Skip to comments.Fla. teen gets life for murdering British tourists
Posted on 03/28/2012 6:55:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida teenager received a life sentence Wednesday after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two young British tourists last April, a case that generated blaring tabloid headlines in the U.K. press.
Shawn Tyson, 17, sat stone-faced as the jury's verdict was read and as two friends of the victims spoke angrily about the crime.
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Is that a hate crime, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee?
Funny, wasn’t big news here.
Oh, didn’t fit the victim narrative, Brian and Wolfie ignore that stuff.
This crime calls for the death penalty.............within 48 hours.
Too bad that’s all he got.
Just another homeboy that could have been the son of BO, our white African American president . . .
Justice for James & James!!! I am James and James!!
Hmmm... not a mention on his or the victims' colors.
Another Son of Obama doin his thang!
if Obama had a son...........would he look like...
And to think those two white guys didn’t even have Hoodies on! NOR WERE THEY ROBBED, SO....
Where is the outrage! Where are the screams of “hate crime!”
Shawn, Have a good time with Bubba.
Prison doesn’t frighten someone like this. Now wait for all the cries of racism by libs. Has CNN shown pictures of him when he was 5 years old yet?
AP is crap “news”.
“Oh look, I’ll post a news story on FR using the worst possible news source with the least information.”
“This crime calls for the death penalty.............within 48 hours.”
I agree. Unfortunately, I understand that the death penalty is not allowed in Florida for those under age 18.
Since he’s under age 18, the State should probably provide him with an initial supply of Vaseline and lip-softener—he’s going to need a lot of both. Since this guy looks like Obama’s son would look (if Obama had a son) perhaps Obama could provide him some from his left-over supplies from when he was a younger butt-boy?
EXACTLY! That son-of-Obama should have got what he gave.
17 yr old? O Lawdy NO! He jus’ a chile!
Did either of the murderers look like he could be Obama’s son?
He is definitely of the predator class. However, if he is not the top predator in prison, he should be frightened to the inner core of his soul and body.
Now thats funny!
“However, if he is not the top predator in prison, he should be frightened to the inner core of his soul and body.”
Even if he is the toughest POS on the planet he needs to worry about his soul.
Someone who can summon infinite power, in the blink of an eye is in charge of that.
This guy is in the class of killers the other prisoners will view as a real threat. Eventually he will kill another prisoner, a guard, a visitor ~
In my best Gomer Pyle voice....
CITIZENS ARREST! CITIZENS ARREST!
If my math is correct, at 16, the poor child couldn't possibly have been guilty.
No phone call or news conference from the 'Bammer?
Due to a US Supreme Court decision states aren't allowed to sentence any criminal under the age of 18 who commits a capital crime to death.
Witnesses testified that Tyson told them he saw two "crackers" - his phrase for white people - walking through the neighborhood and that he intended to rob them. The tourists said they didn't have any money and begged Tyson to let them go home. The men also told Tyson that they were lost.
"Since you ain't got no money, then I have something for your ass," Tyson recounted to a witness, then added that he shot the men several times.
The tourists' bodies were found shirtless on the street and their baggy pants were pulled down to their thighs. Both men still had their wallets and did in fact have money; Cooper also had a cellphone and camera in his pants pocket. Authorities later found that Kouzaris' blood alcohol level was 0.243 and Cooper's was 0.214 - well past Florida's legal limit for intoxication when driving, which is 0.08.
Really? The biggest racist ever, to hold this seat(POTUS) will not apologize to anyone who is w!ite. A dirty word “Bro”.
Murder in the first degree, he should hang.
Now our tax dollars will support him the
rest of his life.
Life in prison, guess that’ll teach him...../S
‘She told the court that Tyson had told her one of the tourists cried for his life as his friend was shot and was then gunned down too.
She said Tyson claimed to have told the victims that since they did not have any money, he had ‘something for your a$$’.
Disgusting POS. Should have been given the death penalty.