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Slaying an afterthought to LR robbery, police say (Execution style murder in home invasion)
ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE ^ | BY JACOB QUINN SANDERS

Posted on 07/02/2009 5:56:48 AM PDT by DCBryan1

Slaying an afterthought to LR robbery, police say

Teens’ accounts of killing differ in affidavit

BY JACOB QUINN SANDERS ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE

All that the four teenage boys wanted to do, Little Rock police say, was rob the old man and scare him a little.

Killing him, police said, was an afterthought. According to an arrest warrant affidavit unsealed Wednesday, the four boys, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, met Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Eddy Lane and Lark Place in a quiet, older neighborhood just south of Base Line Road, just to hang out.

One asked if the others wanted to “hit a lick” — slang for a quick robbery — at a wellkept, two-story house at 4 Lark Place.

The accounts that three of the boys gave police were muddled from there. Two boys told detectives that they were the lookouts and didn’t go inside Maurice “Beau” Clark’s house. There is no agreement in the three boys’ accounts about who carried the rifle into the house or who was in the house when shots were fired.

Police say attackers forced their way into Clark’s house through a side door off the carport. Clark, 67, died after being shot in the head. Someone stole a flat-screen television and several guns from his house.

Within 15 minutes of the shooting, police found three youths running from a black Chevrolet Cavalier stolen from Clark’s house. Another youth, Antonio Demetrius Terry, 16, was arrested at 5 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex at Cantrell Road and Chenal Parkway, said detective Lt. Dana Jackson.

Little Rock District Judge Alice Lightle set bail at $1 million Wednesday morning for each of the three boys in custody at that time. All were charged as adults with capital murder, theft of property and fleeing in the case.

One of the boys identified the gunman as Terry, whom police arrested on a warrant charging him with aggravated robbery in a theft that occurred Tuesday before Clark’s death, according to the affidavit.

Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, a 45-year-old woman reported that a black male with a shotgun took her wallet after she had closed the gate to her driveway and got into her vehicle outside her home on Durham Drive. Fingerprints taken from her car identified Terry as the suspect, police said.

Terry was later charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery and theft of property in Clark’s death, said Sgt. Cassandra Davis, a police spokesman. He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Lightle’s courtroom.

A teenage boy taken into custody for questioning Tuesday afternoon was released that night after detectives determined that he was not involved in the Clark shooting and did not know the other three boys.

One by one Wednesday morning, the three teenage boys charged in Clark’s death — all cousins — stepped before Lightle, each wearing a charcoal-blue Pulaski County jail jumpsuit and in shackles.

The first was Thomas Caffrey, 16.
Then 14-year-old Mashaun Kendrick.
Craig Woods, 15, with tears tracking down his face, was last.
None spoke.

Kendrick’s mother and Woods’ mother sobbed loudly in the courtroom as the boys were led in and out by armed guards.

Caffrey’s mother did not attend the hearing.

“How you going to miss something like this and not support your child?” Kimberly Kendrick shouted into her cell phone outside the Little Rock District Court building, referring to Caffrey’s mother. “I can’t believe she’d do him like that.”

In an outfit that included a red button-down shirt and heels, Kendrick paced on the sidewalk with her hands at her temples.

“Man, a million dollars for the bail,” she said. “A million dollars. That means I got to put up $100,000. I can’t raise that. I can’t get that. What am I supposed to do?”

Before the hearing, public defender Joe Tobler warned Kimberly Kendrick and Woods’ mother, Sherrell McGee, not to discuss the case with their sons while they were in jail because the jail records all phone calls.

At the Pulaski County jail on Wednesday, the boys were three of 17 prisoners being held in a 36-capacity pod reserved for youthful offenders to keep them segregated from the adult population.

“We’re doing what we can to keep them separated,” sheriff’s office spokesman John Rehrauer said. “It’s unusual that we’d have this many involved in a case this serious.”

Of the accounts the boys gave to detectives, Woods’ offers the most detail.

Like Kendrick, Woods told police that he was a lookout, according to the affidavit. Kendrick said Caffrey carried the rifle, but Woods said Terry had it, according to the affidavit.

In Woods’ account, according to the affidavit, Terry cracked Clark in the face with the butt of the rifle.

“Mr. Woods stated that the victim fell to the ground and was bleeding,” detective Kevin Simpson wrote in the affidavit. “Mr. Woods stated that the victim then began asking them not to shoot him.”

Terry and Caffrey dragged Clark upstairs and repeatedly demanded money, Woods said in the affidavit. Again and again, Clark told them there was no money, Simpson wrote.

All four of the boys carried the television and Clark’s two guns out to the Cavalier, Woods said in the affidavit.

Caffrey said he went with the other boys to the house and went inside. He offered no further detail and said he did not know who fired the rifle.

Kendrick said in the affidavit that Caffrey, Woods and Terry were inside Clark’s house when he heard two gunshots. Woods told detectives that only Terry was inside when he heard two gunshots, according to the affidavit.

“Mr. Woods stated that he asked Mr. Terry if he shot him,” Simpson wrote, “and he stated that he just scared him.”

Information for this article was provided by Noel E. Oman of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


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KEYWORDS: arkansas; gangsta; hittinalick; keepingitreal; littlerock; teenmurderers; thugs; youts
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEVE KEESEE
Thomas Caffrey (from left), Mashaun Kendrick and Craig Woods sit in Little Rock District Court on Wednesday during their arraignment on capital murder charges in the death of Maurice “Beau” Clark, who was shot in his Lark Place home Tuesday.


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEVE KEESEE
Family members of teens charged with capital murder in a Little Rock slaying Tuesday react early Wednesday as the youths are escorted into and out of Little Rock District Court.

Link to late afternoon arrest of wanted teen: (UPDATE: Police arrest 4th suspect in deadly home invasion)

1 posted on 07/02/2009 5:56:49 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1
All that the four teenage boys wanted to do, Little Rock police say, was rob the old man and scare him a little.

Oh, ok, if that's "all" it was - heck, just boys having good clean fun.

2 posted on 07/02/2009 6:01:17 AM PDT by livius
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“How you going to miss something like this and not support your child?” Kimberly Kendrick shouted into her cell phone outside the Little Rock District Court building, referring to Caffrey’s mother. “I can’t believe she’d do him like that.”

Maybe Caffrey's mother is the only rational one in the entire crew.

3 posted on 07/02/2009 6:01:45 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DCBryan1

Too bad that none of them can get the hot shot.Would it be wrong for me to pray that they each get a little “jailhouse justice” soon after their conviction?


4 posted on 07/02/2009 6:03:01 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: DCBryan1
"four teenage boys"

The needle and gurney for these vermin.

5 posted on 07/02/2009 6:04:21 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of the American Liberal never ceases to amaze me.)
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To: gitmogrunt
The needle and gurney for these vermin.

Can't do it.SCOTUS....age.

6 posted on 07/02/2009 6:05:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: DCBryan1
Once again the old Russian system of justice should prevail. A bullet to the back of the heads of these “chilrun” and then charge the relatives for the bullet. It is time to flush pieces of sh*t like the down the toilet.
7 posted on 07/02/2009 6:05:54 AM PDT by Dmitry Vukicevich (Well at least I am smarter than 63,250,000 Americans)
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To: Gay State Conservative
No, its not wrong. Citizens here in Little Rock are outraged at these cretins.

IMHO they are defective products and should be recycled immediately to their manufacturer.

8 posted on 07/02/2009 6:05:57 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1
There is no agreement in the three boys’ accounts about who carried the rifle into the house or who was in the house when shots were fired.

I hope Arkansas has a felony murder law.

If it does, it doesn't matter who pulled the trigger, they're all guilty of the murder.

9 posted on 07/02/2009 6:06:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Yes, I thot the same — she was sane, to avoid the hearing. How about the ‘mom’ whining that she couldn’t post bail. Yes, ma’am, that is what it is all about. Best thing you could do, for all of us, is leave him to rot in there.


10 posted on 07/02/2009 6:06:12 AM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: DCBryan1

I wonder what it feels like to kill somebody?

Just an afterthought.

Well: He found out, now he should be executed himself, but of course that wont happen.


11 posted on 07/02/2009 6:07:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: DCBryan1
Holy Crap! Who would have believed it!? These guys are black! I thought when Obama was elected that his hope and change would prevent this from happening. After all, he is the black Messiah!

So let's see, they're now HOPING they don't get the electric chair, and the CHANGE is that they're all about to become prison bitches for a guy named BRUNO! Yeah,that's working!

12 posted on 07/02/2009 6:07:17 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Dmitry Vukicevich

first the should be this. duh


13 posted on 07/02/2009 6:07:33 AM PDT by Dmitry Vukicevich (Well at least I am smarter than 63,250,000 Americans)
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To: DCBryan1

We don’t use the death penalty nearly enough in this country.


14 posted on 07/02/2009 6:08:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: DCBryan1

No Daddies present. Single mothers are saints, don't you know?

15 posted on 07/02/2009 6:08:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: DCBryan1

In a just world, they would be dead already!


16 posted on 07/02/2009 6:09:08 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Little Rock District Judge Alice Lightle set bail at $1 million Wednesday morning for each of the three boys in custody at that time. All were charged as adults with capital murder, theft of property and fleeing in the case.

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Terry was later charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery and theft of property in Clark’s death, said Sgt. Cassandra Davis, a police spokesman. He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Lightle’s courtroom.

Looks like you got your wish. This sort of case is a big part of the reason many States passed "felony murder" statutes.

17 posted on 07/02/2009 6:09:51 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: livius

If they had been elsewhere doing something constructive this would not have happened.

If they had been elsewhere and NOT BREAKING INTO SOMEONE ELSE’S HOME “JUST FOR FUN” THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

How would they have liked it if someone had done the same thing to their mothers or other family membes??????

They had NO RIGHT to break into this home.
They had NO RIGHT to hit him with the butt of the gun.
This was NOT their home.
They had NO RIGHT to be in it without being invited.
They BROKE into the home. That was NOT THEIR RIGHT TO DO.

They MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD AN OLD MAN.
That was NOT THEIR RIGHT TO TAKE A LIFE FOR FUN.

They should spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
This was not stealing candy from a stor.

This was home invasion
Injury
MURDER of a helpless old man
Running from the scene of the crime
Stealing the man’s car.

This was WRONG!
They did the crime...now they should do the time.

I feel sad for their mothers but...it is time this kind of thing STOPS. You do NOT just break into someone’s home and KILL THEM! You do NO

My verdict: Guilty

God rest the soul of this man. Can you even begin to imagine the fear and horror he must have felt and experienced at the hands of these criminals????

This madness has to stop. I hope justice is served and served well. They took a soul from this earth and his family and those who loved him. They had NO RIGHT!!!


18 posted on 07/02/2009 6:09:52 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I hope Arkansas has a felony murder law. We do.

They shot him after admitting that he begged for his life.

It was a relief that the judge charged them ALL as adults and we do follow the felony-murder doctrine as based on the Model Penal Code methinks.

Most likely, the two lookouts will testify against the two who entered the house and get 2nd degree murder, 20-40 years (out in 8 with good behavior) IOT get a capital murder conviction on the triggerman.

Honestly, I say hang all 4 in central square on the 4th of July as a deterrant. If we start treating criminals with the same swiftness and violence as they dealt upon their victims, crime would plummet.

19 posted on 07/02/2009 6:10:24 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1
In an outfit that included a red button-down shirt and heels, Kendrick paced on the sidewalk with her hands at her temples. “Man, a million dollars for the bail,” she said. “A million dollars. That means I got to put up $100,000. I can’t raise that. I can’t get that. What am I supposed to do?”

I'll wager that it was mothers like that that played a bog role in this.That and the likelihood that the fathers disappeared about 5 minutes after conception.

20 posted on 07/02/2009 6:10:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Dmitry Vukicevich

Agree.

We have become far too civilized, and that is now being used against honest, hard working people.


21 posted on 07/02/2009 6:11:26 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: bboop

What has had me perplexed for quite a while (not just in this case) is the question of “Why are people accused of violent crimes, murder in this case, even allowed the option of ‘getting out on bail’?”.


22 posted on 07/02/2009 6:14:07 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How’s that Hopey Changey thing working out for you ladies ?


23 posted on 07/02/2009 6:15:14 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: DCBryan1
No, its not wrong. Citizens here in Little Rock are outraged at these cretins.

And with very good reason.

IMHO they are defective products and should be recycled immediately to their manufacturer.

I'm not saying that I *agree* with the SCOTUS's decision but it *is* the law of the land.As I said earlier,maybe they'll get a little (or a lot of) jailhouse justice.

24 posted on 07/02/2009 6:15:40 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: DCBryan1

Get rid of them.


25 posted on 07/02/2009 6:15:45 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: DCBryan1

Amish youngsters gone bad ... what's the world coming to? [/sarc off

26 posted on 07/02/2009 6:18:14 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: Doc Savage
These guys are black!

And the guy they killed was white. Maybe they'll get charged with a hate crime, too. HAHAHAHAHA, I crack myself up sometimes!

27 posted on 07/02/2009 6:25:05 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Sidebar Moderator; Admin Moderator
What am I missing? This is on the front page of Arkansas' only state-wide paper....why moved to local news only?

Why was crime/corruption removed? Looks like crime to me.

Why was it removed from news/activism?

Just wondering what your rationale is...and could you post links on the criteria for the sidebars? Thanks!

DCB

28 posted on 07/02/2009 6:44:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1
should be recycled immediately

do it the old fashioned way.

29 posted on 07/02/2009 6:46:21 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga

Don’t worry about it....no one wants to hear what a state newspaper has to say about an alarming trend in the south with teens and murder.....apparently mods want to recycle this type of crime to a Chat thread.....(where threads go to die).....


30 posted on 07/02/2009 6:49:35 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The moms are probably more upset that their welfare checks will go down.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

31 posted on 07/02/2009 6:49:51 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: DCBryan1
“How you going to miss something like this and not support your child?” Kimberly Kendrick shouted into her cell phone outside the Little Rock District Court building, referring to Caffrey’s mother. “I can’t believe she’d do him like that.”

In an outfit that included a red button-down shirt and heels, Kendrick paced on the sidewalk with her hands at her temples.

“Man, a million dollars for the bail,” she said. “A million dollars. That means I got to put up $100,000. I can’t raise that. I can’t get that. What am I supposed to do?”

Two things on the above paragraph:

One:) I would not support my child either if he had robbed and murdered some old guy. I would probably show up in court but I would never "support" him.

Two:)What is this mother supposed to do if she can't raise bail? Simple, leave him in jail. At least he won't be killing any more old men before he goes to trial.

32 posted on 07/02/2009 6:58:37 AM PDT by calex59
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To: DCBryan1

When Sharpton, Jackson and the Congressional Black Caucus starts whining about “reparations,” they should be presented with the bill that the USA has paid for the feeding, education, trials and incarcerations of African-Americans since the Civil War, along with the death count inflicted on our society for which they should pay restitution.


33 posted on 07/02/2009 7:01:32 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: livius
All that the four teenage boys wanted to do, Little Rock police say, was rob the old man and scare him a little.

Oh, ok, if that's "all" it was - heck, just boys having good clean fun.

You know they are lying their tails off anyway. They thought if they said they didn't kill him but "the other guy did" and that they didn't mean it, they wouldn't be charged with murder. I guess these geniuses have never heard of the Capital murder laws.

34 posted on 07/02/2009 7:06:31 AM PDT by calex59
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I’ve seen that look before (the guy on the left...Caffrey). It means, “You’re next.” It doesn’t matter how this trial turns out at all. None of them can be executed per the Supreme Court’s ruling.


35 posted on 07/02/2009 7:06:56 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: tx_eggman

They look like Acorn Census workers.


36 posted on 07/02/2009 7:16:25 AM PDT by Wahoo82
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To: Red in Blue PA
Come on now! These little boys are still children. After all they are brought up to hate whitey, and it seems only right that whitey should me made to pay for their suffering. his segregation forced the fathers to abandon them, much as big O’s father abandoned him. Beginning with slavery, these poor babies have been persecuted life long.
No wonder they struck out.
A hundred hours community service sounds about right, which is what they will probly get.
barbra ann
37 posted on 07/02/2009 7:17:01 AM PDT by barb-tex (I bet Teddy wishes Palin would disappear.)
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To: bang_list; DaveLoneRanger
Ping: Homeowner had loaded revolver on bedstand, loaded shotgun in closet and didn't grab them first. Totally suprised and shot execution style after begging for his life in daylight home invasion robbery/homicide BY TEENAGERS.

Lesson learned!

38 posted on 07/02/2009 8:07:24 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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I don't understand it unless the AMs are getting on the standard media bandwagon of hiding the fact that most violent criminal activity originates with black 'youts'
39 posted on 07/02/2009 8:17:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: cubreporter

This was just a self help case in redistributing wealth. Most liberals endorse wealth redistribution and will therefore declare this killing is justified.


40 posted on 07/02/2009 8:29:07 AM PDT by monocle
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To: from occupied ga

Mods might as well just yank threads like this and post “You are a bunch of tea-bagging, racists, rednecks /jeanine garaofolo”


41 posted on 07/02/2009 8:32:11 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ( Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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Homeowner had loaded revolver on bedstand, loaded shotgun in closet and didn't grab them first.

Loud noises are always investigated by yrs truly with one of the following

Usually #1 (if I'm downstairs when the noise happens) or # 2. So far I've discovered a broken platter that slid out of a kitchen cabinet from being precariously balanced and more than one very surprised possum that was knocking over things on the deck while trying to raid the fat trap on my grill and more that one house cat doing the same as the possum. With the possums and cats I traded the firearm for a broom. On one occasion deer had tipped over and broken a rather large planter.

42 posted on 07/02/2009 8:33:39 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: monocle

God forgive them. This was truly a hate crime like ALL crimes are hate crimes. God is watching...God is the ultimate Judge.


43 posted on 07/02/2009 10:14:04 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: monocle

Notice the article said one of the young men had tears in his eyes going into the courtroom. Hmmmmm, I wonder if the old gentleman who could not fight back against three young, strong fellas had tears in HIS eyes as he was being butted with a gun and then murdered????? Oh, guess that doesn’t count. This case is horrendous and punishment is justified. I don’t mean death... but they should go to jail for life.


44 posted on 07/02/2009 10:16:05 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: DCBryan1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2284085/posts?page=59#59


45 posted on 07/02/2009 10:21:00 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: cubreporter

Tears will be streaming down my cheeks when the mothers start telling us how good their little boys are.


46 posted on 07/02/2009 10:27:41 AM PDT by monocle
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“Man, a million dollars for the bail,” she said. “A million dollars. That means I got to put up $100,000. I can’t raise that. I can’t get that. What am I supposed to do?”

Well, letting the little SOB rot is a feasible option. I'd kick in for bail but I don't have change for a penny.

47 posted on 07/02/2009 10:28:15 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: cubreporter
Notice the article said one of the young men had tears in his eyes going into the courtroom

He beed cryn cause he got caught and was feeling sorry for himself (ie the only person he is capable of feeling sorry for)

48 posted on 07/02/2009 10:48:16 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
And the guy they killed was white. Maybe they'll get charged with a hate crime, too. HAHAHAHAHA, I crack myself up sometimes!

Hate crimes are not typically a separate crime- the "hate" aspect just increases the potential punishment for the underlying crime. Seeing as these guys are all charged with capital murder, there's really no way to escalate the severity of the charge- capital murder is as high as it gets.

Anyway, for there to be a hate crime aspect, the prosecution needs to show that the victim was targetted due to his race or whatever. That doesn't seem to be the case here.

49 posted on 07/02/2009 10:54:38 AM PDT by Blackacre
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To: DCBryan1

It was a relief that the judge charged them ALL as adults and we do follow the felony-murder doctrine as based on the Model Penal Code methinks.
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The judge doesn’t “charge” defendants as adults, the prosecutor makes that decision. Once their charges are filed by the prosecutor in adult circuit court, the defense can file a motion for the adult circuit court judge to transfer the case to the juvenile division of circuit court. Then there will be a juvenile transfer hearing where the defense has to show good reason for the case to be transferred & the State can offer any evidence why it should not. And I’m sure the media will be present at that hearing :)


50 posted on 07/02/2009 1:34:43 PM PDT by RebekahT ("Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem." -- Ronald Reagan)
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