posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 11:16 PM
There have been some interesting developments to this case. Police initially claimed Robida was shot twice by police, now they say he committed
suicide with a single gunshot wound to the head. He initially shot his female passenger--Jennifer Rena Bailey--once in the head, now possibly it was
In addition, he stole a rifle and shotgun from the home of the father of Ms. Bailey, recovered in his vehicle(though they were not used). Police admit
that officers fired 60 shots at Robida's car, though, bizarrely, they also say none of the shotgun or .45 rounds penetrated the vehicle, instead
going into its door and hood.
Among the items found in Robida's bedroom:
-A copy of "The Turner Diaries"
-DVD: "The Occult History of the Third Reich,"
-A belt of approximately 85 .62-millimeter machine gun rounds
-A black buck knife sheath
-Three Nazi flags
-A Samurai sword
-A makeshift coffin
Motive remains a mystery. The bar attack was described as a hate crime, though he had openly gay friends. He was allegedly a nazi, though he loved the
Insane Clown Posse, whose lyrics "are very strongly anti-racist even to the point of being anti-white." "They talk about killing rednecks and
crackers,” one observer said. In addition he apparently enjoyed a close relationship with his father, who also was able to keep Robida employed in
construction. He allegedly wanted to commit suicide by cop, though he sought medical aid for the head cut he received at the gay bar, and both Jacob
and Jennifer packed clothes for their trip.
So what happened to him?
His grandmother Jeanne said "I think a lot of Jacob's problems started when he went online," said, and aunt Vicky interjected, "It poisoned his
The internet is where he met Bailey, a woman twice his age. Robida lived with her for 6 months to a year back in 2003. His relatives say his
personality changed when he came back from West Virginia. "He told his mother that he couldn't call because the woman was 'watching him.' "
"When he came back from there, he was different," Jeanne said. "He was not as happy; he was withdrawn."