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Teen Murder Victim Begged for Life (2003 Article)
Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh) ^ | March 26, 2003 | Karen Zapf, TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Posted on 03/25/2012 11:26:15 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

A high school girl repeatedly begged for mercy while she was being tortured by her companions who finally took her outside, forced her to strip and shot her in the back of the head so she couldn't tell authorities what happened, Allegheny County Police said Tuesday. Rodney Lee Burton, 21, of the 1500 block of Oak Street, North Braddock, and Brittany Williams, 19, of the 200 block of McCutcheon Lane, Penn Hills, were arrested on charges of criminal homicide for the shooting death early Sunday of Dana Marie Pliakas, 17, of Murrysville.

Services are scheduled this afternoon for Pliakas, a junior at Franklin Regional High School, whose body was found at the bottom of the concrete steps leading from Electric Avenue in North Braddock to the Route 30 viaduct.

County Police Superintendent Kenneth Fulton said Pliakas and a companion went to a party Saturday at Burton's home where partygoers drank rum and smoked marijuana before the abuse and torture began.

"Why are you doing this to me?" Pliakas repeatedly cried as Williams assaulted her with a leather belt, her fists and a plastic bottle containing laundry detergent, a witness told detectives according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Williams continued the assault while Pliakas begged for mercy, the unidentified witness told detectives, according to the affidavit.

Burton, who is accused of firing the fatal shot, told reporters yesterday that he didn't shoot anyone.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: burton; martin; pliakas; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Impala64ssa

More like the pillars if islam..

21 posted on 03/26/2012 2:07:13 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Vigilanteman

They should have imposed the death penalty.

22 posted on 03/26/2012 2:59:50 AM PDT by NMCicero
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To: All

An elderly white couple was robbed and tortured, and the wife raped and beaten to death by a feral black gang just last week in Oklahoma.
What if they had been black and the perps white?

While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just last week?

The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
(She was most likely gang raped numerous times...but we will never know for sure)

Both the husband and wife were weak, having just gotten over the flu.


There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.


90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Where is the 24/7 MSM coverage?

Where is the outrage?

23 posted on 03/26/2012 3:15:23 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Vigilanteman
If Obama had a daughter she would look like Dana.
24 posted on 03/26/2012 3:27:46 AM PDT by Amagi (I challenge Barack Obama to call this Tea Party Patriot a "tea bagger" to my face.)
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To: NoLibZone
I have posted the Durham Tire Store shooting 3x’s.

I posted we should march.

I live about 25mi. from the incident and will happily march.

The Eve Carson murder was another one brutal and senseless.

25 posted on 03/26/2012 3:37:58 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: TigersEye
thank you for the links - I have long noticed the selective outrage of the media on such issues. One only has to ask who has the most to gain, and what they have to gain, from selectively fomenting hate and generalizing blame.
26 posted on 03/26/2012 3:47:10 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: patriot08

That couple’s story becomes more horrifying everyt time I read it. Feral animals is right. And they need to be put down.

27 posted on 03/26/2012 3:50:57 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: SueRae

BOW violence is now A-OK at the DO”J”
which once had equal justice,
but now is the home of Holder/Obama/terrorists/murderers
vs America.

America is dying, and the DO”J” defends
murderers — when not giving them weapons.

28 posted on 03/26/2012 4:04:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vigilanteman


29 posted on 03/26/2012 4:30:29 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Diogenesis
"America is dying, and the DO”J” defends murderers..."

I think not. America is just getting its better-late-than-never wake-up call.

Prezzadizzle Obunghole and his DO"N"J are about to face the justifiable, Constitution/Founding Document-prescribed, 2nd Amendment-treasuring public's delivered remedy for such tyrannic despotism.

Whether we vote him out next November, Impeach his sorry ass between now and then, or bodily throw him in prison under a Citizen's Arrest, it makes no difference——just as long as he and his stanky, skanky brood are no longer allowed to defile our Laws, our sensibilities, or our Executive Mansion.

This divisive, racist piece of human waste has overstayed his welcome.

30 posted on 03/26/2012 4:35:17 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Ich bein eine Breitbart")
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To: TigersEye; potlatch
Remember Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian?

One of the most gruesome murders ever and not a peep out of the race industry.

31 posted on 03/26/2012 4:49:20 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: NoLibZone

What is it you propose we deserve?

If you are inferring that we deserve to be assaulted by others at their whim then you need an attitude adjustment.

What we deserve is justice and all the benefits of our God given Rights regardless of what we spend our time doing.

Some of our Rights, not all, are listed in the Bill of Rights of our Constitution. Protect it! Support it! For everyone.

32 posted on 03/26/2012 4:50:42 AM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: raybbr
Remember Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian? One of the most gruesome murders ever and not a peep out of the race industry.

Doesn't promote their interests.

MSNBC’s Karen Finney Says the Koch Brothers Killed Trayvon Martin

A female misery pimp. The Fluke thing didn't work. Hey, let's try this. It was a war on women. Now it's a war on black teens or blacks or teens or on youth by guns. Don't worry, we'll keep adjusting the message until our polls show some kind of traction with one of our voting bases. The female demographic hardly fluketuated over contraception, but Jesse and Al have pretty much sensitized blacks and liberals to overreact on matters portrayed as race, while ignoring the greater than 9:1 black on black violence and crime (you can't get Coke distributorships and TV commentator gigs from poor blacks). And I guess it was easier to Tweet a bunch of folks to come out for a march dressed up in hoodies rather than condoms.
33 posted on 03/26/2012 4:55:39 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: raybbr

I assume you mean the White National MSM race industry.

34 posted on 03/26/2012 4:57:37 AM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: BilLies
I assume you mean the White National MSM race industry.

No. I meant the black race industry. Like Sharpton, Jackson, all the "ministers" of black churches that preach hate, etc.

35 posted on 03/26/2012 5:15:29 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: beaversmom; presently no screen name
Correct. The particularly brutal nature of this crime and irrefutable preponderance of evidence should have made this an open and shut death penalty case. The state actually sought such an outcome. However, the defense place doubt in the juror's mind that, somehow, Dana contributed to the crime because she might have said something racial while she was getting brutally beaten by Williams.

In addition, Burton (the trigger man) showed remorse while Williams did not, so the jury was convinced it was inappropriate to give the instigator a greater penalty than the trigger man. Such is nature of political correctness in America today . . . and seven years ago.

Nine years ago today, somebody's 17 year old daughter was brutally murdered. But nobody outside our local area will even know about it and most won't even remember her name. Simply because she was the wrong color.

36 posted on 03/26/2012 5:20:40 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vinnie

You mentioned a name, “those people” actually had names?


You people are slowly learning that describing “not a hate crime” victims as “those people in NC” or “that couple in Oklahoma” doesn’t really do much to advance equal protection under the law.

37 posted on 03/26/2012 5:27:44 AM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: NavVet

that was a weird thing for O to say

38 posted on 03/26/2012 5:30:39 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Vigilanteman

I remember a similar case that took place in Indiana. Two kids in a town called Carmel (kind of a wealthy area north of Indianapolis) were tortured and murdered by several lowlifes who’d come there to sell the kids some weed. I forget why it turned violent, but the kids were subjected to an absolute nightmare before they were murdered. The ringleader, IIRC, was the son of the local Black Panther leader.

I remember this douchebag in one of my classes saying people were only upset because the victims were white. I seriously wanted to pound the clown into the dirt. As it was, I pointed out that at least one of the killers was a white guy, so his racial angle was as stupid as he was.

39 posted on 03/26/2012 5:33:44 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: NoLibZone
I’m ready to roll are you?

I'm ready to quit paying taxes, how bout you?

(Amazing it's still legal to ask, unless you're a card-carrying member of the purple peoplebeaters, the panthers, or the ROP.)

40 posted on 03/26/2012 5:35:42 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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