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PizDoff
8/20/2009 11:56am,
3 arrested in murder of Staten Island martial arts instructor

Three men have been arrested in the slaying of a former Staten Island martial arts instructor, according to a published report.

Lamar Watson, Joshua Stapleton and Carl Mendez are facing murder charges in the death of Derrick Lee, South Carolina news station WIS10 is reporting.

Lee, 33, was discovered Wednesday inside his mobile home on Cricket Hill Drive with multiple gunshot wounds to his head.

Deputies told WIS10 the murder was a plot -- the men were going to sell Lee's gun collection and split the money three ways.

"It would have been difficult to commit this robbery, obviously with the relationship with Mr. Lee and let him live he would obviously know who committed it," Capt. David Thomley told the station.

Lee was a third-degree black belt and ninjitsu instructor for the Staten Island Ninja Society dojo. News of his death came as a shock to his former teacher at the Elm Park dojo.

"Whoever did this caught him with his guard down," said Master Yusef Ali Abdullah, sensei at Staten Island Ninja Society in Elm Park, where Lee studied ninjitsu for nine years. "For them to get the drop on him . . . Whoever did this, they were cowards."

Lee -- who was a mechanic, a welder and a truck driver -- previously lived in New Brighton and spent time hanging out with friends in West Brighton, said a friend who spoke with the Advance

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/3_arrested_in_murder_of_staten.html

Included at the link is a video of him doing martial arts moves.
Lots of drama in the comments section, can't believe it hasn't be closed yet

HailtotheKing
8/20/2009 2:44pm,
"Posted by stmarks165 on 08/19/09 at 9:57AM (http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/3_arrested_in_murder_of_staten.html#4772462)
I went to school with D. Lee and his brothers. He was a cool quiet dude, never bothered anyone. It's a Shame !!! Fry the dudes who did this to one of Staten Island Native."


He was a ninja after all.

Kentucky Fried Chokin
8/20/2009 2:55pm,
Damn Pirates!

Sri Hanuman
8/20/2009 3:18pm,
I'm not sure whether to laugh or be saddened by this... maybe a bit of both, admittedly I would have been more saddened if it was a Muay Thai instructor. Am I going to hell?

MaxThunderstone
8/20/2009 9:02pm,
Sad story. You'd think a ninja would be ready for them though.

jkdbuck76
8/22/2009 9:26pm,
For what? They wanted his guns so they could sell them! Greed. He died because greedy little bastards want that which they have not worked for. I hope these douches swing.

cam4276
8/25/2009 3:19am,
[SIZE="4"]"Whoever did this caught him with his guard down," said Master Yusef Ali Abdullah, sensei at Staten Island Ninja Society in Elm Park, where Lee studied ninjitsu for nine years. "For them to get the drop on him . . . Whoever did this, they were cowards."


I thought catching people with their guard down was the goal of a ninja. They were hired assassins right?

Sri Hanuman
8/25/2009 6:31am,
I thought catching people with their guard down was the goal of a ninja. They were hired assassins right?

No you big silly.The phenomenon began sometime around the 50s as a result of the Japanese Jedi mind trick well played on the unsuspecting gaijin.

Ninjas were overweight men in their late 30s, hitting the midlife crisis (and all you can eat buffets) pretty damn hard. Then they got the idea to run around in black pajamas, swinging outdated Japanese weapons in a haphazard manner (the Japanese thought it looked really cute.) They made up a super secret mysterious history for each one of their basement clans (at this time purchases of Kodansha Japanese Dictionary skyrocketed, successfully inflating their stock.)

Some went as far as putting their super secret ancient unknowable arts on youtube, but only so it can remain all super secret, Japanese-y, and ninjatabulous.

Apparently, the only thing in the world that can kill a ninja is drunken hillbillies with guns. That's like an army of pirates, it seems...

Kovacs
8/25/2009 6:45am,
If he was a Ninja, what was with the gun collection?? Surely it should have been an array of deadly edged weapons.

Asriel
8/25/2009 7:26am,
They were for his training partners to use against him so he could practice his ninjamagic-smokebomb-grapplinghook escape

Sri Hanuman
8/25/2009 7:27am,
They were for his training partners to use against him so he could practice his ninjamagic-smokebomb-grapplinghook escape

And we all see how well that turned out. Lesson learned:
When larping, stick to compliant partners armed with styrofoam kusarigama and such.

brooklyn758
7/31/2010 7:12pm,
I thought this was a Martial Arts site. And that most here would be Martial Artist . But I seen some moronic comments that made me differ.
Sensei Lee was always on point and ready even at sleep for anything.

However when your around Friends and family ,it is no longer a priority.
He trusted and befriended with his neighbors son and friends . I heard he ever fed them and gave them shelter time to time . When they needed it.
I dont know detail of what happen. . But I knew Derrick. And for this to have happened he trusted them. If Derrick was at war ,A army would have no chance. He was the Elite . Best of the Best. The Sharing of his knowledge and giving person he was ..And the trust he gave his Friends and STUDENTS is what made this possible.
I just needed to address the "off gaurd" issue. I was under the impression that these guys were there frequently ,possibly students of his. 1 is his friends/Neighbor's Son. So he was comfortable with them around and giving his back to them.It was done from behind . Say the Detectives and he never knew it was coming.
I would like to thank this site for paying tribute to my late Teacher/Friend.
And even to the some of the Idiots for commenting. he deserves the attention and time of people . Even if they left a Moronic comment.
This MAn was a Great Man,the best MArtial Artist I ever knew about. And had so much to share and contribute to the Arts. There are not many Martial artists left who gave the level of dedication or can do what he did.
this man did not seek fame ,that is why he was an unknown amongst the arts mainstream. If he had ,the top names would have had no chance against him. And he would have told them exactly what he was about to do and how he was going to execute it . And they would have not been able to have done anything to stop it . HE was lightning Quick .Like no other ever seen. Im not exaggerating.The one who met him and witnessed his skills . Would agree. He was a unknown Bruce Lee. A extremnist ,who wanted to share his knowledge .
To the Great Sensei Derrick Lee. Your are MYAA Ryu Ninjitsu Do ,And will live in our system for ever. Rest In Peace my Friend, knowing this.
Chris
Ooshh

Snake Plissken
7/31/2010 7:55pm,
I thought this was a Martial Arts site. And that most here would be Martial Artist . But I seen some moronic comments that made me differ.
Sensei Lee was always on point and ready even at sleep for anything.

However when your around Friends and family ,it is no longer a priority.
He trusted and befriended with his neighbors son and friends . I heard he ever fed them and gave them shelter time to time . When they needed it.
I dont know detail of what happen. . But I knew Derrick. And for this to have happened he trusted them. If Derrick was at war ,A army would have no chance. He was the Elite . Best of the Best. The Sharing of his knowledge and giving person he was ..And the trust he gave his Friends and STUDENTS is what made this possible.
I just needed to address the "off gaurd" issue. I was under the impression that these guys were there frequently ,possibly students of his. 1 is his friends/Neighbor's Son. So he was comfortable with them around and giving his back to them.It was done from behind . Say the Detectives and he never knew it was coming.
I would like to thank this site for paying tribute to my late Teacher/Friend.
And even to the some of the Idiots for commenting. he deserves the attention and time of people . Even if they left a Moronic comment.
This MAn was a Great Man,the best MArtial Artist I ever knew about. And had so much to share and contribute to the Arts. There are not many Martial artists left who gave the level of dedication or can do what he did.
this man did not seek fame ,that is why he was an unknown amongst the arts mainstream. If he had ,the top names would have had no chance against him. And he would have told them exactly what he was about to do and how he was going to execute it . And they would have not been able to have done anything to stop it . HE was lightning Quick .Like no other ever seen. Im not exaggerating.The one who met him and witnessed his skills . Would agree. He was a unknown Bruce Lee. A extremnist ,who wanted to share his knowledge .
To the Great Sensei Derrick Lee. Your are MYAA Ryu Ninjitsu Do ,And will live in our system for ever. Rest In Peace my Friend, knowing this.
Chris
Ooshh

the sheer quantity of oxymorons in this post are breathtaking.

It is Fake
7/31/2010 8:12pm,
Sensei Lee was always on point and ready even at sleep for anything.


Vs.


However when your around Friends and family ,it is no longer a priority.

I'm not going to read any further because, you'll probably say some more embarrassing things. Please pay attention to the dates when you post, thank you.

brooklyn758
7/31/2010 9:47pm,
the sheer quantity of oxymorons in this post are breathtaking.
Your right about the imbeciles. 1 follow after your posting. I just found these comments ad this article. that is why i had to reply to remedy the ignorant .
My ignorance only asks questions. Its the Arrogant Ignorant ones that should remain silent. But they can't help advertising there stupidity. its humorous how one does not realize what a azz he makes himself look like.
You cant laugh at the retarded or mental disable. but you can at the ones who strive to become one . :eusa_thin
I have not seen this posting prior .And it is almost 1 year since his murder.
I just wanted to bring light on his true persona. I could not stay quiet and watch self-Ignorant cowards defame a dead man . My Friend was a hero . He save some lives in his life time. With his teachings and with his heroic actions. They went unknown . He did not stick around for the recognition from the media.
But the ones who he did help gave him much recognition and appreciation at his funeral.
Im sure more dumb statements will be made right after this .
For the those striving, i'll quote Forest Gump "Stupid is , What Stupid does".:XXeyeslam:XXeyeslam

Lu Tze
7/31/2010 10:47pm,
Stop rolling your face on the keyboard you fuckwit.

It's a tragedy this man died, especially under these circumstances. I'd much rather read that his assailants have been brought to justice, than read you wax lyrical about how he could take on an "army" in order to bolster your own limp ninjer dick (psst, he quite obviously couldn't take on an army).

So, what is it to be... will you honour his memory with tales of justice, or with flaccid dick waving?