Schuylkill County man pleads no contest in deaths of 2 teens

A Schuylkill County man charged with killing two teenagers and hiding their bodies in his basement more than a year ago pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of first-degree murder, saying he was drunk and high at the time and didn't remember the slayings. Full Story
A Friend

Slatington, PA

#2 Apr 21, 2009
Here's to Cayla and Joshua's families for finding the strength within themselves and from eachother to confront that man and explain the impact he had. I am deeply sorry for your losses.
Phil McCrack

Greensboro, NC

#3 Apr 21, 2009
This guy is a total loser...hang him high !
Courage

Oldwick, NJ

#4 Apr 21, 2009
my thoughts and prayers to these kids families!!!
Devils advocate

Allentown, PA

#5 Apr 21, 2009
I feel very badly for these families. This is an incredible loss. yet, I have to ask... why were your children drinking with this man? Why didn't you know what they were up to? Why did you trust your kids to be hanging out with a person with known alcoholism?

I realize that parents cannot ALWAYS know what their children are doing, but as a parent, it is my responsibility to teach my children right and wrong. It is NOT right for them to be drinking, underage, with this man. Ever. End of story. Had they learned that lesson earlier in life, they would still be with us.

It's a sad situation, but it can be used for good. We can learn from this that our children need to be guided to learn right from wrong. There is a drinking age for a reason.

“The Colonel”

Since: May 07

lebanon

#6 Apr 21, 2009
I send my regards to the families for their loss, however with all the articles written here and in the paper I must comment on the issue from another standpoint.
blame! noone can blame anyone but themselves!
the blame should be where it truly lies, with everyone.
the parents for not teaching the kids, and letting them hang out and drink, and drugs.
the friends, who knew what was going on, and said nothing to stop it before something bad happened.
the neighbors for not ending it with a phone call.
the police for just being incapable of doing anything proffessional.
the agencies, for not getting involved and helping all parties.
society for letting these agencies and courts and people get away with these things and not demanding better.
blame! place it on where it is due!
everyone knew this guy was off his rocker and did nothing.
from the interveiws the freinds and family said that the kids grew up around this guy, and "he fed them alcohol like orange juice."
where was the law, where was the agencies to protect the kids, where was the parents concerns before this happened?
people will talk about this and have varying opinions, but to blame anyone is always the human thing to do in a trajic situation, everyone but who really shares that blame.
If anything, make the best of the situation now that it happened, and demand better.
strive to improve everything, the law, the courts, the agencies, your own life.
unless noone really cared about these two young people or put in perspective, all the young people here.
In grieving, dont forget the real reasons behind that greif, the facts, that the agencies failed, the law failed, society is failing at progression.
gutch

Lititz, PA

#7 Apr 21, 2009
poor people are worthless wrote:
rural pa...not much different from texas chainsaw massacre county....yee haw, hillbilly rednecks!
haha
Joe Schmoe

Cresco, PA

#8 Apr 22, 2009
colonel john liptok wrote:
I send my regards to the families for their loss, however with all the articles written here and in the paper I must comment on the issue from another standpoint.
blame! noone can blame anyone but themselves!
the blame should be where it truly lies, with everyone.
the parents for not teaching the kids, and letting them hang out and drink, and drugs.
the friends, who knew what was going on, and said nothing to stop it before something bad happened.
the neighbors for not ending it with a phone call.
the police for just being incapable of doing anything proffessional.
the agencies, for not getting involved and helping all parties.
society for letting these agencies and courts and people get away with these things and not demanding better.
blame! place it on where it is due!
everyone knew this guy was off his rocker and did nothing.
from the interveiws the freinds and family said that the kids grew up around this guy, and "he fed them alcohol like orange juice."
where was the law, where was the agencies to protect the kids, where was the parents concerns before this happened?
people will talk about this and have varying opinions, but to blame anyone is always the human thing to do in a trajic situation, everyone but who really shares that blame.
If anything, make the best of the situation now that it happened, and demand better.
strive to improve everything, the law, the courts, the agencies, your own life.
unless noone really cared about these two young people or put in perspective, all the young people here.
In grieving, dont forget the real reasons behind that greif, the facts, that the agencies failed, the law failed, society is failing at progression.
You're a real friggin idiot~!!!

“The Colonel”

Since: May 07

lebanon

#9 Apr 22, 2009
Why is that? because I have an opinion? or because I am Not afraid to say whats on my mind about the truth? or is it that I hit a nerve with you or your buddies again?( unprofessional police)
see sccoobie, dead man, brandon brown, officer, or whatever or whoever you are today, that IS the point!
YOU have a fascination with trying to be me!
trying to say what I would, or act like me, or live like me, its a mental disability!
People like you are a common thing here in NE Pa.
when someone else takes a stand for the better of everyone, YOU or someone like you start all kinds of BS. and try to poison the minds of everyone else to your thinking.
Maybe, to discredit, or discourage, or for no other reason but because your jealous you cant.
YOU are part of the problem not the solution!
facts are facts jack!
You dont scare me, you dont intimidate me, or frighten me, or even concern me.
I have told everyone nothing but the truth, and posted on my website http theliptok report webs
nothing but facts about how the real police, courts and agencies work and screw the people every day.
just like yesterday when the rig took out the pole on rt 61 and norwegian and the USA truck company called to talk to officers, but the dispatch and the officer decided they were not worth the time of day and deleted the phone number and laughed about it.
or the assault on the middle school cook, and officers were to busy to go to his aide!
FACTS; recorded on YOUR frequency on the scanner!
I made the statement that I would take this county down, and I meant every word!
police, judges, commissioners, representatives, school board members, agencies.
If they are crooked, stealing money, drunks, druggies, forcing charges, false imprisonment, etc. I will find out and expose it, and use it to destroy every one of them, for the betterment of the city, county, and people.
deal with it!
GLAD YOUR BACK

Scranton, PA

#10 Apr 22, 2009
colonel john liptok wrote:
Why is that? because I have an opinion? or because I am Not afraid to say whats on my mind about the truth? or is it that I hit a nerve with you or your buddies again?( unprofessional police)
see sccoobie, dead man, brandon brown, officer, or whatever or whoever you are today, that IS the point!
YOU have a fascination with trying to be me!
trying to say what I would, or act like me, or live like me, its a mental disability!

People like you are a common thing here in NE Pa.
when someone else takes a stand for the better of everyone, YOU or someone like you start all kinds of BS. and try to poison the minds of everyone else to your thinking.
Maybe, to discredit, or discourage, or for no other reason but because your jealous you cant.
YOU are part of the problem not the solution!
facts are facts jack!
You dont scare me, you dont intimidate me, or frighten me, or even concern me.
I have told everyone nothing but the truth, and posted on my website http theliptok report webs
nothing but facts about how the real police, courts and agencies work and screw the people every day.
just like yesterday when the rig took out the pole on rt 61 and norwegian and the USA truck company called to talk to officers, but the dispatch and the officer decided they were not worth the time of day and deleted the phone number and laughed about it.
or the assault on the middle school cook, and officers were to busy to go to his aide!
FACTS; recorded on YOUR frequency on the scanner!
I made the statement that I would take this county down, and I meant every word!
police, judges, commissioners, representatives, school board members, agencies.
If they are crooked, stealing money, drunks, druggies, forcing charges, false imprisonment, etc. I will find out and expose it, and use it to destroy every one of them, for the betterment of the city, county, and people.
deal with it!
The only thing that you ever expose is your insanity whenever you sit down at a computer. Again, not one fact in your rant. I am glad you are back tho. I laugh long and loud whenever I see your asinine posts. Didn't your shrink tell you to stay away? BTW, when ARE you going to publish all your dirt? You've been yammering about it for years. "I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna". That's all we hear. Put up or shut up.
The Dead Guy

Pittston, PA

#11 Apr 22, 2009
Some one already took me out.
Joe Schmoe

Cresco, PA

#12 Apr 22, 2009
colonel john liptok wrote:
Why is that? because I have an opinion? deal with it!
Well because Private Lippy, I think your opinion is a brave one considering nothing has happened to your family such as this. You are very brave to look down your nose at people. I am sure that the parents of these young people have suffered plenty without your typical rightous B.S.. Thats what makes you just like the Politics and Law enforcement you bitch about so much. So even if you come up with a good point about our government or anybody else that gets to make a decision that you don't. We all have to remember that you are just another judging "holier than the rest of us"...... hypocrite!!!!!No thanks. You wannabe but ain't gonna be nothing but a loud mouth bitch. Now you just STFU.....Lil rambo..

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