Three teens charged in hammer killing

Three teens charged in hammer killing

There are 30 comments on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer story from May 13, 2006, titled Three teens charged in hammer killing. In it, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that:

As a 17-year-old kid from a low income neighborhood, Cyril Walrond was a star: a class senator, a popular athlete, the recipient of a college scholarship paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Relative of one

San Diego, CA

#1 May 13, 2006
If they did the crime then they should be punished for it. However, they should not all be charged with the same thing they should be charged with there role for each case and the punishment should fit. I do believe in getting your education. So i do feel the boys should be allowed to keep the studies going on no matter what the case is.
Rose

AOL

#2 May 14, 2006
I feel if they did the crime they should pay the price .Only because you are a "high school graduate " ,or are attending "college" does not change anything in fact they should've known better right from wrong ! Thats The Fact ! no daubt about it
A JAY FORD

New Braunfels, TX

#3 May 19, 2006
THIS IS THE MOST SCARY THING. I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH CYRIL, D.HARRIS. THEY WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THEY COULD BE APART OF ANY THING LIKE THIS.I DO AGREE THAT ALL THREE SHOULDN'T BE CHARGED WITH THE SAME CRIME.
ONE TIME FOR MY BOYS STAY UP....
Knock Knock

United States

#4 May 20, 2006
I think they took the song "if i was a hammer and your head was a nail" a bit too far. I think they should "drill" them to get the facts. Then "file" the charges. If they are guily by jury, they should be "nailed". Then and only then will they think that they are "screwed"!!!
ljt

Tacoma, WA

#5 May 22, 2006
These boys deserve to be beaten in the same manner in which the beat this man to death. This man suffered hours of excruciating pain, all because these punks blatantly disregarded his life. Unfortunately, we live in too civilized of a society to provide the appropriate punishment. For all of you singing their praises, consider the life they so carelessly took and the family left to grief their loss. These boys knew the consequences of their actions and now a jury of their peers should carry out those consequences (death). Justice would be choosing 12 people who believe in doing the right thing to serve on their juries; the death penalty is too good for them!
Clear thinking

United States

#6 May 22, 2006
"ljt": These boys deserve to be beaten in the same manner in which the beat this man to death. This man suffered hours of excruciating pain, all because these punks blatantly disregarded his life. Unfortunately, we live in too civilized of a society to provide the appropriate punishment. For all of you singing their praises, consider the life they so carelessly took and the family left to grief their loss. These boys knew the consequences of their actions and now a jury of their peers should carry out those consequences (death). Justice would be choosing 12 people who believe in doing the right thing to serve on their juries; the death penalty is too good for them!

From Clear Thinking: How many times do we have to see "harmless teens" and "good boys" kill adults for a few dollars? The attittude among some is they didn't know what they were doing? This boy was a top student and had his future set. He had a better chance than eighty persent of us. What's the point of education if they don't know the difference between murder and math?
LGT: I'm in favor of the death penalty for anybody who kills for money. I think the law needs to be lowered to the age of 16, especially when numerous indivuals are involved in the murder of a single person.

To those people who thinks this kid is just great, I heard that same remark about a known skinhead that was killed by a person defending himself. What are we going to do as a soceity? We respond!
Knock Knock

United States

#7 May 23, 2006
Or we can go this route.....

Lizzy Borden took an axe
gave her father 40 wacks,
when she saw what she had done
she gave her mother 41!!!!

A little "poetic judice"!!
Clear thinking

United States

#8 May 24, 2006
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Aiea, HI Flag for Review | Reply Saturday May 13
If they did the crime then they should be punished for it. However, they should not all be charged with the same thing they should be charged with there role for each case and the punishment should fit. I do believe in getting your education. So i do feel the boys should be allowed to keep the studies going on no matter what the case is.

CLEAR THINKING: They should be allowed? Shouldn't a man be alive right now! Why educate them at all? Do you really want these "boys" in your neighborhood? Would you have the same opinion if the guy that was murdered by these "boys" was you neighbor or husband or brother?
The fact that you stated "no matter what the case is" means you don't care they murdered a helpless man!
Jarelle im here for you

O Fallon, MO

#9 Aug 1, 2006
It real easy to say punish them with death do this do that but when u only hear the crime and not what is really going on its easy to say that. SO susposedly all three boys have confessed.... well then why did they all pled NOT GUILTY?!? why are they gonna question the detectives becuase its now being said the boys were forced to confess. If you knew these boys PERSONALY you would know they would never do something like this. Jarelle's cousin was killed by the sniper so he knows what is feels like to have someone close to you murdered. so why would he do that to some one else? I just think its wrong to jump and say kill them and all this when there are so many If's floating around.

Jarelle we all love you and are praying for you. We know the REAL you and hopefully the court will see your NOT GUILTY!
I LOVE YOU BOY keep your head up
Mike

Tacoma, WA

#11 Sep 27, 2006
MY FAULT ABOUT THE ABOVE COMMENT...THE CAPS IS ME NOT THE OTHER STUFF...THATS WHAT I WAS SAYING ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF...KEEP YA HEADS UP BOIS
Mike

Tacoma, WA

#12 Sep 27, 2006
TO "LJT" AND" AND "CLEAR THINKING" IF YOU DONT KNOW THE WHOLE STORY OR IF YOU DONT KNOW THE BOYS THEN KEEP YA MOUTH SHUT....FEEL ME
Mike

Tacoma, WA

#13 Sep 27, 2006
TO THE DUDE FROM TUCSON...U COULDNT HAVE SAID IT BETTER...U TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUTTA MY MOUTH....TO EVERYBODY ELSE...UR INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Typical Black Mentality

United States

#14 Sep 29, 2006
It be's racism ! Who's to say this wasn't a hate crime !!
interrested teenagers

New Zealand

#15 Oct 30, 2006
well my name is demi and i want to know if any of you have been affected by a situation like this if so holla back
WANT 2 KNO

New Zealand

#16 Oct 30, 2006
DU U KNO ANY 1 HU HAZ KILLED SOMEONE TELL ME !
lUKE lAWFULL

San Rafael, CA

#19 Nov 13, 2006
WANT 2 KNO wrote:
DU U KNO ANY 1 HU HAZ KILLED SOMEONE TELL ME !
I HAV BIN KILT MINY MINY TIMEZ,IN MINY WAYZ.WUR YOU LUKING FOR ENYTHING IN PERTIKULAR ?
RHINO

Dallas, TX

#20 May 4, 2007
Ok this is so simple that I have a hard time thinking it rates any comments. They killed another person and were convicted. The price they pay should be the same as any adult. Education will not return the life they took.
mrfixit

United States

#21 May 4, 2007
should be charged with "there" role for each case.= would be correct. not "there".
over there, over there
mrfixit

United States

#22 May 4, 2007
should be charged with "their" role for each case, would be correct. not "there".

over there, over there...
Thou Shall Not Kill

United States

#23 Jun 7, 2007
First of all this is situation is
not that difficult to understand!!I
have a family member who's close friends w/ these 3 kids...(yes I said kids) which
makes me ill!!UGH...Everyone keeps labeling these kids as "Bright Futures", "Popular Athlete Stars" and that they're "honor students with scholarships to college and their lives were set". It kind of disguts me that people actually think that they're not capable of doing such a crime. If anything, with such a reputation of being "Honorable, Athlete, and Popular" it makes them more than capable of doing such a crime. People keep justifying their actions with, "They're such bright kids" and so forth. Well if they're such bright kids w/ bright futures don't you think they would know Right from Wrong? Doesn't that question your intelligence or even our Minority Community? Kids throwing their lives away to be "cool" or slang, "Bout it!" Is it all worth your life in prison? This isn't only a cry for help from the three boys but a cry for help as a community! As a teenager myself it disgusts me that hundreds of kids showed up to the court with signs and yelling "set them free" and so on...If I were a parent I wouldn't dare allow my child to rally for 3 murders! I'm not saying that they're not worthy, its a
matter of "Right from Wrong". Anyone with
morals and values know that Justice must
be served. It drives me crazy when I hear
people say that they were forced to onfess! Why would they confess to
something that they didn't do, knowing the consequences of MURDER! It's such a cop out for the friends & families to say that and then all of sudden they Plea Not
Guilty, OMG, what a slap in the face for
the victim's family & friends! How can
these so called, "innocent, bright" kids,
smash a hammer in a old man's head numerous times and steal his wallet and leave him there to die? And then what really bothers me is, after Cyril brutally murders a man w/ a hammer to the head, goes to an Achievers Scholarship forum the next day and speaks on behalf of adversity minorities trying to make a difference in this community and that he's their role model!! WTF? How dare he, where's the remorse? For a person who can do such a thing and then the next day act as if nothing happened! How can he just wake up the next day knowing what he did? I'm not one to judge but atleast man up and take ownership on what you did!! Every sin is the same but when you do a sin and then not admit it after you've been caught its DISGUSTING!! I may not know what was going on in their heads or why they did such an act but I do know one thing, these 3 kids are being charged as an ADULT because of the choice they made to be "COOL" or "RIDER" and steal from people and one day actually got someone who fought for his possesions and the 3 kids,being charged as an ADULT, killed him! Justice must be
served, for the VICTIM, his AMILY&FRIENDS, and SOCIETY!! This should be a wake up call to all of their friends who participate in the same actions...Know this, KARMA is a
B****!! Your actions have consequences! And for the kid who said, "Innocent until
proven guilty!" They already stated they're GUILTY and trust KIDS talk!! They'll be servin LIFE!! And for all you kids out there trying to act like yal grown and cool, with your baggy pants, red&blue, crips&bloods, and so one, YOU'RE NOT INVINCIBLE and I'm pretty sure yal wouldn't want to be charged as an ADULT like these 3 boys!! Learn from these 3 kids mistakes!!Be better than this and take care of business like, GRADUATE from High School, go to COLLEGE, join the MILITARY, do something w/ your life, don't throw it away in JAIL because it's supposedly the COOL thing!!

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