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Seattle teen kills man for cellphone then complains the device is too cheap: cops
NY Daily News ^ | 3/6/14 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN /

Posted on 03/07/2014 5:56:25 AM PST by jimbo123

A Seattle teen shot and killed a man for his cellphone — then went to a friend’s house and complained the stolen gizmo wasn’t nice enough, police say.

Byron White, 17, now faces charges as an adult for killing David Peterson last month in the Washington city’s Greenwood neighborhood.

White was on the lam for a week after the shooting until cops caught up to him at the airport last weekend as the boy tried to board a flight to Atlanta, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

“David Peterson went out for a walk around the neighborhood after dinner and never returned, ” King County prosecuting attorney Dan Satterberg said in a statement. “He was a random victim from a chance encounter with a dangerous young man. That the evidence shows he was murdered for his cellphone by a teenager with a gun makes this all the more tragic and senseless.”

The Ballard High School student approached Peterson, 54, around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and punched him in the head in a robbery attempt, the Post-Intelligencer reported.

Peterson fought back and went to a parking lot, where he called 911 to report the attempted theft. But as Peterson spoke, he saw White coming back for him and warned the dispatcher his attacker was returning.

The dispatcher heard Peterson tell his alleged attacker that he was not going to hand over the phone when the line suddenly went dead, the newspaper reported.

Responding officers found Peterson dead, shot once in the chest. The suspect had fled the scene, but cops found one 9-mm. bullet casing on scene.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: byronwhite; crime; davidpeterson; seattle
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1 posted on 03/07/2014 5:56:25 AM PST by jimbo123
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If Obama had a son...


2 posted on 03/07/2014 5:57:48 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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Cane him then wash his bleeding ass with salt water.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 5:58:22 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: jimbo123

I think that says it all.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 6:00:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jimbo123
If convicted, the callous killer faces up to 35 years in prison.

WTF?

First Degree Murder gets you 35 years in Washington State?

5 posted on 03/07/2014 6:00:43 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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Put the trigger down.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 6:02:02 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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And the governor of WA just suspended the death penalty.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 6:03:43 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Ahhh, there is that word “teen” again


8 posted on 03/07/2014 6:03:43 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: WayneS

Convicted?

The homicidal maniac will get offers from Holder
to work in the DO”J” and an offer from the DNC
for Judgeship in another state.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 6:04:40 AM PST by Diogenesis
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First Degree Murder gets you 35 years in Washington State?

He could be out in 15, This sounds like a death penalty case to me instead.

10 posted on 03/07/2014 6:04:42 AM PST by verga
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To: jimbo123

Older white dude was the victim, who would have guessed?


11 posted on 03/07/2014 6:04:59 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: NRA1995

BINGO! We have a winner!


12 posted on 03/07/2014 6:05:08 AM PST by baddog 219
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And just think - at 17 this monster is too young for the death penalty. At the very least, he will be a threat to other inmates and prison guards for the rest of his life.
They should make the death penalty apply down 14 - at a minimum!


13 posted on 03/07/2014 6:05:45 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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My son had a similar experience except fortunately he was not killed but severely beaten. It amazed me at the time that the bad guy continued to use the phone. I was in such shock that it took me about 36 hours to realize I could contact my provider and shut down the phone but in that time I was able to get all the phone calls he had made and give that information to the police. The phone was never recovered and I don’t know whether the cops used it to locate him but they did and at the time he was, I believe, also wanted for questioning for an armed robbery of a quickie mart. The bad guys girl left her phone and we got a lot of information off of it too.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 6:06:50 AM PST by Mercat
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Another proud member of Obama’s civilian army.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 6:06:52 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: dsrtsage
Ahhh, there is that word “teen” again

Well of course, you must realize that people murdered by "teens" aren't as dead as those murdered by adults, and that you wouldn't want a "teen" to be executed or spend his whole life in jail for one little tiny "mistake" would you?

16 posted on 03/07/2014 6:07:02 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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oh, good, his pants are down, the boys in prison will appreciate that. rme


17 posted on 03/07/2014 6:07:08 AM PST by tioga
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Greenwood?! Yikes. They’ve broken out!


18 posted on 03/07/2014 6:09:14 AM PST by cuban leaf
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Poster child for the death penalty. They should publicly hang his sorry ass.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 6:10:07 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: trapped_in_LA

20 posted on 03/07/2014 6:12:26 AM PST by jimbo123
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