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Teen pleads guilty to killing 92-year-old neighbor (15 yo black male kills 92 yo white woman)
Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2012

Posted on 04/18/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

A Forestville teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing a 92-year-old neighbor who had acted like a grandmother to him and then making off with her credit card and cash last summer, authorities said.

William Fitts, 16, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and theft in the killing in August of Thelma Steele, authorities said.

Prosecutors said that Fitts stabbed Steele several times with a pocketknife after the two argued about family issues and that he then left her for dead on the couch in her home. Her body was not discovered for several days, after Fitts’s family became concerned that mail was piling up at their elderly neighbor’s house.

The crime shocked the neighborhood near Forestville and District Heights where Fitts and Steele lived. Family members on both sides said the two were close. Steele, they said, watched Fitts grow up from the window of her home on East Avenue and often bought him toys and gadgets for Christmas and his birthday.

For his part, Fitts would often stop by Steele’s house with fruit baskets, cookies and tea, family members said.

But one day in August, prosecutors said, Fitts stabbed Steele several times with a pocketknife. He told detectives that the two had argued about family issues and that he returned sometime later to take Steele’s purse, cash and credit card.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackonwhite; feral; grandmother; maryland; murder; princegeorgescounty; thelmasteele; williamfitts
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To: Second Amendment First

The book, “The Sociopath Next Door,” by Martha Stout stated that the Inuits (sp?) dealt with destructive individuals by taking the individual hunting and then pushing him off the ice into the water.


51 posted on 04/18/2012 9:17:05 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: tflabo

“most crimes get caught” I worked w/juvenile offenders about 25 years ago, and at that time, the stats indicated that 95% of burglaries went unsolved. One kid’s “best” burglary netted him $5,000 by report. OTOH, working at McDonald’s at the time would have netted him less. Not sure what the situation is now.


52 posted on 04/18/2012 9:24:54 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Second Amendment First

Be careful who you put your trust in. And a 92 year old woman shouldn’t have been living alone in that neighborhood.


53 posted on 04/18/2012 9:28:44 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: chris37

“Drive him to the tree and nowhere else but the tree.”

I prefer Ol’ Sparky, myself.

FRY HIS ASS.


54 posted on 04/18/2012 9:29:26 AM PDT by Levante
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To: knarf

What a degenerate piece of human trash.


55 posted on 04/18/2012 9:30:39 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: tflabo

Proving that this perp is smart enough to be a Miami area democrat legislator don’tchaknow. Why, electing him to public office could lead to being pres__ent one day, like our current occupant.


56 posted on 04/18/2012 9:30:48 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
He died for us because we were so incorrigibly sick, selfish, stupid, wicked, and clueless, that He knew that only the most extreme intervention possible would save us.

Standing and applauding...outstanding!

57 posted on 04/18/2012 9:34:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
There's a better way, and the remains are suitable for composting don'tchaknow ... plenty of blood agar can be made from the 'spillage', to prepare the lab petri dishes for bacteria growths:


58 posted on 04/18/2012 9:36:38 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: junta

“I wouldn’t be suprised that in some jurisdictions in the near future a black person will be able to assualt someone white with no legal repurcussions.”

Orenthal James Simpson?

He had the “juice” to hire good lawyers, and make Kardashians famous.

Karma go him later.


59 posted on 04/18/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Second Amendment First

60 posted on 04/18/2012 9:46:03 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I have that book. As I recall she says that 1 in 24 are socipaths, after reading her book I would say that the percentage is much higher among politicians than the general population. I believe obama is a sociopath.


61 posted on 04/18/2012 9:46:57 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: popdonnelly

Some live in in an area too long and become trapped by economics and lack of surviving family.


62 posted on 04/18/2012 9:50:04 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: duffee

Narcissism defined by the DSM-IV shares traits with sociopaths, like lack of empathy.

My take is that narcissists screw people over every way they can within the law, and many can be considered “successful”, as in become political leaders or have lucrative careers.

True sociopaths lack self control and end up killing folks until they are caught.


63 posted on 04/18/2012 9:59:28 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Second Amendment First
A Forestville teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing a 92-year-old neighbor who had acted like a grandmother to him and then making off with her credit card and cash last summer, authorities said.

LAST SUMMER !

Where is (was ) the outrage and 24/7 coverage?

64 posted on 04/18/2012 10:00:33 AM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“It’s probably time that we brought back hanging as a means of execution.”

‘...as THE means of execution.’ ... and on the courthouse steps. Also must have an expedited appeals process...a few months rather than years.


65 posted on 04/18/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: MikeSteelBe

“True sociopaths lack self control and end up killing folks until they are caught.”

As I recall from the book few sosiopaths actually end up killing, not that they would find it reprehensible but only that it is not necessary to acheive their goals or are smart enough not to cross that line unless they believe it to be necessary. They are dangerous and many of them do kill.


66 posted on 04/18/2012 10:56:28 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

If rapists were castrated with blowtorches, it would cut down on rape.

A broken clock is right twice a day.

Islam’s extreme corporal punishments for thievery must work.


67 posted on 04/18/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MHGinTN

Too French. Seriously, hanging *worked* for us for 335 years. We haven’t hung those who richly deserve it for a mere 47 years.

“The first hanging for murder took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 30, 1630, that of John Billington who had come to America on the Mayflower and was executed for shooting another settler with a blunderbuss.”

“The last hangings, prior to suspension of the death penalty, took place at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, on June 22, 1965, when George Ronald York and James Douglas Latham, both aged 23, were executed for the murders of seven people in a violent rampage.”


68 posted on 04/18/2012 11:05:36 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: hal ogen

“nobama sure has a lot of sons.”

And they ALL love killin’ whitey and then whinin’ that they got caught.


69 posted on 04/18/2012 11:19:51 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

I don’t think that hanging as such should be mandated, just brought back as an acceptable, if not exclusive, means of execution, much as gun right have been brought back.

As far as *involuntary* expedited hanging, there likewise needs to be some clarity in the process, as should all death penalty sentences.

To begin with, after a state conviction and death sentence, there should be one, expedited appeal to the federal district judge for that state. The purpose of this appeal is for them to determine if there was any gross negligence or error on the part of the trial judge, prosecution, defense or jury. Minutiae does not cut it. It must be serious error.

If he discovers serious error, he cannot overturn the decision, but can only return it to the trial court for reconsideration. If the trial court reaffirms the decision, that is pretty much the end of the process, unless that state’s board of pardons and paroles recommends to the governor that the conviction should be commuted or pardoned entirely.

A typical complain that a jury is racially unbalanced should be dealt with at the start of the trial, as a pretrial motion. If that is not done, then waiting until after conviction is too late.

All told, the timetable for this should be that the required appeal is heard within a month after conviction, on an expedited basis, with a decision within a month after that. If it is returned to the trial court, 2-3 months should be set aside for reconsideration. This still gives more than six months for the state parole board to examine the case, give a recommendation to the governor, and for the governor to reach his decision.

All within a year of conviction. With execution to follow.


70 posted on 04/18/2012 11:29:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Second Amendment First

Hey, that could be Obama’s son!


71 posted on 04/18/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: duffee

I was making my own moral ranking of personally disorders. Some occupations require a little properly channeled OCD (call it perseverance) to excel.

A Narcissist would not be a mass murderer, but I would rank them right above murdering sociopaths at the bottom of an ethical scale.


72 posted on 04/19/2012 3:42:50 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

While I believe there are more sociopathic politicians than the 4% of the population would dictate, I belive that among politicians sociopaths are outnumbered by narcissists. I still think obama is a sociopath, I wonder what Romney is?


73 posted on 04/19/2012 4:36:22 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: duffee

He does not strike me as one who could kill or a narcissist.

I think he’s like a sleazy salesman who says whatever lie needed to line his pockets.

That shows a lack of empathy, but not necessarily the other self-aggrandizing traits of a narcissist.

Someone educated in abnormal psych could find out easily by speaking with him or his family.


74 posted on 04/20/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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