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  • beaulahjackson4 Feb 8, 11:54 a.m.

    Would 3 strikes not apply for the older brother due to his priors and current charges? I am older now and my memory doesn't serve me as well as it used to....but...I seem to recall in NC 20-30 years ago that the penalty for a home invasion carried a long sentence of jail time. We need to get tougher sentences on any crime with a victim of any sort. I feel that if you commit any violent crime against another human being then you have now forfeited your ability and right to live among the rest of society. Laws must be changed and have much stiffer penalties when the crime involves any victim, period.

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 8, 8:33 a.m.

    I'm willing to pay for all the labor and lumber needed to construct some gallows in central Raleigh.

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 8, 8:31 a.m.

    "They awoke to find the perps already standing over them likely with guns trained on them. Why is gun control even an issue here?????" - Cat22


    Remember that the wife actually got away and had to run to another house to call the police. I've got a couple or so firearms strategically placed in my house. If I get away, I'm not running to a neighbor but rather my closest firearm.

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 8, 8:26 a.m.

    These two make me support state sponsored torture.

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 7, 7:09 p.m.

    One will get 20 to 30, the other will be out by time he's 18. We really need to do an overhaul of the crimminal system. But we also need to be ready to pay for it.

  • westernwake1 Feb 7, 6:41 p.m.

    Lock them up permanently!

  • scnewton Feb 7, 6:31 p.m.

    Everyone needs a sign posted on their property --"NOTHING INSIDE WORTH DYING FOR"!!!!!

  • beachboater Jan 29, 6:34 p.m.

    The more I see clips on this story, the madder I get. I've got a big dog, and a big gun, and I still worry about home invasion, and I live in a safe neighborhood.

  • Wake1 Jan 29, 6:08 p.m.

    Any reason why these two should ever see daylight again? I think they forfeited that right!

  • NCHighlander Jan 29, 5:56 p.m.

    And this is why I have 2 German Shepherds and several guns! get past one that wakes me up, I promise you will not get past the second. Heavenly

    I have three large dogs and guns as well. If those poor folks had a chihuahua and a gun we would have a different outcome and maybe some savings for the taxpayers.

  • free2bme Jan 29, 5:01 p.m.

    linspace- Please get a grip. Your comments are the prime example of why racism is alive and strong. The sarcasm and lack of knowledge you portray is astounding in the 21st century.. For some reason, you think because these criminals appear to be African American that all African Americans are criminals, victims, and using government programs. You also seem to think that African Americans have no reason to celebrate their heritage. The truth stands for itself African Americans built most of this country with the sweat of their brow and received nothing but whippings & hangings along the way. So just because these criminals did some horrible things for which they are due punishment for, it does not mean that all African Americans are criminals.

  • whiffer1 Jan 29, 3:26 p.m.

    If a Home Invasion is not a Federal Crime that is something that shoudl be inacted immediately. Years back when Car Jacking was the crime of choice they made is a Federal crime and you saw a drastic reduction in the number of incidents. At the Federal level there are few plea bargins and there is no parole. You do the crime you serve the time. These guys would not get to go hang out with their buddies in jail some where.

  • 2alegal Jan 29, 11:50 a.m.

    I got one question: "Where was the parents in these 2 boys lives?"

  • mac240 Jan 29, 11:20 a.m.

    In the NC judicial system the more charges you have the less time you spend in jail!

  • linspace Jan 29, 11:19 a.m.

    They are just poor victims of a racist society.. we should not punish them for long, instead.. let's give them more government programs and another month to clebrate how unique they are in human history. Let's laud their ignorance as an asset to the human race..

  • aprilhunter220 Jan 29, 11:13 a.m.

    I hope that both of them rot in prison.That is of course they don't just get a slap on the hand. Watch out their upbringing or where they live will come up and their attorney's will try to play the sympathy card.

  • peaceout Jan 29, 10:59 a.m.

    I think having a dog would scare off most intuders. Not sure if they did or no...just saying I agree with Heavenly...not many would get past my dogs...so...rescue a dog today and save lots of lives. Not gonna post on the perps as all my others posts were not posted...ugh.

  • dontstopnow Jan 29, 10:50 a.m.

    And this is why I have 2 German Shepherds and several guns! get past one that wakes me up, I promise you will not get past the second.

  • reel4fun Jan 29, 9:47 a.m.

    @Cat22.....and what if they weren't such sound sleepers......I would rather have the gun and a chance to use it rather than have the chance but no gun.

  • Cat22 Jan 29, 9:27 a.m.

    "Humanity doesn't go any lower than these two. Had you entered a well armed home perhaps this story would have ended that night on a much happier note."

    Unless both of the victims were sleeping with guns in their hands, fingers on the triggers beneath the covers, it's unlikely that any number of guns would have helped. Did you not read their story? They awoke to find the perps already standing over them likely with guns trained on them. Why is gun control even an issue here?????

  • Raditude Jan 29, 9:23 a.m.

    I wonder if the home had a security system. I have one and use it regularly. There have been several break-ins lately, some with horrific assaults such as this. I wonder if security systems help at all? I always assumed the intruder would trip the alarm giving me time to grab my gun before they got to the bedroom.

  • bmac813 Jan 29, 8:42 a.m.

    Com on Let these Two poor People Back onto the Street's. I can committ More Gun Crimes and than the Liberal Press can Cry about More Gun Control.
    Don't cry that we are letting People like this Back to do more Crimes NO LIBERALS want Gun Control. This Has Been going on for the last 50 Years.
    They keep making the NRA the BOGGIEMAN, But it is the Court System that is the Blame.
    These Two committed crime before like this , I think I hear in South Carolins.
    Than we had Eve Carson, The Two Punks at the Market in Durham.
    I want to know when someone is going to Talk about FAST & FURIOUS and Eric Holder, Many People Died because of him and his Gun Ploy into Mexico, SHHHHHHHHHH He is a Obama Man and a Democrat.
    If He was a Republican the News Media would be Priong 24 Hrs a Day. Their Presses would be so Hot they would be Smoking.

  • miseem Jan 28, 7:48 p.m.

    Nowhere in the article does it say the couple did not have a gun in their house. It says they woke to find the "accused" standing over their bed. Not much of a chance to grab a gun then. I'm all for self defense and wish that the article had been reporting that both the robbers had been killed in the break in, but even a household with guns is not totally immune to situations like this.

  • NCHighlander Jan 28, 7:29 p.m.

    Humanity doesn't go any lower than these two. Had you entered a well armed home perhaps this story would have ended that night on a much happier note.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 28, 7:16 p.m.

    Not much to say. Other than the parents must be so proud.

  • ncpilot2 Jan 28, 7:08 p.m.

    The posting guidelines of the WRAL comments section prohibit me from accurately describing what I think of these two scars on society. They only prove the need for us to be armed to protect ourselves from inhuman trash like this.

  • david46 Jan 28, 7:00 p.m.

    An excellant reason for our 2nd amendment rights NOT to be taken away slowly but surely, bit by bit. When seconds count, the police are usually minutes away.

  • lwe1967 Jan 28, 6:28 p.m.

    These two are lost! Their minds work differently. What ever you have and they want it, they take it and if you're in the way so be it!

  • Coach K is still GREAT Jan 28, 5:52 p.m.

    Put these two out of OUR misery and THEIRS...

  • Fireflies Rock Jan 28, 5:48 p.m.

    I hope they can pile on as many charges as they can. These two are pathetic wastes of space

  • Scubagirl Jan 28, 5:44 p.m.

    KEEP THESE 2 SCUMBAGS IN PRISON THIS TIME!!! If not they will most certainly break more laws and maybe this time kill someone.

  • rargos Jan 28, 5:28 p.m.

    It's hard enough to put a simply burglary behind you : brutal rape (first degree sexual assault) and paralyzation are something you NEVER put behind you.

    Of course, none of this would have happened if their attackers were still in jail for their previous violent offences instead of walking around on probation.

    And forget the death penalty -- NC's so-called "racial justice act" and the NC medical board's decision to revoke the license of any physician who assists in an execution means that these two criminals will face no worse than spending the rest of their life eating, sleeping, watching TV, and working out at taxpayer's expense.

  • Barfly Jan 28, 5:20 p.m.

    The victims get a lifetime of pain and misery.

    I blame the last judge that released these despicable animals back into society.

  • browneyedemily Jan 28, 5:12 p.m.

    Unfortunately, they may have to keep living this nightmare until the trial is over. And then, most likely, appeal after appeal. These two criminals are a drain on our society, and there are just too many more of them.

  • pinball wizard Jan 28, 5:11 p.m.

    (sarcasm) I am sure that these two individuals can be rehabilitated to become honest contributing members of society.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 28, 4:57 p.m.

    Oh my...I didn't realize the gunshot left the husband paralyzed. How horrible. May this couple find the way to put this behind them. May that start with a trial to convict these two horrendous people.
    happy2.0

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    They could never put it behind them. The woman was violated and the man left without the ability to walk. They'll never even sleep the same again. These remorseless wastes of space should have to experience what they inflicted on those people....no less

  • happy2.0 Jan 28, 4:47 p.m.

    Oh my...I didn't realize the gunshot left the husband paralyzed. How horrible. May this couple find the way to put this behind them. May that start with a trial to convict these two horrendous people.

  • Desiderata Jan 28, 4:45 p.m.

    Death penalty for these two. No need for the public to pay for them to have ANY thing, including a burial...

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