Friend Held In Man's Death -- Courant.com

Friends and family members struggled Monday to grasp the violent death of Jorge Rivera, 20, allegedly at the hands of a friend with whom he'd attended Rockville High and played on the school basketball team. Read more
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beauty-from vernon

Vernon Rockville, CT

#24 Oct 23, 2007
I knew jorge from school and saw him around the b-ball court. its so sad to think that i saw him many nights at the court and will never see him again. no one deserves to die like that and so sudden. he was too young. and to think this guy justin was supposed to be his friend. i guess you really cant trust anyone. my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and girlfriend. i know you are heartbroken girl. i pray for jorges soul.
RIP MA BOY JORGE

Freeport, ME

#25 Oct 24, 2007
I'M JUST HEAR TO SAY THAT I MISS YOU MY BOY WE USE TO HAVE HELL OF FUN IN BENTLEY AND ROCKVILLE YOU WAS MY BOY BUT I'LL PRAY FOR YA FAMILY AND ROCK DA HEAVENS MY BOY
whatever

United States

#26 Oct 24, 2007
JOHN B THANKS FOR FINALLY BEING SOMEONE WHO IS MAKING SENSE!
ROCKVILLE HIGH

Ellington, CT

#27 Oct 25, 2007
I DIDNT REALLY KNO JORGE BUT I KNEW OF HIM FRM EVERY1 AT ROCKVILLE HIGH R.I.P JORGE ...ROCK DA HEAVEN MA DUDE
Angelina Mahon

Hartford, CT

#28 Oct 25, 2007
My cousin Jorge was a great person and would stand up for anyone who needed it. I love him and will miss him a lot.
N in Hartford

Hartford, CT

#29 Oct 25, 2007
John B wrote:
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Have you considered writing some lyrics like his? You know you just might have a career ...
Now why would I have "been sincere" about someone who viewed my state, my country, my fellow citizens, my brothers in law enforcement, and especially women, when all this guy did was talk about violence, gangsters, hoods, bitches and worse.
I sincerely hope he rests in peace but he obviously had none here, and he sure wasn't spreading any to the rest of us.
Ok...the kid lived in Rockville....not some hard core project. Most of these "rappers" try to copy the style of their fav rapper. So what if he wasn't rapping about what you deem acceptable, he was killed by a "friend" for no reason (that we know of)and for the record his style of music doesn't make this young man's death ok.
N in Hartford

Hartford, CT

#30 Oct 25, 2007
John B wrote:
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Have you considered writing some lyrics like his? You know you just might have a career ...
Now why would I have "been sincere" about someone who viewed my state, my country, my fellow citizens, my brothers in law enforcement, and especially women, when all this guy did was talk about violence, gangsters, hoods, bitches and worse.
I sincerely hope he rests in peace but he obviously had none here, and he sure wasn't spreading any to the rest of us.
Hey u ignorant @ s s...finish your statement!!!!!!! "viewed your state, country..." blah blah blah AS WHAT??? You never finished...you were too busy standing on your soap box to even complete a thought! Oh yeah....it's not YOUR country, YOUR state, it's OURS!!!!!! But your too selfish and heartless to even see that.
John B

Turners Falls, MA

#31 Oct 25, 2007
N in Hartford wrote:
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and for the record his style of music doesn't make this young man's death ok.
Of course it doesn't make it 'ok'.

No death is 'ok as you put it.

But if one chooses to live a lifestyle made up of this kind of 'art', filled with obscenities, disrespect for most everything, especially authority, and filled with violent themes and glorification of gangsters, this kind of a death is certainly not surprising.

The MySpace page tells a lot about this kid, for whom many posters have characterized as "nice", but venture there and see what he was really thinking about life.

Rachael

West Hartford, CT

#33 Oct 25, 2007
Jorge didn't deserve that. To all you people who didn't know him and are bashing him on impressions, you're all assholes. Jorge was a good kid, with a big heart. Thanks to everybody else who is sticking up for him on here.
My wishes go out to his family and closest friends. Also, to his girlfriend that he loved so much.
YAHAIRA RIVERA

Hartford, CT

#34 Oct 28, 2007
MY BROTHER JORGE WAS THE BEST BROTHER ANYONE COULD EVER HAVE. R.I.P MY LITTLE BROTHER AND REMEMBER YOUR NIECES AND ME WILL MISS U A LOT. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE THAT WOULD LIGHT UP A ROOM AND THOSE BIG BROWN EYES. NOW I HAVE NO ONE TO CHEER ME UP WHEN I'M DOWN.
censor

Lakeland, FL

#36 Oct 31, 2007
someone is trying to hide the fact that they changed the myspace background of Spillz band. (which by the way was a gun pointing at the viewer) when it hadn't been logged into since july beforehand.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#37 Nov 1, 2007
censor wrote:
someone is trying to hide the fact that they changed the myspace background of Spillz band.(which by the way was a gun pointing at the viewer) when it hadn't been logged into since july beforehand.
Police frequently log on to crime victims and criminals myspace pages during the investigations.

Who cares what the hell his picture was of? He is the victim and it is pathetic you are trying to smear him.
censor

Lakeland, FL

#38 Nov 1, 2007
You're a waste of the time it took me to type this Jenn5. Obviously the concept of what this kid was about when he was alive has no affect on how he died....... Obviously. *sarcasm intended in case you were too slow to pick up on that too*

Since: Jun 07

United States

#39 Nov 2, 2007
censor wrote:
You're a waste of the time it took me to type this Jenn5. Obviously the concept of what this kid was about when he was alive has no affect on how he died....... Obviously.*sarcasm intended in case you were too slow to pick up on that too*
He listened to music and he made music. He did not live his life according to the music. Music is a form of entertainment and expression. Stop trying to crucify someone for enjoying something that you deem unworthy. Just because he listened to rap music doesn't mean he courted violence. You are the simpleton that just doesn't get it Tipper, not me.
jamie

AOL

#40 Dec 15, 2007
jorge was my best friend as well as his girlfriend of 5 years. the past years with the 2 of them were the best. nothing but laughs and good times. he will always be in our hearts and if you knew him well, then his spirit will live through you. for any one who has anything bad to say, it just shows you didnt know him and have no heart .R.I.P jorge a.k.a spillz...and if you do want his music, cd's are beeing sold
Xiana Clarke

Hartford, CT

#41 Jan 4, 2008
i just found out that my cousin had a page. Jorge was a true inspiration to me. No matter what problems he was going through he settled it with a smile. He showed me that I am the on ly one that determines my future. If I wanted a good future then I should do the right thing. That Thursday before he died, he told me that he was proud of me because I'm about to graduate and that he knows that I will go to college. His death is just such a shock for me that it's going to take a while for me to heal. Jorge you will be dearly missed and Steph I hope your doing alright. Please pray for me and my family.
Saadia Mahon

Woburn, MA

#42 Apr 6, 2009
George was my cousin and I just found out that he had this website. I don't know why this happened to George in my eyes he was a wonderfull person. The way I cope with the fact that George is gone is that God is trying to tell us all something or a lesson that may be greater than we all can wrap our heads around. Don't let George death go in vain if you know is something in your life you need to acheive go for it because life is to short and you never know when you gonna go. love you George and I will always miss you and your comedy.

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