IMPORTANT NOTICE to all valued readers: Reading the same content on So called PostChronicle or tPCtrends, tPCtrending,tPCtrender, funtuna, newstrem, latestnewser, PingsPedia, Oddepia, wallStreeit, Wal-Martt, PicturesPortal and todaynewsgazette_blogspot_com likes BlogSpots? It is probably because they ripped off TodayNewsGazette.Com
Comments Off

Filmmaker Killed

Advertisements

Filmmaker Killed, A documentary filmmaker known for helping rescue children from squalid Romanian orphanages in the early 1990s was fatally shot following an apparent dispute over the trimming of shrubbery outside his Southern California home, officials said Friday.

John Charles Upton Jr., 56, was found dead Thursday on a dirt path in the yard of his Encinitas home. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said detectives arrested Michael Vilkin, 61, on suspicion of murder. He was being held without bail, pending arraignment Tuesday.

Upton, after learning of the plight of Romanian orphans, publicised the brutal conditions and was instrumental in bringing an estimated two dozen orphans to America for medical care and adoption.

Vilkin, in an interview conducted in county jail, told KGTV in San Diego he fired gunshots in self-defence after Upton menaced him with a gun during a dispute over foliage.

Vilkin said he owns vacant property next to Upton’s home, and the two men had a disagreement over trimming shrubs.

“I did not go to him,” Vilkin told the station. “He came to me threatening and pulled a gun (on) me.”

A statement from the department said a dispute between the two men led to the shooting, which was under investigation.

Upton’s brother, Michael Upton, told U-T San Diego that his brother and Vilkin previously argued about trees.

_________________________________________
Please feel free to send if you have any questions regarding this post , you can contact on

TodayNewsGazette

Advertisements
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Bookmark and Promote!

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of TodayNewsGazette.com.