Friday, 22 April 2011

Shawn Tyson

16 year old Shawn Tyson has been charged with the murder of two British tourists, James Cooper and James Kouzaris, in Sarasota Florida.

US detectives investigating the double killing believe the holidaymakers were ambushed as they tried to find an all-night restaurant. The victims were frogmarched from a well-lit road into the “no-go” area of the Courts housing estate in Newtown, north Sarasota.

Cooper, 25, was shot three times in the chest. Kouzaris, 24, staggered 40ft after he was shot in the head.

A police source said “You can imagine the terror these two men must have felt when confronted by a gunman in the early hours of the morning. We know from where the bodies were found that they were running away. All their possessions were on the floor, so it’s fair to say they were making a run for it when they were shot.”

A witness said he heard five shots and looked out to see Cooper stumbling breathlessly over tree roots and beneath a washing line before he “just sat down on the grass” and died. The witness said Kouzaris was bleeding from the head wound and collapsed next to a pick-up truck parked in a drive.

Tyson, who lives less than 100 yards from the murder scene, is expected to be tried as an adult but if convicted faces life imprisonment without parole rather than the death penalty.

Not good enough, Nick. Burn the waste of space...

Nominated by : Dioclese

(You can read more in the Daily Express)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Luke Burdakay

Luke Burdakay, 19, of Easton Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk is registered blind. He got bladdered out of his mind, high on drugs, and despite having only 15% vision stole his mother's car and, driving it at speed on the wrong side of the road, smashed straight into another car and killed the driver, 20 year old Loreen Hammond.

Burdakay was charged with manslaughter, aggravated vehicle taking without consent causing death, causing death while driving uninsured and attempted robbery on 29 January at the Trawlers Catch Fish Shop, High Street, Saxmundham.

The police commented "This terrible collision was caused by the contemptuous actions of a young man. He was angry, drunk and stole a car in spite of having severely restricted eyesight, he was registered blind and therefore was never able to be in possession of a driving licence. He was then set on an almost inevitable course of destruction; the awful consequence was the loss of an innocent driver, Laureen Hammond."

Burdakay pleaded guilty and was sentenced to twelve years plus 3 years for the robbery to run concurrently. A prime case for the oven!

Nominated by : Old Bailey