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The Bobster
06-15-2008, 08:43 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/23.Year.Old.2.748663.html

23 Year Old Starbucks Employee Murdered

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ―

Police are investigating a troubling murder that took place early Sunday morning. Beau Reinhold Zabel, a Starbucks employee, was shot in the neck around 1:30am when he was walking home from a late night of work. The 23 year old was supposedly approached by robbers and shot near his home on Ellsworth Street.

Beau, who had recently moved to the Philadelphia area with the intention of teaching high school math in the fall, was pronounced dead at the scene around 1:45am.

Neighbors have told CBS 3 that they heard the gun shots but mistook the loud bang for a faulty generator in the area that has been the source of recent noise.

At this time there are no suspects, police ask that if you have
any information that you please contact them with details.

The Bobster
06-15-2008, 03:40 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/16613669/detail.html

Would-Be Teacher Shot Dead In Philadelphia

POSTED: 3:54 pm EDT June 15, 2008
UPDATED: 4:31 pm EDT June 15, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- A 23-year-old man who moved to Philadelphia with plans to teach high school math this fall was shot early Sunday morning.

Beau Zabel, 23, was shot in the neck at about 1:30 a.m. near his home while he was walking home from a late night of work at a Starbucks store. His body was discovered in the doorway of a home in the 800 block of Ellsworth Street.

Police said the motive appears to be robbery.

According to Zabel's page on the social networking Web site Facebook, he graduated from high school in Austin, Minn., and got his bachelor's degree last year from Augustana College in Illinois. He wrote that he had been accepted int
o the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows program to teach in city public schools and was going to Drexel University for graduate school.

No arrests were immediately made.

William of the White Hand
06-15-2008, 04:04 PM
It may have saved him from a lifetime of teaching in niggerfluxated public schools. Probably a blessing in disguise.

Gman
06-15-2008, 04:57 PM
99.999999999999999999999999% chance this was the work of niggers!! Damn!! They are such evil bastards!!!! Philly is niggerfuxated for sure!!!!!

The Bobster
06-16-2008, 11:03 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/beau.zabel.starbucks.2.748663.html

Aspiring Teacher Killed In South Phila. Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ―

Police are reviewing surveillance video in hopes of identifying a suspect in the death of an aspiring teacher in South Philadelphia early Sunday morning.

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Police said 23-year-old Beau Reinhold Zabel was shot just one block from his home during an apparent attempted robbery on Ellsworth Street just after 1:00 a.m.

Zabel was walking home from his job at a Starbucks on 4th and South Streets when the shooting occurred. Authorities said he was struck in the neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors told CBS 3 that they heard the gunshot, but mistook the noise for a faulty g
enerator in the area.

The young victim had recently moved to Philadelphia from Austin, Minnesota with the intention of teaching high school math at a city public school in the fall. He had been selected for a Fellowship program and was set to go to Drexel University for graduate school.

Police said Zabel's wallet, with money and credit cards, as well as his backpack were untouched following the shooting.

"One pocket was turned out and sometimes, in these cases when a shooting takes place, sometimes its anticipated, sometimes its not anticipated, it's not unusual to have a person panic and not spend a lot of time there," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

Police are planning to discuss further details during an afternoon news conference.

No arrests have been made in the deadly incident. If you have any information, contact Philadelphia Police.

Dragasès
06-16-2008, 11:05 AM
This poor kid, being from Minnesota, was probably taught all the wrong things about niggers.

vorlos
06-16-2008, 12:03 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25176791/

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Beau Zabel

PHILADELPHIA - A 23-year-old man who moved to Philadelphia with plans to teach high school math this fall was fatally shot early Sunday morning. Beau Zabel, 23, was shot in the neck at about 1:30 a.m. near his home while he was walking home from a late night of work at a Starbucks store. His body was discovered in the doorway of a home in the 800 block of Ellsworth Street.

Police said the motive appeared to be robbery, noting that Zabel's pockets were turned inside out when he was found.

According to Zabel's page on the social networking Web site Facebook, he graduated from high school in Austin, Minn., and got his bachelor's degree last year from Augustana C
ollege in Illinois. He wrote that he had been accepted into the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows program to teach in city public schools and was going to Drexel University for graduate school.

No arrests were immediately made.

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry T. Jordan released the following statement Monday regarding the killing of a Philadelphia Teaching Fellow:

The senseless murder of Philadelphia Teaching Fellow Beau Zabel was a sad day for the teaching profession and for the children of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia needs people like Beau Zabel - young adults with bright futures who have a sense of responsibility, who want to contribute something of value to the world and who choose to teach, to inspire and to be role models for our children.

Zabel's desire to bring his tremendous talents to our students is a testament to the kind of young man he must have been, because it takes strength, compassion and dedication to come here to
teach children so far from his home in Minnesota. His death leaves this city poorer because of the many lives he would have inevitably have touched, and perhaps changed, as a result of his work in public education.

Zabel's untimely death is yet another wakeup call to the city's leaders to do everything within their power to improve safety on our streets and in our schools.

On behalf of the PFT's 16,000 teachers and school support employees with whom Zabel would have worked this fall, the PFT sends condolences to his family, whose grief is unimaginable.

SO HE WAS GOING TO TEACH IN THE INNER CITY, WAS HE? OBAMA LOST A VOTER/FAN HERE, I AM SURE.R/

The Bobster
06-17-2008, 07:46 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/16622512/detail.html

Slain Would-Be Teacher May Have Been Victim Of iPod Theft

POSTED: 4:04 pm EDT June 16, 2008
UPDATED: 7:09 pm EDT June 16, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- A man shot to death Sunday may have been the victim of an iPod robbery gone "terribly wrong," Philadelphia police said Monday.

Beau Zabel, who had moved to Philadelphia to become a teacher, was walking home from his job at Starbucks when he was shot in the neck around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in South Philadelphia, police said.

"The person who took his life is pure evil," Zabel's mother, who did not wish to be identified, said.

Zabel's mother talked openly about the dream to be a high school math teacher that brought Zabel to Philadelphia from tiny Austin, Minn., six weeks ago.

"He chose Philadelphia be
cause he could do what he wanted to do which was teach high school math and they would work with him to get his teaching certificate," the woman said.

She said Zabel, 23, was scheduled to start on June 30.

In the meantime, Zabel made money as a barista at a South Street Starbucks.

According to police, Zabel was leaving the store after working a late-night shift when he was gunned down near 8th and Ellsworth streets.

He was still in his Starbucks uniform and a half a block from his Italian Market apartment.

"It was instantly his neighborhood. He visited here once and it was his neighborhood," she said.

According to police, robbery was the motive.

Family and friends told police that Zabel always had an iPod with him, and the pocket where he kept it was turned inside-out, police Capt. James Clark said at a Monday news conference. The music player was only item that appeared to be missing; Zabel's backpack containing his wallet, identification and cash was not tak
en.

"We believe he possibly was followed to be a victim of a robbery and the robbery went terribly wrong and ultimately he was killed," Clark said.

Clark said police believe Zabel was followed by one or two people, and there is a "strong possibility" his earbuds made him a target.

Detectives retrieved several surveillance video angles that showed the final minutes of Zabel's life, as he bought a soda at a vending machine near Washington and Passyunk avenues before turning the corner.

Detectives are also analyzing a person shown on the top right of the screen wearing a white shirt and dark pants. The man appears to run from the scene toward Alter Street in the seconds after the shooting.

Relatives spent the day Monday gathering Zabel's belongings and preparing to bring his body home, opting not to focus so much on his death but his life.

"His last moments were not what defines him," Zabel's mother said.

The sidewalk where Zabel died is now a memorial. His cou
sin said she was just glad she hugged Zabel goodbye the night before as they watched movies and talked about taking their first trip down the shore.

Zabel graduated from high school in Austin, Minn., and got his bachelor's degree last year from Augustana College in Illinois, according to his page on the social networking Web site Facebook. He wrote that he had been accepted into the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows program and was going to Drexel University for graduate school.

The Bobster
06-18-2008, 08:18 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/16635483/detail.html

Police Release Surveillance In Aspiring Teacher's Slaying Case

POSTED: 5:25 pm EDT June 17, 2008
UPDATED: 7:32 pm EDT June 17, 2008

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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police released new surveillance video Tuesday in hopes it leads to an aspiring teacher's killer.

Beau Zabel, 23, was gunned down in the early Sunday morning in South Philadelphia.

The nighttime video is so grainy that's almost black-and-white. Police said it was shot on the 800 block of Alter Street, a half-block from the scene of the slaying at right about the same time.

But homicide detectives are asking for the public's help, hoping someone will perhaps recognize the way a man seen in the video wearing a white T-shir
t and dark pants was walking around, NBC 10's Mike Strug reported.

At one point, the man walks back down Alter Street, puts something in a flowerpot and then takes it out, acting suspiciously, police said.

The same man was seen on video shot from another angle as well, and police said they want to talk to him, calling him a person of interest.

"He's mulling around half-a-block from where the homicide happened a couple moments after the fact. He puts an object down. We don't know what it is. He walks away. He comes back, takes the object and puts it back into his pants and then he takes off," Philadelphia police Capt. James Clark said.

"So, he's someone that we absolutely would like to identify and talk to," Clark said.

Police theorize that, if the object was a gun, the shooting may have already taken place, the man perhaps put the gun into a flower pot and then walked away just to make sure the coast was clear before coming back to retrieve the weapon.

Zabel, who
had been walking home from work at a local Starbucks, was left for dead on the sidewalk nearby. Police suspect he may have been killed over his iPod, which the 23-year-old normally kept in a pocket that was found turned inside-out.

Anyone who might recognize the man or know anything about him is asked to call Philadelphia police.

3 Ks
06-19-2008, 09:45 AM
This poor kid, being from Minnesota, was probably taught all the wrong things about niggers.
Yep. Starbucks, Minnesota, teaching in Philly, fresh out of marxist indoctrination and diversity celebrators institution.....I would definitely have to concur DragasÃԚ¨s.

One more Obama voter in the ground.

vorlos
06-19-2008, 11:32 AM
Sending this child to Philly, walking late at night sporting an iPod - might as well send a bleeding gazelle to the Serengeti and expect safe transit.

Who are these people anyway? The human answer to the Dodo bird?

v

Dragasès
06-19-2008, 11:41 AM
Yet to come - a bizarre understanding/compassion/forgiveness ritual by the white liberal parents.

Gman
06-19-2008, 08:49 PM
Yet to come - a bizarre understanding/compassion/forgiveness ritual by the white liberal parents.

I have never understood this wierd white sheeple ritual, Drageses. It must come from some bizarre white guilt syndrome thing!! Personally, if some filthy nigger murdered one of my children, the rest of my life would be dedicated to hunting down that nigger and having my revenge..... I assume most of my fellow NNN reporters are like-minded...

gman

LaKooneshia
06-19-2008, 11:34 PM
"We must realize that our party's most powerful weapon is racial tensions. By propounding into the consciousness of the dark races that for centuries they have been oppressed by whites, we can mold them to the program of the Communist Party.

:Pravda: :Pravda: :Pravda: :Pravda: :Pravda:

In America we will aim for subtle victory. While inflaming the Negro minority against the whites, we will endeavor to instill in the whites a guilt complex for their exploitation of the Negros.

:misceg: :misceg: :misceg: :misceg: :misceg:

We will aid the Negroes to rise in prominence in every walk of life, in the professions and in the world of sports and entertainment. With this prestige, the Negro will be able to intermarry with the whites and begin a process which will deliver America to our cause.
"

:rip: :US: :rip: :US: :rip: :US: :rip:

Israel Cohen, A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century, 1912. Also in the Congressional Record, Vol. 103, p. 8559, June 7, 1957

The Bobster
07-12-2012, 09:30 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Zabel-teacher-Death-Taylor-162200815.html

Killing Connected to 2008 Italian Market Murder: DA
Authorites focus on convicted murderer as possible suspect in teacher's murder
Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 | Updated 9:58 AM

Authorities say the 2008 killing of a Philadelphia college student is coonnected to a killing a few months later in which a man fatally silenced his alleged accomplice.

Prosecutors say Marcellus Jones shot and killed Tyreek Taylor to stop him from taking to police about the June 2008 killing of Drexel University graduate student Beau Zabel in the Italian Market section of the city.

The Austin, Minn. native had moved to Philadelphia and was working at a local Starbucks before he was shot and killed during a robbery -- reportedly for his iPod -- on a Ellsworth Street.

Jones was convicted last month in Taylor's killing. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the killing's connection to Zabel's death was detailed in a motion alleging “prior bad acts” involving the men.

Jones was sentenced to life in prison for Taylor's killing. Police say they'll continue to investigate Zabel's death.

The Bobster
11-15-2013, 10:54 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/5-Years-After-College-Studente-Murder-Beau-Zabel-Arrest-Marcellus-Jones-231935891.html

5 Years After Student's Murder Over iPod, Arrest Warrant Coming: Sources
By Karen Araiza | Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 | Updated 7:19 PM EST

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Five years after 23-year-old grad student Beau Zabel was shot to death leaving a Starbucks in South Philadelphia, police are prepared to issue an arrest warrant for the man they say pulled the trigger.

That man, Marcellus Jones, 35, is already serving time for another murder.

Zabel, who was from Minnesota, was a grad student at Drexel University. In the summer of 2008, he was also working at the Starbucks on 4th and South Street. As he was walking from work to his home in the Italian Market neighborhood, Zabel was shot to death.

Police say the robber wanted Zabel's iPod.

After the murder, police released surveillance video showing a man in a white t-shirt leaving the murder scene, but that was the only lead they had. Until 20-year-old Tyreek Taylor was killed.

The investigation into Taylor's murder led police to Marcellus Jones. Police theorized that Jones told Taylor about Zabel's murder, and later shot Taylor to death to keep him from talking to police.

"Well, it's been part of the investigation. But it was brought out in court that the motive for the killing of Taylor was his knowledge of Jones' involvement in the killing of Zabel," Philadelphia police Lieutenant Mark Deegan said last summer when he talked to NBC10's Deanna Durante about the Zabel investigation.

At that point in time, Deegan said even though other people told investigators that Jones killed Zabel, they needed more evidence to link Jones to Zabel's murder. Last summer, after Jones' conviction, Zabel's father said, "We do believe Marcellus Jones is the one who killed Beau. But without more proof he's almost never going to be convicted for that," Terry Zabel said.

An arrest warrant will be issued soon, according to law enforcement sources close to the investigation who did not want to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

Jones is serving a life sentence for Taylor's murder.

Whitebear
11-15-2013, 11:19 AM
(Reference link)
Killing Connected to 2008 Italian Market Murder: DA (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Zabel-teacher-Death-Taylor-162200815.html) - Jul 12, 2012


Authorities say the 2008 killing of a Philadelphia college student is connected to a killing a few months later in which a man fatally silenced his alleged accomplice.
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Prosecutors say Marcellus Jones shot and killed Tyreek Taylor to stop him from taking to police about the June 2008 killing of Drexel University graduate student Beau Zabel in the Italian Market section of the city.
The Austin, Minn. native had moved to Philadelphia and was working at a local Starbucks before he was shot and killed during a robbery -- reportedly for his iPod -- on a Ellsworth Street.

Jones was convicted last month in Taylor's killing. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the killing's connection to Zabel's death was detailed in a motion alleging “prior bad acts” involving the men.

Jones was sentenced to life in prison for Taylor's killing. Police say they'll continue to investigate Zabel's death.

The Bobster
11-20-2013, 08:11 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Charges-Filed-in-Beau-Zabel-Case-232546081.html

Five Years Later, Convicted Murderer Charged in Grad Student's Death
By Vince Lattanzio | Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 | Updated 7:57 PM EST

A convicted murderer has been charged for allegedly gunning down a young graduate student as he walked home from work on the streets of Philadelphia five years ago.

Philadelphia Police say Marcellus Jones shot 23-year-old Beau Zabel as he walked through the Italian Market on his way home from work in June 2008.

Jones apparently wanted Zabel's iPod, police said.

The 35-year-old is already in prison, serving time for the murder of another man, Tyreek Taylor. Prosecutors have said they believed Jones murdered the 20-year-old to keep him from talking to police about the man's role in Zabel's death.

Jones is currently serving a life sentence for Taylor's death.

Police said that while they were told by other people Jones killed Zabel, there was not enough evidence to link the man to the crime.

Zabel, who was from Minnesota, was studying at Drexel University at the time of his murder. He had just gotten off work at the Starbucks at 4th and South Streets when he was robbed and shot.

Sources say Jones will be transported from prison to the Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit.

The Bobster
12-05-2013, 09:40 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Charges-in-2008-Philly-Murder-of-Minnesota-Teacher--234469651.html

Man Charged in Murder of Teacher
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 | Updated 3:17 PM EST

A convicted killer already serving a life sentence has been charged in the shooting death of an aspiring teacher gunned down for his iPod a month after moving to Philadelphia.

Beau Zabel moved from Austin, Minn., to Philadelphia in May 2008 and was scheduled to start work in Philadelphia public schools. The 23-year-old man was shot dead a month later in a robbery.

The Philadelphia Inquirer said Marcellus Jones was charged Wednesday in the murder. He is already serving a life sentence for killing his get-away driver in the Zabel killing.

Authorities said last month that charges were imminent. They said a witness stepped forward to tell police that Jones displayed the iPod and claimed he killed Zabel after realizing it wasn't a more valuable iPhone.

The Bobster
03-26-2014, 08:28 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Convicted-Murderer-to-Stand-Trial-in-Death-of-Teacher-252242611.html

Convicted Murderer to Stand Trial in Death of Teacher
Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 | Updated 10:56 AM EDT

A man already serving a life sentence in one murder case will be heading to trial in the shooting death of an aspiring teacher who authorities say was gunned down for his iPod a month after moving to Philadelphia.

Prosecutors say an indicting grand jury charged 35-year-old Marcellus Jones on Monday with murder, conspiracy, robbery and other counts in the May 2008 murder of 23-year-old Beau Zabel.

Authorities said Zabel had moved from Austin, Minn., and was scheduled to start work in the public schools.

Jones was convicted earlier of killing a man police said was the getaway driver in the Zabel killing.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that prosecutors presented the new murder case to a grand jury rather than in open court because of concerns about witness intimidation.

The Bobster
11-30-2015, 06:08 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Beau-Zabel-Marcellus-Jones-Teacher-Murder-2008-358710531.html

After More Than 7 Years, Convicted Killer Faces Trial in Murder of Aspiring Teacher in Philadelphia
By NBC10 Staff and Wire Reports
Published 2 hours ago

The murder trial for a man already serving a life sentence in one murder case will begin Monday.

Convicted killer Marcellus Jones is accused of killing Beau Zabel, an aspiring teacher who authorities say was gunned down for his iPod a month after moving to Philadelphia in 2008.

Jones apparently wanted Zabel's iPod, police said.

The 36-year-old is already in prison, serving time for the murder of another man, Tyreek Taylor. Prosecutors have said they believed Jones murdered the 20-year-old to keep him from talking to police about the man's role in Zabel's death -- allegedly as a getaway driver. Jones is currently serving a life sentence for Taylor's death.

Police said that while they were told by other people Jones killed Zabel, there was not enough evidence to link the man to the crime for years.

Zabel, who was from Minnesota, was studying at Drexel University at the time of his murder and planned to teach in the public school system. He had just gotten off work at the Starbucks at 4th and South Streets when he was robbed and shot.

The Bobster
12-09-2015, 06:11 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/12/08/testimony-ends-in-trial-of-man-accused-of-murdering-teaching-student-for-ipod/

Testimony Ends In Trial Of Man Accused Of Murdering Teaching Student For iPod
December 8, 2015 8:17 PM By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Testimony has ended in the trial of a South Philadelphia man accused of murdering a teaching student from Minnesota.

The defendant, Marcellus Jones, took the stand and denied any involvement in the shooting death of Beau Zabel. :rolleyes:

Jones told the jury that the witnesses who testified against him were all liars and that he was being railroaded. :no2:

In a contentious back and forth with the prosecution, 37-year-old Jones insisted he was not present at 8th and Ellsworth Streets on the night 23-year-old Beau Zabel was shot in the back of the neck in June of 2008.

As for the witnesses, Jones claimed he had no relationship with his sister’s boyfriend, and didn’t even know Devone Brinson, his old Graterford cellblock mate who testified that Jones admitted to gunning down Zabel and his suspected accomplice, Tyrek Taylor.

Jones also denied killing Taylor, despite his conviction and life sentence for the crime.

That statement prompted one juror to roll his eyes and shake his head.

With no physical evidence tying Jones to the murder, the prosecution has leaned exclusively on witness testimony.

The Bobster
12-09-2015, 03:28 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/12/09/man-accused-of-killing-aspiring-teacher-for-ipod-found-not-guilty/

Man Acquitted In Shooting Death Of Aspiring Teacher
December 9, 2015 1:24 PM By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A jury has acquitted a 37-year-old South Philadelphia of all charges in the June 2008 murder of a Minnesota man who came to the city to become a teacher. :mad:

Marcellus Jones yelled “thank you” to the jury while the victim’s family, in town for the trial, wept after the verdict was read. Defense attorney Richard Giuliani applauded the panel for sticking strictly to the evidence in a case in which the defendant is already a convicted killer.

“When a defendant testifies and brings out that he has five prior robbery convictions and denies the involvement of the killing of someone else where he’s already been convicted, that was difficult. But apparently the jury focused on the evidence in this case, which I’m grateful for,” said Giuliani.

With no DNA or other physical evidence, prosecutors relied heavily on witnesses’ testimony.

Despite the verdict, Jones isn’t going anywhere. He’s serving a life sentence for murdering the man suspected of driving the getaway car the night Beau Zabel was shot to death and robbed near the Italian Market.

“He left telltale signs there, eyewitnesses, DNA. Unfortunately only one phone call went out on Ellsworth Street that night and he didn’t leave the same type of trail,” said Assistant DA Jaqueline Juliano Coelho.

And as the defense pointed out, some of those witnesses came forward five years after the crime and sought out deals with prosecutors.