Recent grad dies after slashing in party brawl | The Columbus Dispatch

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A 19-year-old man who had just graduated from high school in Athens County was stabbed to death at a birthday party early Sunday.
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Gregor

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Sorry, but those parents responsible for hosting and furnishing this party, and not supervising this party should be locked up immediately with the key thrown into the Ohio River.
Cartman

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Alcohol is sold legally often with similar results, though most of these were underage since the law was changed here in Ohio. Car wrecks, deadly fights and long-term health damage are common. But pot is illegal when it has far less devastating effects. You have to feel the greatest sympathy for those left behind after this tragedy, but maybe a bit of reason can be created from these types of disasters. I don't remember reading about a pot party that broke out in a knife fight or shooting.
Nicky Chains

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The Walravens should go to prison for causing the situation that killed the boy and the slasher should be let go because he was probably drunk, a minor and should have been under the direction of the Walravens ... who dropped the ball. Besides, the 17 year old probably saved his own life by defending himself. The dead kid ... well, maybe he will be smarter in his next incarnation.
PEARL

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Have the parents been charged?
I don't know wh Ohio made it illegal to furnish alcohol to minors, we never enforce it, and when we do it's a slap on the wrist. Sad for all involved.
timmy

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Tempers, Tempers, and Tempers ! Enjoy your new school at the big house!
Lolita Shih Tzu

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I feel sorry for the neighbors who had to put up with this wild 'party'! Look out for the adults who allowed it.
Turkey on Wheat

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Well the kid shouldn't have had a knife, the kids shouldn't have been beating on him and the parents shouldn't have bought them beer. Throw them all in jail. A person lost their life over all of this. They are all guilty. You can't blame just any one person.
Big Johnson

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Isn't 19 a bit old to be graduating from high school?
Turkey on Wheat

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Big Johnson wrote:
Isn't 19 a bit old to be graduating from high school?
You are such and idiot!
Grove City Grump

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Big Johnson wrote:
Isn't 19 a bit old to be graduating from high school?
No, it isn't. You just keep plugging away at it until you get that diploma!
Nana

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It was a pocket knife - I know lots of people that carry those - he was defending himself and probably saved his own life!
Turkey on Wheat wrote:
Well the kid shouldn't have had a knife, the kids shouldn't have been beating on him and the parents shouldn't have bought them beer. Throw them all in jail. A person lost their life over all of this. They are all guilty. You can't blame just any one person.
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Turkey on Wheat wrote:
Well the kid shouldn't have had a knife, the kids shouldn't have been beating on him and the parents shouldn't have bought them beer. Throw them all in jail. A person lost their life over all of this. They are all guilty. You can't blame just any one person.
Your name should be "TURKEY ON DRUGS". Your statement "the kid shouldn't have had a knife", borders on moronic. I have carried a pocket knife since I was 6 years old and I am 68 now. I have never stabbed anyone. Boys my age carried knives to school everyday and we never had that first stabbing incident. When boys joined the Boy Scouts a knife was mandatory equipment. I'll admit that people of your intelligence probably shouldn't carry knives. It all goes back to how you were taught as a youngster. Oh, and by the way, when I was 9, my parents bought me a .22 rifle for Christmas and I have never shot anyone either.
Hobochangba

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Thank you Darwin for thinning the herd.

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This is going to be an interesting story:
-The house they were in was owned by a local optometrist and her husband who happened to be celebrating in Columbus that night and had given the folks permission to have a party.
-The parents bought a keg and other alcohol.
-Fight started over a girl with boy from a rival school showed up at the party (no one is saying if that guy was the one attacked or killed, etc)
-They have about 30 witnesses, and I'm sure many different accounts.

Bottom line the parents should be accountable (sounds like max penalty is fine plus 6 months in jail). The deep pockets are with the home owner so interesting to see how long it takes a lawsuit to happen. Was the boy who killed the guy really getting beat on badly enough to use the knife? Was the guy who died involved with beating the other guy?
Lolita Shih Tzu

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PSL Holder wrote:
This is going to be an interesting story:
-The house they were in was owned by a local optometrist and her husband who happened to be celebrating in Columbus that night and had given the folks permission to have a party.
-The parents bought a keg and other alcohol.
-Fight started over a girl with boy from a rival school showed up at the party (no one is saying if that guy was the one attacked or killed, etc)
-They have about 30 witnesses, and I'm sure many different accounts.
Bottom line the parents should be accountable (sounds like max penalty is fine plus 6 months in jail). The deep pockets are with the home owner so interesting to see how long it takes a lawsuit to happen. Was the boy who killed the guy really getting beat on badly enough to use the knife? Was the guy who died involved with beating the other guy?
Arghhhhhhhh..I hope Bob Enzite doesn't read your post! It will prove his 'dear' point!
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well, looking at the keg family we know who the 'Planned Parenthood and ZPG' poster children from that county are.
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Jun 15, 2010
 
Parenting at fault yes but maybe not to the degree that is posted. At 17 I bought beer anytime I wanted maybe some vender sold it illegally.

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Parenting at fault yes but maybe not to the degree that is posted. At 17 I bought beer anytime I wanted maybe some vender sold it illegally.
Parents admitted to buying Keg. More in depth story in local papers (Parkersburg News and/or Marietta Times).
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Jun 15, 2010
 
Ooph. I'm not a "lock 'em up!" kinda person, but these parents should be held accountable for the whole incident - liquor, fights and death. Period. I mean, the kids should have known better - but the parents DID know better.
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The grape vine has told me that these parents routinely bought there kids alcohol. Also I have heard that the slasher was acting on self defense and they have witnesses stating that.

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