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Man charged in child's death seeks case dismissal

Original post made on Dec 19, 2011

A teenager accused of shooting and killing a 3-month-old boy in East Palo Alto in June sought to have charges against him dismissed Friday (Dec. 16) in San Mateo County Superior Court.

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Posted by Phil
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:19 am

Yeah, I'm sure he'd love to have the charges dismissed. If convicted, incarcerated for life seems very appropriate. The parents of the 3-month-old would hope for a worse fate no doubt.

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Posted by Megan
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

The only thing he should be seeking is forgiveness. Lock him up and throw away the key.

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Posted by KD
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

Insufficient evidence is serious. No matter how awful the crime, a person is absolutely entitled to be PROVED guilty. If this youth committed this act, he has a debt to pay. Life imprisonment is an economic burden, not a way to improve society or reform a wayward child. At 17, I wonder about his family and his friends... He is a child himself. It's tempting to get mad and punish people, but that won't actually make us all safer, or make society more humane, or prevent another young person from accessing a deadly firearm, and so on. I have such immense respect for the judicial system we have evolved in this country, but it's disheartening when it reinforces larger social ills. This is a tragedy all around.

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