Supervisor who filed suit throws hat in ring

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The attorney for the Penn Township teen charged with attempted murder in a downtown Hanover hammer assault has asked that the case be moved to juvenile court, citing his client's mental-health status.

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Jan 14, 2011
 
Rehabilitation is NOT the proper punishment for a violent crime like this. He's very lucky he didn't kill that woman. The fact that he talked about it later to his "mentor" shows me he was proud of what he had done. The court system can't take a "slap on the wrist" approach with this case. Make him an example of what happens when you do a violent crime.
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#3
Jan 14, 2011
 
Liberals would like you to believe that the mentally ill, in general, are no more violent than the rest of the population. That's no true. Just witness what happened in Arizona.

Yet it doesn't in any way, in my opinion, ammeliorate this crime. This violent offender needs to be put away for a long time.
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#4
Jan 14, 2011
 
Why is it that criminals after the fact of doing something wrony and getting caught always want to say it is because of a mental state they are experiencing. I believe that someone like this should get help but I dont believe that their punishment should be any different. You were sane enough to do this horrible act then you should be sane to suffer what happens to you. The courts need to punish you for what you did and hopefully get you the help you need....just sayin"
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#5
Jan 14, 2011
 
There are those that choose to obey the law and those that don't. Perhaps the prime responsibility of government for me is to protect me from and punish those that choose to break the law. Above all else, I want the law breakers separated from the rest of us.
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Jan 14, 2011
 
I agree that this person is mentally unstable and given what has just happened in Arizona we have a responsibility to put this person away for a very long time. Don't send this case to juvenile court just so that he can get out when he's 18 and give him the chance to actually kill somebody.

He apparently doesn't have a positive support system either especially if his family is lying to police and giving him a false alibi. They too must be made an example of so people know that we will no longer tolerate this behavior. He lied, his family lied and now that they got caught Mr. Stockslager has a mental condition and nothing is his fault. How about protecting our innocent, law abiding citizens for once. I bet the women who got her head bashed in with the hammer really likes the idea of this mentally unstable person walking the streets. Glad to know that someone is looking out for her, what a joke! This whole thing is a joke! Lock him up, throw away the key. Maybe his family should have been concerned about this whacko long before he tried to murder someone. Yes I know they said they had him commited but the second they lied to police about his whereabouts on those evenings he commited those crimes was the day they failed him. We as a society didn't fail him, his family failed him and he failed himself. Time to take responsibility for his own actions. Life is hard, just ask the man and woman who were attacked by Mr. Stockslager!!
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Jan 14, 2011
 
Where did this mentally unstable kid attend school? Was it one for special needs or a regular class?
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#8
Jan 14, 2011
 
If you treat this monster like a baby, he will become a larger monster. Have we learned anything from AZ?
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Jan 14, 2011
 
Drexel2 wrote:
I agree that this person is mentally unstable and given what has just happened in Arizona we have a responsibility to put this person away for a very long time. Don't send this case to juvenile court just so that he can get out when he's 18 and give him the chance to actually kill somebody.
He apparently doesn't have a positive support system either especially if his family is lying to police and giving him a false alibi. They too must be made an example of so people know that we will no longer tolerate this behavior. He lied, his family lied and now that they got caught Mr. Stockslager has a mental condition and nothing is his fault. How about protecting our innocent, law abiding citizens for once. I bet the women who got her head bashed in with the hammer really likes the idea of this mentally unstable person walking the streets. Glad to know that someone is looking out for her, what a joke! This whole thing is a joke! Lock him up, throw away the key. Maybe his family should have been concerned about this whacko long before he tried to murder someone. Yes I know they said they had him commited but the second they lied to police about his whereabouts on those evenings he commited those crimes was the day they failed him. We as a society didn't fail him, his family failed him and he failed himself. Time to take responsibility for his own actions. Life is hard, just ask the man and woman who were attacked by Mr. Stockslager!!
I agree with everything you written. I hope and pray that our system doesn't fail the people that obey the laws.
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#10
Jan 14, 2011
 
Diogenes wrote:
Where did this mentally unstable kid attend school? Was it one for special needs or a regular class?
Does it really matter where he attended school or was in special education or regular education. Crazy people come in all forms and as a society we have allowed mental institutions to be closed. These people are now breeding mentally unstable children and thus we are dealing with it. Whether it was AZ, CA, FL, MD, or PA. There are 15 years old that do horrible crimes like this and we still have crazy lawyers that think they should be tried as a child. We will have crazy judges that will say okay. Hopefully someone has enough backbone to put this kid away for a long time. If someone beats a person with a hammer, he is not able to be rehabilitated.
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#11
Jan 14, 2011
 
This was obviously an intentional act that he was aware he was doing. Prisons are full of mentally unstable persons for this reason. I can't imagine there's any other place he belongs. I recommend the death penalty.
Help us all_ York Pa

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Jan 14, 2011
 
I don't buy the "mentally unstable" plea, its bull, just a way to try to get off scott free after committing a violent crime. Although I agree that "NORMAL PEOPLE" don't do these types of things, mental state isnt a viable alabi to rest of us. This woman could have died and has permanent injuries and from what? Just from walking down a street in broad daylight. Maybe, if the justice system starts seeing these crimes for what they are; vicious/henous/unexcusable; and punishes him as an adult (because he is certainly old enough to know right from wrong) puts him away for a very long time.....maybe there would be a lot less of these events to report. Just think, if someone would have spoken up and taken action~ there would be 6 (more) people still living in Arizona....Just saying.
hanGover

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#14
Jan 14, 2011
 
yeah, if his parents are so concerned with him being a child and having such horrible mental problems, why would they allow him out of the house at all hours, and not be keeping tabs on who he spends his time with? this is obviously one of those kids that controls his parents or his parents are completely blind and ignorant. it is obvious that this is a story his crooked lawyer concocted to try to keep this little f@cker out of jail. i say send him to jail. he committed an adult crime, why should he not have to pay the price?
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#15
Jan 14, 2011
 
If this is how he behaves at age 15 imagine what he'll do as an adult! Lock him up with no chance of parole until he's old and feeble! Let him sit in a cell and think everyday about what he did to that poor woman who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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#16
Jan 14, 2011
 
He deserves a public flogging
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Jan 14, 2011
 
Drexel2 wrote:
I agree that this person is mentally unstable and given what has just happened in Arizona we have a responsibility to put this person away for a very long time. Don't send this case to juvenile court just so that he can get out when he's 18 and give him the chance to actually kill somebody.
He apparently doesn't have a positive support system either especially if his family is lying to police and giving him a false alibi. They too must be made an example of so people know that we will no longer tolerate this behavior. He lied, his family lied and now that they got caught Mr. Stockslager has a mental condition and nothing is his fault. How about protecting our innocent, law abiding citizens for once. I bet the women who got her head bashed in with the hammer really likes the idea of this mentally unstable person walking the streets. Glad to know that someone is looking out for her, what a joke! This whole thing is a joke! Lock him up, throw away the key. Maybe his family should have been concerned about this whacko long before he tried to murder someone. Yes I know they said they had him commited but the second they lied to police about his whereabouts on those evenings he commited those crimes was the day they failed him. We as a society didn't fail him, his family failed him and he failed himself. Time to take responsibility for his own actions. Life is hard, just ask the man and woman who were attacked by Mr. Stockslager!!
Not everything u read is true, thats why things come out in the end. One Stockslager ( Gene ) did not in fact hit her, in fact he does not have a violent bone in his body. Second his family gave a positive alibi on the first incident, the second was not positive. Gene did not plan , intend or even attempt to hurt her. Time and facts will tell, its just bad the way things are written, the play on words, its really not the publics fault that they are getting so upset with Gene its the way things are written , and the things that are NOT written. Gene no longer has charges in the first incident, he was charged ONLY because Brady said he was there. Brady who started his criminal history over 10 years ago, was arrested at least 5 times, in jail in york and adams county ,was givin rehibilitation, blew it , never stopped, just getting worse, not only did he hit two people in the head in one week, he used a child to blame it on, but he will not get away with it, I have faith in DNA , prayer ,and some hope that the system will come though and facts will come out, and Brady will pay for all he has done to that man, that woman,and including using Gene to try to cover up his actions, and to Genes family. If i did not know Gene and if i read the papers only, I would come to alot of the same thoughts as all of you, however i now know better, i will never believe everything i read in the paper again.
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Jan 15, 2011
 
mislead wrote:
<quoted text>Not everything u read is true, thats why things come out in the end. One Stockslager ( Gene ) did not in fact hit her, in fact he does not have a violent bone in his body. Second his family gave a positive alibi on the first incident, the second was not positive. Gene did not plan , intend or even attempt to hurt her. Time and facts will tell, its just bad the way things are written, the play on words, its really not the publics fault that they are getting so upset with Gene its the way things are written , and the things that are NOT written. Gene no longer has charges in the first incident, he was charged ONLY because Brady said he was there. Brady who started his criminal history over 10 years ago, was arrested at least 5 times, in jail in york and adams county ,was givin rehibilitation, blew it , never stopped, just getting worse, not only did he hit two people in the head in one week, he used a child to blame it on, but he will not get away with it, I have faith in DNA , prayer ,and some hope that the system will come though and facts will come out, and Brady will pay for all he has done to that man, that woman,and including using Gene to try to cover up his actions, and to Genes family. If i did not know Gene and if i read the papers only, I would come to alot of the same thoughts as all of you, however i now know better, i will never believe everything i read in the paper again.
Obviously you support this young man and that's your right BUT answer me this question, " If BRADY was such a BAD person why was a 15 year old continously hanging with him?" It seems to me a family that can provide him with an alibi can also provide him with alittle guidance on how to pick better friends!
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Jan 31, 2011
 
I would just like to say that so far all the comments I have read sound extreemly presumptuous. Were you there when he committed this "violent crime"? Were you there inside every detail waiting to jump up and point your finger exclaiming that you could NEVER have done a crime like that yourself. Its scientifically proven that humanbeings are capable of anything and that most of the time we never know what we are going to do in that moment until it happens. Who are you people to judge another person. For all you know you don't even have your facts stright. Oh, and don't try to claim that information read online on in a public newspaper is indeed fact because even my highschool teacher would throw a fit saying that its not proper material for a report. Don't assume anything. I most often find that when I come to a conclusion I'm usually way off base. Contain your glib comments people. Think first. How is it a fact if one paper says one thing and another paper says another. Besides all these pepole claiming that they want him to pay and that justice needs to be done. Thats what the system is for your opinions are not needed. What if he is innocent. You could be causeing more damage than you realize. What if he isn't? Well then I have complete faith that our government will handle it the best they can. However since you are neither a Judge nor apart of a Jury then you would do best holding your tongue. You cannot come to a proper conclusion unless you have all the evidence in front of you and I'm sorry but that doesn't mean the word of a reporter. All words can bend to the writers need expecially if that need is to sell Papers.
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Feb 2, 2011
 
Still Water wrote:
I would just like to say that so far all the comments I have read sound extreemly presumptuous. Were you there when he committed this "violent crime"? Were you there inside every detail waiting to jump up and point your finger exclaiming that you could NEVER have done a crime like that yourself. Its scientifically proven that humanbeings are capable of anything and that most of the time we never know what we are going to do in that moment until it happens. Who are you people to judge another person. For all you know you don't even have your facts stright. Oh, and don't try to claim that information read online on in a public newspaper is indeed fact because even my highschool teacher would throw a fit saying that its not proper material for a report. Don't assume anything. I most often find that when I come to a conclusion I'm usually way off base. Contain your glib comments people. Think first. How is it a fact if one paper says one thing and another paper says another. Besides all these pepole claiming that they want him to pay and that justice needs to be done. Thats what the system is for your opinions are not needed. What if he is innocent. You could be causeing more damage than you realize. What if he isn't? Well then I have complete faith that our government will handle it the best they can. However since you are neither a Judge nor apart of a Jury then you would do best holding your tongue. You cannot come to a proper conclusion unless you have all the evidence in front of you and I'm sorry but that doesn't mean the word of a reporter. All words can bend to the writers need expecially if that need is to sell Papers.
well still water, if you don't consider smashing a 70 year old woman's skull with a hammer a violent crime...... and then holding up a store and hitting several others' skulls with said hammer..... you are clearly related to this little s*** head.

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