Thursday, July 12, 2012

Killer of family wants pity because she's an orphan.

From today's Detroit Free Press.

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.

"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."
Just...wow.
Skinner said she hopes the community knows she is sorry for her role in the attack.

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...
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?

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.

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.
I'll tell you what. I'll support a second chance for her when her father gets a second chance.

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.

8 comments:

  1. Words fail to describe the disgust I feel. She should be happy she didn't get the chair.

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  2. What!? Uh, I can't even begin to wrap my head around this one. She needs a ride in one of Mr. Edison's chairs instead of sympathy.

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  3. She's also upset her family isn't standing by her.

    Yes, really.

    Talk about the ultimate combination of narcissistic personality disorder and chutzpah combined.

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  4. She has no learning curve.

    It's 'me me me' and 'poor old me'!

    If she gets out expect you and I will finance her welfare for life (in reality we are already doing that anyway.. but at least she can't kill us where she is at.)

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  5. She's obviously so self-absorbed as to be a sociopath. She needs to be kept in prison until she dies.

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  6. Put the needle in her arm

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  7. Hm.

    I'm going to say she is playing a card and saying whatever she thinks might get her out of prison; also, she has been told or learned that there is significant support for the idea that a 17-year-old is still a 'child' and therefore not responsible for their actions until their brain develops completely.

    I ran into that when working in the public schools; teachers who had been taught in their education that a 17- or even 18-year-old was not in any way an adult, and literally could not be held accountable for their actions, and they believed it.

    I was appalled. I had my issues with my erstwhile parents; but when I turned 17, I knew I could be charged as an adult for violent actions and could go to prison for a very long time.

    This girl is playing a yardie game; after all, she has nothing but time.

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