Testimony begins in Sadler double mur...

Testimony begins in Sadler double murder trial

There are 64 comments on the The Gaston Gazette story from Jan 15, 2008, titled Testimony begins in Sadler double murder trial. In it, The Gaston Gazette reports that:

Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Trivice Cordell Sadler heard emotional testimony Tuesday from witnesses first to arrive to the 2006 shooting scene that left two people dead.

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ronnie baynard

Newton, NC

#1 Jan 20, 2008
Joshua Daniel Camp was my best friend,he was completely and utterly uninvolved, and he died over some punks drug money, and I hope that trivice sadler gets life in prison. These damn punks need to stop slinging drugs and get a life. Working an honest job may be hard, but at least it's honest, God Bless You Josh, we miss you very much.
Brooke

Greenwood, IN

#2 Jan 25, 2008
Your loss of Josh is very sad and I am sorry But why slander Trivice Sadler you do not know this man and therefore you can not talk about him as though he's this cold blooded drug slinging killer when he is not Trivice was defending himself and unfortunetly Josh was in the wrong place at the wrong time Go ahead and delete this comment also if that makes you feel better but i am keeping this real nothing will bring josh back but you can not hate trivice sadler as he was defending himself from some very bad people who were trying to kill him! think about it
JanJan

Wadesboro, NC

#3 Jan 28, 2008
Thank You Brooke! Exactly what i said. My friend is Trivice Sadler and He did work for your information. Trivice was not that kind of person. He was clearly threatned and actually stalked for weeks end at a time by these guys. Why isn't any of them on trial? None of them got charged with anything. There are free as birds. How can you Ronnie, judge him, along with the jury, DA, prosecuters on the type of person he is just because he had his hand in the game a little bit. Trivice never bothered anybody, kept to his self, worked and took care of his child. GOD BLESS TRIVICE SADLER AND HIS FAMILY, WE WILL MISS YOU, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!!
fed up

Gastonia, NC

#4 Jan 29, 2008
JanJan wrote:
Thank You Brooke! Exactly what i said. My friend is Trivice Sadler and He did work for your information. Trivice was not that kind of person. He was clearly threatned and actually stalked for weeks end at a time by these guys. Why isn't any of them on trial? None of them got charged with anything. There are free as birds. How can you Ronnie, judge him, along with the jury, DA, prosecuters on the type of person he is just because he had his hand in the game a little bit. Trivice never bothered anybody, kept to his self, worked and took care of his child. GOD BLESS TRIVICE SADLER AND HIS FAMILY, WE WILL MISS YOU, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!!
He felt threatened , I guess he did. He welched on a drug deal.
He's a drug dealer people!!!! They are the reason young women turn to prostitution, young men turn to stealing from their own mothers. If it wasnt for him slinging dope these people wouldn't be dead and there wouldnt be a trial. This bleeding heart crap is another cop out. Just like the druggies always use, poor poor pitiful me. Whats next? are they going to start blaming his parents? Two people are dead at the hands of this dope dealing murderer. Deal with it people and start asking for accountability instead of enabling these thugs.
JanJan

Wadesboro, NC

#5 Jan 29, 2008
He was a hard working young man before he became a drug dealer. And that is really besides the point if was or wasn't a drug dealer. He was a human being and a tax paying citizen so he had a right to defend his self jus like anyone else. Whether it was over drugs, a girl or whatever it doesn't matter. WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT! He ain't never held a gun to anyone head and make them use drugs. It is not his fault that camp and his lil crew are crackheads. No one is having pity for him but justice needs to be served. He is not a murderer. Trivice did what any other law abiding citizen would have done. And what about accountability for the rest of the players in the incident including Camp...CHECK THE PHONE RECORDS PEOPLE!!!
fed up

Gastonia, NC

#6 Jan 29, 2008
JanJan wrote:
He was a hard working young man before he became a drug dealer. And that is really besides the point if was or wasn't a drug dealer. He was a human being and a tax paying citizen so he had a right to defend his self jus like anyone else. Whether it was over drugs, a girl or whatever it doesn't matter. WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT! He ain't never held a gun to anyone head and make them use drugs. It is not his fault that camp and his lil crew are crackheads. No one is having pity for him but justice needs to be served. He is not a murderer. Trivice did what any other law abiding citizen would have done. And what about accountability for the rest of the players in the incident including Camp...CHECK THE PHONE RECORDS PEOPLE!!!
Being a drug dealer beside the point? What?! If he was acting as any law abiding citizen as you say , he wouldn't have been slinging dope, he wouldn't have been hiding from those guys and the whole thing would have never went down. Quit trying to make excuses. He took two lives. He's not the victim. I agree with you in that he should not be standing up there alone on this, but nobody made him take the dope, nobody twisted his arm to try to take the easy way in life. He's where he needs to be.
JanJan

Wadesboro, NC

#7 Jan 29, 2008
Every time u read the newspaper or hear the news they say "Former Football Star..." not former Drug dealer. Everybody has done dirt in their lives and nobody can not judge one person for their faults. Trivice the follow the law as fucked as it is but we can't change that can we? There was never enough evidence presented in the case to actually prove he shot either of the deceased. Trivice is a victim of poor judgement, misguidance by his lawyer, & the screwed up system. He is allowed to his time but not on these terms. The sentence is way to harsh. Everyone claims he will be made an example to all but the only example this case presents is to WAY BIGGER drug dealers who want to get back at someone that it is ok to at least attempt to kill that person and get away with it. Attempted murder charges should be bought up on the other 3 players who never received a single charge.
Brooke

Greenwood, IN

#8 Jan 30, 2008
JanJan I'm with you. Fed Up I hear what you are saying that if Trivice hadn't been involved with these people in the first place this would've never happened and that he should take responsibility for his actions. But there always seems to be more to the story that what is revealed in court or in the papers. JanJan you mentioned something about phone records? So had this been a legal debt issue, ex. owed money for Dub rims, and these men threatened Trivice's life because he didn't pay them, would it had been justified for him to defend himself because this was over some rims instead of drugs!?! and I have also wondered if the other men in the tahoe had been charged with anything as there were weapons in their vehicle that had been fired. everyone will get what they have coming... karma is a mutha*#$@%
fed up

Gastonia, NC

#9 Jan 30, 2008
Brooke wrote:
JanJan I'm with you. Fed Up I hear what you are saying that if Trivice hadn't been involved with these people in the first place this would've never happened and that he should take responsibility for his actions. But there always seems to be more to the story that what is revealed in court or in the papers. JanJan you mentioned something about phone records? So had this been a legal debt issue, ex. owed money for Dub rims, and these men threatened Trivice's life because he didn't pay them, would it had been justified for him to defend himself because this was over some rims instead of drugs!?! and I have also wondered if the other men in the tahoe had been charged with anything as there were weapons in their vehicle that had been fired. everyone will get what they have coming... karma is a mutha*#$@%
Good argument, I guess the cause is not so much the issue as the end result. Violence seems so easy now. Theres no forethought in it. And when it's over all thats left is grief and remorse, but those things wont bring these people back. It's just sad. Theres no amount of drugs, anger or material things to justify taking a life. I would like to see the other people up there with him but sad as it sounds it probably wont happen.
JanJan

Wadesboro, NC

#10 Jan 30, 2008
This is what we his friends along first with his family are fighting for. If justice is served it needs to be served to everyone. They can't get up there and call trivice a drug dealer and when the defense brings up the other guys past of drug dealing the judge doesn't want to hear it. It's not fair! Trivice needs all the support right now. That's why we the people have a right to protest, challagened verdicts, appeal cases and so forth. I will try to keep everyone updated on the progress of this.
confused

Morganton, NC

#11 Jan 31, 2008
i had to comment on this topic! i dont know much about what happened during trivice trial but i will definately say that this was not justice! i feel very sorry for the lives that were taken in this tragic situation but i do believe the legal system did not provide justice but made another example out of a young black man that they want to create into a monster! if it was someone i was close to that was involved in this matter and lost their life over nonsense i would be very hurt but i could not judge that person for defending himself no matter what the situation was. unfortunately it was over drugs but when you dont know a person by their character it's easy to call them everything but a man of God! i honestly think this was a huge mistake and i will continue to lift trivice sadler and his family up in prayer!
JanJan

Wadesboro, NC

#12 Jan 31, 2008
Thanx confused, like i said Trivice needs all the support he can get right now so we can make sure justice is served properly, equally, and fairly. Thanks for all the support and prayers
DOpeboy4real

United States

#13 Feb 8, 2008
ronnie baynard wrote:
Joshua Daniel Camp was my best friend,he was completely and utterly uninvolved, and he died over some punks drug money, and I hope that trivice sadler gets life in prison. These damn punks need to stop slinging drugs and get a life. Working an honest job may be hard, but at least it's honest, God Bless You Josh, we miss you very much.
Trivice was a good man.He was a role model to alot of young kids......But to involve your self in a game as dope..Not even the weed game..Dope...U dealing with thos type of problems...Drugs are drugs.....But think about it, pot heads are sane people...Weed levels you........That Yayo, is a deamon.....So when you put that deamon out their, it will come back........One more thing.It had to be a hell of a debt......# people after you, and trivice is not a small dude. A man has lost his life, some woman has lost their lover, a mother has lost their son...All for a grand or two. Each Grand One life? I don't care if he clean shoes for the pope himself.....He has tken two lives for a 1,000 a piece....and the tab was probally cheaper than that..........If you talking about 10,000 or more.....He was a dope boy for real....So you don"t get no pitty just prayers!
ronnie

Newton, NC

#14 Mar 3, 2008
That is the point, you don't know him either, the stupid ass thug wannabe owed the other guys 3000 dollars for cocaine, he was ripped of by one of the guys for 250 dollars worth of marijuana, so he figured why not get my money back plus some, he was a punk, a thug wannabe. He doesn't deserve your sympathy, he should have never put himself in a position where he would have to defend himself (for drug money), you know it, and I know it, Josh is the only one, (and his mother and family) who deserves any sympathy. I may not have known trivice, I don't have to, he is scum.
ronnie

Newton, NC

#15 Mar 3, 2008
That's the problem, life is not a game, he was a thug wannabe, a punk, a lowlife, I could care less what you think, he would not have been in that situation in the first place if he had not been selling and buying drugs. "game" what damn game, that idiot killed my best friend, I can't wait til he burns in hell.
ronnie

Newton, NC

#16 Mar 3, 2008
Thank you very much, Joshua Daniel Camp was my best friend for over 12 years, he was like a brother to me. His mother Connie was like my second mom. These people defending him are either druggies themselves, or they are being sympathetic because they are black as well. Josh did nothing wrong, all he was doing was returning a movie to the movie gallery.
ronnie

Newton, NC

#17 Mar 3, 2008
You are rediculous, Josh was not involved in any way shape or form, and yes, it does make a difference if it is over rims or drugs. It's is all about who you surround yourself with, and trivice surrounded himself with trash.
ronnie

Newton, NC

#18 Mar 3, 2008
Now you bring up race, it has nothing to do with race, he was not made an example of, he was a criminal, any way you slice it. Yes he may have been an upstanding citizen at one point, but it obviously changed at sometime BEFORE the murder, You are black, even if had killed Josh in cold blood you would never admit it. Like Dave Chappelle says, my blackness won't allow me to admit it.
GIMME A BREAK

Gastonia, NC

#19 Mar 25, 2008
First of all, I know both sides of the story.

Trivice is a very good guy! He got caught up with the "wrong crowd!"

I have one question for everyone....who instigated the chase? Smoke and his boys or Trivice?

One could say Trivice started it because he stole $ or whatever, but money is money and life is life!

The true wannabes started the chase that ended in two people being shot to death, one of their boys and an "innocent bystander". If the authorities didn't always "back" the dealers by getting them out of every charge from simple possession to robbery they wouldn't be out on the street causing this trouble to begin with.

It is a shame that you lost your friend, but think about the other life taken. A young man lost his life and Trivice also lost his life!!
harsher penalties

Gastonia, NC

#20 Mar 26, 2008
I hope legislation is passed that makes crimes commited during a drug related incident would make it a capital offence like theyre trying to do with gang related crimes. Im tired of hearing bleeding hearts saying its not fair, it wasnt their fault. He's not laying in a 3x6 foot hole in the ground.
Commit a drug related crime- and put some da_n teeth in the punishment.

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