Fatal punch: Man convicted of fatally...

Fatal punch: Man convicted of fatally punching Colin Byars sent...

There are 53 comments on the Fox6 story from Feb 22, 2010, titled Fatal punch: Man convicted of fatally punching Colin Byars sent.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

A Racine man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after a jury convicted him of throwing a punch that led to a man's death.

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Tom

Kenosha, WI

#1 Feb 23, 2010
7 years! What about the 70 years of life that Colin has been cheated out of? This monster should be TORTURED for seven years and then left in a cell to starve to death. Even that would be too good for him!
Wow

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 23, 2010
It was a fight he punched him people fight all the time, people need to learn to be men and fight back its not like he hit a woman it was a 24 ear old man..
wonderful1

United States

#3 Feb 23, 2010
this same senario happened here in Nebraska where I live. a guy puched a guy the guy fell and hit his head and he died. the judge ordered for the next thirty years he sit in jail on the day of that mans birthday and the day the guy died. I'm shocked this guy was convicted of felony murder. I'm sure for the rest of his life he'll think if this man and his family. Sad case. i couldn't convict on that senario of felony murder. Wouldn't want to mess with that man!
Elizabeth

Kennedale, TX

#4 Feb 23, 2010
What a terrible tragedy for all parties involved. Such young men. God Bless.
Kellerman

Cleveland, OH

#6 Feb 24, 2010
Wow wrote:
It was a fight he punched him people fight all the time, people need to learn to be men and fight back its not like he hit a woman it was a 24 ear old man..
Oh my I guess this is your idea of manhood. Normal healthy people don't go around punching people and killing them.
disgruntled

Springfield, VA

#7 Feb 24, 2010
Wow wrote:
It was a fight he punched him people fight all the time, people need to learn to be men and fight back its not like he hit a woman it was a 24 ear old man..
you are a moron and part of the problem,
john

Bat Cave, NC

#8 Feb 24, 2010
wow a 21 year old gets 7 years for hitting a teacher in self defence and the teacher hits his head on the floor and williams get 5 years for shooting and killing christofi in his home wow what has our court system. i guess this kid didnt have enough money to plea deal or by off the courts..this was clearly an accident i dont think this kid wanted to kill this teacher they should have gave him probation..
Debi S

Lubbock, TX

#9 Feb 24, 2010
I totally agree with John. Williams - 5 years for purposely shooting his limo driver? Seven years for this guy in self defense. Our system is definitely messed up. I believe that the law needs some work!
mizzdeb

Wattsburg, PA

#10 Feb 24, 2010
I bet you if he was black he would of got life...
jan

Kansasville, WI

#11 Feb 24, 2010
mizzdeb wrote:
I bet you if he was black he would of got life...
The suspect is black...
BruceNY

New York, NY

#12 Feb 24, 2010
SHO-RYUKEN!
Odie

Knoxville, TN

#13 Feb 24, 2010
While the 7 years does not seem like a lot of time for a 21 year old, he has to carry a Felony Murder conviction for the rest of his life. This is the biggest issue at hand.
Maria

Montgomery, AL

#14 Feb 24, 2010
Im sure it was all male bravado and attitude and everyone thought they would be walking away with cut lips, busted eyes, and bruised knuckles. Everyone thought they would be walking away....It's just really crazy these days to see how everyone thinks they have to prove themselves and confront someone on anything they see as a sign of disrespect or so be it. Leave people be. No one has any right to get in anyone's face. I get tired of seeing it and I get tired of hearing about it.
some guy

Sheboygan, WI

#15 Feb 24, 2010
mizzdeb wrote:
I bet you if he was black he would of got life...
Hey butt wipe, HE WAS BLACK and should have got life...ok?
haa

New York, NY

#16 Feb 24, 2010
Five Years!!!! you shitting me, it was self defence... he had no way of knowing he was going to die
Think

San Jose, CA

#17 Feb 24, 2010
Wow wrote:
people need to learn to be men and fight back
Hey Einstein, how do you fight back when you're dead? And sorry... being a man means you stop acting like a child. Brawling is childish behavior.
Tina

Carson, MS

#18 Feb 24, 2010
john wrote:
wow a 21 year old gets 7 years for hitting a teacher in self defence and the teacher hits his head on the floor and williams get 5 years for shooting and killing christofi in his home wow what has our court system. i guess this kid didnt have enough money to plea deal or by off the courts..this was clearly an accident i dont think this kid wanted to kill this teacher they should have gave him probation..
I agree 100%...accidents happen...I am sure we do not know the whole story but accidents DO happen and i am quite sure this young man regrets what happened. I do not feel he deserved 7 years either.
Jan

United States

#19 Feb 24, 2010
mizzdeb wrote:
I bet you if he was black he would of got life...
READ THE STORIES AGAIN MIZZDEB: Williams (black man)- the guy who got 5 YEARS for shooting and KILLING his driver only got 5 years. This guy (white man) punched a man and the man fell and hit his head and he got 7 years - in other words - your black theory makes NO SENSE AT ALL
eyeh8you

Carbondale, IL

#20 Feb 24, 2010
Stupid azzhole, watch the video Martin Walker is a black man. Self-defense my ass...he was probably trying to bully the teacher or mug him. He'll do 3 1/2 yrs tops and will be out on the streets again. Average sentence in this country for 1st degree murder is 6 yrs. He actually got more for the charge
no patience for this

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 Feb 24, 2010
Glad there was a conviction. People have to be punished for crime - that is all there is to it.

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