4 arrested in St.Cloud double shooting

4 arrested in St.Cloud double shooting

There are 72 comments on the WFTV Orlando story from Mar 26, 2012, titled 4 arrested in St.Cloud double shooting. In it, WFTV Orlando reports that:

Four people have been arrested for their involvement in a double shooting in Osceola County on Monday.

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Tony Smith

United States

#62 May 8, 2014
tracie wrote:
seriously, I love this man and yall wanna do is keep talking about him we get that your sister lost her life.. but why point fingers at cody..!?!? THERE WAS FOUR PEOPLE there, like shut up and get over it! we both lost someone we love and care about. and as for you say I give BJS and lap dances and a strip club is none of your business and obviously you dont know what your talking about, smh one you all will stop all the negativity and realize a life was took and a young man will never see his family, friends, all the people that love him the most... you just dont get it... god say to forgive.. not take your anger out on others who you dont know. smh....
IM DOWN!!!!:/
You are clearly blinded by your love for this man. First of all, if you are committing a felony, it doesn't matter who shot the person. Cody and his friend were trying to rob someone AND they were selling drugs. You know he's a drug dealer; so stop tripping. Under the law, he is guilty of murder. He's lucky they only gave him 3rd degree murder. The sentence is so long because the judge stacked them on top of each other rather than letting him serve them concurrently. But - do you vote for conservatives? If so - that's what you get: lock 'em up and throw away the key mentality.

Anyway, I want to show some major love and respect to the victim's sister. You have maintained your dignity. I am so sorry for your loss - even though it has been two years now. Your family did not deserve this. Cody and his friend had no right to take her life. The kids on here talking about his son are the same ones who encouraged his behavior rather than telling him to get help. Shame on them! Were you worried about his son when he was committing tons of robberies (and he didn't get locked up due to his age)? What about the robbery where the witness left town? Maybe he was scared of what Cody says he does to snitches. You people are just as callous as the judge. Have some respect for yourselves and for other people. Goodness.
Tony Smith

United States

#63 May 8, 2014
Tracie: why are you saying he will never see his friends or family again? If you love him so much, go and visit him in prison. No - you want him out so he can sell drugs, rob people, and be your bad boy.
Metoforall

United States

#64 May 9, 2014
jonesboys1962 wrote:
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Don't know the victim, huh? She is my sister,Anita. Your "DAWG", Cody and his partner in crime, David are both guilty. This was decided by a jury, I am getting tired of all of the nonsense being spewed from the "Cody Supporters". I am being deprived of a family member while Cody and David get to go on with their lives. So Cody has a son? Well maybe he should have spent more time raising his son and teaching him how to be a productive member of society and spending less time being a thug. Both Cody and David are exactly where they should be, in jail.
. Amen to your post. They did the crime they do their time. They need to,pray for forgiveness. Again I state if Cody white was put in jail for robbing my daughter your sister would be alive now but osceola judicial chose the easy way
friend

United States

#65 Jun 16, 2014
The truth will come out in time. Cody is doing well and is scheduled for re sentancing within the year.
jonesboys1962

Pine Grove, PA

#66 Jun 16, 2014
friend wrote:
The truth will come out in time. Cody is doing well and is scheduled for re sentancing within the year.
Nice. Anita gets to spend an eternity in an urn. Where's he re-sentencing hearing?
Tony Smith

Bushnell, FL

#67 Jun 17, 2014
friend wrote:
The truth will come out in time. Cody is doing well and is scheduled for re sentancing within the year.
Resentencing does not mean his conviction was overturned! Honestly, as a lawyer, I believe he deserves resentencing. He received consecutive sentences that amount to a life term, for crimes he committed while he was still a minor. The Supreme Court has said that minors cannot receive automatic life sentences. Even though it was not automatic in this case, it is unclear whether the judge took his age into account.

But I wouldn't celebrate too long. He will still spend most of his life in prison. And you, his friend, are still doing the same thing you did when he was free. You supported his actions regardless of what he did and regardless of whom he hurt. Instead, you should tell him to improve his life, to stop selling drugs -- FROM HIS FACEBOOK PAGE -- and to stop threatening to kill people ON FACEBOOK (yes, I read his page). He is a monster. And all of the "girls" around him seem to support him because he is a handsome young thug. Well, that is no excuse to go around killing people or robbing people. Cody needs to grow up and so do you!
Tony Smith

Bushnell, FL

#68 Jun 17, 2014
jonesboys1962 wrote:
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Nice. Anita gets to spend an eternity in an urn. Where's he re-sentencing hearing?
Call the prosecutor's office AND the clerk of the court where Cody was tried. Do not stop until you get the answer you want. Tell them the name of the case. If you can find the case number that would even be better! You have the right to attend the resentencing. And the prosecution should actually let you know!
Tracie

Orlando, FL

#69 Jul 27, 2014
Tony smith welcome to Florida, we are a back words ass state... u you are right about some of the things, Cody didn't have a family, his mom didn't really want one. He is not a trouble teen he just didn't have a family to love and care for him and still don't.. I believe he's innocent, because he was doing fine before he started chill in with David. Cody is far from bipolar, he just holds is feelings in so much, I'm sorry but like I said he didn't do anything. And y'all can keep on talking crap about me, IDC we all make mistakes and we all live and learn, Cody's coming home I can already see it. So everyone can just chill out and stop bad mouthing this kid.
Tony Smith

Deltona, FL

#70 Jul 27, 2014
Tracie: Cody is definitely troubled, or he would not have been in so much trouble -- and that trouble started before his last arrest. I believe in second chances. He has had many chances. I also believe that young people make mistakes that adults are more mature to avoid. Cody had a bad break. I don't know much about his life, but I did read his page and saw that his mother was not around for him. He never really mentioned having a dad in his life either. It is unclear who took care of him. Perhaps relatives and foster parents. He probably has awful fears of abandonment, which makes people in his life who want to be around him accept anything that he does. Clearly, he has a lot of cheerleaders, but no one to give him tough love. He needs full-time therapy. Unfortunately, he is probably getting it in prison - now that it is too late.

You also keep saying that he did not shot anyone. Well, under the circumstances of his case that I read in the newspapers, the law does not require him to shoot the gun in order to be guilty of murder. Go and Google Felony Murder. If someone dies while you are committing a felony (like selling drugs), and the death is a consequence of the felony, then you have committed murder, even if you did not physically harm anyone. Cody and this David person planned to engage in a drug transaction that is a felony under Florida law. Even if David had the drugs and did the shooting, Cody was a co-conspirator. Therefore, he is guilty of the murder too. It's the same as planning to rob a bank with someone, but all you do is drive the get-away car. If the other person kills the guard in the bank in order to get the money, you are guilty of murder too. I bet that's how they convicted Cody. Sorry, that's the law in every state - not just Florida. His lawyer should have explained that to him.
jonesboys1962

Pine Grove, PA

#71 Jul 28, 2014
Cody has had many chances to turn his life around. Not having a father around is no excuse. My son has not seen his father since the age of ten. He has never had any desire to become a criminal. Cody has been in trouble with the law since 2011 when he plead no contest to attempted burglary of a dwelling / attempted burglary of an occupied structure. It doesn't end there. His criminal history includes, drug possession, probation violations, additional robbery and assault charges and murder. How many chances should one person receive in order to realize he is on a very bad path? I believe Cody and David both feel the world owes them something just because they had a hard childhood. Unfortunately, my sister paid the price. Now it is Cody and David's turn to accept the consequences for their actions. Just be grateful they have only received jail time and not a death sentence.
Tony Smith

Auburndale, FL

#72 Jul 28, 2014
jonesboys1962 wrote:
Cody has had many chances to turn his life around. Not having a father around is no excuse. My son has not seen his father since the age of ten. He has never had any desire to become a criminal. Cody has been in trouble with the law since 2011 when he plead no contest to attempted burglary of a dwelling / attempted burglary of an occupied structure. It doesn't end there. His criminal history includes, drug possession, probation violations, additional robbery and assault charges and murder. How many chances should one person receive in order to realize he is on a very bad path? I believe Cody and David both feel the world owes them something just because they had a hard childhood. Unfortunately, my sister paid the price. Now it is Cody and David's turn to accept the consequences for their actions. Just be grateful they have only received jail time and not a death sentence.
Hi. I am so sorry about your sister's death. I agree with you that they need to take responsibility. I do not agree that it is easy to compare situations. People do not respond to the same situations in the same way. Some people might do well with one parent, while another does not. Also, when we compare situations like these, we might leave out important facts. Cody did not have ANY serious parent figures. That is different from just not having a dad. He had no one. I am not saying that this excuses his crime; I do believe, however, it probably helps to explain his pathological behavior. That behavior requires that he be taken away from society.

My problem with this case is that he basically got a life sentence for behavior he committed as a minor. Is it possible that after 25 years in prison that he could turn his life around? He would breathe outside air again at 50, but he might not be a menace to society at that point. The Tampa Bay Times did an article recently on a serious drug criminal who was released after about a 50 year sentence. He is not 70 and trying to experience life on the outside again. He does not have much time left, but I would argue that he paid his debt to society, and he was kept from harming other people. Perhaps this could work with Cody. I don't know anything about David - other than he is clearly psychotic like Cody.
jonesboys1962

Philadelphia, PA

#73 Jul 29, 2014
Hello Tony,
No disrespect to you but, what is your laywer specialization? Would it be criminal law? It seems to me you have an abnormal amount of interest in this case. Are you looking to add Cody to your client list? Cody was not a minor when he committed murder. He gradually progressed to this crime. I believe after years of getting slapped on the wrist for his crimes, he came to the conclusion that he could get away with just about anything and not be seriously held accountable. Have you ever experienced the loss of a close family member in this manner. I am pretty sure you would not be taking the situation so lighlty if this happened to you. I have had a niece killed by a drunk driver at the age of 23 so, I am no stranger to tragedy. In that case the driver was given a minimal sentence. He was out of jail in a few short years and for the majority of the time he was on a work release program. The drunk driver was given a chance to turn his life around but chose to drive drunk again. He was also jailed for filmimg his 14 year step daughter naked in the bathroom. While I do agree with you that people can change, the likelyhood of that happening is extremly slim. I for one do not want to take the chance. If even one more person is killed due to Cody's release, that would be too high a price to pay. I understand that you disagree with my opinion, but try to put yourself in my shoes rather than the shoes of a lawyer.

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