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A tiny bit of justice for Sabina Rose O'Donell, family, friends, and neighbors

mythaeusmythaeus Senior MemberPosts: 831 Senior Member
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8654706

Two years ago I posted a story on here about this murder, which happened less than 2 blocks north of where we live. We don't know Sabina personally, but frequent the restaurant where she worked. The murder hit the neighborhood really hard even though most people here seem nearly unfazed by violent crimes. She was a young frail girl about to turn 21. The murderer, Donte Jonson, 18 years old at the time he committed the robbery, rape, and murder. A few hours ago, a 1st degree murder guilty verdict was returned and the judge sentenced the murderer to life plus 40-80 years for other charges. We are all very relieved that justice is served for the time being (there may be an appeal).

Al
"In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama

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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    A horrible crime, one wonders how much Justice is there really, the poor woman is still dead, and this creep will be well cared for at taxpayer expense.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Posts: 831 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    A horrible crime, one wonders how much Justice is there really, the poor woman is still dead, and this creep will be well cared for at taxpayer expense.

    Indeed! There was some back and forth on the death penalty decision, but I am not sure why the prosecution decided against it in the end (http://www.phillytrib.com/newsarticles/item/3901-court-begins-choosing-jury-for-rape,-murder-case.html). Originally, he was going to plead guilty to get life, but then fired his court-appointed attorney, hired a private lawyer and went to trial instead.

    Al
    "In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Too bad they won't be able to send him to Tennessee or Alabama, or maybe Texas to serve his "life" sentence.
    Jerry
  • pbearperrypbearperry Member Posts: 91 Member
    I never will understand how anyone can take the life of another human being for monetary gain.God help the human race.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    pbearperry wrote: »
    I never will understand how anyone can take the life of another human being for monetary gain.God help the human race.

    The motive is not monetary gain, that is ancillary to the actual motive / crime of violent rape, then murder to eliminate a witness.....

    The Human race is not at fault, only the Monsters that should be culled from the Human race.

    ( Edited - animals ) corrected.......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    :agree: But calling these monsters animals is an insult to animals.l
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Very true, I stand corrected.......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Posts: 831 Senior Member
    :agree: But calling these monsters animals is an insult to animals.l

    Funny, someone said that over another discussion the other day. I've never thought of it that way, but definitely a good point.

    Al
    "In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    The Human race is not at fault, only the Monsters that should be culled from the Human race.

    Exactly. :up:
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