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Biggredd
11:12 AM on 09/22/2013
If you can't do the time don't plan the crime!
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Kevinod77
10:58 AM on 09/22/2013
Taking advantage of someone with limited mental capacity might make for an appeal. I don't know the case and I don't know all the circumstance that led to this horrible sets of events; neither do you. But people with compromised mental capacity will do thing that "normal" people would never do. Sort of the way religions can make normally good people do bad things.
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Biggredd
11:12 AM on 09/22/2013
She was not mentally ill!
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Kevinod77
05:18 PM on 09/23/2013
Diminished mental capacity is NOT mental illness.
01:39 PM on 09/22/2013
Her lawyer's had every opportunity to obtain/present evidence of "diminished capacity", "coercion", etc., in order to mitigate her culpability in the crime, yet didn't. It's too late to do so after a verdict is rendered.
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Kevinod77
05:19 PM on 09/23/2013
Sorry, I was not privy to the court transcripts. I admitted that I only went by what was written in the article. And I stand by what I said. Appeal is on the way!
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livingintaos
Love is love, let it grow.
10:56 AM on 09/22/2013
It's Florida, folks. Mentally incompetant Jennifer Gee is tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. George Zimmerman goes free. No surprises here.
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umish
God created man as a joke to see if he could
10:49 AM on 09/22/2013
Mentally deficient, sub level intelligence, tourets, etc why was she legally competent to stand trial?
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Biggredd
11:15 AM on 09/22/2013
Her lawyers make that claim form her Doctors, the states Doctors claim only low normal intelligence. She is not mentally ill!
01:32 PM on 09/22/2013
Because all the things you just listed were just part of her lame defense strategy..She knew what she was doing..And got what she deserved..Florida finally got one right.
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Jordan Kratz
10:48 AM on 09/22/2013
She dealt it and she can pay for it ! Have fun in your new home.............plenty of time to work on your hiccups.
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cmacattack
10:43 AM on 09/22/2013
I don't understand Florida, Casey Anthony and George Zimermann go free but a schizophrenic with low intelligence and known mental and physical disorders who didn't actually pull the trigger gets life without parole? I'm not saying her crime should go unpunished, i'm just saying that things seem out of whack down there. A mental hospital seems more appropriate to me.
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Biggredd
11:16 AM on 09/22/2013
It called Evidence, you have to proof of a crime being committed!
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Carol Swann
10:04 AM on 09/22/2013
How pathetic. Prison is where they all belong.
09:47 AM on 09/22/2013
The "but for" clause definitely comes into play.

Had it not been "but for" Jennifer Mee's actions, that young man would not have died.
You take his life. We take yours. It's a simple premise, really.

The only circumstance that spared her the death penalty was the fact that she didn't actually pull the trigger, herself.

She did it. She's guilty. She serves.
If you don't want to spend life in prison, don't set up traps that get people killed.
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RepubDisinformationSux
Bring back the Brady Law
10:55 AM on 09/22/2013
Did she know he would get killed?
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Biggredd
11:50 AM on 09/22/2013
That does not matter! She too plat in the Felony Robbery!
egs1217
D for Progressive, R for Regressive. I'm D.
06:00 PM on 09/22/2013
@RepubDisinformationSux. Ask the jury--they probably decided so. But even if not--acting in concert carries with it a similar penalty.That's the law.
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whyputaname
"What was Trayvon doing that looked suspicious"
10:59 AM on 09/22/2013
The fact that she could've stepped in and stopped the shooting too..

It can be done, I know, it sounds unreasonable.. But!!!
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Biggredd
11:17 AM on 09/22/2013
Or at the very least run screaming out of the house to the police, instead she lied to the police.
pagan-vegan
what separates me, saves me
08:55 AM on 09/22/2013
OK bye now
08:45 AM on 09/22/2013
That would stop her hiccups (hic).... sorry...
All three commited a crime ..all should pay....
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xoogman
11:09 AM on 09/22/2013
Yes all should pay -- but unless you can establish that she understood the violence to come -- her crime is analogous to manslaughter .

I think the shooter should get the absolute max . But unless you can establish a clear conspiracy to the end that occurred -- an understanding that guns would be used -- and that the shooter had a history of violence used -- that she knew about -- to me -- her crime it is akin to manslaughter .

Since this base crime of a con leading to robbery is quite serious -- I think she should have gotten something like 15 years .

Life without parole for the shooter . The other guy - well I do not know the facts there -- but probably he is 1/2 way between -- 30 years or life depending .
08:09 AM on 09/22/2013
I think only the one doing the killing should be charged with murder. She should be punished for the set-up (conspiracy?), armed robbery, drug-dealing, and holding a person against his will. A 12-year sentence, with opportunity of supervised parole in 4 years, is probably fair. It's not fair to punish someone for a murder he/she didn't commit.

The Bible needs to go back in the schools. Too many immoral lowlifes are being brought-up these days. And either they get away with some crime or they go to prison where they are a burden on taxpayers. Unwed mothers raising children is another big part of the crime problem. The irony is that preachers can go into prisons to witness to the prisoners, but they can't go into a school to witness to kids before they commit crimes. That is don't prevent the disease; just go bankrupt treating the disease after it forms.
08:33 AM on 09/22/2013
Have you heard any of all the stories to do with the preachers and teachers...gosh :o(
08:42 AM on 09/22/2013
Your premise is arguable. The murder would not have occurred if she had not set it up, so she is just as guilty as the person who pulled the trigger.
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curmugin
Sorry kids.
10:13 AM on 09/22/2013
No she isn't. That premise was long ago discarded by the common law nations we got it from.
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xoogman
11:16 AM on 09/22/2013
The issue is this -- did she set up a murder -- or did she set up a robbery that she knowingly could forsee as possibly lead to murder -- or did she set up a robbery where she expected threats but did not know or agree to lethality ?

Evidence is needed to establish the character of the shooter and her knowledge of that character .

If she knew him to be a killer -- then she got what she deserved . But if she did not know this -- then her crime is a kind of manslaughter -- 1st degree of course .

Also crime of con to rob.

Add the sentences : 7 years for con to rob + 8 years for 1st manslaughter = 15 .

(Assuming it was not proved that she knew, or had likely cause to suspect, that lethal violence could occur) .
08:04 AM on 09/22/2013
if she didn't plan on him getting killed why was bullets in the guns ? The story is missing a lot. .. knowing she is somewhat famous for her odd issues maybe she got scared he would tell on her.. I don't know but she should pay for her actions.. If your smart enough to plan a attack then you are well enough to go down like everyone else.
09:57 AM on 09/22/2013
Amen!!
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moethebartender
07:25 AM on 09/22/2013
"Do you have any last words?"
"[hic] Can I have a [hic] glass of [hic] water?"
07:22 AM on 09/22/2013
pot needs to be legal, this girl most likely discovered that the MJ helped her
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taralangley27
07:31 AM on 09/22/2013
That's what you focus on?
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stevedavis
08:00 AM on 09/22/2013
isn't this what pot legalizers always focus on?
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DARK STAR
One small step for Man...
09:14 AM on 09/22/2013
Great insight and it probably did help her, but prohibition makes it too expensive for her meager budget.

In the end a guy was killed for what, an ounce of weed? Yes, legal pot would have forestalled all of this, something stevedavis and taralang don't really get.
07:21 AM on 09/22/2013
This doesn't make since.........she didn't kill anyone and Casey Anthony did kill someone and this girl gets life without parole and Casey Anthony gets to walk .....It appears the court system in Fla only works for a select few and others get screwed .....
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stevedavis
08:01 AM on 09/22/2013
Casey Anthony was found not guilty, This girl was found guilty. So no, Casey Anthony apparently did not kill someone and this girl in fact did.
09:26 AM on 09/22/2013
No. We don't know if Casey Anthony or if this girl killed someone. In court cases, someone is never found innocent, there is simply not enough evidence to prove them guilty.

The verdict delivered in any case does not change what actually happened. We will never know if either woman ever killed someone, just that a court found this girl guilty and did not find Anthony guilty. That in no way changes what actually happened.
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Cycoblitz
Jesus was not a Conservative.
09:42 AM on 09/22/2013
Let's get the wording straight. Especially since it's in FL. Casey A was not determined she didn't kill anybody. Not guilty of manslaughter doesn't meant innocent. Besides she was standing her ground against her child, perhaps. sarcasm

And this chick messed up, planned a crime, and the vic got shot. that was definitely an Uh oh. so she has to pay. It's all in how it's worded. An unarmed woman is sentenced to murder. And children killers walk away.

Every few days we read about those confusing laws in FL. We haven't missed vacationing there an instant.
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LoneLiberTexan
God, please save me from your followers!
08:30 AM on 09/22/2013
The kind of justice one gets when they're provided with a court appointed attorney. It's hell to be poor.
01:19 PM on 09/28/2013
Exactly