Palm Habor murder arrest

An arrest has been made in the murder of a University of Tampa student. Pinellas County authorities arrested 23 year old Matthew Rober Dieterle early this morning at Tampa International Airport in the murder of ... Full Story
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Erin

Laurel, MD

#4 Aug 4, 2007
I went to high school with her. She was amazing and she didn't deserve this.
JON FROM LARGO

Orlando, FL

#5 Aug 4, 2007
sorry for your loss
anm

Pasadena, MD

#6 Aug 4, 2007
i hope Dieterle dies in jail for this, he has a violent past and has always gotten out of trouble in the past by his mommy and daddy.
to samantha's family i am so sorry for you loss!
Judgmental Cow

Ocala, FL

#7 Aug 4, 2007
I'm glad they've arrested the person responsible for her death.
Danielle Mahoney

Severn, MD

#9 Aug 4, 2007
Sami formerly was a teacher at my son's school and frequently cared for him. She was amazing with children- truly a good, sweet person. Her smile lit up her face and an entire room. She was taken way too soon.

To her family- you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so, so sorry for your loss.
Jel

Glen Burnie, MD

#10 Aug 4, 2007
Dietrle was a coward that beat all his girl friends, mommy and daddy have bought his way out trouble severel times in the past but they cant this time wich I'm sure was the intention of his mother flying to florida, Samy was a wonderfull person, I just wish this wasn't true and I hope Matt suffer's everyday of the remainder of his life.
all my love samy I miss you
Denise

Wildwood, NJ

#12 Aug 4, 2007
How about sending "mommy and daddy" to jail with him. They seem to want to hold his hand and walk him thru life,now hopefully, it will be life in jail to live with what he did.
John

Blackwood, NJ

#13 Aug 4, 2007
You shouldn't judge his "mommy and daddy" as you all say. You don't know them and you have to think about what they are going through right now also. Of course, Sami's family has suffered a great loss, and I give them my thoughts and prayers. All I am saying is that you should not judge his "mommy and daddy" since you do not know them at all. I am not taking Dieterle's side in any way, but you should not blame his "mommy and daddy" for his actions.
anm

Pasadena, MD

#14 Aug 4, 2007
actually i will blame his "mommy and daddy" becuase i do know them. They have spent there money on always getting him the best lawyers so he has never had to suffer any real conseqeunces. They also have known about his violent past(with both men and women) and did nothing at all.

They least they could of down was get him a good counselor. He makes me sick, and soo does his family that tried to cover up his actions. The second he showed up at there door they should have called the cops instead of helping him..again...
Taylor

Baltimore, MD

#15 Aug 4, 2007
If you don't know the details of the situation you shouldn't be placing blame. Why is it that we never place the blame on the one who does the crime? It's always the parents or the school or the society in which he grew up in. Well guess what - if he did it - he did it - and nobody else. It's not enough that his parents have to face the backlash this entire situation now - that their lives are going to be torn apart - but that you have to drag them into the blame as well. This is an unbelievable tragedy. We should all bow our heads and say a prayer for the family of Samantha MacQuilliam.
Its Just Me

Saint Petersburg, FL

#16 Aug 4, 2007
This jerk needs to fry... he has a previous arrest record and sounds like he's beat all his girlfriends! Ignorant, evil and pathetic!

My heart goes out to the family and friends of this beautiful young girl. You will meet her again one day.

JUST ME

Since: Jul 07

Saint Petersburg, FL

#17 Aug 4, 2007
i feel bad for the girls family. its sad to finally see someone get arrested for this. i figured it was him (the boyfriend) from the get go. what a coward, anyone who beats up on women or children should be put on jail for life. they usually repeat the pattern over and over again. classic case. reoccuring problem it seems with this kid. he should have been stopped years ago but i guess the system was in his favor all the time. something wrong with the system. they seem to protect the wong people. the creeps not the victims. really sad. my heart goes out to the family and friends also.
jro

Lutz, FL

#18 Aug 5, 2007
he truly is an animal and should have been in jail. read this article http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/crime/...
Joe

Tampa, FL

#19 Aug 5, 2007
here is what's sad,some lawyer (expensive)will some how plead his case and get him off,like in the OJ Simpson case and he will be out to kill again.Isn't that true all of you anti-death penalty advocates ?
No Name

Washington, DC

#20 Aug 5, 2007
This is an adopted child who came to this family with a chemistry obviously broken with mental illness. I believe his adopted parents have done everything possible to ensure a well life for him....However, with the laws as they are, a person with mental illnesses can refuse treatment and medications. Most often then not, they do because of how society looks upon same. After the age of 18, the parents' hands are tied. You can lead a horse to water; you cannot make that horse drink! Our mental health community has failed --- This boy is, and has been, obviously sick -- He should have been under care, or in a mental health facility before now. This tragedy is the result of our society not recognizing these illnesses. You cannot blame the parents -- Their hands were tied; I am sure! This was a time bomb waiting to happen. With his history, he should have been medicated and under a doctor's care -- No doubt, he refused this option. How did Sam get involved with him in the first place?-- she must have known his history. This tragedy could have been prevented if our society would address the issues of mental illness. Now, maybe, this boy will be "incarcerated" -- either within the prison, or mental health systems. This is a very sad story of a boy who was born with these mutated genes; he walked with this time bomb -- no doubt, rejection put him over the top. Sam was the victim -- but,we are all being victimized by a Government who does not allow for parity with insurance for mental health -- and people who truly believe that a person with a mental illness can be responsible for behaviors they sometimes don't even know they committed. Something has to be done --

My heart breaks for both families -- Please ask Our Lord for His grace to embrace them.
anonymous

Severn, MD

#21 Aug 5, 2007
http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/...

Following this link will take you to Maryland Court Case public records. Searching on his name will show a rap sheet far too long for someone only 23; littered with assault cases and handgun charges. The dates only cover what he was charged with after he turned 18. Who knows what he did as a juvenille.

I'm so, so sorry that those of us who knew and loved Samy didn't pay more attention before this happened. This is such an unfortunate result of what happens in abusive relationships...

Rest in peace, Samy. We love you and miss you!
Josh

Blackwood, NJ

#22 Aug 5, 2007
The blame needs to be placed on Dieterle and only Dieterle. His adoptive parents just wanted the best for him throughout his life, I am sure. You have to experience this situation before you can judge them on their choices. You raise a child to be the best that they can be, but because of mental illness, the child has other problems that need to be addressed. Both families have been torn apart, I am sure, and my thoughts are of course with Sami's family, but they are also with Dieterle's family because both families are going to have a hard couple of months, possibly years, coming up.
Denise

Wildwood, NJ

#23 Aug 5, 2007
Your right, maybe I didn't know all the facts, esp. about the mental illness. Although, the parents could have not posted bail, obtain a good lawyer, for past crimes. Then maybe he could have been helped. Anyway its too late for coulda, shoulda, woulda. A young lady's life with a promising future was cut short.
nicole

Randallstown, MD

#24 Aug 5, 2007
hi my names nicole and before sam went off to college she used to babysit me in edgwater maryland and we were really close actually i have seen her this year and its hard for me to watch on the news of her pictures bacuse its like i just saw her a little while ago and now shes gone.. i am so sad but i am also happy that she is in a better place now.. And if anyone wants to know she was a wonderful caring person and she loved to hangout out with me. She would always give up days with her friends to hang out with me i luv her to death and miss her like crazy.. RIP SAM...
Joe

Tampa, FL

#25 Aug 5, 2007
You are one of the bleeding hearts Im talking about.
No Name wrote:
This is an adopted child who came to this family with a chemistry obviously broken with mental illness. I believe his adopted parents have done everything possible to ensure a well life for him....However, with the laws as they are, a person with mental illnesses can refuse treatment and medications. Most often then not, they do because of how society looks upon same. After the age of 18, the parents' hands are tied. You can lead a horse to water; you cannot make that horse drink! Our mental health community has failed --- This boy is, and has been, obviously sick -- He should have been under care, or in a mental health facility before now. This tragedy is the result of our society not recognizing these illnesses. You cannot blame the parents -- Their hands were tied; I am sure! This was a time bomb waiting to happen. With his history, he should have been medicated and under a doctor's care -- No doubt, he refused this option. How did Sam get involved with him in the first place?-- she must have known his history. This tragedy could have been prevented if our society would address the issues of mental illness. Now, maybe, this boy will be "incarcerated" -- either within the prison, or mental health systems. This is a very sad story of a boy who was born with these mutated genes; he walked with this time bomb -- no doubt, rejection put him over the top. Sam was the victim -- but,we are all being victimized by a Government who does not allow for parity with insurance for mental health -- and people who truly believe that a person with a mental illness can be responsible for behaviors they sometimes don't even know they committed. Something has to be done --
My heart breaks for both families -- Please ask Our Lord for His grace to embrace them.

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