Murder suspect has history of violence

A Fairfield man accused of murdering a former coworker has a history of drinking and violent behavior going back to his teenage years, according to court records from three Pennsylvania counties. Full Story
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I Feel Your Pain

Carlisle, PA

#1 May 31, 2008
What the bloody hell was he doing out on the streets???
Bob

New Castle, DE

#2 May 31, 2008
Armstrong should have been ordered to take a mental evaluation by the court long ago. His anti-social behavior indicates he's a mental defective, has anger management problems, etc.
Sounds like the Juvie judge Armstrong faced is like Luzerne County judge Ciavarella who recently stepped aside as the primary judge in the county’s juvenile court. Luzerne County Commissioners Petrilla and Urban demanded a federal investigation Friday into the financial relationship between two veteran county court judges and the attorney who co-owns the county’s juvenile detention facility. Ciavarella is one of judges.
smoke and sunshine

United States

#3 May 31, 2008
Sounds to me like Armstrong got way too many "slaps on the wrist".
ExME

Newville, PA

#4 May 31, 2008
It's always refreshing to see Pennsylvania's system of lenient judges at work ... especially when you view it over decades of time.

Another great job, judges!!

LOL
unreal

Shippensburg, PA

#5 May 31, 2008
Say Thank You to our WONDERFUL Court SYSTEM.

let these assholes out with a dlap on the wrist, and this is what you get.

Did this monsters parents not see he had isseus as a teen???????

Maybe they should have got him some help.

The apple does not fall far from the tree......
Jim

Falls Church, VA

#6 May 31, 2008
I don't know how this animal was repeatedly give break after break. Appernetly he is white. If he received the right punishment he needed Mr Bosley would still be alive and Armstrong would have been in jail, were he belonged sooner.
to jim

Bloomfield, NJ

#7 May 31, 2008
What does being white have to do with anything? I have seen where all races have gotten off with a slap on the wrist. It was the court system that was wrong in letting him go anyway. Its people like you who keeps the race issues going. My prayers go out to the victims family.

“Your Truth Ain't Mine ”

Since: Feb 08

Anytown USA

#8 May 31, 2008
A bag of weed will get you more than this idiot got, time and again. Time to look at our criminal justice system and quit jailing non-violent offenders so we have room for guys and gals that have anger issues. Cannabis consumers hurt no one but people with anger problem KILL other people. WOW !!!
Oh Boy

United States

#9 May 31, 2008
It is our system people. Our justice/judicial system is failing...and has been for years, blame the nuts we have as leaders for our Nation. Treatment is key (so they say)...while treatment does work for some, there are many who refuse to use it for self gain. When an offender is Court Ordered to get a Mental Health or Drug and Alcohol evaluation/treatment, if the person don't want the help they are simply going to go through the motions to complete it.

“Bells”

Since: Apr 08

back yard

#10 May 31, 2008
I think we need new judges,and 3 strikes your out.

“Your Truth Ain't Mine ”

Since: Feb 08

Anytown USA

#11 May 31, 2008
3 strikes of violent offenses or until you kill someone, whichever comes first? If it involves violence for any reason it should lead to incarceration. Dometic violences, child abuse, assault and any other physical violence. I do not, however, feel that a non-violent offender should look at life in prison for 3 offenses. I am not so sure I think a non-violent offender should go to jail. Violence equals jail, non-violence equals probation and fine. That should be what our mandatory minimum sentences should reflect.

“Bells”

Since: Apr 08

back yard

#12 May 31, 2008
iam, I thought thats' what 3 strikes was about, violences of one person against another. I know some state already have if its proven you have done violence, the first time, no exceptions, 5 years hard time, and 3 times your gone for good.

unreal, his parents probably beat him from the time he was born, apples don't roll far from the trees

“Your Truth Ain't Mine ”

Since: Feb 08

Anytown USA

#13 May 31, 2008
Carol - the problem with a 3 strikes policy is that you can potentially go to jail for life and never have physically harmed another person. That happens alot in this country. I like the idea of 1st time violence having jail time, but I think 5 years is a bit much for simple assault. You can spit on someone and get an assault charge in this state. I know there are people sitting in state prison right now doing 20 to life for marijuana crimes and there is no way a person of violence should not be sitting in prison when non-violent offenders are doing some serious hard time. It just will never make sense to me.

“Bells”

Since: Apr 08

back yard

#14 May 31, 2008
Some how we must make a balance, so if the law is wrong or unfair, we must say, to the law makers, here , all these registered voters have signed this now fix our law. If the weed is safe, then you need to get the doctors and such to back you up and get it remade so it can be legal. Laws are made and can be remade. I am not in favor of legal drugs or illeagal ones, they may only hurt one person, but if that one person is driving a car or a train or a bus, that one person hurts more then himself.
iam4real wrote:
Carol - the problem with a 3 strikes policy is that you can potentially go to jail for life and never have physically harmed another person. That happens alot in this country. I like the idea of 1st time violence having jail time, but I think 5 years is a bit much for simple assault. You can spit on someone and get an assault charge in this state. I know there are people sitting in state prison right now doing 20 to life for marijuana crimes and there is no way a person of violence should not be sitting in prison when non-violent offenders are doing some serious hard time. It just will never make sense to me.

“Your Truth Ain't Mine ”

Since: Feb 08

Anytown USA

#15 May 31, 2008
I couldn't agree more that drinking under the influence of anything, alcohol, drugs (both legal and illegal) is clearly clearly wrong !! And I have no problem with incarcerating a first DUI offender for a reasonable time period. I also want there to be follow-up on them to with some treatment, that the offender be required to pay for. What I can't agree with is if a person is sitting in their house with drugs (legal or illegal) be subjected to jail time. In 2007 there were nationwide 750,000 arrests for marijuana. What lives could we change with the kind of money we are talking about to arrest, convict and incarcerate 750,000 non-violent offenders? With that kind of money, we could probably put a hugh effort into domestic violence, or child abuse or animal abuse, or missing children. The possibilities are endless. What if we had stopped arresting 750,000 people last year and put it into research for a very effective anger management program, that everyone in the prison system is required to take and pass before they can be released. Maybe this family would not be burying their son, brother, grandson next week. Maybe the would have been able to celebrate this boys 21st birthday in 2 years. See him happily married with children. Instead what do they get? A body stabbed 100 times (in self defense, of course) to bury next week. How very very sad.

“Your Truth Ain't Mine ”

Since: Feb 08

Anytown USA

#16 May 31, 2008
ooppss.. drinking should be driving in 1st sentence.

“Bells”

Since: Apr 08

back yard

#17 May 31, 2008
iam I agree, something is very wrong and the courts and the law should be the first to admit that they fell short, of protecting the people.
just a thought

Greencastle, PA

#18 May 31, 2008
Here's a theory for you:

Man makes homosexual advances towards boy - boy rebuffs man's advances - man looses temper, kills in a fit of rage.

“Your Truth Ain't Mine ”

Since: Feb 08

Anytown USA

#19 May 31, 2008
just a thought wrote:
Here's a theory for you:
Man makes homosexual advances towards boy - boy rebuffs man's advances - man looses temper, kills in a fit of rage.
A 19 year old boy is dead and another family is facing the most devastating time of their life. Whether Armstrong's family saw it coming or not and whether it involved drugs or homosexual behavior or an affair with Armstrong's wife, or money borrowed and never returned or whatever else we can surmise without any further information. The fact is there was alcohol and anger and the outcome was fairly predictable. If Armstrong had been incarcerated upon his first fit of violence and been forced to take a long-term anger management class, this boy might still be alive.

“Bells”

Since: Apr 08

back yard

#20 Jun 1, 2008
that is not a theory, it's mudraking, which makes you a mudraker, what could make you think like that? That boy is dead,he can't defend himself. Be real.
just a thought wrote:
Here's a theory for you:
Man makes homosexual advances towards boy - boy rebuffs man's advances - man looses temper, kills in a fit of rage.

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