Contrary to the stock photo, above, you won't find any condoms in this story.
I said I'd dig up more information about Edmond Fair, and here it is. (Click here for Part One of this story about Fair, who was shot by police in a "life or death struggle" for an officer's gun but that didn't stop Reg Chapman of WCCO from airing wild and unsupported tales about how this death was supposedly a hit, murder, execution and Rodney King incident all rolled into one)
Edmond Fair was under criminal indictment for rape and kidnapping, the gruesome details of which are contained in a criminal complaint, click here.
In summary, a woman whose initials are A.J.B-L "met two males at a park" and rode with them aboard a metro bus to her home in Minneapolis, then eventually made their way to 6831 Drew Ave. N. in Brooklyn Center. The two males were...
...L.L. and a guy named Carl Lee Fair. At 6831 Drew Ave. N. the woman entered a garage or shed that had been converted to "extra housing."
In this Brooklyn Center cowboy bunkhouse, as it were, the woman drank, smoked marijuana, and ingested a pill (composition not stated) provided by one of the men. She asked the younger male, L.L., if she could stay and "just hang out."
At some point, Carl Lee Fair was joined by Edmond Fair. One presumes these two are related, but the relationship is not stated in the criminal complaint. Eventually, the Fairs left the garage, leaving the woman alone with L.L.
The woman had sex with L.L. It was consensual. Then Carl Fair came along and raped the woman, allegedly. When Carl Fair was done, along came Edmond Fair and raped the woman, too, taking turns with Carl Fair. The woman was raped vaginally and anally, a knife was involved, and the men washed their penises in a sink. (Wow, they really have that extra room in the shed fixed up, huh? It even has plumbing!) She was choked, too, and thought she would pass out.
The woman says she "played along" with the men and said she needed a cigarette. The men were putting some clothing in the dryer when the woman fled in her underwear and summoned help at a nearby house, 6842 Drew Ave. N.
When police came and investigated, Carl Fair was all, like, I didn't have sex with anybody, I didn't see any female around here, go ahead and test me with The Kit. Meanwhile, officers found the woman's distinctive duffel bag emblazoned with the name Progressive, right where the victim said it would be.
Here is a superfluous Progressive commercial from YouTube, in a blog post sorely in need of a moment of levity right now.
Police executed a search warrant and found, well, everything. Sperm found in the victim's rectum belonged to Edmond Fair with a certainty of 99.999998 percent. For some reason, there was considerably less certainty about Carl Fair's sperm, also found in the victim's rectum in a "mixture." The lab rats at BCA could only get the odds down to 99.99 percent.
(Shaking my head, lips pursed, disappointed)
But back to Reg Chapman of WCCO. This guy Edmond Fair, who pled guilty to kidnapping instead of, well, anally raping a woman, is somebody Reg Chapman would have you believe deserves our sympathy and when police were cuffing him he was, what?
Oh, by the way, I received an interesting statement from somebody in the Hennepin County prosecutor's office about the Star Tribune story saying the victim was a "prostitute."
Here is what I was told: