New trial sought in Detroit-area behe...

New trial sought in Detroit-area beheading case

There are 3 comments on the Burton News story from Jun 19, 2009, titled New trial sought in Detroit-area beheading case. In it, Burton News reports that:

The lawyer for a Detroit-area 19-year-old serving a life sentence for beheading and burning a man says testimony excluded at his 2008 trial could have changed the jury's verdict.

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Mishawaka, IN

#1 Jun 19, 2009
(could have ?)
Throw away the G...D...key,forget it !
Paul Kersey

Troy, MI

#2 Jun 20, 2009
He did the crime and tried to hide it. Now he's looking for a trial technicality to waste more taxpayer money on another trial. They should hang him.

United States

#3 Jun 20, 2009
Well, well, well...the article claims "the psychiatrist who wasn't allowed to testify at the original trial says the Plymoth teenager was abused by his mother and felt helpless.".

Seems to me this punk (oops: teenager) who murdered a 26-yr. old man had all his ducks in a row as he had a tarp ready, had a chain saw ready and then burned the remains. Doesn't sound helpless to me...took time to plan all that and then lure your victim to your Grandfathers garage to kill him. And that's being helpless?

Is that what happens when your Mom abuses you? C'mon - we've all had our Moms take us down a peg or two (or should have).....he did claim at the 'original' trial (I never saw 'original trial' before !)...anyway, at the trial the punk said that the victim owed him money.

Well, keep changing your story - maybe you'll hit one that keeps everyone mesmerized...did the dog eat your homework a few years ago,too?

Seems you aren't the big time punk you thought you were - you're in the situation you can't get out of because the jury weighed the evidence and now you're crying foul. Tough...don't waste any more of the taxpayers money........your Mom can tell you she's sorry just as you can tell your victim you're sorry but that can't change a thing, can it?

Grow up - you had a trial and your were sentenced, live with it.

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