Tuesday, December 5, 2006


Teen Murderer Says Jail Is Too Hard, Appeals Sentence

`One of the teenagers responsible for beating a Holly Hill homeless man to death asked a judge to reduce his 22-year prison sentence Monday. Warren Messner and three other teens pled guilty to killing the man because they were bored, but Messner said prison is too hard.

Messner is a big boy. He was 15 at the time he was brought into the woods to see the homeless man his friends had been beating. Even at that young age, he outweighed the victim, Michael Roberts, by 200 pounds when he jumped on his chest, crushing his ribcage. Roberts died. [..]

Messner and his attorney said he has already learned his lesson and is ready to go home to help others.

“I want to be an inspirational speaker for troubled teens,” he said Monday.’

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