Skip to comments.Teen who hit 66-year-old pizza man with baseball bat won't stand trial as an adult (Ft Worth TX )
Posted on 01/09/2010 9:04:49 AM PST by Dubya
FORT WORTH Fred Rein used the tips he earned delivering pizzas to help people, whether paying for a pizza for a financially strapped family or a young mothers electricity bill.
But on Oct. 3, authorities say the 66-year-old Fort Worth man encountered a 16-year-old boy intent on stealing money from Rein.
On a friends phone, the teen later told police, he called Dominos Pizza, gave the false name Joseph and placed an order for four pizzas, cheesy sticks and two bottles of soda. He provided an address on Bessie Street, a house where he used to live and now knew to be vacant. Then he and three friends walked to a park across the street from the house and watched and waited.
When the deliveryman arrived, the teens approached and demanded the pizza. When Rein laughed, the teen later told investigators, he hit the man with an aluminum baseball bat.
Prosecutors Amy Mills and Tim Bednarz sought to have the teen certified as an adult, pointing to his lack of remorse for the attack, which left Rein with a permanent brain injury. He is still hospitalized in a rehabilitation facility.
"He may be 16 but this was a cold, calculated, premeditated attack on an innocent victim," Mills told state District Judge Jean Boyd.
Boyd, however, denied prosecutors request, siding with defense attorneys Chad Lee and Jonathan Simpson, who had argued that the teen had not yet been afforded the counseling services and treatment programs that are available in the juvenile system. They had also pointed out that a psychological exam raised concerns about the teens maturity and sophistication.
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During Fridays hearing, robbery Detective E. C. Pate testified that the teen laughed and giggled when a magistrate read the charge being levied against him and took offense when he was referred in legal documents as a “child.”
“He didnt feel that he was a child,” Pate testified.
By the time you’re 16 and planning premeditated violent robberies, you’re a guilty adult, and a future Democrat.
Where do you breed assholes like defense attorneys Chad Lee and Jonathan Simpson? THEY should be tried...
Had Mr. Rein been a member of my family there would be four well-ventilated teeangers.
Indeed, population decrease by 4.
Satan can be seen throughout this story.
I often agree but that is not our system of justice. Ours is an adversarial systems rather than one designed to find the truth no matter what. The advocates of our system say it is the best way to find the truth.
I’d bet we’re all thinking the same thing:’another aspiring rap star trying to turn his life around.’
I get so tired of this crap I could hurl.
Any pictures of the judge, the perp and the victim?
Hey!!!!! I just realized something!! Mr Rein’s alive!! :)
This story could be worse.
Gee, might there be a RACAL COMPONENT to the story??? Any of U locals know?
This kid should be under detention until he is 18, at which time transfer this POS to a prison for a few years.
They had also pointed out that a psychological exam raised concerns about the teens maturity and sophistication.
How much maturity and sophistication does it take to bash a 66 year old man in he face with a ball bat?
“I often agree but that is not our system of justice. “
I understand the “legal system” thanks...but it has no relationship to justice anymore. They already said they did it///put them away, because these savage little prcks will be beating someone elses head in next month, when they get released into “treatment>”
There is not enough money on the planet for me to try to get these bstrds back on the street. And anyone who would be diligent in making it happen should...I won’t say it.
“The teens probation officer, Lupita Martinez, provided a glimpse into the teens home life and past criminal history during the hearing.
In 2007, the teen was sentenced to one year of probation for throwing bricks from a bridge onto oncoming traffic.
In September, he was accused of resisting arrest for scuffling with an officer at school but was not prosecuted in lieu of the robbery case.
Martinez said the teens mom works two jobs to support her family and his father is in prison. As a result, the boy is frequently left alone and often would not attend school, she said.
Since his detainment, the teen has been at times disrespectful and disruptive, once flooding his room and recently being caught with two screws in his room that he described as a “shank.”
Martinez said he has also reportedly discussed wanting to escape and said she has concerns that he is a danger to the community.
Throughout the hearing, the teens hands were handcuffed and attached to a belt around his waist.”
Exactly. And THAT fact alone should be the determining factor as to whether to try this animal as a adult, or a child.