Marin Pleads Not Guilty in Double Mur...

Marin Pleads Not Guilty in Double Murders

There are 164 comments on the KCRG-TV Cedar Rapids story from May 25, 2006, titled Marin Pleads Not Guilty in Double Murders. In it, KCRG-TV Cedar Rapids reports that:

Kyle Marin has pleaded not guilty to two murder charges. Marin, 19, is accused of stabbing 18-year-old cousins Molly Edmonson and Katrina Hill at Edmonson's Cedar Rapids apartment back in April.

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dakota fixite

Iowa City, IA

#1 Jun 13, 2006
i knew kyle in west liberty. he seemed pretty nice when i talked to him..i would never expect him to do something so stupid. thats sad...
especially after one of our friend past away a month before.
nenriquez

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Jun 15, 2006
These past few months have been horrific and yet there is more to come. Please remember not only the families of the 2 precious angels that are now with God, but also the Marin family. Growing up in the community, many years ago, I always remembered the closeness, the sense of belonging. Pray for these families and be there for them as friends. Do not let this divide but bring stronger. No one but Kyle, And the girls really know what happen exactly. Nothing will change what happened. Do not let this destroy more than it has. Our prayers are with everyone in CJ and Cones, and everyone in all the families! GOD BLESS!!
so sad

Hamilton, Canada

#3 Jun 27, 2006
If Kyle did it, then he needs to pay with his time for what he did to those girls. Those girls had a lot going for them. It's truly truly sad what happend. I feel for the victims of the families.

-Jacksonville, FL.
Missing Kat and Molly

Norway, IA

#4 Jul 21, 2006
I don't understand how you can confess and say you did it... but then plead not guilty.
angry as hell

Letts, IA

#5 Jul 23, 2006
Thanks to his attourney's this murderer gets to go to court. GREAT!! Once you confess you shouldn't be able to go back on your word. The system SUCKS
Charles Swerndon

Simi Valley, CA

#6 Jul 25, 2006
angry as hell wrote:
Thanks to his attourney's this murderer gets to go to court. GREAT!! Once you confess you shouldn't be able to go back on your word. The system SUCKS
I totally agree about the "system"...How many times has he been put on probation, and sent to some place to be cured of what obviously was a mental disorder? He should have been confined long ago. This might sound harsh, but as a former Special Forces veteran deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, I would escort young Kyle into the middle of Fallujah or the slum of Bagdhad and leave him there.
Charles Swerndon
New Hopeville,IA
childhood friend

Cedar Rapids, IA

#7 Jul 26, 2006
From what I understand, from one of Kyle's close friends is that he was on meth and some other drugs that night. I have no doubt that he killed those girls, however about him confessing I doubt that he was sober when he did it. I also belive he has no real recollection of the events that took place that night. Generly when someone does somthing horrific on drugs they really don't remember a lot of what or why they did what they did. I don't think that it's right for Kyle to get off but then it becomes a question of wether prison is there to punish or rehabilitate. If it is there for rehabilation then I belive with the right help and time that Kyle is the type of person that could one day be released into society.
O_D_S

Cedar Rapids, IA

#8 Jul 27, 2006
if he was under the influence, it still doesn't lessen the crime of what he did. 1/2 of the justice system is to rehabilitate, but the other half is to bring peace to those who loved those who were hurt... yes, vengance. How else do you explain the idea of the death penalty (yah, I know it's nolonger here in IA, but it used to be). You can't force someone to be rehabilitated either, he has to genuinely want to change or it won't happen. I've seen people play the system, tell the corrections people everything they want to hear, once released, its back to the self destructive behaviors again... truth be told, i want to make damn sure he's rehabilitated COMPLETELY, if he's just faking it, he has the capability to use drugs again, and if he killed under the influence once before, what's to say he won't do it again. This was a horrendous murder. Not a freeking mistake. People's lives were taken under VIOLENT circumstances. that could be a sibling, friend, or family member of yours. I wouldn't gamble with the lives of the ones I love.
Missing Kat and Molly

Solon, IA

#9 Jul 27, 2006
It really doesn't matter if he was under the influence of anything or not. He murdered two people and should have to pay for what he did. He obviously did confess and if he was on drugs or whatever it doesn't matter. He shouldn't be able to go back on what he said.
nunya

Iowa City, IA

#10 Jul 29, 2006
How does anybody know for sure that he was on drugs that night....and if the 3 of them were at a friends house that nigt before they went back to the apartment, then why the heck aren't those friends speaking up and letting everyone know what the mood was like between those three before they left and if anything was wierd..... I don't think that we should start putting words and makingup stories about KYLE and him being on drugs that night.....and if you do "know" that he was on drugs that night then how do you know...Where you there and were you involved.?!?!?!?!? for the sake of both families I sugguest you shut your mouth and get your facts straight.
I knew Kyle personally and I know his family and I knew Mollys family....do you think that it is easy for me to be in the middle and not to know what the fuck to belive. It is soo fucking hard for me. You don't even know.....Please just don't start rumors and and don't try and solve the case or solve why or what happened that night...becuase there are only 3 people that know and only 1 alive to tell......
From a small town

Solon, IA

#11 Jul 30, 2006
Well anyone that knew Kat well knew that she enjoyed drinking. And that she did it quite frequently. I remember her telling me that she was sick one saturday night and couldn't go anywhere... i think most of us just have assumed that she had been somewhere most likely drinking. just because that's who she was.
angry as hells sister

Letts, IA

#12 Aug 1, 2006
From a small town wrote:
Well anyone that knew Kat well knew that she enjoyed drinking. And that she did it quite frequently. I remember her telling me that she was sick one saturday night and couldn't go anywhere... i think most of us just have assumed that she had been somewhere most likely drinking. just because that's who she was.
kat was my cousin, and i am wondering the relevance of this comment?? what did "her" drinking have to do with anything? she was a victim...
rip

Hinesville, GA

#13 Aug 2, 2006
kyle was a bastard, he killed some man before them.
I think i had seen the red head kat on madradhair before :
rip

Hinesville, GA

#14 Aug 2, 2006
oops...he just beat the man. Hes got anger isuues. 2 innocent girls are dead because of him.
Liberal

Cedar Rapids, IA

#15 Aug 2, 2006
rip wrote:
oops...he just beat the man. Hes got anger isuues. 2 innocent girls are dead because of him.
Kyle was the one elected to beat Macklin with the brick. However the rest of his gang we're all standing around watching him do it. I think they are as much to blame as he was.
klm

United States

#16 Aug 3, 2006
childhood friend wrote:
From what I understand, from one of Kyle's close friends is that he was on meth and some other drugs that night. I have no doubt that he killed those girls, however about him confessing I doubt that he was sober when he did it. I also belive he has no real recollection of the events that took place that night. Generly when someone does somthing horrific on drugs they really don't remember a lot of what or why they did what they did. I don't think that it's right for Kyle to get off but then it becomes a question of wether prison is there to punish or rehabilitate. If it is there for rehabilation then I belive with the right help and time that Kyle is the type of person that could one day be released into society.
So, let's get this striaght. He confessed, but he now doesn't remember what happend, although he did apparently remember during the confession? When, exactly, do you suppose he forgot? Maybe when he realized they weren't just going to slap him on the wrist and let him go to do some more of the same? Generally when someone who is in the habit of committing violent acts and getting away with it gets nabbed after some atrocity like this they try to find a way to make an excuse for it. Criminals are like that. Mr. Marin is a violent criminal and has been for some time. He's the kind of guy who might think that the way to solve a dispute is to try to kill the other party with a brick. Generally people like that aren't good candidates for rehabilitation. They don't really care what effect they have on others, so long as they can get away with it. Not only that, but if some idiot would have kept him in prison, where violent criminals belong, those two girls might still be alive. Unfortunately someone decided that becase he made an excuse for that behavior he was worthy of being let back out into society. Let's hope nobody makes that mistake again, shall we?
childhood friend

Cedar Rapids, IA

#17 Aug 7, 2006
klm wrote:
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So, let's get this striaght. He confessed, but he now doesn't remember what happend, although he did apparently remember during the confession? When, exactly, do you suppose he forgot? Maybe when he realized they weren't just going to slap him on the wrist and let him go to do some more of the same? Generally when someone who is in the habit of committing violent acts and getting away with it gets nabbed after some atrocity like this they try to find a way to make an excuse for it. Criminals are like that. Mr. Marin is a violent criminal and has been for some time. He's the kind of guy who might think that the way to solve a dispute is to try to kill the other party with a brick. Generally people like that aren't good candidates for rehabilitation. They don't really care what effect they have on others, so long as they can get away with it. Not only that, but if some idiot would have kept him in prison, where violent criminals belong, those two girls might still be alive. Unfortunately someone decided that becase he made an excuse for that behavior he was worthy of being let back out into society. Let's hope nobody makes that mistake again, shall we?
Don't get me wrong, I think what Kyle did was horrible and he should deffinatly have to pay for what he did. All i'm trying to say is that drugs can make you do some crazy things! No he shouldn't be able to hide behind the drugs but what i'm getting at is that he's not a vicious killer. I think with lots of time and help he is the type of person who someday could be released from prison.
klm

United States

#18 Aug 8, 2006
childhood friend wrote:
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but what i'm getting at is that he's not a vicious killer. I think with lots of time and help he is the type of person who someday could be released from prison.
Just out of curiosity, how many people would he have to viciously kill before he would qualify as a 'vicious killer'? He killed two, and pretty viciously to boot, and apparently tried to kill someone with a brick before that. Guess that doesn't do it for you, eh? Really. How many? Maybe you're a little slow on the uptake childhood friend. A vicious killer would really have to be defined as someone who had done the things that Kyle Marin has, in fact, done. Kyle Marin doesn't need help. He doesn't have a problem. HE IS A PROBLEM. The rest of society needs to be protected from HIM.
childhood friend

Cedar Rapids, IA

#19 Aug 8, 2006
I guess there's really no common ground. Without ever knowing Kyle is't hard to see it. I'm not saying what he did wasn't horrible and given a different situation he's probably not someone who I would have chosen to associate with, however knowing him from childhood I have a hard time believing that he is capable of such a thing without the aid of somthing else such as drugs.
And to set the record straight Kyle didn't try and kill Macklin O'brian he just beat him up as any "thug" in a gang would! Still that dosn't make it right. But I ask if you've ever seen the movie "To Young to Die" with Juliette Lewis and Brad Pit. Watch the movie and tell me how it's not possible to feel remorse for the killer, because of her life decisions I think her character is a lot like Kyle.

Just to give you an idea of what exactly crystal meth does to you. A friend of a friend of a friend told me about how two boys they knew were on meth and thought that someone stole from them. They proceded to kidnap him drag him out to the middle of the desert ritualisticly kill him and then chop him up with a sword and burry him in many different places. true story look it up in the southern CA crimes.
klm

United States

#20 Aug 8, 2006
childhood friend wrote:
Without ever knowing Kyle is't hard to see it. I'm not saying what he did wasn't horrible and given a different situation he's probably not someone who I would have chosen to associate with, however knowing him from childhood I have a hard time believing that he is capable of such a thing without the aid of somthing else such as drugs.
I understand. It is hard to comprehend how someone you have known to be a seemingly regular person could be capable of doing something so horrible. Maybe he even comes off as charming and witty. But probably also regards rules as there to be broken. How about poor impulse contol? Inability to control anger? Being engaged in any sort of illegal activity that presents itself? Repeated brushes with the law? Seeking stimulation by any means? Just those elements that are obviously part of his make up just judging from information available online starts to paint a pretty clear picture. You can look for extenuating circumstances all you want but the fact remains that he is someone with a violent history and who, if he did drugs, knew what he was doing when he did them and did them because he was seeking stimulation. A majority of people in prison for violent offenses have similar histories of escalating severity in their criminal behavoir. The signs were there, just as they were with Kyle. Think about it. The gang thug behavoir that you site doesn't suggest that he was a stand-up guy, either.

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