John Joe Thomas, 28, is headed to the slammer, y’all. 70-year-old Murray Seidman was beaten to death with a sock filled with rocks by Thomas after Seidman allegedly made “homosexual advances” toward him (Re: “You look handsome”). Why’d he do it? The Bible told him so.
Thomas told authorities that he read in the Old Testament that homosexuals should be stoned to death. When Seidman allegedly made homosexual advances toward him over a period of time, Thomas said he received a message in his prayers that he must end Seidman’s life, according to court documents.
Police say that Thomas struck Seidman in the head about 10 times with the sock of rocks. Thomas left Seidman dead in his apartment, and then threw his bloody clothing and the bloody sock in a dumpster, according to authorities.
Thomas told police that he returned to Seidman’s apartment several days later on Jan. 12 to make it appear like he just discovered the body.
When police arrived, they found Thomas crying in the hallway of the apartment building saying, “I’m not going down there again. There is too much blood.”
Police found dried blood spatter on the living room floor, walls, and furniture. Seidman’s body was laying face down on the living room floor, police said.
According to Delaware County Medical Examiner Fredric Hellman, Seidman died of multiple blunt force trauma. He said Seidman had been dead between five and 10 days before police found the body.
Thomas is being held on first-degree murder charges.
Further complicating matters is the fact that Thomas has been revealed to be the executor of Seidman’s will. Homeboy is going to have a hard time spending all of Seidman’s money while he’s in jail.
This should go without saying, but you shouldn’t murder someone in the fashion the Old Testament suggests in the same way that you shouldn’t jump on your father because Dr. Seuss wrote a book about the practice. If you simply must act upon the teachings of a literary piece, let it be Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi. It’s a real eye-opener.