Suspect caught in 1969 stabbing

A retired shoe salesman living in Texas has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a Seaside teenager nearly 42 years ago. Full Story
HARD TO BELIEVE

Monterey, CA

#1 Oct 20, 2010
How could anyone trust the testimony of someone after so many years, the witness should be prosecuted as an accessory. And it sounds to me like braggadocio Borges may have political aspirations.

Since: Sep 09

Carmel Valley, CA

#2 Oct 20, 2010
HARD TO BELIEVE wrote:
How could anyone trust the testimony of someone after so many years, the witness should be prosecuted as an accessory. And it sounds to me like braggadocio Borges may have political aspirations.
So you go immediately to blaming someone who may or may not have political aspirations? I don't even get the whine about trusting testimony after so many years.

Shouldn't you actually be happy that a family has some sort of closure? And that the person who admitted killing a young man will be tried for his actions?

I don't get your anger, or whatever it is, at all.
Truth

Monterey, CA

#3 Oct 20, 2010
sunnycali wrote:
<quoted text>
So you go immediately to blaming someone who may or may not have political aspirations? I don't even get the whine about trusting testimony after so many years.
Shouldn't you actually be happy that a family has some sort of closure? And that the person who admitted killing a young man will be tried for his actions?
I don't get your anger, or whatever it is, at all.
I agree with most of what you say; but where did you read that there was an "admission" to the killing?
HARD TO BELIEVE

Monterey, CA

#4 Oct 20, 2010
sunnycali wrote:
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So you go immediately to blaming someone who may or may not have political aspirations? I don't even get the whine about trusting testimony after so many years.
Shouldn't you actually be happy that a family has some sort of closure? And that the person who admitted killing a young man will be tried for his actions?
I don't get your anger, or whatever it is, at all.
You hostile reply reveals narrow thinking.
You are wrong on every account:
First: I didn't blame anyone. And if you want to believe a Seaside’s Detective’s remark about solving every crime, no matter how old, well then, you are obviously gullible.
Second: You derogatory "whine" comment is baseless and reveals your insecurity. Any testimony 40 years after the event is questionable.
Third: The boy’s parents passed away, and not to belittle the pain and suffering of the girlfriend and mother of the victim’s child, it has been 40 years and could very well be considered closure is this situation. And if the truth be told, a trial will more suffering than you can imagine.
Forth: Your comment about an admission of guilt reveals your lack of understanding the criminal process. An admission of guilt will cause a judgment by the court, not a trial. And I do not know of an admission of guilt in this matter.
Fifth: The anger is yours, probably brought on by a frustration caused by an inability to understand things and communicate.
PG boy

Pacific Grove, CA

#5 Oct 20, 2010
HARD TO BELIEVE likes to take his shots huh? Why would you degrade someones hard work by belittling his effort to solve a murder. How pathetic. The Detective is doing his job!!!

Since: Sep 09

Carmel Valley, CA

#6 Oct 20, 2010
Truth wrote:
<quoted text> I agree with most of what you say; but where did you read that there was an "admission" to the killing?
It was on the KSBW website. I went back and reread it since you asked the question and now I'm not sure if I read it correctly. I read it as saying that Mason admitted the killing but it's so unclear that maybe it was the witness who said it. Here's the link. See what you think: http://www.ksbw.com/news/25446663/detail.html

Since: Sep 09

Carmel Valley, CA

#7 Oct 20, 2010
First: you did blame. You blamed a person for having a faulty memory because so many years had passed. You blamed the witness. And you blamed Borges for having political aspirations.
Second: my ‘whine’ comment was justified.
Third: the victim had siblings and the sister said that she was happy that there was an arrest. You are projecting something that may or may not actually occur. Maybe the family of the victim would appreciate a trial, especially if family statements are allowed.
Fourth: the KSBW article indicated an admission of guilt (however, on rereading it, it was unclear).
Fifth: I’m not angry. But you sure sound angry. And YOU don’t get to determine how anyone deals with their grief. YOU have no idea what the remaining family is going through. And since it was stated that the sister was pleased with the arrest then one would think you could keep your negative comments to yourself. A beloved son/brother/boyfriend was killed and just maybe this family can move on.

So shame on you.
HARD TO BELIEVE wrote:
<quoted text>
You hostile reply reveals narrow thinking.
You are wrong on every account:
First: I didn't blame anyone. And if you want to believe a Seaside’s Detective’s remark about solving every crime, no matter how old, well then, you are obviously gullible.
Second: You derogatory "whine" comment is baseless and reveals your insecurity. Any testimony 40 years after the event is questionable.
Third: The boy’s parents passed away, and not to belittle the pain and suffering of the girlfriend and mother of the victim’s child, it has been 40 years and could very well be considered closure is this situation. And if the truth be told, a trial will more suffering than you can imagine.
Forth: Your comment about an admission of guilt reveals your lack of understanding the criminal process. An admission of guilt will cause a judgment by the court, not a trial. And I do not know of an admission of guilt in this matter.
Fifth: The anger is yours, probably brought on by a frustration caused by an inability to understand things and communicate.
HARD TO BELIEVE

Monterey, CA

#8 Oct 21, 2010
sunnycali wrote:
First: you did blame. You blamed a person for having a faulty memory because so many years had passed. You blamed the witness. And you blamed Borges for having political aspirations.
Second: my ‘whine’ comment was justified.
Third: the victim had siblings and the sister said that she was happy that there was an arrest. You are projecting something that may or may not actually occur. Maybe the family of the victim would appreciate a trial, especially if family statements are allowed.
Fourth: the KSBW article indicated an admission of guilt (however, on rereading it, it was unclear).
Fifth: I’m not angry. But you sure sound angry. And YOU don’t get to determine how anyone deals with their grief. YOU have no idea what the remaining family is going through. And since it was stated that the sister was pleased with the arrest then one would think you could keep your negative comments to yourself. A beloved son/brother/boyfriend was killed and just maybe this family can move on.
So shame on you.
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You're the only one blaming anyone, I was objective about the alleged crime against a man who has led a seemingly normal life the last 40 years and you’ve already convicted him. What about his family?
Whatever happened to the 5th amendment, due process and innocent until proven guilty? Or, are you another Christine O’Donnell?
You and your lynch mob mentality sound like the cowardly bullies in an old westerner movie that run out and grab a rope until somebody slaps you in the face. And really, your polemic banter is not worth arguing.
Truth

Monterey, CA

#9 Oct 21, 2010
sunnycali wrote:
<quoted text>
It was on the KSBW website. I went back and reread it since you asked the question and now I'm not sure if I read it correctly. I read it as saying that Mason admitted the killing but it's so unclear that maybe it was the witness who said it. Here's the link. See what you think: http://www.ksbw.com/news/25446663/detail.html
The article in the Herald makes it clear; the reference is to the witness. I can see the confusion in the KSBW report.

Since: Sep 09

Carmel Valley, CA

#10 Oct 21, 2010
HARD TO BELIEVE wrote:
<quoted text>
You're the only one blaming anyone, I was objective about the alleged crime against a man who has led a seemingly normal life the last 40 years and you’ve already convicted him. What about his family?
Whatever happened to the 5th amendment, due process and innocent until proven guilty? Or, are you another Christine O’Donnell?
You and your lynch mob mentality sound like the cowardly bullies in an old westerner movie that run out and grab a rope until somebody slaps you in the face. And really, your polemic banter is not worth arguing.
Oh, so now you're going onto due process which you didn't mention in your first post. Nice try trying to appear rational.

And the comment about a person living a seemingly normal life for the last 40 years is priceless. So what I hear you saying is that someone who has lived a "seemingly normal life" for x amount of time shouldn't have to answer for crimes s/he committed. It's also interesting that you used the word "seemingly" because it IS seemingly. You have absolutely NO idea how this man has lived his life for the last 40 years.

Yes, I absolutely believe in due process but that was NOT what I was responding to in your post. Please point out where I indicated that one was not entitled to due process or that I think that the man is guilty. I was responding to YOUR comments.

Since: Sep 09

Carmel Valley, CA

#11 Oct 21, 2010
Truth wrote:
<quoted text> The article in the Herald makes it clear; the reference is to the witness. I can see the confusion in the KSBW report.
Thank you. If the KSBW article hadn't mentioned Mason in the paragraph immediately proceeding the comment it would have been clearer. I think that some reporters need just a little more time in those English and/or grammer classes.

Since: Sep 09

Carmel Valley, CA

#12 Oct 21, 2010
HARD TO BELIEVE wrote:
<quoted text>
You and your lynch mob mentality sound like the cowardly bullies in an old westerner movie that run out and grab a rope until somebody slaps you in the face. And really, your polemic banter is not worth arguing.
Please point out where I advocated lynching anyone? Thank you.

P.S. I think you need to take some remedial reading-between-lines classes because you're seeing things that do not exist.
GREENEYES

Chico, CA

#13 Oct 21, 2010
Seems like HARD TO BELIEVE is a bit of an idiot, to be sure. How sad to be so cynical about Borges. A man who gave a damn. If all of our police departments had one of him, how lucky would that be??? SUNNYCALI, dont waste your time. I am a personal friend of this family and know all of the siblings. This senseless murder affected this family in ways that NONE of us will ever understand for many, many years. They are happy this arrest has finally been made.

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