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Former Angell Job Corps Student Confesses to Murder

-from The Central Oregonian

Read the article here:

“Prineville resident Troy Culver, 40, was indicted in Lincoln County Circuit Court Wednesday morning on murder and manslaughter charges stemming from a 20-year-old incident.

The indictment is the result of a reopened investigation into the disappearance of 16-year-old Puyallup, Wash. resident Walter Ackerson Jr.

In 1990, Culver was enrolled at Angell Job Corps in Yachats, Ore. Angell Job Corps is a residential education center that provides vocational training for economically-disadvantaged youth.”

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7 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. Nancy says:

    My significant other’s Son-in-Laws brother was murdered by an Oneonta Job Corps student on Main Street in Oneonta New York. Many of these students are angry people, the Job corps may have been thier only option other than jail. They DO NOT get at the Oneonta Job Corps anyway the type of overseeing or CONTROL that they need to change a criminal mindset. All Job Corps should be shut down, it is abuse, misuse of tax payer funds, nothing really good comes out of the program. Administrators LIE to keep their jobs, as the higher administrators are paid more than they could get in a private sector job. Because they are paid more than what they are worth. The program does not produce ENOUGH of anything valuable to make it worthwhile to spend they money they spend on it in this ECONOMY. PUT THE JOB CORPS PROGRAM ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK AND CHOP IT NOW.

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    • TwistedDorothy says:

      Nancy, no one died in front of Sal’s. There was a fight that broke out at the nearby bar, and this ended up in a stabbing. Both individuals were college students from NYC who studied at SUCO. Please get your facts straight.

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      • Nancy says:

        YOU ARE WRONG, THIS HAPPENED SOME YEARS AGO. AND THE PERSON I AM SPEAKING ABOUT DID DIE. I KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE. THE PERSON WHO DID THE STABBING HAD BEEN A JOB CORPS STUDENT IN ONEONTA AND WENT TO PRISON. HE NOW LIVES IN ALBANY NEW YORK, AND JUST GOT OUT, IT HAPPENED MANY YEARS AGO. THE FAMILY HAD TO BE NOTIFIED THAT HE WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON, AND WAS ON THE STREET AGAIN.

        You get your FACTS straight, this happened many years ago, the fight started in a pizza place on main street Oneonta, not a BAR. And the stabbing was fatal to the person involved. I know his brother, that man LOST his ONLY brother because of it.

        I’m assuming you still work for OJC, and that is why you are being Solicitize of your feelings about the place, believe me I talk to MANY MANY PEOPLE IN ONEONTA. THEY DO NOT SHARE YOUR LOVE OF THE ONEONTA JOB CORPS. IT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.

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    • R. Walker says:

      Nancy, I have to disagree with you. Job Corps does a lot of good. And many people have befitted from their experiences at Job Corps. I was at Angell in 92-93′ I went there because I was a teen father selling pot to scrape by. Not a real hard luck story but I could have gone down a different path if not for the Job Corps.

      I believe the experience did me a lot of good. I went on to own and operate a successful construction company that is still in business today (though I sold it a few years back) Jobs Corps probably saved me from becoming a worse criminal than I had been prior to going. I learned team work and leadership skills that helped me become successful in my career

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      • Nancy says:

        I’m glad for you that you have done well in life. The figures and percentages or actual number of students who succeed after job corps are way to low for the program to have value. BUT THERE IS A RARE PERSON WHO DOES WELL. YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE.

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  2. Howard says:

    Interesting that on this site there is an account of a murder committed by Angell Job Corps students and another account of an attempted murder by an employee of the center ten yrs later. What other Job Corps center has that kind of history? Yes, Job Corps students have murdered other people, but usually not while they are students at a center. This center sounds like a magnet for psychopaths.

    Also interesting, is the fact that the center never reported the student missing, even though he was a minor at the time, until weeks later. This student was AWOL and was not designated as such until the next morning when he was listed as not being present at bed-check. It was too late by that time. However, he did not have a pass to leave center and should have been noted as off-center almost immediately because most dorms have meetings in the evening hrs. Sometimes two meetings: one right before or after dinner, and one before bed-time and lights out. Attendance is taken at those times for student accountability purposes. If people are missing, then a search should have been made. His life might have been saved.

    Also, the staff who should have known something was amiss, were, in my opinion, highly negligent. They sound like a group of incompetents who were not aware of this population’s penchant for this kind of trouble, and in particular, were unaware of advanced indicators that were probably “out there” regarding the murderers.

    They were probably not too street smart in their questioning of these and other students – if they ever did question anybody. In a Job Corps center, staff have to keep their eyes and ears open and have relationships with students who can give them information when it is needed. Staff on this center were just covering up for themselves, by not reporting him missing and giving conflicting information to his family.

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    • R. Walker says:

      Well I am a former student of Angell (graduated 1993) when i was there there were weekly meetings in the evenings not daily meeting. I do not disagree that the child’s absence should have been reported to the police, as he was a minor and without pass to leave, it is concievable that no one missed him untill bed-check.

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