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Closing arguments made in juvenile rape trial

Verdict to be announced at 10 a.m. today

March 17, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — The world has been watching the rape trial of two Steubenville High School student-athletes unfold during the past four days....

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Mar-18-13 11:08 AM

Booze is still no excuse. They have a superiority complex from being treated as untouchable. This was given to them because of their status as athletes. The solution, suspend athletic competition for SHS for 5 years.

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Mar-17-13 3:53 PM

The punishment for the boys in about right. They are young dumb and full of testosterone so what do we expect when they get hammered on booze. It is the parents who should have made sure the boys were taught how to behave and it is the parents who allowed their kids to run around all night getting wasted. Shame on the parents.

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Mar-17-13 9:02 AM

How sad that if these kids are found guilty they will serve only 4 years in the juvenile system and this victim will he to live in her prison for the rest of her life. What about the parents of these kids who were drinking? Are they not going to take any responsibilty for underage drinking or was the drinking not at someones house. I hope justice is served . I do not know if these men are guilty or not because I have not heard the testimonies and do not want to jump to conclusion.

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Mar-17-13 7:49 AM

The verdict today must not end the investigation that brings the guilty to justice. There are others who must account for their actions. Did this "coach," aware of the possibility of rape, attempt to shield the alleged perpetrators? How did such arrogance grow where he thought he had the right to mete out, or not, the appropriate punishment for an alleged rape?Where is the backbone, if that's what is needed,of the superintendent and principal, afraid to sanction a teacher who appears to value victories more than the victim? This community will not move past this stain until and unless complicit adults are brought before the bar.

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Mar-17-13 7:11 AM

Take this photo off of this page! This family snickered and commented while Jane Doe testified. They should not be photographed as loving people when we all know what character these parents have....NONE!

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Mar-17-13 5:17 AM

Guilty! They should have been tried in an adult court and be spending a good part of the rest of their lives in prison for what they did. They are RAPISTS plain and simple. 5 years in juvenile detention hardly is justice for what the victim went through that night.

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