Murder Conviction Upheld, Sentence Ov...

Murder Conviction Upheld, Sentence Overturned

There are 100 comments on the Tyler Morning Telegraph story from Nov 27, 2008, titled Murder Conviction Upheld, Sentence Overturned. In it, Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that:

The sixth court of appeals in Texarkana upheld the first-degree felony murder conviction of Michael Alan Loun, Henderson, but overturned his sentence and remanded the case for a new punishment trial.

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Henderson, TX

#81 Dec 8, 2008
Time for Justice wrote:
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It was not a "grudge war", it was a MURDER TRIAL. Trey was enticed to that apartment and a lot of false light has been aimed at him to make it appear that he deserved to get murdered. The jury was not fooled. Now, irrelevant to anything being discussed, a) I'm not aware of any claim that ML or his family made any threats of any sort. b)If you have "live criminals gunning around 100" every night trying to kill your dogs, I suggest you call the PD or the SO and report it, and have them arrested. Then, c) report the, "drunken dope parties that parents are inviting their children to" while you are at it. None of that has anything to do with a convicted murderer getting a proper sentence.
Would you feel the same way if ML was the one that was killed instead of TL? In your own words a murderer is just that a murderer! Or would you rally to set him free? I am just curious!
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#82 Dec 8, 2008
You ask a valid and important question. I would not rally to set anyone free who has committed murder or any crime that requires punishment, not even if it were my own child or other loved one. I would be heartbroken and deeply saddened, however I would know that there is a debt to be paid to society. I would not put the victim's family through any more suffering. But I would love and support the one in prison, and do all I could to prepare them for a productive life outside, once their time has been served. I would never let them feel uncared for or abandoned.
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#83 Dec 8, 2008
Question wrote:
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Would you feel the same way if ML was the one that was killed instead of TL? In your own words a murderer is just that a murderer! Or would you rally to set him free? I am just curious!
Although I answered your question to me, I am not the one who wrote that a murderer is just a murderer. The man who wrote that had a child murdered and that is the way he feels and I cannot blame him for feeling that way at all.
Question

Henderson, TX

#84 Dec 8, 2008
I agree, I don't disgree that this man has the right to feel the way he does. That is not even questionable in my eyes. I was just curious as to how people would feel if the roles were reversed. Thank you for your honest answer.I don't know either party involved in this but reading what is being wrote on this site is shocking to me. I think both families have been through enough and it should really be a private matter and not put on the internet for everyone and their dog so to speak to comment on. I know alot of people would disagree but that is how I feel. I pray for both families and for the man who lost his child. Nothing will ever take the place of your child and my heart goes out to you all. May God Bless you all.
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#85 Dec 8, 2008
Question wrote:
I agree, I don't disgree that this man has the right to feel the way he does. That is not even questionable in my eyes. I was just curious as to how people would feel if the roles were reversed. Thank you for your honest answer.I don't know either party involved in this but reading what is being wrote on this site is shocking to me. I think both families have been through enough and it should really be a private matter and not put on the internet for everyone and their dog so to speak to comment on. I know alot of people would disagree but that is how I feel. I pray for both families and for the man who lost his child. Nothing will ever take the place of your child and my heart goes out to you all. May God Bless you all.
Thank you, and I agree that some shocking things have been said here. It was being dealt with silently, until the sentence was overturned. Through no fault of their own, Trey's family and friends will be forced to experience the torture of his murder and the false light placed on him all over again. It can't be private when the debt to society remains unpaid.

Wounded

Since: May 08

AOL

#86 Dec 8, 2008
Time for Justice wrote:
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Thank you, and I agree that some shocking things have been said here. It was being dealt with silently, until the sentence was overturned. Through no fault of their own, Trey's family and friends will be forced to experience the torture of his murder and the false light placed on him all over again. It can't be private when the debt to society remains unpaid.
Exactly!! It's not over until it is over.
Justice Must be served.
As a parent that lives it daily. The family will not be finished until lady justice has completed her tour of duty.
Brooklyn

Garland, TX

#87 Dec 8, 2008
Time for Justice wrote:
Brooklyn,
The arguable amount of time the people present at Trey's murder waited to call 911 is of no matter now. It didn't matter then, either, because the three shots fired by MAL destroyed Trey's heart beyond any hope of repair. The time it took for him to die with three wounds, each alone so deadly, is just a testament to how very much Trey wanted to live. It is also of no consequence at this point for me to tell you I listened to MAL as he explained that the shot in the back happened when Trey's body twisted around in response to the first two bullets in the chest. The jury has already heard all the evidence, and determined that it was indeed a murder. That verdict was upheld on appeal. I am here to cry out to God that justice prevails and MAL is given a sentence worthy of the life he took away from Trey, his family, his friends, and his community. You want him out on probation? OJ Simpson used a gun to rob and got 15 years. He too, thought he had a righteous excuse to use a gun, and furthermore, he did not shoot anyone with it. A murder victim and their family deserve to see a just sentence.
I think you are wrong and I will not ever stop saying so. However, I am not happy to see some things being written here, the name calling and vulgar references. MAL has people who love and care for him as well and they too are suffering from his actions. It is just wrong to attack people on some of the levels that are being sunk to here. MAL owes a debt to society, one that should be paid adequately. After that, unlike Trey, MAL will be alive and free to persue happiness in any manner he sees fit.
Well, all I can say is that Trey should have never forced his way into the apartment, or he would probably still be here. If his trashy, dope headed girlfriend would have never told him where she was at, he would have never went there!! You just don't barge into someone's home UNINVITED!
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#88 Dec 9, 2008
Didn't get back to you last night. There was a Victim's Memorial. You are repeating yourself, blaming the victim, and you have exhausted your pathetically limited arsenal of names to call his girlfriend, as if belittling her elevates your tired excuses for murder. That MAL murdered Trey is not in question, the jury determined he did and that conviction was upheld on appeal. I know, I know, you don't want to read it, you just want to screechily call people names. Apparently you are correct, that is all you can say.
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Henderson, TX

#89 Dec 9, 2008
Ok since we all agree that it is best for both families to not keep going at each other why is still happening? I really feel that enough is enough I think they have enough demons to fight without all this going back and forth on this forum. Don't you all agree? Let's just pray for both families and hope they all find some sort of peace of mind.
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#90 Dec 9, 2008
There will be no peace of mind until the new trial is over and done with. You can't expect someone to get over a trauma that just keeps coming back to be dealt with all over again. This protracted process may be getting on your nerves, but it is pure torment to The family. Once a sentence has been issued, and the time is being served, and only then, should anyone feel the right to expect peace to develop.
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Henderson, TX

#91 Dec 9, 2008
I never said it was getting on my nerves I just simply stated that this can't be helping the family deal with this situation any easier. I could careless about the ones who want to fuss and fight on here. I am concerned about the families and what they are already going through without having to read this and the story going over and over. They already know the story they have sat through the trials and I just feel like this is putting more on them. My concern if for them, I am not trying to be ugly in any way I just simply want people to think of them before they post. I guess I am the outsider looking in because I don't know either family, but if it were my and by God's grace it is not, I wouldn't want to read all of this over and over. No matter which family the victim or the actor. That's all I meant. One thing I would like to ask do not think that this to is pure torment for the family?
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#92 Dec 9, 2008
I am using this forum to ask for prayers that this process of justice be completed. If I were to stop, or had never even begun this thread, it would not change what the family is facing ALL OVER AGAIN. No one has to read this. It is here for those persons who may be interested to know that Trey's family and friends have no choice but to deal with what was done all over again. And it is my HOPE that when they learn about it they will offer up a prayer to God that this family will soon see an end to this overlong and weary process. Every prayer helps, and I know that people ARE praying. I feel I would only torment the family if I were to expect them to, "Find peace", or, "Get on with" their lives without seeing this matter completed. As prescribed by law. Until that is done, the healing process can't go forward.
hellooooo

Henderson, TX

#93 Dec 9, 2008
I can see where Question is coming from. There are more than one family involved here. You may not like it but, ML has a family to and they are going through whatever they are dealing with. Before you jump the fence let me say this. Yes ML is alive and TL is not. But don't you think that has had an effect on ML's family to? I don't know either family either but you seem to have alot of hate in you and I think you should also be praying for yourself. You have no feelings for the other family and it is clearly visible in what you are writing. I will not only pray for the families I will definatly pray for you. I really think you need them.
Question

Henderson, TX

#94 Dec 9, 2008
For some reason I am getting the feeling it has nothing to do with the family. It's all about you needing to vent and make a show of some sort. I agree with the above poster I will pray for you. You have a mean spirit in you and only the Lord can take care of that. May God bless you.

I went back and looked at the start of this thread and you were not asking for prayers you were puting the whole trial on display. I pray that nothing happens to my family and a "friend" trying to help heal and find justice ever does that to me. I don't consider that a friend. It's hurtful and justice will be served one way or the other it is not in our hands it is in God's to do as he sees fit. Having hate in your heart is not going to change anything it will just destroy you. Please think about that. Again I am not trying to be ugly but I don't feel like you are doing this for the right reason.
Explorer

Henderson, TX

#95 Dec 9, 2008
hellooooo wrote:
I can see where Question is coming from. There are more than one family involved here. You may not like it but, ML has a family to and they are going through whatever they are dealing with. Before you jump the fence let me say this. Yes ML is alive and TL is not. But don't you think that has had an effect on ML's family to? I don't know either family either but you seem to have alot of hate in you and I think you should also be praying for yourself. You have no feelings for the other family and it is clearly visible in what you are writing. I will not only pray for the families I will definatly pray for you. I really think you need them.
To lose a child is living in hell. I have been there, but I did not want to be a stage monkey, advertise my grief with these Memorial Services, Butter Fly pages. I stayed locked in a dark room for years grieving. I attended the trial and honey, the LeP loved being center of attention. I cannot stand to see someone die over and over again, BUT after this many trials something is wrong. ML should have never been charged for the crime.
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#96 Dec 9, 2008
hellooooo wrote:
I can see where Question is coming from. There are more than one family involved here. You may not like it but, ML has a family to and they are going through whatever they are dealing with. Before you jump the fence let me say this. Yes ML is alive and TL is not. But don't you think that has had an effect on ML's family to? I don't know either family either but you seem to have alot of hate in you and I think you should also be praying for yourself. You have no feelings for the other family and it is clearly visible in what you are writing. I will not only pray for the families I will definatly pray for you. I really think you need them.
You are correct. ML has put his family through it as well. As you point out, he is alive and they will be able to welcome him back into their arms again one day. It is ludicrous for you to claim that these families are going through the same thing. I have not maligned his family, and if I hated them I would want them to be going through the same thing, I've never said it, and I've never felt it. If you interpret what I have said to be filled with hate then I feel sorry for your inability to discern grief and loss from hate. Pray for me if you feel you must, but let us all pray for justice to prevail.
Time for Justice

Henderson, TX

#97 Dec 9, 2008
Question wrote:
For some reason I am getting the feeling it has nothing to do with the family. It's all about you needing to vent and make a show of some sort. I agree with the above poster I will pray for you. You have a mean spirit in you and only the Lord can take care of that. May God bless you.
I went back and looked at the start of this thread and you were not asking for prayers you were puting the whole trial on display. I pray that nothing happens to my family and a "friend" trying to help heal and find justice ever does that to me. I don't consider that a friend. It's hurtful and justice will be served one way or the other it is not in our hands it is in God's to do as he sees fit. Having hate in your heart is not going to change anything it will just destroy you. Please think about that. Again I am not trying to be ugly but I don't feel like you are doing this for the right reason.
It was written for those who don't know what has happened and is going on.
What you call a "mean spirit" is righteous anger. And I don't care about or need your approval.
Question

Henderson, TX

#98 Dec 9, 2008
You don't have my approval and I really never expected you to admit you have hate. This is not rightious anger it is hate.
Just wait

Henderson, TX

#99 Dec 9, 2008
Time for Justice,
You are trying to talk sense with the killer boys party girl and a couple of her friends. If she even has any left. You cant be polite to them. Those people donít care about life or the law. They say whatever ugly thing that they think up because they like to hurt people. They like to hurt good people the most. That boy wont be able to escape God. Be calm and be at peace. Know that God is on his throne and he is in control of all that comes to pass. Know that He takes the evil worked by man and turns it into good. This wickedness will pass and all tears will be wiped away.
HTOWN DOWN

AOL

#100 Apr 6, 2009
Loun looks like a fat q-tip... lol tha guys in prison are gunna take GOOOD care of him..

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