Dr. Heddy-Dale Matthias apparently felt the need to post the name of the man who was carjacked and kidnapped Saturday morning on multiple websites yesterday. Keep in mind one of his kidnappers is still at-large as he has not yet met the fate of his accomplice in crime.
Dr. Matthias first posted the victim's name in the online comments section of the Clarion-Ledger article on the kidnapping. Yours truly saw it and immediately contacted Executive Editor Sam Hall. Mr. Hall immediately removed the comment. However, Dr. Matthias again posted the victim's name in the online comments section of the story on the WLBT website as seen in the screen shot below.
WLBT simply removed the entire comments section when I notified the station of the posting of the victim's name. One must wonder what is driving Dr. Mattias to publish the victim's name in multiple online forums. There is a kidnapper still at large. The only witness to his crime is... the victim. He was wearing a bandana so the victim probably could not provide a great description. The deceased and the remaining suspect also have friends. A quick study of their Facebooks circle of friends reveals some characters that are not too nice. One reader wrote on an earlier post: "He was buddies with Karnisky Lacey and Lincoln Dille. Lacey was shot and killed at the Exxon on Woodrow Wilson by Dille". Simply put, the media has not released the victim's identity for a reason.
Think I'm being too hard on Dr. Matthias? See this screen shot below. The screen shot is the Facebook page of a friend of Dee Robinson. He posted the WLBT story on his website. Dr. Matthias posted the victim's name in the comments section of that story. Thank you, Dr. Heddy-Dale Mattias, for endangering the victim. Let us hope nothing else happens to the victim or his family.