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Prosecutors today decided to charge seven Polk County teenagers - accused of pummeling a 16-year-old and videotaping it for YouTube and MySpace - as adults. The eighth teen involved is 18 years old and is already considered an adult under the law.
Originally posted by keeb333
I think life sentences are justified in cases like this...these girls need to be made an example of for all the other dumba$$ kids who think that this kind of thing is cool or funny....kids don't realize that actions have consequences, some of them quite serious!
They knew what they were doing was wrong, or they would not have had lookouts...I hope they all live a long painful life in prison!
Originally posted by deadline527
Who knows, some people do life in prison and come out worse, while others do a short time and come out with an understanding that they never want to go back.
[edit on 11-4-2008 by deadline527]
Originally posted by Solarskye
I saw them on the news coming to the court room and they were crying. Should we feel pity for them?
Originally posted by AnAbsoluteCreation
Dr. Phil Bails Out Viscious Cheerleader. Now Has Exclusive Rights!
The TV talk show Dr. Phil McGraw confirmed on Saturday the fact that its staff bailed out of Florida jail one of the girls involved in the violent video posted on YouTube. The video depicted several teen girls beating one of their classmates while filming her.
In his e-mail, Corigliano explained that the show has previously helped other “guests and potential guests” of the show with different needs, but in this case “certain staff members” who were in the process of booking guests for the Dr. Phil McGraw show went a bit too far and broke the rules of the show.
When Nichols was released from jail, a man arrived and idenfitied himself as a Dr. Phil producer and ordered local media to leave the area because the Dr. Phil Show had exclusive rights to the story, according to reporters on scene.
The man refused to comment about why Dr. Phil would help someone accused of such a violent crime leave jail, and he would not confirm if Dr. Phil paid for her bond.
Originally posted by biggie smalls
What's even worse is Dr. Phil's behavior.