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    Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...h-charged.html

    A 15-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Const. Garrett Styles, who was dragged and pinned by a minivan during a traffic stop just north of Toronto on Tuesday.

    The teen was charged Tuesday night in hospital, where he remains with serious injuries.

    Styles, 32, died Tuesday while making a traffic stop on a rural highway east of Newmarket, Ont.

    He was dragged by a minivan for 300 metres before the vehicle flipped, pinning him underneath.
    Why do things like this happen. I hope the parents are charged with accessory also.
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Every murder is charged with first degree. And second degree. It's done with a spaghetti theory. You throw everything and see what sticks. I also note that the article omits any details about what actually happened. A fifteen year old? A minivan? Sounds like a tragic accident to me. Especially since the perpetrator is also seriously injured. Who plans out a murder and includes possibly fatal injuries to themselves in the plan?
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Every murder is charged with first degree. And second degree. It's done with a spaghetti theory. You throw everything and see what sticks. I also note that the article omits any details about what actually happened. A fifteen year old? A minivan? Sounds like a tragic accident to me. Especially since the perpetrator is also seriously injured. Who plans out a murder and includes possibly fatal injuries to themselves in the plan?
    The ten was driving the minivan when he was pulled over by the Constable. After questioning the officer found out the kid didn't have a license,and to boot was only fifteen. The kid panicked, slammed the gas WHILE the officer was leaning into the window and dragged him 300 metres (1000') before flipping over on top of the officer.

    Thats what happened, I dont a source because I heard it on CBC Radio 1.
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    The ten was driving the minivan when he was pulled over by the Constable. After questioning the officer found out the kid didn't have a license,and to boot was only fifteen. The kid panicked, slammed the gas WHILE the officer was leaning into the window and dragged him 300 metres (1000') before flipping over on top of the officer.

    Thats what happened, I dont a source because I heard it on CBC Radio 1.
    That hardly sounds like 1st degree murder
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    1000 feet? Yeah, its aggravated. He could have stopped.

    If the distance was that great, assuming.

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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    1000 feet? Yeah, its aggravated. He could have stopped.

    If the distance was that great, assuming.
    You make your choices and we pay our prices. He purposely killed another human being, he should pay the price for that. Too bad the officer couldn't get to his gun and shoot him in the head.
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That hardly sounds like 1st degree murder
    And I bet the kid was entrapped! Seriously, are there any criminal laws you support?
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Good to hear. Hope he rots in a cell for life.
    Last edited by Gargantuan; 06-30-11 at 03:26 AM.

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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    I'm just going to go out on a limb here, but the kid probably was freaked out had no idea what he was doing, and didn't think "Hey I'm going to kill this cop." I would say the kid gets maybe 10-15 years in prison and is out.
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    Re: Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Good to hear. Hope he rots in a cell for life.
    But he's young and he (here's the word that's supposed to excuse everything) panicked. This was clearly justified.
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