Dallas Cops Say Madison Basketball Standout Murdered 18-Year-Old Over a Video Game

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Troy Causey Jr.
There is a YouTube clip, jerky and brief, posted by his mother, showing Wilmer-Hutchins High School's Troy Causey Jr. going head-to-head against Madison's Johnathan Turner. Causey opens the game with a put-back jam. Turner responds with one on the other end.

Two months later, on March 23, Dallas police say the two faced off again in a confrontation that left Causey unconscious in front of his southeast Oak Cliff home with a fractured skull and brain swelling. He died the next night at Baylor hospital.

According to police, the fight started inside the house as an argument over a video game. Initially, Turner and other witnesses said that he'd punched Causey, who'd fallen to the ground and cracked his skull on the pavement.

But Turner and the other witnesses had suspiciously similar stories, almost like it'd been rehearsed. Then there was the physical evidence. The day after the attack, detectives determined that the distance the blood extended more than five feet from where Causey's body had been found -- an indication that the fatal wounds weren't caused by Causey's head hitting the ground.

Their suspicions were confirmed by autopsy results that came in two days later: Causey had been beaten to death as he lay on the ground.

Last Thursday, another witness came forward and told police Turner had admitted to kicking Causey in the head as he lay on the ground.

Turner was arrested earlier today at Madison on a murder charge. Police are still trying to identify additional suspects.

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messwright
messwright

Silly me, when I saw "(69 comments)" I assumed at least 1/3 of them might be on topic. Wrong.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Is it true the household had no parents domiciled at that residence?

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Warms my heart. Another example of the unifying power of sport.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

No gun?

Maybe the culture of violence promoted by the leftist entertainment complex should get some attention.

Screw that, we all remember how Tipper Gore was lampooned.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@holmantx

The number or lack of parents is just Limbaugh racist diversion, amigo.

Questions: will the lying witnesses will be charged, what was the video game, which right-wing outfit created the game, did these kids ever watch Pulp Fiction, will tdkisok ever manage to make any comment that makes sense to anyone but Mavmutt and JackyJ, and when are the damn nurses in this nursing home going to come nurse me?

wcvemail
wcvemail

@alteredjustice  
Did you know you're not limited to 140 characters on these boards? Do you know why I ask that?

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@TheRuddSki

Maybe the culture of violence promoted by the leftist entertainment complex should get some attention

"leftist entertainment complex"???

good grief.

Let's look shall we?
Take Two Entertainment. Largest ownership Vanguard group, BlackRock, Kensico and Greenlight Capital.

Activision? Vivendi, Fidelity, Wellington, Vanguard.

What about GameStop, who sells all those videos with "a culture of violence" to those impressionable youth? Vanguard, State Street. JPMorgan.

what a roll call of "leftist" groups, eh?

maybe not....

Californiapaul
Californiapaul

@TheRuddSki  You sound like you live a very boring life. Have you ever just toted a heavy machine gun through a middle eastern country without being such a pansy. 

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  

Maybe the First Lady can replace the nuclear family by controlling poor choices in food purchase via EBT card swipe failure.

You have to think about it.

Why, she could cut out the trans fats, corn syrup and hi-carbs thus producing a race of super poor Khan Noonien Singh would be proud to lead in overthrow.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  Nursing Home?  Nice euphemism.  I think it's rather amazing, though, that you can type in a straight jacket.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@mavdog

Hollywood and the gaming industry are two areas dominated by liberals.

Sorry.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Californiapaul

That's an odd question. No, I've never just toted a heavy anything through a middle-eastern country. I dare say I'm in the great majority of those in the West. How about you?

tdkisok
tdkisok

@PlanoDave


"I'm just guessing here, but maybe, just maybe, to fuck with you?"


He's not fucking with anybody. We all know he is full of shit. 

tdkisok
tdkisok

@PlanoDave


I got to say your sense of humor, like most Republicans is pathetic. 


PlanoDave
PlanoDave

@tdkisok  

They see us as idiots with reality TV shows. Stupid blonds, brainless rednecks and folks like Louie Gohmert


At least we know how you view yourself now.  Not that it is very surprising...

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz

Then why did Ruddski mention it in the first place?

I'm just guessing here, but maybe, just maybe, to fuck with you?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@JackJett  Confederacy of Dunces is one of the greatest American novels ever written.  John Kennedy Toole was the author.


It was his only book and would not have even been published had it not been for his mother's persistent efforts in trying to persuade the houses to publish it.


The book is genius and hilarious.. every single page of it.


JackJett
JackJett

@Daniel ....Daniel....that is so funny because one day I did a quick Google and saw the name several times so I just assume she was a real character not a character........how fitting that even I would be unaware of a character in a book entitled ...A Confederacy of Dunces...couldn't be more fitting.   Now I have some reading to do.  


So bottom line, am I the only REAL dunce here using my own real DUNCE name?   


tdkisok
tdkisok

@JackJett


"However, I am going to give you ONE LIKEY LIKE ...otay?"


Hey, you just made Ruddy's day. You know, he gets more "likes" than all of us combined according to him. It's the little things.....

tdkisok
tdkisok

@holmantx


"For most Northerners, Texas is the home of real men."


That's complete bullshit. They see us as idiots with reality TV shows. Stupid blonds, brainless rednecks and folks like Louie Gohmert. And Rick Perry is a joke. 

Daniel
Daniel

@JackJett @TheRuddSki  Um, Jack, That's not Myrna's real name. It's a character from A Confederacy of Dunces.

Other than that, right on. Ruddski needs to be ridden out of town on a rail, he's a disease. 

JackJett
JackJett

@TheRuddSki Few know what you reference including your pathetic little dementia ridden self.  Has it occurred to you that Myrna & Jack use their real names while little wussie fossil hides behind some ridiculous pseudonym.  


And of course we are limited on our verbiage to you due to the lawsuit constraints you place on those you continually berate.  


You dish it out but sue those who give it back.   Pathetic.    

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@PlanoDave

JackJett doesn't seem to know about the pattern I'm referencing, while following the pattern.

Look at this entire comment section, not a single on-topic post from Mr. Jack. I find that pretty funny.

Just like Myrna.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  For most Northerners, Texas is the home of real men. The cowboys, the rednecks, the outspoken self-made right-wing millionaires strike us as either the best or worst examples of American manliness. . . . The ideal is not an illusion nor is it contemptible, no matter what damage it may have done. Many people who scorn it in conversation want to submit to it in bed. Those who believe machismo reeks of violence alone choose to forget it once stood for honor as well. - Edmund White (b. 1940), U.S. author. States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, ch. 5 (1980).

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

@JackJett  Seems that you are accusing him of having common sense, man.  Nobody with a brain or a lawyer discusses items still in litigation.

JackJett
JackJett

@TheRuddSki You are speaking even more gibberish than usual sweetie.  Daddy Jack doesn't know what a OWISHKI might be. 


However, I am going to give you ONE LIKEY LIKE ...otay?   So just keeping typing and please don't sue me. 

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@JackJett

You're following a patter I've seen before, obsession with Ruddski, or OWRSKI. What do you hope to accomplish?

JackJett
JackJett

@TheRuddSki People need to be reminded that you are suing a fellow commenter and refuse to discuss it. 



JackJett
JackJett

@tdkisok This should become the pat response to any and all the comments made by our token Sally Field. 



TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@tdkisok

Issuing orders that no-one follows. Does it ever bother you?

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

I'm addicted to puns also but so far have refused the urge

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@holmantx

There's still a chance the manly man-men on the front lines protecting Americans may man up when their boyfriend becomes a lamer lame duck under the thumb of a hostile congress.

That is, if their tax returns of the past few decades will withstand ultra-scrutiny.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  

Unfortunately, cynicism is now synonymous with journalistic objectivity, which today translates into bigotry.

This is why our thespians shrink from such pugilist reporting for fear of running afoul of the racism charge.

In its absence we are treated to cartoons, crayons and coloring book coverage.

Long live the British press.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@holmantx

All I want from Michelle is to get her husband to allow me to go back to my life as usual, I want my cynicism back.

juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz   No one likes you or your cats.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

I bet you can break your record today.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  You're too busy narcissistically fantasizing and prattling on and on about inconsequential events in your life that you've failed to realize you're being patronized by the other 97%.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

The object of obsessive, meaningless, unclever derision by about three percent of the commentariat, one of whom complains that she is targeted for derision by a cabal led by me, and censored by the moderati.

Which of course is pure comedy gold, don't ever stop.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  You've had magnificent success in making yourself the object of derision on this comment board.  Congratulations! 

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@JackJett

How does it feel to have me living rent-free in your head? Mind if I invite some of my nurses over?

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@tdkisok

Oh, so our resident genius claims to be a veteran. Color me skeptical.

I never wrote about baseball, don't follow it.

What I do know is, I own your goat, and I flog it regularly, just like the smart kids did to you in high school, and there's nothing you can do about it. Your best bet is to just shut up.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@TheRuddSki


"Have you ever just toted a heavy machine gun through a middle eastern country?" 


Yes, and pussies like you stayed home and wrote about baseball.


" I get more "Likes" than all of them combined,"


What high school shit.  

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@grapefuldeed

My fan base keeps the click-count up, I get more "Likes" than all of them combined, and I'm teaching them both English and Spanish, so they'll stop embarrassing the CiC.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

I'm told that the hook doesn't hurt, is that true?

Regardless, I always practice catch & release, for obvious reasons.

grapefuldeed
grapefuldeed

@TheRuddSki

A Skype suicide no doubt! Their ad hominem attacks are eternally unpersuasive. Marshalling facts to support assertions is hard work. You must be doing something right to get those reactions :)

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@holmantx

I once drove a two-ton-plus Dodge pickup near Dearborn, MI., I've taken cabs in NYC, and I once helped Bernie Sanders change a tire - what more can these anonymous hecklers ask for?

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  

As Mr. Mavdog would retort on and on and on in various ways, then mug for the tdkisok kids, "you obviously have a problem with light machine guns in the middle eastern theater".

(then a victory lap).

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@tdkisok

Have you ever just toted a heavy machine gun through a middle eastern country?

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@mavdog

I think you just enjoy being contrarian, while avoiding substantive discussion

You are wrong becomes circular, and boring.

Now, if you must excuse me, I have to slip out form my nursing facility to tote a heavy machine gun across the Mideast, like most, after which I plan to liberalize the gaming industry, and Quentin Tarratino.

Oh, by the way, all this heavy emphasis on sex in movies does not get people horny. Don't believe the hype.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@TheRuddSki

I've never seen you defend constitutional rights

I cannot help it if you are not paying attention.

Believe what you want, but Hollywood is a provably leftist culture

you still don't get it do you? the video game industry isn't "hollywood", as I have factually proven. must have just gone right over your head...

Had I referenced the statistically-proved culture of violence in the black community, no doubt you would deny that as well,

oh, so now you're resorting to supposition to make a point?

I'll take that as waving the white flag of surrender, if you can't successfully argue the topic the best strategy is change the subject.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@tdkiosk

Your me-tooism eventually will be called out, and you'll be, on a slow day, be asked to actually express an original thought, I'm betting your attempt at meaningful response will be really quite amusing, and for your supporter, quite embarrassing.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@mavdog

If this kid had used a gun, the usual rants against the NRA and legal guns would have popped up. I've never seen you defend constitutional rights and against misdirection charges here in that regard.

Believe what you want, but Hollywood is a provably leftist culture. Hollywood has been promoting violence for generations. Even liberal stalwarts in the business are acknowledging that, if you read news.

Had I referenced the statistically-proved culture of violence in the black community, no doubt you would deny that as well, but your job here, to deny the obvious and insult people you disagree with, facts be damned, and your tendency to dwell on the capillary is really quite boring.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@mavdog


"so what you are saying is screw the facts, it's my opinion?

well done."


Not really well done but Ruddy's got quantity behind him which fools think is what wins. He really loves pulling BS out of his ass.  

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@TheRuddSki

so what you are saying is screw the facts, it's my opinion?

well done.

Of course, GameStop is HQ in beautiful Grapevine TX. Activision isn't in Hollywood, it's in Santa Monica. Take Two is HQ in NYC.

but don't let facts stop you from making your broad generalizations.....it sure hasn't stopped you in the past.

"Hollywood". that's really funny!

Daniel
Daniel

@JackJett @Daniel @tdkisok  Yes, that's me. I don't use my real name, but I've used the same name on every local blog since something like 2006.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@JackJett   Threatening "legal action" is just one more jab bullies use to intimidate their victims.  Ruddski is a sad pathetic bully who cries and whines and rants when anyone turns the table on him.  Typical bully.

Daniel
Daniel

@JackJett @tdkisok  I've seen people on the web who got uglier, but none who were less self-aware. And that's really saying something. Of course, by definition he doesn't know he's un-self-aware. My guess would be narcissistic personality disorder; possibly he's even a sociopath. But you gotta admit it would be fun to have been a fly on the wall when he was dining with the King of Siam or whatever. I'm sure he charmed'em from Tallahassee to Timbuktu.  

It's worth noting that he's also threatened others with legal action, but not followed through. No doubt as a child he hid behind the girth of an older brother or possibly even his mother. He's gotta be about 75 by now, but obviously those wounds still remain.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

JackJett

He does post, by far, the most vile personal attacks I have ever seen on a blog

Can you post one or more examples of "vile personal attacks".

This is getting funnier than I could imagine.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@JackJett


Don't forget he is suing someone here in the comments section.  

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@JackJett

it is my understanding...

That usually suggests you're going to be wonderfully nonsensical, but being Cinco de Mayo, shouldn't you be stumbling around in a big sombrero guzzling tequila or something equally culturally aware?

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