Eight men sentenced in '07 assaults on Tyngsboro family

Full story: Lowell Sun 220
When eight young Tyngsboro men, including four local high-school students, attacked Lianne Halloran and her family in their Katy Lane home two years ago, they did more than break the law. Full Story
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John F

Meredith, NH

#231 Jan 8, 2009
All the halloran boys received sports scholarships. little tough love never hurt no one.
resident

Tewksbury, MA

#232 Jan 8, 2009
I think everyone should just relax. It's over, they got what they deserved. Everyone here is going to say different things on what their opinion is and obviously others are going to disagree. The boys are serving their punishment, and we'll see how that treats them. But this incident is over, and its pointless to argue back and forth about it when opinions arent going to be changed.
local

Tyngsboro, MA

#233 Jan 8, 2009
Running Man wrote:
looks like the parents of these dbags got out of their low life jobs just in time to try to defend their low life sons. their lives are over haha, go back to Tyngsboro and try to raise your other kids because these ones are lost. defend it and blame the hallorans for all of this, nice work, the state disagreed with you. bunch of white trash clowns!
White , black , brown I'm not blameing the hallorans at all. Just would like the facts set straight.
Tyng Student

Chelmsford, MA

#234 Jan 8, 2009
yohk wrote:
who ever the former student is shut your mouth no one cares about your opinions on these kids..your information has been use less.
My posts offer views from a student who went to school with both the defendants and victims, and played baseball on teams coached by Mr H. and Mr Soraco.

If you do not appreciate my input, simply skip my posts. No one is forcing you to read them but understand what I post has credibility.

It almost sounds as tho what I'm saying is striking a nerve with you... interesting
Running Man

Quincy, MA

#235 Jan 8, 2009
I cant wait to google "FELONS" and see these kids names over and over and over again. No matter how you try to defend it, and yes the sentences were LIGHT, they're always going to be FELONS, enjoy it fellas!
Tyng Student

Chelmsford, MA

#236 Jan 8, 2009
local wrote:
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Nobody wins until we can forgive and forget. The true test of life
There is forgiving and forgetting when justice has been served, and unfortunately the sentencing the boys received was not justice.

In the relatively small town of Tyngsboro, the names of the defendants will forever be tarnished and remembered.

Sorry
local

Tyngsboro, MA

#237 Jan 8, 2009
Tyng Student wrote:
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I'm not sure if your a parent of one of the defendants, but if so, unfortunately your son is not making the choices he has to make.
Your being extremely lenient and judging from his actions, a lenient parent is not what your child needs. It seems like most of the people I know involved in this situation have one major thing in common... a lack of parenting or in the case of the Hallorens, poor parenting.
If your son is a defendant, theres one thing I suggest you do, convince him to go into any branch of the military. While it may sound crazy, your son really needs a stern lesson in respect and discipline.
Think about it....
I think about it all the time. For all my children.Have children and you will understand.I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters One brother at 45 still does not get it. May I ask you is this still my parents fault.
Remember Adam and Eve they had lots of children All came into this world with the gift of choice. Cane killed Abel. Both came from the same parents under the same teaching. One of the greatest principals of life is the abilitie to choose good or evil.We all will answer for our own decisions.
Linda

Lancaster, MA

#238 Jan 8, 2009
This is absolutely disgusting, once again the screwed-up injustice system in this country has failed. They are basically punishing the victims and not the punks that committed the crime. Talk about light sentences, less than a slap on the wrist! And for one of the punks mother to wish death on Mrs. Halloran? How evil is that?
You know, to me it doesn't matter what color or race you are, crime is crime and these hoodlums should receive some jail time. It just boggles my mind how every time you turn around it seems the victims of crimes get blamed for being a victim and the criminal just walks away,makes me sick.
local

Tyngsboro, MA

#239 Jan 8, 2009
resident wrote:
I think everyone should just relax. It's over, they got what they deserved. Everyone here is going to say different things on what their opinion is and obviously others are going to disagree. The boys are serving their punishment, and we'll see how that treats them. But this incident is over, and its pointless to argue back and forth about it when opinions arent going to be changed.
Well said good night
get real

Dracut, MA

#241 Jan 8, 2009
jane freeman associates with those scum bags every night of the week, as do all of her friends. so her opinion is biased as well.
Tyng Student

Chelmsford, MA

#242 Jan 8, 2009
local wrote:
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I think about it all the time. For all my children.Have children and you will understand.I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters One brother at 45 still does not get it. May I ask you is this still my parents fault.
Remember Adam and Eve they had lots of children All came into this world with the gift of choice. Cane killed Abel. Both came from the same parents under the same teaching. One of the greatest principals of life is the abilitie to choose good or evil.We all will answer for our own decisions.
Why do they need three hours church when they can get it at home?! Ok, sorry, that was uncalled for.

While I do respect you for showing what appears to be sympathy for the actions of your possible child, I feel as tho your missing what may be the last opportunity to help him.

ALL of the defendants are at an age where everyone expects that they can make responsible decisions for themselves, but their former actions prove otherwise. Here is where you, as a parent, have to come in and guide them in the correct path.

Whats making things worse, is the court system is not helping you at all. By giving them a light sentencing (which I think most people will agree), the court system is not disciplining them enough for their actions and you as a parent have to fill in the slack.

Here is your chance for a fresh start, become closer as a parent to your child, find out who his friends are, what type of personality they have, who their parents are, be NOSY!

Yes your kid may hate you for it now, but when he grows up and has a stable job, and a respectable image, he will thank you down the road.
Sammy

Tewksbury, MA

#243 Jan 8, 2009
hallowell and siracco dads are hot tempered big mouths who made many kids cry- some quit youth sports because of them. big men making boys cry- did they take that as a victory over the weak? they know more about sports than anyone and only their sons are any good. i have been embarrassed to be a tyngsboro parent with the way hallowell behaved at ths basketball games. he should have been thrown out.
Sammy

Tewksbury, MA

#244 Jan 8, 2009
question: why armed burglary charge?

Since: Jul 08

Lowell

#246 Jan 9, 2009
So now that they are felons shouldn't their scholarships be taken away?
Watchman

Lowell, MA

#247 Jan 9, 2009
I believe that the court was too nice, and the punishment has not been a good deterrent for others.
LOL

Walpole, MA

#248 Jan 9, 2009
I was at court that day wrote:
I know the truth. I heard the evendence and the testimonies. I believe that the Hallorans r full of hate and revenge and could of ended this long ago, like the next day. These kids didn't go there to fight the mother and father or did they break into their home. The fight took place on the front lawn, not in thier home. Mr Halloran didn't go to the hospital but went with the police that night and the hospital was nothing but and after thought so he could persucte these kids and call it an HOME INVASION, what a lie that was. No one was seriously hurt, no one, just bad feelings. These kids were wrong, but it wasn't a Home invasion, but a stupid fight amongst drunken teens and Mr. Halloran charged out his door on to his front lawn to fight for his son, who stayed inside, but his friend went out to fight. I know that none of these boys families ever spoke to the Hallorans that last day of court because they all had to empty the courthouse before the Hallarons left. I know I was there. What I really believe is that Mrs. Halloran wants US to hate these boys families by this cancer comment. Very clever. More hate! because she knows deep down that these boys were really railroaded and she doesn't want to accept the fact that this was blown completely out of porition. It wasn't a HOME INVASION, it was a stupid NewYear's Eve fight amongst stupid drunk teenagers. Mr Halloran never called the police when he knew these kids were coming to fight his son that night because he felt like brawling with these boys when they came to fight with his son and his friend. The truth is the truth. So don't believe ever thing u hear or read. there is blame on both parties. But these boys r good kids and have gone on with there lives and r going to college and they all have steady jobs. they aren't scum or punks or gang members. I think they should of got some sort of punishment like community service and were made to tell the Hallarons they were sorry, but Label this a Home Invasion just doesn't fit. they never went into the home or tied up anyone or stole or robben them, they went there to fight with the Halloran boy and his friend outside on the front lawn and that is what they did, fought on the front lawn end of story, but Mr Halloran went out to fight with them. Everyone needs to get a Grip and know the TRUE FACTS!
You said it your self 'donít believe everything you read or hear' so why are you on the forum trying to plead a case, why should we believe anything you are saying? Just because you was at court that day and heard testimonies and evidence doesnít mean the testimonies were true, people do lie.
fionaxoxox

North Billerica, MA

#249 Jan 11, 2009
Is this Frank MacKenzie the son of the Billerica cop who was forced to retire last year or he would have been fired? If so... like father like son. Daddy belongs in jail too!
YouGotIt

Boston, MA

#250 Jan 12, 2009
fionaxoxox wrote:
Is this Frank MacKenzie the son of the Billerica cop who was forced to retire last year or he would have been fired? If so... like father like son. Daddy belongs in jail too!
You got that right...both are losers and should spend time in the big house. Lying, scummy low lifes that walk around calling themselves humans.
pshhh

Tewksbury, MA

#251 Jan 23, 2009
stop with the race crap, it has nothing to do with the color of their skin.
steve

Tyngsboro, MA

#253 Jan 28, 2013
Linda wrote:
This is absolutely disgusting, once again the screwed-up injustice system in this country has failed. They are basically punishing the victims and not the punks that committed the crime. Talk about light sentences, less than a slap on the wrist! And for one of the punks mother to wish death on Mrs. Halloran? How evil is that?
You know, to me it doesn't matter what color or race you are, crime is crime and these hoodlums should receive some jail time. It just boggles my mind how every time you turn around it seems the victims of crimes get blamed for being a victim and the criminal just walks away,makes me sick.
Ur an idiot Linda they did get jail time and 90 days of house arrest. dont talk if u dontknow shit

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