the school in an incident that had nothing to do with the school! Lockdown!!!
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:42:48 PM EDT
[#9]
Execution style murder of an unarmed man in cold blood?

I hope your state has the death penalty and the triggerman gets the needle.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:43:59 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
It just keeps going...

This kid posted every couple of hours on Monday.

"Y is people complain bout da shit dats goin down? First yall complain farrell little nd borein but wen dis shit start popin people want to act all scared like stop bitchin if u dat scared get a gun hahahaha fuk yall scary niggas were my real niggas at!!!!!!"

"Im a ganster by choice i hope my children choose wiser... Wayne nd dats real shit"


Then dont be surprised when you're made someone's bitch in prison

And I sincerely hope these scumbags didn't procreate already
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:47:03 PM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:
Quoted:
It just keeps going...

This kid posted every couple of hours on Monday.

"Y is people complain bout da shit dats goin down? First yall complain farrell little nd borein but wen dis shit start popin people want to act all scared like stop bitchin if u dat scared get a gun hahahaha fuk yall scary niggas were my real niggas at!!!!!!"

"Im a ganster by choice i hope my children choose wiser... Wayne nd dats real shit"


Then dont be surprised when you're made someone's bitch in prison

And I sincerely hope these scumbags didn't procreate already


17 and 18? Yeah, they've mated and spawned additional organisms by now.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:48:26 PM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
Execution style murder of an unarmed man in cold blood?

I hope your state has the death penalty and the triggerman gets the needle.




I think the death penalty is not really used in PA anymore...or very rarely.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:50:19 PM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
Quoted:

Campbell’s page indicated he had been a student in Farrell Area School District, and the school, which is within a mile of where Stewart was picked up, was on temporary lockdown Tuesday afternoon.


Don't over react or anything you tards. ZOMG they arrested a student a mile from the school in an incident that had nothing to do with the school! Lockdown!!!


Don't criticize until you have all the facts.

They arrested two teenaged high school dropouts who are gang bangers.

You don't know that they didn't have information on bangers with weapons at the school.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:50:47 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
http://sharonherald.com/local/x1750836235/Teens-charged-with-murder-of-bar-owner


Teens charged with murder of bar owner.




Basilone, 58, lived above his namesake bar at 708 Roemer Blvd. He was pronounced dead at 12:24 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown.

According to the police affidavit:

Snip

 


It's quite likely my Brother attended him, he is a trauma nurse there.

I'm sorry for your loss, It's a shame how much that area has declined in the last decade.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:51:05 PM EDT
[#15]
We don't have enough orbital nukes to be certain of anything anymore...
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:54:17 PM EDT
[#16]
Sorry for your loss bro... And Goddamn that punk motherfucker, trying to justify the murder as 'the cycle of life.' Stupid, cowardly fuck.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:57:46 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
"God damn if i c one more status about da niggas shootin r who ever shootin i swear my moms goin b mad cuz ima fuck something up in dis motherfucker ctfu but seriosly dis shit goes down every day 10 times worst in da cities im not sayin its cool r watever im just sayin....STOP BITCHIN ITS LIFE PEOPLE DIE ND PEOPLE R BORN.... KNOE IF SUM TRUELY CRAZY SHIT GO DOWN LIKE A LITTLE KID GET KILLED DEN I WOULD UNDERSTAND R IT WAS UR FAM BUT UNTILL DEN JUST CHILL ND TAKE CARE OF U ND URS.... ND I DONT GIVE A FUK WAT YEAR IT IS DERES ALWAYS GOIN B RACIST MOTHER FUKERS SO F.O.H"

"White lady kills her boyfriend.... 51 days in jail.... A nigga shoot a white girl.... Dey lock dat nigga up nd throw away da key so if u askin me... Hell naw i dont got no sympathy"


And you people here wonder why I insist on the use of proper English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
I surely consider it to be a target discriminator.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:58:43 PM EDT
[#18]
Life has become "cheaper" by the day. Sad time indeed.   TT
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:55:56 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:


Life Tax supported generations
has
have become "cheaper" by the day.
Sad time indeed.   TT





Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:54:13 PM EDT
[#20]
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:56:49 PM EDT
[#21]
Hang him
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 11:15:43 PM EDT
[#22]
Sorry to hear that. The world is a less place.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:00:29 AM EDT
[#23]
Bill was a friend of mine.



Everyone loved the guy.  They should burn those two little cocksuckers alive




Best hot dogs in Western Pa
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:28:52 AM EDT
[#24]
My wife and I were just there a couple of weeks ago for some Marggie dogs

There's nothing I'd like to see more than those two getting what they deserve but with our justice system I may not live long enough.

Justice delayed is justice denied.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:34:31 AM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Execution style murder of an unarmed man in cold blood?

I hope your state has the death penalty and the triggerman gets the needle.




I think the death penalty is not really used in PA anymore...or very rarely.


Only the victims receive the death penalty.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:53:25 AM EDT
[#26]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Execution style murder of an unarmed man in cold blood?

I hope your state has the death penalty and the triggerman gets the needle.




I think the death penalty is not really used in PA anymore...or very rarely.


Yep.  We still have it although we only executed a handful of people since the 1970s...

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:10:49 AM EDT
[#27]
We had something very similar to this happen around here 3-4 years ago.  A popular liquor store owner was gunned down in cold blood by a couple of black kids.  After that, there was a wave of random black on (insert race here) violent crimes and murders.  



One kid, 27-ish, was walking home from work and was jumped by a bunch of blacks.  He was stabbed to death.  They said they just did it for kicks.  I had met the kid several months before that.  He was a real nice and sharp kid.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:13:47 AM EDT
[#28]
I didn't know the victim, but some friends though very highly of him, and were hit by this.  Hope justice is done.

Farrell seems to be really taking a turn in this direction too.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:15:28 AM EDT
[#29]
I really don't have anything I can say in polite company about this sort of thing anymore. I'm tired of this shit.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:53:08 AM EDT
[#30]
"how long, O Lord, must we wait..."
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:56:00 AM EDT
[#31]
Im confused... They dont look like criminals
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:00:03 AM EDT
[#32]
Quoted:
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.



Douche of the day award nominee folks.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:19:24 AM EDT
[#33]




Quoted:



Quoted:

Tragic indeed.



Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.



Still a shitty situation though.







Douche of the day award nominee folks.



Seems to be a lot of those lately.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:29:48 AM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.


I bet your fun at parties.

Parties that are full of ass holes anyway.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:32:54 AM EDT
[#35]

There's no way I imagined this.


Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:40:04 AM EDT
[#36]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Execution style murder of an unarmed man in cold blood?

I hope your state has the death penalty and the triggerman gets the needle.




I think the death penalty is not really used in PA anymore...or very rarely.

Tom Corbett is governor now. He signed our Castle Doctrine. Maybe something will be done.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:50:52 AM EDT
[#37]
Things will only get worse before they get better I'm afraid
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:52:29 AM EDT
[#38]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.




Douche of the day award nominee folks.


Seriously, what the fuck...

Someone have a little problem with alcohol at some point?

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:03:55 AM EDT
[#39]
Damn! Glad they got em!

RIP
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:04:39 AM EDT
[#40]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.




Douche of the day award nominee folks.


Seriously, what the fuck...

Someone have a little problem with alcohol at some point?

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile



Just saw this.

Dude really

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:03:50 AM EDT
[#41]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.




Douche of the day award nominee folks.


Seriously, what the fuck...

Someone have a little problem with alcohol at some point?

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile



Just saw this.

Dude really


No on preacher as loudly as a reformed sinner...
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:09:21 AM EDT
[#42]
coffee and nutrigrain bar everywhere
thanks


Quoted:







Aaaaah.... He'll be missed at the next barn raising.






 
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:54:36 AM EDT
[#43]
Quoted:
Quoted:
"God damn if i c one more status about da niggas shootin r who ever shootin i swear my moms goin b mad cuz ima fuck something up in dis motherfucker ctfu but seriosly dis shit goes down every day 10 times worst in da cities im not sayin its cool r watever im just sayin....STOP BITCHIN ITS LIFE PEOPLE DIE ND PEOPLE R BORN.... KNOE IF SUM TRUELY CRAZY SHIT GO DOWN LIKE A LITTLE KID GET KILLED DEN I WOULD UNDERSTAND R IT WAS UR FAM BUT UNTILL DEN JUST CHILL ND TAKE CARE OF U ND URS.... ND I DONT GIVE A FUK WAT YEAR IT IS DERES ALWAYS GOIN B RACIST MOTHER FUKERS SO F.O.H"

"White lady kills her boyfriend.... 51 days in jail.... A nigga shoot a white girl.... Dey lock dat nigga up nd throw away da key so if u askin me... Hell naw i dont got no sympathy"


And you people here wonder why I insist on the use of proper English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
I surely consider it to be a target discriminator.


I have never doubted that.  It is very easy to see how someone views the world if you simply read how they type or write.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:58:59 AM EDT
[#44]




Quoted:





Im confused... They dont look like criminals





Not at all, this is the type of nice young man I hope my daughter would bring home. He has nice hair, has his own cell phone, is well built, has money, and white people like him.



 
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:11:56 AM EDT
[#45]





Quoted:





Quoted:


Execution style murder of an unarmed man in cold blood?





I hope your state has the death penalty and the triggerman gets the needle.

I think the death penalty is not really used in PA anymore...or very rarely.



Maybe Gov. Corbett will agree to outsourcing our executions to Texas. They know how to do it.

 
 
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:17:40 AM EDT
[#46]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Im confused... They dont look like criminals

Not at all, this is the type of nice young man I hope my daughter would bring home. He has nice hair, has his own cell phone, is well built, has money, and white people like him.
 

I know you're being funny, but watch what you wish for.  
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:21:53 AM EDT
[#47]



Quoted:

I know you're being funny, but watch what you wish for.  



Not for nothing, but I am fairly certain my daughters will never allow a man like that into their lives...







 
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:34:55 AM EDT
[#48]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.




Douche of the day award nominee folks.


Seriously, what the fuck...

Someone have a little problem with alcohol at some point?

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile



Just saw this.

Dude really



Whats the matter can't handle the truth?

It is a shitty situation and in no way did the bar owner deserve it.

However bar owner does in fact = legal drug pusher. If the guy sold any other drugs you guys would be cheering. Selective bashing seems normal for this crowd.  
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:44:37 AM EDT
[#49]
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:44:55 AM EDT
[#50]
Quoted:
Tragic indeed.

Bar owner = legal drug pusher I am quite sure another will take his place.

Still a shitty situation though.


Yeah, really classy dude.
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