Two teens plead guilty to beating homeless man for beer

Apr 4, 2008 Full story: The Associated Press 7

Two Granite City teens are facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder charges in the fatal beating of a homeless man for a can of beer.

Seventeen-year-old Joseph Lee Raines and 18-year-old Brandon Carol Bouck entered their pleas Thursday in Madison County court. In exchange, prosecutors dropped first-degree murder charges.

Assistant State's Attorney Susan Jensen says testimony would have shown the defendants told a friend about punching and kicking Thomas Muffler in October. Read more

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#1 Apr 13, 2008
Wish they would have kept the first degree murder charges .. too bad
howie

Marion, IL

#2 May 20, 2008
They will be regretting their actions soon enough when they get assigned to their respective prisons. Imagine this, each of them will be forced to do things for any number of inmates and not protest one lick about it, lest a severe beating comes their way. Boy howdy, will their lives really be structured!
hmmmmm

Des Moines, IA

#4 Apr 20, 2012
I'm 95% sure that the Brandon dude is not in gail.
oooooo

Des Moines, IA

#5 Apr 20, 2012
hmmmmm wrote:
I'm 95% sure that the Brandon dude is not in gail.
I bet he was a cryin, and look at him now nothin but a lil thug wanna be. Loser.

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#6 Apr 20, 2012
well, at least his prison wallet is full...
get yours

Des Moines, IA

#7 Apr 20, 2012
hmmmmm wrote:
I'm 95% sure that the Brandon dude is not in gail.
someone needs to find both those dudes and beat the sh*t out of them, then smash a beer over their heads.

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#8 Apr 20, 2012
so they murder someone over something of as little value as a single er?

imagine what they would do for a klondike bar...

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