Cops: Teen raped, killed 99-year-old ...

Cops: Teen raped, killed 99-year-old neighbor

There are 256 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 12, 2007, titled Cops: Teen raped, killed 99-year-old neighbor. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Neighbors of a pastor's son never described him as an angel. They knew Moise Opont once broke into a house, smashing holiday ornaments against the wall.

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Tha Truth

Hialeah, FL

#237 Oct 22, 2007
Floridian wrote:
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Church.
Do you go to church? And if you do, I bet you wild out six days a week and act a saint on Sundays.Don't say you don't cause you know it
Floridian

Essex Junction, VT

#238 Oct 23, 2007
Tha Truth wrote:
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Do you go to church? And if you do, I bet you wild out six days a week and act a saint on Sundays.Don't say you don't cause you know it
I was just agreeing with what you're saying. I said 'Church' because you preach the truth. You know, urban colloquialism. I know things are pretty heated here but I'm on your side on this issue.

I'll just leave it at that because any riposte I have will turn this into some type of argument and I don't want to get involved like that, just watch for the time being.
Tha Truth

United States

#239 Oct 23, 2007
Floridian wrote:
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I was just agreeing with what you're saying. I said 'Church' because you preach the truth. You know, urban colloquialism. I know things are pretty heated here but I'm on your side on this issue.
I'll just leave it at that because any riposte I have will turn this into some type of argument and I don't want to get involved like that, just watch for the time being.
Oh I got you now. But you must understand that a one word post can be misunderstood. Sorry
maureen golding

Kingston, Jamaica

#240 Oct 27, 2007
Hi internet readers in the Orlando area please note that Edith mcCalla my beloved grandmother was buried to day in her home land Jamaica West Indies. Her family would like to take this time to say thanks to all you wonderful pepole who took the time to commet on the killing of our grandmother mrs Edith McCalla. We know that her soul is well with her God. She was well loved and will be greatly miss by family and friends. Sleep on beloved sleep on and take your rest, we loved you but God love you best farewell.
un-known

Ocala, FL

#241 Oct 28, 2007
i HiGHLy DOUBt tHAt MOiSES COMMitED tHiS CRiME SO ALL OF yALL SHOULD StOP tALKiN SHit AND LEARN tO SPEAKS tHE FACtS yALL KNOW iM SURE yALL DONt KNOW SHit BOUt tHiS SO KEEP yA MOUtH SHUt i DOUBt HE COMMitED tHiS CRiME BUt yU KNOW WHAt AT THE END OF ALL tHiS yALL GONNA KNOW iF HE DiD it OR NOt SO tiLL tHEN iT WOULD BE VERy SMART tO StAy SHUt AND MiND yALL OWN BUiSSNESS OKAy..[[DUCES'z]]
LOKi

Ocala, FL

#242 Oct 28, 2007
MOiSES iS iNOCENt!!! i KNEW HIM AND HE WASNt tHAt tYPE OF PERSON...yES iTS TRUE tHAt NOBODy KNOWS WHAt GOES THROUGH PEAPLES MINDS.BUT ONE tHING i DO KNOW tHAt iF HE DiDNT DO it OViOUSLy THE DNA WILL SAy iT ALL. tHATS iF tHEY TOOK tHE DNA BECAUSE NO BODy REALLy KNOWS.bUT FOR ALL OF YOU THAT TEND TO SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM WITHOUT KNOWING HIM MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE QUITE TILL THE TRUTH OF WHATEVER HAPPENED THAT DAY COMES OUT OR ATLEAST WAIT TO SEE IF HE'S INNOCENT OR GUILTY.
I REALLY HOPE HE IS INNOCENT BECAUSE HE WAS MY FRIEND ITS JUST HARD TO BELIEVE HE WOULD EVER DO ANYTHING REALATED TO KILLING AND RAPING.
donald

Kapolei, HI

#243 Oct 28, 2007
What a wonderful child.I bet he took out the trash and helped wash dishes in between murdering and raping people. He probably prayed a lot and went to choir practice. What a sweet angel.
Johnson

Lakeland, FL

#244 Oct 28, 2007
LOKi wrote:
MOiSES iS iNOCENt!!! i KNEW HIM AND HE WASNt tHAt tYPE OF PERSON...yES iTS TRUE tHAt NOBODy KNOWS WHAt GOES THROUGH PEAPLES MINDS.BUT ONE tHING i DO KNOW tHAt iF HE DiDNT DO it OViOUSLy THE DNA WILL SAy iT ALL. tHATS iF tHEY TOOK tHE DNA BECAUSE NO BODy REALLy KNOWS.bUT FOR ALL OF YOU THAT TEND TO SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM WITHOUT KNOWING HIM MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE QUITE TILL THE TRUTH OF WHATEVER HAPPENED THAT DAY COMES OUT OR ATLEAST WAIT TO SEE IF HE'S INNOCENT OR GUILTY.
I REALLY HOPE HE IS INNOCENT BECAUSE HE WAS MY FRIEND ITS JUST HARD TO BELIEVE HE WOULD EVER DO ANYTHING REALATED TO KILLING AND RAPING.
Well, with resounding evidence like this, we should all petition to have the poor young soul freed from the bonds of prison. I suppose he confessed to the rape and murder just to be a nice guy.
brokenhearted judy

United States

#245 Oct 29, 2007
Orlando moise opont should be executed A.S.A.P.
Take our community back

Scottsmoor, FL

#246 Nov 6, 2007
un-known wrote:
i HiGHLy DOUBt tHAt MOiSES COMMitED tHiS CRiME SO ALL OF yALL SHOULD StOP tALKiN SHit AND LEARN tO SPEAKS tHE FACtS yALL KNOW iM SURE yALL DONt KNOW SHit BOUt tHiS SO KEEP yA MOUtH SHUt i DOUBt HE COMMitED tHiS CRiME BUt yU KNOW WHAt AT THE END OF ALL tHiS yALL GONNA KNOW iF HE DiD it OR NOt SO tiLL tHEN iT WOULD BE VERy SMART tO StAy SHUt AND MiND yALL OWN BUiSSNESS OKAy..[[DUCES'z]]
HOW DARE YOU WRITE THIS UNDERNEATH WHERE HER GRANDCHILD SPOKE ABOUT HER JUST BEING BURIED. CHILD YOU HAVE NO RESPECT AND SHOULD SIT RIGHT BESIDE MOISE IN JAIL. YOU AND YOUR LOKI FRIEND AND ALL YOU DUECEZ AND CRIPS AND BLOODS NEED A GOOD AZZ WHIPPIN FROM EVERY ONE OF MS. EDITH MCCALLA'S FAMILY MEMEBERS. YOUR MOTHERS SHOULD OF ABORTED THE PREGNANCY OF YOUR DUMB AZZ'S YOU ARE GOING TO AMOUNT TO N0THING WITH A MIND SET LIKE THAT.
keepitreal

Largo, FL

#247 Nov 29, 2007
DUCES'z........first of all, learn to speak...if he gets off, he won't be off for long...get my dirft?
Tsk tsk

Scottsmoor, FL

#248 Dec 10, 2007
What is this madness? horrible grammer, racist comments, disrespect to fellow man. Was this article not about a woman who was murdered?
I don't see the mention of slavery or crime statisics in the article, so why bother?
Crystal

Newark, DE

#249 Dec 11, 2007
Nicholas wrote:
I went to school with him.. he was always quiet, btw his first name was Moise (pronounced Moses)not Opont. He was Haitian and raped a Jamaican woman to clarify that. Also, Poinciana can't be a "ghetto" because that was in Germany and 95% of the houses were built in the past 8 years, so its not as run down as it is portrayed.
Well I guess you haven't been to Poiniciana in a while then. Cypress Woods, drive through and make sure you lock your doors. I have not felt safe since the first day I moved here. If we would of known a head of time Poinciana would of been the last place we would of moved too. Once the market picks up again, you can bet we will be looking to move.
jasmine

Orlando, FL

#250 Dec 15, 2007
i new moise he was a gud guy im truly srry for wat happened 2 ms. edith but i really dnt think moise did it he was tha sweetest boi ever nd yes i love him i jus kant believe he is serving 80 yrs. me personally im visiting him every time that i can yall probably sayin im crazy but i bet u all tha money in tha world that if yall was in his shoes yall would want mercy nd if yall was in ma place yall would b tha 1 writin this message 2 i love moise opont nd that will neva change!!!
wow

Scottsmoor, FL

#251 Dec 19, 2007
80 years!!! he should of gotten 99 a year for each of her precious years!
Donofrio

Ocala, FL

#252 Dec 24, 2007
I'm of hispanic descent and of course do not agree with promoting HATE, cause hating by race is purely IGNORANT. However, I do agree that unfortunately wherever there are hispanics and blacks the communities go to shumbles. Every day more and more hispanics and blacks are moving AWAY from these communities. We bring our bad habits, old and bad customs, modisms, along with crime against, against each other which is the worst part. Unfortunately as with any other race we have our ROTTEN apples. If I had knewn Poinciana was packed with spanish and blacks I would've never moved here; My short life has given me the experience to know what kind of people we are. Again, i'm not referring to our cultures as a whole, but we're perceived by what others see. If we move to safer, nicer, BETTER neighborhoods, our kids will interact with other type of people, YES they also be black and hispanic but different mind set. . .
marko

Bedford, TX

#254 Dec 24, 2007
i never thought i say this: i think it's time for public hangings again..society is lacking to clearly see there is consequences for your actions....
Willy

Bartow, FL

#255 Jan 18, 2008
If I speak English to you. You speak English to me. Pretty simple. If I go to Puerto Rico,(not that I have to.. it is right here in Poinciana) I would speak Spanish. Please Ricans dont play the dumb "I no speak English" routine. If you dont want to work move to south Florida and hang out with the Cubans. Thanks.

CJS

“transplanted New Yorker”

Since: Dec 07

Originally: NY

#256 Jan 20, 2008
Just saw this article and although it happened months ago, I just felt the need to comment. first I have over 28 years in the social service system and juvi. system as a worker. I have also worked as a parent educator for my county in NY. What you are overlooking is the fact that there are clues here that this child was in crisis long long before this happened. For whatever reasons, his issues were not treated. Just reading the fact that he was caught once breaking into a home and trashed the Christmas ornaments tells me of a very angry young man, who suffered from many problems. We do not know what his home life was, or parents mental health state, could be underlying genetic disorders, or why he truly acted out on this helpless elderly woman, except for the fact that he had a violent hidden issue, which something set him off. He is mentally ill. I can guarantee that if his parents were honest enough to divulge thngs their son has done since around age 2, but more so between the ages of 10-15 you will have your answers. Should he be convicted? Yes, without a doubt. Will he get the help he needs and medication? If the system here is anything like NY, he will rot and deteriorate.
Race and religion have nothing to do with mental illness, it does not descriminate. It is easy for people to point fingers, but truly you are missing what happened to someone who has lived a life up to 99 years old, to die so horrific is unthinkable. My sympathy to the family and may this woman rest in peace.
great-granddaugh ter

Mahopac, NY

#257 Jan 27, 2008
even though i know that this boy had mental issues i still have a sort of hatred for him[i believe he got what he deserved]however i am very sorry for her death how ever i am glad that i got a chance to see her a couple weeks before it happened,at our family reunion.

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