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Suspect turns down deal

Accused in Girard teen girl’s heroin overdose death

May 10, 2013

WARREN — A 28-year-old Youngstown man whose eight-count indictment links him to the drug overdose death of a 17-year-old Girard High School student turned down a plea deal offer Thursday, setting th......

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May-10-13 3:57 PM

dude no dealer man .he think he straight up pimpp .been turning out girl

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May-10-13 11:11 AM

Don't count on it Bill, having been a product of Cleveland, the hood and being broke, no amount of time will deter drug dealing. I could tell you stories about criminal behavior & activity that would blow your mind.

Being in jail is better than being poor to drug dealing types and most criminals in general. Jail is only a bad place if you're a child molester or rapist of some kind. Unless you're the cowardly type you won't have problems doing time. I believe head aching over wives & girlfriends is the biggest worry.

If you're mentally tough enough to weather that, you'll do just fine. Modern day prison in America is no deterent to street crimes. Forced hard labor, beatings, starvation and tactics deemed cruel, unusual & unconstitutional is the only real deterent.

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May-10-13 10:43 AM

It's sad to think that drugs have such a priority for our young people. This drug is make its rounds like it did in the sixties. I feel for this girls family and those that loved her. Once the jail time for selling this junk is increased to an amount of time that makes one think long and hard about the consequences, it will always be an option for those looking to make a quick buck.

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May-10-13 9:50 AM

I agree LDavis, while drugs definitely need taken off the streets we can't fault others for our teens drug use. Chance are this unfortunate girl sought out the drug dealer in her search for dope. The "friend" who introduced her to dope is more responsible than the dope man.

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May-10-13 9:12 AM

Kill those two like they killed that girl; I am not saying that she was "Snow White"; but "Justice is justice"; and it needs to be done. We do not need to support these two scumb bags while they sit in jail. Give them them the same type of lethal overdose of the dangerous drug like they gave their victim. Done and over.

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May-10-13 8:42 AM

Getting scum like this off the streets is a good think. The sad part is, someone will just take his place. There's big money in selling drugs on the street, and someone is always looking to move up in the gang. Doing drugs is a bad thing but most think they won't get addicted, so doing them once in awhile is no big deal. Once your hooked on drugs, your whole world changes. You will loose everything you own, your friends, your family and most importantly your own self respect. You will do anything to get your next fix, even humiliating things that you would never thought of doing. I've seen lots of peoples lives change because of drugs, and it wasn't pretty either.

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May-10-13 8:25 AM

I think he turned down the plea because it was an awful deal. Note the timing of this offer and the sentencing of his partner on May 20th for the same crime.

The sad part about this is he's not even a 'dealer'. He's nothing more than a delivery person. The real dealers are still out there and free, because they don't get close enough to the drugs or the money until it's safe for them.

I feel bad for the girl. If the legal system stayed out of the business of trying to stop people from harming themselves and turned that job over to people more qualified(like doctors), we wouldn't have so many cases like this.

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May-10-13 7:28 AM

Getting this scumbag drug dealer off the streets is a good thing. Should the jury find him guilty, he should get the max from the judge for each offense so he never returns to the streets.

LDavis - he had his chance for a plea deal, now let him hang himself by his decision for trial in prison for a good long stay.

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May-10-13 2:07 AM

Since when is her*oin a bad word that is blocked out? It's censored from my post. LOL

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May-10-13 2:06 AM

****** is a horrible thing and it is terrible that this girl died. I say this because the next thing I'm about to say will not be as well received. I'm not really sure that from a completely legal angle that this gentleman should be charged with involuntary manslaughter. I do think he should be behind bars for a very long time if he is found guilty of selling ****** and/or cocaine. By saying he is guilty of involuntary manslaughter because she overdosed is like saying that a car salesman should be responsible for a car accident because he sold the car. It's almost like punishing him for the same crime twice and from a rights standpoint, this doesn't sit well with me. Furthermore, if we are going to charge him with involuntary manslaughter, then we also have to charge the following people: her parents for not keeping track of their minor child, the friend or schoolmate who first introduced her to ******, and the city of Girard for not keeping the drugs off the street. Get my point

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