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Drug dealer to be sentenced today in 'magic mushroom' death

There are 69 comments on the LA Daily News story from Aug 3, 2009, titled Drug dealer to be sentenced today in 'magic mushroom' death. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

A Westlake Village drug dealer who admitted selling hallucinogenic mushrooms to a teenager who was killed when she wandered naked onto a freeway is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court today.

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“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#1 Aug 3, 2009
Throw this guy naked out onto the freeway during rush hour so he gets what he deserves.
dfds

La Crescenta, CA

#2 Aug 3, 2009
West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
Throw this guy naked out onto the freeway during rush hour so he gets what he deserves.
Really? That's the best you got?

This guy didn't force these teenagers to buy his drugs. People need to grow up and take responsibility for their own actions. Just like drunk drivers die by their own hand, this girl took the same fate.
El Mas Chingon

Cleveland, OH

#3 Aug 3, 2009
West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
Throw this guy naked out onto the freeway during rush hour so he gets what he deserves.
Rush hour is usually 2-5mph. Don't think that will work. But I like the idea. How about feeding him some shrooms and drop him off in the middle of the Mojave?
weak sauce

Wahiawa, HI

#4 Aug 3, 2009
she couldnt handle her trip. not the dealers fault at all. and this girl has the worst friends in the world because they needed to understand that ANYTHING could happen when someone consumes shrooms. blame the "friends"
Valley Girl

United States

#5 Aug 3, 2009
dfds wrote:
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Really? That's the best you got?
This guy didn't force these teenagers to buy his drugs. People need to grow up and take responsibility for their own actions. Just like drunk drivers die by their own hand, this girl took the same fate.
I agree. However, he needs to do time for this. Drugs will always be available to teenagers/anyone; that's reality -- period. I hope the dead teenager's friends learned something from this terrible incident.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#6 Aug 3, 2009
El Mas Chingon wrote:
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Rush hour is usually 2-5mph. Don't think that will work. But I like the idea. How about feeding him some shrooms and drop him off in the middle of the Mojave?
You know... you're right. I hadn't finished my morning coffee. I like your idea better.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#7 Aug 3, 2009
dfds wrote:
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Really? That's the best you got?
This guy didn't force these teenagers to buy his drugs. People need to grow up and take responsibility for their own actions. Just like drunk drivers die by their own hand, this girl took the same fate.
This was a 17 year old girl he preyed on. If anyone else should share responsibility it should be her parents. When you have kids you've got to guide them so they don't get themselves into these situations.
BreadnButter

United States

#8 Aug 3, 2009
Why isn't the dude (so-called friend) who set up the drug deal also liable for her death? Without that friend this would not have happened. At least on that day!
mi chiquita

Rowland Heights, CA

#9 Aug 3, 2009
that a terrible thing to happend, but like other people said what happend to the other "friends" when they saw her acting up, how come they did not call the parents asap when she started acting up weird. why did they have to lock her up in a room. did someone stayed with her mean wile or left her olone.
west valley

AOL

#10 Aug 3, 2009
not the dealers fault, I agree everyone needs to take personal responsibiity, stop blaming everyone else, is a liquor store responsible if someone gets too drunk and falls off a balcony...of course not
mista c

Sylmar, CA

#11 Aug 3, 2009
yea thats funny cuz when i ate mushie i got naked too
MackDaddy

Sun Valley, CA

#12 Aug 3, 2009
No good deed goes unpunished. The bratty, snot nosed Westlake Village dopers kill themselves every couple months..either smashing Dad's Porsche or running into traffic high on antihistamines. Let the dude go home and get back to providing his necessary service to the community of privileged, self centered hedonists.
Freak

Norwalk, CA

#13 Aug 3, 2009
Did he put a gun to her head say take these mushrooms,No one forced her to take them,They should charge them friends that put her in that dam closet,why didn't they call 911,some friends, just throw her in closet,call it good,R.I.P,its to bad she didn't have real friends with her that day..
dfds

La Crescenta, CA

#14 Aug 3, 2009
West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
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This was a 17 year old girl he preyed on. If anyone else should share responsibility it should be her parents. When you have kids you've got to guide them so they don't get themselves into these situations.
The dealer "preyed" on the girl? Really? Where in the article does it say that?? Unless you have information this article doesn't mention, you've got your facts wrong.

"At some point, one teen contacted a man -- later identified as Roman -- and ordered a quantity of psilocybin "magic mushrooms," the court document said."

Apparently one her friends called the dealer and ASKED to be delivered mushrooms. You've got your story twisted. Sure the dealer should be punished for selling illegal substances, but in no way should he be responsible for the girl's death. What if her friends peer pressured her into taking them and she never intended to??

Like I mentioned earlier, people need to take responsibility for their own actions. If 15 year or kids can be tried as adults for certain crimes, why is this an exception? Those "kids" know what they are doing. Period.
George W Bush

United States

#15 Aug 3, 2009
if the kid didn't do it in the first place he would still be alive ..its not the dealers fault none of it except breaking narcotic laws that should be repealed anyway..typical liberal crapola blaming someone else instead of taking responsibility for anything
Bubba

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Aug 3, 2009
This guy should be given the same drugs he gave her and make him walk on the freeway naked, whatta scumbag! Or let the parents have 10 minutes with him in a locked room.
Bruin

Sherman Oaks, CA

#17 Aug 3, 2009
It is indeed not Mr. Roman's fault. It was her own and her so called friends. The fist rule of doing shrooms is to have a "sitter," at least one person who is sober. I do agree he should still be charge for the selling of the drug itself, but not the murder of a dumbass girl - darwinism. Anyways, the friends locked her in her room when she was having a bad trip??? that's a bad move on those friends part because being isolated on shrooms does make a person even more crazy-er. I bet the parents sought the opportunity to blame the dealer and not themselves.
Get a rope

North Hollywood, CA

#18 Aug 3, 2009
west valley wrote:
not the dealers fault, I agree everyone needs to take personal responsibiity, stop blaming everyone else, is a liquor store responsible if someone gets too drunk and falls off a balcony...of course not
Should the adult who sold underage students Dillon Klebold and Eric Harris the guns used in the Columbine shooting be held responsible? Personal responsibility can be expected for legal purchases between a competent adult and a responsible business owner but I think when the transaction begins with the sale of ILLEGAL drugs to an UNDERAGE kid perhaps the idiot supplying them should be held responsible. If your child went into a bar and was served alcohol, got drunk and walked into traffic would you solely blame your child? Yes, everyone needs to be responsible for their own actions and this clowns irresponsible actions led to someones daughter being killed. I hope he rots in jail.
So Cal Guy

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Aug 3, 2009
You play, You pay. For both sides.

“"We can agree to disagree"”

Since: Apr 09

Los Angeles

#20 Aug 3, 2009
He got 15 years. Her so-called "friends" should get similar sentences...

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