By Shawn Rice
A pedophile named William Smith being decapitated and left on a Texas judge’s doorstep is fake news. There is no truth to rumors that a pedophile was beheaded and then left on the doorstep of a judge who had previously set him free. Where did this fake news originate?
Neon Nettle published the fake news article on Sept. 20, 2017, claiming that the decapitated corpse of a pedophile named William Smith was found on the doorsteps of a judge in Dallas, Texas.
The body of the headless man that was discovered outside a judge’s home has been identified as a that of a pedophile who walked free from a recent bail hearing.
William Smith, 28 from Dallas, Texas was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday morning, decapitated and left outside the front door of a judge who had granted him bail in August.
The web site Your News Wire also published a copy of this story. However, there is no truth to the above stories, according to Snopes. Although the both versions of the story cited “reports,” the stories failed to offer any links or citations indicating where the information was obtained.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Pedophile’s Decapitated Corpse Found On Judge’s Doorstep After Bail Hearing https://t.co/9v5KHz9roX Doing God’s work
— Tiara Preist (@Loll_E_Pop) September 22, 2017
— harryfassett (@harryfassett) September 22, 2017
— Chancesmudder (@chances_mudder) September 22, 2017
— Bethann (@mommasew) September 22, 2017
— Hannah ChalkerMAGA (@chalkermaga) September 22, 2017
Pedophile’s Decapitated Corpse Found On Judge’s Doorstep After Bail Hearing https://t.co/3Z8gA0JUVo
— Gentleman Jack (@captain_guard) September 22, 2017
— Katherine Marion (@myrawtruth) September 22, 2017
Nortorious Pedophile’s Decapitated Corpse Found On Doorstep of Judge Who Set Him Free https://t.co/ScpO0Cwp1b
— Rachel Jenkins (@rachelbirder) September 22, 2017
Additionally, Snopes noted the misuse of the image. The image (seen above) and featured in the fake news article is from a June 2017 WLBT report about the discovery of a headless body in Jackson, Miss. An autopsy on the body revealed that it was 30-year-old Jeremy Jerome Jackson:
Autopsy results show that 30-year-old Jeremy Jerome Jackson’s head was severed while he was still alive. He also suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound to the leg.
Jackson was beheaded and his torso found burned Saturday. Tuesday Jackson police announced a $20,000.00 reward for information that leads Go to the full article.
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