Oak Forest stabbing was self-defense, attorney says

Jul 16, 2009 Full story: The SouthtownStar 37

Derek Grib, 16, of Oak Forest, fatally stabbed another teen Sunday in self-defense, his attorney told a Cook County judge Wednesday.

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frienda oak forest

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 17, 2009
how can u use self defense when he attacked jiminez from behind why couldnt grib fight with his hands instead of a weapon this is bullshit and he should go to jail for murder
It WASNT self defense

Chicago Heights, IL

#3 Jul 18, 2009
Self Defense MY ASS!!!! It was DERRICK who went up to Felix from behind and started attacking him! Felix got up to walk away and DERRICK went and stabbed him from behind! And why the hell is this 16 year old walking around with a knife anyways?!?! He needs to spend the rest of his life rotting in a prison cell thinking about all the pain he has caused everyone!
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#4 Jul 18, 2009
very very tragic; Derek obviously had aggression issues for a long time; two previous arrests: 2008 for aggravated assault and in 2006 (when he was only 13) for battery; this boy poses a danger to the public.
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#5 Jul 18, 2009
I'm very sorry for both families.
citizen

South Holland, IL

#6 Jul 20, 2009
This kid has been nothing but trouble throughout the whole neighborhood. Him and his little posse of arabic want to be gangsters did nothing but get high and start trouble. all the judge needs to do is look at the kids myspace and see what kind of psyco little prick this kid is he needs to be locked up like the animal he is.and as far as self defense dont ya think running away is a better option than a stabbing the cops said they picked him up, not that he was looking for help
So Sad

Stamford, CT

#7 Jul 20, 2009
I live in the neighborhood and haven't seen this kids poor sister. She is a sweet girl and to have to live in a house shadowed by this is a shame. A brother for a murderer.

This entire family needs to get their act together and focus on the other child in the family.

In addition what are those kids hanging at the house for - everyone has witnessed it pathetic! Has anyone seen the dad?

God bless this young child and let's all remember she is another victim of this sick crime.
Mayor Dickface Daley

Chicago Heights, IL

#8 Jul 21, 2009
I say we get a rope and hang the lil bastard, that'll teach him.
Keep your head up

Country Club Hills, IL

#9 Jul 21, 2009
Derek will definitely get whats coming to him, hes been a fuck-up. It is ridiculous that this 16 year old high school drop out/low-life can take the life of someone who had just graduated high school and had soooooo much more potential. I WISH derek gets LIFE, then he can suffer and act as hard as he wants in the big boy pen and think deeply about what he did when he was all drugged up or whatever he was on. Felix's family and his friends, keep your heads up, hes always going to be here with you and in your heart, I know it's a tough time, and may he R.I.P, this Derek low-life has ruined more than two lives...His life, Felix's(RIP!), and has left Felix's family to suffer. This is beyond ridiculous
EX INMATE

Park Forest, IL

#10 Jul 24, 2009
derek is still in the juvenile temporary detetnion center how do i noe? becuz his cell was next to mine..hes sooooo scared in jail ryte now its rediculous he is guilty but idk i got nothin to say sides r.i.p felix wish i coulda been out for the funeral
Quik Draw McGraw

AOL

#11 Jul 24, 2009
So Sad wrote:
I live in the neighborhood and haven't seen this kids poor sister. She is a sweet girl and to have to live in a house shadowed by this is a shame. A brother for a murderer.
This entire family needs to get their act together and focus on the other child in the family.
In addition what are those kids hanging at the house for - everyone has witnessed it pathetic! Has anyone seen the dad?
God bless this young child and let's all remember she is another victim of this sick crime.
Maybe it's time for all to let this matter drop and let the Courts handle it. As far as the girl that was "supposedly" involved? Maybe leave her alone because when some of you get to be Parents yorself, you may never know what your kids may become in volved in. Then you would have to look back on this day and remember what you all said.
double check your sources

Oak Forest, IL

#12 Aug 4, 2009
GET A LIFE !! LET COURTS HANDLE IT !! SOME OF YOU GUYS WERENT THERE TO KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND YOU JUST HEAR STORIES !! MAYBE HE REALLY WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF OR MAYBE NOT BUT THATS NOT UP TO YOU TO DECIDE ! AND IF THAT KID FELIX WAS SUCH AN "ANGEL" THAN WHY WAS HE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE ?? AND BTW EX INMATE NICE STORY HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COME UP WITH THAT ???? I'M GUESSING NOT VERY LONG. AND IF I WAS AN EX INMATE I WOULDNT BE WASTING MY TIME ON STUFF LIKE THIS.
Friend of Felix

Hazel Crest, IL

#13 Aug 5, 2009
double check your sources wrote:
GET A LIFE !! LET COURTS HANDLE IT !! SOME OF YOU GUYS WERENT THERE TO KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND YOU JUST HEAR STORIES !! MAYBE HE REALLY WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF OR MAYBE NOT BUT THATS NOT UP TO YOU TO DECIDE ! AND IF THAT KID FELIX WAS SUCH AN "ANGEL" THAN WHY WAS HE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE ?? AND BTW EX INMATE NICE STORY HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COME UP WITH THAT ???? I'M GUESSING NOT VERY LONG. AND IF I WAS AN EX INMATE I WOULDNT BE WASTING MY TIME ON STUFF LIKE THIS.
I was nice up until now, but this needs to be said...SHUT THE F*** UP AND GO F*** YOURSELF CRACKHEAD!

Its obvious you DIDN'T know what a, not GOOD but GREAT, kid Felix was and best believe all who knew and loved him are going to see this through to the end. Every court date, every thread, every word. Felix will not die in vain over some HATING, bipolar, thug, psycho schizophrenic!

Got that? So, take note of Felix's "The Angel's" ARMY vs. your psycho murdering friend...for lack of a better word...DEGENERATES.
vixen

Darien, IL

#14 Aug 5, 2009
i pray for both families...violence is never the answer
double check your sources

Oak Forest, IL

#15 Aug 5, 2009
Friend of Felix wrote:
<quoted text>
I was nice up until now, but this needs to be said...SHUT THE F*** UP AND GO F*** YOURSELF CRACKHEAD!
Its obvious you DIDN'T know what a, not GOOD but GREAT, kid Felix was and best believe all who knew and loved him are going to see this through to the end. Every court date, every thread, every word. Felix will not die in vain over some HATING, bipolar, thug, psycho schizophrenic!
Got that? So, take note of Felix's "The Angel's" ARMY vs. your psycho murdering friend...for lack of a better word...DEGENERATES.
WoW! I never said anything about being Dereks friend. If Felix was such an Angel than why are you being so defensive? People who don't have things to hide aren't defensive. Also you don't even know me so how can you call me a "crackhead" ?? Believe me I don't have to fu** my self honey I am not that desperate but I guess since you brought it up you are. You must feel really insecure and worried that some stuff that Felix did while being alive that no one knew about will be uncovered during this whole process. Also why are you trying to scare me with the whole Angels Army thing when I didn't mean anything bad by my first comment. All I said was to let the courts handle the whole thing. What happened to Felix was wrong. He was young and didn't deserve to die.

(BTW Angels are forgiving and come in peace !!!!!!)
Friend of Felix

United States

#16 Aug 6, 2009
double check your sources wrote:
<quoted text>
WoW! I never said anything about being Dereks friend. If Felix was such an Angel than why are you being so defensive? People who don't have things to hide aren't defensive. Also you don't even know me so how can you call me a "crackhead" ?? Believe me I don't have to fu** my self honey I am not that desperate but I guess since you brought it up you are. You must feel really insecure and worried that some stuff that Felix did while being alive that no one knew about will be uncovered during this whole process. Also why are you trying to scare me with the whole Angels Army thing when I didn't mean anything bad by my first comment. All I said was to let the courts handle the whole thing. What happened to Felix was wrong. He was young and didn't deserve to die.
(BTW Angels are forgiving and come in peace !!!!!!)
It's not a matter of getting defensive about who Felix was. No one is insecure or worried about what Felix did when he was with his friends or out and about. He knew who he was, knew where he was going with his life. What you are deperately trying to insinuate about him and "some stuff that Felix did while being alive that no one knew about" is a bunch of bs. Should he have been viciously slain?? Guess what genius? When you turn to murdering a young man with a solid future and a ton of potential into your own jealous, hating, revenge seeking escape like Derek did, you're damn right, people who really knew Felix are going to get pissed off because he was an outstanding young man and his life is over. He is in the ground cold because of this animal. So like I said before. Those who knew and love Felix in life as well as in death will be strong advocates of making sure this piece of garbage gets the full extent of the law. You can quote me on that.
Ms T Posen

Midlothian, IL

#20 Aug 7, 2009
Felix was and is a great kid. He will always be remembered for his good character and great upbringing. I would be proud to call him my son. His life was taken too soon and in such a tragic manner. I wish the family peace.
Justice for Felix

Tinley Park, IL

#26 Aug 8, 2009
damien bobula

United States

#28 Apr 29, 2012
my brother was saving him self the other kid jumped my brother two times flix was also a kowin gangmember the latin kings witch they dont care for other people you guys can say what ya want but he is the best brother i got and he is an amazing father people need to stop juging him and worry about ya life and get your shit togther i have my brother back four life. for the family who lost there son am sorry but it was self defense maybe you guys should had ur kid in ur house that nite insted of him parting with gangmembers
hey

Madison, WI

#29 Apr 30, 2012
^your a dumbA$$
damien bobula

Lyons, IL

#30 Apr 30, 2012
love you derek we in this togther ur my younger brother you made me love life and want me to do better for myelf like u told me the other day dont give up and stand up for the truth u also made somthing so great ur the best father i no ur better then dad keep doing what ur do in life like i said we in this togther four life we are family and we are doing this case togther love you lil bro love your big bro damien bobula

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