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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Jerry Springer's World

Salt Lake Tribune - Nation/World

I swear this could have been a real episode of Jerry Springer. It has all the buzzwords, a guy named "Billy Bob" or having 2 first names, drinking, thefts, Ku Klux Klan, girlfriend craving sex from anybody, gunplay and of course a guy named "Wild Bill".

People different from us: A jury in Nacogdoches, Texas, convicted Jerry Don Hartless in January of killing his former best friend, Billy Bob Wallace, during a group drinking bout one night along the Angelina River. According to testimony, Hartless believed that Wallace had stolen his boat motor but couldn't prove it. Then, that night, the group discussed a recent Jerry Springer show featuring a black man claiming to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and the alcohol-fueled Hartless insinuated that Wallace's girlfriend, who was there, craved sex with black men. (All the drinking group were white.) When
Wallace objected, Hartless shot him. A witness to the shooting was Wallace's adult son, Wild Bill Wallace (which is his actual birth name).