In a private viewing this morning, 13-year-old Jahmir Ricks paid his...

Jul 28, 2007 Full story: Philly.com 37

“I know that Antwan's spirit is with me”

In a private viewing this morning, 13-year-old Jahmir Ricks paid his final respects to the big brother he allegedly stabbed at home during a video game squabble on July 15. via Philly.com

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alyssa

Wayne, PA

#23 May 23, 2008
i agree with my girl nari and my old teacher rita... i love jahmir.. he is my bff and he so knows it.. i kept in touch with him ever since the 4th grade.. he knows i love him dearly... and fee you need to get out of here with all that because you dont know either one of these boys.. jahmir dearly loved his brother antwan.. trust me i would know... if you have a family or no family you have no right to post something like this.. get a life and leave this boy alone.. he has it hard already so that comment was very disrespectful against his family, his loved ones, and his friends.. i love jahmir i know jahmir.. hes my best friend and im not gonna let fee getinto my skin about this.. i love jahmir praying for you since day one bo0<33
Miss U

Lansdowne, PA

#24 Jul 4, 2008
Antwan waz ma bestfriend nd i miss him Jahmir waz also a friend of mines Antwan R.I.P baby it aint da same witout u i think about u all da time Jah keep ya head ^ Ms. Christine Ricks im very sorry 4 ya lost i cried i even had a crush on Twan i knew him 4 about 5 yrs or more
WE LUV U TWAN ND MISS U SO MUCH
darnell

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Aug 28, 2008
yo jahmir man we miss you on da outside man and to the jawn fee u need to shut up cuz u dnt even kno him like my old teacher and i said before and he is a good kid so hop off his pipe we kno u aint mean to do it jah jus keep ya head up and stay strong we all here for you i hope you get out sonner then wat dey say damn we miss you man

“EMO FOR LIFE”

Since: Jul 08

pokemon is GAY

#26 Aug 28, 2008
bruttal but quire
Ebony

Chicoutimi, Canada

#28 Oct 16, 2008
I think it's sad that everyone jumped on Fee just because she spoke her mind. Jahmir must of been a good kid, there is no doubt in my mind about it.

But for him to pick up a knife and STAB HIS BROTHER .. not ONCE but TWO TIMES (Heart & Lungs) are you telling me that this was just a lucky 2 shots ... What 13 year old has such strength and power to kill his brother is 2 stabbs ... his hands accidental fell in the right places ...

You see that is the problem with BLACK PEOPLE ... Never seeing what is in plain sight ... WRONG IS WRONG ... If Jahmir was a WHITE KID who stab a black kid int his same circumstance all of you guys would not be saying what you are right now ...

FOR THE FAMILY :

I mean no disrespect to you, and please accept my deepest sympathy for bothof your losses. I know it must be hard . But Mami dun be blinded by what you know is true ... Pray for your Son and Keep your head up...

And for any of you who wants to comment on my comment about the problem with black people ... I AM 100% BLACK myself ... So dun try to pull teh racial card on me ... We talk about how white people are rascist and think we ar stupid but maybe they do that because of how we act ....

I have gotten upset with my sister many times but you know what ... I willnever pull a knife on her, dun get me wrong i though about it many times and even in my deepest anger (I took anger management courses, so am talking from experience)I never gto the courage to actually stick it in her because of the love i have for her ...

LIFE IS ABOUT CHOICES ... EVERYONE IS GIVEN FREEDOM AND EQUALITY NO MATTER THE RACE OR NATIONALITY ... THE CHOICES WE MAKE FOR OURSELVES IN THE PRESENT DEFINES OUR FUTURE ...

Jahmir's choice proved that he needs help ... I wonder howmany of you would be defending his actions the way you are if he had stab you .. even if u didn't die .. I can garantee that you would never speak tohim again .. and knowing us black people this would of turned into a family against family fued ...
Ebony

Chicoutimi, Canada

#29 Oct 16, 2008
THIS IS SOOOOOO SAD :

*** How can you all honestly say this was an accident, this is something he had in his heart, as his mother said below, his brother use to beat him up (as most older siblings do to the yonger ones) THE EXCUSES NEEDS TO STOP ... Nothing can justify taking away someones life ... NOTHING ***

http://www.nbc10.com/news/15195898/d...=headl... (The Below Are Subtracted From This Link)

Jahmir Ricks, 14, is facing murder charges in the death of his 16-year-old brother Antwan, who authorities said was stabbed on July 15 after the two fought over a video game controller.

In a hearing in a Delaware County courtroom on Thursday, Christine Ricks tearfully recounted the day of the deadly fight between her sons.

The boys were playing video games with a friend when a dispute started over who would get the game controls.

Christine Ricks testified she saw her older son dive at her younger son and then fall back. She said the older son's shirt then filled with blood, but that she never saw her younger son with a knife.

The mother also testified that she often saw bruises on her Jahmir Ricks, the result of the aggressive behavior by Antwan Ricks.their mother testified in a hearing to determine whether the boy will be tried as an adult or juvenile.

Prosecutors have argued that Ricks is too dangerous to be put in the juvenile system, where the average incarceration is between 10 and 14 months. Before his brother's murder, Ricks had already had several run-ins with the police: He had been caught with a knife at school, he extorted money from other students and helped break into a car, Deputy District Attorney Daniel McDevitt argued in a brief submitted to Delaware County Court.

A psychologist who examined Ricks for the commonwealth said Ricks needed an intensive rehabilitation program that would keep him locked away for as long as five years.

ONCE AGAIN MY PRAYERS ARE FOR THIS FAMILY - JAHMIR AND HIS FAMILY NEEDS THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF EVERYONE AS THEY GO THROUGH THIS PAINFUL TIME -... JUST REMEMBER GOD HAS NOT FORSAKEN YOU, HE IS NOT BLINDED TO THE PAIN IN YOUR HEART AND KNOW THAT HE WILL NEVER GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN BARE...GOD ALLOWS DIFFERENT EXPEREINCES FOR REASON AND HE KNOW HOW MUCH WE CAN BARE, YOUR FAITH CAN SEE YOU THROUGH ANYTHING JUST LEAN ON HIM FOR IF HE BRING YOU TO IT, REST ASSURED HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH IT

" The Anchor Holds, Though The Ships been batered, The Anchor hold though the sails are torn, The Anchor holds in spite of the storm ... Weeping May Endure for a night but Joy cometh in the morning light ..."
Samantha Amoroso

Jersey City, NJ

#30 Feb 10, 2009
jahmir, me mommy &+ lyysa love you so much....
were gonna come and seeee you soon...!
miss you so much..!
rico

Harrisburg, PA

#31 Mar 15, 2009
Jahmir was a good kid, healways wiil be.
We all do things in our life that we regret.
Antwan rest in peace.
Christine ricks i give u my love and prayers.
So sad

AOL

#32 Mar 15, 2009
This happened on July 15th 2008? why don't everyone let this young soul rest in peace!!!!!
Unknown

Aspers, PA

#33 Jan 3, 2011
So sad wrote:
This happened on July 15th 2008? why don't everyone let this young soul rest in peace!!!!!
Damn, his mom testified that her son fell on his killer, and she didnt see the knife? If he stabbed the brotha twice, why didn't she see him fall on him twice? What is up with tha justice system???? It is clear that this murderer got off because his victim wax black. If he was white people would cry for justice? What up????

“hi :)”

Since: Nov 10

Vallejo, CA

#34 Jan 3, 2011
dont be racist here.
poor family and friends must be really devestated
Unknown

Aspers, PA

#35 Jan 24, 2011
They wasnt devastated when it was happening. Why wasnt the family charged for lettin it happen? If they was white they would be. Are their any other kids in da hpuse that are in danger of the same upbringing? Were they put in foster care for safety?Or did da jusice system just look the other way? Nancy grace needs to look into this, o thats right, she only protects the white folks!
john

Philadelphia, PA

#36 Jun 5, 2011
jah your my younboul f*** these comments dawg they dont kno you your a good kidd forreal keep your head up ill call ya soon bro your man JO
john ortlieb

Glenolden, PA

#37 Aug 11, 2011
jah is doing good you dont kno em mind your buissnes forreal hes a good kidd knew forv a year arc is doin him good he is a good friend and person keep your head up jah my love goes out to his fam the journeys almost over free jah
Sick

Baltimore, MD

#38 Feb 24, 2013
Thanks for Ebony for putting Ritas or whatever they call u...ignorant comments into the right light ...leave it to an ignorant black racist to make the death of an innocent child about race...mabey Rita or whatever they call her should keep her dam ignorant racist comments to her dam self
Wow

Carlisle, PA

#39 Jan 3, 2014
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Holotta Wytrache

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Jan 10, 2014
Sick wrote:
Thanks for Ebony for putting Ritas or whatever they call u...ignorant comments into the right light ...leave it to an ignorant black racist to make the death of an innocent child about race...mabey Rita or whatever they call her should keep her dam ignorant racist comments to her dam self
I know, seriously dood, usually it's one of 'dem stupid micks, dood prolly came home stinkin' drunk and started beating his barwhore of a wife while gettin' ready to stumble drunk into his daughter's room with his pants around his ankles.

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