WHY ARE SO MANY TEENS COMMITTING HORRIFIC CRIMES?…

Posted on December 4, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

 

Andrew Conley, 17, of Rising Sun is accused of choking his 10-year-old brother, Conner Conley, to death as the two wrestled while their parents were at work Sunday.  He is being charged as an adult.  Court documents say Conley told investigators that "strangling Conner satisfied a craving like a hungry person eating a hamburger".  What the ???  Conley told investigators in court documents that he had fantasies about killing someone since he was in eighth grade, and that he felt "just like" the serial killer Dexter on the Showtime television series of the same name.  The story is outlined below, and there was another similar story about a couple of weeks ago:  Girl, 15, Charged as Adult in Murder.  There are countless others, too.
 

Stories like this are becoming more frequent in the news, and that’s really disturbing.  These kids are becoming hauntingly desensitized to violence, and it is escalating.  They’re killing people during home invasions, in schools, out in the street, killing people "just for the fun of it" or "to see what it feels like".  I still say that the horrific violence portrayed in video games, on TV, in movies and in song lyrics is one of the reasons why.  When will these scumbags start paying for their crimes?  When will harsher laws be written in order to stop crimes like this?  These kids know exactly what they’re doing, but I really believe that they are easily led as well.  Maybe it’s time to have the creators of these video games, TV shows, etc., shoulder some of the blame as well.
 
Isn’t it time for the punishment to fit the crime?  If punishment for crimes were severe, do you really think crimes would be as rampant as they are?  I hardly think so—they’d certainly think twice before committing crimes if they knew they would suffer for it.  Why should the criminals inside prisons live better than some people on the outside?  Why can’t lawmakers get tough on escalating crime the way they escalate our taxes?  If there was any justice in this world, criminals would be forced to forfeit their rights in the event they commit a crime; they seem to have more rights than the rest of us.  If you break the law, you should have no rights at all!  Even terrorists have more rights than they deserve.  Times, they-are-a-changing, and the laws need to reflect these changing times…
 
QueenBee
 
 
 


Mugshot of Andrew Conley, 17, taken when he was arrested in the strangulation death of his brother, Conner, 10.
 

This undated picture is of Conner Conley, whose brother is charged with strangling him to death.

 
Indiana Teenager Charged in Strangulation Death of Brother
Thursday , December 03, 2009
 
RISING SUN, Ind.—Ignoring his younger brother’s plea of "Andrew, stop," a 17-year-old who told authorities he identified with a television serial killer strangled the boy, dragged the body to his car and drove to see his girlfriend, an Indiana prosecutor said Thursday.

Andrew Conley of Rising Sun was calm and showed no remorse or emotion as he described strangling 10-year-old Conner Conley as the two wrestled Sunday, a probable cause affidavit said. Conley told investigators he dumped his brother’s body near a park in the Ohio River community about 90 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

"Sometimes people are just evil," Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard said. "This is an evil child."

Prosecutors filed preliminary charges of murder against Conley along with a supporting affidavit Thursday. Conley is being charged as an adult and will appear Friday in court, Negangard said.

Conley’s family did not immediately return messages for comment Thursday. Negangard said Conley had an attorney but none was listed in the affidavit.

The teen told investigators he had had fantasies about killing someone since he was in eighth grade, including cutting somebody’s throat, and felt "just like" the serial killer Dexter on the Showtime television series of the same name. He said killing his brother satisfied a craving like a hamburger satisfied hunger.

"Like I had to … like when people have something like they are hungry and there is a hamburger sitting there and they knew they had to have it and I was sitting there and it just happened," Conley told investigators in the affidavit.

The slaying comes six weeks after 15-year-old Alyssa Bustamante told Missouri authorities she strangled, stabbed and cut a 9-year-old neighbor’s throat because she wanted to know what it was like to kill someone.

The affidavit in Conley’s case described him killing his brother before visiting his girlfriend and other friends. It said:

The two brothers were wrestling while their parents were at work. Conley put Conner in a headlock, causing the younger boy to pass out and fall to the floor. Conley dragged Conner to kitchen, put on a pair of gloves and choked the younger boy for about 20 minutes until he noticed blood flowing from Conner’s nose and mouth.

He told investigators the child’s last words were "Andrew, stop."

Conley put a plastic bag over his brother’s head, secured it with black electrical tape, and dragged the body by its feet down steps to the basement and then from the home to his car. Conley struck Conner’s head on the ground several times before putting the body in the trunk of the car.

With the body still in the trunk, Conley drove to his girlfriend’s house and gave her a sweetheart ring. She told investigators Conley "seemed happy, more happy than she had seen him in a while."

Negangard said he will consider seeking the maximum prison term of life without parole. Conley’s age makes him ineligible for the death penalty.

"I believe Andrew Conley is a dangerous person, and that’s why we’ll be considering the maximum penalty that we can impose," Negangard said.

Conley also told investigators that on the morning of Conner’s death, he stood over his sleeping father with a knife and thought about killing him. Conley went to police Sunday night, admitted killing Conner and told investigators where to find the body.

The teen had no juvenile record and his teachers considered him a good student, Negangard said.

"This kid, Conner, was a good kid, and Andrew was an A and B student," he said. "This comes as a shock to the community."

Conley has been held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Lawrenceburg but was to be moved Thursday night to the Switzerland County Jail in Vevay.

 

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Hi Captain, speaking of rodents and torture, it was Susan Atkins…

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I dunno… The closest I can ever bring myself to killing someone, is to torture small rodents and pull the wings off of insects. LOL! Here\’s one: One of the \’Manson gang\’ just died recently. Who was it? Was it Sue Atkins? Patricia Crenwinkle? None of the above?

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