West Seattle, Washington
Not much more, but this short Times article this morning does identify the victim as Robert Samson.
Robert Samson was an old family friend. He was one of the kindest, most gentle and wonderful people I knew growing up. It breaks my heart that some kid took his life for want of marijuana.
May he rest in peace, as he lived.
I was a neighbor of Robert. I only knew him as Catus, as sometimes we’d chat at our mailboxes. I saw him as a pleasent and perhaps private individual. I learned later what a gem of a man my neighbor was. He volunteered three days a week at the White Center food bank, he was an artist and had friends in the Fremont Arts Council. One could tell his creativity by the metal work on his front lawn.
My response is to start a block watch, which will start in January with a gathering of the neighbors and a visit from an officer from the SW precinct to get us going.
Catus’ death is tragic, unnecessary and a loss to our community. My response is to get to know my neighbors better, using the block watch to not only look out for one another, but to actually know who my neighbors are, and perhaps build a friendship or two.
I’m not a Christian, not hardly, but wasn’t it Jesus who said love thy neighbors as yourself – the first step is to know our neighbors better.
Robert Samson(cactus) was a giant of a preson and a very good friend.He would go out of his way to help someone in need.He is missed greatly.I wish I would have went to the barter faire with him this year.Krafft gallery in pioneer square is having an exibit of his art all month. Love you,buddy!! R.I.P……..
wherever you are i’m sure I will see you there.We were cut from the same cloth.You were a very unique individual and quite the character.Not many like you around anymore.I’m so glad I was the “first”to purchase some of your art work as I will always have it to remember you by. I wish you were still here.Here’s hoping justice will prevail in the trial of Brad Lee Winner(LOSER!)I hope they find out who put him up to doing this.Cactus was a good man(and a great friend!) and did not deserve this.My daughter and I cried our eyes out when we heard of it on the news.It has been a trgic loss to our community and to everyone that knew him.He was LOVED by all and well known on many levels and will be sorely missed. WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!! Goodbye ole’ friend……
Has anyone heard how this trial is progressing? I hope the murderer does not get off easy!! And I hope they find out who the accomplice is/was.I know he got stabbed several times(Brad Lee Winner) BUT just how bad did Cactus f*** this punk up?? Maybe he’s dead???
The thief/murderer is up for first degree murder.Here’s hoping he gets what he deserves.Shouldn’t have tried taking something that wasn’t his.I cannot tolerate thieves.They are the scum of the earth.Cactus was a good man!!!
The thief needs both of his hands cut off!! Let him try to rob and shoot someone then!! God I hope the bastard gets the bbok thrown at him. We Miss you ,CACTUS!!!!!!
Who put Winner up to this???? People are working on it as we speak!!! watch your back(and yo’ front!!)
Does anyone know how this trial is progressing? Anybody know exactly what went down at cactus’s house? Was the punk waiting for him to come home or did he break in while cactus was there? What did he end up taking from him?? Who drove the get-a-way vehicle? Did anyone see anything(car) in the neighborhood.How did the murderer get away from the scene if he was wounded so badly? Seems he had to have had an accomplice. Someone must have seen something.
Hi, not sure how this works, so I hope someone sees this. I just heard about what a great man Cactus was, and I have a friend that new him well. She has a piece of his artwork that she need to sell, and was wondering if anyone would be interested in having it.. She is willing to sell it for the highest bid.. let me know, she does not have a computer, so she has asked me to do this for her and im rememberance of Catcus.. Please let me know.. email@example.com
What is going on with the trial of this bastard,Brad Lee Winner?
court records say he was convicted and sentenced in 2007.
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