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    LA - James Robinson, 16, shot dead, plot to kill 11yo witness, 24 March 2003

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - One prosecutor in New Orleans says it
    shows how "desperate" and "evil" some people are.
    Officials say a murder suspect was part of an alleged
    jailhouse murder plot against an eleven-year-old boy who
    witnessed his uncle's killing.
    It's the latest in a series of crimes stemming from the
    2003 shooting death of a teenager who was killed as he sat in a
    car with the boy and the boy's mother.
    The mother was shot to death two months later -- the same
    day she testified before a grand jury in the the killing. The
    mother's boyfriend was also killed.
    The youngster remains in the district attorney office's
    protection program. The killing of his mother remains unsolved.



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    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    That poor kid

    Kids this age often have the feeling that the whole world is against them. Can you imagine what this kid is thinking and feeling? His uncle is killed in front of him, his mother is killed, his stepfather is killed, and he has to be hidden to keep someone from killing him! Life is giving this kid no chance!
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Kids this age often have the feeling that the whole world is against them. Can you imagine what this kid is thinking and feeling? His uncle is killed in front of him, his mother is killed, his stepfather is killed, and he has to be hidden to keep someone from killing him! Life is giving this kid no chance!
    I know! Nothing short of the Grace of God is going to keep this kid from bmeing totally screwed up as he gets older. Sad thing is, is that some of the crimes are unsolved, like his Mom's!

    This is one of those cases where it didn't get as much media attention as it deserved. How much you wanna bet the family is a minority, lower income class, maybe not especially attractive, etc. and so therefore was of little interest to the media, unlike the white, middle-upper class, attractive victims are. *grrr*

    Be great if a Sleuther solved it, though!


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    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    From February 2004:

    http://www.nola.com/speced/cycleofde...th/silent.html

    On May 15, one investigator pronounced it a "hit" when Keisha Robinson and her companion Thomas "Papa Bear" Miller were gunned down outside their Pauger Street home.

    Earlier that day, Robinson had testified before a grand jury as a witness to the murder of her 17-year-old brother, James Robinson. The brother and sister had been stopped in a car when gunmen opened fire; her brother was killed instantly, but Robinson, shot twice, survived...

    But months after Robinson and Miller died, police said it is unlikely the couple was ambushed because of Robinson's testimony before the grand jury. They now consider Miller the true target, for reasons unrelated to Robinson's brother's murder.
    From February 2008:

    http://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-...l/1246482.html

    On May 15, 2003, Mr. Brian Mathieu was indicted for the first degree murder of Mr. James Robinson... On July 20, 2005, a twelve-person jury found Mathieu guilty as charged. The next day the jury deadlocked as to the penalty to be imposed. The court reset the matter for sentencing, but Hurricane Katrina intervened. The matter was reset several times thereafter, and on September 5, 2006, the court sentenced Mathieu to life imprisonment without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence...

    On March 24, 2003, police officers received more than one call concerning a shooting in the 1300 block of Frenchmen Street. When they arrived, they found the body of Mr. Robinson lying half-way out of the front-seat passenger door of a car. They also discovered Robinson's sister, Keisha Robinson, who had also sustained gunshot wounds.



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