Four Teens Charged In Bizarre Hammer Slaying

December 24, 2008

US (ChattahBox) – In a strange tale of increasing youth violence in the US, four teenagers have been charged with the murder of 18 year old Matthew Silliman, but the level of apparent planning, and the aggression associated with the murder, give this story an odd twist.

According to investigators, Drew Logan Shaw (16), Allegra Rose Dahlquist (17), Aadil Shaaid Kahn (17), and Ryan Patrick Hare (18), lured Silliman into an an abandoned trailer, reading him his Tarot cards, and then tying him up, covering his mouth with duct tape, and beating him to death with a hammer.

Police so far have no motive for the crime, but they are looking into a claim that Drew Logan Shaw is a fan of Insane Clown Posse, and while it’s doubtful that his interest in their music is actually involved in the killing, there are some parallels between the crime and a few of their lyrics that seem likely to have influenced the method of murder, specifically:

“I tied a ***** up, I had to duct tape the ***** face.” (“Murda Cloak”)

“It seems my cards of tarot have dealt you a very odd hand.” (“Wax Museum”)

“Sometimes my dome feels like a cherry bomb. I gotta pound his ***** head with a hammer to keep him calm.” (“Like It Like That”)

Police are not ruling out this being a coincidence, but all avenues are being explored as they attempt to create a picture of what happened that night and why. All suspects are being held without bail, where they will face life in prison if convicted.


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