North Liberty man charged in double m...

North Liberty man charged in double murder

There are 325 comments on the Press-Citizen story from Apr 24, 2006, titled North Liberty man charged in double murder. In it, Press-Citizen reports that:

Photos posted to Molly Edmondson's profile at MySpace.com. In the top photo, Molly Edmondson is on the left and Katrina Hill is on the right.

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Tad

Albuquerque, NM

#21 May 3, 2006
I am sorry, but I must take issue with the statement by "Anonymous" from Cedar Rapids. "An average kid with problems" does not stab two of his friends until they die of massive blood loss. And there most certainly was strong evidence that something as awful as this may happen some day. Before the age of 19 he was guilty of pointing a shotgun at someone and threatening to kill them over a video game. He attacked another with a brick and sent that person to the hospital but his comment prior to the attack would suggest he was intent on killing. This prior behavior should have suggested to the courts he needed prolonged help while being confined from society. To suggest "there was absolutely no way to predict this outcome" ignores the obvious. He had a history of violence.
Malinda

Ottawa, IL

#22 May 4, 2006
I would have to agree that Kyle did have "Anger Problems", but that is no excuse for murdering Molly and Kat. He was set out to kill them, and it was his decision. It is not his parents fault, and no one elses, but his own. I do believe that with his prior convictions if I would have been the judge he would still be in the half-way house. If he had been in there then maybe he wouldn't have been out at this time and the girls would still be alive. I may have anger problems, so people call them, but those I'm sorry are not murdering people. That goes beyond just anger issues. Even the half-way house wouldn't have helped him, and neither is jail. He deserves nothing so I guess rotting in jail is the best option.
anonymous

Opa Locka, FL

#24 May 11, 2006
I made the third comment on the 25th of April on this forum. Kyle is scary, because he is capable of winning friends and being social in a group. I also know that Kyle did things just to see what would happen...how I know, is because he told me so, personally. These two girls were using each other for strength, because one was to become his ex, while he was going through his previous set of problems (aka hospitalization). They both came to see him and to tell him the relationship was over because the girl friend was S C A R E D of him. You see, upon release of Kyle, what happened.
These actions are classified, by some professionals as an anti-social personality disorder. If this is true, poor Kyle for not getting the help that he rightfully needed, but more important, poor girls...they are no longer and Kyle is still around. I just hope the system can help him before he is released to do things, "JUST TO SEE WHAT IT's LIKE AND WHAT HAPPENES."
jxaxmxixe

Cedar Rapids, IA

#25 May 19, 2006
kyle is still my guy wrote:
ill miss u cheech
You are sick in the head
Em Ton Mi

Iowa City, IA

#26 May 25, 2006
I think that this case more than any has really impacted me because the murderer in question was someone who I have had direct interactions with. I have chiiled at his house while with other friends who knew him well and now that person is convicted of double homicide. Looking back I could clearly see that Kyle had some anger issues, but I never thought he would be capable of something like this. I also knew of his assault with a brick, a crime that I did not put past him considering the circumstances under which it occured. However, the feeling that I sat next to and shared a cigar with a convicted murderer who clearly has mental issues makes the hair on my neck stand on end.
Anonymous

West Palm Beach, FL

#27 May 31, 2006
What a freak.....I have no time to listen to his "not guilty" plea. What an insult. I've had problems of my own before and I know what it's like to not think straigt, but NEVER did I even consider hurting someone else. I don't want to hear anything else from this kid. He needs to face the consequences of MURDERING TWO HUMANS. What's to discuss? What a creep......we need to vanish all people like him from the public. I take comfort in knowing his day will come. He'll pay. I hope he is haunted by this for the rest of his sorry-ass life. He ruined SO many of our lives. It's unforgiveable.
CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Cedar Rapids, IA

#28 Jun 1, 2006
does anyone know if there is any way to still view kyle marin's facebook profile or have they closed it?
Noone

United States

#29 Jun 2, 2006
I really miss Kat...I really wish that she was back, but I guess everything happens for reason, but I don't see why she had to be the one to go...She was a great person, and she should be remebered...
angry as hell

Muscatine, IA

#30 Jun 18, 2006
kyle is still my guy wrote:
ill miss u cheech

I can't believe that you would even care about someone who kills!?!?! Those two girls were my cousins...and he took them from my family. What kind of a person are you?
angry as hell

Muscatine, IA

#31 Jun 18, 2006
Sunnydaze wrote:
This is certainly a tragic insident that could have been avoided. Obviously Mr. Matin has issues in the beating of his first victims in 2003 & 2004. Lets hold the the system accountable for letting him walk and slapping his hand with a suspended sentence. Had they held him accountable and locked his ass up for the five years these two girls would stilll be alive. Where is the justice for them. You have this punk under sucicide watch, wasting taxpayers money. Let the little bastard kill himself. Or better yet lets beat him to death with a hammer. Worthless piece of shit that he is.
I agree with you VERY strongly. Katrina & Molly were my cousins...and they would still be here if the judge would have put him away the 1st time...instead of giving him 15 more chances and killing the girls. This is just ridiculous!! How can anyone feel for him?
childhood friend

Cedar Rapids, IA

#32 Jun 21, 2006
If you lock up every person who has a violent personality the jail's and prisons of this country would be even more over crouded than they already are waisting even more tax payer's dollars! That's why people like Kyle who cooperate with the system get let off with a slap on the wrist. And 9 times out of 10 those people do just fine in society how ever there is that one person like Kyle that does go on to do somthing horrendous but who is to know which one of the people let go is going to the the "one". You can't judge a book by it's cover and let me tell you from experience Kyle was a very normal kid. I know normal kid's don't go off and kill people but he was normal in every other sence of the word. He was popular, athletic, had a bit of a wild side but was really nice and fun to be around. So you tell me how a judge or court system is suposed to lock up every person who they think may be a threat.
angry as hells sister

Muscatine, IA

#33 Jun 23, 2006
childhood friend wrote:
If you lock up every person who has a violent personality the jail's and prisons of this country would be even more over crouded than they already are waisting even more tax payer's dollars! That's why people like Kyle who cooperate with the system get let off with a slap on the wrist. And 9 times out of 10 those people do just fine in society how ever there is that one person like Kyle that does go on to do somthing horrendous but who is to know which one of the people let go is going to the the "one". You can't judge a book by it's cover and let me tell you from experience Kyle was a very normal kid. I know normal kid's don't go off and kill people but he was normal in every other sence of the word. He was popular, athletic, had a bit of a wild side but was really nice and fun to be around. So you tell me how a judge or court system is suposed to lock up every person who they think may be a threat.
well, its like this....yeah, sure, not every person can get locked up, and that is totally understandable. but, "kyle" was different. he obviously was a total hot head and his temper was out of control. i mean the whole brick incident alone, should've had him behind bars. there is no excuse...that is all there is to say about it. katrina and molly were my cousin's too, and this brutal crime should have NEVER had the opportunity to happen. KYLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP, IN A CRAZY HOUSE OR JAIL. I DON'T CARE WHICH...JUST OFF OF THE STREETS AWAY FROM INNOCENT PEOPLE.
end of story. RIP Kat and Molly...we love you and miss you more than you will ever know......
Elaine

Bristow, VA

#34 Jun 24, 2006
For the people defending Kyle:
I would just like to say one thing. Despite his former character, aspirations, or inability to recieve proper mental health care, he still made a choice and followed through with it. In this particular case, he made a horrible, tragic, sick, and deplorable choice.
There are always consequences for one's choices, and with 16 prior convictions, Kyle knew this.
No matter what kind of a person he used to be (or appeared to be,) he killed two people. Their lives will never be restored, and for that, he will pay the ultimate price... if not his life, then his freedom. Perhaps Kyle never recieved proper health care-whatever-its all futile. If a person makes a choice to kill someone, then they make the choice to kill someone.
There are NO excuses for it. Simply put.
As we all know, Kyle will be sentanced to life in prison (because in Iowa, the death penalty is illegal.) I can only express my anger in this injustice. He willfully took the lives of two unconsentful girls. What justification is there for this? Stabbing two girls and beating them with a hammer?
If humanity has ever played a part in your life, or if you have ever lost someone that you love, then you would understand not only the tragedy of the situation, but you would also empathize with those who lost their friends, family members, and class mates.
It is unjust and inhuman as the crime itself to give simpathy to a murder.
There are no easy-outs in life.
distant relative

Fort Worth, TX

#35 Jun 26, 2006
I read everyones comments and still I am torn. Nothing we say or do will bring these angels back. Yes, Kyle will have his day in court and justice will be served. Just because I am a relative does not mean I believe we should hold his hand and say "It's okay, since you have remorse". By far, he committed a horrific crime and he must deal with the consequences. It's very easy to look back and judge but no one but Kyle knows what is going on in his mind. Yes he will have to reply that night in is head for the rest of his life. God is the only one how must sit in judgement.
stupid person

United States

#36 Jul 1, 2006
kyle marin...this boy is horrible.. too bad iowa doesnt have the DEATH PENALTY
stepherz

United States

#37 Jul 1, 2006
kat and molly had no choice in this matter.. I wish that IOWA stll had the DEATH PENALTY. this boy doesnt deserve the oppertunity to sit in jail and think about what he has done.. kat and molly dont have the chance to be here on earth and live their lives. what he did was sick and horrible.. My heart goes out to their families.. Living each day with out these two beautiful girls must be hard.. I hope kyle gets the hardest and LONGEST sentence that IOWA allows.. RIP KAT AND MOLLY!!
KEJ

Pomeroy, IA

#38 Jul 4, 2006
What Kyle did was completely and utterly terrible. Sad. Tragic. I knew Molly. She was a friend of mine. I didn't personally know Katrina, but I knew of her, and she seemed to be a really cool person.
I hate how people are so cruel about everything though. Kyle's friends and family have been hurting too! Just think of how they feel. Of course they will ALWAYS care about him. A friend of mine murdered his girlfriend and son and then killed himself back in January and we all still care about him greatly. You just don't lose your feelings for someone just because they made the biggest mistake of their life. Be mad at Kyle. That's fine. But don't tell his friends that they're sick because they still care about him. Neither Molly nor Kat would want people to do that. They were both such sweet girls. They'd want Justice and they'd want Kyle to get help. I do think Kyle deserves to be in jail for the rest of his life. And I do believe he needs so much help. What he did is disgusting to think about, he needs help severely. But don't be so cruel to his friends. Everybody is hurting in this situation. And it's not their fault for what he did. They're mourning just like everybody. Think. You're best friend goes and kills two people.. How would you feel?
Amanda

Cedar Rapids, IA

#39 Jul 7, 2006
Kat was one of my best friends and probably the most amazing person i will ever meet. she was soooo full of life and she didnt let anything get in the way of doing what she wanted to do. Her and Molly both will be greatly missed and always in our hearts!
youre my shooting star

Oxford, IA

#40 Jul 10, 2006
RIP Katrina & Molly.
Do The Right Thing

Mount Pleasant, IA

#41 Jul 14, 2006
If Kyle had the least bit of remorse or cared at all about anyone but himself, he would stand up like a man, and do the right thing for the first time in his life, and plead guilty to what he did. Has Kyle, his attorneys, or anyone else thought of what a trial will put these families through? Whether he pleads guilty or not guilty, this kid is going to sit in jail for the rest of his life, so please spare these families the added horror of reliving this horrific tragedy and allow them to begin some sort of healing process. All of the details which will be sensationalized will only end up hurting the families deeper and making people hate Kyle more.

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