Monday, March 21, 2016
In 2006, Donald Keegan was arrested for trying to murder four registered citizens. So why aren't we warned about him?
In September 2006, Donald Keegan, who reportedly worked as a maintenance man at the Suffolk County Department of Public Works in Yaphank, tried to burn down one of Suffolk County's temporary shelters to kill all the registered citizens inside.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota told the NY Post an undercover police officer befriended Keegan in the days before the abortive attack and was able to tape him planning the murder through audio and video surveillance. An excerpt of one videotape allegedly shows Keegan lurking in the rear of the targeted home and telling the undercover officer: “I want them dead.” Spota added that Keegan, who was employed as a maintenance worker by Suffolk County, expressed his dislike for blacks, Native Americans and welfare recipients during his conversations with the officer.
Donald Keegan was held on $1 million cash bail and $2 million bond. He faced up to 25 years in prison. He got between 6 and 9 years.
This guy isn't on an "arsonist's registry" (Ohio, California, and Louisiana have arson registries). This guy isn't found on any mugshot websites. I had a hell of a time finding a picture of his arrest photo (found in the archives of an obscure newspaper). I'm willing to bet the neighbors weren't warned a person who tried to kill FOUR people moved in next door to him.
But hey, it seems PFML is more concern with teen sexters than an attempted murderer.