GUILTY VA - George Baker, 81, beaten to death, Lynchburg, 5 Sept 2010

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  1. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://www.azfamily.com/home/3-Va-t...-beating-of-Tempe-man-102445004.html#comments

    Three boys, ages 16, 13 and 16 wanted to show off for some girls. So they said they would hit the next person they saw.

    The next person they saw was an 81 year old man, who stepped outside of the reception where they were celebrating the marriage of his granddaughter.

    They killed him, on his granddaughters wedding day. :furious:
     
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  3. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    "Catching a body" that's what they call that.

    Dear God what is wrong with these kids?

    Lord, please help this family at such a horrific time. A wedding. His own grandaughter's wedding.
     
  4. SunnieRN

    SunnieRN Active Member

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    Heartless and despicable. I hope they never get out of prison.
     
  5. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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    Oh my God.

    What a horrible thing to happen to this man and his family.

    I see in the comments that some are questioning if race or nationality had a role.

    This is terrible, beyond words.
     
  6. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I heard about this on HLN last night. Such a sad situation. My heart goes out to his family. Since when is beating an old man to death impressive? What would make these kids think that that would impress a girl?
     
  7. KLCD620

    KLCD620 New Member

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    Can't the kids think of their own grandfathers? Would they be happy if it happens to them from someone else for beaten to death? It's just dumb reason for show off to some girls.
     
  8. rossva

    rossva George Zimmerman: Innocent until proven guilty.

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    I certainly hope they get tried as adults.
     
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    LYNCHBURG -- There are no flowers, candles or pictures memorializing the spot in downtown Lynchburg where police said three teens fatally beat an 81-year-old man Sunday to impress a group of girls.

    But the violence that erupted on Main Street will not soon be forgotten by residents and business owners in a city that last year saw no homicides and know their historic downtown to be safe.

    "Everyone's sickened by it," said City Manager Kimball Payne, who called the killing a "random act of insanity."

    Three juveniles -- two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old -- have been charged with murder in the death of George Leroy Baker III, of Tempe, Ariz.


    http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke...ews+(Latest+Virginia+News+from+HeadlineVA.com
     
  10. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    I hope they ALL are charged as adults.
    How sickening....an 81yo.:(
     
  11. panthera

    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    And this poor gentlemen was visiting from Arizona for his granddaughter's wedding. :cry:

    These teenagers need to be tried as adults with the appropriate punishment. :furious: Lately there seems to be too many horrendous crimes being committed by juvenile delinquents, and in some cases the laws may need to be changed to lower the minimum age they can be tried as an adult. A few years spent in jail isn't going to change them except for them to come out meaner and kill again. MOO

    :rose: for Mr. Baker, RIP
     
  12. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Oh we have a thread on this. I was like "Another man this age at a wedding?"

    God Bless him.

    They call it "Catching a body". They do it here. I bet those girls were real impressed alrightie.
     
  13. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Active Member

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    It is a sad day for our country when it takes beating an elderly man to death to impress girls. I am not sure which is more frightening and disgusting ....the teen males who would do this or the girls who would get a thrill out of it. (shudder)



    IMO
     
  14. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

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    Heatbreaking in every possible way. I really do not understand.
     
  15. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    OMG! This is one of the worst stories I've ever seen.
     
  18. oceanblueeyes

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    The amount of child killers aren't up so the government says but to me the motives of children who are murdering are changing.

    I spent my time last night researching teen killers because so many teens and below that age have been in the news lately. I was astounded to see the motives for their murders. Absolutely mind boggling. From not wanting to do chores........because they were put on restriction........video and internet game time taken away.......parents not approving of bf/gf relationship.....murdering to know what it feels like.......murdering to be in a gang.......and now murdering to impress someone. So many motives are "ME ME ME" motives, imo.

    Maybe one of the moderators will be so kind as to merge this thread with the other one.

    IMO
     
  19. panthera

    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    It appears at least one of his friends has the same attitude.

    "George didn't deserve to go the way he did," said Baker's friend Dale Boone. "God bless those boys, it was a bad decision."

    While I appreciate their faith and compassion, mine goes toward the victim and not these teenagers. If it hadn't been George who they murdered it would've been someone else, and maybe they already have killed before. The friends and family are going to be a prosecutor's worst nightmare at sentencing, imo. :banghead: MOO
     
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    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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