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Trevor Reese, deadly stabbing suspect, to be tried as an adult

There are 421 comments on the www.2theadvocate.com story from Jun 11, 2010, titled Trevor Reese, deadly stabbing suspect, to be tried as an adult. In it, www.2theadvocate.com reports that:

A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing an 8-year-old boy to death Thursday should be tried as an adult, a state district court judge ruled today.

Trevor Reese, 16, 13700 Sunrise Way in The Bluffs, was arrested Thursday and booked on first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jackson Attuso, of Clinton, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said today.

District Judge William G. Carmichael ruled in a juvenile hearing today that probable cause exists to prosecute Reese as an adult.

Attuso was stabbed repeatedly in the front and back of his body and had his throat cut, Daniel has said.

District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla said Carmichael ordered Reese held without bail and set a June 16 hearing on whether bail should be granted in the case.

D’Aquilla said the judge’s reasons for transferring the case from juvenile court included severity of the crime and the age of the suspect, who will be 17 on July 31.

A grand jury is slated to consider the case Thursday, D’Aquilla said.

Thursday’s attack occurred on a wooded trail in The Bluffs on Thompson Creek, Daniel has said.

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Stunned

Prairieville, LA

#22 Jun 11, 2010
A friend wrote:
so say trevor has a mental problem which seems very likely, its your place to judge him for it? since i know you dont know him, and i doubt you knwo the victem from the way your acting, also prison was meant for rehabilitation, you just dont seem to think that makes sense because we really want to make criminals angry and more dangerous. but you dont know him, use empathy, believe me i feel horrible about the child, i have friends who knew the victem, and i feel horrible, but that doesnt provide reason to crucify trevor like you are. you want revenge on someone you dont know.
You clearly do not have children!!! I have a son, and older boys are always trying to bully him around. Sick kid, They should fry the little bastard, better yet I beleive that the attacker should experience what the victim felt. Ever cut your finger? Want to feel a knife going in and out of you? Would you be offended if you went to a movie and watched a scene of a baby getting stabbed, throwing up blood, weeping and crying out for his mothers help. He did not cut him once but over, and over again. How can you take up for this Punk. How do you justify hurting someone you know can not fight back. He is a bully, a punk, he is 16 old enough to drive. LOSER!!!!!!
Sad Grandmother

Greenwell Springs, LA

#23 Jun 11, 2010
I do not know the precious baby who is no longer with us nor do I know the young man who brutally murdered that baby. I do know that he must be punished and he will be punished. If you are his "friend", then you must pray for his family and for the family of that precious baby!!! Trevor killed Jack!! He admitted it. It has nothing to do with how sweet his mother is or how sweet and kind you think he is....He brutally murdered a precious eight year old. Those are the facts!!! You can't change it. As I sit and hold my grandson, I can not even begin to think how Jack's grandmother must be feeling now- She will never get to hold him again.... I pray that they will somehow find the strength to get through this. I, too, hope he spends every minute of the rest of his life as scared as that little boy was in his last minutes of his life.
Sorry for all

Baton Rouge, LA

#24 Jun 11, 2010
I knew Trevor. Not well, but I knew him by name and said "Hi" in the hallways.

It is horrible, and it is so sad that a life was lost. I can't imagine what the child's family is going through. However, I do agree that both families lost a child that day, and I feel like both families are hurting. Mentally unstable or not, it happened. I feel that it is only right he be tried as an adult. I do feel like justice needs to be served, and I hope that somewhere in between he recieves the help he needs. I never would have thought he would do something like this, but how can anyone see something like this coming? I hope everyone allows the victim's family time to mourn, and Trevor's family time to deal with their affairs.
mom

Breaux Bridge, LA

#25 Jun 11, 2010
hard2blive wrote:
I find it hard to belive this is the first time this kid has done something like this, maybe not to this degree but mentally ill children have history. I blame parents for not being attentive to this child, they are partly to blame they should have seen flags and diverted this act. Prevention is the best defense. I dont care how sweet good nice or saint like you are if you dont know you kid, and obviously these parents dont or they would have done something, then your not worthy of parenting. I know that these parents are probably so in shock but there should have been signs. I am just saying!
All of the Reese children were abruptly removed from the Parish schools last year when one of them was having behavior problems. The reason for the move (according to other kids) they were too smart, gifted, etc. for WFP schools… I am sure there were numerous warning signs that the parents chose to ignore because the kid was supposedly so brilliant.
Stunned

Prairieville, LA

#26 Jun 11, 2010
Bishop wrote:
I may not have known the killer, but I do know the victim and his family, I can judge the fact that this baby did not deserve to have this happen to him. He was a happy and loving kid with a great life ahead of him and he was brutally killed by a monster.
I don't care if it "is not like him" IT IS HIM! Don't be sanctimonious about judgment of a killer! I don't care if this killer has mental problems, all killers have mental problems! THEY HAVE KILLED OTHER PEOPLE, ON PURPOSE! I don't think you people defending this killer would feel the same if that was your child dying in your arms!
I hope he spends the rest of a very LONG life in Angola, and I hope he spends every minute of it as scared as that little boy was in his last minutes of life!
Maybe you should find another "Friend" friend.
I could not agree more, those "friend" statements are bulls**t. That boy is 16 for good sakes. God bless the mother of that child, I have a son and one on the way and things happen to him I cannot believe. We were at the YMCA and an 8 year boy held my 3 year old under the water for a laugh. I pray for the family of the victim and say f**k that little bastard I hope prison is torture for him.
Horrified

Baton Rouge, LA

#27 Jun 11, 2010
This act was so monstrous, so inconceivable...how on earth could this have happened?

You sometimes hear a story about a man who, angry at his wife for leaving him or cheating, loses his mind and takes the lives of the children he had with her. Or vice versa with the woman flipping out. The action is horrible and shocking and unforgivable, but it's plain to see what caused the situation to unfold.

Then there are the stories of the kids cracking under pressure at school and exacting vengeance on tormentors (who are approximately their age or older).

But I simply cannot imagine even KNOWING a person at that age so utterly evil that they could attack (ambush?) and kill a defenseless child. This is new territory for me, shakes me to the core...
Concerned Mother

Breaux Bridge, LA

#28 Jun 11, 2010
It is clear from reading these comments that some of Trevors peers are having a difficult time comprehending the magnitude of what has happened. I hope counselors are available for these kids where they can discuss their feelings with professionals. This neighborhood is full of kids; as parents we are responsible for providing accurate truthful information to our children and insuring the resources are available to help them through this.
ann

Ponchatoula, LA

#29 Jun 11, 2010
mom wrote:
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All of the Reese children were abruptly removed from the Parish schools last year when one of them was having behavior problems. The reason for the move (according to other kids) they were too smart, gifted, etc. for WFP schools… I am sure there were numerous warning signs that the parents chose to ignore because the kid was supposedly so brilliant.
I agree, I was thinking the same thing. I have witnessed this with parents at the school I work at. They allow their brats to get away with awful transgressions because "shes an honor student or my favorite, she really is a sweet child. This punk is a monster, yes people I called him a monster. He slit a childs throat! And save your naive dont judge comments because when he goes to prison there will be plenty of judgment to go around, And no amount of straight A's or high priced lawyers will save him. God bless that poor childs family I will be praying for them.
mercy_on_his_sou l

Baton Rouge, LA

#30 Jun 11, 2010
In Shock wrote:
"Innocent until proven guilty right?"
He walked up to someone an confessed. He's for sure guilty.
On the other hand I am 100% he is seriously mentally ill. Only a psychopath could jump out of the woods, slit a 8 year old child's throat and then stab him multiple times. He clearly needs major help. But he'll probably end up with life in jail.
I'm sorry for those of you who were friends with trevor. I understand that you all are also suffering a great loss.
That exactly what i was telling my mother that this young man is a psychopath and was in his first stage of becoming a serial killer. most serial killers pick their frist random victim between the age of 15-20 and progress after that. they also start off with the killing of animals just to see in they could take a life. this guy was probably in the woods hurting animal whenever he saw the little kid who was alone so that was the perfect time to see if he could indeed take a human's life. I am glad he was taken to jail because he would probably has committed many more murders if there weren't any remorse for this one. I will pray for the child's family that he murdered and his family also. know your child has done something so horrible is a hard pill to swallow. i pray God has mercy on his lost soul.
hard2blive

New Orleans, LA

#31 Jun 11, 2010
CFM wrote:
<quoted text>
"Hard2blive" - you are either an idiot, NOT a parent, or both. Would you please clarify for all the other people reading your comments who might actually be thinking rationally?
I am a parent and I know my children. I happen to be a med. prof. i have seen it, in psyhciatric patients there are other telling signs that could have precluded this incident. Hostility in your reply shows that you are an angry person....
hard2blive

New Orleans, LA

#32 Jun 11, 2010
mom wrote:
<quoted text>
All of the Reese children were abruptly removed from the Parish schools last year when one of them was having behavior problems. The reason for the move (according to other kids) they were too smart, gifted, etc. for WFP schools… I am sure there were numerous warning signs that the parents chose to ignore because the kid was supposedly so brilliant.
Thank you my point exactly!
ann

Ponchatoula, LA

#33 Jun 11, 2010
I agree!
another friend

United States

#34 Jun 11, 2010
hard2blive wrote:
I find it hard to belive this is the first time this kid has done something like this, maybe not to this degree but mentally ill children have history. I blame parents for not being attentive to this child, they are partly to blame they should have seen flags and diverted this act. Prevention is the best defense. I dont care how sweet good nice or saint like you are if you dont know you kid, and obviously these parents dont or they would have done something, then your not worthy of parenting. I know that these parents are probably so in shock but there should have been signs. I am just saying!
I was close friends with trevor reese since i could stand. He was never anything, but a normal guy. His parents were good people. His mother is a teacher. His father is a minister and There was no way in Hell they would have known thier child was capable of murder. Trevor did a terrible thing, but i still cant believe one of my childhood friends was capable of murder.
CFM

Zachary, LA

#35 Jun 11, 2010
hard2blive wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a parent and I know my children. I happen to be a med. prof. i have seen it, in psyhciatric patients there are other telling signs that could have precluded this incident. Hostility in your reply shows that you are an angry person....
Thanks "hard2blive". I'm not angry. Not at all. I am critical of others. Overly critical and judgmental and opinionated. And when I read your statements from earlier (recall they are: "I find it hard to believe this is the first time this kid has done something like this, maybe not to this degree but mentally ill children have history" or blaming the parents for "not being attentive to this child" because they should have "seen flags and diverted this act") I have to wonder:

1 - What is a "something like" killing another innocent person that Trevor might have done? I wasn't aware that there are things "like" ambushing an innocent and defenseless child and stabbing him repeatedly?

2 - What flags should a parent see in their child that would indicate their child is going to slash another innocent child's throat? My kids sometimes throw tantrums, should I change their college fund to college fund OR bail bond?

Clearly you have superior knowledge (as a "med. prof.") that can benefit everyone who reads this discussion thread. So please share.
hard2blive

New Orleans, LA

#36 Jun 11, 2010
another friend wrote:
<quoted text>
I was close friends with trevor reese since i could stand. He was never anything, but a normal guy. His parents were good people. His mother is a teacher. His father is a minister and There was no way in Hell they would have known thier child was capable of murder. Trevor did a terrible thing, but i still cant believe one of my childhood friends was capable of murder.
Well he did the crime so what is your rational or logical excuse? Tell me if he was not mentally ill why, or a psychopathic killer? I dont care what you do for a living you should know you children, some parents step out mentally to protect there child it is human nature even if they are evil.
student

Utica, KY

#37 Jun 11, 2010
hard2blive wrote:
I find it hard to belive this is the first time this kid has done something like this, maybe not to this degree but mentally ill children have history. I blame parents for not being attentive to this child, they are partly to blame they should have seen flags and diverted this act. Prevention is the best defense. I dont care how sweet good nice or saint like you are if you dont know you kid, and obviously these parents dont or they would have done something, then your not worthy of parenting. I know that these parents are probably so in shock but there should have been signs. I am just saying!
his mother was my teacher this year, and she was the sweetest woman, she cared about each student and we werent just another kid to deal with. she was my favorite teacher and this wont change that. where do you get off saying that about her parenting? you probably dont know a thing about the case or people invoved.
another friend

United States

#38 Jun 11, 2010
hard2blive wrote:
<quoted text>
Well he did the crime so what is your rational or logical excuse? Tell me if he was not mentally ill why, or a psychopathic killer? I dont care what you do for a living you should know you children, some parents step out mentally to protect there child it is human nature even if they are evil.
Trevor was not evil. Now hes turned himself into a monster. I dont know what caused his soul to be so tortured that he brutally murdered a helpless eight year old. I was friends with Trevor, and if i had the chance to see him now i would refuse. I would end up just asking him why. i guarantee you not even trevor knows why. All I can do is pray for Trevors family and his siblings and that they somehow survive this horrible tragedy. Life just hit them with a sledgehammer. I found out one my childhood friends is a murderer, wouldnt that cause anyone to have an emotional breakdown?
God help all of them.
hard2blive

New Orleans, LA

#39 Jun 11, 2010
CFM wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks "hard2blive". I'm not angry. Not at all. I am critical of others. Overly critical and judgmental and opinionated. And when I read your statements from earlier (recall they are: "I find it hard to believe this is the first time this kid has done something like this, maybe not to this degree but mentally ill children have history" or blaming the parents for "not being attentive to this child" because they should have "seen flags and diverted this act") I have to wonder:
1 - What is a "something like" killing another innocent person that Trevor might have done? I wasn't aware that there are things "like" ambushing an innocent and defenseless child and stabbing him repeatedly?
2 - What flags should a parent see in their child that would indicate their child is going to slash another innocent child's throat? My kids sometimes throw tantrums, should I change their college fund to college fund OR bail bond?
Clearly you have superior knowledge (as a "med. prof.") that can benefit everyone who reads this discussion thread. So please share.
Ok good I am willing to share, take any killer Dahmer, Ted Bundy,David Burkowitz or St. Francisvilles favorite Todd Lee what about John Wayne Gacy perfect example A respected member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a precinct captain in the local Democratic party, the owner of a contracting business and a performing joker at children’s parties, John Wayne Gacy seemed as normal as they come.Gacy was born into a blue-collar family in 1942 and had two sisters. His father was an abusive alcoholic who verbally and physically abused his children. Gacy deeply loved his father and strived to please him, but failed.

He had the ability to persuade an manipulate people, likely because of how normal and harmless he seemed on the outside. He later got married and had two kids of his own, but his wife left him when he was arrested for trying to coerce a fellow employee into homosexual acts.

Another thing to note is that he injured his head by falling off a swing when he was 11 years old. He suffered from blackouts until he was 16, and then was diagnosed with a blood clot and the condition was corrected.

Sooo look up serial killers and you will find ALL had childhood issues that are flags for parents.

I am on your side CFM (I read other postings) I think that this killer should have done us all a favor and cut his own throat. I am not in anyway saying that he is not to blame. I just wish this could have been prevented.
student

Utica, KY

#40 Jun 11, 2010
hard2blive wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok good I am willing to share, take any killer Dahmer, Ted Bundy,David Burkowitz or St. Francisvilles favorite Todd Lee what about John Wayne Gacy perfect example A respected member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a precinct captain in the local Democratic party, the owner of a contracting business and a performing joker at children’s parties, John Wayne Gacy seemed as normal as they come.Gacy was born into a blue-collar family in 1942 and had two sisters. His father was an abusive alcoholic who verbally and physically abused his children. Gacy deeply loved his father and strived to please him, but failed.
He had the ability to persuade an manipulate people, likely because of how normal and harmless he seemed on the outside. He later got married and had two kids of his own, but his wife left him when he was arrested for trying to coerce a fellow employee into homosexual acts.
Another thing to note is that he injured his head by falling off a swing when he was 11 years old. He suffered from blackouts until he was 16, and then was diagnosed with a blood clot and the condition was corrected.
Sooo look up serial killers and you will find ALL had childhood issues that are flags for parents.
I am on your side CFM (I read other postings) I think that this killer should have done us all a favor and cut his own throat. I am not in anyway saying that he is not to blame. I just wish this could have been prevented.
trevor is not a serial killer. get your facts straight
schoolmate

Baton Rouge, LA

#41 Jun 11, 2010
i am horrified that trevor would do such a thing and this seriously shocks me...i do believe thou he is obviously mentally disturbed and somehow we didnt know what was soo very wrong with him......praying for trevor's mom and the family of that boy.

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