Killer of grandmother gets 35 to life

Killer of grandmother gets 35 to life

There are 41 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 24, 2008, titled Killer of grandmother gets 35 to life. In it, Newsday reports that:

The grandson of a Smithtown grandmother who was stabbed more than 20 times in her home last year confronted her accused killer at his sentencing Tuesday.

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Edgar Freemantle

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jun 24, 2008
The murder commited by Matthew Watson is almost as grusome as the murders commited by Marty Tankleff. Yet Marty is currently free. It's a strange world we live in.

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#2 Jun 24, 2008
Edgar Freemantle wrote:
The murder commited by Matthew Watson is almost as grusome as the murders commited by Marty Tankleff. Yet Marty is currently free. It's a strange world we live in.
Edgar, re-read the article. Matthew Watson is the grandson that was stabbed in the attack. The prepertrator is Victor Chunga.
jonny john

New York, NY

#3 Jun 24, 2008
do i did it papamom
Too Bad

Mineola, NY

#4 Jun 24, 2008
At least 35 years in prison? Finally a sentence that fits the crime. For those that think death is a fairer sentence, you try rotting upstate for 35 years and tell me which is worse. I'd rather be dead than do 35 years!!

I'd hate to be Chunga..All I know is I am having pork chops and wine tonight, followed by the Mets.. Must suck being him!!
BRQK

Ballston Spa, NY

#5 Jun 24, 2008
It is a shame. Now, we the taxpayer has to pay for that beast expenses in prison, and provide him with gym facilities and entertainment. What a waste of our money. He sould have been put to death like a dog.
going your way

New York, NY

#6 Jun 24, 2008
Too Bad wrote:
At least 35 years in prison? Finally a sentence that fits the crime. For those that think death is a fairer sentence, you try rotting upstate for 35 years and tell me which is worse. I'd rather be dead than do 35 years!!
I'd hate to be Chunga..All I know is I am having pork chops and wine tonight, followed by the Mets.. Must suck being him!!
Unfortunately, Chunga is only 21 years old. That means he will be "only" 56 years old when he might be released. Of course, with our laws he might be released before then. Before you enjoy those pork chops and wine you might want to consider that keeping this waste of human life alive will probably run the taxpayers well over a million dollars (probably more) over the next 35 years or so. He'll probably be watching TV tonight as well. No, I think a fair sentence for this depraved murderer would have been the death sentence.
WTF

New York, NY

#7 Jun 24, 2008
It's just as much Watson's fault. Selling heroin. He put his grandmother in that situation.
Latrell Sprewell

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Jun 24, 2008
taxmoney goes to Iraq and Israel buddy so quit complaining...
Moe Syzlak

United States

#9 Jun 24, 2008
What is young Mr. Watson getting for selling heroin? Anyone? Anyone?
Too Bad

Mineola, NY

#10 Jun 24, 2008
going your way wrote:
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Unfortunately, Chunga is only 21 years old. That means he will be "only" 56 years old when he might be released. Of course, with our laws he might be released before then. Before you enjoy those pork chops and wine you might want to consider that keeping this waste of human life alive will probably run the taxpayers well over a million dollars (probably more) over the next 35 years or so. He'll probably be watching TV tonight as well. No, I think a fair sentence for this depraved murderer would have been the death sentence.
While I agree with your assessment that it will be a huge price tag to house this animal, death via sleeping pills and a kiss on the cheek is not punishment to me. It is ending HIS misery, and I would rather pay for his suffering than an easy way out for him.

I think if everyone had to spend a night in jail/prison, they would think twice before committing crimes.
Justine

Hicksville, NY

#11 Jun 24, 2008
Where theres drugs, theres death.
ACLU

United States

#12 Jun 24, 2008
The important thing is that he doesn't get the death penalty because the life of human waste like this must be savored. And, hey! We like getting over on society! We will beat you every time with the filthy, dirty judges in black robes. It currently cost the taxpayers $27,300 per annum to keep a prisoner in jail. Let's see: 35 x $27,300 =$955,000. Screw the taxpayers too! We will be legalizing gay marriage in NY and NJ very soon. Screw you! We own the judicial system. Screw you!
anti criminal

Orlando, FL

#13 Jun 24, 2008
"Chunga's defense attorney, Jason Bassett of Central Islip, said his suffering from heroin withdrawal at the time of the incident, and was remorseful."

Now he has 35 years to feel his remorse.
To bad it wasn't 60.
Mick Jagger

United States

#14 Jun 24, 2008
Edgar Freemantle wrote:
The murder commited by Matthew Watson is almost as grusome as the murders commited by Marty Tankleff. Yet Marty is currently free. It's a strange world we live in.
Edgar! How are those beach paintings coming along?
paul

Edison, NJ

#15 Jun 24, 2008
How totally uncreative our justice system is in devising sentences that will make potential criminals take notice. Lifetime care and upkeep at taxpayer expense? How about a solitary cell for this guy? we won't kill him, we will just ignore him, with no food or water. the only company he will have are the starving rats that will have access to his cell from several ratholes.
When the news gets out to his friends, I wager there will be a dramatic drop in heinous crimes like his.
AOL User

United States

#16 Jun 24, 2008
All I can say is thank god there is a god looking over my home town Nesconset. About time someone in the court system did something right after Suffolk County messed up Martin Tankleff's case. Put that bad boy away for good. He should never see the next day of light.

Martha R.I.P.

You must be looking over him and saying thank god.

Kevin

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jun 24, 2008
First, who cares that he was suffering from heroin withdrawal? That seems to be his own problem. Shouldn't have started in the first place. And why is this Bull **** such a defense anyway? You put yourself into that predicament, why should that excuse you from committing more criminal acts??

Second, "Too Bad"--The wine and pork chops sounds great, but then you ruined it by saying you were going to watch the Mets....you do know that cruel and unusual punishment is illegal, right? I'd rather do 35 years upstate than watch a Mets game.
Freeport Chick

Cos Cob, CT

#18 Jun 24, 2008
going your way wrote:
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Unfortunately, Chunga is only 21 years old. That means he will be "only" 56 years old when he might be released. Of course, with our laws he might be released before then. Before you enjoy those pork chops and wine you might want to consider that keeping this waste of human life alive will probably run the taxpayers well over a million dollars (probably more) over the next 35 years or so. He'll probably be watching TV tonight as well. No, I think a fair sentence for this depraved murderer would have been the death sentence.
I Agree!!
Edgar Freemantle

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Jun 24, 2008
Mick Jagger wrote:
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Edgar! How are those beach paintings coming along?
Really good! But just don't tell me now the book ends as I haven't finished it yet!
Not Compassionate

Stony Brook, NY

#20 Jun 24, 2008
Edgar Freemantle wrote:
The murder commited by Matthew Watson is almost as grusome as the murders commited by Marty Tankleff. Yet Marty is currently free. It's a strange world we live in.
You are an idiot. Watson is innnocent and so is Marty Tankleff. Please try to avoid being a juror. Your elevator doesn't make it to the top floor.

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