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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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: WayneS
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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: WayneS

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

Greenwood?! Yikes. They’ve broken out!


18 posted on 03/07/2014 6:09:14 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

censorship keeps me from a proper response, so make up your own.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 6:12:35 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Mercat

How awful for your son. I hope he is ok now.

We had a similar case here in Pgh where two gang bangers who were still in high school attacked a guy with a concrete block and stole his phone. Fortunately, they were so dumb they used it to upload photos of themselves in the HS, and the victim was able to see this through his photo account somehow. That’s how the cops tracked them down.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 6:14:22 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: jimbo123

Stupid is as stupid does.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 6:14:53 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: jimbo123

Another budding Trayvon. I hope he wears his pants around his ass like that in jail so they know he is ready for gay sex


24 posted on 03/07/2014 6:15:34 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Most devices allow all photos to be linked to all devices. I have to point that out to my clients when they send their children to the other parent with a tablet, phone, etc. No privacy unless you ask for it.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 6:17:06 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Carry me back

Sad someone had to die. Glad another one is off the streets though. He’ll make a nice little boy in prison


26 posted on 03/07/2014 6:17:12 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for posting this.

I’ve seen enough pictures of the criminal.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 6:17:35 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Carry me back
Glad another one is off the streets though

Not permanently. The average time served for murder in the USA is 71 months

28 posted on 03/07/2014 6:20:53 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: jimbo123
This is very sad, and no one should have to put up with being assaulted as they go about their lives. However, the animals are out there, and assaults are a fact of life pretty much everywhere.

Based on the description of this particular incident, it appears the outcome could have been VERY different if Mr. Peterson had taken measures to provide for his own protection.

29 posted on 03/07/2014 6:23:30 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: jimbo123

A culture created by years of Democrat welfare and giveaway programs.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 6:28:02 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: WayneS



31 posted on 03/07/2014 6:31:34 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: from occupied ga

Do you have any statistics from this millennia?

That report is from 1993 or thereabouts.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 6:33:18 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

Sorry, 1995.

Same millennia though.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 6:34:03 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: dsrtsage

> Ahhh, there is that word “teen” again

You don’t even have to guess the race anymore. Yeah I’m racist towards thugs that beat down, lie, cheat, and steal. I think people should embrace being called a racist if its prejudice directed at evil. From here on out I will embrace it as a badge of honor.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 6:34:56 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: NRA1995
Then hang him.
35 posted on 03/07/2014 6:34:59 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: WayneS
different if Mr. Peterson had taken measures to provide for his own protection.

Where are the loud mouthy black "activists" and their sychophantic media screaming outrage over the death of Peterson? Is dee revin Jackasson out there somewhere? How about dee revin Al?

36 posted on 03/07/2014 6:38:40 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: WayneS

What? You think it’s changed significantly in the last 20 years? If it has it’s probably gotten shorter.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 6:40:26 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: jimbo123
An Obama son already scheduled for an Obama pardon and release.
38 posted on 03/07/2014 6:47:32 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: jimbo123
That the evidence shows he was murdered for his
cellphone by a teenager with a gun makes this
all the more tragic and senseless.”
oh!..perhaps he should've used knitting needles, an hockey stick or brick..fists
the guy died, didn't matter what the weapon was.This "feral" et.al. should be tried and
if convicted should drawn & quartered..then hoisted on a petard to feed to the birds..
then send the parent(s) the bill...make "the feral" fear the populace @ large..get medieval.

39 posted on 03/07/2014 6:49:14 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: jimbo123

I thought Zimmerman took this parasite out...


40 posted on 03/07/2014 6:56:31 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: from occupied ga

I don’t know. But I’d like to see some actual statistics. As cynical as I am, I’m not willing to simply assume actual incarceration rates have remained static or gotten shorter

Over the last twenty years, sentences of ‘Life Without Parole’ for murderers have increased significantly in many States. Not the usual liberal bastions, of course, but I’d be interested in knowing if there has been any real shifts in the national averages.

I’ll see what I can find if you will...


41 posted on 03/07/2014 6:56:56 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: skinkinthegrass

Ferals are out there. Be aware...carry.


42 posted on 03/07/2014 6:58:21 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
thanks, always am..carry an cane..and i'm trained w/it
for 20 yrs, am very receptive to the Springfield XHD.
when i hit 'em, they'll scream for the ELOs/ambulance.

43 posted on 03/07/2014 7:04:37 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: from occupied ga

I found this:

http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2045

The information is not laid out as simply as the 1995 report you posted, but the 2009 data seems to indicate significantly longer median prison times for convicted murderers than reported in 1995. It’s going to take a bit of time for me to determine whether any of this data can be validly compared to the 1995 report, and I cannot do it right now, but I thought I’d post the link just in case you are interested.

PS - The longer incarceration times indicated by this data are STILL not long enough, in my opinion.


44 posted on 03/07/2014 7:05:47 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS
2009 Average is up for all violent crimes, but no breakout for murder
45 posted on 03/07/2014 7:07:21 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: jimbo123

Pathetic piece of humanity.

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46 posted on 03/07/2014 7:12:22 AM PST by Mears
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To: from occupied ga

Thanks!

That looks like interesting stuff. Especially since it’s state-by-state


47 posted on 03/07/2014 7:12:33 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: from occupied ga
Where are the loud mouthy black "activists" and their sychophantic media screaming outrage over the death of Peterson?

Peterson was only white, and therefore disposable. Now, when someone like Trayvon dies, he's so very, very precious we should all be in mourning.

48 posted on 03/07/2014 7:14:35 AM PST by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Nea Wood
if identified, (the) public should defecate on the "feral" grave, repeatedly.
show them no peace, even @ the gravesite, Saint Travon should be the first.

49 posted on 03/07/2014 7:36:44 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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Who paid for his plane ticket to Atlanta? Any arrests for aiding and abetting?


50 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:16 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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