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dreday
05-15-2009, 06:25 PM
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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/sfl-pot-deal-shortchange-murder-bn051309,0,104571.story


Broward jurors on Tuesday convicted Frank Reyes of second-degree murder for shooting an 18-year-old customer in the face for shortchanging him $2 on a marijuana deal.

"$2, eight quarters, 20 dimes, that's what Alfredo Cruz's life was worth," prosecutor Michelle Boutros said in her closing argument.

The irony: Cruz had enough money to pay the full asking price for the dime bag of pot.

"He should have given Frank Reyes that $2," Boutros conceded. "He didn't. He played him. He hustled him."

But that did not give Reyes license to kill, she said.

Reyes, of Sunrise, sat through the final hours of his two-day trial Tuesday looking petrified, his chest heaving from heavy breathe, arms clutched at his waist.

1 dol fan
05-15-2009, 08:18 PM
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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/sfl-pot-deal-shortchange-murder-bn051309,0,104571.story


Broward jurors on Tuesday convicted Frank Reyes of second-degree murder for shooting an 18-year-old customer in the face for shortchanging him $2 on a marijuana deal.

"$2, eight quarters, 20 dimes, that's what Alfredo Cruz's life was worth," prosecutor Michelle Boutros said in her closing argument.

The irony: Cruz had enough money to pay the full asking price for the dime bag of pot.

"He should have given Frank Reyes that $2," Boutros conceded. "He didn't. He played him. He hustled him."

But that did not give Reyes license to kill, she said.

Reyes, of Sunrise, sat through the final hours of his two-day trial Tuesday looking petrified, his chest heaving from heavy breathe, arms clutched at his waist.
The real irony would have been if Reyes was planning on shorting them. If he was really giving the kid less than $10 worth.

Also, you don't get the license to kill unless the dude owes you more than $20... and even then, he had to take your GF or kick you in the nuts too.

Bumpus
05-15-2009, 11:29 PM
"I want my two dollars!"
- the paperboy from Better off Dead

GoonBoss
05-17-2009, 03:44 AM
Well, I'm sure sorry the guy's dead....But, you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. In this case the stupid game he played was illegal drug use. The prize was getting shot in the face.

CedarPhin
05-17-2009, 03:49 AM
Well, the guy didn't get shot going to church, that's for sure.

No real sympathy from me.

Miamian
05-17-2009, 04:12 AM
Don't you guys think that you're being a bit harsh on the victim here? He was 18 years old FCOL!!! How many of us didn't do stupid things when we were that age?

GoonBoss
05-17-2009, 04:26 AM
Don't you guys think that you're being a bit harsh on the victim here? He was 18 years old FCOL!!! How many of us didn't do stupid things when we were that age?

I won a couple of stupid prizes myself at 18. Fortunately none of the stupid games I played involved shorting armed drug dealers. I said I'm sorry he's dead. Pot meant more to him than anything else in the world, though...Including his life, so....It is what it is.

When does the "He's young" excuse officially stop for people getting what they are asking for? 19? 20? We trust 16 year olds to dive cars. I don't think it's too much to ask for 18 year olds not to buy illegal drugs.

CedarPhin
05-17-2009, 04:28 AM
If you're doing something illegal, then there shouldn't be any sympathy when you die doing said stupid thing.

If I decide I'm going to go out and get drunk, then drive into a tree and kill myself, then there should be no sympathy for me at all, because I was doing something stupid.

If you short change a drug dealer, there's a pretty good chance you'll get capped.

It is what it is...and this kid has no sympathy from me at all.

CalDolFan10x14
05-17-2009, 04:34 AM
Don't you guys think that you're being a bit harsh on the victim here? He was 18 years old FCOL!!! How many of us didn't do stupid things when we were that age?

It's unfortunate he died for such an insane cause. May God rest his soul. But this should serve as a lesson to all. Never get mixed up with drug dealers. They really don't give a damn about anyone else, they just want their money and will go to ANY lengths to collect it.....no matter how miniscule the amount! Better to avoid that stuff, imo.

SpurzN703
05-17-2009, 09:49 PM
It's unfortunate he died for such an insane cause. May God rest his soul. But this should serve as a lesson to all. Never get mixed up with drug dealers. They really don't give a damn about anyone else, they just want their money and will go to ANY lengths to collect it.....no matter how miniscule the amount! Better to avoid that stuff, imo.

I'm with you. It's a shame a life was taken over something so petty but you know it isn't right so you shouldn't be doing it.

1 dol fan
05-17-2009, 10:02 PM
The way I see it... you not likely to get shot if you don't sheist anyone. When you rip someone off, prepare to feel the consequences.

The only dealers I ever buy from personally are people who I'm friends with (or at least on good terms and know) so I'm not likely to get shot at.

On the other hand, I live in Western Wisconsin and it is not quite the same as Sunrise, Florida.

Arsenal WV
05-17-2009, 11:13 PM
lock him up for the rest of his life. Sucks for the other dude. but he should be selling/buying drugs.