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
Mom of friend

Annapolis, MD

#26 Aug 5, 2007
Death Penalty for the scumbag, Sammie was a sweetheart, Many of us in Maryland will mourn for her. Matt has been a trouble-maker and a scumbag for many years.
lcb

Largo, FL

#27 Aug 5, 2007
murder isnt always the answer, a bigger man or woman would have just closed there eyes and walked away.
Ray J

Tarpon Springs, FL

#28 Aug 5, 2007
Joe wrote:
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 ?
Joe your what's sad. Grow up, get an education and deal with your own anger issues.
No Name

Washington, DC

#29 Aug 6, 2007
Joe wrote:
You are one of the bleeding hearts Im talking about.<quoted text>
Maybe if the bleeding hearts made more noise about the lack of mental health issues in this country, this would not have happened. Ignorance and judgmental behaviors allowed this to happen. Why not people such as yourself do something to help with this issue -- Your generation has to do it...Seems as if people can be sick from the neck down and get help -- from the neck up; nothing! You get out there and make noise about it.

“Richest duck in the world”

Since: Mar 07

internet, Florida

#30 Aug 6, 2007
Joe wrote:
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 ?
What does being against (or for) the death penalty have to do with anything you said?
nema718

Plant City, FL

#31 Aug 6, 2007
Sammy you will always be remembered in our hearts..you were a beautiful person..You are in our thoughts and prayers always..Our condolences to your family
Jenny Tucker

Crofton, MD

#32 Aug 6, 2007
me and my sister grew up with samy n also knew her other little brother. there baby sitter lived down the street from us. she went to summer camp at rockledge with us all the time. she was a great girl! she will be so missed =[
UNCLE BOBBY

Washington, DC

#33 Aug 6, 2007
I would like to think everyone for your thoughts and prayers for the relatives and friends of Samy. Samy is my niece and I loved her very much. This week is going to be the start of a very dificult time in our lives. Thanks again for keeping us in your prayers. I will never stop loving Samy and I know she is watching over us. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH SAMY!!!!!!!!!!
Unknown

Greenville, AL

#34 Aug 6, 2007
We can't begin imagine how the lives of the others involved will be forever changed please pray for them and their families.
Nicole

New Port Richey, FL

#35 Aug 6, 2007
I had a class with Samantha this past semester. She was my age, about to be the same year in school. I am so shocked and saddened by her death. She was an amazing person- she was sweet, quiet, and had a great smile. She really would have been an amazing nurse.

I was appalled when I saw her picture next to the article pronouncing her violent death. I hope that her monstrous boyfriend gets all that he deserves- the most extreme punishment they can throw at him.
JUlE

Tampa, FL

#36 Aug 6, 2007
UNCLE BOBBY wrote:
I would like to think everyone for your thoughts and prayers for the relatives and friends of Samy. Samy is my niece and I loved her very much. This week is going to be the start of a very dificult time in our lives. Thanks again for keeping us in your prayers. I will never stop loving Samy and I know she is watching over us. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH SAMY!!!!!!!!!!
WE WILL ALL MISS HER I WISH I COULD HAVE HELP HER MORE, AND IT BREAKS MY HEART FOR EVERYONE. SHE WAS THE BEST PERSON!! GABRIEL AND I WILL FOREVER MISS HER!!
JUlE

Tampa, FL

#37 Aug 6, 2007
I LOVED YOU SO MUCH AND I WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH!! YOU TAUGHT ME SO MUCH WHEN I HAD MY SON AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. I'M SO SORRY THAT I COULD NOT HELP YOU MORE AND I'M SO SORRY FOR THAT!! I LOVE YOU!!
cleed

Sun City, FL

#38 Aug 6, 2007
I would like to see dieteire sit in our state prison for his whole life sweting like a dog shitting razor blades from the next time old bubba gets the best of him....p.s.my thoughts and prayers go out to samanthas family she was such a sweetheart..
Bill

Spring Hill, FL

#39 Aug 6, 2007
In response to "No Name" from MD, you must be the attorney trying to put a sad spin on this case just like all the others. It is ashame that Maryland let this guy off over and over and over again to continually ruin peoples lives. I hope that Pinellas Co SO can stop this guy from terrorizing any more people. He has left a tremendous wake of victims behind and it needs to stop. And by the way, I am confident that Samy had no clue of this monster's past. I am confident of that because I know that even some of Mathew's own family members didn't even know because mommy and daddy sheltered that information from them too.

To the family: I am so sorry for your loss. You truly raised an angel. My wife and I looked forward to having Samy around to help us with our new baby who is due to be born in 5 1/2 weeks. We new Samy well, she was probably the nicest person I have ever known. We will never forget her and will always have an empty spot in our hearts for her.

To all the friends leaving flowers and notes on the front porch, we will make sure that your messages get the family as well.
Taylor

Baltimore, MD

#40 Aug 7, 2007
A criminal record is not something that you want to let people know about. It's not something you write home to the family about in an email or in a birthday card or a Christmas card. How dare you accuse the parents of wrongdoing, when you can in no sure manner, say that you wouldn't do the exact same thing. Who is to say that if your child one day brings upon him or herself a criminal record, that you wouldn't do everything possible to cover it up. A criminal record would follow your child around, to every single application, from school, to work, to a loan for their first mortgage. An obvious stigma is associated with criminals, so why would they want their son outcasted? Especially from his own family? They have defended him in the past and done things that were, in their mind, the best thing for Matt. They were trying to protect their child. But he had never MURDERED anybody before. Don't jump to conclusions about the parents. As I said before, place blame where it should be placed. On the CRIMINAL.

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#41 Aug 7, 2007
Taylor wrote:
They have defended him in the past and done things that were, in their mind, the best thing for Matt. They were trying to protect their child. But he had never MURDERED anybody before. Don't jump to conclusions about the parents. As I said before, place blame where it should be placed. On the CRIMINAL.
Yeah, Taylor, I'm with you on this.

...wouldn't want to make him face the consequences of assault, physical abuse or any lesser offenses - we'll buy his way out of any charge short of murder. Let's wait until he murders somebody before we make him "face the music".

Did you decide to gulp down a handful of "stupid pills" this morning, wait until they took effect, and then assemble your idiotic post? Or, are you just natural, organic moron?
Jackie

Tampa, FL

#42 Aug 7, 2007
This is in reply to Taylor from Baltimore: I am a parent of mature children and grandchildren older than Samantha. YES it is the parents fault and responsibility. They should of seen to it that he got help and not pay to get out of every arrest both up in Maryland which was signifcant and here in Florida. They should not have hidden the truth of his past. THAT is what lead to his behavior. "mommy & daddy will get me off again" How many times can someone hide their head in the sand and not say "stop!, you can't do this anymore. I will NOT allow it". A parent has to stand up to thier children and teach them and guide them. I do not see this here. Had he served time for his crimes in Maryland, perhaps his life would have been better and that young lady would still be alive. This mental illness is a bunch of crap. They let this go on, they could of stopped it years ago. No, don't want to hurt the poor childs self-esteem. Well, see where his self-esteem got him. I live a few doors down from where poor Smanatha lay dead for 2 days. What a coward not to call police and admit what he did. I blame them ALL. Each family knows what is going on in their family, dont't be so blind. See the truth for what it is.
Taylor

Baltimore, MD

#43 Aug 7, 2007
What you all don't know is that I DO know the truth. Those people are some of the best people I know. And guess what - he isn't even their child. Goes a long way towards the nature-nurture argument. They have tried to give that child every opportunity in life and he has thrown it away. Hind sight is 20-20.
Unknown

Greenville, AL

#44 Aug 7, 2007
Taylor wrote:
A criminal record is not something that you want to let people know about. It's not something you write home to the family about in an email or in a birthday card or a Christmas card. How dare you accuse the parents of wrongdoing, when you can in no sure manner, say that you wouldn't do the exact same thing. Who is to say that if your child one day brings upon him or herself a criminal record, that you wouldn't do everything possible to cover it up. A criminal record would follow your child around, to every single application, from school, to work, to a loan for their first mortgage. An obvious stigma is associated with criminals, so why would they want their son outcasted? Especially from his own family? They have defended him in the past and done things that were, in their mind, the best thing for Matt. They were trying to protect their child. But he had never MURDERED anybody before. Don't jump to conclusions about the parents. As I said before, place blame where it should be placed. On the CRIMINAL.
Yes, the blame should be placed on the criminal but the criminal was enabled time and time again to continue to commit crimes. My heart goes out to the parents simply because their son is a murderer and that is a terrible thing to have to deal with but you can't possibly understand the magnitude of what has happened to all the innocent people involved. Would you still feel like the parents didn't have any responsibility of letting his past be known if something had happened the to people that were trying to help him because they didn't know any different? Clearly he wasn't just a trouble maker and I'm sure the parents were aware of that and they should have gotten him help instead of letting him be somebody elses problem. Now innocent victims are left to pick up the pieces of everything he destroyed. So if you want to feel sorry for somebody feel sorry for the Samy's family because they lost their daughter to such a brutal crime and feel sorry for the roommates that found her because they will be seeing Samy in nightmares instead of dreams and feel sorry for the family that thought they were doing the right thing by helping him because their perception of people is forever changed and they are left with financial burdens that aren't their responsibility. So instead of mommy and daddy spending money on a lawyer to defend a murderer maybe they should give it to the victims to help them pick up the pieces.
Joshua

Blackwood, NJ

#45 Aug 7, 2007
Taylor wrote:
What you all don't know is that I DO know the truth. Those people are some of the best people I know. And guess what - he isn't even their child. Goes a long way towards the nature-nurture argument. They have tried to give that child every opportunity in life and he has thrown it away. Hind sight is 20-20.
His parents are some of the best people, and they don't deserve the blame to be placed on them! It's not fair for all of you to blame them, when they did not even commit the action! If you are a parent, you want the best for your child. Getting him help for his past offenses may have been what they thought was best. I'm sure they had no idea that he would commit a crime of this proportion. They already have to deal with the death of someone who was close to them, because Sami was close to that family, but they don't deserve the backlash you people are giving them.

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