Elderly beating victim dies in hospital

Elderly beating victim dies in hospital

There are 289 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Elderly beating victim dies in hospital. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Homicide detectives are investigating whether a 16-year-old boy could face murder charges after the death Sunday of an elderly woman he was accused of beating and robbing of $5 in December.

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hmmr

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 11, 2008
How can you not charge him with murder? I'm sure Ms. Couch would have given him the $5.00 if he needed it. Now two families are suffering.
Jesse

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Feb 11, 2008
Public stoning by the family would be a just sentence in this case.

Anyone who beats a defenceless elderly person to death should receive the same treatment!
5 for a life

Fishers, IN

#3 Feb 11, 2008
I'm tellin ya. They should perform vasecotmies on young men after birth instead of circumcising them. Then let a group of peers decide if they are worthy of having the vasectomy reversed as an adult.

This is just disgusting.
Clayton Bigsby

AOL

#4 Feb 11, 2008
It's not too soon for me to tell.
IPS Graduates 42 Percent

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Feb 11, 2008
Sad. One life lost and another wasted.
Bob

Kenosha, WI

#6 Feb 11, 2008
He should be charged as an adult and tried for murder. He beat an 85 year old woman to death. He obviously places no value on life; he should be held accountable for his actions.
Old Mom

Carmel, IN

#7 Feb 11, 2008
The saddest part is.....somebody taught him that life holds no value. He wasn't born bad. He should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. It might not be his fault that he's an idiot, but he certainly needs to experience the consequences of his actions. Sometimes I think we should prosecute the parents at the same time.....
Mary

Kenosha, WI

#8 Feb 11, 2008
It's a shame that a 15 year old would beat up an elderly woman for 5 dollars. He should get charged for murder.
eighteen

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Feb 11, 2008
This woman is the 18th homicide so far this year. Let's all hope that it will be an unseasonably cold summer otherwise there will be even more bloodshed on the streets of Indianapolis.

We're already ahead of 2006, the second most violent year in Indianapolis.
give me a break

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Feb 11, 2008
light the grill, this one needs to fry.
hog farmer

Green Bay, WI

#11 Feb 11, 2008
Why not identify someone who commits an attact like that
Robert

Kenosha, WI

#12 Feb 11, 2008
He obviously places no value on life. he should be tried as an adult.
SLS - INDIANA

Fishers, IN

#13 Feb 11, 2008
Clayton Bigsby wrote:
It's not too soon for me to tell.
Too soon for you to tell, what kind of stupid remark is that. She may have been 85 yrs. old, but she still was a human being. I don't care how old that kid is, he should be put in jail for the rest of his life, he took the rest of hers.
Disgusted

United States

#14 Feb 11, 2008
I too believe he should be tried as an adult. If he made the decision to beat an 85 year old woman, he should be tried for that decision. It is sad that the youth of this city don't respect their elders.
bob searcy

Euclid, OH

#15 Feb 11, 2008
whats the point of prosecution?our sentences are watered down till the kid will probably end up with home detention.
Bingo

Columbus, OH

#16 Feb 11, 2008
eighteen wrote:
This woman is the 18th homicide so far this year. Let's all hope that it will be an unseasonably cold summer otherwise there will be even more bloodshed on the streets of Indianapolis.
We're already ahead of 2006, the second most violent year in Indianapolis.
And how many of these record-setting homicides are innocent children and elderly? People who commit crimes against defenseless people are pathetic cowards who deserve every punishment possible. Let this 16 year old spend the rest of his worthless life behind bars.
just me

United States

#17 Feb 11, 2008
This 15 yr. old needs to die for this heinous crime. End of story.
Tiny

Lapel, IN

#18 Feb 11, 2008
I think anyone who beats an 85 year old in her own home no matter what age they are & kills them should be charged with murder. if they are this violent at 15 they should be locked up so they can not repeat this terrible crime. why give them another change to harm another person who opens their door to him!! lock him up for good. I'm 65 yrs old & I'm fearful that this could happen to me.
aboutface

Carmel, IN

#19 Feb 11, 2008
Too sad. I weep for the innocence lost in the child and the precious life of this outstanding lady.
cirkusfreak

South Bend, IN

#20 Feb 11, 2008
She is dead because of his actions, was it worth $5? Now it is time for him to parish!

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