Austin Teen Killed in Florida

Austin Teen Killed in Florida

There are 426 comments on the KTTC-TV Rochester story from Mar 19, 2007, titled Austin Teen Killed in Florida. In it, KTTC-TV Rochester reports that:

An Austin teen is dead after being shot in the head while vacationing in Florida 18 year old Lance David Ulland Was on a trip to mourn the loss of a family member.

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snark

United States

#1 Mar 19, 2007
Matthew Castro just had to get the last word in that arguement.
now he'll need a good lawyer to present a final arguement to get him off the hook for murder.
tiredofsenseless crimes

United States

#3 Apr 5, 2007
If Matt was in the Navy full-time, how did he hold a full-time job in the private sector? He was working for a temp agency and was in a position in a local company at the time this occurred.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#4 Apr 6, 2007
tiredofsenselesscrimes wrote:
If Matt was in the Navy full-time, how did he hold a full-time job in the private sector? He was working for a temp agency and was in a position in a local company at the time this occurred.
Nobody said he was in the Navy "full time". I know he was working with a temp agency at a local company. He was in the process of getting hired on with them.
2good4u

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Apr 6, 2007
adachi wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody said he was in the Navy "full time". I know he was working with a temp agency at a local company. He was in the process of getting hired on with them.
He wasn't in the Navy at all!! He got kicked out last year for popping positive on a random drug test. For Cocaine. Ya'll need to quit lying on here saying he was in the navy and he was a saint..blah, blah, blah. HELLO!!! HE SHOT SOMEONE IN COLD BLOOD, WALKED AWAY LIKE NOTHING HAD HAPPENED!!! GET A FUCKING CLUE!
2good4u

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Apr 6, 2007
Castros Cousin wrote:
My name is Rachel and I am the cousin of Matthew Castro, the alleged suspect in this shooting. I have a few things that I would like to say. First of all, I know that media will twist things and add misleading information to make stories look more appealing to viewers. That is the case in this situation. Reports say that Matthew told police he had shot Ulland “because of a bad narcotics dealing… a few days ago.” Then it also says “on Saturday about 4 doors down from room 127, Castro arrived with three friends from the Navy.” If Matt arrived Saturday and the shooting occurred at about 3:30 am Sunday morning, how was there a bad narcotics dealing a FEW days ago? Matthew was NOT on a “search and destroy mission” as some reports say. He is NOT a violent person AT ALL! Another misleading quote “the suspect is either a former Navy sailor or in the process of being dishonorably discharged.” That is NOT true either. Matthew is active in the Navy. He is stationed at Mayport Naval Base. As far as “there was nothing in Ulland’s police record – no assaults, no disorderly conducts – that could raise any flags” what about the charge of felony third-degree burglary and gross misdemeanor theft that occurred at a Mower County Attorney’s home?(Pat Flanagan - 1200 block of 10th St NW). You can find that information by just doing a Google search on the internet. There are also accusations on Lance David Ulland being accused of rape! Why doesn’t the media do some research before accusations are made. The media is making Matthew Castro look like a “thug” and that IS NOT the case whatsoever. I lived with Matt and his parents, Melody and Antonio Castro for 18 years of my life. Matthew played football and wrestled all throughout High School. He comes from a very close knit Christian family. He graduated from High School with a very high grade point average and went on to college. He has had a job since he was 16 years old and after college went to pursue his dream of fighting for our Country. In which he did by joining the Navy. He is married and has a one year old son. Matt is by no means what the media is trying to make him out to be. If you would like to know what REALLY happened, Matthew’s best friend, also a sailor, bought drugs from Ulland 20 minutes before the altercation occurred. When Matthew’s friend returned to the hotel room and told Matt the he got ripped off Matt said “I’ll go get your money back, which room is he in?” Everyone was intoxicated, including Lance Ulland, who is underage by the way. Matt walked up to the hotel room where Ulland was staying and when the door opened Ulland pulled out a gun. Matt feared for his life. So he pulled out his. What would you do? As far as reports saying Matt fled from the police, that is absolutely crazy! I don’t for one minute think that it is ok to shoot someone, but in this situation he had no other choice. Now because of all of this misleading information going around my cousin has been portrayed as a murder and was on a “search and destroy mission”. This is insane and I believe that the media owes Matt a personal apology for publishing FALSE information. None of this should have happened. AT ALL! Maybe drug dealer, such as Lance, will think next time before they decide to put themselves in this kind of situation. I am not saying that Matt is innocent, but neither is Ulland.
AND HOW DO YOU KNOW LANCE PULLED OUT A GUN?? GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT!
2good4u

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Apr 6, 2007
tiredofsenselesscrimes wrote:
If Matt was in the Navy full-time, how did he hold a full-time job in the private sector? He was working for a temp agency and was in a position in a local company at the time this occurred.
HE WASN'T IN THE NAVY. HE GOT KICKED OUT FOR USING DRUGS!
castros cousin

Albertville, AL

#8 Apr 8, 2007
2good4u wrote:
<quoted text>
HE WASN'T IN THE NAVY. HE GOT KICKED OUT FOR USING DRUGS!
He did not. You need to get your stories straight. You don't even know Matt.
2good4u

Norfolk, VA

#9 Apr 8, 2007
ACTUALLY, I DO KNOW HIM...MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT! OH WAIT....I TOLD YA'LL THAT ALREADY! HE GOT KICKED OUT FOR POPPING POSITIVE FOR COCAINE! I BELIEVE IT WAS ALMOST A YEAR AGO. NOT SURE OF THE EXACT DATE. I KNOW THAT HE WAS WORKING IN THE LEGAL DEPT. AT NAS JAX DUE TO HIS SURGERY ON HIS ARM. HE DID COKE ONE NIGHT AND THE NEXT DAY...HIS NUMBER CAME UP FOR A RANDOM DRUG TEST. HE TRIED TO GET OUT OF IT BY SAYING THAT HE TOOK SOME OF HIS WIFE'S MEDICINE BY MISTAKE, AND THAT IT CAN SOMETIMES CAUSE A FALSE-POSITIVE RESULT FOR COCAINE, BUT NOBODY BOUGHT HIS STORY! I BELIEVE THAT HE STARTED SELLING CARS NOT LONG AFTER HE GOT KICKED OUT. GEE, I WONDER HOW I KNOW THAT MUCH DETAILED INFORMATION, BUT YET I DON'T KNOW HIM?? HMMM??? QUIT TRYING TO STICK UP FOR YOUR GUILTY COUSIN. HE WAS WRONG...THAT'S IT. THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO SAY. HE SHOT SOMEONE IN THE HEAD AND NOW HE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. WHETHER OR NOT HE IS REMORSEFUL...I DON'T KNOW, BUT PLEASE QUIT TRYING TO MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A SAINT WHEN WE ALL KNOW HE IS NOT. TRUST ME, I HAVE LOTS MORE STORIES ABOUT MATT CASTRO SO IF ANYONE WANTS THE "REAL" TRUTH AND NOT SOME MADE UP FAIRY TAIL, THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME.
HAVE FUN VISITING YOUR COUSIN IN PRISON! HE IS A PRETTY BOY, AND I'M SURE WILL BE SOMEBODY'S BITCH!
2good4u

Norfolk, VA

#10 Apr 8, 2007
Castros Cousin wrote:
My name is Rachel and I am the cousin of Matthew Castro, the alleged suspect in this shooting. I have a few things that I would like to say. First of all, I know that media will twist things and add misleading information to make stories look more appealing to viewers. That is the case in this situation. Reports say that Matthew told police he had shot Ulland “because of a bad narcotics dealing… a few days ago.” Then it also says “on Saturday about 4 doors down from room 127, Castro arrived with three friends from the Navy.” If Matt arrived Saturday and the shooting occurred at about 3:30 am Sunday morning, how was there a bad narcotics dealing a FEW days ago? Matthew was NOT on a “search and destroy mission” as some reports say. He is NOT a violent person AT ALL! Another misleading quote “the suspect is either a former Navy sailor or in the process of being dishonorably discharged.” That is NOT true either. Matthew is active in the Navy. He is stationed at Mayport Naval Base. As far as “there was nothing in Ulland’s police record – no assaults, no disorderly conducts – that could raise any flags” what about the charge of felony third-degree burglary and gross misdemeanor theft that occurred at a Mower County Attorney’s home?(Pat Flanagan - 1200 block of 10th St NW). You can find that information by just doing a Google search on the internet. There are also accusations on Lance David Ulland being accused of rape! Why doesn’t the media do some research before accusations are made. The media is making Matthew Castro look like a “thug” and that IS NOT the case whatsoever. I lived with Matt and his parents, Melody and Antonio Castro for 18 years of my life. Matthew played football and wrestled all throughout High School. He comes from a very close knit Christian family. He graduated from High School with a very high grade point average and went on to college. He has had a job since he was 16 years old and after college went to pursue his dream of fighting for our Country. In which he did by joining the Navy. He is married and has a one year old son. Matt is by no means what the media is trying to make him out to be. If you would like to know what REALLY happened, Matthew’s best friend, also a sailor, bought drugs from Ulland 20 minutes before the altercation occurred. When Matthew’s friend returned to the hotel room and told Matt the he got ripped off Matt said “I’ll go get your money back, which room is he in?” Everyone was intoxicated, including Lance Ulland, who is underage by the way. Matt walked up to the hotel room where Ulland was staying and when the door opened Ulland pulled out a gun. Matt feared for his life. So he pulled out his. What would you do? As far as reports saying Matt fled from the police, that is absolutely crazy! I don’t for one minute think that it is ok to shoot someone, but in this situation he had no other choice. Now because of all of this misleading information going around my cousin has been portrayed as a murder and was on a “search and destroy mission”. This is insane and I believe that the media owes Matt a personal apology for publishing FALSE information. None of this should have happened. AT ALL! Maybe drug dealer, such as Lance, will think next time before they decide to put themselves in this kind of situation. I am not saying that Matt is innocent, but neither is Ulland.
THERE WAS NO EXCUSE FOR LANCE TO BE SHOT AND KILLED. MAYBE YOUR COUSIN "WILL THINK" AS YOU PUT IT, BEFORE HE PUTS HIMSELF IT THAT KIND OF SITUATION..OH WAIT..THERE WON'T BE A NEXT TIME...MY BAD!
Castros Cousin

United States

#11 Apr 9, 2007
2good4u wrote:
ACTUALLY, I DO KNOW HIM...MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT! OH WAIT....I TOLD YA'LL THAT ALREADY! HE GOT KICKED OUT FOR POPPING POSITIVE FOR COCAINE! I BELIEVE IT WAS ALMOST A YEAR AGO. NOT SURE OF THE EXACT DATE. I KNOW THAT HE WAS WORKING IN THE LEGAL DEPT. AT NAS JAX DUE TO HIS SURGERY ON HIS ARM. HE DID COKE ONE NIGHT AND THE NEXT DAY...HIS NUMBER CAME UP FOR A RANDOM DRUG TEST. HE TRIED TO GET OUT OF IT BY SAYING THAT HE TOOK SOME OF HIS WIFE'S MEDICINE BY MISTAKE, AND THAT IT CAN SOMETIMES CAUSE A FALSE-POSITIVE RESULT FOR COCAINE, BUT NOBODY BOUGHT HIS STORY! I BELIEVE THAT HE STARTED SELLING CARS NOT LONG AFTER HE GOT KICKED OUT. GEE, I WONDER HOW I KNOW THAT MUCH DETAILED INFORMATION, BUT YET I DON'T KNOW HIM?? HMMM??? QUIT TRYING TO STICK UP FOR YOUR GUILTY COUSIN. HE WAS WRONG...THAT'S IT. THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO SAY. HE SHOT SOMEONE IN THE HEAD AND NOW HE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. WHETHER OR NOT HE IS REMORSEFUL...I DON'T KNOW, BUT PLEASE QUIT TRYING TO MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A SAINT WHEN WE ALL KNOW HE IS NOT. TRUST ME, I HAVE LOTS MORE STORIES ABOUT MATT CASTRO SO IF ANYONE WANTS THE "REAL" TRUTH AND NOT SOME MADE UP FAIRY TAIL, THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME.
HAVE FUN VISITING YOUR COUSIN IN PRISON! HE IS A PRETTY BOY, AND I'M SURE WILL BE SOMEBODY'S BITCH!
First of all… I think you have the wrong person. Matt never had surgery on his arm, he was never kick out of the Navy – especially for testing positive for drugs! He never sold cars… You have him confused with someone else.

And by the way… I won’t be seeing him in prison… Because he is no longer in jail! And the charges have been dropped! Now what shit head???!!!
2good4u

Norfolk, VA

#12 Apr 10, 2007
Castros Cousin wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all… I think you have the wrong person. Matt never had surgery on his arm, he was never kick out of the Navy – especially for testing positive for drugs! He never sold cars… You have him confused with someone else.
And by the way… I won’t be seeing him in prison… Because he is no longer in jail! And the charges have been dropped! Now what shit head???!!!
Wow, shit head...is that the extent of your volcabulary??
And where and when was this posted on any news site?? Last I read, the grand jury indicted him on first degree murder charges. And I am talking about the same Matt he was/is married to Ryan and has a son named Braden. He did get kicked out b/c he was asking ME for advice on how to get out of it. He popped for cocaine. Maybe you are the one that is delusional and have him confused w/ the wrong person. LOl!
iamthegreatcornh olio

Myakka City, FL

#13 Apr 10, 2007
<<HE IS A PRETTY BOY, AND I'M SURE WILL BE SOMEBODY'S BITCH!>>>

huh huh huh, huh huh huh ;-)
Castros Cousin

United States

#14 Apr 11, 2007
2good4u wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, shit head...is that the extent of your volcabulary??
And where and when was this posted on any news site?? Last I read, the grand jury indicted him on first degree murder charges. And I am talking about the same Matt he was/is married to Ryan and has a son named Braden. He did get kicked out b/c he was asking ME for advice on how to get out of it. He popped for cocaine. Maybe you are the one that is delusional and have him confused w/ the wrong person. LOl!
Who are you? What is your name?
RYAN - HISFUCKINGWIFE

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Apr 11, 2007
2good4u wrote:
<quoted text>
THERE WAS NO EXCUSE FOR LANCE TO BE SHOT AND KILLED. MAYBE YOUR COUSIN "WILL THINK" AS YOU PUT IT, BEFORE HE PUTS HIMSELF IT THAT KIND OF SITUATION..OH WAIT..THERE WON'T BE A NEXT TIME...MY BAD!
You need to keep your fucking mouth shut! You do not know anything that happened on that night. You were not there, none of us were. You are not helping this situation any by posting all of these lies all over the internet, you are making it look worse. If you care about him, keep your mouth shut! He's in jail and we all just want him to come home, don't make his time there harder than it has to be. All of this shit gets back to him, he hears all the forums and sees the newpaper articles. The media is doing a good enough job twisting things without the help of anyone else, especially his "cousin". You know how to reach me if you want to talk about this, don't do it on here!

Since: Apr 07

Montgomery, AL

#16 Apr 11, 2007
I am Rachel and I am Matt's cousin. I am not sure who is posting things on here claiming to be me... but please STOP!
2good4u

Norfolk, VA

#17 Apr 11, 2007
iamthegreatcornholio wrote:
<<HE IS A PRETTY BOY, AND I'M SURE WILL BE SOMEBODY'S BITCH!>>>
huh huh huh, huh huh huh ;-)
haha. it's the truth
2good4u

Norfolk, VA

#18 Apr 11, 2007
RYAN - HISFUCKINGWIFE wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to keep your fucking mouth shut! You do not know anything that happened on that night. You were not there, none of us were. You are not helping this situation any by posting all of these lies all over the internet, you are making it look worse. If you care about him, keep your mouth shut! He's in jail and we all just want him to come home, don't make his time there harder than it has to be. All of this shit gets back to him, he hears all the forums and sees the newpaper articles. The media is doing a good enough job twisting things without the help of anyone else, especially his "cousin". You know how to reach me if you want to talk about this, don't do it on here!
his time there is supposed to be hard. It's not a vacation. He is in jail for murder!! I have posted no lies and you know that. He got kicked out of the navy for drugs. And you, the so called wife that has been separated for how long now?? All of a sudden b/c he's said that he's into god (duh, he's in jail and will say anything at this point) you think he's the perfect husband now. Nobody just carries a gun (w/o a permit for fun. No way. He deserves whatever the court/ jury decides for him. There is no excuse for murder!!!
RYAN - HISFUCKINGWIFE

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Apr 11, 2007
I never said there was an excuse for what matt did. He messed up in the worst way possible, and we all know he will pay for it. Im not saying anything on his behalf about him turning to the lord. My whole reason for loweing myself to this 100 different story bullshit is to tell his cousin (NOT YOU) to stop saying shit that she knows nothing about. This goes for everyone. Hell I dont even know what happened. It will all come out in the end. You and I dont need to have problems. This has nothing to do with you.
RYAN - HISFUCKINGWIFE

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Apr 11, 2007
The comment I wrote before this was posted for Rachel

Since: Apr 07

United States

#21 Apr 12, 2007
RYAN - HISFUCKINGWIFE wrote:
I never said there was an excuse for what matt did. He messed up in the worst way possible, and we all know he will pay for it. Im not saying anything on his behalf about him turning to the lord. My whole reason for loweing myself to this 100 different story bullshit is to tell his cousin (NOT YOU) to stop saying shit that she knows nothing about. This goes for everyone. Hell I dont even know what happened. It will all come out in the end. You and I dont need to have problems. This has nothing to do with you.
Ryan,
I'm not sure who "castro's cousin" is??? Whoever that is, is claiming they are me (Rachel). I did not post that stuff... none of them... Lat night was the first I even heard that this was on here. We will talk later.
Rachel

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