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Mother of four gave homeless man a helping
hand. Police say he stabbed her to death

Kansas City Star [MO], by Lisa Gutierrez

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/21/2018 7:37:40 PM

Family and friends are not surprised that Jeanna Leslie offered a helping hand to a stranger. But they are shocked that the stranger, a man described as homeless, stabbed her to death with kitchen knives in a bloody attack in her own home, according to police. She had just moved to Denver from Texas a few months ago. Police found Leslie’s body in her downtown loft early on Valentine’s Day after she failed to pick up her children to go to a Nuggets game, the Denver Post reported. The 49-year-old mother of four had been stabbed multiple times. Blood was

Being a Good Samaritan should not involve putting your life at risk. I think letting a street person into your own house is unwise, as this lady found out. RIP.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 2/21/2018 8:04:43 PM     (No. 11551219)

Most of them are deranged or drug-addled. Bad idea to bring them home, go work at a shelter if you´re inclined to help.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/21/2018 8:17:38 PM     (No. 11551234)

Could it be, simply, that she wanted a bed partner?
She apparently did not want to be a wife and mother.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SALady, 2/21/2018 8:44:46 PM     (No. 11551260)

So, are the protest marches to ban knives going to start tomorrow???

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Reply 4 - Posted by: watashiyo, 2/21/2018 8:46:47 PM     (No. 11551261)

I´ll probably get lots of flack for this. "Time for strict KNIFE CONTROL!"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/21/2018 9:02:27 PM     (No. 11551266)

Aldo mention of the ever ubiquitous GoFundMe account to pay for her funeral. It doesn´t appear that she was needy. Let her grown children use their inheritance bury this flighty and naive woman. It´s not the world´s job to bury people so their family members can save that expense.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/21/2018 9:04:02 PM     (No. 11551267)

When idalism/naiveté are gobsmacked by reality.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribald1, 2/21/2018 9:08:20 PM     (No. 11551269)

She picks up a bum, buys him booze, and takes him home with her.
What could possibly go wrong?
Fathers, if you don´t teach your daughters about the kinds of men out there, this is what you will end up with.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MissMann, 2/21/2018 9:09:49 PM     (No. 11551272)

I´m sorry, but when you have kids, you need to be more careful than this. I imagine this poor woman bought into the line about the "homeless are just like you and me." Well, maybe some are, but most of the transients in our city are drug-addled bums or mentally ill. Better to donate to the Salvation Army and let the experts help them out.

Her heart was probably in the right place, but her head should have been in charge. RIP.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 2/21/2018 9:09:51 PM     (No. 11551273)

So, the ubiquitous Mass Mutual television commercial berating is the Stand By You and embrace liberalism has its first casualty.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/21/2018 9:11:08 PM     (No. 11551274)

This was done with kitchen knives. Back to the Stone Age.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/21/2018 9:16:05 PM     (No. 11551278)

What I have told a kind friend who allowed a guest into his house during the hurricane evacuation--she didn´t want to leave, and has a terrible drug habit--is that he doesn´t owe her that, and that she must leave. His home is not hers. Being too nice to low lives puts better lives at risk. This article is about a fatal case of naïveté.

#1 is correct that helping homeless people is best done by helping homeless shelters, not individuals.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 2/21/2018 11:20:17 PM     (No. 11551389)

Nice lady, but not too smart.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/21/2018 11:20:44 PM     (No. 11551390)

Little confused. If her ex called the police when she didn´t pick up the kids, how come it took a week to go into her loft? Nobody checked on her during that week? Is it really the homeless guy?

I am out in the community all the time, including being around homeless people. I don´t want anyone to know where I live, much less my name. A senior citizen was crazier than the homeless.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/22/2018 12:19:29 AM     (No. 11551425)

There is NO good that can ever come from approaching a homeless person. None. They have access to assistance if they want it, and they know where it is.
Never, I repeat, never offer help to a homeless person... especially if you´re a woman.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jlw509, 2/22/2018 7:57:53 AM     (No. 11551589)

(#2) -- I am stunned that so many L-dotters think she was hooking up sexually with this guy . It is a horrible guess, supported by little evidence or no evidence at all.

Criticize the murdered women all you want for her naivete. Don´t use her death as a diving board to jump way out there to an unsupported, and extremely cruel, conclusion.

May she rest in peace. Thank God He is more merciful than we are.

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