County Attorney Wants To Try Teen Mur...

County Attorney Wants To Try Teen Murder Suspect As Adult

There are 4 comments on the WHOtv story from Oct 4, 2010, titled County Attorney Wants To Try Teen Murder Suspect As Adult. In it, WHOtv reports that:

An Iowa teen could be tried as an adult for a deadly shooting in Indianola on Sunday.

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lobbist

Creston, IA

#1 Oct 8, 2010
first question where did the gun come from and second question why were two teenagers playing with it.. Do parents not teach their kids that guns are not toys.. It's sad when in Iowa in a small town like indianola that two kids.. yes kids not teens are playing with guns and one ends up dead.. Do you blame the 14 year old who couldn't possiably comprehend the long lasting effects of a crime like this not only on him but his family and the victums family as well do you blame the parents or do you just blame the way the world is going. I figued out when the world well maybe the US has gone bad.. When people started taking god out of the basic fiber which our government was built on like no longer being able the say the pledge of allegience out of schools because it says god.. I am not a religious zelot. But think about it there is not that all mighty power to fear any more.. You do this and you go to hell or you do that and so on.. But now there is not fear so people do what ever they want and our children suffer because of it.. ALl because we let 1 person decide what our kids should do and shouldn't do in school.. Since When does the easter bunny represent God? Last I checked it didn't but you won't hear about it in schools... Basically there is no winner in this one just two torn families wondering why this happened along with an entire state.
Torn

Carterville, IL

#2 Oct 8, 2010
I agree with some of what Lobbist writes. The moral compass in our country has been twisted, manipulated, forgotten or simply discarded. As a society we have stopped being a community, caring about one another or what is right or wrong. As a whole we concern ourselves simply with what serves our own purpose and agenda right now. We have taken away personal responsibility and accountability and then wonder why people go a stray. We look to blame anyone or anything other than the person responsible.
I disagree with the statement about the suspects ability to understand his actions or their consequences. He may have not realized the full scope of his actions, but there is no doubt he knew what he was about to do was wrong, evil, inconceivable and that the effects would be devastating. It is my understanding that he will not be prosecuted as an adult and will see daylight in a frighteningly short amount of time. I feel sorry for both families involved in this tragedy, but believe the course taken by the State is a far cry from justice. The young man needs to be held accountable and the family of the victim deserves justice. Try to figure out the why, blame whomever you wish, but start with the perpetrator.
kevin

Stanford, CA

#3 Oct 11, 2010
are you guys trolling? this kid killed the other one when they got in an argument about religion. the kid who did the shooting was described by friends as "deeply religious", and apparently couldn't tolerate the other one being an atheist, so he shot him. and now you claim it's because there's not *enough* god in society?
tffany

Douds, IA

#4 Oct 13, 2010
HE MURDERED MY COUSINE!!!!!!!!!!

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