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  1. #1
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    Oct 2005

    FL - Alex, 18, & Jeffrey Sosa, 14, tortured & killed, Coral Gables, 7 Oct 2006

    I did a search and didnt find anything on WS about this case .
    I hope they give her a LS

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    Apr 2004
    How horrible! I'm glad they convicted her.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2003

    Hours of beatings, torture are detailed

    You need to read this article to see just how horrendous this crime was. It's really funny, I ran across this article somehow, when I was looking for follow-up on the eight skeletons that were found, then came here to find this post. Weird!! WARNING: The article is rather graphic.

    You put the light in me...

  4. #4
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    Sep 2006
    South Carolina
    These are the kind of stories that make me so incredibly sad. Wasted lives. Lives of people who never belonged to anyone, who were desperately seeking to fit in, and in the process were rejected and used by other misfits who thought the ones helping them murder were "friends". How do we as a society begin to fight something that begins as a malfunction of the essential family unit. I can pretty much guarantee you that none of these people involved; the perp's and the victims....neither knew what it was like to sit down to a family dinner with a Mother and a Father who cared one damned bit about what their day had been like. Easter is approaching and I can't help but think about the offer of salvation that is out there....yet so far in the distance to those who are lost; even to their own family and friends.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2004

    FL - Cash Feenz member wants prison sentence reduced

    Roderick Washington is serving four consecutive life terms plus thirty years for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, and first degree murder; even though jurors found Washington didn't actually commit the murders.

    The sentence stems for his role in the killings of two Cape Coral teenagers back in 2006. Now a court is taking another look at his punishment.

    He didn't kill the kids according to his father. He only held a gun on them and hit them. Someone else killed them according to the father. He was 17 at the time. Jeffery was 14 and Alexis was 18.
    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?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    From July 2009:


    Eyewitnesses, co-defendants and police painted a picture for the second time of the 2006 beating, torture and double-slaying in Cape Coral, allegedly at the hands of a rap group called the "Cash Feenz," during the first day of Roderick Washington's retrial...

    Doerr described a night of drugs, alcohol and brutal violence at the birthday party of co-defendant Kemar Johnston. The Sosas' deaths were the result of the cooperation of many individuals acting together, one of whom was Washington...

    Several individuals, including Washington and co-defendants Paul Nunez, Kenneth Lopez, Iriana Santos and Melissa Rivera, left Johnston's home with the Sosas and later returned to the home after Jeffrey and Alexis had been killed...

    [Michael] Balint is accused of hog-tying Alexis Sosa with shoelaces prior to the Sosas' being tortured and killed at co-defendant Kemar Johnston''s birthday party in 2006. He has accepted a plea deal to serve 14 years in prison for two counts of kidnapping in exchange for his testimony.
    From April 2015:


    Alexis Sosa's family thought they had buried him nearly nine years ago; but they only buried part of him...

    The pain resurfaced as the family learned of remains they didn't know existed. According to medical examiner's office records, the bones of Alexis' face and jaw, his teeth and bone fragments from his feet were held back and designated as a donation. They were found in the evidence room at the Office of the District Medical Examiner alongside other bones donated to an FGCU professor...

    Soon after Alexis' death, Michael Sosa recalled the family had been asked if some of Alexis' remains could be retained. "We said, 'Absolutely not. We want all of him.'"

    This concurs with an addendum to the report The News-Press obtained. On it, Harding wrote, "I inquired with the administrative staff why those remains would be listed as donation and they stated it must have been a mistake. They stated the family was quite adamant about getting the remains back for burial. I checked a copy for the death certificate which also listed the final disposition as burial."
    From June 2015:


    Two co-defendants in the 2006 "Cash Feenz" murders have been resentenced to life in prison, with one small but significant revision - an opportunity for early release.

    Circuit Judge Bruce Kyle ruled Monday that Roderick Antwon Washington, 25, and Ashley M. Toye, 26, would serve life sentences in connection to the murders of Alexis Sosa, 18, and his nephew, Jeffrey Sosa, 14... Washington was 16 and Toye was 17 at the time of the Sosa murders...

    Kemar Manley Johnston was convicted and sentenced to four consecutive life sentences, plus 30 years in prison... Kenneth Junior Lopez was sentenced to 50 years in prison in a plea deal with the state.

    Melissa Rivera, Iriana Santos, Alexis Fernandez, Cody Roux and Michael Balint pleaded guilty to lesser crimes and received prison sentences that varied between 14 years and 26 years in exchange for their testimony. Paul Nunes pleaded guilty in a deal with the state to a reduced sentence of 40 years.

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