Judge allows jury to consider lesser ...

Judge allows jury to consider lesser charge in shooting death

There are 161 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 18, 2007, titled Judge allows jury to consider lesser charge in shooting death. In it, Newsday reports that:

The judge in John White's manslaughter trial agreed Tuesday to allow jurors to consider convicting the Miller Place man of no more than a misdemeanor for killing 17-year-old Daniel Cicciaro Jr.

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who cares

Denver, CO

#1 Dec 18, 2007
i think mr white is innocent and should plea for nothing less, he is INNOCENT.
no lesser charges for something he should have never been charged with.
and yes i am a white person who agrees that mr white (a black man) is innocent.
no OJ jury here

Shirley, NY

#5 Dec 18, 2007
He is pleading innocent. Hence the trial.
free white

Glen Oaks, NY

#6 Dec 18, 2007
put the girl that started this hoax on trial
MIller Place

New York, NY

#8 Dec 18, 2007
I hope the jury lets John White go home free for Christmas! Dano and his friends had no business coming on his property and behaving the way they did. Mr. White was right in defending himself.
free white

Glen Oaks, NY

#9 Dec 18, 2007
dano was a wanna be gotti and lost - on the street numbers mean little - dano let a girl get him killed

Baldwin, NY

#10 Dec 18, 2007
I have a real problem with the pathologies of the black community - and I think they are in denial about why their communities are destorying themsleves.

With that said, this guy hardly deserves to be charged with a crime.

Some raging punk comes to his house and menaces him and his family. Coming out of your house with a firearm is legitimate when someone hostile comes onto your property.

This kid saw too many movies and thought he could play the tough guy. I genuinely feel sorry for him he did not live long enough to learn better. And I feel horrible for his family.

But John White appears to be a good man who was doing what a good man does. Protecting his property and his family. I wish more men would come out of their house and protect their neighborhoods from violent young men.

The less time he does, the more just it will be.

Hopefully his son will learn what acting like a thug can do to your family.
free simba

United States

#11 Dec 18, 2007
Dano Sr.talks...Mr.White walks!
not guilty

Levittown, NY

#12 Dec 18, 2007
Danos 4 thuggish friends belong in jail for trespassing, menacing, and possession of a weapon.

The prosecutor showed he was a racist when he mimicked Aaron white's voice with racial stereotypes.

This prosecution is all about race.(and I'm white) Had 5 blacks shown up at the house of a white homeowner in Port Jeff Station, there wouldn't even be a prosecution.
Tough Guy


#13 Dec 18, 2007
I agree. they committed a hate crime

Bronxville, NY

#14 Dec 18, 2007
God bless both families. What a terrible tragedy all the way around

Since: Sep 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Dec 18, 2007
I have to admit that when I first heard this case I didn't know quite what to believe. After reading the various accounts of Mr. White's testimony and this latest revelation, I have to say that this poor man did not intend to kill this kid. Now that being said, he could still be charged with the lesser crime (which is not a felony) and serve no jail time or they could find him not guilty of all charges. I doubt (never know in this world) that he will be charged with the felony crimes.
not guilty

Levittown, NY

#17 Dec 18, 2007
OJ Simpson was guilty.

John White is innocent.

all one has to do is follow the facts.
jj jr

Bronxville, NY

#18 Dec 18, 2007
Why don't we give the judge a raise and call it a day, allow Mr. White to go home and no harm no foul! Oh, wait! He killed a young man! Let's give him a misdemeanor and call it even! This bozo waited on his front lawn and confronted the teens with a gun, There is no way in hell that he should get away with that!He had the option of staying in the house and calling 911! If he did that and the teens came into his house, I would defend whatever he did! He chose the wrong thing to do! There better not be another O.J. trial, just because he is black!
Not guilty

Levittown, NY

#19 Dec 18, 2007
Death threats + blocking off street with cars + bat + going on property + late at night + reaching for gun minus 85% of this evidence still equals NOT GUILTY
Mike North Shore Nassau

New York, NY

#20 Dec 18, 2007
Mr. White is innocent. I hope the jury sees that. And no, I'm not black.

Since: May 07

Massapequa, NY

#23 Dec 18, 2007


New York, NY

#24 Dec 18, 2007
If I was on the jury I'd let this man go free. This short fat hot tempered mafioso wannabe kid had this coming.

Ridgewood, NY

#25 Dec 18, 2007
Mr White is innocent and should have all charges dropped!(and yes, I am white too)
Joe from LI

New York, NY

#26 Dec 18, 2007
Reverse the colors here and see what happens.....Hate crime, Rev Al and the Feds thats what

New York, NY

#27 Dec 18, 2007
Smitty wrote:
He is pleading innocent. Hence the trial.
Put the parents that were serving alcoholic beverages to the teens on trial - they are getting away with murder here.

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