Judge: no blame for tavern in fatal assault

A Carbon County man in state prison for fatally hitting a man in the head with a baseball bat during a street fight can't blame his actions on a tavern for serving him hours earlier, even if he was underage and ... Full Story
Pa Gal

Kutztown, PA

#1 Feb 9, 2009
yea blame the tavern..how about taking responsibility for your own actions for a change.
Uh what

Stroudsburg, PA

#2 Feb 9, 2009
You have GOT to be kidding me. That whole family is messed up.
You're right he SHOULD take responsibility. And so should the judge who sentenced him to only 5 YEARS?!?!?!?
Carbon County- Land of Do-Whatever-You-Want.

Allentown, PA

#3 Feb 9, 2009
20 odd drinks is a going quite overboard. I thought there was a limit to what they are allowed to serve.

But seriously, why wouldn't you blame the person who committed the crime?

Pittsfield, MA

#4 Feb 9, 2009
Sounds Fair.
Wake Up

United States

#5 Feb 9, 2009
I think they should hold both parties accountable for what happened. If they didn't serve him because he is underage this MIGHT NOT of happened. He did kill someone so he should have to do some time but the tavern should be closed down for not being responsible. Why would anyone serve someone more than 10 drinks. Obviously he was past drunk and the tavern will probably still be open serving underage people until they get another complaint.

Lehighton, PA

#6 Feb 9, 2009
He took someone's life and only got 5 to 11.5 years!!!The United States needs to get it together. We need to stiffen the penalties when someone commits a crime. Life for a life. You steal, you get your hand chopped off. This country just keeps getting worse and worse.
what crap

Nazareth, PA

#7 Feb 9, 2009
Blame Game ..So sad ...you lose !!!
Giants Fan

Allentown, PA

#8 Feb 9, 2009
Sorry, the I got drunk and killed somebody, but it's not my fault defense was already used by the Kline brothers. Did'nt work too well for them either.
Uh what

Stroudsburg, PA

#9 Feb 10, 2009
But were they in Carbon County?
Seems people literally get away with murder there.
But look at the place, maybe it's better that way.

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