ProSimTec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
The body of Carlie Brucia was found early this morning, 5 days after her abduction was caught on video tape. A suspect has been arrested, Joseph P. Smith.
Smith has been arrested at least 13 times in Florida since 1993, according to state records. He was arrested in 1997 in Manatee County on kidnapping and false imprisonment charges, but was acquitted a year later.
Smith served 17 months in prison for heroin possession and prescription drug fraud and was released in 2003. He was arrested eight days later on the cocaine possession charge and was placed on probation for three years.
Terribly sad news. My prayers go out to the Brucia family.
If any good can come of this horrible situation, perhaps the video will indicate exactly what not to do when approached by a stranger. Don't take short-cut through secluded areas, and always be aware of what is going on around you, and fight like hell if they try to grab you.
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2857 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
Show the video to girls when they get that lesson when they send the boys out to recess. Make it part of that lesson. Scream, scream, and scream. Fight back any way you can. Run away.
Don't end up like Carlie.
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1047 times:
I just read the online article and was absolutely repulsed by the news of the grim discovery. Crap like this makes me mad as hell.
This guy, when found guilty, should be hung by his balls, then flogged, stoned, and defecated on by the members of the community and the girl's family. I don't care how much the bleeding hearts whine about my or any other member's stance on severe punishment for this creep. Put yourself in her parent's shoes then come talk to me. Better yet, don't even bother talking to me because nothing will change my mind about how to eliminate creeps like him.
A340pilot From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 576 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 941 times:
God damn! And people wonder why I wont let my 10 year old girl fly alone, or go to the corner store alone or pretty much anywhere for that matter.........All it takes is a split second and BOOM there gone! It would seem that life is getting a lot more complicated and criminal, a lot of people don't agree with me but in my girls back pack I have given her a cell phone in which she can only call out to myself, her mother, grandmother, and emergency 911. (we can also call her!) So even though a lot of people disagree with the way I do it, I will protect my child as much as possible!
As for this guy, I think that the death penalty is the easy way out, If he is found guilty (which he most likely will) he should have to be tortured the exact same way he did to any of his victims! Then put into an open court prison, and label him a child killer, He won't last long!
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family's that this terrible tragedy has affected, and hope swift and justified action so that these family's can try there best and move on with there lives! Our prayers are with you!
death and taxes are the only sure things.
so stated one of the greatest men in our history.
you experienced one of those two already,
and will never be able to experience the other.
but that's not all that you've lost by dying too young,
the rest of us will proceed, through the natural course,
birth, school, love, marriage, and whatever else comes,
but you left us and will never see what would've come.
you could've been a great poet, artist, or diplomat,
perhaps a teacher, musician, doctor, lawyer, or millionaire.
no one will ever know what fate had been spun for you,
This man took away your chance to learn, live, and grow.
death is natural, expected, and a main part of life.
but one can never expect the death of a beautiful young girl,
no matter how sick, we never thought that you would leave us.
and now, too late, we realize all the world has lost,
from this death... Much too young.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 907 times:
I'm familiar with Charlie Daniels' "A Simple Man" as well. But strapping this dirtball to a chair is too easy. As old Charlie says..."a short piece of rope & a tall tree and then let the gators do the rest" will suffice, IMO. Guess I'm a redneck too, but in this case...so what. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
IHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6026 posts, RR: 59 Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 885 times:
I do not know how many of you may have seen the Sheriff's news conference, the sheriff was extremly emotional and on the verge of tears but something tells me that this monster must have done something horrific to the child before he killed her. I can not image the horror of having to identify the body of my daughter and to have to know exactly what happened to her before she died and how she was murdered.
I am not in favor off the death penalty in most cases but this act is one where I feel that it is called for, I however also would like to see this guy tossed into the general prison population and not given the luxury of being in PC (protective custody or "punk city"). I am sure the the general prison population would show him the meaning of jailhouse justice. Either way it will be quite a long time before this guy meets his fate.
I can not imagine the pain the family is going throughand I am grateful that my daughter is only 3 and for now wedo not have to let her out of our sight. May Carlie be at peace, may justice be served and may Carlie's family get the support they need tocome to deal with their loss.
I hope all the parents here on A.net will go and tell their children that they love them and give them a hug, I am going to do that right now.
Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5771 posts, RR: 20 Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 885 times:
Sarasota is my hometown. I drive by that car wash ALL THE TIME. This really hits me in the gut. I feel such sadness for the family. She was probably getting killed as we were all enjoying the Super Bowl. Florida has letha injection now, I believe. Too humane for this bastard!
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2430 posts, RR: 10 Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 867 times:
What a sad ending; we were all hoping for the best but this heartless, inhuman beast has now made our entire nation cry. I've no doubt he'll be executed but I'm hoping his family, in case they haven't already disowned him, will allow to have his diseased brain dissected so we can obtain more information on why monsters such as this are among us. A few years ago when I worked for Mobile Fabrics, Inc., parent of The Rag Shop Fabrics and Crafts store chain, the entire home office was saddened by the news of the murder of a teenage girl who worked part-time at the Old Bridge, NJ store. I don't recall the specifics now or even her name but I recall the sinking feeling we all felt when we heard the news. Why, oh WHY does this continue to happen?
25 Iflyatldl: Now in Nebraska, they still use the JUICE! All 2500 volts of it. Doesn't Washington state use hanging as an alternate method? Even that's too good for
26 Aloges: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
27 ConcordeBoy: I was waiting for the first EuroLib to step in and say some'in all mushy.... what took ya so long, even the Canucks were gunnin' at this one!
28 L.1011: I vote one of these: Firing squad Hanging Gas chamber Electric chair Guilotine
29 Aloges: Must've been that thing called "pride".
30 JBirdAV8r: I like guillotine personally, but Florida only uses Lethal Injection and Electrocution (Tom was right).
31 Iflyatldl: That guy's a slime ball, a wart on the nose of decency and humanity. What that poor girl's family must be going through. He should be cremated alive.
32 Gocaps16: Oh come on, what this mofo did to her, he deserves to die. Hell, he should've been in prison for his kidnapping back in 1997 and all that drug charges
33 Jcs17: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
34 Vio: They should have other ways of dealing with these kind of people. Lethal injection is a fast way out. The should do something more "Medieval". Perhaps
35 ConcordeBoy: Why not just draw and quarter him....... ....using Shetland ponies!
36 Mirrodie: Actually C-boy, why don't you do it with slow moving mules instead, only after you've bathed him in a vat of 70% alcohol.
37 Tbar220: I support the death penalty in this case. But at the same time, it just seems to be the easy way out. I just wish they had places like Alcatraz left i
38 Usairwys757: I just wish they had places like Alcatraz left in this country... Alcatraz was what was WRONG with this country. Although I do support the death penal
39 IHadAPheo: as I said above I do not think that the death penalty is called for in every major crime, but I do feel it is called for in this case. This could beca
40 Goose: Cheap and cost-efficient way for the court system to sentence him to death? Sentence him to a regular maximum-security prison - and throw him in with
41 Boeing4ever: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
42 Lfutia: I cant believe a cold-hearted person would do this to someone. I was also hoping that she would be found alive. It is very unfortunate that she died a
43 Commander_Rabb: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
44 J_hallgren: Here in Clearwater, the news today was almost 100% devoted to this...like nothing else had happened! Ok, it's important BUT can the media give us a cl
45 Aloges: So I may resort to quoting the Holy Bible, then, if I "have no idea what the United States Constitution is all about. None. Zero." (I wonder what I go
46 Sonic: Generally I am for death panalty and in this case it seems this is obviously what should be done. I probably wouldn't be so sure if killing that girl
47 L-188: You shall not kill. An Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth.
48 MSYtristar: I'm thinking a good old fashioned "Braveheart"-style execution, any one else with me? Steve/New Orleans
49 Aloges: "An Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth." Somewhere, there must be a reason for that not being a commandment.
50 Tanyaluvs2fly: I feel bad for the family, i hope this @ss gets whatever he deserves... My brother in law is a detective for the sarasota pd and was on the case for 2
51 GulfstreamGuy: God Bless her and her family. I am 100% in support of the death penalty. I am not the brightest light on the wingtip (a little aviation reference ther
52 Sonic: GulfstreamGuy, I am not from USA but as some anti-death penalty people had argued, it seems that the court itself for capital punishment costs more fo
53 GulfstreamGuy: I see.. Well, that appeals problem might be solved if we wouldn't keep them on death row for so damn long! I mean it is very common for a man (or woma
54 Airplay: On that, I agree with you 100%. He looks like a real low-life. He "looks" like a real low life? Shit, most of us don't look much better first thing in
55 Sonic: GulfstreamGuy, it was exacly like this in Lithuania - after a person was convicted, and president officially refused parole (this was very quickly aft
56 Commander_Rabb: (I wonder what I got when I learnt about the US constitution and wrote my highschool graduation about it - seemed like an idea to me.) I find it quite
57 N312RC: "An Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth." Somewhere, there must be a reason for that not being a commandment. Since when did people like you believe the