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Palo Alto suspect in Czech Republic murder arrested in U.S.

Original post made on May 23, 2013

The Palo Alto man accused of murdering a family of four in the Czech Republic was arrested at a U.S. airport today, according to the Associated Press.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:22 PM

Comments (20)

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown North
on May 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm

How long did he live in Palo Alto? Did he attend any local schools?

Posted by Chris Zaharias, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm

@resident - you'll be surprised to know that the *truth* of the matter is that Republicans are much better at identifying other countries than Democrats:

Pew Research News IQ Study Results, 2011: Web Link

Now, aside from being surprised, are you also a wee bit ashamed to be so quick to disparage?

Posted by Republican Geographic IQ, a resident of Professorville
on May 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Chris Z: I wouldn't give the fringe part (defined as those that think Benghazi is really a 'scandal') of your "Republicans are much better..." toooooo much credit.

PPP, this month: "One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them don't actually know where it is. 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess." Web Link


North Korea?

Posted by bred, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on May 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

palo alto may have damaged his soul. palo alto apparently has some nasty prejudiced peeps. instant karma. no co incidence this story. just when people were beginning to think palo altans saw themselves as kings of the universe.

Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on May 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

The fault, dear Bred, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.

Posted by Caucasion Chechnya, a resident of Community Center
on May 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

There is a satirical site that claimed Sarah Palin confused the Czech Republic with Chechnya during the Boston events. Too close to a possibility, a lot of folks assumed she would make that mistake given her track record.

Face it, deep down, you wouldn't put it past her, would you?

Further, the Czech Republic actually DID issue a reminder:"The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities - the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation."

Posted by selves, a resident of South of Midtown
on May 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

america brreds violence because it is based on competition, not sharing.

Posted by Anon E. Mouse, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Excuse me, but I just left Brno, Czech after living and working there for 3.5 years. Crap like this case just doesn't happen there. I lived in the very center of the city, and heard a siren, yes one, maybe every couple of days. I advised people that this kind of crap happens all over the country, every day here. The Czechs and tons of others I spoke with could not grasp the notion of violent crime of such frequency. Well, it took just one American "English teacher" rolling into town to present evidence. Screw it, I can't even travel 5,000 miles to get away from it. Anyway, just be on the lookout for this guy:

Posted by patrick, a resident of another community
on May 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I know this guy he was dating my sister before he went out over shocked me and my wife when my baby sister texed me and told me to google his name ASAP....

Posted by Patrick, a resident of another community
on May 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I know my baby sister is talking to him or has since this happen and I know she knws where he is..i donno what to do I feel like im stuck inbetween a rock and a hard place....any sugestions?

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown North
on May 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Patrick - he is wanted for mass murder and you are hesitating to turn him in? WTF?

Posted by Jeremy, a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Patrick. Call the police and tell them everything you know NOW.

This guy is a mass murderer on the loose. .

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

From what other news reports suggest, he may not be from Palo Alto, as there's no record of him in PA schools or Stanford, but looks like a link to Roseville, CA.

Posted by Paige M., a resident of Menlo Park
on May 24, 2013 at 12:51 am

According to Czech news sources (Web Link), he was apprehended in Washington, DC after flying out of Vienna. Glad to know he's not "on the loose" any more!

Posted by Eric Van Susteren, online editor of Palo Alto Online
on May 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

Eric Van Susteren is a registered user.

Hi Patrick,

Please email me at about this story. If possible I'd like to confirm with you any connection the suspect might have to Palo Alto.

Posted by he sayit, a resident of South of Midtown
on May 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

he did say he didnt like american lifeway. too fast impersonal. so it isnt just his personal problem. silicon lifestyle fast paced stress worry. drove him crazy. europeans have suffered wars on soil so they cannot understand disregard for family and life in america. americans are punchdrunk on americas addictions. tap tap tap your cellphone screeen. rather see you picking your nose.

Posted by Truedy, a resident of Midtown
on May 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I suspect that the only tie this guy has to Palo Alto is that he typed it on his Facebook page.

Posted by some guy, a resident of another community
on May 24, 2013 at 11:42 pm

He seems like a bit of a poser.

Posted by anna, a resident of another community
on May 25, 2013 at 3:45 am

Hello Patrick, I am from Czech TV News station and the story about Kevin is of high importance to us. Could you share any more info, please? It really help czech public to understand... email me -> . Thank you !

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown North
on May 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

Is there any evidence that this man has any connection to Palo Alto, other than some Facebook post that he made? Newspaper reports say he was living with his parents in Roseville (east of Sacremento) until recently and he never attended any schools in or near Palo Alto.

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