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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Friends: Take Sex Offender's Murder Seriously

4-10-2006 Minnesota:
Minneapolis Friends of a murder victim say his murder is not getting the attention it deserves because the victim had a criminal record.

Garey A. Hannah Jr., 28, of Minneapolis, was killed early Saturday morning after being shot in the head.

"I'm very numb still," said Hannah's friend Rachel Parsons. "I cry on a dime. I never know when I'm going to cry."

The shooting happened behind a SuperAmerica store on East 25th Street and Bloomington Avenue South, which is in the East Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Hannah was a convicted level three sex offender. His picture is on the state's sex offender Web site and is listed among those considered most likely to re-offend.

Hannah's friends said his crimes were in his past and he had paid is debt to society by serving his time.

His friends said they want police to take his murder seriously, like other recent crimes in Minneapolis.

"So please, treat this just like those other two murders that happened in Downtown and Uptown," said friend Norma Parsons. "(Be)cause there is no difference, there are lives lost."

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with Hannah's murder. Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police tip line at 612-692-8477. ..more.. by WCCO


Homicide victim had a troubled past; Garey Hannah Jr. had served time for rape and kidnapping. His girlfriend said the killing was probably a drug deal gone bad.(NEWS)


When Minneapolis police found Garey A. Hannah Jr. shot to death on a sidewalk in the Phillips neighborhood early Saturday morning, he was wearing white New Balance sneakers, Puma socks, a black coat and dark blue jeans. In his pocket were business cards he'd acquired that day reading, "Felonious Entertainment."

Rachel Parsons, of Minneapolis, who said she was Hannah's girlfriend, said she made the cards for him to advertise his "occasional" marijuana dealing. "He was a big Teddy bear," she said. "He had a big heart."

Police said Sunday that there were no arrests or known motives in Hannah's homicide - the city's 16th … ..Source.. by Chao Xiong; Staff Writer

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