Courtroom confusion leads to new trial for suspected child-killer

Full story: Farmington Daily Times

A hearing for a 22-year-old Flora Vista man on trial for stomping a 17-month-year-old baby to death began with the judge apologizing to him.
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Hang this punk!!
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wait till this guy gets to prison.....what are you in for......he'll get his in
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This POS didn't deserve a second trial! Send him to the chair!
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can't wait for him to go to prison. hoping he'll get killed and the killers don't want to apologize for his death to the family. lets see how they feel about that. what the he#$ his foot imprints are on the child. and he thinks he might be responsible. this loser just needs to go no remorse.
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I'm sorry for the Garcia family I know they didn't know the monster they raised and having to live with all the destruction he caused by killing an innocent baby that could not fight back. It must have really made him feel like a big boy. But my heart goes out for the family of the little girl.May God hold you in his hands. We the comminity pray for you.
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Arlon Stoker is a crooked, lying, cheating snake. He is as bad as they come.
Then we get to the little baby killing punk. They both need to go to prision together.
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MUUURRDERER!!
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Farmington, NM

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he wont dare come back to this area when he gets out of jail. He will get killed! he will get killed in prison too! so why not just save everyone else the hassle and just put him in the chair!

I went to school with the McKinney! they did/do not deserve what this little A$$ did to that angel!
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Honestly,
The defense attorney is trying to get sympathy for this creep. Oh, "he could have" what the F ever. When you step on a babies stomach something bad will happen. That is common sense. Dont try to get pity from us, we want that child killer to pay.
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i just dont understand how and why they could do this to that poor little girls family they have been through enough and for this monster to think i wasnt treated fair or what ever he will meet fairest of them all one day and he will have to deal with judgement that is given then
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I can't believe the Judge actually apologized to this creep! He does not deserve a second trial and or any type of sympathy from anyone!! Makes me sick to think he could kill an innocent child and our messed up system grants him a second trial and some sympathy! If it was such an accident why did he and his girlfriend try and hide things from the paramedics and police who responded to the 911 call?? I still personally think that the girlfriend should be held accountable too after all she obviously did nothing to stop him and help him lie!! I am so frustrated with our legal system.
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Sounds to me like Stoker is a totally incompetent lawyer. He should face disbarment.
does it matter

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Isnt there some statatory rape here too??? 15 year old girlfreind and an 18 year old man??? Hell thats 15 years in it self. Child pornography holds a 20 year sentance but this punk thinks he's gona get lessor??? Sara Weaver start adding new charges up. He wants to play with a family who was so hurt and their freinds and extended family. Time to really give him what he deserves. Does this mean the other 2 charges TAMPERING W/EVIDENCE,AGGRAVATED BATTERY??? Comes back into play?? and add Domestic violence, underage drinking? Contributing to the deleqency of a 15 year old?? To Bad Im not D.A he'd now spend life in prison!!
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WHy did the judge feel she needed to apologize? Why? Can the DT do a story on this judge and get her reasoning? This does not make sense.

Similarly a judge may think... Ummm Hitler may not have gotten a fair trial so perhaps I should apologize to him but he willl get one now!?! Huh?
remove this clown judge

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This woman is dangerous! I cannot believe she is still on the bench. Anyone who has followed the SJC legal system has seen her concern for the criminals and her total disregard for the rights of the victims.
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I don't see why the jugde apologize to Garcia when he didn't apologize to the girls mother and her family. i understand her apologizing to the mothers family. He'll get his jugdement in prison and when he meets the "MAKER"
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well court fans, believe it! Only in sjc does something like this happen. You all should be aware of the silly court system by now. It's normal for a killer of babies to be set free, or let drunk drivers to run amok. TEE HEE,, that's why I live here!!!
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To all the idiot lawyers, district attorneys and judges out there.....there should be NO plea bargains in crimes against children!
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Maybe this will bring to light all the messed up things about the SJC judicial system. First they have no right to be judging anyone none of the Judges carry the Bond for there oath of office and the Sate Law says all elected officials have to place a bond with the secretarys office in Santa fe. If this was done the Mckinney family would have recorse on this Judge and D.A's office. Alot of cases have back room talks without the victims and that is not right either. There is so much people dont know about our judicial system. As it was told to me land of entrapment, come on vacation, leave on probation, come back on violation. what a money waster I mean maker!!

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What a waste of tax dollars..... send him to prison already.

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