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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jacksonville FLA. 12 Year Old Faces Life In Prison

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The 1st degree murder defendant, with relatives in the Dominican Republic, wears inmate-orange and handcuffs inside the courtroom.

Every police officer is taller than him. As are all of the other criminal defendants. The judge, as well.

This defendant is the youngest person to ever be charged as an adult with murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

He is 12 years old.

If convicted, could spend the rest of his life in prison. His name is Cristian Fernandez.

“Yes, I have compassion for Cristian Fernandez, but it's not my job to forgive,” says Florida State Attorney Angela Corey. “It's my job to follow the law."

Police say Cristian Fernandez used premeditation and intentionally killed his brother David by violently shoving the two-year old into a bookshelf, twice, causing a skull fracture and massive internal bleeding.

The medical examiner ruled David’s cause of death as homicide, by blunt force trauma. The mother of both children, 25 year old Bianela Susana, is also in jail, unable to post her $1 million bond. She’s charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and felony child abuse and, if convicted, she faces 30 years in prison.

Allegedly, 12-year-old Cristian has confessed.

But on his behalf, there is international outrage. More than 170,000 people have signed an online petition, urging the prosecutor to treat the 12 year old as a juvenile, not as an adult. The prosecutor disagrees, and says Florida law is Florida law.

The Sunshine State sends more juveniles into the adult prison population than any other state. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2009, 393 Florida juveniles entered adult prison, followed by Connecticut with 332, North Carolina with 215, New York with 190, Arizona with 157 and Texas with 156.

“He’s just a kid,” says Alicia Torres. Her son was a classmate of Cristian Fernandez. She signed the petition, too.

"He's a child. He's got a baby face,” says Torres. “He doesn't know - he doesn't know what's going on."

Complicating the Fernandez case is the role of the mother, Susana. Police say during the several hour window between when David was injured and she drove him to the hospital, her laptop shows that she searched what to do about an unconscious boy, checked her bank and downloaded music, before finally taking 2 year old David to the hospital.

A doctor at St. Luke’s told a police officer that had 2 year old David been treated sooner, he may have survived.

Twelve-year-old Cristian Fernandez’ public defenders believe all of the blame belongs with the mother.

" I think many would argue that she's the most culpable when it comes to the death of this child, says Matt Shirk."

In light of a plea deal that may spare this 140 pound murder defendant from the adult system, Fernandez will next be in court October 31st. His trial date has not yet been set.

The mother, Susana, goes on trial February 27th, 2012.

Phil Keating is national correspondent for Fox News Channel out of the Miami bureau.

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Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/10/19/child-murder-suspect-cristian-fernandezs-case-sparks-outrage/#ixzz1eW5cbIU8

NOTE>UPDATE>Cristian Fernandez | jacksonville.com





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Prosecutors offer murder plea to Cristian Fernandez; defense plans to reject it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Michigan has more juvenile life sentences than almost any other state

Why Michigan has more juvenile life sentences than almost any other state

By John Barnes November 06, 2011,

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/why_michigan_has_more_juvenile.html

A state industry

Michigan spends more than $10 million a year to house more juvenile lifers than all but one other state, Pennsylvania.

In all, 358 inmates are serving life sentences for crimes committed from ages 14 to 17. One in five has been in prison 25 years or longer.

The oldest is 67, now that two older lifers have died.



What the numbers show

Juvenile lifers look a lot alike. They are almost exclusively male. Two out of three are black. Most were 17 at the time, but 45 percent were 16 and younger. Nearly half did their crimes in the 1990s

Juvenile lifers look a lot alike

A state industry

Michigan spends more than $10 million a year to house more juvenile lifers than all but one other state, Pennsylvania.

In all, 358 inmates are serving life sentences for crimes committed from ages 14 to 17. One in five has been in prison 25 years or longer.

The oldest is 67, now that two older lifers have died.
What the numbers show

Juvenile lifers look a lot alike. They are almost exclusively male. Two out of three are black. Most were 17 at the time, but 45 percent were 16 and younger. Nearly half did their crimes in the 1990s.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Comments On Amber Riley's Conviction

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A jury convicted Amber Rose Riley nine months ago of participating in the grisly stabbing death of Terry Taylor atop Perris Hill in San Bernardino.


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|Report Abuse |Judge it! |#1 Dec 30, 2009
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unless she is gonna get a bigger punishment no new trial, they should both get death and not after twenty years in the pen i mean now !!!!


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I see your reporter has never read the police transcripts? No where does she say any of this! Even the Dectective on the case Munoz stated to me the story was a bit twisted~ But then he stated & I quote " Yes it Is a bit twisted" But no one reads The Sun telegram anyways"
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Miss Amber Rose Riley is innocent of murder, period. She should have never been convicted, though, technically, she had a “jury of her peers” in this case. Miss Riley did not receive a fair trial. Getting to the point, here are the reasons that this is true:.
?” Testimony from professionals in the field of mental health as to the science and history of people being beaten, tortured, constantly abused and under stress, and how these people have behaved under intimidating and threatening conditions.
Harris admitted that he killed Terry Ray Taylor; that Amber Rose Riley didn’t have anything to do with the killing, and that the facts were evident that he was convicted and sentenced for this crime.
> Deputy district attorney, Karen Khim, despite hearing testimony from the actual killer, dismissed it, saying that (sp.)“…..
7. Just relying on the testimony of the actual killer, Jason Lamar Harris, the San Bernardino District Attorney should have thrown out the case against Amber Riley.
8. Harris is four years older than Amber Riley (you know of any male street hoodlum, with a criminal record, who takes orders from a female younger than himself? Have you ever known of an adult male street criminal, in the slime sleazebag debased “hip-hop” Black Culture of America Today, who takes orders, or suggestions, from an underage white girl?) Amber Rose Riley had no criminal history whatsoever; Jason Lamar Harris was a known-to-community “outlaw.”
At no time in North American history, except during slavery at the most sadistic and oppressive plantations of the South, has an American-born black adult male “outlaw” or criminal ever listen-to and taken suggestions of criminal activity, from a white female, especially an underage white female that he beats and abuses. No male criminal has ever been known to take suggestions, or orders, from adult or teen females. Not even the Mason Family women ever suggested, or ordered, Charles Manson to savagely kill innocent people.
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Since 1994, more than 214-and-still-counting men and women have been freed from California state prisons after being found completely innocent of the crimes that got them convicted and sentenced to state incarceration in the first place.
: Gloria Killian, 17-1/2 years in prison before being found innocent and set free; Kevin Green, 16 years in prison; Dewayne McKinney, 19 years in prison; Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, 26 years in prison; Scott and Brenda Kniffen, 14 years in prison; Maria Suarez, 24 years in prison, officially declared innocent.Hundreds of women in prison, some being there for over twenty years, who were battered and threaten women who used lethal force out of fear, or protection, of their lives. Most were denied a “battered woman’s defense” that only became available (at defense attorney’s discretion) after 1997.
Please, throw this tainted and highly suspect jury conviction out of court. Give Amber Riley a new trial and allow her to face a real jury of her peers (and, not the “Robert Blake” idiots and media cameral hopefuls that populated her past jury), seek competent defense counsel, and have an honest and fair trial.
There’s enough actual and circumstantial facts and evidence showing why she certainly deserves a real honest fail trial.
Thank you very much.
Frank Mitchell, III.
c.c. Chris Blatchford of Fox 11 News.
Brian Townsend, editor, The Precinct Reporter, Tri-County Bulletin.
Training Attorney, John Zitney, of County of San Bernardino Public Defenders Office.
Orange County Branch N.A.A.C.P. Los Angeles Branch N.A.A.C.P.
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terrys mom
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1st of all they need to get the dates right!!! 2nd i think the bitch should go to hell for what she did to my son
Terry cousin
Springfield, IL
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@Frank Mitchell The III

If Amber Riley is innocent why did she tell Det. Munoz that she killed terry with her boyfriend.

PROVE SHE IS INNOCENT NOW
unknown
Colorado Springs, CO
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Jul 4, 2010
Frank Mitchell The III wrote:
Miss Amber Rose Riley is innocent of murder, period. She should have never been convicted, though, technically, she had a “jury of her peers” in this case. Miss Riley did not receive a fair trial. Getting to the point, here are the reasons that this is true:.
?” Testimony from professionals in the field of mental health as to the science and history of people being beaten, tortured, constantly abused and under stress, and how these people have behaved under intimidating and threatening conditions.
Harris admitted that he killed Terry Ray Taylor; that Amber Rose Riley didn’t have anything to do with the killing, and that the facts were evident that he was convicted and sentenced for this crime.
> Deputy district attorney, Karen Khim, despite hearing testimony from the actual killer, dismissed it, saying that (sp.)“…..
7. Just relying on the testimony of the actual killer, Jason Lamar Harris, the San Bernardino District Attorney should have thrown out the case against Amber Riley.
8. Harris is four years older than Amber Riley (you know of any male street hoodlum, with a criminal record, who takes orders from a female younger than himself? Have you ever known of an adult male street criminal, in the slime sleazebag debased “hip-hop” Black Culture of America Today, who takes orders, or suggestions, from an underage white girl?) Amber Rose Riley had no criminal history whatsoever; Jason Lamar Harris was a known-to-community “outlaw.”
At no time in North American history, except during slavery at the most sadistic and oppressive plantations of the South, has an American-born black adult male “outlaw” or criminal ever listen-to and taken suggestions of criminal activity, from a white female, especially an underage white female that he beats and abuses. No male criminal has ever been known to take suggestions, or orders, from adult or teen females. Not even the Mason Family women ever suggested, or ordered, Charles Manson to savagely kill innocent people.
>
Since 1994, more than 214-and-still-counting men and women have been freed from California state prisons after being found completely innocent of the crimes that got them convicted and sentenced to state incarceration in the first place.
: Gloria Killian, 17-1/2 years in prison before being found innocent and set free; Kevin Green, 16 years in prison; Dewayne McKinney, 19 years in prison; Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, 26 years in prison; Scott and Brenda Kniffen, 14 years in prison; Maria Suarez, 24 years in prison, officially declared innocent.Hundreds of women in prison, some being there for over twenty years, who were battered and threaten women who used lethal force out of fear, or protection, of their lives. Most were denied a “battered woman’s defense” that only became available (at defense attorney’s discretion) after 1997.
Please, throw this tainted and highly suspect jury conviction out of court. Give Amber Riley a new trial and allow her to face a real jury of her peers (and, not the “Robert Blake” idiots and media cameral hopefuls that populated her past jury), seek competent defense counsel, and have an honest and fair trial.
There’s enough actual and circumstantial facts and evidence showing why she certainly deserves a real honest fail trial.
Thank you very much.
Frank Mitchell, III.
c.c. Chris Blatchford of Fox 11 News.
Brian Townsend, editor, The Precinct Reporter, Tri-County Bulletin.
Training Attorney, John Zitney, of County of San Bernardino Public Defenders Office.
Orange County Branch N.A.A.C.P. Los Angeles Branch N.A.A.C.P.
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Well good point but I knew both of then and hung out with jason now im not playing side here but amber was very aggressive person. Her age has nothing to do with it. now jason I met him back in 2000 he actually introduced me to the band linkin park. An older brother of 3 others who of witch are very good kids same with his mom nice lady. too bad he threw hes life away over this girl
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terrys mom wrote:
1st of all they need to get the dates right!!! 2nd i think the bitch should go to hell for what she did to my son
sorry for your loss I truly am


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I am Anonymous I have no face...just a point of view, from the time and place of such workings.
i knew the both of them, jason was also known as "Demon" and amber was my best friend for three years...we were so close...she was innocent, i have an ability for reading people, he was a demented young man who tortured and killed animals, her on the other hand helped save rescue lost and abused animals, she was a kind person, and would never harm anyone, no one really tried to even listen to my story and yet i was suspected of being an accomplice, amber never really listened to metal, and allegations of this are un-true, i think frank mitchell is one of the only ones who believe the truth, I am very sorry for the family(of terry)loss, but spouting blatant hate and blind fury is not going to help any, and this heaven /hell nonsense is really un-necessary, i knew him as well, and except for being kinda slow he was ok but also it was a jealous rage with Jason harris he wanted Amber Riley and she like Terry, I wont go into details, but Jason Abused Amber and just because she was big for her age doesnt mean anything she was still a naiive teenager and amber was no ringleader, he did it to terry and made her watch, and threatened her and her family, Even apparently Myself, after the second time he went to jail(8months) he quickly started to lose it, and during the 2-4 months before the murder she started even trying to keep her from me, and Amber and I were very close, like a real brother and sister, not in a romantic way, we werent each other types, but anyway he started becoming way too posessive and she wanted for us to get rid of him, make him go away, not in a killing him sense but just to leave us alone and i was also the last few months more or less starting to venture out and make friends and have a life outside of her but up untill the murder I didnt really see a change except for maybe being scared and wanting to go home here and there, she was not the monster everyone thinks she is Jason on the other will tell you he is and he enjoyed it, he was a self proclaimed satanist and anitchrist of this generation, she was a sweet youg thing and if she actually did d it or had a part in it other than being a frightened spectator then she was a good actess and played us all for fools, and jasons mother one way or the other is deluded and full of lies, she is a fanatical christian after all, and yes jasons younger brothers and sisters were good kids and hopefully will never follow in his steps. dont try to find me, dont try to even guess who I am, it doesnt matter, ALL that does matter is a point of view. AND just because your not christian and are an athiest or pagan or whatever does not mean you have no morals or honor.
I have much Information that was left out of the case, not that anyone cared. peace be with you all.
sister
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I know that sweet young girl better than most i am her sister. She would never be capable of such a thing, she has the biggest heart i have ever seen. I am sorry to the young mans family a loss i would never want to endure but instead of speaking from anger and hurt u should do ur damnedest to make sure the monster that actually did this alone and traumatized a beautiful baby for the rest of her life gets his fair punishment fifty yrs in the pen is nowhere near enough punishment for that devil. She was wrongly convicted and has lost her life for something she couldnt control. Now help her come home we need her she needs us and its time she try to live some what of a normL life.
Carolleo
Johnson City, TN
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terrys mom wrote:
1st of all they need to get the dates right!!! 2nd i think the bitch should go to hell for what she did to my son
What she did to your son?? You are out of LINE! What did your son do to Amber? he BEAT her, he raped her, he made her watch while he took another HUMAN BEINGS LIFE!!! Now, just who should go to HELL????!!!! Jason will rot away the rest of his life in prison, where he belongs-maybe if YOU would have done a better job at raising this sadistic poor excuse for a hood rat, he wouldnt be where is today!! Can I get an AMEN???!!!
Carolleo
Johnson City, TN
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Feb 5, 2011
Pardon me, but I thought the post was from Jasons mother; Amber and Terry were friends...she never meant any harm to come to him....if she could have prevented the murder in any way, she would have. I advocate on behalf of Amber and we are looking forward to the day when justice is FINALLY served. Hear me, it is coming....the truth shall prevail!!
Hahaha
Pflugerville, TX
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Sep 2, 2011
Goddamn, this page has gotten more responses from "family members" than the media...
Knowing
Johnson City, TN
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16 Sep 2, 2011
Since 1994, more than 214-and-still-counting men and women have been freed from California state prisons after being found completely innocent of the crimes that got them convicted and sentenced to state incarceration in the first place.

the above statement is NOT true- nationally- YES, but CA state prisons!
Knowing
Johnson City, TN
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Sep 2, 2011
thats to read NOT just CA state prisons!
Anonymous
Barstow, CA
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Tuesday Oct 4
I know that this woman has a lot to offer this world .... she should get a new trial I've read the transcripts , the hole thing is bul----!Give her her freedom back..........