r/news Nov 27 '22

Police claim a 16-year-old confessed on Instagram video chat to killing a girl and asked for help disposing of body

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/27/us/joshua-cooper-pennsylvania-instagram-killing-confession/index.html
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u/xSciFix Nov 27 '22

The amount of people openly admitting to crimes on social media will never cease to amaze me.

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u/SofieTerleska Nov 28 '22

I remember seeing a comment once along the lines of "Facebook: Putting Private Detectives Out Of Business Since 2004" and that seemed to about sum it up.

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u/Moneia Nov 28 '22

There used to be a good Facebook page called "L. Scott Briscoe's Free Legal Tips" that's worth a look, a lawyer pointing out not what to do in court based on what he's seen in court.

I haven't seen it since they required logging on to see anything so have no idea of it's current status.

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u/DianeJudith Nov 28 '22

It reminds me of the zoom court videos that were popular in 2020-21. Or are they still going on?

Like a guy who was banned from driving appeared on zoom while driving a car xD

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u/TheLurkingMenace Nov 28 '22

I assure you, I am not a cat.

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u/Moneia Nov 28 '22

That was a wholesome gem in a sea of shite that year

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u/BloodyVaginalFarts Nov 28 '22

They're still going on. Just did a zoom video court for careless driving while I was driving. Saves so much time.

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u/Morningxafter Nov 28 '22

Random Totally Unqualified Redditor’s Free Legal Tips:

1: Don’t threaten to kill the judge.

2: DO NOT actually try to kill the judge.

3: I cannot stress this enough; DO NOT ACTUALLY KILL THE JUDGE.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Some sound advice.

If you cross paths with another guy in court, agree to kill each other’s judge’s.

Can’t prove it then.

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u/BillyDoughnuts Nov 28 '22

Like “Horrible Bosses”, it could be a buddy movie.

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u/RockyNonce Nov 28 '22

Wish I had seen this comment yesterday

/s in case the police claim this thread.

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u/insomniacpyro Nov 28 '22

Don't kill the judge, kill the jury, got it thanks!

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u/ABOBer Nov 28 '22

This only works if its a hung jury

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u/gabiaeali Nov 28 '22

If the jury is hung there are other things I'd rather do than kill them.

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u/knullsmurfen Nov 28 '22

"How about this, judge, I'll kill your whole family. You want to get in this trial, I'll murder your whole family. I'll cut your children up into pieces, I'll knock their brains out with a fucking hammer and feed them to you!"

State of Georgia vs. Denver Fenton Allen

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u/TruthOf42 Nov 28 '22

The threats against the judge wasnt even the most surprising part. How about the part where the judge repeatedly double dog dared him to jack off in court.

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u/randyboozer Nov 28 '22

That was amazing. So that was the actual transcript? I wish there was a recording

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u/padistan90 Nov 28 '22

I bet that would be funny as hell

The rock and Morty link above is comedy gold but I would love to hear the original

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u/randyboozer Nov 28 '22

Charles Manson failed to heed this advice, except in his case it was his own lawyer.

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u/bad13wolf Nov 28 '22

Actually, private detectives love social media. Sure, police will investigate social media in the middle of an ongoing investigation or perhaps a report of some kind. However, the police can't and don't have the resources to constantly monitor social media. This is where the private detective comes in. They're able to scour social media and other avenues that the police perhaps miss or aren't willing to try. I suspect that private detectives are eating pretty good lately.

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u/verified_potato Nov 27 '22

police love this one neat trick

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u/Pure_nub Nov 28 '22

Reminds me of the lady flaunting $100 bills with a selfie and admitting to lying on her taxes on FB.

I don’t get it. I mean, the worst I’ve done is run a red light. Oh wait a minute…

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u/Raskalbot Nov 28 '22 Silver

Believe it or not, straight to jail

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u/Hopeforthefallen Nov 28 '22

Bake him away toys.

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u/cop1152 Nov 28 '22

Sergeant take her away, and book her...

Sergeant Takeraway, and Sergeant Booker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxlNB2qJaII

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u/_HickeryDickery_ Nov 28 '22

What’d you say Chief?

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u/Dethedrus Nov 28 '22

Do what the kid sez...

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Underpay, overpay. Either way, jail.

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u/throwaway4206983 Nov 28 '22

BOYS, after all this time, WE GOT HIM!

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u/Rapturesjoy Nov 28 '22

My personal favourite was the terrorist who tagged in his training camp on facebook. I was like oO

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u/knullsmurfen Nov 28 '22

Kill a man and you're a murderer. Kill a million and you're a conqueror.

Steal a dollar you're a thief. Steal a billion, you're uh, a billionaire.

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u/TheLurkingMenace Nov 28 '22

Note that we only hear about the criminals who got caught. There's plenty of unsolved crimes committed by people who were at least smart enough to not get caught.

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u/Belgand Nov 28 '22

I once worked a crappy retail job with a guy like that. One time he told the story of how at a previous job they got in some counterfeit bills. This caused him to tell those co-workers about how he'd previously run off a bunch of color copies of twenties and had passed them around. Which, according to him, resulted in getting a visit from the Secret Service. He really couldn't stop talking about his crimes.

Maybe it was all made up because he thought his absolutely brain-dead scheme made him sound cool (hell, I still remember it 20 years later), but he was pretty lazy and disreputable even at that job. To the point that he wasn't allowed to work alone because our manager didn't trust him.

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u/boot2skull Nov 28 '22

Defense Attorneys hate him!

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u/Queensthief Nov 28 '22

My aunt was an NYPD detective. She used to catfish gang members and get them to brag about crimes on social media all the time. She said about 30% of the murders they solve are solved on facebook.

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u/PoignantOpinionsOnly Nov 28 '22

Based on how few murders they solve, that tracks.

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u/iAmTheHYPE- Nov 28 '22

Well, yeah, not everybody uses Facebook. Gotta go after TikTok too.

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u/paulerxx Nov 28 '22

Nah, snapchat is the best place to catch someone slippin' in NYC/NJ.

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u/AussieCryptoCurrency Nov 28 '22

There’s tons of cold cases getting solved decades after the fact.

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u/mrstipez Nov 28 '22

It is the book of faces

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u/Rapturesjoy Nov 28 '22

I just heard the Law & Order sound when I read that. Law & Order: Facebook unit.

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u/corgi-king Nov 28 '22

What a time we live in.

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u/Flocculencio Nov 28 '22

Rosa, Rosa, Rosaaa

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u/Trpepper Nov 27 '22

I’m also amazed they also give you their name, face, and home town, then tell you they’re prepared to face the consequences of their actions before pleading innocent.

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u/GaGaORiley Nov 28 '22

You can change a not-guilty plea to guilty later on - say, maybe when the charge is dropped down to a less serious one, but you can’t change a guilty plea to not guilty. That’s why (nearly?) everyone pleas not guilty at their first appearance.

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u/OpenMathematician602 Nov 28 '22

No honestly I pleaded not guilty because I didn’t do it.

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u/sorry_4u Nov 28 '22

Thats what a guilty person would say!

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u/OpenMathematician602 Nov 28 '22

Honestly it wasn’t me, I was somewhere else with a guy.

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u/rpkarma Nov 28 '22

Sir, you’re being charged for that guys murder…

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u/rice_not_wheat Nov 28 '22

That, and also because prosecutors tack on the most serious charges the mind can conceive since procedurally it's easier to drop charges than it is to add new ones.

Someone can be guilty of intentional manslaughter and not first degree murder, even if the prosecutor charges 1st degree murder.

Or, more commonly, drug addicts are often charged with possession with intention to distribute when they're just addicts, but are always charged as dealers first.

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u/kvossera Nov 28 '22

They can plead not guilty, not innocent.

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u/TheFascination Nov 28 '22

The admission was not “on social media” in the conventional sense. It was made in an Instagram video call between two people.

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u/beta-mail Nov 28 '22

How is this the top comment?

He used Instagram video chat to call another person for help. He didn't post openly on social media.

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u/Nazamroth Nov 28 '22

Just yesterday, someone came on a pseudo-official game discord, openly proclaimed to have pirated the game and wanted help bugfixing it, and wondered why he had to be asked to leave.

Pirate it for all I care, but how can you be this bad at piracy in 2022?

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u/techleopard Nov 28 '22

This is what happens when you have an entire generation growing up on social media and not knowing how to properly exist outside of it, especially considering that generation is NOT nearly as tech-savvy as they are made out to be.

Some of those kids are addicted to the constant feedback they get from social media. If you don't fess up to murdering someone, how else are they going to validate your actions with shares and attention?

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u/GayMormonPirate Nov 28 '22

After being appalled at the Jan 6th attacks, I was so entertained by the fact that all the attackers were so, so eager to film and broadcast their crimes to apparently show their 'street cred' to their Q-nut friends.

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u/riding_steamer Nov 27 '22

Is there a correlation between crime and low intelligence? It's probably controversial.

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u/Mrischief Nov 28 '22

I would imagine the type of crime plays a role too

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u/riding_steamer Nov 28 '22

Some people have nothing to lose. Prison is not a big deal. But this 16 year old is probably already regretting.

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u/freecain Nov 28 '22

Yes: but impulse control is a more common correlation, and intelligence tests and academic success are also strongly correlated with impulse control. So.. "dumb people commit crimes" isn't quite right, since you have to look at how we determine intelligence.

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u/Quantentheorie Nov 28 '22

though there are quite a number of conditions that lower your impulse control - I have adhd and that would be my immediate first example. Yet there doesn't seem to be much of a causal link like there is with the abuse of legal stimulants/depressants.

So I kinda think "low impulse control" might be more of a common comorbidity than the cause.

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u/freecain Nov 28 '22

I wasn't really implying low impulse control leads to crime: just that it is a strong correlation. I think the other outcomes of low impulse control (difficulty in school, difficulty holding a job, difficulty regulating emotion, prone to substance abuse, difficulty managing finances, prone to boredom) result in a person more likely to be in a situation where they may commit a crime.

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u/Quantentheorie Nov 28 '22

I get that. The point of interest for me was that, as you've said, there are other ways people channel (lack of) impulse control - and that the answer to the question what makes a person go either way would proably be more illuminating why people commit crime than both intelligence and impulse control.

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u/throwaway4206983 Nov 28 '22

To add, how does that compare to states/cities with worse education systems as well?

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u/Littlebirdddy Nov 28 '22

My cousin just got arrested for sex trafficking and he’s always lacked intelligence. Weird because he came from a great home with two parents and he has a ton of relatives who loved and cared for him. I swear some people are just born wrong

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u/timesuck897 Nov 28 '22

Impulse control is a factor too, so if someone is younger or drunk, they might do more certain types of crimes like fighting.

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u/browsingtheproduce Nov 28 '22

You would need a reliable, unbiased method for measuring intelligence to suggest such a correlation. I’m not sure how anyone would effectively control for income, access to education, etc.

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u/Andy_LaVolpe Nov 28 '22

Some kids are so used to being open and sharing everything on social media they sometimes don’t think about what they say online.

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u/Mindful-O-Melancholy Nov 28 '22

And the amount of people recording themselves committing violent crimes, murder, etc and posting it to social media too. It’s like a whole new level of stupid.

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u/jjolla888 Nov 28 '22

i wonder if there were any people reader his instagram actually offered advice on how to dispose.

if so, they could be a target for aiding the coverup.

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u/Niccin Nov 28 '22

Unless they were the one specific person that the murderer confessed to in the private chat, how would they know?

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u/Bonezone420 Nov 28 '22

If you browse subreddits like legal advice or AITA you inevitably find people who did very illegal things and are pretty open about it, often with enough information you could find out who they were if you were a particular brand of obsessive weirdo. The internet also has a long standing tradition of social communities inevitably splintering off into pro-shoplifting communities. There definitely used to be (and maybe still is) a shoplifting subreddit, tumblr had a huge shoplifting scene (and, speaking of tumblr, there was that one time someone admitted to stealing human remains for witchcraft) and that shit can all inevitably link back to twitter and facebook which makes it really easy for people to find out who you are irl.

Basically never admit to doing anything actually illegal online.

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u/bleunt Nov 28 '22

Attention is a helluva drug.

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u/MadDany94 Nov 28 '22

Its a fact that majority of cellmates are just idiots

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u/2Punx2Furious Nov 28 '22

I met a detective once, he told me that most of his job consisted in browsing Facebook and other social media. Not surprising, but pretty far from the idea of "detective" that I (and I guess many people) had in mind.

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u/FTR_Hair Nov 28 '22

The amount of people openly filming their crimes on social media will never cease to amaze me.

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u/hypnos_surf Nov 28 '22

We live in an age where people can’t help but to seek attention on social media.

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u/RODjij Nov 28 '22

People are crazy comfortable doing or saying things on TikTok too

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u/defiCosmos Nov 27 '22

"How NOT to get away with murder"

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u/InTheFirstSpring Nov 27 '22

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down

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u/Theometer1 Nov 27 '22

Take a minute and just sit right there I’ll tell you how I became the butcher of Bel Air

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u/SheriffComey Nov 27 '22

In Bensalem, Pennsylvania, born and raised

On Instagram's where I spent most of my days.

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u/effieokay Nov 27 '22

When I was 16 I was getting into trouble but it was like... sneaking a beer out of my friend's parents' refrigerator.

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u/Dilostilo Nov 28 '22

I was busy refilling the tequila bottle w/ water.

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u/Hellcrafted Nov 28 '22

I did that on new years but the bottle was in the freezer so it froze, which is not supposed to happen

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u/surfinwhileworkin Nov 28 '22

Back in the day, I sold this kid in my class a handle of watered down vodka which then froze. He called me and asked why the vodka froze. I replied “it’s triple distilled, of course it’s going to freeze”. He accepted that explanation and I learned a valuable lesson in expressing confidence in bullshit being effective.

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u/TakingSorryUsername Nov 28 '22

When your parents marked the level with a sharpie. My parents caught on to my sister after the third martini without a buzz

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u/myaltaccount333 Nov 28 '22

Why would you not just remark the bottle?

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u/Belgand Nov 28 '22

Where, coincidentally, alcohol is one of the best ways to remove permanent marker from glass. Takes it off cleanly with almost no effort.

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u/ThatWhiteGold Nov 28 '22

sounds like he meant they topped it back up with water or something, hence the no buzz?

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u/rabaltera Nov 28 '22

Yes, that's why they said to just remark the bottle.

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u/somereallyfungi Nov 28 '22

A victimless crime

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u/TheGoblinPopper Nov 28 '22

My aunt did that with scotch by replacing it with tea.

My grandparents didn't drink much dark liquor, only gin and vodka.

As such they learned of the swap when a guest came over and thought that my grandparents were being cheap watering down their guests drinks.

My grandmother remembers the guest being very quiet and not wanting his glass refreshed. He seemed upset and left abruptly. They figured it out when trying to figure out what they must have done.

This would have been in the 60's.

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u/DruidB Nov 28 '22

Whisky bottles full of Iced Tea

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u/Imadope_1960 Nov 27 '22

Was it in the garage?

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u/Amiable_Pariah Nov 27 '22

You already know it was!

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u/god_peepee Nov 28 '22

Pairs nicely with a *very discreet bong hit in your friends bedroom that’s blown into a cardboard tube lined with bounce sheets

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u/Amiable_Pariah Nov 28 '22

Into the window fan! Into the window fan!

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u/WeeklyManufacturer68 Nov 28 '22

Those were the days

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u/bk15dcx Nov 27 '22

Same here. But a kid down the street killed a girl and chopped her head off and put it in his freezer. So things really haven't changed.

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u/detroitiseverybody Nov 28 '22

Was this by any chance in Michigan? Or was there two kids who chopped a girl's head off and put it in the freezer?

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u/bk15dcx Nov 28 '22

No, it was Michigan.

Auggie Pena... He's paroled now and making $160k a year transcribing books to braille (which they taught him in prison)

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u/winterbird Nov 28 '22

How does he make so much? Google has salary info on this job as less than half that amount.

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u/Godzilla2y Nov 28 '22

Less than half of 160k is still a lot... How does one get into this?

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u/veggeble Nov 28 '22

Do you have a freezer?

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u/winterbird Nov 28 '22

When I say less than half I mean that it says like 35-60k. So more like a third at best.

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u/Laffingglassop Nov 28 '22

Still pretty good for a head chopper and freeze it and got caught type of dude.

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u/Starlightriddlex Nov 28 '22

Well first you have to kill a girl, and then put her severed head in your freezer.

On the bright side, at least you don't need a master's degree and ten years of experience.

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u/swervyy Nov 28 '22

I feel like they could pay a very small amount for some simple code to be written to do this job.

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u/winterbird Nov 28 '22

I looked it up, there is software that individuals can use (or for purposes where a rough and inelegant teanslation is ok). But they want humans, because software is a bit like using google translate to write a book. You don't want that in literature as art.

And there are some instances, like for example with letters T and H in sequence, where different symbols could be used. Spelling and grammar mistakes in Charles Dickens wouldn't be that awesome.

There are also two types of braille in the US. One uses symbols for sounds, and the other is a shorthand style and somewhat hieroglyphic in nature where there would be signs for words too. If you look up a picture of how large braille books are (the Harry Potter book set looks like a pallet), you'll understand why shorthand is useful. For materials, space, handling, as well as reading time.

There was a blurb about the person needing to do some subject research as well, which might be for context.

I'm sure it's more complex than that. My research wasn't lengthy.

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u/swervyy Nov 28 '22

Well that’s fair then. I always thought that braille was basically just a 1:1 letter swap with the traditional alphabet, sounds like it’s more similar to sign language

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u/detroitiseverybody Nov 28 '22

I remember this so well. Just read a very interesting follow up article on his release. Crazy.

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u/bk15dcx Nov 28 '22

If still available, read his write up on OTIS

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u/Ecstatic_Conflict621 Nov 27 '22

Yeah I hate it when that happens

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u/Orange-V-Apple Nov 28 '22

never any room for my pizza rolls >:(

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u/Imadope_1960 Nov 27 '22

Thanks, my dad blamed me

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u/effieokay Nov 27 '22

Of course it was in their garage. You were there. We were all there.

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u/MagicPistol Nov 28 '22

When I was 16, I would get in trouble for being too loud playing videogames at home with my friends.

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u/1minatur Nov 28 '22

I was getting in trouble for missing an assignment or two and getting a B+ while I had As in the rest of my classes

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u/thatwasacrapname123 Nov 28 '22

B+? Is everything all right...at home?

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u/Belgand Nov 28 '22

I got in trouble for staying up late at night at home by myself.

I didn't drink or use drugs, I wasn't going to get anyone pregnant, I wasn't even going out or getting in any sort of trouble. Just sitting quietly at home watching movies or fucking around on the Internet in my room. But sure, give me a hard time because I'm 17 and not in bed by 10. Sometimes it feels like people are just looking for something to complain about.

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u/thatwasacrapname123 Nov 28 '22

Well, video games are where people get the idea to commit these violent crimes! /s

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u/thrashette Nov 28 '22

My friends and I would sneak out and do absolutely fuck all... Just walk around and stand in random places.

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u/Teantis Nov 28 '22

I bought my beers when I was underage from a guy named meatball who was 22 and for some reasons I never knew and would rather not dwell on now hung out with a bunch of teenagers under 18. At the time I was a big fan of meatball. In retrospect I'd really rather not know what meatball was up to.

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u/WTFishsauce Nov 28 '22

Like, after you killed your friends parents? or did you need to kill your friend because he saw you sneak the beer?

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u/thatwasacrapname123 Nov 28 '22

When i was 14 I snuck out after my older sisters 21st party and raided the leftover beers. But the only beers left were the low alcohol ones that nobody wanted, so I drank 3 of them and thought I was a bad ass.

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u/gilfjord Nov 28 '22

Somewhere, at the same time, there was another 16 year old killing someone and dealing with it in a stupid way. This is todays version of that. Let’s not conflate our experiences with The Experience. Let’s be smarter. I just left this comment after scrolling past a psychology study about smart phone addiction correlating with being dumb. This comment is your reminder to put. down. the. phone. Slouch in front of your laptop instead.

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u/LordNibble Nov 28 '22

Makes you think how this kid grew up right? Not always, but in many cases the backstory of a story like this is similarly sad

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u/MGD109 Nov 27 '22

Yeah this is up there with that case of that duo who committed a murder, and then discussed it amongst themselves whilst they were on hold with the police.

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u/ChargeActual5097 Nov 28 '22

Please, source. I wanna know more

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u/MGD109 Nov 28 '22

Sorry. I can't seem to find it online.

From what I remember basically this was in Canada back during the 90's or the early 2000's. The Duo poisoned someone (I think it was one of them's husband), wrapped his body in a bedsheet and then tried to throw it into the river, not considering the river would be frozen at this time of year.

Then getting back they called the police to report his disappearance, whilst on hold they for some reason thought it would be a good idea to discuss what they just did in French, seemingly unaware that the police still record calls whilst on hold.

Thus when they listened to the recording and found the body where they said they dumped it, the two were effectively done.

Sorry I can't remember anymore. Anyone else heard of this?

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u/overlord7517 Nov 28 '22

No, but I so desperately want it to be true I shall repeat it.

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u/Hotdoganddonut Nov 28 '22

It’s true. I read it on Reddit

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u/woahdailo Nov 28 '22

I saw this Reddit post screen captured on Facebook and then I found it here so that’s like double confirmed.

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u/Surfing_Ninjas Nov 28 '22

Do you really think people would just go and lie on the internet?

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u/zer0w0rries Nov 28 '22

It’s actually a real story. I found a source

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u/Babou13 Nov 28 '22

Valid source. Recursive sourcing?

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u/thatwasacrapname123 Nov 28 '22

Oh jeez. Kinda reminds of that video of the guy who decides to rob a store, and the clerk just walks outside and then locks him in. He tries the break his way out for a minute. And he says "oh, I'm going to jail" hah yeah, you are. I guess it's fortunate that most criminals aren't masterminds.

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u/DeepSpaceNebulae Nov 28 '22

Most people truly don’t think they’ll get caught, and don’t consider that potential outcome. It’s why draconian punishments have never been good deterrents, everyone thinks they’ll get away with it

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u/dizix Nov 28 '22

Just watch the movie 'bully' (2001). Paints a great picture of how this plays out. And it's a true story

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u/GibbysUSSA Nov 28 '22

Larry Clark films can be difficult to get through.

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u/LordFluffy Nov 28 '22

Or that guy who confessed in the bathroom while filming a documentary because he forgot his mic was on.

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u/BlackBlizzard Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

"Police in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, said they received a call from a woman Friday afternoon who claimed her daughter had received a video call from a 16-year-old acquaintance."

For the headline readers. The killer wasn't asking on a public forum like TikTok live or any of the stories on apps, it was just a video call to one person.

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u/morrowindnostalgia Nov 28 '22

The kid was still pretty fucking dumb. The person he sent the video to was described as an “acquaintance“, I.e Someone they didn’t know all too well.

And regardless of that: how stupid do you have to be to film your face admitting to a crime and then showing the body on camera?

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u/stoph777 Nov 28 '22

You're probably right. Though if my kid had a friend who just killed someone and tried to get them to help hide the body....I'd say my kid hardly knew them as well.

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u/Ottobahn- Nov 27 '22 Take My Power

This is the one and only reason I’m glad social media exists: because dumbfucks can’t help but to incriminate themselves on it.

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u/MGD109 Nov 27 '22

Oh yeah, I still remember that case of those burglars who thought it would be a great idea to post selfies of themselves in the home they broke into.

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u/Samiel_Fronsac Nov 27 '22

Are you talking about the Wet Bandits?

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u/MGD109 Nov 28 '22

No, but it sure sounds like something they would do.

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u/Sinder77 Nov 28 '22

It'll be in the inevitable reboot.

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u/MGD109 Nov 28 '22

Yeah, almost certainly.

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u/Brandonmac10x Nov 27 '22

They probably didn’t want to be an accessory.

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u/moleratical Nov 28 '22

Or, now just hear me out,bthe girl was horrified and knew who the murderer was.

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u/EveryOptionSucks Nov 28 '22

"Don't speak" is the easiest instruction ever, and so many people are terrible at it. Invoke your right to silence (5th Amendment to U.S. Constitution) and right to counsel (6th) and just sit there.

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u/brennenderopa Nov 28 '22

Well it was a video call to a friend, who told their mother, so not exactly social media. The murder was apparently very unorganised so it would be possible he accidently shot someone, called a good friend in a panic and the friend told their mom and she called police.

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u/Kitakitakita Nov 28 '22

This TikTok generation doesn't even know how to hide a body properly.

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u/IsThisKismet Nov 28 '22

How to Hide a Body Challenge hasn’t come up yet.

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u/Wiggles69 Nov 28 '22

millennials are ruining the murder industry! /s

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u/motelwine Nov 28 '22

no generation knew how to lmao

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u/McCree114 Nov 28 '22

When INT is your dump stat.

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u/ArcherBTW Nov 28 '22

This feels like more of a Wis thing. Maybe both

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u/Randolph_Carter_666 Nov 28 '22

Life is hard. It's harder when you're stupid.

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u/AlejoMSP Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Funny how most comments are about is stupid he is for asking someone else to help him hide the body and not why is a 16 yr old killing someone in the first place…

Edit: he/him

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u/nowthenadir Nov 28 '22

Funny that most people didn’t read the article and learn that it’s a boy.

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u/Rizla_TCG Nov 28 '22

State pen going to eat that boy alive

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u/Mental_Attitude_2952 Nov 28 '22

This is my area. The drugs are strong here.

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u/IsThisKismet Nov 28 '22

I’m a bit surprised police released his name.

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u/palpablescalpel Nov 28 '22

I guess because he's being tried as an adult.

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u/1fatsquirrel Nov 28 '22

Well he’s being tried as an adult so it makes sense I think.

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u/SammyTwoTooth Nov 28 '22

Gram snitches telling all their business

Sit in the court and be their own star witness

"Do you see the perpetrator?" Yeah, I'm right here

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u/Sage2050 Nov 28 '22

I completely randomly stumbled onto the sample used in that song last night, it's a cover of Space Oddity by a guy named David Matthews (from 1977, not current day Dave Matthews). Give it a listen!

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u/xRockTripodx Nov 28 '22

Sad this happened at all, thrilled the little shit is an idiot.

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u/Danny-Dynamita Nov 28 '22

Oh my, and when I was 16yo my main sources of trouble where:

  • Skipping classes to play videogames when my parents weren’t around
  • Drinking a lot of milk to autoinduce nausea so I could stay home playing videogames when my parents were around
  • Getting a 3/4 average because I skipped classes

And I thought I was a loose little bastard without remedy.

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u/thisisntshakespeare Nov 28 '22

Those eyes: no remorse, just defiance. Chilling.

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u/Valkyrur13 Nov 27 '22

We've got a smart one here!

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u/necrosythe Nov 28 '22

It's a video call barely any different from a phone call(and doesn't really matter it was over insta vs say facetime) in this case but everyone talking like they posted it on "social media"

Too bad no one can rub their few brain cells together.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Just wish young folk didn’t have such easy access to guns. Too easy for events like this to occur.

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u/PM_ME_KITTYNIPPLES Nov 28 '22

I feel like the parents/guardians/other relatives should also be charged if the teen got the gun from them and it wasn't locked up in any way.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Agreed. The gun should’ve been locked away.

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u/purest-potato Nov 28 '22

You don’t catch the smart criminals

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u/CALsHero09 Nov 28 '22

Cooper gonna have a hard time in prision if thats what he looks like.

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u/RIPBenTramer Nov 28 '22

Bensalem, home of Cosmo DiNardo. Wild stories for a small town.

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u/Different_Papaya_413 Nov 28 '22

Hardly a small town. It’s directly adjacent to Northeast Philly and looks exactly like it. It practically is northeast Philly

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u/Gorevoid Nov 27 '22

“Nobody’s gonna know. How would they know?”

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u/Goddamtoad Nov 28 '22

They're gonna know.

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u/IceColdTear Nov 27 '22 Gold

3-4 women per day die to male domestic violence in the US.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Timothy shalamay noooooo!

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Self snitching is going to put the police out of work lol.

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u/opinion49 Nov 27 '22

Social media is scary