Teen Arrested in Murder of Overland Man

Teen Arrested in Murder of Overland Man

There are 59 comments on the Fox2Now story from Nov 18, 2009, titled Teen Arrested in Murder of Overland Man. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

A seventeen year old who police believe knew his victim is now charged with murder in a double shooting in Overland.

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DMS

Fenton, MO

#43 Nov 20, 2009
Rick wrote:
<quoted text>He must have , because most of the murderes I know have GOOD Mommas and Daddys !
Is it not possible to be good parents and have a kid do something the is bad? We see BAD parents with kids that do good, why not the other way around? Look I am not saying that IF Brandon did this he should not pay the consequence, but we cant always blame parents. And everyone needs to keep in mind that they have ONLY arrested Brandon. He has not been to court and has not been found guilty. This is the US where you are suppose to be innocent till PROVEN guilty.
dmz

Saint Louis, MO

#44 Nov 20, 2009
I read these comments following this story and others that have involved crime here in the St. Louis area and it is a diverse crowd, from folks that see black on black crime as endemic and others just see it as victims of circumstance and there are just plain idiots that should be wasting there time on twitter than making comments here. If you have lived here long enough you will realize that most crimes are committed by poor under educated individuals, race is not always dominant, but statistically blacks do commit more violent crime. Is that a racial statistic or a reality? Would the liberals feel better if it were more whites committing these crimes? Either way it is a problem. Criminals fear resistance. They only attack those that are weak and when the criminal has the advantage. If the liberal pursuit of justice is to feel sorry for them then you are likely to be the next victim. Crime is a by product of society. But one thing is clear, throwing money at the problem does not resolve it. Parenting goes a long way, but personal responsibility and accountability prevents it. Criminals have neither and should be dealt with harshly. Criminals are usually beyond reasoning either through drug addiction or gang influence. They only fear strength, but as a society, we are weak.
Anon

Quitman, LA

#45 Nov 21, 2009
Yes,*GASP!*, people with good manners kill people every day. Hard to believe, right? People must think that rude ugly people only kill others. Ted Bundy was one of the most charming people around.
Rick

O Fallon, MO

#46 Nov 22, 2009
Cardinals Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Now that's what I'm saying!!! Where are all the racist who were so busy commenting on the Hazelwood school bus incident?!!!
You're here !!!
Let them eat cake

Saint Charles, MO

#47 Nov 22, 2009
Cardinals Fan wrote:
<quoted text>NO! you ONLY see and hear what they want you to see/hear. White people commit just as many crimes as blacks especially when it comes to molesting!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely incorrect. We never said white do not commit crimes. We merely point out the facts: A much larger percentage of blacks commit violent crimes. Period. It's simple math.

But somehow when we mention a scientific fact we are labeled racists?

Another thing: When white people get arrested for crimes the white population wants them put in jail forever or put to sleep permanently. When a black person gets arrested the black population tries to blame it on the media and tell everyone "what a good boy he was."

We're not buying it any longer. The facts are there for everyone to see. Stop living in denial and your life may improve.
DMS

United States

#48 Nov 22, 2009
Let them eat cake wrote:
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Absolutely incorrect. We never said white do not commit crimes. We merely point out the facts: A much larger percentage of blacks commit violent crimes. Period. It's simple math.
But somehow when we mention a scientific fact we are labeled racists?
Another thing: When white people get arrested for crimes the white population wants them put in jail forever or put to sleep permanently. When a black person gets arrested the black population tries to blame it on the media and tell everyone "what a good boy he was."
We're not buying it any longer. The facts are there for everyone to see. Stop living in denial and your life may improve.
Your right, you are just merely stating a fact, and a true fact. However here is another fact. I AM NOT PART OF THE BLACK POPULATION. I am a middle age white woman who was married to a cop for 10 years. I know the law and all the facts. I also know Brandon Davis, who IS a good kid! I know his Mother, his Father, and his 2 sisters. NONE of them are bad people. The parents WORK for a living and do not live off the state. The parents do not bale the kids out if they get in trouble. Have you even seen Brandons parents on TV at all?? They are there for the kids but believe that it is best for anyone to face the consequence, and that includes their kids IF THEY DID IT!!! No one has heard Brandons side of what happened. The Police can tell you what ever they want on the news, But Brandon has not said anything. Even Mr. Woodson's family has said (even on this very blog) that there were others there. I have respect for the Police, but like any other person that can only go off of what they are told. And this time the Police dont know everything. 9 times out of 10 I am sitting right there with you saying "yeah ok, Hes a "good" boy, that is why he is out killing people" But I will NEVER do that again. Cause this time I know the kid and know he IS a good boy. if he did this I will be sad, but still say he is a good kid.
Let them eat cake

Saint Charles, MO

#49 Nov 22, 2009
DMS wrote:
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I know the law and all the facts. The Police can tell you what ever they want on the news, And this time the Police dont know everything.
But you do know everything? You were there? Are the police interviewing you?
DMS wrote:
<quoted text>Have you even seen Brandons parents on TV at all?? No one has heard Brandons side of what happened. But Brandon has not said anything.
Any good criminal knows to "lawyer up" and not speak.
DMS wrote:
<quoted text> Cause this time I know the kid and know he IS a good boy. if he did this I will be sad, but still say he is a good kid. I also know Brandon Davis, who IS a good kid!
A person is known by the company he keeps. If he was hangin around a bunch of thugs then you may need to change your "IS" to "WAS"

Now, admittedly I know only what I've been told (just like you) but the police rarely arrest someone and release their name unless they have substantial reason. This isn't done by stupid beat cops. This is done by a combination of detectives, the crime lab, and the DA.
SaucyB

Chesterfield, MO

#50 Nov 22, 2009
Anon wrote:
Yes,*GASP!*, people with good manners kill people every day. Hard to believe, right? People must think that rude ugly people only kill others. Ted Bundy was one of the most charming people around.
really? WOW thanx for making me paranoid I'd better start watching Glenn Beck! the end is upon us, the end is upon us!!!!!!
mizz_pratt

Saint Louis, MO

#51 Nov 22, 2009
I grew up with brandon davis and him doing sumthing like this would never have crossed my mind he was well disciplined child
DMS

United States

#52 Nov 22, 2009
Let them eat cake wrote:
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But you do know everything? You were there? Are the police interviewing you?
<quoted text>
Any good criminal knows to "lawyer up" and not speak.
<quoted text>
A person is known by the company he keeps. If he was hangin around a bunch of thugs then you may need to change your "IS" to "WAS"
Now, admittedly I know only what I've been told (just like you) but the police rarely arrest someone and release their name unless they have substantial reason. This isn't done by stupid beat cops. This is done by a combination of detectives, the crime lab, and the DA.
Detectives started out as (in your words) "stupid beat cops"

And yes if the Police have someone in custody that is not a minor, they release the name. How many time has someone been in prison for years then it is proven that it was the wrong guy? It happens. I never said i know EVERYTHING. I said I know the law and I Brandon.
need to know

United States

#54 Nov 22, 2009
revenge wrote:
blacks are a racial crime wave.
Thankfully, God put a warning label on them.
Anyone who doesn't heed the warning label deserves what he/she gets.
and just what is the warning lable?
dmz

Saint Louis, MO

#55 Nov 23, 2009
so what will be the premise for discussion when the next crime wave and deaths are from white guys? Crime is rampant in our society and has no racial or any other barriers. regardless of your opinions, blaming one race or another doesn't do anything to resolving the issue. But what is the resolve? Who knows, psychologists have been working on that for centuries. The haves and the have nots. Maybe Obama will end up taking all of our money and giving it to the folks that don't have a clue on how to get ahead in this society then we all will be out there robbing everyone.
I believe that criminals are cowards and only attack the weak. remain diligent and armed. Once these criminals understand that death awaits their fate, just maybe things will start to turn around.
ashleyb102

Columbia, MO

#57 Dec 3, 2009
this is sum stupid shit he didint do it i hate races as people dude oh brandon your family loves u stay strong
Nicky_LyRiikz

Columbia, MO

#58 Dec 8, 2009
Omgee.....B-Day was my straight fam. I love my dude. I just can't believe it's actually true. I hope Miss Angie is alright. I'ma pray for you girl....!
Really

Saint Louis, MO

#59 Dec 14, 2009
Okay people really a man lost his life. That is sad I agree but in or judicial system a man is innocent until proven guilty. Even if the evidence is staggering. This is not an issue of race nor is it an issue of how the young man was raised. This is an issue of what he did. This is not a political issue or even a family issue. Some of the worst killers in the world came from great homes. Just as some of the best people come from broken impoverished homes... so in conclusion lets wait to count our chickens after they hatch.
mother and girlfriend

De Soto, KS

#60 Sep 4, 2010
im just now posting my comment and wow... This is some very interesting stuff. Well i was there and i was a victim. Slug has the facts because i was there and the police has the facts but they picked what they wanted to say happened that night and poor brandon who didnt have a mind of his own is taking the blame for it all. no, he was not by himself and i am still seeing the other guys who were there alot. they were just at the overland fair staring my little sister down. if brandons family could hear my cry, please tell him to tell what really happened instead of taking the blame for it all. and yes brandon did shoot duane in the stomach and atempted to shoot me in the back but God watches over his children. and i was able to save myself and children. i know a young man right now who has a picture of brandon holding the shotgun he shot us with and he didnt look like it was his first time trying to rob someone when he was in action. my son saw another boy holding the gun over his father so im pretty sure thats who shot him in the face, but the police doesnt believe 4yr olds. its very sad still for us, we miss duane so very much. brandons family can visit him but we are left with nothing but his belongings. i am left with his children. I just wish all involved were in custody instead of one.
mother and girlfriend

De Soto, KS

#61 Sep 4, 2010
ashleyb102 wrote:
this is sum stupid **** he didint do it i hate races as people dude oh brandon your family loves u stay strong
yes he did do it just not by himself so please tell his to encourage him to tell the police the truth. he shouldnt be doin this time by himself. for what, some lil boys who wanna be rappers, talkin bout they got his back. if they had his back they wouldnt have gave the police his name because i sure didnt.
mother and girlfriend

De Soto, KS

#62 Sep 4, 2010
DMS wrote:
<quoted text>
Your right, you are just merely stating a fact, and a true fact. However here is another fact. I AM NOT PART OF THE BLACK POPULATION. I am a middle age white woman who was married to a cop for 10 years. I know the law and all the facts. I also know Brandon Davis, who IS a good kid! I know his Mother, his Father, and his 2 sisters. NONE of them are bad people. The parents WORK for a living and do not live off the state. The parents do not bale the kids out if they get in trouble. Have you even seen Brandons parents on TV at all?? They are there for the kids but believe that it is best for anyone to face the consequence, and that includes their kids IF THEY DID IT!!! No one has heard Brandons side of what happened. The Police can tell you what ever they want on the news, But Brandon has not said anything. Even Mr. Woodson's family has said (even on this very blog) that there were others there. I have respect for the Police, but like any other person that can only go off of what they are told. And this time the Police dont know everything. 9 times out of 10 I am sitting right there with you saying "yeah ok, Hes a "good" boy, that is why he is out killing people" But I will NEVER do that again. Cause this time I know the kid and know he IS a good boy. if he did this I will be sad, but still say he is a good kid.
he did it. just not by himself. question is, why is he taking the blame for it all?
mother and girlfriend

De Soto, KS

#63 Sep 4, 2010
Ashley wrote:
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From what i got out of people he hung out with that he was set up and that is understandable he has enemy's just like every one else but the kids he was hanging out with at the time are now saying f*** him he is caught and we are on the loose the kids that he hug out with are not all bad i am around the age he is and i have know him for 13 years he dated my cousin he is very respectful and he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time
sorry, to brandon, he was at the right place at the right time but him and his crews plan went bad. things didnt happen the way they thought it would. the other boys sent him in because we didnt know him but we knew them. two of them sat in our kitchen and text on their phones what was goin on in our home. they let brandon into our home while another boy stayed outside. poor brandon is lucky duane is dead because he tried to take the gun from him and if he did and was found dead in our kitchen along with 3 other boys, then what would people have to say?.. i have a nephew that goes to ritenour and he told me brandon was running his mouth to some people at school sayin he was going to rob duane. i just want him to tell the truth. he wasnt by himself, why does he want to take responsibility for all of this. trial has not come yet, he still has time to tell the true side of his story. Like i said hes been getting visits in jail and folks is posting them on facebook, getting phone convosations with him and all i have is duanes children. thats the only way i get to see duane is threw them.

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