Georgia - Bosnian Immigrant Given Lif...

Georgia - Bosnian Immigrant Given Life Sentence in Shooting

There are 34 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Feb 28, 2007, titled Georgia - Bosnian Immigrant Given Life Sentence in Shooting. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

A Bosnian War refugee has been given a life sentence for murdering a Mexican immigrant at a Columbus construction site in 2004.

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eddie

Surprise, AZ

#1 Mar 23, 2007
Ekrem Jakupovic was best friend of my father for many years back home (Bosnia). My personal opinion is that Ekrem was not sentenced based on what he have done, his religion and NAME has a lot to do with it. There is people who have killed more then two people and don't get sentence like him. Its all about the religion and this is FUCKED UP. As far as I know America has laws on how a person can defend them selvs when they are being attacked.."BUll SHIT" You cant judge someone based on their religon
Amela

Carrollton, GA

#2 Apr 16, 2007
Ekrem Jakupovic is my uncle so I know him very very well. He is not the type of person to kill anyone he does not have that in him. American justice system has many problems with it. He was badly beaten that day and the doctor said that he is lucky that he survived all of the blows to the head. LUCKY? now he is in jail for trying to save himself, for wanting to spend one more day with his son? for wanting to live so he son can have a father? You have to be kidding me, America is so racist about Muslims right now and that is all that is. In Muscogee County, all those white rednecks are all racist and its a jury of one's peers? YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!! He needs JUSTICE!!!!we came here to have a good life, this is not a good life. HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO GO TO JAIL FOR PROTECTING HIMSELF FROM THOSE ANIMALS!!
Chicago Chick

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 9, 2007
When I read this final court decision it was so based on Mr. Jakupovic's name and religion. Those fucking rednecks of jury should have asked themselves "OK, He came from war, he could have stayed there and kill people since it was war and no one answers for its cases" why would he come all the way to USA to make better life and then kill someone and end his life in USA Jail. I am student of Medical School Northwestern University in Chicago and I've seen many cases like this but person who was defending him self always proves it that he is not the killer. I mean so many witnesses have testified that he was being beaten by those cockroaches (illegal) and it was self defense and no one testified for the sanchez asshole and he still got the life in prison.all this is bullshit and this so was based on religion. Hope that Mr. Jakupovic will take this case to US superior court and appeal.
wish you all luck and i Feel really bad for your life in prison.(But hey its at least one less cockroaches)
spectator

Atlanta, GA

#4 Aug 14, 2007
well......guys I knew Mr. Sanchez and he WAS not an illegal immigrant and he was a good man. Explain to me why Mr Jakupovic went to his truck and got a gun and went up on the roof of that building. IF there was a problem he should have contacted the Contractor that hired him to do the drywall work this isnt the wild west. That was very bad judgemnet for him to go on the roof with a gun, the law doesnt aloow deadly force be used to proetect property only life, if he took a gun to the roof to protect lumber he was wrong. Now there are 4 Sanchez kids w/o a dad and I assume Mr Jakupovic has kids so......he should have waited on the ground and either called the Police or the Construction company this ocurred on a Saturday, if his excuse was that he couldnt get in touch with the construction company then he could have waited he shouldnt have even had a gun on the peoperty.
WTF

Carrollton, GA

#5 Aug 14, 2007
first of all get your facts straight...he didnt get the gun he had it on him....second of all who the hell told the mexicans to all come together and attack him for no damn reason...cmon 10 against 1...they were trying to kill him or hurt him really bad....ok so the guy that was sent to the hospital because of sanchez couple of weeks prior to the incident was at fault too right? sanchez was the "good" guy right? ccmon...stop the BS...the man was bad to begin with...he was badin mexico and he was bad here...ekrem is a GREAT man...A RESPECTABLE man..a man who loves everyone..a man who would NOT hurt anyone...they attacked him 1st...so he defended himself..
u wouldnt do the same..? so u would let them kill u before u do something about it?
the govt and the country is just a bunch of crap....the govt rather help someone who is illegal than someone who could do good for the world...
americans hate muslims and thats that..
and thats why ekrem is in jail now kuz the muscogee govt are a bunch of racist fools..
the man that said that america needs to attack mecca and medina to get to the terrorists is just proof that the US govt would do anything to f* up the muslim world..
not all muslims are terrorists..so why f* up mecca and medina when so many people that are NOT terrorists go there to pay their respects!
thats like saying that all white people are wit the KKK ...hmm...
ekrem is innocent and thats that..
if he does not end up getting out of this mess God will help him in the afterlife because GOD knows that he is innocent..and the bastards who put ekrem in this position will pay thats for sure..
from Chi-town

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 15, 2007
This is all so wrong. Having him sentenced life in prison for defending himself while those illegal cockroaches were beating him up. I hope Mr. Jakupovic takes this case to US Superior Court and also please get a new lawyer b/c Martin is an asshole for not providing any evidence as that sanches asshole was criminal even back in mexico. Also I read that 15 months ago the mexican who got killed had beaten some guy with baseball bat. And also he had lot of criminal record here in USA. why wasn't he kicked out in the first place when he encounter d with police. Was there any criminal issues with Mr. Jakupovic No it wasn't. anyways im American born but my parents are from Bosnia and against this injustice i will stand up to. If you guys need anything let us know. Bosnian-American Community in chicago
to all americans thank you so much for supporting mr jakupovic. those illegal cockroaches need to pay taxes and get them the fuck out of our beautiful country
Bosnian War Child

Peoria, AZ

#7 Sep 18, 2007
In this country there is no such thing as self defence. The pigs say that a person is innocent until proven guilty, when in real life it is the other way around.So what i think Ekrem Jakupovic shoud have done is kill them all,and left the country. Ekrem put trust into the US legal system and got life. in my opinion a mexican life is worth a third of a white persons. i took out a few myself but never got cought. haha. I will continue to do so until i dont have money to buy bullets.
faith

United States

#8 Sep 19, 2007
hmmmmm
Stop the hate

Carrollton, GA

#9 Sep 19, 2007
Ekrem is a good man and would never do anything to hurt humself..u are right he did put his faith into the us govt but they are all screwd up to they f*kd his life up...
he never ment to hurt anyone..
he almost died because they were beating him so bad esp. on his head.

i bet u if the mexicans killed him they would hav ran and we would never hear from them..but no...ekrem stayed kuz he knew he was defending himself..

i have found new hate for the us govt and honestly the us gov deserve everything bad that they get...
Dewayne

United States

#10 Sep 21, 2007
THIS JUST IN: THE DEATH OF BROOKWOOD QB DANIEL PEEK HAS BEEN RULED A SUICIDE, ALL CAUSED BY HIS HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH FELLOW BROOKWOOD STUDENT AND CLOSE FRIEND NAMED RUSSELL. STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES...
Elvin

Johnson City, TN

#13 Oct 10, 2007
i think they need to do a new trial, if he was really slef-defending himself then he def doesnt deserve a life-sentence.. i feel bad for him knowing that he is going to die here
aaaa

United States

#14 Oct 13, 2007
he has a witness saying that the mexicans were attackin him....so freakin sad kuz the american gov is full of BS...
FADIL

Ljubljana, Slovenia

#16 Dec 28, 2007
jeli ima ko da piše na bosanskom jeziku
Blue Lilac

Atlanta, GA

#17 Jan 2, 2008
I do not know the man who was convicted, but I did know Mr. Sanchez and many of his family members. He was NOT an illegal, he was an American man who was working and raising his children who are U. S. citizens. I am having a hard time understanding the comments of those who are calling the justice system racist and at the same time referring to Latinos as cockroaches, etc. This is a very tragic case for everyone involved.
ABD

Utica, KY

#18 Jan 6, 2008
Blue Lilac wrote:
I do not know the man who was convicted, but I did know Mr. Sanchez and many of his family members. He was NOT an illegal, he was an American man who was working and raising his children who are U. S. citizens. I am having a hard time understanding the comments of those who are calling the justice system racist and at the same time referring to Latinos as cockroaches, etc. This is a very tragic case for everyone involved.
okayy...and ekrem did not come over here after a tragic war that tore his country apart and came here basically with nothing to start and build a new life for himself. he was a great man. Mr. Sanchez had a previous record and he was not a good man. I can tell by the way his wife and kids came into the court room and lie in front of the judge and God. Ekrem does not deserve to spend his life in jail for defending himself against the guys who almost killed him. I would have done the same thing. but justice will prevail i promise you. The sanchez family will get what they deserve. Ekrem will be free because he is not going to spend hislife in jail for defending himself against the bastards....
mary

Covington, GA

#19 Jan 9, 2008
from Chi-town wrote:
This is all so wrong. Having him sentenced life in prison for defending himself while those illegal cockroaches were beating him up. I hope Mr. Jakupovic takes this case to US Superior Court and also please get a new lawyer b/c Martin is an asshole for not providing any evidence as that sanches asshole was criminal even back in mexico. Also I read that 15 months ago the mexican who got killed had beaten some guy with baseball bat. And also he had lot of criminal record here in USA. why wasn't he kicked out in the first place when he encounter d with police. Was there any criminal issues with Mr. Jakupovic No it wasn't. anyways im American born but my parents are from Bosnia and against this injustice i will stand up to. If you guys need anything let us know. Bosnian-American Community in chicago
to all americans thank you so much for supporting mr jakupovic. those illegal cockroaches need to pay taxes and get them the fuck out of our beautiful country
so ignorant ..........
wow

Carrollton, GA

#20 Jan 16, 2008
mary wrote:
<quoted text>so ignorant ..........
1st of all it is not ignorant...what is ignorant is the people that put him in jail for defending himself...
if you do not know what happened with this case dont comment kuz you have no freakin idea..
he almost died because they were beating him up..so wat did he do?
pull out a gun and shoot at them before they killed him..
i would have done the same thing..
if someone is beating the f* out of me and i have a gun on me i would shoot the hell out of em..so waht..
but the problem is..
its self defense..the only reason ekrem is in jail is kuz he is a muslim and he did not want to put his hand on the bible..he doesnt have to..
it is not the law ..he believes in what he believes in and no1 should force him to do anything..
the people in columbus, ga are the biggest rednecks i have ever seen in my life......so obviously they hate muslims..and thats why he is in jail..
its soooo sad..all the good muslims have to suffer because of a few muslims that are bad...
i mean look at what white people did with KKK and Crusaders and all that crap..
so all white people are bad too huh????
dont judge people ...
ekrem is innocent!!
dada

Dallas, GA

#21 Feb 16, 2008
GOOD JOOB AMELA!
Amela wrote:
Ekrem Jakupovic is my uncle so I know him very very well. He is not the type of person to kill anyone he does not have that in him. American justice system has many problems with it. He was badly beaten that day and the doctor said that he is lucky that he survived all of the blows to the head. LUCKY? now he is in jail for trying to save himself, for wanting to spend one more day with his son? for wanting to live so he son can have a father? You have to be kidding me, America is so racist about Muslims right now and that is all that is. In Muscogee County, all those white rednecks are all racist and its a jury of one's peers? YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!! He needs JUSTICE!!!!we came here to have a good life, this is not a good life. HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO GO TO JAIL FOR PROTECTING HIMSELF FROM THOSE ANIMALS!!
dada

Dallas, GA

#22 Feb 16, 2008
GOOD JOOB AMELA HI WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF
dada

Dallas, GA

#23 Feb 16, 2008
GOOD JOOB AMELA

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