Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
pbirv
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:10 am
Posts: 154
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:55 am 
 

Quote:

DESTRUCTOR Bass Player's Murderer Up For Parole; Petition Posted Online
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 21:41:09 EST


BraveWords.com has received the following:

DESTRUCTOR bass player Dave Iannicca was tragically murdered on January 1, 1988. His murderer, Robert Bedzyk, was convicted to life in prison. He is eligible for parole in May. The friends and family of Dave Iannicca have organized an on line petition drive to help keep Bedzyk behind bars to serve out his original sentence. The petitions will be presented to The Ohio Parole Board at the May hearing. You can sign the petition here.

You can also write letters of support to the Ohio Parole Board at this address: 770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222 (614-752-1200).

The petition and letters must be received no later than April 15, 2009.

"It's very important we keep Bedzyk in prison", says Destructor guitarist Pat Rabid. "It is important to his family. It is important to Destructor. This is something that never should have happened. Justice should be served".

Iannicca played on and contributed song writing to Destructor's underground classic Maximum Destruction album, released by Auburn Records in 1985. The band were in the studio recording their follow-up and major label debut, "Decibel Casualties", for Island/Auburn Records at the time the tragedy happened. Iannicca had just gotten engaged to his girlfriend on Christmas Eve. The band was celebrating both the engagement and their major label deal with a small private party at their practice spot for New Year's Eve. Bedzyk, a stranger, crashed the party after wandering in from a bar down the street. He began bothering the guests and refused to leave. After finally persuading Bedzyk out of the building, the band noticed he was still lingering outside. They were worried about any further trouble or damage to where they leased their practice spot from. Iannicca, always a peacemaker, approached him in the parking lot with open arms again asking him to just leave and that no one wanted any trouble. Bedzyk had a long knife hidden behind him and suddenly stabbed Iannicca directly through the heart, cutting it in two. He tried running away but was caught down the street and held until the police arrived. Iannicca never made it out of the parking lot alive. He bled to death minutes later with the band and his fiance by his side.

"I will be at the parole hearing with the family", says Destructor guitarist and lead vocalist Dave Overkill. "The petition and individual letters are very important and will have a big impact on the parole board's decision." Overkills adds, "I appeal to everyone to help us keep a heartless, ruthless killer in prison as long as possible."

Both the band and Auburn Records' Bill Peters, who had a very close friendship with Iannicca, had a difficult time continuing after the incident. It took several years to recover and both went on a temporary hiatus. After several bass players did not work out, Destructor eventually connected with bass player Jamie Walters (Midnight, ex-Boulder). They have gone on to record several more albums for Auburn and travel to Europe on a regular basis. Last year the Cleveland based thrash band performed at both the Wacken Open Air and Headbangers Open Air festivals in Germany.

"Dave was a very close personal friend of mine", says Auburn Records president Bill Peters. "I wish he could have been there with us to experience all of the recordings and tours we have done since his passing. We often talked about how great it would be to do things like playing overseas. The band's dream came true but it was without Dave. This tragic loss affected so many people. My heart goes out to his family who now are forced to relive this horrible incident."

Iannicca's father passed away shortly thereafter, indirectly due to the stress of having to deal with his son's death. Iaanicca's surviving mother, two brothers and five sisters have had a difficult time coping with the losses. His sisters Pam and Sue have been organizing efforts to keep Bedzyk in prison.

"My brother was very special to me from the minute he was born", says Pam Iannicca. "We bonded at an early age and I vowed I would always be there for him. We were very close growing up. I supported him with the band. David had such a bright future. All of his hard work he had put into music was finally paying off and then to have this happen? During the holidays, I had asked David if he had made a resolution for the new year and he said he hadn't but did have one wish instead. He said 'I just want everyone to be happy'. He was such a selfless, quiet, humble kind of person. He promised me a black limousine ride to his first big concert after the new album came out but instead a black limousine ended up taking me to the cemetery. I lost my brother and my father. We're reaching out to everyone to help keep this murderer in prison."




Here's the petition to keep this piece of shit behind bars;
http://www.petitiononline.com/iannicca/petition.html

Top
 Profile  
Fallen33
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:13 am
Posts: 19
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:17 am 
 

Signed.

Top
 Profile  
Xeogred
Thunderbolt from Hell

Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:28 pm
Posts: 6432
Location: Valhalla
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:41 am 
 

Thanks for pointing this out. Signed.

Top
 Profile  
thomash
Metal Philosopher

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:31 pm
Posts: 1855
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:16 pm 
 

Destructor's a great band and the band are really nice guys. It's appalling that such a thing could happen to them. Signed.

Top
 Profile  
DeathFog
Temporally-Displaced Fossil

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:20 am
Posts: 2022
Location: Estonia
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:38 pm 
 

I signed it. The murderer must pay the price.
_________________
"Welcome to the sane asylum, you'll never leave if you keep trying" - Blind Illusion.

Top
 Profile  
OneRodeToAsaBay
The Doll With the Hideous Spirit

Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:49 pm
Posts: 2090
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:05 pm 
 

Signed and passing the word on to others.

Top
 Profile  
DeadXManiac
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:00 am
Posts: 1963
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:16 pm 
 

Signed it, He deserves to stay in jail.
_________________
ArtificialStupidity wrote:
Sex samples? "Suck my dick, bitch" *CHUG CHUG CHUG* "Uh yeah baby" *CHUG CHUG* "ooh, I'm coming!" *breakdown* And of course a lot of guitar wankery would be involved.

Last.fm

Top
 Profile  
nggr
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:18 pm
Posts: 196
Location: Iraq
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:20 pm 
 

Signed.
_________________
0Kill wrote:
Why would anyone want to go to a Cradle of Filth show? I mean, you'd be surrounded by nothing but teenage gir...

I see. You sly dogs, you.

Top
 Profile  
Trashy_Rambo
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:04 pm
Posts: 754
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:39 pm 
 

The fact that the justice system would even consider letting someone who would commit such a crime and show no remorse walk free is unsettling, to say the least. Signed.

Top
 Profile  
Nolan_B
In League With Nolan

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 10:05 pm
Posts: 4365
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:00 pm 
 

I signed it, but I'm wondering,

Was there any reason why he killed Holocaust?

Top
 Profile  
overkill666
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:43 pm
Posts: 1499
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:12 pm 
 

Signed, and passed on.
_________________
Rough and ready sludge metal from Oklahoma: http://www.facebook.com/lungbuttertulsa

Top
 Profile  
Eurnonymous
Streetcleaner

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:46 am
Posts: 3103
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:41 pm 
 

will your signature go unconsidered if you say "FUCK BEDZYK" in the comments section?

Top
 Profile  
BardInTheForest
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:59 pm
Posts: 967
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:42 pm 
 

Eurnonymous wrote:
will your signature go unconsidered if you say "FUCK BEDZYK" in the comments section?


Meh, might as well keep it classy. I wouldn't bother saying shit like that.

Top
 Profile  
HumanWaste5150
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:32 am
Posts: 1985
Location: GTA, Canada
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:01 pm 
 

What makes this even worse is how much of a great man this person was.
_________________
http://www.freerice.com/
Last.fm
All brothers fighting against each other
We fought to the last breath
Wonder if we will shake hands
Beyond the gates of death

Top
 Profile  
Hjorlejf
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 250
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:06 pm 
 

Done and done.

Top
 Profile  
Satanic_Shoe
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:52 am
Posts: 249
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:07 pm 
 

Signed.

Keep that fucker locked away. I mean, I'm no fan of the band, but I want to see some damn justice done.

Top
 Profile  
hellhippie
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:20 pm
Posts: 1031
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:58 pm 
 

signed
_________________
...Oh, hear the thunder
Hear the voices
Hear the noise from hell
Demons, devils, dark spirits
From church horror tales
The hordes of dead roar...

Top
 Profile  
weakling_goat
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:34 pm
Posts: 755
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:11 am 
 

Nolan_B wrote:
I signed it, but I'm wondering,

Was there any reason why he killed Holocaust?

Top
 Profile  
The_Beast_in_Black
Metal freak

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:34 am
Posts: 7741
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:42 am 
 

Signed.
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Fortunately the seminar started and when it finished, I runed away like if Usain Bolt were about to rape me.

Top
 Profile  
RedMisanthrope
Poet Laureate of the Old Ones

Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 1:53 pm
Posts: 1956
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:45 am 
 

Trashy_Rambo wrote:
The fact that the justice system would even consider letting someone who would commit such a crime and show no remorse walk free is unsettling, to say the least. Signed.


Yeah it would be, except that it happens all the time. I signed it.

Top
 Profile  
DeathFog
Temporally-Displaced Fossil

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:20 am
Posts: 2022
Location: Estonia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:49 am 
 

Posted it on two more forums.
_________________
"Welcome to the sane asylum, you'll never leave if you keep trying" - Blind Illusion.

Top
 Profile  
screamingstatue
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:06 am
Posts: 577
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:19 am 
 

Signed.

Thanks for posting this, OP.

Top
 Profile  
LiveForDoom
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:00 pm
Posts: 123
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:58 pm 
 

Signed. 7,285 signatures.

Top
 Profile  
BardInTheForest
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:59 pm
Posts: 967
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:07 pm 
 

LiveForDoom wrote:
Signed. 7,285 signatures.


Jeez, it was only 2500 yesterday. When did they start this thing?

Top
 Profile  
LiveForDoom
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:00 pm
Posts: 123
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:01 pm 
 

BardInTheForest wrote:
LiveForDoom wrote:
Signed. 7,285 signatures.


Jeez, it was only 2500 yesterday. When did they start this thing?


I might be mistaken, My apologies. I'm sure 2,785 might be a better answer if I'm incorrect.

Top
 Profile  
Gutterscream
The Last Old Schooler in Town

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:59 pm
Posts: 1419
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:27 pm 
 

LiveForDoom wrote:
BardInTheForest wrote:
LiveForDoom wrote:
Signed. 7,285 signatures.


Jeez, it was only 2500 yesterday. When did they start this thing?


I might be mistaken, My apologies. I'm sure 2,785 might be a better answer if I'm incorrect.


This is about where it was when I signed it.
_________________
"I went to see Finger Eleven and Trapt and I was in the moshpit!" - Faith
"Did they give you a balloon on the way in?" - Andy

Top
 Profile  
Rivendar
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:08 pm
Posts: 63
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:27 pm 
 

This man must not be released. The fact that he is even up for parole gives me far less faith in the judicial system than I have previously had.

Top
 Profile  
unclevladistav
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:33 pm
Posts: 1317
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:59 pm 
 

Signed. Unfortunately don't yet really know the band, but it's always a shame when something like this happens to someone so talented and respected. It's even worse when the person who causes it may go free.

Top
 Profile  
Behemoth23
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 9:10 pm
Posts: 87
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:21 pm 
 

Signed and posted in another forum.

Top
 Profile  
MorbidAtheist
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 11:20 pm
Posts: 135
Location: Mexico
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:18 am 
 

Signed, that fucker killed a fellow bass player and metalhead, in cold blood. He can rot in prison for the rest of his days.

Top
 Profile  
lord_evisceration
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:40 am
Posts: 392
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:17 am 
 

Signed

Top
 Profile  
Lane
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2002 11:54 am
Posts: 126
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:01 am 
 

Signed it too.

Eye for an eye and so on...
_________________
A R C H A I C M E T A L L U R G Y
http://www.archaicmetallurgy.com

Top
 Profile  
serch777
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:38 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Mexico
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:30 pm 
 

Signed.

Top
 Profile  
Vrede
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:07 pm
Posts: 752
Location: Germany
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:42 pm 
 

Signed. Fuck this guy.
_________________
rexxz wrote:
Crick wrote:
Except, y'know, people don't just go around jerking off and rubbing random erogenous zones of their bodies in public.

Speak for yourself.

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: fourrobert13, Natskygge and 32 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

 
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group