Do you have kids? Would you like us to release this piece of crap so he can be around the kids in your family? If you don't trust him enough to be around your kids, why should I trust him enough to be able to be around my kids or other peoples kids? I am in no way bashing his/your family. As a parent myself I couldn't even fathom what they have gone through and still go through everyday. It is their child and no matter what your kid does, even murder...you still love them, its just the way it is. However I don't feel that people who do these unthinkable crimes can ever be rehabilitated and be able to be a contributing member of society. He has served a long time, but not long enough. What would he do anyhow? No woman in their right mind would ever date this guy, let alone marry him.(I don't think a gay guy would either) He should never be allowed to reproduce - in fact as a child killer they should just castrate him. No employer in their right mind would ever give this guy a job. So either way we are paying for him for the rest of his life and we the people of his community would just feel much safer with him behind bars.i am married into Erics family. i do not know Eric but i do know his family. all of you who are blaming his mom and family obviously don't know them. i know that what Eric did was horribly wrong. and if it were my child this happened to i would not want justice, i would want revenge. but his family should not be bullied because they are not the ones who did it.
as for the robie family i am very sorry for your loss. but come on, i would never even let my 4 year old out of my sight, let alone to walk down the street alone. but i am also not blaming u. i do blame Eric because a 13 year old should know right from wrong.
i believe Eric should be released but closely monitored. there is someone working at jc pennys who murdered her BABY and is out on society. she spent years in prison and got out. why is Eric any different.
Why is he any different from other criminals? hmmm well for one he was 13 years old. To be that messed up in the head at 13 tells me their is just something not right in his brain, something that can't be fixed. Also the nature of the crime was so violent. At age 13 you shouldn't be having any thoughts about hurting a little boy, raping another boy, or smaeshing their head with a rock until his brains are gushing out of his head. THAT is what makes this so different.