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Cops: Lottery ticket dispute led to Florida ax murder

Apr 11, 2016, 7:44 pm

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man is being held without bond, accused of murdering his friend with an ax during a fight over lottery tickets.

"I was defending myself," suspect Joseph Robinson said after his initial court appearance.

The victim was identified as John Henry Stubbs, 69. The father of 11 was killed in what investigators said was a gruesome act involving an ax.

"It's a shock. We're still trying to cope with it and deal with the situation right now," said Michelle Johnson, the victim's niece.

Witnesses and family members told investigators that an altercation over scratch-off tickets and money led to the attack. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Robinson attacked and killed the victim with an ax and then ran away.

"He got mad, ran and got the ax and hit him with it twice," said Chakia Gardner, Robinson's ex-girlfriend. "He snuck him. Yeah, he snuck him," said witness Annie Macon. There were multiple witnesses to the crime, like Macon, who helped investigators identify the suspect within a few hours.

"It's going to be in my mind forever. Never seen anything like that," Macon said. But for the victim's daughters, sadness turned to anger. "He better hope the police get him, I swear to God," one daughter said.

Robinson's criminal record shows a violent past filled with charges of battery and domestic disputes dating back to 2008. He is now accused of murder.

"It's disheartening, but justice will be served," Johnson said. Robinson is being held in the Orange County Jail without bond.

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Let me guess...

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    Of course it is Florida. 

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      VENOM where you from MS?

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        A Florida man is being held without bond, accused of murdering his friend with an ax during a fight over lottery tickets.

        "I was defending myself," suspect Joseph Robinson said after his initial court appearance.

        The victim was identified as John Henry Stubbs, 69. The father of 11 was killed in what investigators said was a gruesome act involving an ax.

        "It's a shock. We're still trying to cope with it and deal with the situation right now," said Michelle Johnson, the victim's niece.

        Witnesses and family members told investigators that an altercation over scratch-off tickets and money led to the attack. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Robinson attacked and killed the victim with an ax and then ran away.

        "He got mad, ran and got the ax and hit him with it twice," said Chakia Gardner, Robinson's ex-girlfriend. "He snuck him. Yeah, he snuck him," said witness Annie Macon. There were multiple witnesses to the crime, like Macon, who helped investigators identify the suspect within a few hours.

        "It's going to be in my mind forever. Never seen anything like that," Macon said. But for the victim's daughters, sadness turned to anger. "He better hope the police get him, I swear to God," one daughter said.

        Robinson's criminal record shows a violent past filled with charges of battery and domestic disputes dating back to 2008. He is now accused of murder.

        "It's disheartening, but justice will be served," Johnson said. Robinson is being held in the Orange County Jail without bond.

        Maybe CT can add this story to his list of "fun things to do at the lotto line".

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          Maybe CT can add this story to his list of "fun things to do at the lotto line".

          Only if someone axed for it.

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            When money and two unreasonable people come together the result is murder!

            http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-man-accused-ax-murder-50-lottery-ticket-article-1.2596618

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              Interesting Video of the Suspect: http://nbc4i.com/2016/04/11/dispute-over-lottery-tickets-triggers-ax-murder/

              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

              Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

              Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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                This is the first ax murder over lottery money !!!  Dead

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                  This is why people should be very careful who they socialize with! Stooges

                  There is nothing wrong with having less than five friends; a person doesn't need to pad their day with several acquaintances.

                  Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                    Skeptical crazy ..... but further proof that insanity breeds

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                      That's just crazy, what's wrong with people, RIP.

                       

                       

                       

                      Yet another lottery/ murder story, didn't someone here say it really doesn't happen ? hmmmmm

                      Seems to me THERE ARE QUITE A FEW.

                       

                      And what the heck is snucking someone?

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                        Sad, but being Florida he may get away with it.  Remember Casey Anthony and that Jackazz Zimmerman, zombies on the loose in that state?

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                          Was it worth it?

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                            Sad, but being Florida he may get away with it.  Remember Casey Anthony and that Jackazz Zimmerman, zombies on the loose in that state?

                            What does that case have to do with this? Zimmerman and Casey, neither one was about the Lottery. This case is about 2 BLM'ers fighting over a stupid lottery ticket.