Teen murderer appeals sentence because jail is too hard

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Ooh, poor baby! Gee, I'll bet if Warren Messner had known how totally not-fun jail is, he wouldn't have jumped on the chest of Michael Roberts, crushing his ribcage. He might have found something else to do to alleviate his boredom. He might have, at the very least, said he felt bad about what he had done. Who knows, he might have stayed in school, gone to college, and done great things with his life. Well, after serving eight months of a twenty-two year sentence, he says he knows, now. He's ready to go home. He wants to be "an inspirational speaker for troubled teens."

Everyone, say it with me... Awwwww!

This is a kid who, along with his three buddies, went into the woods and beat a homeless man to death just because they were bored. Messner outweighed the victim by 200 pounds; I don't even want to imagine what it must have felt like to have him jump on the victim's chest. Which is harder -- that or twenty-two years in prison? I'm sorry, but I think this kid got lucky. He should spend his twenty-two years thinking about what he did and how he got off easy for it.

Luckily, the judge agreed. "I can't think of some reason to change the sentence. I'm going to deny the motion," said Judge Joseph Will. Lori Messner, the boy's mother, says he just fell in with a bad crowd and that now prison is killing him. She says it's not fair. Not fair? Ask Michael Roberts about fair.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.