Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sailor Darren Mackie Arrested In Murder Of Caitlin Trask


Victim pronounced dead on scene:

Virigina--A 22 year-old sailor, stationed on the USS Kearsarge, has been arrested in connection with murder of a fellow member of the Navy.

Darren William Mackie, originally of Wisconsin, was taken into custody after police received a phone call about a possible shooting at an apartment that had been in Mackie's name.

Once officers arrived on the scene they found the lifeless body of 21 year-old Caitlin Trask, who apparently had suffered from a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Trask, who was stationed aboard the Norfolk based carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, is listed as friend #1 on Mackie's above MySpace profile. Early reports also suggest that Trask and Mackie had been dating up until her untimely death on Thursday.

Investigators say the case remains under investigation and have not yet released a motive for the killing.

65 comments:

  1. Accidents happen to the best of people. All of us back in Wisconsin are praying for you and your family.

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  2. Darren is a peice of shit and i hope he rots in hell. He lives a shallow existance, and hope he gets the same fate as poor Caitlin. To think that pussy was accepted to protect and serve our country...sad thing and im beyond thrilled that scumbag got caught, and pray he gets the death penalty...a slow miserable death

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  3. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!!! You don't even know what happened. Darren is a good man and his friends and family are praying for you...

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  4. accidnet? and accident that he had a gun to her head??? Get a life! Your supporting a cold blooded murderer! Did he call you and tell you it was an accident....yea thats what i thought

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  5. Actually we are really good friends with they guy. Everyone is going to have their ideas on what happen but only the good Lord will judge him. No matter what the people of this world do to him; he'll be judged by God honorably. You people who leave your messages never see the whole picture...you get what the press wants you too. But who are to judge somebody...oh that's right because it will never happen to you....your life is so perfect....you never have accidents....judge all you want because you'll be judge the same as he will be judged in the end!

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  6. So you watched him put it to her head? Is that what you are saying? It couldn't just have been a freak accident? Do your research before you leave such a comment!!!

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  7. i have news for you people...police labeled it a HOMICIDE! Look up the definition! He was charged with MURDER...not manslaughter! Do YOUR RESEARCH!!!
    No the only person who will be judging him is a JUDGE...and a 12 person JURY! I think we know where thats heading.
    No honorable man puts the head of a gun near where it could harm a woman he loves.

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  8. they are right..it was called a homicide...

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  9. Everyone is going to have an opinion in this matter. This will be a never ending battle. Lets all just stop and respect the dead. Most of you will forget about in about 2 months anyways so just go on with your own lives and for those who it has hit dearly on both sides of the terrible ordeal lets just help those that will be needing it and it isn't going to help from bickering with someone online expecially when half of these people have never met Caitlin or Darren. If he died and she shot....everyone who was close to either would completely switch modes than they are now. We all know that....that's not deniable. So please if you are trying to help someone out right now bickering with people who don't know either parties isn't going to help. They have noting better to do with their lives.

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  10. Im sorry, i agree with the negative comments. Stop supporting this asshole!!!

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  11. i don't believe this was an accident at all...Caitlin was a good person, she didn't deserve this at all. he deserves to go to jail or death penalty. this has hurt this family so much. i know the family very well. darren is an asshole

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  12. It wasnt an accidnet, thats why police arent saying it was an accident. I feel so very sorry for Caitlins family. It sickens me that people are supporting this kid to no end. Telling him they are sorry for what happened, that it will be okay. Makes me sick. I want those people to imagine being in Caitlins families shoes, If people were supporting and showing sorrow for someone who killed MY child...or family member? Pff..

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  13. I agree, it sickens me too. if one of my friends murdered someone they loved or i loved i wouldn't be telling them "everything is going to be all right." i wouldn't be friends with them anymore. this guy deserves to go to jail and possibly death penalty. he's a cold blooded murderer.

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  14. Give the guy a chance and dont say guilty till all facts are known its a terrible tragedy for all involved, Darrens family and Caitlins family, they are both young kids so wait for the outcome before being judge and jury

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  15. he assumed the gun wasn't loaded. and he walked up behind her and pointed it at her head and pulled the trigger...either that's the truth and he's the biggest dumbass ever...or he really intended for it to happen. EVERYONE knows you always treat a gun as if it were loaded and NEVER point the gun at something you don't intend to shoot.

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  16. That is the biggest crock of shit. EVEN if that is the case...he should be charged with murder and die for what he has done. He clearly doesnt have the maturity level to own or be in the possesion of a gun. What a stupid fuck. Seriously.

    And where are you getting that story...are with friends with this loser?

    I 100% agree...you always treat a gun as if it were loaded. What a dumb dumb boy.

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  17. WOW AND IT HAS BEEN STATED TO BE AN ACCIDENT!! HE STILL HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER...SO ALL YOU PEOPLE CAN SIT BACK AN SMILE AT YOUR SO PERFECT LIVES!!! WE'RE PRAYING FOR BOTH PARTIES!

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  18. The chances of a death penalty as so many people are hoping for are slim to NONE. You can't be sentenced to death unless it can be PROVEN that it was intentional, premeditated, AND the person will do it again. Depending on how it swings, he'll get somewhere around 15 years if he's lucky. I feel sorry for Caitlin though. She graduated 2 years behind me in school. My prayers go out to her family. I don't know Darren, so I can't judge. Accident or not though, he's doing a lot of time in jail.

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  19. HAH! I will sit back and smile at my perfect life. And ill have a big smile on my face knowing that PUKE will get what he deserves in jail.

    HES A KILLER...REGARDLESS OF ACCIDENT OR NOT.

    And link me to what article says it was an accident...id liek to see it.

    The death penalty isnt even allowed in VA...and laws VARY from state to state with it anyways.

    WHY THE HELL are you people feeling sorry for this kid, i mean seriously. Regardless accident or not...HE WAS DUMB ENOUGH TO PLAY WITH A GUN AND PRETEND TO SHOOT HER!!!!! HOW IMMATURE. Feel sorry for his poor family...not him. He deserves every bad word, judgement, everything he gets. Guess his "Im Mr. Cool" pictures on his myspace arent so cool anymore huh?

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  20. as of darrens credentials he comes from a loving family back ground
    hope the lord looks over him.......

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  21. Hopefully Darren rots in hell for what he did. He's a piece of shit. Period.

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  22. they're claiming it to be an accident because he says he didn't realize the gun was loaded...and i still find that bullshit. you don't play with a gun, you always assume it's loaded, and you don't point it at someone you care about's head...i personally think there's more to the story. i feel bad for his family not for him...and Caitlin was a very good person and i know her brother and he's a mess. i met her parents once too they're really nice and were so proud of her. i know a lot of people who were affected by this. and i just think it's bull that he claims it was an accident. i just don't buy it.

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  23. He broke up with her while she was out to sea in an email. When she returned she found out he had cheated on her with a couple of girls.

    That's something many people don't know. So if you want to discuss Darren's character, it's not as perfect as you think.

    Usually when people are messing with guns, they are typically sitting down either on a chair or table. A gun's intended purpose is to kill. You should NEVER hold a gun to someones head (even kiddingly), unless you intend to kill them. Even if you think the gun is loaded or not loaded. His story just sounds fishy.

    I hope during the investigation all the facts come out that led up to her death. Maybe it was just a freak accident or maybe it was very much intentional.

    But I do know someone who talked to her almost everyday. He thought she was the nicest girl he had ever met and didn't understand why she put up with Darren's bullshit.

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  24. I personally worked with Caitlin and I know she was such a good person. I just can't imagine why anyone would hold a "unloaded" weapon to someone's head and pull the trigger. Do you think if she knew he was holding a gun to her head that she would be okay with this? Hell no. I don't think anyone would allow someone to play around like that. So I see it as she didn't even have a chance to respond. So he made a stupid, stupid decision that will cost him and her the rest of their lives. He deserves everything that is coming to him and then some. I feel bad for his family and her family but not for him. You just don't do that plain and simple. And you can't, under no circumstances, call this an accident. I call it murder. There's just no "ooopsy" when you shoot and kill someone.

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  25. Darren is not a murderer. He is an amazing person who made an awful mistake. I am 1000% sure that he did not want to hurt her in any way and was mistaken that his gun was unloaded. If any of you judgemental assholes who do NOT know him think that you can judge him, you are wrong. To Darren and Caitlin, I am praying for both you and your families. Darren has a lot of friends in Norfolk that are behind him all the way.

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  26. Darren may have been a sweetheart and a real nice guy. But what if the roles were switched and the article read "Police found Darren Mackie shot in the back of the head. Apparently his girlfriend Caitlin was playing around with a gun and pointed it to the back of his head and pulled the trigger. She didn't know the gun was loaded". Now how do you feel? And I'm sure all of his friends are behind him but behind his back they are saying why would he be PLAYING with a GUN and point it to anyone's head and PULL the TRIGGER!!!! How about holding an unloaded gun to your head and pulling the trigger. How would you feel? He deserves everything he gets. I will never forgive him for taking her life. It seems like the only people that are okay with this are people who know Darren. Doesn't that tell you anything?

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  27. "Darren is not a murderer. He is an amazing person who made an awful mistake. I am 1000% sure that he did not want to hurt her in any way and was mistaken that his gun was unloaded. If any of you judgemental assholes who do NOT know him think that you can judge him, you are wrong."

    Okay i think you are the BIGGEST LOSER. Sad considering i dont even know you. The funny thing - we ARE JUDGING this prick...judging him on the fact he killed someone with his immaturity and irresponsible nature. So regardless on whether or not we know him...we know what HE DID...and he committed MURDER. If it makes you feel better....he committed murder accidently. Put on your big girl panties and accept the fact that he did kill someone!

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  28. Jeez, how stupid can you get to play w/a loaded gun like that? That's what killed blues singer Johnny Ace...guy was "entertaining" himself backstage during a 5-minute break @ one of his shows by playing a game of Russian roulette (one bullet in the chamber), and lost.

    Oh and I love how Darren's defenders are so quick to accuse those here of "judging" him, yet they'd do the same if it was one of their loved ones who was killed in such a manner, accidental or not. News flash: Darren gave up his right not to be judged the minute that story hit the press.

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  29. Mackie is a piece of garbage who had been abusing her in the past. Her family was preparing to head down there and remedy the situation.

    You poor misguided idiots who support him are clueless.

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  30. "Darren was abusing her in the past?" I would really be interested to know about the facts behind this statement! Why then would Caitlin's mother say that they had remained good friends?

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  31. To all of those imbeciles who believe that this was an 'accident'- the only way it could have been an accident is if he was verifiably retarded. Mentally handicapped. Is that what you are saying? Because, honestly, I would not have made that 'mistake'. Never. That is one 'Accident' that would have never happened to me. Sorry. I understand that it is difficult to picture a loved one or a friend doing something so horrible as murdering another human being, but it happens and you have to come to terms with it, because rationalizing it makes the nightmare so much more real for the victim's family. Put yourself in their shoes! Would you want the killer making excuses? No! Don't even try to lie to yourselves! If my brother or friend was the killer in this story, I for one wouldn't believe the bull that it was an 'accident' and I sure as sh*t wouldn't be defending his dumba$$. Think about it- it makes you people sound like idiot psychopaths when you do.

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  32. Fact: The firearm was aimed at someones head, firearms do not do that by themselves... intention?

    Fact: Someone pulled the trigger, that does not happen without intention and/or premeditation.

    Question: What other reason could one have for aiming a firearm at someones head and pulling the trigger?

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  33. you can't cure stupid

    rot in hell you piece of shit

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  34. Darren Mackie was cheating on her. The week of her death she was really sad, during the investigation it was revealed to as of why. Now why she was over at his house that day (the week she was upset after finding out he had been cheating on her), who knows... But he does. Maybe getting her stuff. Maybe confronting him about the couple woman he slept with while she was gone for three weeks underway and had just returned... Again, who knows. But what we all do know, you should never play with an unloaded/loaded gun, ever. There is a family out there who has lost a daughter, a sister, a cousin... I would like to think that it was an accident, but seriously... They train you in the military how to carry and handle a weapon. He is a moran.

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  35. Johnny Ace was not playing Russian roulette when he died. He was told to stop drunkenly waving a gun about (and pointing it at people) to which he replied "look its not loaded", pointed the gun at his head and pulled the trigger. He was mistaken, the gun was loaded. Good Riddance, Nature thinning the stupid from the herd. On this topic: young women who make poor choices in male partners pay a price for their stupidity. Caitlin paid the ultimate price. Darren's life needs to be taken. He killed an Angel who simply made a poor choice...in allowing him into her life.

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  36. I WAS STATIONED ON THE SHIP WITH MACKIE AND HE IS HONESTLY A GOOD PERSON AND WHAT HAPPENED WAS A TRAGEDY NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY IN HIS ROOM AND PEOPLE SHOULD REALLY STOP JUDGING HIM BECAUSE HE WILL BE JUDGE BY THE ONE PERSON THAT COUNTS AND THAT IS THE LORD. AND CAITLIN SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE I FEEL FOR HER FAMILY AND ALL HER FRIENDS THAT LOST HER BUT FOR SOME OF YOU PEOPLE THAT ARE SAYIN MACKIE'S LIFE SHOULD BE TAKEN YOU SHOULDN'T WISH THAT ON ANYBODY!!!

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    1. The facts presented at trial - i was in the gallery say that you & your side of the argument are wrong.

      Hes a retard, and i hope karma takes care of him

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  37. caitlin was in a perfectly fine place with us. she has many friends who love her dearly. so for you to say that she has gone on to a better place is bullshit. and another thing i was a very good friend to caitlin so any of the above bullshit about it being an accident is exactly what i said BULLSHIT. you never ever ever point at something you do not intend to shoot. he knew that so in my eyes it was premeditated. and for him to say he didnt know it was loaded is also crap. he really should have never been trusted with a gun if he was going to bring it out around people. a gun is for one thing only and that is to kill. thats why they were invented. but we have all forgotten that through time. this is a reminder. guns dont kill people do.

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  38. So I see he plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter...could face up to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled Aug 31. A while has passed since her murder and I still feel like it happened yesterday. She didn't deserve this at all. I hope he lives the rest of his life picturing that exact moment when he took her life. I know I would not be able to live with myself knowing that I did that, I don't care how much of a "good person" people thought he was. He's going to prison because he killed someone...whether it be and accident or not. His life is ruined forever and I find peace in that. He's going to live on to be a piece of shit for the rest of his life.

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  39. he got the 10 years...the maximum...oh man...that family is so lucky to have gotten a previous military man as a judge. the judge even stated that he thought he should've been tried for murder because what happened was just so dumb. but because it was only manslaughter he could only sentence 10 years. if the Trask's got any other reg. judge they prob. would've given him like 3 years just because it was an "accident" i'm so glad they got a judge who understood. but still it's just...not going to help. the Trask family is going to be hurting a long time and really hate the Mackie family and they deserve to. and all of you who say "he was a nice guy" well guess what? even people who seem like nice guys can be bad ones, they can be extremely good liars or hiders of the truth. and that's what he was...hopefully he'll rot in that penitentiary

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  40. I'm glad he got 10 years but it still isn't enough - Caitie's family will never see their daughter again.

    Of course he would say it was an accident. What else would he say? "Yes, your honor. I meant to kill her." Clearly he's stupid but he's not that stupid.

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  41. Have you ever held an unloaded gun vs a loaded gun? There is a big difference. He knew what he was doing. He deserved atleast 20 years, that cheating asshole!

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  42. Thinkin of you Darren! Hope to see you at the 15 year class reunion :) My heart goes out to all involved

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  43. thinking of you darren, and all the wonderful things your future wont hold for you. karmas a bitch just like you huh guy

    -BW

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  44. Hammer of JusticeMay 1, 2010 at 7:42 AM

    Lets hope this murdering coward gets shanked in prison and slowly bleeds out and dies so he cant kill anyone else when he gets out. What a douchebag. HIV awaits you tough guy...

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  45. Judge not, lest ye be judged.....

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  46. Darren was from scotland and he was also my cousin,
    he is now in prison, he got life.
    I doubt anyone will read this but he was a good man, and he did not mean for it to happen, here is what really happend.
    Darren had been cleaning his gun and thought there was no bullets in it, it was a fullish mistake that he will regret his whole life.
    He cannot adjust to prison life and is having a hard time.
    Please pray for him.
    love you darren.

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  47. Who ever sayed he needs to die are narrow minded ass holes

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  48. Not narrow minded, just realistic. An eye for an eye. Let me accidently clean my gun and shoot him. Who keeps the magazine in when they are cleaning it? You doesn't check the barrell if it had one? Or really......who pulls the trigger while they are cleaning it? They teach you how to clean and handle a gun in the military. If he was cleaning it, wouldn't he have been sitting down and not pointing it directly at someones head? Just dumb. One day he will have a little girl of his own and he too can think of the little girl that belonged to another man whos life he took.

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  49. the cleaning the gun story was BS. this was proven in court..primary sources people..the only creditable kind of source there is buddy.


    J f'n T

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  50. Caitlin was breaking up with him because she realized how much of a scum bag he was. He couldn't take the fact that she was breaking up with him and going on a 6 month-1yr deployment so he shot her... Plan and simple people this isn't rocket science. But then again Casey Anthony got away with MURDER! Pretty sure there was evidence found on Caitlin's cell phone pictures from a "car accident" her face was all bruised up... Pretty sure she would have told her family about a car accident because she told them everything! He was an abusive, unfaithful, liar, and cold hearted murderer! For all of those who knew this that were friends with Darren and Caitlin you should have been in court and took the stand! He would have got more of a sentence maybe even life! But I'm sure you call were scared that he would come shot you when he got out! Good luck to him when he gets out of jail because karma sucks!! Pec of shit! Another year is about to pass and not a day goes by that I don't re-live the horrible phone call I received about this! I am still in denial what a wonderful life she had ahead of her!! Love you Caitlin may you rest in peace! We will never forget your beautiful face and we will forever share the memories we had with you to all<3

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  51. I know Darren very well I also know the kind of guy he is....do I know it was an accident or not? no.. and neitherdoes anyone who commented here in the past years. Also I will state that in the military we are all trained to carry and handle firearms. Doesn't mean half the ppl that go to the training listen. I never knew Caitlin and she sounds like a wondeful person. Her death is a tragedy. Her parents and family will never fully recover, Also neither will darren. If it was a true accident its something he has to live with for the rest of his life which no prison sentance will outshine. Killing him won't bring her back wishing him pain in prison wont bring her back either. Saying karma sucks and blah blah blah means nothing. so stop fighting over this like kids and realise these one truth. Neither persons are the same and the world is missing a good woman and what I belive a possably good man also has this tragedy not taken place. As I said I dont know if it was accidental or on purpose but I do know bashing either name in the ground will not fix the problem nor heal the wounds it causes.

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  52. If he had meant to kill her he would have been charged with murder. What he was charged with, was involuntary manslaughter. Since there are so many retards on this post I'll explain what involuntary manslaughter is - "involuntary manslaughter refers to an unintentional killing" and unintentional hmmmm what would the meaning of that be? Oh right, not done on purpose! Only 2 more years left bro, then you can make up for the time you were robbed of. Definitely shouldn't have got 10 years. No one thinks that if they dated and he genuinely never meant to kill her (WHICH IS THE CASE HERE) ..... How bad he would feel? How heartbroken HE would be. Stupid idiotic move that's ruined his life. It's horrible. Pray for you always Darren. Love u

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  53. Love you bro. We all do. We pray for those who come to harsh judgements. It's their fault they dont do research. They would have known you called yourself in. They dont realize you take medicine to overcome your depression caused by this. You didnt run. Murderers run.

    Bless you all who came to his aid.

    We pray for Caitlin. This was a horrible accident, hence "involuntary manslaughter".

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    1. I want what your smoking

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    2. You'll find out one day. Don't you worry now, little boy

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    3. The only reason you are supporting this loser is because your family. He is a murderer but karma will get him back! :)

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  54. You don't want to know

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  55. The coward is out of jail free while my poor little Caitie is gone... Life can be so unfair! Karma karma karma. Rest in peice beautiful angel <3

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