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Steve Bridges 15 yr. sentence for the murder of Stephen Booth

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Loving Mother

AOL

#1 Apr 24, 2008
15 yrs. incarceration...is that all that the law
feels that my grandson, Stephen Michael Booth's
life was worth? Second degree murder???Just what
do they think that Steve Bridges planned to do with a LOADED gun while stalking an unsuspecting
18 yr. old, who was lured to his death by a wicked girl with evil intent? Something is drastically wrong with a system that allows such
a miscarriage of justice, or NO justice at all!!
Whose bright idea was it to go for a bench trial
in the first place? Shouldn't the good people of
Loudon Co. have been given the opportunity to hear the evidence and come to a verdict, based on
that evidence? I'm ashamed of the state of Tenn.
which is where I was born and reared! Are you
still living in the Dark Ages? Steven Bridges
will be out of prison at age 33 (or thereabouts)
if he serves the full sentence, and have plenty
of time to kill again. Lock your loved ones up
at home with you, people. It's a dangerous world
out there!

“Ignorance is NOT bliss”

Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 25, 2008
What happened? This sounds so wrong!!
GDP

Sharpsburg, GA

#3 Apr 26, 2008
Loving Mother wrote:
15 yrs. incarceration...is that all that the law
feels that my grandson, Stephen Michael Booth's
life was worth? Second degree murder???Just what
do they think that Steve Bridges planned to do with a LOADED gun while stalking an unsuspecting
18 yr. old, who was lured to his death by a wicked girl with evil intent? Something is drastically wrong with a system that allows such
a miscarriage of justice, or NO justice at all!!
Whose bright idea was it to go for a bench trial
in the first place? Shouldn't the good people of
Loudon Co. have been given the opportunity to hear the evidence and come to a verdict, based on
that evidence? I'm ashamed of the state of Tenn.
which is where I was born and reared! Are you
still living in the Dark Ages? Steven Bridges
will be out of prison at age 33 (or thereabouts)
if he serves the full sentence, and have plenty
of time to kill again. Lock your loved ones up
at home with you, people. It's a dangerous world
out there!
I'm very sorry for your loss. But to answer your question about the bench trial, all defendant's have the option to pick either a jury trial or a bench trial, and obviously he chose the bench trial. I'm sure his attorney made that recommendation since it was probably his best shot of staying out of jail. But even if it had been a jury trial, they would not have been able to convict him on anything more, and since the judge does the sentencing, it would most likely have been the same. It's the prosecuting attorney that seems to have made a bad choice of charges against him.
Loving Mother

AOL

#4 May 6, 2008
to GDP...thank you for your sympathy, it truly is
appreciated. I guess you could say that I "lost it" when I went online and read the article re:
the sentence. Had I given myself a moment, I would have remembered how the system works, which
is really too bad. Smart public defenders know how to work the system, and of course, that's what
they're paid to do. Nevertheless, I feel that the
defendant should have had a jury trial, with a first degree charge against him. The girl deserves the same, as the perpetrator. WHAT WERE
THOSE THREE THINKING???Three people, a loaded gun
against a one-armed youth? It makes no sense.
Our family has been devastated by this tragedy
with no hope of ever recovering from our loss,
but that's the way it is. I suppose the other two
with only get the "proverbial" slap on the wrist.
Anyway, our beloved "Little Steve" is gone and
May his soul rest in Peace. Our love and memories
will never die.
JONATHAN HURST

United States

#5 Nov 6, 2008
TO THE FAMAILY OF MR BOOTH IAM SO SORRY THAT THIS HAPPENED TO YOUR FAMILY I WAS TWO FOOTBALL FEILDS AWAY AND KNEW OF NOTHING I HAVE TWO LITTLE BOYS MY SELF AND I WOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU ALL DO BUT I PROMISE TO YOU ON MY TWO BOYS LIFE I KNEW NOTHING OR I WOLD HAVE STOPED IT.......
NOW THANKS TO BRIDGES AND WARD I HAVE TO LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER EVERY WHERE I GO WITH MY FAMILY AND I HAVE A LIFE FIELD WITH FEAR ONCE AGIN IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND I KNOW THAT IS NOT ENOUGH AND I NEVER EVER KNEW BOOTH OR SAW HIM RIP STEVE BOOTH
steven bridges brother

United States

#6 May 27, 2009
to all the people who read this.there was no proof steven was guilty.the man who was killed was a drug dealer,and was killed by his own gun.steven pleded guilty for a shorter term.jessica stephen booth's ex is the murderer here.she was covered in blood. not my brother.how do you explain that everyone.stephen booth was a drug dealer,plain and simple.
stephanie bridges

Knoxville, TN

#7 Aug 4, 2009
JONATHAN HURST wrote:
TO THE FAMAILY OF MR BOOTH IAM SO SORRY THAT THIS HAPPENED TO YOUR FAMILY I WAS TWO FOOTBALL FEILDS AWAY AND KNEW OF NOTHING I HAVE TWO LITTLE BOYS MY SELF AND I WOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU ALL DO BUT I PROMISE TO YOU ON MY TWO BOYS LIFE I KNEW NOTHING OR I WOLD HAVE STOPED IT.......
NOW THANKS TO BRIDGES AND WARD I HAVE TO LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER EVERY WHERE I GO WITH MY FAMILY AND I HAVE A LIFE FIELD WITH FEAR ONCE AGIN IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND I KNOW THAT IS NOT ENOUGH AND I NEVER EVER KNEW BOOTH OR SAW HIM RIP STEVE BOOTH
are u even serious right now u were in on the whole thang! you and jessica both!! and jessica was covered in blood they found her damn shirt in the lake where she threw it in at!!! u are just as guilty as he is! and so is she! u wudnt have stoped anythang! so quit lieing to everyone u stupid faggot!!!!!!!!!!
Kelsey Bridges

Harriman, TN

#8 Nov 3, 2009
I agree with ya Steph.. Jonathan you was there and if it was not for Stephen you would be sitten in prison right along with him.. You say you have to look over your shoulder all the time well good you should.. We have to live without Stephen.My kids have to go and see their uncle in prison.. My husband and his family have to spend every holiday without him.. I feel bad for the Booth family I really do.. But they are not the only one's who suffer they are not the only one's who lost someone.. We did also.. And Jonathan SHAME ON YOU to put something on your kids life when your lying that is crazy.. I am the mother of two very beautiful kids and I would never put anything on their life.. And yes they are BRIDGES kids and yes they are Stephen Bridges brothers kids.. I am a Bridges and so are my kids and I proudly carry the name and so do my kids.. We love you Stephen and we miss you..
Matt Booth

Franklin, TN

#9 Dec 2, 2009
All yall got everything twisted my brother might have done some stuff tht wasnt right but he was 18 yrs old. He knew right from wrong but never gotta chance to actually grow up cause craig bridges took tht from him tht night! He didnt deserve to die aint no excuse.It wasnt his gun tht he got shot with he got shot with 38' he didnt own one them..But craig bought one off his boy Gotti.. And jessica bridges wasnt his girl cause i never met her before.. He had a girl and a baby on the way she'll be two in january! And yall mighta lost someone too but yall get to go to prison to see him.. And he wont be locked up forever unfortuntley! My brother's gone forever there aint no gettin him back. My mom don't get outta bed half the time anymore cause she so heart broken! And the worst of it is tht little girl get's to grow up without a father. But when's stephen bridges sentence is served you better believe my family and everyone i know will be doin whatever we can to keep him in prison.
Jessica Graves

Cookeville, TN

#10 Jan 29, 2010
Bridges,Jessica,and Hurst make me sick...and they will pay for their sins when they meet their maker.Steve was a gentle soul and never never deserved to be killed.He had so much life ahead of him including a daughter to raise.They stole life from him and partly from his daughter and i pray they will be punished to the fullest after this life because it is obvious they wont be here on earth in this cruel,crooked system.
Brandon Bridges

United States

#11 Feb 18, 2010
His time is being served. He has brothers and sisters and grandparents, a mother a neice, a nephew, that miss him and still care about him.once he is free he is free, plain and simple. and then he should,no, HE WILL be able to live a free and happy life. Weather u like it or not matt,and nobody is gonna take that from him. I love my brother and i will stand by him no matter what else happens in his life, good or bad. he would do the same for me.
Jessica Littleton

Columbia, TN

#12 Mar 9, 2010
Brandon Bridges wrote:
His time is being served. He has brothers and sisters and grandparents, a mother a neice, a nephew, that miss him and still care about him.once he is free he is free, plain and simple. and then he should,no, HE WILL be able to live a free and happy life. Weather u like it or not matt,and nobody is gonna take that from him. I love my brother and i will stand by him no matter what else happens in his life, good or bad. he would do the same for me.
Don't u think that Stephen had a family 2??? And once he is free i feel SORRY 4 him...lol If that had of been my bro he killed he wouldn't have had a chance 2 tell the story. I wouln't be so cocky & certain that he will live a free happy life cause ur never promised 2morrow it's called CARMA...
booths baby momma

Knoxville, TN

#13 Apr 12, 2010
steven bridges brother wrote:
to all the people who read this.there was no proof steven was guilty.the man who was killed was a drug dealer,and was killed by his own gun.steven pleded guilty for a shorter term.jessica stephen booth's ex is the murderer here.she was covered in blood. not my brother.how do you explain that everyone.stephen booth was a drug dealer,plain and simple.
ummmm.....excuse me but your bother is killer and a heartless little boy..he knew that steve had a baby on the way and he still went a head and killed him what kind of person does that. your brother is nothing but a piece of trash
Kelsey Bridges

Harriman, TN

#14 Apr 22, 2010
OK I just want to ask one simple thing... How do you know Steven is the killer? YOU DONT. All anybody knows is he took the wrap for the other two cause they had kids.. Im so over this my family is out for blood shit. It wont bring him back. It wont make anything easier.God damn yall talk about him like he is crap.. You don't know him back the fuck off. Its all about the Bridges what about that stupid bitch and Jonathan. They were there. Whos idea do you think it was---JESSICAS. And booths baby mama..Who the fuck are you to say he is a killer..YOU DON'T FUCKIN KNOW... Was you there did you see it. Hell no. Stephen took the fall for somebody else.. He has a heart.. And you best belive when he is free, you won't find him and you won't touch him.. Our family has went threw hell and back also.. And by the way Jessica Littleton its spelled KARMA for you non spelling ass. We will love and stand by Stephen no matter what.. He is truelly innocent and giving up his life for something he didn't do.. Ya'll just need to point fingers at somebody and he was an easy target.. How do you think this would have ended up if we went to court. There is no evidence against Stephen all on jessica.. So maybe you should drag her into the dirt next time. Stephen will be free.. And there is nothing nobody can do to change that.. Once his time is up he will be back:)
Kelsey Bridges

Harriman, TN

#15 Apr 22, 2010
Oh ya Matt that bitch Jessica aint no Bridges by no means.
booths baby momma

Knoxville, TN

#16 May 20, 2010
look bitch you dont know me but i do know that your son took my daughters father away and i hope thatur son rotes in hell for that my daughter wakes up everyday and asks where r daddy is....you dont know what it feels like to have someone u love taken away ur son is trash and i hope he gets what he deserves and i hope they all three rote in hell....
booths baby momma

Knoxville, TN

#17 May 20, 2010
and second off jessica is just like a bridges is probly what my brother meant you dumb bitch she stupid and cruel just like your son
brittney wedge

Brentwood, TN

#19 Jul 19, 2010
well i just want to say i miss him alot n i wish stev was here on earth living ! i think bout him all the time and at time s like this i just wish n give any thing to see his face one more time so i just go on the internet n look him up just to feel some what closer to him n my own ways . he was such a good friend ,person n i LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM ! and always will he has a place n my heart n i just wanted to tell everyone hes nevver forgotten !
Tessa

Crossville, TN

#20 Dec 9, 2010
I just found this topic on accident, I know this is all old news, but it made me cry all over again.

I've known Craig since I was a sophmore in high school and he was a freshman. We ran around a little, he never seemed capable of something like this.
I met Steven (or nubs as I called him, sorry, no disrespect meant toward the family) when I was around 17 (he was just maybe 13 or so), when I dated a close friend of Jim's. I always thought "man, that kids going to grow up to be tough!" Even with only one arm, he could just about take Matt everytime they wrestled, especially if Jim and Billy helped.

We really do loose all the best people early in life...Rest In Peace Nubs.
KnoxRocks

Knoxville, TN

#21 May 8, 2011
What the hell is the real truth? Jonathan says he was two football fields away and got off with a very light sentence because of it. Why wasn't he charge as accessory to the fact, murder, and aggravated robbery? He's guilty of all just as much as the others. They all planned and executed it as a team. That means all are just as guilty. I see Jonathan even assaulted another person while on bond yet never went to jail for that either or had his bond revoked. How could that happen? He has a record of violence and severe anger. I am sure you could ask any previous girlfriend or current for that matter. Even his family. From what I hear he has even attacked them yet he is still free. I think our system seriously failed here. Granted the kid they killed was a bad seed too but murder is murder. They all should pay equally. In any other state they would all be doing life. Two football fields away or not. Is that even confirmed or is that just bs? Was he present and if so why in the hell was he ever let go? Why was he ever let out on bond so he could commit more crimes and when he did why was he not put back in??? If Bridges covered for those two he is an asshole and deserves everything he gets. You try to say he is a "nice" guy. That's is ridiculous. A nice guy that kills another and then protects the other guilty parties? Real nice. Show some remorse and tell the truth about everything including your accomplices. Then maybe one might believe that. Bridges is a piece of shit covering and lying to keep the others out of prison. You say he is good because he is taking the fall because they have kids. That is horrible not good. That crack head momma and drug dealing daddy would be better off in prison then influencing their kids nor would they ever really take care of them. I know Hurst's babies' momma and that piece of crap doesn't see them or support them one bit. He's still a petty drug dealer and thief. Bottom line is our system failed here and there is still a killer on the street and two soon to get out. Message to the Bridges: Get your brother to tell the truth and correct this injustice. Message to the Ward and Hurst: Your time will come. God and Karma will catch up to you two. Your luck will run out. I just hope you two don't kill someone else first.

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