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Death Valley: Scottsdale Police Make Arrest in Murder of 42-Year-Old Mesa Man

There are 21 comments on the Phoenix New Times story from Sep 15, 2009, titled Death Valley: Scottsdale Police Make Arrest in Murder of 42-Year-Old Mesa Man. In it, Phoenix New Times reports that:

Police arrested 21-year-old Nicholas Renner in connection with the murder of 42-year-old Alberto Gonzales a About 10 a.m. Friday, police responded to what they initially thought was an attempted suicide at a unit of a residential community at 6721 East McDowell Road.

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lady with heart

United States

#1 Sep 15, 2009
i know this kid.... yes kid. he is 21 and i have known him for years. Do you see people what DRUGS DO. this is not typical behavior for him and all these wanna be gansta phx shit doesnt help.its cool in phx to imagine yourself a "gansta" now he is a prison mate!!! he grew up with a mom that was a druggy destined to fail. ok nick's mom take some responcablitity. you fuckin druggy who didnt raise their kids right... you rat him out to not get busted ??
Lisa Garcia

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Sep 15, 2009
You will be missed dearly, God bless you Beto! and to your mother and family as well. you did not deserve any of this. your in my heart forever.

Since: Sep 09

Mesa, AZ

#3 Sep 16, 2009
Primo Beto...I will miss you very much. You were taken away from us much too soon, I love you very much. May God Bless you.

Love Always,
Your Prima
Sad friend

Surprise, AZ

#4 Sep 16, 2009
nicholas didnt have a chance. He is a good kid that is a definate product of his environment all he needed was better company and some good guidence. nick was out of control with fear of doing jail time for probation violation. now he could face up to life in prison for murder! i know when he shot the guy it wasnt just him and the guy. the other people there who im sure pravoked this. i hope will speak up
lady with heart

United States

#5 Sep 29, 2009
sorry to say i dont feel bad that one more drug dealer is dead!!! yes, roberto was a fuckin scum bag... another dead 42yrs old drug dealer by choice and profession another in jail 21 yrs old. the world will be better off without these people on the streets. sad as it maybe but it goes with the territory...lets not sugar code a dog shit becuz roberto and nicholas sold crank oc and herion...not to mention meth and pot. so sad...not get these losers off the street just like it needed to be. get real they werent perfect citizens!!!

Since: Sep 09

Mesa, AZ

#6 Oct 1, 2009
May God have mercy on those who judge and condem others. I don't believe there is one soul in this world whom is perfect. Or the perfect citizen. We need to reach out and help people whom are in trouble to find a better direction in life. I also believe it take s "drug dealer to know a drug dealer.....remember what bad we wish bad unto others WILL turn back at us and back fire at us or our own famaily. Have a wonderful day everyone and God Bless.
friend

Queen Creek, AZ

#7 Nov 16, 2009
we all make choices in life and we need to take ownership of the choices we do make. no matter what, we should never point the finger at anybody but ourselves for those choices, wether they be big or samll. drugs do play a factor but that is the reality that some of us do live in.! i knew nick real good, better than some of you may know, and the battle was strong for him, he knew what he needed to do, but didnt know how. it is unfortunet that it had to go this way but, we all have the power of choice and no one else can change that, r.i.p beto, and god have mercy on your soul nick, and remember not only drug or an addiction, but anything you do that is constant is the same, there each there own evil!!!!
friend

Queen Creek, AZ

#8 Nov 16, 2009
Sad friend wrote:
nicholas didnt have a chance. He is a good kid that is a definate product of his environment all he needed was better company and some good guidence. nick was out of control with fear of doing jail time for probation violation. now he could face up to life in prison for murder! i know when he shot the guy it wasnt just him and the guy. the other people there who im sure pravoked this. i hope will speak up
other people that couldnt alter the choice that he made. should it of gone that way, no! but were where you at? if you were so concerned about him, its obvious that you couldnt stop it, so are you responsable to??? so befor e you talk about what you dont know!!!!! Go look in the mirrror and tell yourself you could of stop it but didnt!! whare were you in his life?????
Ms Old G

Chandler, AZ

#9 Dec 2, 2009
lady with heart wrote:
sorry to say i dont feel bad that one more drug dealer is dead!!! yes, roberto was a fuckin scum bag... another dead 42yrs old drug dealer by choice and profession another in jail 21 yrs old. the world will be better off without these people on the streets. sad as it maybe but it goes with the territory...lets not sugar code a dog shit becuz roberto and nicholas sold crank oc and herion...not to mention meth and pot. so sad...not get these losers off the street just like it needed to be. get real they werent perfect citizens!!!
You call yourself a lady with a heart look at yourself in the mirror a person with a heart doesnt judge people not to mention use such language and let me point out Lady with a heart that before you want to talk shit get the facts right his name wasn't roberto it was Alberto and obviously if don't know his name you didn't know Veto at all so who gives you the right to talk shit and for your information Veto was a nice and down to earth guy he was someone with a big heart and I'm sure that your family isn't all that and one more thing you ain't nobody to be judging anyone dont you know that ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE SOMEONE SO BACK OFF
lalisa

United States

#10 Dec 9, 2009
what you say is true that he WAS a drug dealer. he had side jobs at times and many of his recent days he did his best to stay away from drugs even going to day labor to get work..he tried and as one of his friends I KNOW HE TRIED ...but his downfall was the rucas...he had a big heart and loved his mother with all his might as well as his kids...so giving, caring, funny, and above all my protector and my best friend. judge him if you want but i know who he really was he was BETO G...the best vato i've ever known and will never get over losing my friend
The love of his life

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Feb 9, 2010
i was with beto for about 2years and let me tell yo he was the most loving man and caring man that would do anything for you if he could everyone makes mistakes and he just got with a women who played with his head he did not deserve to be taken from me and my kids i love him so much that i hope nick suffers for what he did he took the man i loved away from me and he was the greatest man ever he was the best dad and he loved his mom and his girl thats all he wanted was tami and to be loved god bless you sugar brown we love you and miss you very much
isabellenathan

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Feb 9, 2010
we love you and miss you beto i cry every night for you wondering if you are going to come back to us one day we love you and pray for you and nathan always says thats my dad and he nothing different he loves him so much and treated him so well and isabelle his little pricess
Casino

Frisco, TX

#13 Dec 3, 2010
I have known "trip" since he was a kid. This guy is and has always been completely psycho. In his mid to high school years he was placed in the "ED" class, which stands for Emotionally Disturbed therefor it does not surprise me that he killed someone. He was the bad apple, and his father (now dead) would not take any responsibility for him because he was a drug user too. Renner needed to be locked in a mental facility since he was 15. I hope justice is served and he never gets out of jail, society is better off without him and any other drug dealers/users.
GUILTY

United States

#14 Jan 8, 2011
The verdict is in on this douche and it's guilty!!! On all three counts murder 2, kidnapping and aggravated assault!!!!! I hope this little bi**h cries his days away with a dick in his a$$. Its nice to know he will be in jail for at least 20 years.
Los Compas

United States

#15 May 8, 2011
I known Beto and his wife Rosie hie real true Love and 2 boys from Guadalupe. Beto was the very kind hearted to his family and friends. I always depend on Beto to do some handyman work on my house in La Victoria or worked on my cars for hour to get it fixed so i can get to work. He would stop doing whatever he was doing just to help anyone. I remember alot of times he would give homeless people money even though he was struggling himself. That how big his heart was! Me and my wife which he called Concha and my 2 sons will never forget him. Still till this days we still talk of memories we had with Beto and his family. Camping trips up North or just hanging out at each others homes for cookouts. We all miss you Beto and you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace-EL Compa
Nice to know

Albuquerque, NM

#16 May 25, 2012
Nice to know he is in jail.
Love of trips life

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Feb 27, 2013
Not a single post on here will I say a word about but Nicholas Alexander Renner is one of my best friends and always will be. I know what happened that day in detail both sides were at fault. I am very sorry for the loss of Alberto although I did not know him no one has the right to take another's life ever. I stay in contact with Nicholas and always will he is not pyshco at all grew up tuff and emotionally damaged for sure but has a huge heart too. I was with him since I was young extremely long time. I had food and bad times with this man but he remains my best friend forever. He does not deserve to rot in there for 50 years when rapists and multiple time murderers get out in 15. This is a tragic story that will forever break my heart. The people who say they knew his family didn't know everything and yes he had a druggie mom but a lot do it is not to blame. I am a educated succeeded woman but still know sometimes people like Nicholas need someone in their life forever and I will never stop caring for him and trying to help him. Again I'm sorry for the loss to loved ones and family of Alberto. Drugs were too blame here and life will never be fair. I too am a victim of someone who took a life from me but am at peace. Please do not let this ruin your hearts and do not bash what you don't know. Thank you God Bless.
Love of trips life

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Feb 28, 2013
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Michael G son of Veto G

Chandler, AZ

#19 Jun 7, 2013
This man was my father and was taken away from me and everybody else that known him my dad was a strong man a wise man I was suppose to be with him that morning for my little brothers birthday party smiles were upon everybodys faces then darkness clouded everybodys faces as we drove to my nanas I wondering why the random visit i came to my senses as I walked into the house I was expecting to see my dad but I saw my nana instead nun the less I knew what had happen my dad was smart enough to tell me everything I needed to know before his passing it was like he trained a warrior a young strong man I can't say I forgive this piece of shit I now am hurting, hurting my dad couldnt meet my daughter couldn't see me graduate or go to collage I'm I enraged and have so much hatred towards people if I had the chance or ever get the chance to meet this guy named trip Just one thing to say is why and your sentence is not justice I believe in eye for eye for I am the second son of VETO G I love you dad I remember what we spoke about
Linda

United States

#20 Feb 6, 2014
Lisa Garcia wrote:
You will be missed dearly, God bless you Beto! and to your mother and family as well. you did not deserve any of this. your in my heart forever.
Seriously? Beto was an ex-con with a gun and a drug habit. He had only been out of prison for a few months. Ya, great guy.

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