Beating death suspect held after possible suicide try

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The man who police said beat his estranged wife's boyfriend to death with a bat was arrested yesterday after he was found in his car on a Ronkonkoma street - about 8 miles from the site of the Centereach ...
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Alex Urso

Mesa, AZ

#1 Oct 31, 2008
there is definitley more to the story than read in this report!!!!!
joe

Rockville Centre, NY

#3 Oct 31, 2008
cris was a great young man with many friends this is not how to act when your wife leaves you it could be the reason she left him in the first place because he acts like a retard can not belive this has happen to him god bless big cris
carebear

Freeport, NY

#4 Oct 31, 2008
keith is a great guy and there is much more to this story than the news is reporting. The truth will come out eventually!!!!!
tragic

Southampton, NY

#5 Nov 1, 2008
Keith was a nice man .. he was funny, outgoing... But he wasn't the greatest husband he still lived the bachelor life. But what I will say is that despite all that Keith Amato is not a murderer ... he "lost it". There is a lot more to the story than everyone really knows....and the truth will prevail...Theres more to Chris that people don't know. Chris wasn't so innocent himself.. for God sakes he was sleeping with someone elses wife and he was still married himself.. not to mention his "business" was nothing to be proud of ..instead it was a dangerous situation for the estranged Mrs. Amato to be in. God bless Keith, his family and friends and keep Keith safe... that is not the man I knew... he's NOT a murderer!
lucy

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Nov 1, 2008
tragic (Coram, NY),
Regardless of what Keith once was, he IS now a murderer -period. Not just a murderer, but a mad man. To kill another human being is horrible, but in such a brutal way is beyond sick. Chris may have not been so "innocent" himself, but in any love situation it is not just the other person that is not innocent. As for Chris still being married, you obviously don't know the whole story...there is more to all the stories than any of us will know. No one deserves to lose their life in this manner - it is disgusting to think that people would actual defend and condone such a heinous crime. Chris was a family member of mine, so I would like to personally thank you for your insensitivity, lack of judgement, and ignorance. I hope, for your sake, you never have to experience an act of this kind from the other side of the fence.
stuckonyou

Freeport, NY

#7 Nov 1, 2008
Keith is a good friend of mine and anyone that knows Keith knows that this was not him. I honestly belive that under the pressure of trying to help Mrs Amato he did "lose it." Chris was a dangerous man and his business destroyed more lives than this!!! My thoughts and prayers are with keith, his family, his friends, and his wife. The true will prevail and i personally think its sad that the news reports are so one sided.
Rich

AOL

#8 Nov 1, 2008
Chris was a good guy he was my cousins best friend. i hope the guy keith spends his life in prison. Tries to take the easy way out but didn't work.
fotoguy

Bellmore, NY

#9 Nov 1, 2008
Hell, the cops should have given him water to wash more pills down. Let the loser finish the job
dont belive the media

Bronx, NY

#10 Nov 2, 2008
Karma... dont beieve the news. they only portray the worst of a story. If keith was a murderer he would have killed his wife also and if he had intentions of killing that man he would done so inside the house not in a drive way in broad day light.
tragic

Farmingville, NY

#11 Nov 2, 2008
Lucy
Well Chris was a drug dealer and he was not so innocent... he "kills" and ruins peoples lives everyday by selling drugs. That is what losers do... people who cant work a decent job... he is scum.. instead Keith should be out of jail with his family and friends where he belongs... and Chris... no he shouldnt be dead... but he should be where keith is ...which is what he deserved... I could only imagine how many people Overdosed on drugs that he was selling. So if people want to spit fire... think about it first and get the stories straight. Keith came from a good family and had good friends... He doesnt deserve this. But like some of the others say... the truth will prevail!
P.S I am just as affected by this as you are so don;t play those cards with me! We are all grieving!
Matt

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Nov 2, 2008
I knew chris, and the punishment for keith should fit the crime. beaten to death with a bat!!!
Most of these comments are idiotic. If keith was such a great guy, why would he attack someone with a bat?????
Idiots
Matt

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Nov 2, 2008
and on another note, keith should be happy going to jail. he will be safer there.
Frank

United States

#14 Nov 2, 2008
I knew chris since high school, He was a good person and helped alot of people out. Keith is very lucky to be in jail where he is safe.
Frank

United States

#15 Nov 2, 2008
Matt wrote:
and on another note, keith should be happy going to jail. he will be safer there.
Lets hope he won't be safe in there
unreal

Tenafly, NJ

#16 Nov 2, 2008
wow everyone is so lost in the the b.s. to see what realy happen!!!!!!! yea keith a nice guy? at some time in everyones life there a nice guy. child molesters and murderers werent always bad guys. but to go to someones house and break in and then go to their apamtment with a bat is called PREMEDITATED IN CASE U DIDNT KNOW. if there was a problem maybe keith should have called the police? insted he acts like a puss cause his crackerjack girl left him and flips out!!11 well enough b.s. hope his family never has to endure the pain of losing a family member due to some going crazy and killing them!!!!!!!!!!1
tragic wrote:
Keith was a nice man .. he was funny, outgoing... But he wasn't the greatest husband he still lived the bachelor life. But what I will say is that despite all that Keith Amato is not a murderer ... he "lost it". There is a lot more to the story than everyone really knows....and the truth will prevail...Theres more to Chris that people don't know. Chris wasn't so innocent himself.. for God sakes he was sleeping with someone elses wife and he was still married himself.. not to mention his "business" was nothing to be proud of ..instead it was a dangerous situation for the estranged Mrs. Amato to be in. God bless Keith, his family and friends and keep Keith safe... that is not the man I knew... he's NOT a murderer!
Nicky

AOL

#20 Nov 2, 2008
Keith is scum. He deserves the pitiful prison life ahead of him. Blowin Big Black Bodacious Boners all day is gonna be nice for lil Keithy. Rest in peace Chris. You were a good soul
stuckonyou

Freeport, NY

#21 Nov 2, 2008
Matt wrote:
I knew chris, and the punishment for keith should fit the crime. beaten to death with a bat!!!
Most of these comments are idiotic. If keith was such a great guy, why would he attack someone with a bat?????
Idiots
Well if chris was such a "good guy" why was he selling drugs and sleeping with a married woman..Think about it that way.
Libby

Amityville, NY

#22 Nov 3, 2008
No party was innocent in this entire situation, and there's more to it than any of us will ever know. We can "know" Chris and we can "know" Keith, but all we know is that a senseless tragedy occurred, for whatever reason - passion or spite or pride. Whether Keith went there to intimidate Chris or to fight him, this whole situation escalated and went out of control, and no one wins - not Keith, not Chris, not Jennifer, not their families or friends. No amount of bickering is going to help. We can only support the people who are left to deal with the mess, and hope that everyone can find peace sooner or later.
John Robinson

AOL

#23 Nov 3, 2008
Well said Libby.
Jennifer sleeps around

Dayton, OH

#24 Nov 3, 2008
Jennifer has a habit of sleeping with drug dealers, she was with a crippled drug dealer, her husband was a drug dealer, and chris...chris was one too BUT he was a good guy and took care of EVERYONE less fortunate than him...no matter how he got his moneyu he took CARE OF PEOPLE.
Meanwhile Keith breaks into Chris's old house, harrasses Chris's neighbors, steals chris's dog....and we all know...especially those that know chris, that dude got lucky, cause I seen chris take on people with his bare fists, when people had shotguns pointed at him...Plus that bitch jen was in on it, why would you let your ex husband do that, not even throw nothing at him, not call the cops till after it happened, Chris beat the crap out of dude, dude had to go get a bat to even the odds...The guy keith gave all the stuff he stole from the house to the ex wife....they are both in on it, and you know damn well keith is going to run into someone in prison that knows chris, then he's going to wish he o.d.'d on those pills....that or he is going to get sent upstate and he will be walking funny.

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