Jerome Ersland Conviction and Outrageous Tweets from News 4 OK Employee
Dr. Jerome Ersland, a pharmicist, was convicted of First Degree Murder yesterday for killing an armed teenager who tried to rob him inside a pharmacy. Read the details of the shooting and robbery here. A tweeter of Oklahoma City’s New 4 said something uncalled for, in fact – it was horrible, about a veteran and a man who went to work every day, had already been robbed once and was protecting two female employees. He shot one of the two teenage intruders (one armed) several times.
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I tweeted had there been no robbery, no one would be dead. @MissBritneeB responded back with this:
@maggiesnotebook no robbery maybe Antwon wouldn’t be dead… Clearly Ersland was a crazy and would have gone out and shot someone else
Jerome Ersland Convicted of 1st Degree Murder
to which I responded:
That’s ridiculous. Ersland lived 59 yrs w/0 committing murder. U work for a TV station! Show your producers that tweet please.
to which @MissBritneeB responded:
@maggiesnotebook bahahahaha the executive producer was the one who told me to tweet that besides how we feel is not what we report
to which I responded:
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So your producer wanted to be associated with that statement – Ersland would have killed someone else anyway?
That was the end of the tweets from MissBritneeB. I heard no more from her, and now it appears that deleting her tweets are in process. There is nothing in her tweet stream of 26 and Twitter says those tweets are unavailable. What I have posted here came from my Tweet Deck.
How did I know she was with News 4? In her own words:
@maggiesnotebook and as one of our producers at News Channel four says… Not according to the Oklahoma jury #guilty
I have a screen grab of her tweets to me but cannot find a way to upload them.
There were many tweets for and against Ersland yesterday as the news broke. Some of the Twitter conversation was about Ersland shooting one of the robbers several times. Understandably, some people didn’t like that but to have a tweeter from a significant TV station, and NBC affiliate, in the area where the arrmed robberies were committed, tweeting that Dr. Ersland would have gone out and killed someone anyway is really sad, and her Executive Producer told her to tweet it, is appalling. Having said all that, I realize her Executive Producer may have known nothing about her irresponsible comments.There will be an Appeal and I hope Dr. Ersland, who I do not know and do not know anyone who knows him, will have a better outcome. Many people, including Police, have hailed Ersland as a “hero.” Because four men, two already convicted felons with a long rap sheet, who “recruited” two teenagers, decided to commit armed robbery, a Veteran and a good and productive man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Please read more about Dr. Ersland here: Jerome Ersland Convicted of Vigilante Justice, First Degree Murder – Injustice in Oklahoma Court.