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Jul 252013

The Bible says in Proverbs “Evil companions corrupt good morals” but it is not only evil companions that turn a young person into a killer, but the effects of drugs. The following story is such an example.

Man, 20, who brutally murdered his ‘great dad’ and left ‘amazing mom’ and brother for dead makes nostalgic court speech asking for forgiveness Killer said he remembered holding his mother’s hand on the first day of school and that he wishes he had ‘never let go’

Tucker Cipriano, 20, jailed for life for murdering his father and beating his mother and brother with a baseball bat for drugs money. Co-defendant Mitchell Young, 21, also received life sentence but continues to insist he is innocent and did not receive fair justice      

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377580/Baseball-bat-murderer-Tucker-Cipriano-20-makes-nostalgic-court-speech-asking-forgiveness.html#ixzz2a69qKoxb

‘I stand before the people of the court, the media, my family and friends, but mostly God, asking forgiveness and confessing my sins,’ he said, the Detroit Free Press reported.He described his parents as ‘a great dad’ and an ‘amazing mom’, adding that he remembered refusing to let go of his mother’s hand on his first day of school. He said: ‘Mom, I wish I would have never let go.’

I believe Tucker’s confession and remorse…but it is too late to save him from spending the rest of his life in prison. His co-defendant, Mitchell young, though, I don’t think has any remorse, as he continues to deny part in the crime. Legally, just the murder during the commission of a felony robbery attempt makes him culpable even if he had actually not, as witnesses saw him bludgeon Mrs. Cipriano with the bat.

This story is ultimately saddening for me. The family not only experienced a horrific and brutal crime against them, but the fact it was perpetuated by their own son makes the pain of that betrayal much deeper. They not only lost the father, but the son and brother as well.
The question remains, “why?” and of course the answer is the drugs and the evil companions.

As parents we want to protect our children, to hold their hands when they face something new and “scary” like the first day of school. Yet, our children are their own persons, and make their own decisions, and some of those decisions land them in trouble, trouble that there  is no undoing. Trouble with consequences that end their lives in the free world. This is one such case.

While I do believe that this young man’s confession and  his asking for forgiveness is genuinely heart felt, and I am saddened that he has ruined his life, taken his father’s life and gravely injured his family in such a horrible way. I do believe he deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, atoning for that crime. His will not be a pleasant life, and I don’t doubt that  his mother is sad for the necessity of her son spending his life incarcerated, I do understand that sadness. Though my own son tried to have me killed, I thank God that his plot failed, it does bring one to a point where we must acknowledged the truth about our children.
Forgiving  is to me, to get the bitterness out of my own heart against my son, and I also realize that my son, unlike Tucker, has no remorse for his crimes. It doesn’t mean I would ever trust my son, and  i will do all I can to keep him in prison for his natural life. I do hope that the family can expunge the bitterness against this young man, not for his sake, but for their own sakes. Healing from such trauma is extremely difficult. I pray for their peace. I do  hope the young man is truly remorseful, and that he will make the best of life in prison because he does see his sentence is justice.

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  4 Responses to “Son bludgeons father to death Tucker Cipriano & Mitchel Young

  1. Joyce,
    I have a hard time believing that he is truly sorry. It just has too much of a self-serving, melodramatic ring to it. Bringing up his first day of school is “off”. Remember how your son would say, “But mom, what would Jesus do?”

  2. Yea, Skylar! LOL “Yea, what would Jeeeeezus do?” LOL The kid was obviously “raised right” because he knew what a “real apology” looks and sounds like…so does Patrick….Patrick, just like Dr. Bob Hare says in his book “Without conscience, that ” they don’t know how normal people FEEL or THINK and will therefore lie when the truth would fit better. ”

    That’s the crazy thing….of course I was only basing my idea that this kid might actually be telling the truth in h is apology on what I read in the news, but the other thing that Bob hare says about psychopaths is that they will DENY DENY DENY even in the face of EVIDENCE that they are guilty. The second young man denies denies and shouts that he was unjustly found guilty, but the son owned up to what he had done, and didn’t blame his parents or even the other guy, but owned up to what he had done. That to me speaks of a kid in a drug induced rage who once he was sober realized what he had done and was sorry, versus the partner who was more psychopathic and tried to get out of the truth that he was engaged in the killing. Why the kid was doing the drugs in the first place, and hanging out with low lifes, that I don’t know, he obviously was not a choir or altar boy, but sincere in his confession/apology or not…his life is messed up.

    Doesn’t mean I don’t think BOTH of them should remain in prison for the rest of their lives, because when you drink or drug and do a crime…you are 100% responsible for that crime, even if later you are sorry, or even if you had just tried the drug or drink for the FIRST Time…you made the choice to drink or drug and therefore you should reap the consequences of your choice.

    The thing about the “bath salts” is that they are as bad or worse than meth and I think they are still “legal” in some areas to purchase. I remember when they first came on the scene in Arkansas they were quickly outlawed. That was several years ago.

  3. Unfortunately, Tucker murdered his dad and brutally attacked his mother and his brother (possibly because he’s a drug abusing spath). He deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. I wouldn’t want to have this guy on the streets.

  4. I agree that murder of this sort, whether drug fueled or not, demands life without parole…unfortunately it seldom gets it.

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