Gang Member Gets 15 Years for Manslau...

Gang Member Gets 15 Years for Manslaughter

There are 19 comments on the Tyler Morning Telegraph story from Jun 19, 2008, titled Gang Member Gets 15 Years for Manslaughter. In it, Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that:

A Rusk County jury sentenced a 21-year-old gang member to 15 years in prison for the 2007 shooting of a Rusk County teenager.

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Since: May 08

Henderson

#1 Jun 20, 2008
This is such a sad story!! I do not understand why people do the things they do, knowing the consequences they are going to have to suffer. I mean was it really worth it just to say "Yeah I blasted that guy, and I am proud to say that I get to live the rest of my life in prison!!!" What do you really get out of it? NOTHING!!

“love life and always laugh....”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#2 Jun 20, 2008
I agree with you 100%. Young people throwing their lives away over nothing. So very sad.

Since: Sep 07

Lakeville, MN

#3 Jun 20, 2008
Hometown girl 1 wrote:
I agree with you 100%. Young people throwing their lives away over nothing. So very sad.
I agree....just wanted to say hi. I hope you have a great weekend.

=)
snoopy

Dallas, TX

#4 Jun 20, 2008
unfortunately he won't live the rest of his life in prison.

Since: May 08

Henderson

#5 Jun 20, 2008
Yeah that is true, but he is going to miss the best years of his life. It is going to be hard to adapt to life when he gets out.
Lynnwin1

United States

#6 Jun 20, 2008
You know it is sad, but alot of time's when someone goes to prison and get's out, they will do something to get put back in. They have found that it's the only way of life they know OR want to know. They think hay, on the outside I have to work, pay bill's buy food and live the stright and narrow. Locked up I don't have do do any of that, so back they go again...But then you DO have the one's that will change their live's around while they are locked up and live a much better live once they do get out. You never know.....
Oh my gosh

AOL

#7 Jun 20, 2008
I wonder if anything will happen to the boys who instigated the fight.
Closer

Waskom, TX

#8 Jun 20, 2008
15 YEARS??? for murder?? Im sorry I guess the saying is true. If you want to get away with murder come to Texas. Had he been found with dope on him he would of gotten life.
Atleast he'll be able to get out and see his parents again and have a chance of having kids, Justin will never have that chance.
Indeed

Houston, TX

#9 Jun 20, 2008
Closer wrote:
15 YEARS??? for murder?? Im sorry I guess the saying is true. If you want to get away with murder come to Texas. Had he been found with dope on him he would of gotten life.
Atleast he'll be able to get out and see his parents again and have a chance of having kids, Justin will never have that chance.
The article says he was convicted of manslaughter, not murder, hence the 15 years.
Closer

Waskom, TX

#10 Jun 20, 2008
He STILL KILLED someone! Im sure Justins family would love to see him in 15yrs!
TSWRA

United States

#11 Jun 20, 2008
Awesome Mom wrote:
This is such a sad story!! I do not understand why people do the things they do, knowing the consequences they are going to have to suffer. I mean was it really worth it just to say "Yeah I blasted that guy, and I am proud to say that I get to live the rest of my life in prison!!!" What do you really get out of it? NOTHING!!
And the killer won't even serve the full 15 years (most likely)!!! Our justice system is a joke.
Agree

Henderson, TX

#12 Jun 21, 2008
I know for a fact the most you would ever serve is 20 for manslaughter. Trust me, if there hadn't been holes in the case the charge would have been capital murder. The da would have sought the death penalty.
henderson

Henderson, TX

#13 Jun 21, 2008
What's sad is that it is only 15 years.. But there are still others that were involved and because of family connections, they won't see a day in jail. They all need to be held accountable...
mlw

Henderson, TX

#14 Jul 3, 2008
Oh my gosh wrote:
I wonder if anything will happen to the boys who instigated the fight.
Who is it that you think instigated the fight? Do you know what you are talking about? What is sad is that the ball got dropped and this thug was not tried for murder and got off with this little slap on the wrist! This punk gangster was the one that needed to be punished, he was paid to do what he did by another piece of trash that was not man enough to fight his own fight. There is another sad turn of events, he was not prosecuted either. Very poor investigating. Maybe you should not pipe up with your opinion if you are not informed.
well

Yoakum, TX

#16 Jul 13, 2008
Interested wrote:
This guy was clearly framed by none other than FD. He did it to DF and he did it to Antonio Marquis Jackson. You can find the evidence in the other threads about this. I know from sources close to the action within certain departments.
Why can't people be more honest about their Christian beliefs that I here about so often in this forum. Why not use the golden rule and "do unto others as you would them unto you"? Please think about Jesus before you slander another innocent person. Remember that he is listening.....EVERYBODY HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH!
WTF?
curious

Nacogdoches, TX

#17 Sep 24, 2008
Could there be a connection between gang activity and having a prison in Henderson?
some guy

Fairmont, WV

#18 Oct 14, 2008
did u ever think to see why he shot him ppl dont act how they were raised its how u come up if u come up seeing volence then u r most likely gion to resort to it

Since: Jul 08

United States

#19 Oct 21, 2008
The piece of trash will get out
Does It Matter

Henderson, TX

#20 Oct 21, 2008
Whats this im hearing that Anonio didnt even shoot him, i heard he is just taking the blame for it... anybody know or heard anything about this??

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