Victim Of Brutal Attack Is Married, B...

Victim Of Brutal Attack Is Married, Back At UConn

There are 42 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 10, 2008, titled Victim Of Brutal Attack Is Married, Back At UConn. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Like others in their 20s, Brian McMahon juggles studies with work. He jogs. He enjoys music.

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Retired-Cop

AOL

#1 Nov 10, 2008
Why did the 12 year old angel not be tried as an adult? The other two should have gotten life.
the Badger

United States

#2 Nov 10, 2008
You know the drill. Mitigating circumstances....ie: Daddy left, Mommy does crack, Grampy is dead, tough neighborhood, dog died..who the F knows? BUT!!!! they were just turning their lives around. Spare me.
Retired-Cop wrote:
Why did the 12 year old angel not be tried as an adult? The other two should have gotten life.
VeryInteresting

Windsor Locks, CT

#3 Nov 10, 2008
God Bless you Brian! Your Recovery is inspiring. good luck!
Crystal Clear

New London, CT

#4 Nov 10, 2008
This attack is a sign of the times and occurs more often than people think. These types of attacks are not just occurring in bigger cities, they are occurring everywhere. The teens of today are several times more violent then they were just two decades ago and our legal system is ill prepared to deal with these types of crimes.

A couple of years ago, an adult relative of mine was attacked and seriously beaten by 3 to 4 teens. The primary attacker had just turned 17 years old and had just been released from a juvenile facility just a week earlier. The 17 year old had been in and out of the system several times and had been considered rehabilitated each time. Our legal system needs to be modified to deal with these young violent offenders to protect the rest of society.
NBTXPYER

United States

#5 Nov 10, 2008
Why were the sentences so light? These
young people including the twelve year
old should have been given 20 years to
life for attempted murder. The twelve year old could have been moved to an adult facility once he reached 16.

This gentlemen is an inspiration for what each of us can achieve if we just
try. May he and his wife find much happiness in their future.
wrtaylor

Roseville, CA

#6 Nov 10, 2008
I wish only the best for this young man. He's a great public citizen and an even greater human being. When you often hear of people complaining and bemoaning their fate after suffering far less, it's refreshing to hear of someone who has decided to not let what happened in the past affect his future or his outlook on life. He's teaching us all a valuable life lesson.
Thank you

Newington, CT

#8 Nov 10, 2008
In CT, a 12 year old cannot be tried as an adult. The only allows 14 and up to tried as an adult for certain crimes. Unfortunately, the 12 year old had to be tried in the juvenile system.
andrea - west htfd

Manchester, CT

#9 Nov 10, 2008
Hopefully the 12 yr old is receiving the psychological help he needs before being released into the real world again, but I have my doubts. I guess we will have to just wait and see if he understands this wakeup call. As for the other two, they only received 12 yrs. for almost killing someone for absolutely no reason? This is really a shame. I hope they at least are on a lengthly probation when they do get out of prison. All the best to Brian and his wife; God bless you.
What

South Dennis, MA

#10 Nov 10, 2008
Wow - no mention of this being Bush's fault...amazing.
Steve

United States

#11 Nov 10, 2008
You forgot to mention "Society made them do it"
the Badger wrote:
You know the drill. Mitigating circumstances....ie: Daddy left, Mommy does crack, Grampy is dead, tough neighborhood, dog died..who the F knows? BUT!!!! they were just turning their lives around. Spare me.
<quoted text>
Mike

Southington, CT

#12 Nov 10, 2008
What wrote:
Wow - no mention of this being Bush's fault...amazing.
Oh stop it you pissy little shill. Get over it. You lost.
bill

Hartford, CT

#13 Nov 10, 2008
Sounds like a hate crime
Don

AOL

#14 Nov 10, 2008
I am impressed that Brian did not accept money from those that contributed after the beating. I am so sick of the constant solicitations of money "for the family" when there is a tragedy and I cringe when families, in the obituary, put that "money should be paid to the funeral fund"-is anyone else mystified by this? In the past, families did what they had to do to recover. Now it is expected that others bail them out and pay their bills. This offends me. I would be ambarassed to accept money although I only collect Social Security and a small pension. I still don't expect others to pay my freight.
obee cheeogee

Milldale, CT

#15 Nov 10, 2008
Too bad Brian wasn't carrying. He could have put these three mutants off the face of the earth permanently. Now that Obama is in and will try to make firearm posession more difficult for the law abiding citizens the criminals will revert to this kind of crime more often.
John Q Public

Vernon Rockville, CT

#17 Nov 10, 2008
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Oh stop it you pissy little shill. Get over it. You lost.
Is "What" from Killingworth really John McCain?!?!?!
LNB

Farmington, CT

#18 Nov 10, 2008
Totally disagree with the sentencing of the 12 year old--he should have had a MUCH longer sentencing than the other two boys seeing as how he was the one doing so much more of the damage to the victim. It seemed like he definitely knew what he was doing and should be held accountable for his actions.

“What Happened to Common Sense?”

Since: Oct 08

Connecticut

#19 Nov 10, 2008
LNB wrote:
Totally disagree with the sentencing of the 12 year old--he should have had a MUCH longer sentencing than the other two boys seeing as how he was the one doing so much more of the damage to the victim. It seemed like he definitely knew what he was doing and should be held accountable for his actions.
I agree...I also doubt that being in a DCF residential facility for 1-4 years is going to be any help at all for this kid. Who knows what he'll do to the next person he feels the need to attack.

So glad that Brian is doing well...sounds like one hell of a guy!
Bim

East Hartford, CT

#20 Nov 10, 2008
All the best to Brian and his wife God Bless You both.
WAT

Rochester, MI

#21 Nov 10, 2008
Good for him! That is a tough recovery. Glad he has a good woman that stuck it out with him. Probably one of the reasons that he recovered. I hope his kids don't have to be raised in a world where people get their head stomped-on in the middle of the day in a town like Manchester. Unfortunatly, they may have it worse.
pragamatist

Bridgeport, CT

#22 Nov 10, 2008
That 12 year old was guilty of attempted murder. He should have been incarcerated in a juvenile facility until the age of twenty one. But don't worry, he'll do it again shortly after he gets out, and after he kills someone else, THEN he'll get life. Too bad for his next victim.

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