Clearing of death row colors many rea...

Clearing of death row colors many reactions

There are 33 comments on the State Journal-Register story from Sep 7, 2006, titled Clearing of death row colors many reactions. In it, State Journal-Register reports that:

Bridget Drobney's parents still feel the pain of losing their 16-year-old daughter, who was stabbed to death in a Macoupin County cornfield more than 20 years ago.

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vet

Mattoon, IL

#21 May 17, 2011
That's what people get when the vote for Gov Quinn.This man is against conceal and carry , but will take murders off death row.
They should pardon them all and force them to live with the quinn family for the rest of their life.
Quinn always was a worthless POS
Wendy

United States

#22 Jul 7, 2011
Family wrote:
My name is Bridget and I was named after my aunt. My aunt was Bridget Drobney and I wanted to let you all know that your comments had me crying. I am fourteen years old and can personally tell you all that my family does feel the pain of her loss every single day of our lives. I know every time I see my grandmother's face when I stop by to visit on cold, rainy days and see the tears in her eyes. On mother's day and father's day my grandparents are both happy and grateful but there's always that moment where the memories return and they have to face life with the knowledge that one of their babies will never be able to celebrate the day with them. On holidays and birthdays, under the joy, there's always a bitter sadness. Every year on her birthday, I see everyones faces light up with the joy and memories of her. And every day on the anniversary of her death I see their crying, hopeless faces. To think that those monsters are off death row is unexplainable. Those men stopped me from ever being able to meet my aunt. They took away her life and her future. Not only did they take away her life, but they also took a little piece of my grandparents, my mother, my aunt, and my uncle's too. I don't know how they do it, but they wake up every morning, get dressed, put on a happy face and live their lives. Though they'll never forget my aunt, they've found a way to continue living, and that's more than I could ever have done. My mother, Jamie, named me after her sister. For confirmation, some my cousins picked Bridget as their confirmation name. We live in rememberance of her. In my family, she will never be forgotten. Thank you everyone.
Watching the news tonight the story of the murder of 16 year old Trisha Pacaccio came on. It made me think of a babysitter my sister and I had Bridget. Our parents did not explain what had happened, just that she passed away as we were really too young to understand. I'm saddened to see what had happened to her now that I am older. Bridget was the best babysitter we had ever had playing games, tellen stories, and always smiling. We always missed her. Even though years have passed my heart and prayers go out to Bridgets family.
JNI

Westmont, IL

#23 Aug 18, 2011
I remember seeing Bridget in the nurses office and in class at DGN
Barry

Effingham, IL

#24 Jan 5, 2012
I still think of this young girl on occasion and think how tragic it all was.I grew up in Litchfield,IL,a small town just 7-8 miles east of where Bridget was murdered and I still cannot comprehend how the area that I grew up in can spawn such dispicable monsters and low lifes as these three.When George Ryan,or as we called him in central Illinois-King George, pardoned these murderers a few years ago,I was absolutely stunned and to this day am in disbelief that he did that.My wife and I send our deepest condolences over this tragedy that happened many years ago,but know that Bridget`s family will never forget this aspiring young girl.
Vet

Pana, IL

#25 Jan 8, 2012
Same thing for for Quinn.He should have to sleep with these bastards.
Dawn Voss

Saint Peters, MO

#26 Jul 7, 2012
I can vividly remember when this happened. I grew up in Brighton and hung out in Bunker Hill alot at the time. I was about 22 and the murder scared everybody pretty badly. We were supposed to live in a "safe" community. What shocked me even more was when I found out who committed this murder. I don't know the Turner brothers, but I do know Danny Hines. Went to school with him, he used to be friends with my family. At one point in time he ran away from home and stayed at my house for about a week. I knew Danny had some problems, but never would I have thought him capable of something like this. He did not get the death penalty although he should have. I cannot begin to imagine the pain the Drobney family has had to endure throughout the years, a pain that never leaves. And for former Gov. Ryan to make the decision to do away with the death penalty was as cruel a slap in the face to the Drobney's and many others who now have to live with the knowledge that their tax dollars support these animals. I wish that somehow I could have seen way back then the problems Danny had would lead to this and maybe somehow we could have helped and prevented his outcome and Bridget would be alive. I know that must sound stupid, but I'm just saying that you truly never really know what someone is capable of. May God grant the Drobney family peace.
Eric

Taylorville, IL

#27 Dec 22, 2013
For some reason something made me think of the name "Bridget Drobney" tonight. I grew up in Staunton, Illlinois, just a short distance from where Bridget was found. I was but a boy at the time, but I remember the news coverage like it was yesterday. I couldn't believe somebody could be capable of a crime so hideous, especially being so close to home. While it's obvious to me that justice has not be totally served, it's also obvious to me from Bridget's comment that the love of the family has outshone and continues to outshine any evil these monster's have done. May Bridget rest in peace.
Bobbiecastro

Taylorville, IL

#28 May 15, 2017
Awful wrote:
Everytime I hear the story my eyes fill up with tears. I was only a year old when it happened. I have the deepest sorrows for what the family had to go through. There is NO WAY that those men are innocent.
I know for a fact how horrable all this is I relive this everyday not long before they did this they held me for many hours by the grace of God I got away and I reported to the police. Whet they had done. I was told everyone was looking for me not to make things worse by lieing I just seen this or I would have been there to retell whet they done to me no dought they done this or if released would do it again. They were after me that night. Not her
Bobbiecastro

Taylorville, IL

#29 May 15, 2017
Wendy wrote:
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Watching the news tonight the story of the murder of 16 year old Trisha Pacaccio came on. It made me think of a babysitter my sister and I had Bridget. Our parents did not explain what had happened, just that she passed away as we were really too young to understand. I'm saddened to see what had happened to her now that I am older. Bridget was the best babysitter we had ever had playing games, tellen stories, and always smiling. We always missed her. Even though years have passed my heart and prayers go out to Bridgets family.
I am so sorry for the family loss. I didn't know her but was there first victim I live with the horrable things that happend the night they took me. I survived iv lived with that guilt my whole life and that nothing was done when I reported to police whet happend. I wasn't used to testify if nothing more than to hide the fact it could have and should have been prevented I wish I wasn't so scared and tryed harder to get them stoped I did tell the police that they were going to do exactly whet they did.
Bobbiecastro

Taylorville, IL

#30 May 15, 2017
I still wake ever night with night terrors I was the first girl they abducted I wish I could have stopped this from happing but I know they deserved the death penalty I know the depth of there guilt I got away by the grace of God. That horrable night. They had me they sit and told me that they were going to do that to me. They had it planned for a long time. And if I was let testify maybe it would at least show the mind set of the animals they are. If the police had listened and made a report it may have prevented it I live in constant fear. And have never over come whet they did to me
EyeForEye

Normal, IL

#31 May 17, 2017
Bobbiecastro wrote:
I still wake ever night with night terrors I was the first girl they abducted I wish I could have stopped this from happing but I know they deserved the death penalty I know the depth of there guilt I got away by the grace of God. That horrable night. They had me they sit and told me that they were going to do that to me. They had it planned for a long time. And if I was let testify maybe it would at least show the mind set of the animals they are. If the police had listened and made a report it may have prevented it I live in constant fear. And have never over come whet they did to me
Reading this forum tells me that our elected officials really do not understand the ugly, mean, and people with no conscience amongst us. The only way to address these no nonsense killers is to bring back the death sentence. Electric chair seemed to work very well. They deserve nothing less.
Wpcoach68

United States

#32 Oct 4, 2017
Arianamanx wrote:
I was only 8 years old when this happened. I have to tell you that Mike and Robert Turner are my second cousins. The night that they killed that poor girl my mom, dad, me and a frien of the family were less than 2 miles from where this happened. Country cruising. I wish to god now that we would have made the turn down the road that would have taken us past where this was happening and maybe we could have saved her life. I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that those boys are guilty as sin and death is not a harsh enough punishment.

I found this site because I am now a criminal justice student learning how to fight against animals like this. Our discussion posting this week is on the death penalty in our state and I remembered Bridget and what Robert did to her. I used what happened to her as my argument for the death penalty. I know nothing I can say will ever be able to comfort her family and friends.

I loved Robert and Mike dearly when I was younger, before any of this happened and now all that I can say is that they all deserve to rot in hell. For the sake of the Drobney family, and many others like them, I pray that the Moratorium on the death penalty will be lifted and Robert will finally be put to death.
Unfortunately for me, I grew up with Michael in Illinois. I was a friend of Michaelís. I knew Robert and Daniel Hines as well, and I was friend with Danielís little brother. What these guys did is a shining example of why (imho) we should have the death penalty. When there is no doubt who did it, like this case, they should not be allowed to walk this earth!

I remember this incident well and going to the crime scene with friends in rememberace of Bridget, while none of us knew her, we all felt the pain of this horrible crime.

It is unimaginable what that young lady went through that night.

If there is a hell, I hope they rot there! And I hope they suffer a death more unimaginable than what she was forced to experience!
SeekJustice

Bloomington, IL

#33 Oct 5, 2017
Wpcoach68 wrote:
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Unfortunately for me, I grew up with Michael in Illinois. I was a friend of Michaelís. I knew Robert and Daniel Hines as well, and I was friend with Danielís little brother. What these guys did is a shining example of why (imho) we should have the death penalty. When there is no doubt who did it, like this case, they should not be allowed to walk this earth!

I remember this incident well and going to the crime scene with friends in rememberace of Bridget, while none of us knew her, we all felt the pain of this horrible crime.

It is unimaginable what that young lady went through that night.

If there is a hell, I hope they rot there! And I hope they suffer a death more unimaginable than what she was forced to experience!
Nothing less than a firing squad. Sitting behind bars is for petty crime. Write your Senators and Congressmen.

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