15-Year-Olds Charged As Adults In Murder Of 14-Year-Old

Aug 23, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WBBM-AM Chicago

“It's a gang mentality. It's ruthless and it's cold-hearted and cold-blooded. And another young man is dead.”

The murder victim: just 14 years old. The accused: only 15 years old. As WBBM's Steve Miller reports, the two 15-year-olds appear in bond court this morning in DuPage County after the shooting Tuesday at a ... via WBBM-AM Chicago

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flaca

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Aug 23, 2007
 
i think that it is really sad about what happen to the boy. its krazy but i dont understand why 2 of the families just moved here to get away from gangs..They should of chcked there neighborhood more. that really sucks..I got 2 boys and i dont want them to grow up wit this stuff around them
Jen

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Aug 23, 2007
 
I grew up there, it was REAL bad and then fine..and now getting bad again...this is HORRIBLE news....another young man was shot not too long ago not a block from where this happened. The Police need to quit being friends with these punks and get them in 'Juvy' or boot camp or something to get this corrected already!
I have 2 kids growing up in the area...how do I keep them away from this?!! CRAZY!
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Aug 24, 2007
 

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I LIVE LIKE ON BLOCK AWAY WERE DIZ HAPPEND AND THE ADDISON PLOICE COULD DO A BETTER JOB OF KEPPIN THAT AREA SAFER AND AROUND MICHEAL LN. THIS HAPPEND TWO LIKE 1 OR 2 YEARS AGO BETTER STOP EATING DONUTS AND STATR WORKING
Krazy

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Aug 24, 2007
 
I kno the ppl who shot the kid. they are really good freinds to me but i never knew they would go that far 2 kill the poor kid. i also knew da kid dat died i never really talkied 2 him but i knew who he waz he seened nice. but datz life shit happens.
Jen

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SHIT HAPPENS!??!
No wonder you know your name is KRAZY! That's so BOGUS!
LUIS

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i was so devistated to find out that one of my friends which was this kid was killed name Francisco J. Baiza o good friend of mine i hope thouse kids dont get out....R.I.P Francisco J. Baiza
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Ok, those "kids" deserve to be tried as adults. They walk around our town thinking they own it and endangering the lives of all the other Addison residents. Please, they knew exactly what they were doing and why, and to say they were "nice" um HELLO? They shot and KILLED someone!!! I've lived in Addison my whole life, went to the Addison schools and have seen/heard my share of what goes on around town...when does it end? When do the parents open their eyes and realize their "kids" are the problem? I'm sorry, but come on..this is just getting out of hand!
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this is just ridicious. gang activity in this town for which i have lived in for 24 years now has increased tremendously. graffetti everywhere and crap like this. Police should just put up cameras in such areas cause this has to stop.
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I am sick and tired of hearing about things like this happening so close to where I live. I shop with my 3 young children at the Jewel in that location all the time. We moved here about 5 years ago and now I wish we didn't. I think it was getting better but now it's getting worse than ever. We are seriously thinking about relocating now. What if it were me or my children who got shot and killed by one of their stray bullets? This is not the first time this has happened in Addison. Where did those murderers get thier guns and how could their parents not know about it. We can't always blame the police. How about taking some responsibility in how we raise our children? Maybe there should be video surveilance, but don't forget that this happened right across the Addison police station. How much closer could they possibly be? Are the police the ones responsible in how our children turn out? I don't think so! I think that we as a society are way too lenient with our youth. Maybe if their parents were more strict with them and used the tough love method, this would not have happened. Now they are making their own families victims too. I hope they get punished to the Max and rot in jail.
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Aug 25, 2007
 
HE WAS MA FRIEND MA BROTHER I KNEW HIM I KNOW HIM I WENT TO HIS FUNERLE YESTERDAY I MISS HIM ALOT I SWEAR TO GOD I KNEW HIM I MISS HIM ALOT :[
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Aug 25, 2007
 
damn itz fucked up homie it waznt yo time
resident 2 - addison

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Aug 25, 2007
 
the gang shit needs to stop. there are better things in life than fighting over turf and who is in and who is out. whats the reason to live your life fighting and killing others. arent there dreams to live out then what has to happen in this killing. do something good for yourself and the town. isnt there any pride for other people and the town. just a disgrace, its ashame that someone has to die over soemthing stupid.
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Aug 26, 2007
 
i know jhony from school in addison he was really a nice kid funny and i hope everything gets better amor
Concerned For The Youth

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Aug 26, 2007
 
Id just like to say that i happen to know the kids who killed this young boy. I know they have done something horrible and im still in shock, but as much as I want to be mad at them for being so selfish as to take anothers life, I find myself realizing that these are mere children. If u knew them you would know that they have the mentality of less than 15 year olds. You would also know that these youths are being brainwashed into commiting these acts. Trust me these things could never have possibly come out of their minds if it werent for the people they hang out with. I know theyve done somethin tragic and although i love them both and know them well i still think they deserve as much prison as they get, but i also believe that in order for this to stop, we need to stop the blame game. There are only so many cops and can only do so much at one time. Their parents are amazing respectable people who honestly have tried everything--even going as far as to move back to puerto rico for almost 2 years--we as a society need to lock up these people who are putting these thoughts and ideas into these young childrens minds otherwise of course the problem will increase. I hope you all take that into consideration and are openminded with this. I am truly sorry for the family of the young boy who was killed and for the reasons why this happened.
im from addison

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Aug 27, 2007
 
omg i miss francisco soo much.
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Aug 27, 2007
 
where were the parents. start teaching children to respect themselves and others. Pay more attention to your children. They seek out gangs for a sense of family.
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Aug 28, 2007
 
iM 15 MYSELf AND i WOULDNt tAKE A LifE!
RIP Francisco

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Aug 28, 2007
 
How can you say that shit happens, that Jhony was nice and funny, that Jhony Aragon and Matthew C.Cruz were just children!? they took Francisco away from us!! they pulled a bitch move and took him away from all of us who loved him dearly! the boys family should have stood in Puerto Rico then this would have never happened! they're making all of us suffer because he was too young and left so early! hes not going to be able to have his own children or get married....his baby brother is not gonna grow up with him! HES IN A COFFIN!! nothing is ever goin to bring him back to us!! Nothing!! We miss him truly! JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED {{ONE WAY OR ANOTHER}} THATS A PROMISE!! We pray that Matthew and Jhony suffer is the worse ways possible!! We hope they burn!!....they either rot in jail or rot in hell....it didn't have to be like this...
**RIP Fransisco J. Baiza**
Gone but NEVER forgotten
We miss you and love you
Always And Forever
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Aug 29, 2007
 
those kidz who killed Francisco deserve wat they get. (dee-dee-dee)
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Aug 29, 2007
 
people are stupid. you guys all need lives. seriously if your gonna get mad at someone, just beat them up, why would you shoot them? oh wow, your so cool now. and even if francisco really did throw a rock at the house, then matt and jhony should have called the cops.=\ thats a pure shame.

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