Teen calm during arraignment in alleged killing of father

There are 11 comments on the Nov 19, 2010, Silver City Sun-News story titled Teen calm during arraignment in alleged killing of father. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

Thomas Manning, 16, who has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot his father during a hunting trip earlier this week, calmly and coolly asked and answered questions during his arraignment Thursday before Magistrate Court Judge Ron Hall.

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k lucero

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Nov 19, 2010
oh my god! i knew him, he didnt seem the type to do that!
Wow

Silver City, NM

#2 Nov 19, 2010
I think the kid is in shock. I know I would be if I saw somebody shot in front of me.
Huh

Silver City, NM

#3 Nov 19, 2010
k lucero wrote:
oh my god! i knew him, he didn't seem the type to do that!
You should testify in his defense.
Linda

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Nov 19, 2010
k lucero wrote:
oh my god! i knew him, he didnt seem the type to do that!
What do you mean, "he didnt seem the type to do that!"? He's been arrested for "allegedly" shooting his father. How about we wait to see what happens when he goes to trial?
pete and repeat

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Nov 19, 2010
I'm sure appearing by video arraignment is a lot less stressful than getting shackled and transported to another county for a court appearance.
btw-I am LOVING how they keep explaining on the news WHY the kid is in Luna County rather than Grant as the GCDC is sooooo messed up!

Guess it's a bad time for a serious kid crime in Grant County with all this bad publicity! oopsie!
reptilist

United States

#6 Nov 19, 2010
Poor kid!
Bad enough that he accidentally shot his own father, but then to be charged with murder... I'd say he was in shock and making an effort to behave as instructed.
Charlie Oscar

Silver City, NM

#7 Nov 19, 2010
I think its funny how everyone thinks they know whats happening at GCDC regarding juvy's. All you idiots out there who have never walked the line. So CYFD, JPO, Mommy and Daddy cant handle him so little Johnny gets placed in GCDC, know what the difference is between a 17 year old street thug that weighs 200 lbs and and 18 year old street thug that weighs 200 lbs just a piece of paper that says you are a juvy and you're an adult. So you have a 17 year old gang banger decides to tear up his cell, and disregards repeated orders to stop, you cant spray with OC you cant Taze him, so you put him in a restraint chair.So little Johnny's parents complain that their baby boy was mistreated so CYFD does an audit and guess what we have an old jail. Johnny does'nt like jail stop breaking the law, its simple stupid. These kids are not misguided youth, Joe Public wake up, these kids are criminals and they can and will hurt you, if you dont want them in GCDC invite the tu_ds to stay at your house. Just ask Mr. Manning.
country boy

Silver City, NM

#8 Nov 19, 2010
Charlie Oscar wrote:
I think its funny how everyone thinks they know whats happening at GCDC regarding juvy's. All you idiots out there who have never walked the line. So CYFD, JPO, Mommy and Daddy cant handle him so little Johnny gets placed in GCDC, know what the difference is between a 17 year old street thug that weighs 200 lbs and and 18 year old street thug that weighs 200 lbs just a piece of paper that says you are a juvy and you're an adult. So you have a 17 year old gang banger decides to tear up his cell, and disregards repeated orders to stop, you cant spray with OC you cant Taze him, so you put him in a restraint chair.So little Johnny's parents complain that their baby boy was mistreated so CYFD does an audit and guess what we have an old jail. Johnny does'nt like jail stop breaking the law, its simple stupid. These kids are not misguided youth, Joe Public wake up, these kids are criminals and they can and will hurt you, if you dont want them in GCDC invite the tu_ds to stay at your house. Just ask Mr. Manning.
Charlie Oscar, I don't know who you are, but you are so right on with your comments about young thugs -- regardless of their age. They will hurt you, they will steal from you, they are criminals just as you point out.
Silver City Citizen

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Nov 19, 2010
Charlie Oscar you are a hero!!!! Could not have said it better myself. I am so tired of everyone blaming someone else for there problems. Another thing is people need to understand Grant County does not have the budget to operate a juvenile facility. And to maintain it thanks to all of the political cry baby's who need these youthful offenders so well taken care off. It is just cheaper to send them to other facilitys. Its hard on the families and on the offenders but oh well if you don't like it don't be an idiot and go to jail.
pete and repeat

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Nov 20, 2010
uummmm......Charlie......so GCDC isn't messed up?

oh....my mistake.....so sorry.
Linda

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Nov 20, 2010
Silver City Citizen wrote:
Charlie Oscar you are a hero!!!! Could not have said it better myself. I am so tired of everyone blaming someone else for there problems. Another thing is people need to understand Grant County does not have the budget to operate a juvenile facility. And to maintain it thanks to all of the political cry baby's who need these youthful offenders so well taken care off. It is just cheaper to send them to other facilitys. Its hard on the families and on the offenders but oh well if you don't like it don't be an idiot and go to jail.
I just wonder WHY "Grant County does not have the budget to operate a juvenile facility."? They could do a lot with the $$$ they will spend in transporting him to Deming & back everyday for his trial.

And, what would someone have to do to their child to have that child murder his own father??? Perhaps being in jail is safer than being at home?

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