Teen who plotted attack on parents: 'I regret all my decisions'
Basically, Tia Skinner arranged for two punks to murder her parents two years ago because they took her cell phone away from her. Now she's mad because her mother (who alone survived the attack) and other siblings won't visit her in prison.
Since being sent to a state prison near Ann Arbor, Tia Skinner said she has not heard from her mother, her siblings or anyone else from the close-knit Yale community near Port Huron.Just...wow.
"It's been rough. It's hard losing your whole family in a blink of an eye," she said. "It's tough because that's my family; they're supposed to stay by you through thick and thin."
Skinner said she hopes the community knows she is sorry for her role in the attack.So let me see if I get this straight...she kills one parent and puts the other one in the Intensive Care Unit, then tries to claim that the police should have gotten parental permission before questioning her?
Although life in prison is difficult, Skinner said, she takes it one day at a time with the hope she will be freed. She is appealing on the grounds that she was interviewed by police as a minor without parental consent...
But it gets better yet.
Skinner said she hopes to request a new sentencing. A recent opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding mandatory life sentences for juveniles will allow her a chance at freedom before she dies. She turned 18 less than a month after the attack.I'll tell you what. I'll support a second chance for her when her father gets a second chance.
She said she believes 20 years would be a proper sentence for her role in the attack.
"I believe that everybody deserves a second chance in life," she said.
And the editors at the Detroit Free Press wonder why no one takes them seriously when they routinely write sympathy stories about scumbags like this.