|L to R: Harkness, Baumgartner, and Allen|
Summary of Crime: Jeffrey Allen, who planned the crime, caught wind of the fact that Delfin was dealing drugs in the Walton-Verona area, so he decided to solve the problem once and for all. Baumgartner and Harkness agreed to help him. According to investigators, the three suckered Delfin into meeting them on High Street in Walton on January 9th, 2013 using the ruse that they wanted to buy heroin from him, but needed to go get more money. Harkness drove with Baumgartner next to him in the passenger seat, while Allen was in the back next to Delfin. Allen assaulted Delfin with his fists, choked him, then eat him with a metal bar. Delfin was fighting to get away, kicking the windows and kicking the doors open. Eventually, Delfin was subdued to the point that he became unresponsive. They attempted to revive Delfin but were unsuccessful.
Once they reached Messmer Lane near Allen's House, Delfin was pulled from the back and attacked. They slit Delfin's throat, stabbed him in the chest underneath the rib cage up into the heart, rolled his body down a hill and left him dead in the bushes, covered in brambles. During the next four days, the men returned to the field and began dismembering the body with knives and a hatchet, scattering the body parts in the field and a landfill. Allen then put the body parts into white plastic garbage bags, put them in his mother's SUV vehicle and transported them to a dumpster located at the Super 8 Motel on Dream Street in Florence, KY. It's believed this last act occurred on January 13th, based upon records from Delfin's cellphone which showed it active until about 6:30 p.m. on that day.
Delfin was first reported missing on January 14th. Based upon input from a witness who said she'd overheard three men at Baumgartner's Florence apartment talking about kidnapping and assaulting Delfin, sheriff's deputies got warrants and on January 15th, interviewed the men, who quickly confessed, explaining that they hated drug dealers and considered them a blight on society. According to Anti Racist Action, the three didn't originally intend to kill Delfin; they merely wanted to teach him a lesson and get him to lead them to the local drug "kingpin". Allen was the first to confess; the other two soon followed. In the first court hearing on January 17th, Boone District Judge Charles Moore ruled that there was enough evidence in the case to have it presented to a grand jury for consideration, and ordered the trio to be held without bond. FOX19 news video embedded below:
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The Daily Mail provides some more background. Of the three suspects, only Baumgartner has a criminal record. In 2007, he was charged with cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two years later, he pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years’ probation. Also in 2009, he was accused of carrying a concealed weapon, but the charge was later dismissed. Both Allen and Harkness had served in the U.S. Marine Corps, but the former had been discharged dishonorably.
Analysis: These guys did Kentucky a huge favor by ridding them of a heroin dealer. Dealing hard drugs is different than dealing marijuana; hard drugs create additional crime. Heroin and meth are extremely debilitating; users commit other crimes to get the funds to fuel their habits. But this case illustrates how taking the law into your own hands can go wrong. Although they only intended to rough up the drug dealer, events escalated out of control and they ended up killing him. Now they face possible capital murder charges. So in doing society a favor, they will pay a high personal price. And they have to pay a price; you can't just go around arbitrarily executing people. There has been no official reaction to this case by the National Socialist Movement.
The three perpetrators attracted some support in the Daily Mail:
huggybear, corpusChristiTX, United States, 17/1/2013 19:28:
They Charged them with a crime? These three should be given a medal and a pat on the back
Lexor, Chicago, 17/1/2013 20:35:
Where can I mail them money for a defense fund?
philjudo, birmingham UK, 18/1/2013 6:06:
Could they not have found them a few dozen other drug dealers before arresting them??
Sheamus, Baltimore, United States, 18/1/2013 10:47:
maybe they should send them to Mexico to teach the locals how to deal with the Cartels?