Teen accused of running over girls ap...

Teen accused of running over girls appears in court

There are 34 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Aug 29, 2007, titled Teen accused of running over girls appears in court. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

" The 15-year-old accused of a hit-and-run that killed an 8-year-old girl and seriously injured her 9-year-old cousin was in court on Wednesday to be advised of the charges he could face.

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aoi

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#1 Aug 29, 2007
What scum.
mead

Aurora, CO

#2 Aug 29, 2007
he should be tried as an adult.
Deb

Aurora, CO

#3 Aug 29, 2007
I hope he is charged as an adult and serves some serious time in jail. I'm wondering if he is an illegal alien as it was reported in another news story that the scum's father was in court listening with an interpreter and told the judge his son was a good child and this could happen to anyone. Some more of those good family morals passed down to the anchor baby perhaps.
pedro

Scottsdale, AZ

#6 Aug 29, 2007
hokay - theys just doing what come natural in ol' meh-heeko. would be just another day down there. happens all the time. whys this such a beeg deal?
Patty

Denver, CO

#7 Aug 29, 2007
Where were the parents! Parents need to be more involved with their children
Willis

United States

#8 Aug 29, 2007
Yeah the loss of life is terrible and the kid was acting like an idiot. Do you think there is moment that goes by that he wishes he couldn't undo all of this. If I were on the jury I would not try him as an adult. I would have punitive judgement against the parents if they were found at fault for giving him the keys. Truth is nobody outraged on this forum knows what's going on in this kids life. No excuses for him but he doesn't need to be tried as an adult at 15.
Bitter 1

Aurora, CO

#9 Aug 29, 2007
pedro wrote:
hokay - theys just doing what come natural in ol' meh-heeko. would be just another day down there. happens all the time. whys this such a beeg deal?
Pedro you ignorant moron!There was loss of life or doesn't that mean anything? This country should round up all of you beaners and send you back down south where you belong and patrol the borders with pit bulls to keep you there!!!
Tom

Cheyenne, WY

#10 Aug 29, 2007
No insurance. Unbeleivable.
Try as adult

Englewood, CO

#12 Aug 29, 2007
What the hell is this Id10t doing behind the wheel of a truck at 15????

Parents should be held responsible and this kid should be tried as an adult....the minute he ran, he exercised judgment, poor judgment, but that should dictate his demise and he should NEVER be allowed behind the wheel again. Poor little girl will never get to ride her scooter again, he should never be allowed to drive again!!!
Baffled

Denver, CO

#13 Aug 29, 2007
He should be tried as an adult. He thought he was very adult when he was driving a car unsupervised at 15 didn't he. Well, step up like an adult and face the consequences of your actions. As far as the father saying this could happen to anyone - could it really? My parents would never have let me drive unsupervised at 15, besides it's illegal. Had the family been obeying the laws in Colorado it wouldn't have happened because the 15 year old wouldn't have been driving. When will these kids learn that a car is a deadly weapon not a toy. This one did.
Michael

Denver, CO

#14 Aug 29, 2007
My brother was killed in a car accident when he was 16. The driver of the car he was in was only 16 as well. They were goofing off and sped through a red light, hitting another car. My brother was the only fatality and the rest only suffered minor injuries.

The driver was sentenced as a juvenile and fulfilled his sentence earning him a clean record when he turned 18.

He would go on to dedicate his life to public service and helping others. He maintained a relationship with my mother and sent flowers when she passed away. He often said that without her forgiveness, he would never have been able to rebuild his life. He paid for his adolescent bad judgement his entire life.

He passed away a few years back and, up to the end, insisted that his only regret about his life was the car accident that killed his best friend.

Did no one on these pages ever do something stupid when they were a teen? Maybe nothing bad happened and no one was injured, but are you certain that you've never made one singe, solitary mistake that could have caused injury to someone else?

Would you advocate the same punishments if this kid was your son?
Ihatetheheat

United States

#15 Aug 29, 2007
Bitter 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Pedro you ignorant moron!There was loss of life or doesn't that mean anything? This country should round up all of you beaners and send you back down south where you belong and patrol the borders with pit bulls to keep you there!!!
If you think that is really a Mexican writing that your a bigger idiot than him!!!!
Denver101

United States

#16 Aug 29, 2007
Michael wrote:
My brother was killed in a car accident when he was 16. The driver of the car he was in was only 16 as well. They were goofing off and sped through a red light, hitting another car. My brother was the only fatality and the rest only suffered minor injuries.
The driver was sentenced as a juvenile and fulfilled his sentence earning him a clean record when he turned 18.
He would go on to dedicate his life to public service and helping others. He maintained a relationship with my mother and sent flowers when she passed away. He often said that without her forgiveness, he would never have been able to rebuild his life. He paid for his adolescent bad judgement his entire life.
He passed away a few years back and, up to the end, insisted that his only regret about his life was the car accident that killed his best friend.
Did no one on these pages ever do something stupid when they were a teen? Maybe nothing bad happened and no one was injured, but are you certain that you've never made one singe, solitary mistake that could have caused injury to someone else?
Would you advocate the same punishments if this kid was your son?
Very good point.
GSXR Chick

Denver, CO

#17 Aug 29, 2007
Captain Ahab 69 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah that makes sense like another hole in my a$$. Well maybe next time this idiot decides to disregard the law you or someone in your family will get killed. Maybe we should send a message to teens, act stupid go to jail for life!!!! Not oh i'm only 15 i won't get into much trouble. Pleaz
He is a kid. He did a stupid, stupid, stipid thing that killed a little girl, yes, but do you think he is not consumed with grief? He has to live with this for the rest of his life, re-living it everyday every night, wishing he wasn't a moron and it never happened. It was a TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE accident, I am not saying that he shouldn't pay for what he did, he should. But making a 15 year old baby spend the rest of his life in prison is rediculous.
GSXR Chick

Denver, CO

#18 Aug 29, 2007
Michael wrote:
My brother was killed in a car accident when he was 16. The driver of the car he was in was only 16 as well. They were goofing off and sped through a red light, hitting another car. My brother was the only fatality and the rest only suffered minor injuries.
The driver was sentenced as a juvenile and fulfilled his sentence earning him a clean record when he turned 18.
He would go on to dedicate his life to public service and helping others. He maintained a relationship with my mother and sent flowers when she passed away. He often said that without her forgiveness, he would never have been able to rebuild his life. He paid for his adolescent bad judgement his entire life.
He passed away a few years back and, up to the end, insisted that his only regret about his life was the car accident that killed his best friend.
Did no one on these pages ever do something stupid when they were a teen? Maybe nothing bad happened and no one was injured, but are you certain that you've never made one singe, solitary mistake that could have caused injury to someone else?
Would you advocate the same punishments if this kid was your son?
You made me cry....nicely said.
Leigh

Montrose, CO

#19 Aug 29, 2007
I really feel for the family of this young one taken so early in her life, but I'm disappointed in the news and in the Denver Police. Not once have they said anything regarding:
1. Why were these young girls allowed in the street on their bikes?
2. Why weren't they in their front or back yard playing
3. What discipline the parents should face for allowing these young girls in the street in the first place.

I really do feel for this family, but STREETS are for CARS. So many times in these residential neighborhoods I see young children riding in the streets as if they have the right-of-way!
STREETS are for CARS! Side walks are for PEDESTRIANS, and especially children.
Why won't the news promote that?
Lacey

Longmont, CO

#20 Aug 29, 2007
Well I think that is horrible that she hit two kids I mean what the H*** was she thinking when she was driving. You just would think that someone would pay attention to something that important.
pedro

Scottsdale, AZ

#21 Aug 29, 2007
heh heh..
Bitter 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Pedro you ignorant moron!There was loss of life or doesn't that mean anything? This country should round up all of you beaners and send you back down south where you belong and patrol the borders with pit bulls to keep you there!!!
GSXR Chick

Denver, CO

#22 Aug 29, 2007
Leigh wrote:
I really feel for the family of this young one taken so early in her life, but I'm disappointed in the news and in the Denver Police. Not once have they said anything regarding:
1. Why were these young girls allowed in the street on their bikes?
2. Why weren't they in their front or back yard playing
3. What discipline the parents should face for allowing these young girls in the street in the first place.
I really do feel for this family, but STREETS are for CARS. So many times in these residential neighborhoods I see young children riding in the streets as if they have the right-of-way!
STREETS are for CARS! Side walks are for PEDESTRIANS, and especially children.
Why won't the news promote that?
They were playing on the sidewalk in front of their house.
WOW

United States

#23 Aug 29, 2007
I must agree with GSXR Chick in some ways, and as I stated in my earlier comments we all made stupid decisions when we were younger "Showing Off". The fact remains that this little girl "AKA REMINDER" 8 and 9 years old, are not to be held to the same levels of cognitive thinking as say maybe a 15 year old, who prior to the incident even occuring should have been aware that laws were being boken just by being behind the wheel of a running vehicle. I apologize if the 15 yr. old is thinking impared and again I say "Where the HEL* were his parents?" The rest of his life in prison "NO" but severly punished, absolutly. We can not allow our politions and judicial representatives to go on anymore allowing our future "Minor Adoloesence" to think they are above the law! He sould spend a few years thinking about how cool he was when he chose to drive away from his mistakes, and that while we all expierence fear, running is the wrong answer. Now personally to those whom have made such horrific commets based on the race of these childen- "YOU SHOULD BE CRUSIFIED"

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