Teen sentenced in Wytheville armed robbery

There are 9 comments on the Clinch Valley News story from Dec 9, 2010, titled Teen sentenced in Wytheville armed robbery. In it, Clinch Valley News reports that:

Dakota Cheyenne Dean was 17 years old last October when he armed himself with a handgun, put on a mask and gloves, and robbed the manager of a Wytheville pizzeria.

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caesar

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Dec 9, 2010
A brilliant move, How much money would a pizza shop have on hand, If I was going to rob something, I would go for a bank or armored truck. What an idiot, the little bastard ought to have to pay for his defense( you know the taxpayers will pick up that tab)and all the other expense he caused, plus he ought to have to pay the manager for the trama he caused him. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.
Why wasn't the little idiot in school learning to be a asset to society, instead of a liability.
Hank

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Dec 9, 2010
Not that I am condoning what this kid did by any means, he does deserve to be punished, but this boy had a long history of serious mental problems. It is easy to judge and call people names when you are not the person who suffers from mental illness or one of their family members who have watched them struggle with it for years. Don't judge until you have walked a mile in their shoes and saw first hand the struggles they face everyday. Just be thankful that you are not forced to deal with what this kid and his family have had to deal with for years. A little human compassion is not too much to ask for anyone.

Since: Dec 10

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#3 Dec 10, 2010
Hank wrote:
Not that I am condoning what this kid did by any means, he does deserve to be punished, but this boy had a long history of serious mental problems. It is easy to judge and call people names when you are not the person who suffers from mental illness or one of their family members who have watched them struggle with it for years. Don't judge until you have walked a mile in their shoes and saw first hand the struggles they face everyday. Just be thankful that you are not forced to deal with what this kid and his family have had to deal with for years. A little human compassion is not too much to ask for anyone.
Hank! I'm not buying into that BS. If we gave every person with mental issues a "little human compassion" as you say then there would be no justice in this world. Just because he has issues does not excuse his actions. If your speaking of compassion from the previous post well I have to side with him on that too. Yeah he talked a little mean about the guy, he committed a violent crime, compassion is something the hard working desecent man is all out of.

Since: Dec 10

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#4 Dec 10, 2010
The guy may have fared a bit better with a better attorney. Looks like the public defendors office was scraping the bottom of the barrel.
jjg

AOL

#6 Dec 11, 2010
Christopher 75 wrote:
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Hank! I'm not buying into that BS. If we gave every person with mental issues a "little human compassion" as you say then there would be no justice in this world. Just because he has issues does not excuse his actions. If your speaking of compassion from the previous post well I have to side with him on that too. Yeah he talked a little mean about the guy, he committed a violent crime, compassion is something the hard working desecent man is all out of.
I agree 75 your tax dollars is allready being spent chasing women, recking cars, chasing children, dope, and god know what else. It does not cost that much to keep a fucking judge here in Wythe county from hanging a kid before his life even gets started. Had it been in juvi court just a year earlier he would have either gotten thirty years of off all together because the judge was setting on top of a phone booth and could not make it to court.
question

United States

#7 Dec 14, 2010
Knew the kid. Knew him well or as well as you can. Gave him my time and rides and anything that I could. But I can in no way defend him. I was a friend of his when he was caught earlier for stealing. Was there when he entered his plea for his mental instability as a scapegoat. Yes he did have issues. But he still knew right from wrong. The courts gave him a chance he burned them and bragged about the matter. Then in the end they burned him
Linda

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Dec 14, 2010
I lived in Wythe Co. for 31 years and still have family there. If this had been some rich kid or his parents were prominent in the community all he would have received was probation and community service. Samuel Conrad only received a little over 4 years for his part in killing an elderly woman and this kid who did not kill anyone gets about the same amount of time. Am I the only one who sees how screwed up the court system is in that county? Yes, by all means he needed to be punished, but to sentence someone who committed robbery the same way you do someone who committed murder is completely ridiculous. It's sad to see nothing has changed in that place over the years.

Since: Dec 10

United States

#10 Jan 3, 2011
The court system here is messed up. Many of the people that should be put away are let go. This kid is really messed up mentally. But, so is his so called mother, who let on to him like she was going to lose her house because she could not make the payment. All she did was lay up on her butt and drink. God know what else. Her house was already paid off. He would have done anything for her to keep her from losing her home. That is what the kid told. And the kid's dad told that he house had been paid off for two years when this all happened.
Shane

AOL

#11 Jan 4, 2011
No had the kid been a friend of the courts he would have gotten off with probation. Three years sounds about right however. He is lucky their is nothing those drunken gutless bastards in the wythe courts like better than someone without the balls or a lawyer to fight for all out. It is however my opinion that because so many of our law enforcement, judges, ect are not just allowed but evidently encoraged to dope, drink and drive, run people down, you know same old same ol that they should not be able to decide anybodys anything. Nothing will change not even hard working people getting the shaft unless you people stand up. Do something. Call them like you see it in front of your eyes! Are you zombies? Just one person, a termanily ill person, stand up. Take it all back for us and God Bless. Give us the enema we all need so bad. Clean house

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