RE 2 How loving, and sweet. However, we should all be mindful that tweezing our eyebrows too much, can really set off one's anger. RIP
Who was the deceased's BF? The killer, or the man at R2?
Maybe that was part of the issue - a crime of passion, two men fighting over the third?
Only 39 years' sentence? For stabbing a person 50 times to death. I guess if they don't let him out until he is 89, fine. No parole. Jerk.
I really don't understand these sorts of sentences. Why 39 years as opposed to 28 as opposed to 52?
Wow, that memorial website is sad. Poor guy.
So sad. I always say old/er men who go after significantly younger partners have control and anger issues.
Whole thing is sad for everyone involved. I mean, really. How can one be so out of control that an argument, regardless of size, leads one to stab another nearly 100 times? I just don't get it. If you know you're likely to burst ferociously over certain things, you should be on meds so you don't in a rage kill someone and land in prison for the rest of your short life (where they will repeatedly rape a small gay man and shank him first chance they get).
I get pretty angry, but no way in hell would I be so destructive. I just don't get it.
[quote]How can one be so out of control that an argument, regardless of size, leads one to stab another nearly 100 times?
Tina wuz here.
The prosecutor asked if his hand got tired after stab wound number 39
Exactly R11. That was a drug-fueled tirade. Meth, most likely. The paranoia coupled to the sense of invincibility and manic, over-the-top strength is a recipe for violence. End of sad story. One dead, another's life dead-ended.
Having to design clothes for Oprah would drive anyone to insanity.
A case from Louisiana.
Man ran a summer camp for boys and molested some of them. When he would give the boys a ride home, he would say, "What happens at summer camp stays at summer camp." He went to trial and lost.
In Louisiana if your sentence is 20 years or less, you are eligible for parole. If it is 30 or more, you can apply to the governor for leniency. The judge gave him 29 years, 364 days.
At sentencing during the victim impact statements, one boy said, "Let what happens at Angola stay at Angola."
From the brief description this sound like classic second degree. I wonder what made it first degree.
From r2's website:
"John It Goes Without Saying How Sorry I Am That You Have Been Murdered."
They should make Hallmarks cards that say that!
R17, you will find that right behind the one that says, "To the best corpse in the WHOLE WORLD..."
"Beloved Nephew, Now That You've Been Murdered..."
Perhaps his boyfriend went after him in a linebacker's stance. I am sure the man had his reasons.
RE 21 you're just awful. Even with that bad skin, and over shaped eyebrows, he did not deserve this.
Every state is different.
To be a bit clearer. If the defendant intended or knew that what he was doing would kill or do great bodily harm, or the strong probability of death or great bodily harm -- that's enough to convict.
The distinction in Illinois appears to be between intent and heat of passion. Perhaps there was no evidence of heat of passion.
According to one account, there was an argument and then the defendant picked up a knife -- that's enough to establish intent.
Once you go and find a weapon and return to the fray, that's not heat of passion. (Unless the jury says so, of course.)
Compare that to a fight without weapons that escalates until the defendant beats the other person's head against the floor.
Don't confuse Illinois with, say New York, where first degree is something else entirely.
[quote] The world was his oyster
Maybe not. Did anyone catch the part about the public defender? He really must have hit the skids over the years.
R11 nailed it.
"An award-winning fashion designer for Oprah Winfrey, Lena Horne and Will Smith"
I wonder what the gowns he designed for Will Smith looked like.
You can't just throw someone off Project Runway and not recover those sharp designer shears, Heidi.
I wonder what Mahogany has to say about all of this?
[quote]Who was the deceased's BF? The killer, or the man at [R2]?
Maybe that was part of the issue - a crime of passion, two men fighting over the third? [/quote]
The man who wrote the comment on the memorial was not the killer.
Both he and the killer were named as the boyfriend. The killer in the paper, and the other guy said he was the bf on the memorial.
Perhaps, that was the root of the problem. Not saying, it was just, just saying it could have been the core of the issue.
Not that it excuses the killer, at all, but this had to be drug and/or alcohol fueled, don't you think?
You'd be surprised r31. Jodi arias was sober when she brutally massacred her ex..jealousy does weird stuff to people.
A private attorney is going to charge big bucks to defend a first degree murder charge, 50K-100K, or more, and expenses on top of that.
Essentially everyone who is in jail awaiting trial is indigent or quickly gets that way. Almost all defendants charged with the most serious felonies get public defenders.
The O.J. Simpson case is the exception that proves the rule.
Cook County has a very good public defender's office, and you don't start out trying something like this. The very top attorneys with many years experience in just such cases are going to be competing to get the case.
In addition, the public defender's office is going to have more resources for experts and legal staff than almost any private practitioner.
Of course the quality might be different in some places, rural places in the south, places that don't have public defender offices, and of course anyplace where budget cutbacks have hit.
A fashion designed based in Chicago? Working out of a utility closet at Jo-Ann Fabrics with bolts of burlap and 1970s Butterick patterns, I assume.
Don't laugh R34 that pretty much sums up Jeremy Scott's career.