The boy needed help here and he was not given the right treatment that he needed and a living arrangement's that where necessary , instead of placing this child in a foster home where he would of been given the proper education and the proper up bringing they placed him in a room with a bunch of adults and no hope for the future, with the un-proper up bringing this tragedy had to happen and unfortunately someone's life had to be lost and the people have to suffer and start over again and this child has to live with this the rest of his life, yes he was 16 at the time and should know better but he didn't and he has to suffer the consequences for his actions. We need a better system here in the province to make sure this do not happen again. I do hope for the boy to smarten up and get the help he needs to survive the rest of his life and I hope he don't wind up at the hand of law. Also my condolences are going out to the family and friend's of the victim and that they may find peace some day and let there lives go on.
Posted: 10/5/2012 4:28:48 AM
It is a sad thing that a man lost his life. I am glad to see the offender did not want to use his 11 months already punched towards his sentence, which shows remorse. CYFS seems to be getting into people's business when they shouldn't be, and aren't involved more when they should be. Either way, this is a lose lose for everyone involved. This province really needs to have more programs in place for children in need as well as people with mental disorders!!
Posted: 10/5/2012 12:42:33 AM
Too Tough Enough :
The "boy" is not a "boy." If you are 17 years old and living on your own, you are a "man."
Two years and a year of quasi-probation for murder!!! That is a joke.
The judge took pity because he was a misguided and mixed up person!!! If every judge did this the prisons would be empty and blood would be flowing the streets form all the crime.
Posted: 10/4/2012 11:57:26 PM
Wow.!!! Seriously!!! That poor handicapped man will see no justice. So if we had a bad day...its OK to go and burn someone to death?? He was at an age where he should have known better...but like all juvies he knows how to play the system WELL. We'll know nothing until we'll see him in the news again as a wife beater or the likes/
Posted: 10/4/2012 10:39:18 PM
i am glad the young man will finally get the help he deserves, he should not have been placed in that situation in the first place.this event is completely different than what happened in mount pearl last weekend, that was an accident, what happened in mount pearl was planned and deliberate.
Posted: 10/4/2012 10:14:38 PM
Very unfair :
Life is too important to be taken away for such a stupid event..This young man should have to pay his life for the one he took..
Posted: 10/4/2012 9:33:19 PM
It seems that a person can do pretty much whatever they want.A good lawyer with a load of excuses will always save their bacon.It's strange how everyone suddenly becomes a little angel just after they commit a crime.These defense lawyers will come on the news and make us feel sorry for their client every time.While the victim is completely left out of the whole story.
Posted: 10/4/2012 9:32:01 PM
i totally agree with sharon...some one failed this young man and unfortunately a life was lost as a result. i can't imagine putting a teenager in a boarding house with 3 much older men. what were CYFS thinking??
Posted: 10/4/2012 8:17:46 PM
Ranger Andy :
A very SAD situation. The young man had health problems and should have received better lodging and that would have prevented the fire and loss of life.
Government is at fault here....Read the news item.
Posted: 10/4/2012 5:13:43 PM
Another one bites the dust...you have to wonder what kind of a system is being implemented here in this province!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 10/4/2012 4:42:37 PM
This will set a bad example to all the teenagers and give them a free licence to do whatever they please. Set houses and people on fire and all they will get is a slap on their wrist.
Posted: 10/4/2012 3:44:09 PM
take another mans life and get nothing. WHAT A JOKE
Posted: 10/4/2012 3:34:54 PM
Newfie Boy :
I don't know if this is a good decision or not. I read some people are relieved and happy to hear the young man is going to get help for causing the death of another. Unfortunately, the victim cannot be helped! Not much mention of this person.
Posted: 10/4/2012 3:01:18 PM
Two years for arson. It will be interesting to see what the alleged perpetrators of the assault on a disabled man get. After all, we're talking about juveniles.
Posted: 10/4/2012 2:48:16 PM
It is a tradegy that compounded itself, with no positive outcome possible. Sad situation for both the accused and the victim.
Having to live the rest of your life knowing your actions took someone else's life is a sentence in itself.
Sad any way you look at it.
Posted: 10/4/2012 2:30:02 PM
I'm so happy this young man is finally going to get the help/treatment he so deserves. I know the system often fails to meet the needs of these young people, but let's focus on the positive outcome in this case. Hopefully, many lessons have been learned by all involved. I wish him all the best on his journey to a better life.
Posted: 10/4/2012 2:13:19 PM
CYFS should be ashamed of themselves.... my question why wasn't CYFS checking on a daily basis on this young man once they placed him in a drug addicted and alochol addicted environment such as that boarding house. Many of the Social Workers today are inexperienced and have no clue how to handle the lives of these problemed youths. It scares me to death when I hear of children being apprehened by a CYFS worker because the majority of the young workers are clueless ,,, might be book smart but not smart when it comes to dealing with family problems and youth problems.... Never any follow up with families and the most thing I have noticed the attitude of most of them (they think they are above the law when it comes to their way of thinking.) Not all CYFS workers are alike but the newer ones coming out into the work force are KNow it alls and that is a scarey thing in our society. This young man was failed desperately by CYFS.... you should be ashamed and held accountable for the actions of this young man who depended on you for help.
Posted: 10/4/2012 1:39:59 PM
Too bad this intervention wasn't in place before a man lost his life. Maybe this type of "rehabilitative" program should be used for more young offenders before the situation escalates to this type of tragedy. I wish this young man well in the future, hopefully he will not be back in the justice system in years to come. To the family of his victim, I offer my sympathy for their loss and healing as time goes on.