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Sean Creasy Aug 14, 2014
Yeah, sure. People are lining up to take vacations at these wonderful "resort" prisons. Prison is a pretty horrible place to be by any reasonable measure.....bill0..... No you are wrong there..... Prisoners get treated better and have better medical care than most elderly in nursing homes or veterans nowadays. The only thing that prisons don't do for convicts is let them go home at night... Yet.... Otherwise it is more or less a taxpayer funded college for criminals. The days of prison being an undesireable place to be are long gone..
Sadie Howard Aug 14, 2014
You no as a person I am so tired of our court systems making excuses for our children there is something wrong with his mind he is mean. If you can kill and hid and coverup you think you are smart and thought you could get away with it I wanted to see him get life without parole this man to wanted too someday change his life and just so readers no we in the black communites are tired of our youth killing it is just senseless and they should be held accountable for their actions.
Barbara Sossomon Aug 14, 2014
Sabrina Muniz wept in court as her son was led away by deputies to be transferred to state prison.
"I just want to really apologize to the other family that we met on these terms, but now their pain is now my pain, she said. "Unfortunately, it had to end this way."
No, you can see your son. Their son is dead and is never coming back. You should have raised a better son. Did you even know where your son was and what he was doing?
bill0 Aug 14, 2014
"because prisons nowadays are not much more than resorts for criminals."
Yeah, sure. People are lining up to take vacations at these wonderful "resort" prisons. Prison is a pretty horrible place to be by any reasonable measure.
The problem is that harsher punishments don't really deter crime. If someone thinks its OK to beat a man to death, brag about it, and show off the corpse, then they obviously aren't concerned with the consequences. There is WAY more going on in that person's head than a simple punishment and reward calculation.
And of course the kids have mental issues and bad upbringings. Normal kids in normal houses understand right from wrong and wouldn't dream of doing this to a fellow human being. None of that is considered when talking about guilt or innocence though.
Forthe Newssite Aug 14, 2014
this teen did NOT do the right thing, he assisted in the killing-there is nothing right about that. The right thing would have been to try to stop it.
Sean Creasy Aug 14, 2014
Defense attorney Charles Christopher said Muniz has mental health issues but has been receiving treatment while in jail. The teen wants to better his life, Christopher said...... Why is it just about every time a teen murders someone they try to convince everyone that they have "mental problems" or blame their childhood for the crime they commit? This isn't a mental problem or bad childhood but instead just a sheer lack of respect for others.. I feel that in cases like this the perpetrators need to recieve a much more severe punishment than 25yrs of watching cable tv, working out in a fully stocked weight room, playing sports, free meals and medical, etc., because prisons nowadays are not much more than resorts for criminals. Bring back the chain gangs where prisoners built roads, worked farms to grow their own food, or clear trails for the park service. Make them have to pay their own way instead of us the taxpayers.
Bernadette Dan Unger Aug 14, 2014
The other 4 simply need the same sentence, lets quit wasting taxpayer dollars on their trials. And no, I don't think they are good boys that just made a bad decision.
wlbbjb Aug 13, 2014
Blessed this teen did the right thing and accepted responsibility for his actions, showing courage many far older than him never have
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Too bad this teen didn't show courage and do the right thing while he was in the process of committing this crime. If the victim were your relative would you be so generous with praise in you comments. I think not.
Steve Morrison Aug 13, 2014
One must be devoid of humanity to commit such an act. Teen or not, he/they should removed from society until they are no longer physically able to harm anyone.
A person Aug 13, 2014
So the kid will be 42 when he gets out. It is a shame that he will still be young enough to enjoy a few years before he is an old man
Forthe Newssite Aug 13, 2014
he should NOT be getting out in 25 years, he should spend the REST OF HIS LIFE in prison for this horrendous crime to only get street cred in a gang! I'm sorry that is just WRONG!!!
Barbara Sossomon Aug 13, 2014
So, Life = 25 years?
Ven Aug 13, 2014
As I remember, this was a smart guy who had a bad turn - not systematically homeless or in trouble, but for the Grace of God there many of us go.
It's sad that the 'kids' think so little of life, others and their own.
Steve Faulkner Aug 13, 2014
That's what I was wondering. Why didn't his parents take him in, unless they are homeless too?
jgriffith3792 Aug 13, 2014
"Defense attorney Charles Christopher said Muniz has mental health issues but has been receiving treatment while in jail. The teen wants to better his life, Christopher said."
And he can in 25 years when he gets out of prison. Should be getting the death penalty for taking the life of another but our criminal "justice" system doesn't have the spine thanks to all the bleeding hearts.
"Big Money Sway" gang. What a joke. Beating up and stealing from the homeless. Yeah, really takes someone hardcore to do that. LOL.
Anita Woody Aug 13, 2014
I just look at this man's picture and see a soul of a man who was good. It's sad enough he was homeless, but we don't know his situation or his reason for being homeless. Nonetheless, to think some kids would take away another humans life for fun is so devastating. This is just abhorrent. I'm sorry, I'm glad this killer is doing better but he deserves to spend every day of the rest of his life in prison.
Justin Case Aug 13, 2014
...and throw away the key? Come on, in our so-called justice system, this is just strike 1 and he has to get out on parole asap so he can get his other 2 strikes, right?
It seems that a little mercy shown for one remorseful criminal in the past sets a precedent that even the most callous criminals get the same deal from then on. We need to elect district attorney's and judges that will quit this practice and start judging the criminal by each crime.
educgrad Aug 13, 2014
so sad for this poor man's family.he didn't deserve to die just because he was homeless.
Jerry Sawyer Aug 13, 2014
He should have been sentenced to hard labor.
Brian Jenkins Aug 13, 2014
A GF and parents to a homeless man? Were they all homeless?
Doseofreality88 Aug 13, 2014
This is so sad. The pain he endured. Robbing a homeless man? I am in disbelief.
abwhite88 Aug 13, 2014
Parole? HA!! That's hilarious.... what a crock.
"Screen Name-8/20" Aug 13, 2014
That poor poor man. Prayers for his loved ones.
Blessed this teen did the right thing and accepted responsibility for his actions, showing courage many far older than him never have, but instead, plead all innocence or blame others for the wrongs they do.
knbrown13 Aug 13, 2014
The way this man lost his life was senseless and horrific. I don't believe anyone involved should be eligible for parole.
alockwr21 Aug 13, 2014
Absolutely disgusting. May you RIP now, Mr. Brown.
Brandon Polk Aug 13, 2014
Upsetting to hear of kids being so cruel and heartless. Lock them up, throw away the key.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58