FL - Amanda Collette, 15, fatally shot at Ft Lauderdale high school, 12 Nov 2008

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  1. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities say a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. student is dead after some type of incident at a high school.

    City spokesman Ted Lawson confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. She was found unresponsive in a hallway at Dillard High School around 11 a.m., but police aren't sure exactly what happened to her.

    Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081112/ap_on_re_us/school_shooting
     
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  3. motherducky

    motherducky Silent Pumpkin

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    What a strange school shooting. And How did she fall out of the sky? Very odd. Glad they caught the other one who did the shooting.
     
  4. EmMomma

    EmMomma Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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    What a shame...poor girl. Poor parents...:confused:
     
  5. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    I think the person meant she just fell down......like outt the clear blue...no one saw it coming.
     
  6. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    Does anyone know why the other girl shot her? Some of these kids nowadays are just ruthless.
     
  7. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    Dillard has a reputation for being a scary sort of school....it is a magnet (it was when I was in that area).
     
  8. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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  9. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    Fort Lauderdale - Teah Wimberly, 16, was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday morning for shooting a classmate to death who had rejected her.

    She could be sentenced to life in prison.

    The six-member jury found her guilty as charged in the slaying of Amanda Collette, 15, in a hallway at Dillard High School Nov. 12, 2008. Collette was shot once in the back with a .22 pistol.

    Jurors, who got the case Tuesday night, spent about three hours before reaching a decision. Wimblery's lawyer had asked for an acquittal by reason of insanity.


    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/teah-wimberly-trial_12-1009,0,4112807.story
     
  10. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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  11. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Active Member

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    Are teens in Fla. especially violent or does it just seem that way? Is it because media has more access to cases than in other states? It just seems that we are always reading about some horrible incident involving teens in Florida...IMO
     
  12. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    I lived most of my life, until now (miss FL but moved here for love!). Florida is really two states...and S. FL is just like any major area like NYC, ATL, etc. I don't think they're more violent...although some cultures are "seemingly" more violent...there are higher concentrations of gangs, etc.
     
  13. elle1919

    elle1919 New Member

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    What? Oh my goodness not again.
     
  14. LogicalMinds

    LogicalMinds Former Member

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    This happened in 2008, the girl who murdered her was just given 25 years
    she pled out

    I live in South Florida, in the safest suburban area and I find it very safe
    however we have some rough areas like any other city

    I think Orlando is a lot more scary to be "out" in that south florida

    I also have a hunch that many cases in Florida get more air time than in other areas due to our sunshine laws and the fact that so much information is available JMO

    This was a sad case and I would have liked to have seen this girl get more time.
     
  15. Wise Old Owl

    Wise Old Owl Retired WS Staff & Founding member of AFKBPOFPOPL

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    I have to apologize here. It seems there was a trial - I didn't follow too closely because this whole case upset me and was just a little too close to home. My DD didn't know the victim personally - but she had several friends who did.

    Here is an article out of the paper today that explains a little more. I got to thinking last night, when on the news they said that her attorney is now preparing an appeal and I thought - appeal? She confessed. How do you appeal that? So, I did some "sleuthing" and found out that I was wrong.

    Sorry for the confusion ya'll...

    Dillard High School shooter sentenced to 25 years for classmate’s murder
    Teah Wimberly, 16, apologizes in court to victim’s mother
    By Tonya Alanez, Sun Sentinel

    3:40 p.m. EST, March 26, 2010

    FORT LAUDERDALE - Dillard High School shooter Teah Wimberly was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for gunning down a fellow student because of unrequited love.

    In court, the 16-year-old convicted murderer issued an apology to her victim's mother, as well as to her own family, that made many of the people listening weep.

    In December, a Broward County jury rejected Wimberly's insanity defense and convicted her of second-degree murder for the November 2008 shooting death of Amanda Collette, 15.

    **more at link**

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/br...rd-shooting-sentencing-20100325,0,17007.story

    Again, I apologize.
     
  16. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    oh please.

    stinking sociopaths sure can turn on the water works when they need to,
     

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