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  1. #1 Hey DUmmies: Here are two other teen "babies" like Trayvon 
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    (Note: The Huffpo had no pics of the killers. I guess that would be racist.)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...6pLid%3D354992


    Justin Robinson Pleads Guilty To Killing Autumn Pasquale

    CAMDEN, N.J. -- A teenager admitted Wednesday that he strangled a 12-year-old girl who disappeared last fall while out riding her bike, touching off a massive search that ended when her body was found in a recycling bin just blocks from her home.

    Justin Robinson, 16, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of Autumn Pasquale after agreeing earlier in the day to have his case moved to adult court.

    At the hearing, the teen took sole responsibility for killing the girl, even though his older brother is also facing a murder charge, said Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk.

    Faulk said the boy asked the girl to come to his home to possibly trade bike parts, but he declined to discuss a motive for the killing.

    The state was willing to accept a plea deal for charges less than murder because of the complicated circumstances, he said.

    Because of the boy's age at the time of the killing and his "diminished capacity," it was not a sure thing that a judge would have agreed that the case should be tried in adult court, Faulk said.

    While there was forensic evidence that places Autumn's death in Robinson's house, there was not clear evidence – other than the boy's admission – that he was the one who choked the girl to death, the prosecutor said.

    Under a plea agreement, Robinson faces a 17-year prison sentence with no chance of parole for more than 14 years when a judge metes out his punishment Sept. 12. Faulk said that if the case had remained in juvenile court, the maximum sentence would have been 20 years, but he would have had a chance of parole in less than seven years.

    His brother Dante was 17 at the time and also is charged with murder in the case. His case is pending in juvenile court. Because of a court order, prosecutors and others involved in the case would not discuss those charges.

    The public defender representing Justin Robinson did not return a call.

    Jaime Kaight, an attorney for Autumn's mother, Jennifer Cornwell, said prosecutors did "the best they could" in a challenging case.

    Doug Long, a lawyer for the slain girl's father, Anthony Pasquale, said it was hard for him to sit through the sentencing Wednesday.

    "Mr. Pasquale knows that no amount of years on a sentence is going to bring his daughter back," Long said. "The only justice would be to bring Autumn back, but that will never happen."

    Forty-eight hours after the girl went missing Oct. 20, her body was found in a recycling bin near the Robinsons' home in Clayton, a rural community 25 miles south of Philadelphia.
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    Also here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.1420727




    They were 16 and 17 and murdered a 12-year old girl who had done nothing to them. They gave no reason for the killing.
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    I think 17 years is not enough, particularly for what appears to have been a premeditated murder conspiracy (since they won't give a motive, one is left with only that as a conclusion, since they invited her to come to their house and then pretty much immediately murdered her).

    That having been said, I have to give these kids' mother a lot of credit for NOT pulling a Sybrina Fulton (and a boatload of other teenagers' mothers, particularly Black mothers) and running out to tell all of the cameras what a wonderful child her son was and that he "never done nothin' wrong in his whole life." Such honesty on her behalf is refreshing in today's climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    I think 17 years is not enough, particularly for what appears to have been a premeditated murder conspiracy (since they won't give a motive, one is left with only that as a conclusion, since they invited her to come to their house and then pretty much immediately murdered her).

    That having been said, I have to give these kids' mother a lot of credit for NOT pulling a Sybrina Fulton (and a boatload of other teenagers' mothers, particularly Black mothers) and running out to tell all of the cameras what a wonderful child her son was and that he "never done nothin' wrong in his whole life." Such honesty on her behalf is refreshing in today's climate.
    Well, if the news reports are accurate, the woman had a conscience. It was a small town (Clayton) and it may simply have been a lack of anonymity that played a part. I don't know. But 17 years is not enough. To have your child murdered like that? I'd be catatonic. They'd have to lock me in a mental home for the rest of my life.
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    Clayton is a small town not too far from me. My favorite furniture store is in Clayton. It's a pretty tight knit community. 17 years is crap considering these 2 monsters took part in a vigil for the girl before she was found. In other words, they knew what they did and didn't care. They both should be down for life.
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    If those two monsters get out alive they will kill again, bet on it.
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