RIVERA SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR OFFICER...

RIVERA SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR OFFICER'S MURDER : WFMZ-TV 69News

There are 367 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 14, 2008, titled RIVERA SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR OFFICER'S MURDER : WFMZ-TV 69News. In it, WFMZ reports that:

Jurors in the Cletus Rivera trial have just sentenced him to death for the murder of Reading police officer Scott Wertz in August 2006.

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Mush Mouth

Reading, PA

#188 Aug 14, 2008
shut up wrote:
first of all every one on this page who is talk bad about other people you don't know needs to shut up because if you was in Cletus's place you would not want to die you talk all the mess cuz you are on line
OB KB. I's donit knows hows to speakis good. Goba goo to you to.
POE POE 5-0

Eatontown, NJ

#189 Aug 14, 2008
YEAH BRO YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT HOW RIDICULOUSLY LONG THIS PROCESS TAKES-BUT AT LEAST CLETUS WILL GO INSANE IN HIS CAGE 22 HRS A DAY WITH NO CELL MATE, NO INTERACTION WITH POPULATION, HE WILL PAY IN SO MANY WAYS BEFORE HE FINALLY GETS EXECUTED.P.S. I VOTE FOR A GUY IN THE NEXT ROOM WITH A PISTOL, FOR WHEN THEY HAND OUT DEATH SENTENCES, AS SOON AS THE SENTENCE IS READ OFF, BOOM. CASE CLOSED.
JJLL wrote:
He will still waste our tax dollars. He will sit in jail for 20 years before they put him to death.
This is on the Reading Eagle.com
On death row:
Cletus C. Rivera, 26, Reading, sentenced today.
Bryan Galvin, 42, Reading, sentenced August 2007.
Michael Pruitt, 43, Reading, sentenced October 2006.
Richard Boxley, 39, New York, sentenced October 2000.
Jose Busanet, 34, also known as Tito Black, of Reading, sentenced February 1999.
Shawnfatee M. Bridges, 29, of Reading, sentenced February 1998.
Roderick Johnson, 31, Reading, sentenced November 1997.
Ronald F. Puksar, 66, Easton, sentenced November 1993.
Randy T. Haag, 49, Exeter Township, sentenced in 1986.
Why let them sit for so long? Well he got what he deserved.
INNER CITY RESIDENT

Philadelphia, PA

#190 Aug 14, 2008
reading pa wrote:
i think it is messed up that he got sentence to death just because he shot a police officer. if he shot someone else they woudl of not gone for that and i think that is messed up. killing someone is still killing someone no matter what their profession is. someone profession does not make one life better then another.
I totally agree with you as far as it didn't matter who life he took, he should still get the same sentence
no name

Ephrata, PA

#191 Aug 14, 2008
Was CR being investigated for another murder
Your Are

United States

#192 Aug 14, 2008
It has nothing do w/white people. He should of never shot the cop!!! Finally someone is getting what they deserve!! He NOT ONLY took the cops life but also part of his wife and his children!!!
NITA wrote:
THATS CRAZY PEOPLE ARE HIPOCRITS CLETUS IS A GOOD PERSON THAT COP SHOULD OF IDENTIFIED HISSELF IF IT WASNT A COP NO ONE WOULD OF CARED THE SYSTEM HERE IS FULL OF SLIME **** IS IT BECAUSE OF HIS RACE? IF HE WAS WHITE WOULD IT BE THE SAME? NO BUT I GOT FAITH IN YOU AND THE DEATH PENALTY WILL BE OVERTURNED!!!!!!!!!!
LOL-GET EDUCATED

Chicago, IL

#193 Aug 14, 2008
NITA wrote:
THATS CRAZY PEOPLE ARE HIPOCRITS CLETUS IS A GOOD PERSON THAT COP SHOULD OF IDENTIFIED HISSELF IF IT WASNT A COP NO ONE WOULD OF CARED THE SYSTEM HERE IS FULL OF SLIME **** IS IT BECAUSE OF HIS RACE? IF HE WAS WHITE WOULD IT BE THE SAME? NO BUT I GOT FAITH IN YOU AND THE DEATH PENALTY WILL BE OVERTURNED!!!!!!!!!!
There goes another smart one of "his" supporters... are we noticing an educational level trend here?
BTW he knew the Fonzy wasn't a cop...can you explain that as accidental, he knew Jessica wasn't a cop-- why did he threaten her and her kids? Cop or no cop, you don't kill anyone!! You don't know the definition of a good person. I am so glad he is off the streets- one less member to your little gang. Oh and what happened to his mean mug after his sentencing...? I hope Mrs. Wertz found peace in that.
LOL-GET EDUCATED

Chicago, IL

#194 Aug 14, 2008
no name wrote:
Was CR being investigated for another murder
yes.
POE POE 5-0

Eatontown, NJ

#195 Aug 14, 2008
FOR GODS SAKE SPELL CHECK , YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT. AS FAR AS THE OTHER COP THAT DIED , THAT WAS AN ACCIDENT. ACCIDENT YOU MORON, THEY DON'T GIVE DEATH SENTENCES FOR ACCIDENTS! CLETUS TESTIFIED THAT HE INTENDED TO KILL SCOTT WERTZ . END OF CASE , EVEN HIS P.O.S. LAWYER NEGRINI SAID ON THE NEWS, THE DEFENDANT'S CHOICE TO TESTIFY NAILED HIS COFFIN SHUT. THESE ARE DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES, EVEN AN IDIOT CAN SEE THAT-- HAVE A CLUE.(NOT A QUOTE)
NITA wrote:
WHAT ABOUT WHEN THE COP KILLED OFFICER WISE DID HE GET THE DEATH PENALTY NO? WHY BECAUSE ONE COP KILLS THE NEXT SO I GUSEE THATS OK WHT HYPOCRITS
Ex-prison worker

Reading, PA

#196 Aug 14, 2008
stop right there wrote:
<quoted text>
How are you going to say in one of your comments what does race have to do with it? Because someone mad a comment about hispanics. Then in another comment tell her to go back to puerto rico? Make up your mind! And tell her to go get a job. Do you know her? No you dont so what if she does have a job. What right away because she is Puerto Rican she doesnt have a job? Thats a big laugh! Maybe you should go to school and get a degree and find a good paying job and you wouldnt have to worry about struggling. I work for a living and My boss happens to be Hispanic and he bust his **** of to get where he is! and he makes a good decent amount of money! We both do and thats because WE WENT TO SCHOOL! Unlike your non educational a**. Think before you speak!
I could make a lot of money dealing drugs too - but I work for a living and I do happen to be educated - maybe you could take note of how I spell - that would be your first clue. I am struggling because I work in the retail business! Maybe I should go back to the prison system - seems to be a future with plenty of work there for years to come! THANKS!
anonymous

Orefield, PA

#197 Aug 14, 2008
justice has been served for the eyes of SOME ....I still feel that he should have gotten LIfe notDeath.. Life in jail has more pain and suffering than being put to death in a few sec...by being put to life in jail he would suffer more not being able to see his family and friends ..where eventually they would forget about him and he would rott alone in his cell.....Oh and these racial remarks are out of line people ..that is why are nation is the way it is there is no respect for each other....just thank god that YOU are alive and have what you have ...some have more than others ..but at the end we are all human beings no matter what race ..
pr mom rdg
WELL

Allentown, PA

#198 Aug 14, 2008
well it can still in the next couple of years
WELL

Allentown, PA

#200 Aug 14, 2008
LOL-GET EDUCATED wrote:
<quoted text>
yes.
you should not have anything to say look at where you live
Ex-prison worker

Reading, PA

#203 Aug 14, 2008
stop right there wrote:
<quoted text>
Look it here, Im so **** tired of people like yourself talking **** on Puerto Ricans! All f***** races are on welfare and are scumbags and non educational, Maybe you should get a life and stop worrying about other people! I see you have alot of hate in your life. Whats wrong mommy and daddy never paid you any mind? Or did daddy molest you when you were a little kid? You know that often happens in a white family! They obviously didnt teach you any respect! Your always going to be a nobody!
Maybe that's because we don't have 20 family members living in the same house with us!!!
POE POE 5-0

Eatontown, NJ

#205 Aug 14, 2008
THATS FREAKIN HILARIOUS!!!
Mush Mouth wrote:
<quoted text>
OB KB. I's donit knows hows to speakis good. Goba goo to you to.
pissd pr

Orefield, PA

#206 Aug 14, 2008
Just because you think the language a person is speaking is puertorican youneed to recognize Spanish consists of many cntrys including SPain , Italy ,France , Mexican ,Domincan, Ecuador, colombia,Guatemala,etc...just because they are speaking SPAnish does not mean they are PRican...I am a PR mother of 3 and I wrk and go to school, so dont point fingures at a partivular race when you cannot assume that they are all alike .....
burn in Hell CR wrote:
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wait a minute...have you been to Welfare office lately in Reading ??? 95% of people there are PR's and another thing 80 % of our young girls getting pregnant are PR's also why is that ??? because its against their religion to go on birth control....plus they get more welfare for more kids they have they dont get welfare in P.Rico lol
Disgusted with thugs

Silverdale, PA

#207 Aug 14, 2008
MIMI wrote:
Cletus should have not gotten the death penalty yes he made a mistake and i no he is sorry for what he did. there are people out in this world who kill alot more then that and they don't get the death penalty. he should have just gotten life. He had a bad past.
SO BECAUSE YOU HAVE A "BAD" PAST THAT GIVES YOU A RIGHT AND AN EXCUSE TO BE A CRIMINAL AND CARRY GUNS AND KILL PEOPLE AT YOUR OWN FREE WILL???? WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???? HIS PAST IS NO EXCUSE FOR BEING ON THE STREETS AT 2AM WITH A LOADED GUN AND KILLING SOMEONE, COP OR NOT. HE IS A HUMAN WHO HAS MADE A LIFE OF WRONG DECISIONS, HE CHOSE TO BE ON THE STREETS CARRYING A LOADED WEAPON THE NIGHT HE KILLED SCOTT. THAT IS A CHOICE HE MADE AS AN ADULT. IF HIS TROUBLED CHILDHOOD CAUSED HIM TO DO THIS THEN WE NEED TO SENTENCE HIS TERRIBLE MOTHER TO DEATH FOR THIS TRAGEDY AS WELL!!!!
WELL

Allentown, PA

#209 Aug 14, 2008
so now people want to be racist
KING

Philadelphia, PA

#210 Aug 14, 2008
WELL wrote:
no one knows the cletus killed fonzy. and jessica was a bitch
Why was that an "accident too"!? The guys a scumbag and willget his very soon!

Since: Aug 08

Blandon, PA

#211 Aug 14, 2008
to know name yes he is named in another muder. him and his low-life friends.
WELL

Allentown, PA

#213 Aug 14, 2008
Disgusted with thugs wrote:
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SO BECAUSE YOU HAVE A "BAD" PAST THAT GIVES YOU A RIGHT AND AN EXCUSE TO BE A CRIMINAL AND CARRY GUNS AND KILL PEOPLE AT YOUR OWN FREE WILL????**** IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???? HIS PAST IS NO EXCUSE FOR BEING ON THE STREETS AT 2AM WITH A LOADED GUN AND KILLING SOMEONE, COP OR NOT. HE IS A HUMAN WHO HAS MADE A LIFE OF WRONG DECISIONS, HE CHOSE TO BE ON THE STREETS CARRYING A LOADED WEAPON THE NIGHT HE KILLED SCOTT. THAT IS A CHOICE HE MADE AS AN ADULT. IF HIS TROUBLED CHILDHOOD CAUSED HIM TO DO THIS THEN WE NEED TO SENTENCE HIS TERRIBLE MOTHER TO DEATH FOR THIS TRAGEDY AS WELL!!!!
dont every say some shit about someone else's mother like that cuz you would not want people talking about your like talk

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