5 Morley suspects implicated in 6-county spree

There are 10 comments on the Mar 27, 2008, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story titled 5 Morley suspects implicated in 6-county spree. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

His family said despite earlier troubles, Cody Bodo was getting on the right track.

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A Former Chartuckian

Lansing, MI

#151 May 21, 2008
Wendy wrote:
Mark, obviously the parents weren't good enough parents to know where there children were and WHO they were hanging out with. My parents ALWAYS made me bring my friends home to meet them before I could go ANYWHERE with them. Yes, I know kids lie to their parents and can't keep an eye on them 24/7, but any really good parent would start checking on their kids' stories, especially if things didn't always add up. I know kids sneak out and sometimes their parents may not know, and I know kids do things their parents don't know about, but that is why we teach our children ethics and morals, obviously ALL of these young adults had NONE of those! I do feel bad for the parents having to watch their children end up in long prison sentences, however, maybe it will teach others a lesson in checking on what their kids are up to, or checking out their MySpace pages to see who their friends are and what kinds of things they are talking about and doing.
I agree with you that these kids possessed no morals or even understood the value of human life. See, I used to live down the street from Alec Cove. My family lived there when his family moved in, so we have known him for a very long time, but even knowing that he was getting into a lot of bad things, we never expected that this would be outcome. One of my younger brothers used to hang out with Cove, Bodo and Zimmerman all the time, but shortly before all this went down, he quit hanging with them. When I asked him about it, he said that Cove was getting looked at for dealing drugs and that Cove and Zimmerman tried to run away numerous times. I never personally knew Alexa or Cody so much as I knew Alec, and I didn't know Cody's or Alexa's families or much about their lives, but I do know Cove's parents. Cove's mom is a very sweet lady and he has a great dad, but like most kids out there now days, his parents are divorced. Fortunately for Cove and his little brother, they decided to remain civil and Cove's dad bought a house just down the street from where his kids lived with their mom. They also took jobs on opposite shifts so the kids wouldn't be without parental supervision, but Cove saw this as an opportunity to play both of them. The nights that he was gone, he told one parent that he was going to the other one's house for the night, but never showed up. He would take off all the time like that. They both tried hard to control his behavior, set limits and set good examples for him, and when Cove got in trouble for dealing the drugs, his mom AND dad appealed to my brother to hang out with Cove, hoping that my brother would have a positive influence on him. It's just not right that everyone on here just assumes that these kids' parents weren't teaching their kids right from wrong, because at least in this case, they tried. And for your information, they did check on Cove's stories. They rarely believed their own kid. They knew when he was lying, but he refused to change his ways, no matter what they tried. If that isn't completely obvious by now.
A Former Chartuckian

Lansing, MI

#152 May 21, 2008
I hope for the sake of all the families involved, that not only is justice served in this case, but that the real truth comes out about what happened and who was really involved in what. The speculations on here and the accusations considering the families of the kids, are just as wrong as what those kids did. Since most of you on here really didn't even know these kids, let alone know who they were before this all happened, what makes you think you have the right to accuse their parents of being bad? You don't because you don't even know who these people all were or what was going on in their lives. I am not saying that those kids were right for what they did, because they couldn't have made a more grievous error in judgment. I am simply saying that you shouldn't judge others based on rumor and half-truths. Everytime something bad happens like this, most people seem to think that its ok to speculate and then attack whoever is the most likely looking target, because "somebody has to be at fault for these kids' behavior". Have any one of you given thought to the fact that since we all have Free Will, maybe it is the kids' OWN fault that they did what they did? Most of time, even when a kid has attentive parents who try to raise them right, that kid will still go out and do bad things, either out of sheer rebellion or just because they have shitty wiring upstairs. You are either born with a conscience, or your not and no amount of teaching can make up for the lack of one. I think that Alec, Alexa, Thomas and the 36 year old guy John, weren't born with any, either that or the kids at least, not including Bodo, for those of you who support him, were where to hopped up on drugs to listen to it.
A Former Chartuckian

Lansing, MI

#153 May 21, 2008
Wendy wrote:
<quoted text>Go figure, Cody is guilty of something...although his family SWEARS up and down that he's innocent! If he's innocent, he wouldn't have pled guilty!
Actually, a scared kid will cop to anything if he is interrogated enough times. You don't seem to understand how hard interrogations are. There have been a lot of cases where innocent people have plead guilty because the cops doing the interrogation were so hard on them that they began to believe that they had done what they were being accused of. Its a form of brainwashing. Being told that someone knows that you did something numerous times, even if you really didn't do it, and being threatened with prison is part of the tactics that cops use to get confessions out of people, and a lot of times it works on the wrong people. Sometimes these cops get it in their head that that person is guilty and they won't take anything else for an answer. It does happen! Its not just a myth from TV shows and movies. That is exactly why we still have innocent men locked up in prisons that they are just now being able to forensically clear. As I said before, maybe he really is guilty, what gives you the right to think you can judge him, condemn him and gloat about it? You don't really know him and you don't really know what happened in that interrogation room. In these kinds of cases, I think those transcripts should be available to the public so that cops and the rest of you don't get too self-righteous and judgmental before you know absolutely all the facts of a case.
Charlotte

Nordland, WA

#154 May 22, 2008
Wendy wrote:
<quoted text>Go figure, Cody is guilty of something...although his family SWEARS up and down that he's innocent! If he's innocent, he wouldn't have pled guilty!
I dont think you quite understand what his family is saying, he is innocent in the sense that he did not want to be there, but the fact is that he was there. So thats when you take a plea, no matter what he was there but it doesnt mean that he is guilty of hurting anyone or planning to. He did what is best for himself.
I really think that you need to back off from his family a little and think that they may be going through stuff too, a person they love is involved in something terrible and dont you think they are shocked and hurting. What would be your reaction if this was one of your loved ones?
Charlotte

Nordland, WA

#155 May 22, 2008
Deanna wrote:
might anyone know an address to write tommy?
if so please e.mail me at: fadedkiss6@aol.com
Well if you think about it look up where the jail is and find a phone number and they will generally give you the address.
wondering

Miami, FL

#156 May 24, 2008
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR THIS KIND OF CONDUCT.NO EXCUSE I DONT CARE HOW OLD THEY ARE OR HOW THEY WERE MISTREATED WHILE THEY WERE GROWING UP.. DONT MAKE EXCUSES.. IF YOU DO THE CRIME YOU DO THE TIME, IF YOU ASSOCIATE WITH THESE PEOPLE, YOU ARE GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION, IF YOU DONT REPORT IT, YOU SHOULD DO THE SAME TIME AS THOSE WHO COMMITTED THE ACT..
NO QUESTIONS ASKED.. IF YOUR NOT A CRIMINAL DONT ASSOCIATE WITH CRIMINALS.. IF YOU ASSOCIATE YOU ARE AN ACCESSORY TO THE FACT..
THIS COUNTRY IS HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION FOR ONE REASON ONLY...
GOOD PEOPLE DOING NOTHING...
THINGS LIKE THIS CAN ONLY GO ON .. WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING..
BE THE GOOD PERSON THAT STANDS UP AND SAYS ..HERE ARE THESE ROTTEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THESE HORRIBLE DEEDS.. AND I AM NOT ONE OF THEM...
CRIME WILL CONTINUE AS GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING...
big boy

Lansing, MI

#157 May 27, 2008
this is for cody bodo i feel sorry for the people that this happend to but i think coby had nothing to do with all of this the kids that he was with most have forced him to go along and i think the kids that forced cody should get more time and coby should get out of jail peace out BIG BOY!!
truth

Duvall, WA

#158 Jul 25, 2009
well ive known every one involved, exept good for at least 4 years, cody i never much hung out with he had trobels but i herd he was trying to clean up before this happind, but tommy was a good guy would give yout the shirt off his back. alec i knew the longest always doing good in school, and played football and basket ball. as for alexa, didnt talk to her much, she was really prepy and im not one to be found hanging around them types. im not saying what they did was right, cuz it was wrong, but good is the one to blame, not tommys mom thats just b.s. shes a very caring person, and screw you who ever says other wise. im strongly behind tommy i wright him, hes doing good hes getting his ged and going to be taking collage class's and thats more them some of you im shure. so untill you talk to one of these people and meet them face to face shut your damn mouth.
dying breed

Alma, MI

#159 Jul 28, 2009
truth wrote:
well ive known every one involved, exept good for at least 4 years, cody i never much hung out with he had trobels but i herd he was trying to clean up before this happind, but tommy was a good guy would give yout the shirt off his back. alec i knew the longest always doing good in school, and played football and basket ball. as for alexa, didnt talk to her much, she was really prepy and im not one to be found hanging around them types. im not saying what they did was right, cuz it was wrong, but good is the one to blame, not tommys mom thats just b.s. shes a very caring person, and screw you who ever says other wise. im strongly behind tommy i wright him, hes doing good hes getting his ged and going to be taking collage class's and thats more them some of you im shure. so untill you talk to one of these people and meet them face to face shut your damn mouth.
SPELLCHECK !!!!
Julie

Belding, MI

#160 Dec 8, 2010
Yes the parents should of been involved with their kids.. However none of You know these kids or the older guy they were hanging out with. This man John Good had already been to prison for murder he threated to kill them and their families if they didnt help him. he may not of ever said that in those words but he did implie it. Alexa is a good kid she was 17 had never been in trouble a day in her life.. i will not allow you people to bad mouth someone u dont know or about something u know nothing about

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