Mike MacKool and Leslie Ballard

Leslie Ballard lived a privileged life. Her parents Les and Janie Ballard ran a successful printing business in Little Rock, Arkansas and paid for her master’s degree, her condo, her cars, and her vacations. Then she met and married Mike MacKool who was 23 years older than her!!!! He also had numerous ex-wives. It didn’t take Leslie’s parents too long to figure out that Mike MacKool (who was far from cool) was just using their daughter for her money. It didn’t hurt that she was quite attractive which for a dork looking guy like Mike MacKool has many people baffled what she seen in a loser like him.

Her parents eventually ended up supporting her less while she was married to Mike. When Leslie’s father died in his will she only received $25,000 of his multi million dollar estate. The majority obviously went to her mother.

Leslie and Mike then came up with a plan to kill Leslie’s mother. Believing that if Janie Ballard died within 30 days of her fathers death she would automatically inherit all the money. Which was false as Mike Mackool has issues reading and understanding.

Jeanie Ballard

On September 12th, 2003 Leslie went to her mothers home. She waited in the bushes with a wig and black face for almost 20 minutes until her mother came home. When she arrived Leslie stabbed her mother Janie over 70 times. Her throat had also been slit in what appeared to be attempt at decapitation. She also took a car, a coin collection, and jewelry to make it look like a robbery. She dressed in all black to appear like a black male, then dumped the get away car in a black neighborhood. As bad of an attempt as that was it was pointless as the police already knew of them as suspects the second they found Jeanie Ballard dead. Jeanie had told numerous people that she feared Leslie and Mike would kill her for her money.

Leslie and Mike were arrested for Janie Ballard’s murder. They were interviewed separately. Mike denied the whole thing, while Leslie admitted to the crime right away saying she was forced to do it by Mike Mackool.

While Leslie was cracking to the police and Mike was panicking in the hallway of the police station, he snapped and barricaded himself in a police interview room where he slit his wrists. The police had to use pepper spray to enter the room. (Should of left the tough guy in there).

She pleaded not guilty to a mental disorder.

Mike was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Links

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1293460/plotsummary

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ar-supreme-court/1386457.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna5068572

Mike Mackool

Michael Raymond MacKool- (Born -October 19th, 1953) Has a drug head son who was in jail for aggressive panhandling. LINK

 

Carlos Leon Bledsoe (Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad)

Carlos Leon Bledsoe (a convert to Islam) opened fire in a drive by shooting with a rifle on June 1st, 2009 at the US Military Recruiting Office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Private William Andrew “Andy” Long, 23, of Conway, Arkansas, and Private Quinton I. Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, were standing outside the recruiting center in uniform, smoking cigarettes. They had just both finished their basic training. Bledsoe shot them both. Long died in route to the hospital.

After the shooting Bledsoe sped away. His plan was to get to Memphis where he planned to switch cars. But Bledsoe took a wrong turn down a construction zone and cops caught him 8 miles away from the Recruiting Office where he surrendered peacefully. When he surrendered he was wearing a green ammo belt. He also told the officers “It’s a war going on against Muslims, thats why I did it”. He also later said that he did not regard his action as murder, because American military actions in the Middle East justify the slaying of Americans.

When he was arrested he openly admitted to the shooting. He claimed that he wanted to kill as many army personnel as he could. When they looked in his car they found SKS rifle, a Mossberg International 702 rifle, two handguns, 562 rounds of ammunition, and military books. A police search of his apartment turned up Molotov cocktails, homemade sound suppressors, and compact discs labeled with Arabic writing. Also he had conducted research on other targets, including military sites, government facilities, and Jewish institutions throughout the country. Bledsoe was charged with capital murder, attempted capital murder, and 10 counts of unlawful discharge of a weapon. Bledsoe also reportedly faced 15 counts of engaging in a terrorist act.

Sentencing: On July 25, 2011, Muhammed was sentenced to life in prison. Although not charged with terrorism. After Bledsoe was sentenced he claimed that the attacks he committed were ordered by Al-Qaeda. He also claimed his lawyers pressured him into pleaded guilty to Capitol Murder and that he had issues understanding the whole severity of the situation.

Carlos Leon Bledsoe (Born-July 9th, 1985 in Memphis, TN) He converted to Islam in 2004 after a speech by Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader, and then, to his parents’ dismay, decided to become a Sunni Muslim. He dropped out of college at the end of his sophomore year and began working odd jobs in Nashville hotels and restaurants. He was also becoming more religiously devout, spending time in Nashville’s Somali community, praying regularly at the Islamic Center of Nashville, wearing Arab-style clothing, forswearing alcohol and changing his name.

He later went to Yemen in 2007 too teach English and study Islam for 16 months. He was deported from Yemen after he overstayed his visa. He was caught overstaying his visa in 2008 when he was stopped at a road check point. He was also holding a fraudulent Somali passport. Which cost him a 2 month stay in jail there. In prison is where he started planning his attack.

His plan was to eventually go to Somali for bomb training but his jail stint prevented that. Not only was he deported to the US but the US fought to get him back.? In 2008 he married a woman from Yemen. He eventually moved to Little Rock to work and earn money to bring his wife over to the US. Bledsoe had also been interviewed by the terrorism task force when he returned from Yemen.

Muhammad said in his letters that none of his attacks had gone as planned. His initial plan was to kill “3 Zionist rabbis in Memphis, Little Rock, and Nashville. Then target recruitment centers, from the South to the nation’s capital. And other Zionist organizations in the northeast.” He used Google Maps to investigate targeting recruiting centers in at least five states (including ones in the cities of New York, Atlanta, Louisville, and Philadelphia), Times Square in New York City; Jewish institutions (including in Atlanta); a day-care center, a post office, and a Baptist church, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_recruiting_office_shooting

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.M/m/muhammad-abdulhakim-photos.htm

New York Times Article 2010

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=7730637&page=1