Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
That's a horrendous thing to say. Lets just ruin a person's existence to set an example.
I feel for everyone involved in this. I *really* doubt that kid intended to kill a person. He still needs to be punished for his actions, be let's be real here. There's no reason to throw away a young person's life over a grave mistake. Treat his anger issues, do whatever. He's already going to have to live with this for the rest of his life.
This kid willfully and intentionally hit the referee in the head with the intent to cause physical harm. He did that to the fullest extreme. He killed a man. A husband, father, brother and friend. For that he needs to pay a debt to society. People need to know it is not OK to lash out at others in a physical manner. I am not advocating the death penalty or anything crazy, but this youngster committed a crime and took a man from his family and I don't think asking him to do hard time is "a horrendous thing to say."
He may not be a murderer, but he is a killer and should be treated as such.