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I was talking on the phone to a friend earlier today and she informed me that one of her firends son age 18 was sent to prison for life for being an accessory to a murder, now it is said that he didn’t do the killing but was the driver but had no knowledge as to what the guy who committed the crime was going to do because he has ADHD. Now if this is so do you think he should get off all together or with a lesser sentence?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jul 31, 2011
    • For me, this one boils down to intent. When he got behind the wheel of the car with this other person inside, what were they setting out to do that day/night? Were they just hanging out? Going to go get something to eat? Or, was there ill intent to start with that got out of hand and had results the driver did not intend on happening? If they were up to no good from the start, then I believe that some punishment is warranted. If he was in the wrong place at the wrong time then he should be released and hopefully this will be a learning experience never to be repeated.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Jul 31, 2011
    • Well I was told that the young man had no clue as to what his friend had planned he was at home the guy called him on the phone and asked him to come and take him some place and that he would give him gas money for taking him so it is said he had no clue the guy went into this person’s house shot and killed him and then ran out and told the young man to go and take him home.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 31, 2011
    • To my way of thinking, ADHD is no excuse for bad behavior.

      I think a life sentence for the getaway driver is a bit much.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Jul 31, 2011
    • LOL, Tulip the get away driver is the one with ADHD!




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      Daphne wrote Jul 31, 2011
    • ADHD is a non-factor, as far as i’m concerned.  As Tulip said, it’s not an excuse for bad behavior.  ADHD does not interfere with a person’s ability to know right from wrong.  As far as this individual not knowing he was the get-a-way driver for a murder, if the murderer in question coroborates this defense, i do believe that his sentence should be lighter.  

      That said, “when you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.”




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      Mztracy wrote Jul 31, 2011
    • ADHD has nothing to do with it at all.

      Now if he truly had not clue then the sentence is a bit harsh. But, most times, they know something is going to happen...




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      Monay wrote Aug 1, 2011
    • Be careful of the company you keep!




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