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Damn shame. How can you kill someone, let alone your baby brother’s father, because you can’t watch True Blood. not only is the murderer’s life affected but, his mother’s, his brother’s as well as the victim ‘s family
He killed for cable.
A Bronx teenager, enraged that his mother’s live-in boyfriend turned off the cable in their apartment, plunged a kitchen knife into the man’s chest, police and relatives said Saturday.
Adruis Ovalles, 15, jabbed the blade into 26-year-old Albert (Matthew) Hartzog’s chest three times, ignoring his mother’s cries to stop. Blood splattered throughout the tiny but well-kept Walton Ave. apartment as the life seeped out of Hartzog on Friday.
“The kid was mad he couldn’t watch TV,” said a tearful Amy Hartzog, the victim’s aunt.
“I talked to [Hartzog] just before he got stabbed,” she said. “He said they were fighting about the cable.”
As Albert Hartzog staggered to the apartment hallway and collapsed, Ovalles calmly walked into his bedroom and dropped the knife. He then stood in the doorway of the apartment and waited to be arrested, police said.
Ovalles was charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Hartzog, who became a new father just a month ago, died before paramedics could reach the apartment in the Sonia Sotomayor Houses.
“Matthew was a loving, soft person,” said his aunt Delrisa Sewell, 46. “He was a gentle giant.”
“[Ovalles] wasn’t even his child but he was taking responsibility,” Sewell said. “He was a real gentleman. He opened doors, cooked and washed clothes.”
Neighbors and relatives said Ovalles was a troublemaker who was recently released from a juvenile detention facility after being busted for robbery.
Ovalles frequently fought with Hartzog and grew jealous that the older man had moved in and had a baby boy with the teen’s mother, Wanda Rodriguez.
Hartzog, who worked nights as a security guard at a nearby nursing home, felt Ovalles was freeloading off his paychecks. When the teen vanished for three days last week, Hartzog turned off the cable.
“My brother pays all the bills in the house [and] he turned the cable off,” said the victim’s sister, Fannie Williams.
“He would tell me, ‘I have to get out of this house, this kid is never going to change,'” Williams, 25, recalled. “It’s devastating, but it just doesn’t seem real.”
The fight over the cable exploded into violence at 8:15 p.m. as Ovalles punched Hartzog repeatedly before reaching for the kitchen knife, police said.
“I heard the mother crying, saying, ‘Why did you do that?,'” neighbor Michelle Dobson, 19, said.
“I opened the door and [Ovalles] looked upset, breathing heavy,” she said “I saw blood on his shirt and hands [and] I asked, ‘Is the police for you?’ and he said, ‘Yeah.'”
“His mom was crying,” said Dobson, a daycare worker. “She kept saying, ‘Why did you do that?’ It was horrible.”
Neither Rodriguez nor the newborn, Michael Lorenzo Hartzog, were injured, police said.
Police officials said there were no previous reports of domestic violence in the Soundview apartment. Ovalles had previously been arrested for drug possession and assault, according to law enforcement sources.
“This kid had so many chances to change,” said Fannie Williams. “He was a problem child from the beginning.”
Man! i remember in 1998 , I was having a conservation with a a certain known emcee. we were talking about hip op albums and the unnamed emcee’s people (myself included) was perplexed by how the source magazine gave Outkast’s new cd five mics over Jay-Z’s Vol.2 Hardknock Life( which got 4 1/2 mics). And this particular rapper said ” Did y’all even listen to Outkast’s joint?
In retrospect, I was wrong as hell. This cd had so much shit going on that some folks was arguing if it was truly hip hop. i know nowadays there’s no debate on its hip hop ‘s DNA. big boi and 3 stacks thank you.
yesterday, I was talking with my boy about about classical emcees ( the term old school just has a negative connotation) and I made mention how kool g rap is one of the most influential emcees who can still get on a record with today top tier spittaa and tear shit up. His lyrical DNA runs through music of Nas , Az ,Big Pun ,M.O.P. ,Saigon and so forth and so on.
There is a common misconception among Americans that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves with a stroke of his pen. Yet the Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 1863, did no such thing — or, at least, it didn’t do a very good job of it. Two and a half years later, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers sailed into Galveston, Texas, announced the end of the Civil War, and read aloud a general order freeing the quarter-million slaves residing in the state. It’s likely that none of them had any idea that they had actually been freed more than two years before. It was truly a day of mass emancipation. It has become known as Juneteenth.
an actual American holiday that gets no light. folks of African American origins. happy juneteenth. know your history.