@joetheplumber: Really? Is that the most compassionate thing you can say about an innocent man losing his life needlessly...whore mothers? No wonder this city, hell, this country, is going down the drain. People like you and your comments make people like me wonder why we even bother to give a damn about our fellow man. Lucky for you,we still do.
@Veritas: You're so right, just sad it wasn't you. NO ONE, regardless of their past criminal history (except those tried and convicted of MURDER) deserves to be shot and killed in any way what-so-ever. The lack of compassion in this town just shows why our homicide rate is at 16 already this year. Maybe drugs were involved (probably, actually), but the last time I checked, murder was not listed as the ONLY method of reprimand for such crimes. Obviously you and many others in Chattanooga have forgotten that they have a heart for their fellow man/woman. That is the real crime here.
@rolando: Exactly how do you equate HIV+ status with homosexualty? What world do you live in? The majority of HIV/AIDS cases are among HETEROSEXUAL people. Once again you showed your ignorance about life in general. Before commenting, you might want to read up on the facts, that's if you know how to read. As far as this case is concerned, six years if convicted is really a joke. Life WITHOUT parole is the only option for this obvious habitual offender. As for his wife, even though he has given her a life sentence, with today's medication regime, she can live a very long life. It now is up to her to take control of her health. Unfortunately, it took something like this for her to understand that she is, ultimately, the only person reponsible for her health. I pray for her and her unborn child, that it test negative at birth.
Like eastridge8 has anything to talk about...East Ridge, really? Please!
This is to everyone except magpie...you all are the reason why living in Chattanooga is no longer enjoyable and why this city is going to hell in a hurry. Ignorant idiots like yourselfs should suffer the same fate as this poor woman and innocent child are now having to suffer without a son and father. The only backwoods deadbeats that I can see are those of you who have forgotten that you have a heart and that GOD is the only one to judge a man (or woman) on the character of their soul. I must have missed the news story that announced you as the new god around here. If you want an honest reason to bitch about the HOOD or the THUGs, then bitch about the lack of opportunities in this city for young men and women to make a living for themselves and their families the RIGHT way. So I take it, from your post, that the KILLER of this young man should be put upon a pedestal??? Really, your attitudes and comments make you more of a killer than he is...maybe you should walk in their shoes before spread your venom.