GUILTY TX - Robbie Middleton set ablaze at 8, dead of related cancer, Splendora, 2011

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    krimekat Amazed and Baffled

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    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...rded-150-billion-seek-justice-for-2419109.php

    Colleen and Robert Middleton don't expect to collect a dime of the $150 billion a civil jury awarded them this week in the death of their son.

    They just want the person they say is responsible for his death to be brought to trial. Frustrated at prosecutors' decision to drop the 1998 assault case, the family sought justice - and public awareness - in the civil courts.


    #1 Respectfully, why would a court of law even ALLOW this type of judgment knowing there is NO WAY he can pays this (heck, our own gov't couldn't afford this)
    #2 Where are the criminal charges?

    Sad situation. Do we have a thread dedicated to this crime?

    No thread but it appears the prosecution did not have sufficient evidence to charge him with the crime in 1998 (or the crime of molestation)

    Where is this monster?
     
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    Yeah, I get the punitive nature of the judgment but WOW!
     
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    krimekat Amazed and Baffled

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    The prosecutor in the case of Robbie Middleton, the 8-year-old boy who was doused with gasoline and set on fire in 1998, explains why he let the case go.

    dated May 16, 2011

    http://www.khou.com/news/local/Pros...case-explains-why-he-let-it-go-121921229.html

    In an unrelated case, Collins was later convicted in 2001 for the aggravated sexual assault of an 8-year-old boy. He is currently in prison for failure to register as a sex offender.

    Middleton’s mother is pushing now for a murder investigation.

    “I want Robert to be treated fairly. I want them to take it all present it to a grand jury and let them decide,” Colleen Middleton said.


    I hope this monster is still incarcerated . . .
     
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    There appears to be a contradiction with what this prosecutor is saying now with what newspapers apparently reported he was saying after the attack. He doesn't recall that? Where would newspaper get it from?
    "Newspaper articles from shortly after the attack quoted Pattillo as saying Middleton had implicated Collins to authorities. Pattillo said he doesn't recall that and stands by his statements above."
    http://www.khou.com/news/local/Pros...case-explains-why-he-let-it-go-121921229.html
     
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    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    11 News also asked about a confession 13-year-old Collins had reportedly made while in custody.

    "He did," Pattillo acknowledged, but added "there were problems with it."

    Pattillo’s philosophy was that it was “better to let him go and get him in the future, than try him and lose it.”


    http://www.khou.com/news/local/Prosecutor-in-Robbie-Middleton-case-explains-why-he-let-it-go-121921229.html

    I'm sorry but this "prosecutor" is an idiot! Let's tell his other victims that the state wanted to to catch him the next time!
     
  8. Soulmagent

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    What an awful dumb thing for Pattilo to say, or even think. Get him in the furture after he lights another child on fire?

    The horrible pain of this boys family ,seeing the evil done to their baby and he forces the thought on them that this guy will commit this crime again?

    The prosecutor is out of touch just a bit.
     
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    Rest in Peace, Robbie, your horrific story breaks my heart. :(



    Boy tied to tree and burned alive on his eighth birthday names his 'attacker' 13 years later in chilling death-bed video

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    I just came here to see if there was a thread.

    FTR, Donnie Collins is a RSO after the rape of another child in the late nineties. I don't think there was ever any doubt of his guilt.
     
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    I gather that, from the little that I have read.

    WTH was the monster not locked up? Outrageous.
     
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    Authorities move toward charging man in burn victim’s attack, death
    http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Auth...n-in-burn-victims-attack-death-224156681.html

    HOUSTON—Authorities have made the first step toward charging a Montgomery County man with a horrific murder, 15 years after a little boy was set on fire.

    Back in 1998 Don Collins was accused of dousing his neighbor Robbie Middleton with gasoline, setting him on fire, and leaving him for dead.

    Middleton survived, but died two years ago of cancer caused by skin grafts. Before he died, Middleton made a deathbed accusation that Collins had sexually assaulted him two weeks before the attack.


    Sick case all around. :stormingmad:
     
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    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/nei...rning-boy-trial-out-of-Montgomery-5805260.php

     
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    Jury selection begins tomorrow:

    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/nei...er-trial-to-start-in-Galveston-6054775.php#/0

     
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    http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/w...begins-in-burned-boy-murder-trial-6057181.php

     
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    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/nei...to-testify-in-burned-boy-trial-6058883.php#/0

     
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    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/nei...urned-boy-video-shown-at-trial-6065521.php#/0

     
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    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Defense-rests-in-burned-boy-trial-6070897.php

     
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