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    Some really bad news

    This is absolutely horrible news, but I wanted to share it with members here in case any of you knew him. I apologize if this has already been posted somewhere or if this isn't the place to post it (moderators please move/remove it if so).

    Last night I received an email from someone asking if I would be interested in helping relocate a large collection of carnivorous plants in Grants Pass (about 45 miles from where I live). The owner passed away recently and he grew all sorts of species of carnivorous plants. The person emailing me sent a video along with the email. I already suspected whose collection it might be because our little CP community isn't so large and I know most of the people in the area who grow. It was confirmed as soon as I saw the video. The collection belonged to Jerry Jackson. He was a member here under the username jrj88 and active on most other CP forums as well.

    Jerry was 75, which is pretty aged, so I thought perhaps he died of some disease or natural causes. I Googled "Jerry Jackson Grants Pass obituary" and found this:
    http://www.katu.com/news/local/Polic...307956801.html

    I couldn't believe it! Jerry had been to my house several times to buy and trade plants and he even spent a day here one time helping me pot flytraps. I had met his wife Joann several times as well and their dogs. Both were very kind people and certainly not deserving of a violent end to their lives such as this. It's an outrage that someone should lose their lives in that way. I'm angered and sad and in disbelief.

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    aw man. that blows. nice guy. i traded plants with him. . Normally i am not an "eye for an eye" person but this guy needs to be slowly cut up and fed to Jerry's Plants......

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    Sad news, indeed, Matt . . .

    I exchanged plants and cuttings with Jerry over the years; and tried to stop by on my Portland road trips. Where is Dexter and his plastic wrap when you need him? It would be all too fitting if the suspect were made into dog food . . .
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    I feel sick..

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    I saw this, praying for him and his family
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    This is very disturbing & sad news. Best wishes to their family. We must appreciate every aspect of life while we have it. Its good to see that the sick kid murderer is already in custody.

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    Horrible and sickening. I don't know what else to say.........

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    I never knew or interacted with them, but that is a horrible thing to be killed over. I hope the one who did this is punished to the furthest extent of the law.
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