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

#46 Nov 4, 2008
Keith was in my wedding .... for me to find out about this was shocking.
I did not know Chris. I feel we need to try and realize what these families are going through and cut out all the negativity. I have known the Amato family since 1983. I know his parents well and they are good people. Both families are suffering greatly and nothing can erase that. Lets end all of this nonsense talk and try to think of them.-AU
No surprise here

Mesa, AZ

#47 Nov 4, 2008
alex urso wrote:
Keith was in my wedding .... for me to find out about this was shocking.
I did not know Chris. I feel we need to try and realize what these families are going through and cut out all the negativity. I have known the Amato family since 1983. I know his parents well and they are good people. Both families are suffering greatly and nothing can erase that. Lets end all of this nonsense talk and try to think of them.-AU
I agree enough nonsense here.. Too many fingers pointing when most people dont know both sides..
Where in Tucson are you??
LOST A FRIEND

Albertson, NY

#48 Nov 4, 2008
No surprise here wrote:
No one made me judge or God.. I am allowed to post my views on this story. I have lived a drug free, crime free life and for this I am rewarded by being allowed to earn a respectable living, buy a computer and go online to post my views on a web site that is open to the public. Had I been a criminal who took the wrong path in life I may be dead or I may be in jail. If I was dead or in jail I would not be able to post my opinions on a web site. I give myself the right to judge someone.. You are not the only person who lost a friend and there are 2 sides to every story. I am entitled to my opinion just as you are!
you try to sound like a stand up humane after you wrote such nasty ugly words on your comment #37
Frank

New York, NY

#49 Nov 4, 2008
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
DRUGS DEALERS DRUG ADDICTS and DIRTBAGS
A Family Friend

New York, NY

#50 Nov 4, 2008
Im wondering if Chris was a construction worker or a plumber, etc. would you feel better?.....I don't think you realize Chris's occupation isn't and had absolutely NOTHING to with what killed him ....a lunatic is what killed him not being a drug dealer. I dont care what one does for a living or whos wife he was sleeping with ...no one deserves to die at 30 years old. regardless of what some of you may feel about chris or his alleged lifestyle...remember he has a family a mother a wife nieces and nephews who now have to figure out how they are going to live with out him. Shame on the people who talk about someone who has passed away...you will never know pain like this until it happens to you.....and if it ever does happen to you lets see how quickly you are to say the world is a better place without that person ......a family who you know or maybe not know has berried their son today over a ridiculous situation. Entitled to your opinion YES however if its never happened to you KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!
Matt F

Brooklyn, NY

#51 Nov 4, 2008
Libby wrote:
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What can't you agree with, Matt F.? That neither party was innocent? That a senseless tragedy occurred? That the situation went out of control? That no one wins? Neither Chris nor Keith were angels, and no one deserves to die, but what good is hashing and rehashing it? Their families deserve peace so they can heal, because Chris' family and friends aren't the only ones suffering and grieving.
Im sorry I cant agree more with you chris is my daughters GOD father Im saying this whole thing was stupid and both everyone in both of there lives are effected
Jen

Mount Sinai, NY

#52 Nov 4, 2008
Neither Chris, Keith or Jen are innocent in this situation. Chris actually made threats to him beforehand saying he was gonna kill keith. If keith had gone there with the intention to murder him he would have done so inside not outside. He plays softball and his bat was probably in the car. Yes he probably wanted to hurt the man that was sleeping with his wife and threatening his life as most would. Clearly it escaladed and he lost it.
drugs sucks

Taipei, Taiwan

#53 Nov 4, 2008
Jack wrote:
Drugs kill and destroy many lives.
So very true...this is why alcohol should be illegal,
Matt F

Brooklyn, NY

#54 Nov 4, 2008
Thanks for the good memories Chris all your friends wil remember and miss you. STOP the hate!!!
Brian Goldman

Chicago, IL

#55 Nov 4, 2008
Matt F wrote:
<quoted text>Im sorry I cant agree more with you chris is my daughters GOD father Im saying this whole thing was stupid and both everyone in both of there lives are effected
Matt, you selected a drug dealer and user as the person you want to raise your kids if you were not able to?

Don't you realize how insane you are?
Dayum

AOL

#56 Nov 5, 2008
it desnt matter what who did what in the lifes nobodys deserves to be beaten to death or killed over something so stupid. they were all married so big deal no one deserves to die for cheating..they all cheated on each other. anyway keith is a pussy because he can beat a man with a bay bit cant kill himself..what a guy such a big man..would he be so powerful without that bat.NOOOO he is a pu))y and in jail he will become one. chris has many friends and since i work where keith is being held there is no worry chris' friends because keith will get his BIG TIME. cops should of gave him some water or cold beer to wash those pills down but then again hes a cowatd who ran to begin with and pussied out to kill himself. a least coming to work is more entertaining now LOL
Matt F

Brooklyn, NY

#57 Nov 5, 2008
Brian Goldman wrote:
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Matt, you selected a drug dealer and user as the person you want to raise your kids if you were not able to?
Don't you realize how insane you are?
I must be because you know me so well and all us are not as perfect as you
hey deer park ny

Forest Hills, NY

#58 Nov 5, 2008
how did chris take care of people by selling drugs? maybe those drugs were given to little kids. maybe those drugs made others go out and cause harm. get your facts straight and do some research. how do you know he wasnt hurting others by selling those drugs?
hey dayum

Forest Hills, NY

#59 Nov 5, 2008
why dont you admitt to where you work? after all are you threatening someone in jail? you talk big. i think i am going to have some of my internal affairs and police officer friends come down there and have a talk with you. after all you told me where you work already.
people suck

Albertson, NY

#60 Nov 5, 2008
hey deer park ny wrote:
how did chris take care of people by selling drugs? maybe those drugs were given to little kids. maybe those drugs made others go out and cause harm. get your facts straight and do some research. how do you know he wasnt hurting others by selling those drugs?
actually i knew chris owned his own bussiness was any one of you haters aware of that???
ReRe

Union City, NJ

#61 Nov 5, 2008
Jen #52 Let's see if your 'he plays softball, thats why he had a bat with him' excuse really holds up in court. Hey geniuses...every addict has a choice to buy & do drugs. They're the ones who keep the dealers in business. You don't like the dealers...DON'T DO DRUGS! Everyone who knew Keith the MURDERER, he wasn't a bad guy...BUT HE IS NOW. HE'S A MURDERER NOW.....And over some chick??? It's all Chris' fault cuz he was sleeping with a married woman? How about the married woman was sleeping around. No? Didn't cross your mind did it?

By the way poor little wifey...if you didn't see anything because you were 'hiding' how are you gonna testify on your MURDERER husband's behalf?

MATT F...You're right. LUCI...I'm so sorry for your loss, he was a friend of ours as well.What's done is done. It can't be changed. Let the grieving grieve & find peace in all of this.
A Family Friend

New York, NY

#62 Nov 5, 2008
hey deer park ny wrote:
how did chris take care of people by selling drugs? maybe those drugs were given to little kids. maybe those drugs made others go out and cause harm. get your facts straight and do some research. how do you know he wasnt hurting others by selling those drugs?
Sorry to tell you this but drugs played no factor in any of this...
hey

Forest Hills, NY

#63 Nov 5, 2008
Lucy wrote:
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Yes...the truth shall prevail. Prevail in the manner of premeditated murder. Prevail in the manner of punishment fitting the crime. You are so nieve it pains me to even respond to your ignorance with words you most likely can not understand. To say Keith doesn't deserve this is correct. What he does deserve is a lab table with doctors and scientists disecting what little brain capacity this poor excuse for a human being may have. I love that yuo pull out the sympathy card for the world's drug addicts and their tendencies to over dose. As if someone is injecting the drugs into them. We are all given choices everyday, some choose to drugs, some choose to sell drugs, some choose to cheat on their husbands, and Keith chose to brutalize a human being. Here is some truth for you: Your beloved Keith actually waited outside for my cousin. He attacked him with a baseball bat. His "poor Mrs. Amato" stole from my cousing in the process. Oh yes, what upstanding citizens the Amatos are. Brutal killers, theives, so unlike that of a drug dealer. My apologies for not recognizing your grief and only realizing that you are as small as the imaginary world you live in. If you had read what I previously wrote, I did say Chris was not so innocent. I did not deny that. But I will stand by that he was and is more a man than that coward, Keith Amato. You're grieving? Do you see images of your cousin lying helpless bleeding to death. Do see an unrecognizable shell of man that was just robbed of his life? Do you shake with pure frustration and anger over the ignorance of a stranger trying to tell you about the animal who sadistically pulverized your cousin? Do feel the loss, heartache, and pain for his parents, siblings, and other family members? You call my cousin a loser and scum - my dead cousin is a loser and scum in your eyes.... I pity you with your pedestal and self rightous attitude. While you're visiting your heroic friend in prison, be sure to ask him how high and mighty he feels. Perhaps then you will step down and see how sick a "person" he truly is.
this coming from the friend of a drugdealer, come on. how many lives did he hurt with his drug selling. how many innocent people and children.
A Family Friend

New York, NY

#64 Nov 5, 2008
hey wrote:
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this coming from the friend of a drugdealer, come on. how many lives did he hurt with his drug selling. how many innocent people and children.
I feel very sorry for you i really do...drugs had nothing to do with this...nothing at all....and those innocent "people and children" your referring to have a choice to purchase and use drugs...you should be asking where are their parents and not pointing the finger at others .....this story is about one man who completely lost control of himself and killed whether or not he meant it ....he killed another human being!
dayum

AOL

#65 Nov 5, 2008
hey dayum wrote:
why dont you admitt to where you work? after all are you threatening someone in jail? you talk big. i think i am going to have some of my internal affairs and police officer friends come down there and have a talk with you. after all you told me where you work already.
\send them on down, aht you don't think i know people in those departments also. Ive been working in whatever field it is i work in for 25 years. i did not threaten anybody i just know how the jails or prisons work when the person murdered no matter what they did for a living has friends that work in places where the person whom harmed their friend is placed. don't act nieve like you don't know that sh*t happens, it happens everyday. why else would they send that guy why killed the CO this summer upstate rather than to yaphank or riverhead?? hell i could be a janitor and wouldnt mean sh*t to what i wrote. i just know how things work no matter where the crime happens. Both guys werent the best of guys and both guys did there share of crime and one was changing his life around while the other one couldnt let his old life go. i;m not taking sides here just stating that no body is perfect and they both sold drugs and they both didnt shove it down peoples throat to take them and the wifey was far from being an angel, this isnt the first time her ex tried to go after someone she was with after and while they were together. im sure in the future there will be a lot more victims and defendants in this case because it;s far from over i believe. my opinion and as we all know opinions are like a**holes we all have one.

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