January 3rd, 2014
02:19 PM ET

Man suspected of killing priest was in custody before slaying

Police had a man who is suspected of killing a Catholic priest in his California rectory in custody, but they let him go.

It was mere hours before the slaying of the Rev. Eric Freed that an odd-acting Gary Lee Bullock had been in custody for public intoxication. On New Year's Eve, Humboldt County sheriff's deputies had responded to reports that a person was "acting strangely" and arrested Bullock, taking him to jail. But Bullock, police said, was "rejected" from the facility "due to his erratic behavior."


Filed under: Justice
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  1. dazzle ©

    They did catch this criminal as has been reported at most other news sources. There is a very special place in he ll for the likes of him.

    January 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I Agee. The police dropped the ball. Time to revisit our laws.

      January 4, 2014 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Good morning and agree.

    January 4, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    News that should make Americans sit up and take notice and which our M.S media doesn't want happenig.
    "Cantor seeks resolution to kill Iran talks".
    "47 senators take AIPAC's word over US intel community on Iran".
    Jeopardizing America's interests , is that acceptable?

    January 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    My apologies, Andrew Levine's article appears in Counter Punch.

    January 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oleg

      who? I'm sorry, I meant what.

      January 5, 2014 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    this erratic behavior prisoner should not have been put back on the streets but sent to the nearest mental health facility...what kinner health care services is this jail providing? What??? you only hold healthy prisoners? Sheriff dept should be held liable for this citizen's death...

    January 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    I was referring to an article i mentioned in one of my posts which seems to have been deleted.

    January 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    And also i'm guilty of sometimes digressing by putting in pieces of news that matter and don't appear on our 'free' M.S media.

    January 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ saywhat, pretty much everything these senators and representatives do these days is not acceptable. In fact we would probably be hard pressed to find ANYTHING that IS acceptable!

    January 6, 2014 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    response to@chrissy blocked.

    January 6, 2014 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |