He knew what he was doing and he only received a juvenile sentence. Not always honest, but right now it is the only thing that is preventing pure and utter chaos. The judge could not of made a better ruling. The twelve-person jury, plus two alternates, was comprised of nine women and five men, including only one black. The testimony requested included that of two defense witnesses, Margaret Stack and Kathleen Sullivan, as well as prosecution witness Lynn Schwartz.
This is an ongoing part of the cycle of racism. I don't have to worry about anyone saying 'It's time to wake up' on my birthday. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Abraham's case captured national attention in 1997 when, at age 11, he shot and killed Greene with a stolen 22-caliber rifle. Abraham was released from prison in June 2017. Detectives caught up to him on St.
Oakland County Sheriff's Office Nathaniel Abraham, one of the youngest people in Michigan to be charged with murder as an adult, has been arrested in Oakland County. Maureen Sorbet, spokeswoman for Human Services, said the state so far has only provided Abraham with a security deposit and first month's rent as part of an emergency services program. The job market is tough on people who have not been in prison, let alone a Black male. In conclusion, Nathaniel is a byproduct of the decaying system of family values in the black community. This kid got out of jail at 22 with a 10year record of incarceration. But York also said Abraham was quick with explanations. Im no excusing nothing the young man has done, but when was he given a real chance? Nathaniel Abraham spent nearly 10 years in Children's Village before he was released.
As the verdict was announced, Abraham trembled and cried and asked his lawyers what had happened. Hardest part lies ahead Bagdade said he is happy that Abraham will receive further assistance. Also, if now he is being unfairly on a crime that others would normally receive a lesser sentence on, due to his race. Abraham was convicted of murder in a 1997 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Ronnie Green in Pontiac. Nathaniel Abraham in recording studio during his brief period of freedom; behind l Dr.
He was charged with first-degree murder at the age of 11 for shooting and killing 21-year-old Ronnie Green in Pontiac, with an old gun that had no stock and could not be aimed, according to experts who testified at his trial. Then I came across this article. His name was James Baird Jr. The law lowered the age at which juveniles could be automatically tried as adults and created a new process in which juveniles of any age could be charged, tried, and sentenced as adults within the juvenile court system. During his years of lockup, social workers and prosecutors expressed concerns about Abraham's temper. Abraham was picked up for stealing trick-or-treat candy from younger kids at a city-sponsored Harvest Festival the night after the shooting. A bullet, drugs, crime and violence knows no color.
Children in my eyes have no color. The defense marshaled substantial evidence that Greene's death was a tragic accident, resulting in all likelihood from an 11-year-old's mischief with a rifle. It was not until the following day that Hudack contacted the police. Read more: Suspected serial killer freed after botched Detroit murder case In 1997, Abraham, then 11, fatally shot Ronnie Greene, 18, in the head in Pontiac with a stolen. Abraham was injured by the guards and was frightened by the attack. Jail or Prison is not a place an 11 year old needs to be. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
I am a black man living in a state of minorities. They oppresse themselves by following every stereotype set forth by rappers and other such figures. You need to get a life, and to be honest, if he shot you then it would have been a good thing to get your racists scum being off of this earth. The maximum sentence for the second-degree murder conviction is life imprisonment with the possibility of parole. This is a misdemeanor for which if he is convicted he will spend 93 days in jail and he would not have to register on the sex offender registry. Opinions diverge on how much he's changed in that time.
In an unusual move, however, Family Court Judge Eugene Moore decided to sentence Nathaniel—who was 13 at the time—as a juvenile, not an adult, so that he would be released when he turned 21. It should be about a poor single mom, not a poor single black mom, trying to get help for her young child, not her black child. As of June 2007, Abraham was set to begin classes at Wayne State University, where his goal is to become a gym teacher. But, for now, I think some things need to change as far as the way juveniles are transitioned into adult sentencing. Before walking out of the courtroom, he thanked all those involved in his case and said he owed a debt to them. The 20-year-old man who stood before Oakland County Probate Judge Eugene Moore for his final status hearing on Thursday bore little resemblance to the scared boy whose feet couldn't touch the ground while he sat at the defense table during his 1999 murder trial.