Two Teen Girls Arrested After Ga. Killings

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Two Teen Girls Arrested After Ga. Killings Thu Aug 25,10:46 PM ET

DUBLIN, Ga. - Police said a 15-year-old girl robbed and fatally shot two men who had given her and a 14-year-old friend a ride to a motel, and both girls were arrested Thursday.

The killings were "very methodical," said John Bankhead, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The bodies of Fredrick Williams, 25, and Reante Stanley, 26, both of Dublin, were found hours after they were shot early Wednesday. The girls stole about $200 from the men, authorities said.

Police Chief Wayne Cain said the older girl flagged down the two victims on the side of the road and asked them to give her and her companion a ride.

On the way to the motel, the car made several stops, including at a home where the 15-year-old picked up the small-caliber gun she used in the shootings, Cain said.

The two men checked into separate rooms, and the 15-year-old later walked into each room and shot the men, Cain said.

District Attorney Craig Fraser said the girls will be prosecuted as adults. Fifteen-year-old Lakeisha Davis of Dublin was charged with murder and armed robbery. The 14-year-old, who was not immediately identified, was charged with armed robbery.

Authorities said they did not know if the girls, who were being held at separate youth detention facilities, had obtained attorneys.

Dublin is 120 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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Well, the killings might have been "very methodical", but surely it'll be reason for appeal if the defense lawyers won't bring up the idea that the females feared for their lives...
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The men were probably threatening to rape them, and the girls were powerless to get away, and blah blah blah....

CaptDMO

Let's see -
In My Humble Opinion-
Who knows what transpired in the car.
Traditionally, the set up is for young girls to lure lustfull men to hotel rooms and just rob them. The embarassment and threat of exposure is enough to prevent further action. The guy ends up with an empty wallet and a hard lesson learned. the girl ends up with the cash.
Sometimes things go wrong!

In all fairness the defenses JOB is to do everything it can to get the client off.
Stockholm syndrome, minor status(that's out in this case) self defense, rape allegations are standard of course. These girls are being tried as adults so the stakes are as high as they get.

If the news account is to be believed, it's not like this is an unheard of situation, and criminal charges appply to all concerned. Once someone  pulls a trigger, all  the rules change.

Scammers  don't like it. It brings heat from police and suspicious marks.
It also ruins two perfectly good likely repeat marks, not to mention the
the truism "Don't crap where you eat.
Cops don't like it because it dampens their action. Investigation usually stirs up additional  uncomfortable questions.
Hotel managers like the free advertising as it eventually drives up business frm the morbidly curious.

I propose that instead of taking this as yet another girls gone bad thing, it be looked at with an eye on "Where the fuck did they learn this", and how did they determine a handgun is the best tool in a situation like this?

THEN sentance them for  murder/armed robbery
They wanted to play in the harsh world of grown-ups.
OK.
I just hope other young ladies are paying attention to this.
Hey! How's Amy Fisher?

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