May 4, 2018
Let this be a warning to any of you spergs reading.
Do not relax (or be autistic) around Blacks.
A Greenville man convicted on Thursday of second-degree murder in the 2015 stabbing death of a man who had Asperger’s syndrome has been sentenced to 31 years in prison.
Michael O’Neal, 24, was found guilty in the death of Steven Joseph Rouse, 22. O’Neal also was ordered to pay $5,000 to Rouse’s family.
Rouse was stabbed repeatedly during an altercation in a field near his home in the Park West apartments near the medical district. He collapsed on the pavement near a loading dock of a Walmart Neighborhood Market. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Vidant Medical Center.
O’Neal testified that he stabbed Rouse in self defense after Rouse threatened him and a friend with a knife. The dispute arose over what O’Neal described as Rouse’s harassment of O’Neal’s girlfriend.
Jurors began deliberations shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday and requested to hear replays of 911 calls from Rouse and from neighbor Kimberly Sutton. A verdict was reached about 11 a.m. on Thursday.
The panel then found several aggravating factors in the case including that O’Neal had previously been charged with assaulting his girlfriend, Zataysia Taylor, in June 2015. At the time of the stabbing, he was on pre-trial release for that offense.
Steven Joseph Rouse.