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12 year old could become America's youngest to spend life in prison
The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2011 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 06/05/2011 10:10:27 PM PDT by Pinkbell

Prosecutors want to lock a 12 year old boy up for the rest of his life - to stop him from killing again. Cristian Fernandez could become America's youngest ever 'lifer' after being charged as an adult in the murder of his two year old brother.

Prosecutor Angela Corey said: 'We have to protect the public from this young man'. She recommended he face trial as an adult.

Ms Corey said the public had a 'right to be protected' from him.

If Fernandez were charged as a juvenile and convicted he would be free by the time he is 21 years of age.

Fernandez is alleged to have beaten his younger brother David Galarriago to death at their home in Jacksonville, Florida, in March.

The two year old died from a fractured skull that caused bleeding on the brain. He died two days after being admitted to a hospital.

An autopsy showed the injuries were caused with blunt force trauma consistent with being punched in the head.

Fernandez had previously assaulted his brother and broken his leg.

Prosecutors decided to charge Fernandez as an adult rather than a juvenile defender after reviewing his history of violence and behaviour.

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According to an arrest report Fernandez was looking after his younger brother at their home on the 11000 block of Alden Road, while their mother Biannela Susana was out.

When she returned to the family's apartment she found the toddler unconscious.

Instead of calling for an ambulance she wiped his face clean of blood, changed his clothes and put ice on his head, hoping it was just a concussion and the boy would wake up.

Police said she waited two hours before driving David to St. Luke's Hospital.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: feminism; kids; lions; murder; rome
A bit more of the article:

Doctors told police that if she had sought immediate medical treatment the boy might have survived.

According to court documents it was the second time David was injured at the hands of Fernandez.

The younger boy suffered a broken leg in January that was initially blamed on a fall from a jungle gym.

Court records show that Susana later admitted to the Florida Department of Children and Families that she lied to investigators and that Fernandez broke his younger brother's leg while wrestling with the boy.

Police said Susana continued to allow Fernandez to baby-sit his younger brother.

Fernandez is the youngest person in Florida to ever be charged as an adult with first degree murder. The charges carries a mandatory life sentence.

His mother has been charged with negligent homicide and goes on trial later this year.

I don't even know what to say. This story is so infuriating. This could have been prevented. By reading the article, I get the impression the fathers of neither boy were in the picture. The mother allowed this boy to babysit! He was only 12 years old, and he had previously broken the little boy's leg! It's obvious he had severe anger issues, but she seemed to be in serious denial of them because she lied about the broken leg incident. If she had recognized these issues, gotten her son help, and not allowed him to watch the little boy, this might not have happened. Furthermore, I don't know if it was due to ignorance, an attempt to again protect her 12 year old, or due simply to being a neglectful, uncaring mother, she stuck ice on the little boy's head and waited 2 hours to seek medical care! If she had gotten medical care right away, things might have been different! This story makes me want to scream.

There is a poll on the site asking whether you think he should be tried as an adult. So far, 73% say he should go for life.

1 posted on 06/05/2011 10:10:29 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Throw away the key.


2 posted on 06/05/2011 10:15:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Pinkbell

A life sentence is NOT a life sentence..
You can still get a parole..


3 posted on 06/05/2011 10:21:17 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Pinkbell
"while their mother Biannela Susana was out...Instead of calling for an ambulance she wiped his face clean of blood, changed his clothes and put ice on his head, hoping it was just a concussion and the boy would wake up."

She's liberated, eh? I wonder how long it will be, before 4-year-olds can be convicted and imprisoned as adults? Maybe the next generation of pagans will even built coliseums and bring the spectacle back.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 10:36:03 PM PDT by familyop ("The Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews." --President John Adams)
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To: Pinkbell

See the picture of the 12-year old. Dead eyes.


5 posted on 06/05/2011 10:39:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Creepy eyes for sure.


6 posted on 06/05/2011 10:44:50 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Pinkbell

“Biannela Susana was out.”....I wonder what ‘out’ means...


7 posted on 06/05/2011 10:47:19 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Pinkbell

The whole thing is a nightmare in America when you think how many just grew up and then they procreate and are clueless.

..it is going to get worst


8 posted on 06/05/2011 10:53:54 PM PDT by restornu (I really do need to give up my cottage in Babylon...Love One Another... God Bless America!)
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To: All

Shouldn’t the mother be arrested, also? Wouldn’t she be an accomplice to murder?


9 posted on 06/05/2011 10:58:17 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: Pinkbell

“...and put ice on his head, hoping it was just a concussion and the boy would wake up. “

Uh, so she wouldn’t take her 2 year old to the hospital if his head injury was ‘just’ a concussion???


10 posted on 06/05/2011 10:59:15 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: hosepipe
In Florida:

The most significant change, however, came in 1983. In that year, sentencing guidelines were enacted, thereby effectively abolishing parole for those offenders who were sentenced for crimes committed on or after October 1, 1983.

Currently, all inmates who committed a capital felony murder prior to May 25, 1994, and all inmates who committed all other capital felonies, including sexual battery prior to October 1, 1995, are also parole eligible.

That's a bit poorly worded, but it looks like this little creep will not be eligible for parole.

11 posted on 06/05/2011 11:05:57 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Pinkbell
At one time I believed all young children could be helped with proper professional care. I do not anymore.

A few years back, my family agreed to take over the care of a nephew for a year and help him to catch up on his education. We returned him after 6 months. A short list of problems included stolen money and credit cards, tortured and abused cats (broke the back of one of them), fire setting, constant lying for no reason, fights in school (was called in to see the tapes) and much more. We paid for professional care which was a failure. The Doctor agreed it was time to rid our home of the problem. There was no fixing it.

I read an interesting book Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us, after our ordeal. I swore they were talking about my nephew. Imagine 3 percent of the world population are psychopaths. They can be anywhere from bosses, relatives, and politicians. The one thing they have is common is they leave human wreckage where ever they go. They are not fixable and best separated from the rest of society. They are born and not raised.

A simple heads up for you consideration.
12 posted on 06/05/2011 11:09:14 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: catbertz

And another question... where is dear ole dad ?


13 posted on 06/05/2011 11:13:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: PA Engineer

What happened to your nephew afterwards ?


14 posted on 06/05/2011 11:14:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Pinkbell
Mom: Biannela Susana
Son 1: Cristian Fernandez
Son 2: David Galarriago

Hmmm...

15 posted on 06/05/2011 11:19:45 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dear ole dad has never been around, partly because he went to prison on sexual assault charges after impregnating the boy’s mother when she was just 12 years old.

The mother and her son were put into the foster care system when Fernandez was 2 and she was 14 because authorities found the toddler walking around dirty and naked outside a South Florida motel while his grandmother, who would have been about 34 at the time, nursed a drug habit inside.

Documentation also indicates that abuse was occurring regularly in the home from the beginning of the boy’s life. The turmoil included his stepfather shooting and killing himself in front of the family to avoid arrest on child abuse charges.


16 posted on 06/05/2011 11:27:07 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Pinkbell

A twelve year old is too young to sentence to life imprisonment. A death sentence would be far more merciful. But I say bring back the penal colonies. Collect the child, his mother, and his father. Exile them to a remote location with no conveniences where they are forced to rely upon one another and God for survival. There they will find opportunity to live productive lives, or perish. Lest we forget thanks to our contemporary public education system, America was used by the British as a penal colony right up until the American Revolutionary War. And look how successful we turned out. The system has merit.


17 posted on 06/05/2011 11:27:45 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

We sent him back to his grandfather (my brother). He is as dysfunctional as my nephew. I don’t want to know and have put a great deal of distance between us. People familiar with the events believe we will see his name in the news someday.


18 posted on 06/05/2011 11:29:22 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: so_real
And look how successful we turned out.

/s ??

19 posted on 06/05/2011 11:29:52 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

*shaking head*


20 posted on 06/05/2011 11:38:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: DTogo

Actually, no. Between the American Revolutionary War and the parenting of the hippie generation (say late 1950's) this nation was historically and statistically pretty incredible. I should have been more clear and excluded contemporary times where socialism is on the rise, Christianity is being suppressed, and our rights are so dramatically eroded.


21 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:12 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: jackibutterfly

The mother has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and is in jail.


22 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:30 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: PA Engineer

Sad. Well, at least you tried a last-ditch effort to intervene.


23 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dead-eyes......Caused by inhumane parent(s). Poor child did not stand a chance with such an ignorant and neglectful mother.


24 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:56 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: so_real

I would prefer a little “Clockwork Orange” psycho-social remediation.


25 posted on 06/05/2011 11:51:51 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Looks like the 12 y.o. is just following family tradition and teaching.


26 posted on 06/05/2011 11:56:56 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Well, at least you tried a last-ditch effort to intervene.

Thanks. That was what it was. I worry every day about picking up the paper.
27 posted on 06/05/2011 11:58:50 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Pinkbell
Ugh, this story. Makes me cringe.

What this kid is, he's a psychopath.

America needs to bring back the booby hatch. I've maintained that for years. A murderer this young goes to the nuthouse. Life in prison at 12? No, I think being committed to the nuthouse is appropriate.

28 posted on 06/06/2011 12:58:11 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Yes we do. Once we do, more and more maniacs won’t be able to hurt the innocent. I am so sick of seeing loonies walk the streets, constantly victimizing people and resulting in more and more and more laws and regulations instead of just removing the problem.


29 posted on 06/06/2011 2:01:23 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: PA Engineer

This problem was recognized some time ago, although skeptics are always amused to cite this provision as an example of why the Mosaic law has nothing to tell us today:

Deuteronomy 21:18-21
18 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, 19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. 20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ 21 Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.

http://www.puritanboard.com/f54/william-einwechter-stoning-disobedient-children-33845/


30 posted on 06/06/2011 2:37:52 AM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Pinkbell

Something tells me this mother was probably afraid of this monster. Not saying this excuses her culpability in the crime, but I’d bet a dime to a dollar the 12 year old probably assaulted her at some point too. I for one think he should be locked up for life, he knew what he was doing and if he’d do that sort of thing to his own brother, I dread to imagine what he’d do to a stranger.


31 posted on 06/06/2011 3:35:41 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

O...M...G. How diseased is a good chunk of our culture?


32 posted on 06/06/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT by riri
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To: Pinkbell

Personally I have no problem with this little monster being eligible for the death penalty.


33 posted on 06/06/2011 8:26:04 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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