- not fair
- February 04, 2013 - 10:24
This was an unfair verdict, not only was it proven that he was bullied by those boys, but they also bullied his mother, and posted things about his mother, in any case, mostly anyone would slap and lose their mind, no doubt, what he did was wrong and he should pay for what he did but throughout this whole thing, anyone would know that this young man was not a cold blooded murderer. Mostly anyone who was being bullied and tormented for months would eventually slap, and that he slapped when they started with his mother means he loves his mother which means hes not a monster, he does have a heart, i think manslaughter would of been a more fair verdict, cause in my opinion, they were all equally wrong in this, only thing neville is the one has to pay the consequnces. It's just a shame that one young man is dead and another 2 lives are ruined over drugs and money. what a shame!!
- February 03, 2013 - 20:25
Drugs and alcohol are poison. No good ever comes of abusing either. More lives ruined...and they won't be the last. Just say NO NO NO to drugs!
- original townie
- February 02, 2013 - 06:38
@no connection....ppl. like you are the reason our "injustice" system is so anti victim. Hopefully the courts will give him twenty (not ten) years before the possibility of parole. Can't help but wonder if your family member was murdered (as in this case) would you be so forgiving and understanding? You should consider a career as a defence lawyer....then you could buddy up and cry with Rossellen Sullivan. How pathetic. BTW, well said Jas. Another dirtbag off our streets.
- February 01, 2013 - 21:27
The jury got it wrong, probably because they didn't want to spend the weekend sequestered. Flynn and Dwyer are prime examples of bullies, and are both equally to blame as Neville in this whole ordeal. It's unfortunate that all families have lost in this, but I do not agree that it warrants Neville spending a minimum of 10 years in prison. Appeal for sure.
- March 13, 2013 - 14:46
You are an idiot Probably one of Nevilles thug buddies hanging out in the court room!
- Good riddance
- February 01, 2013 - 20:21
another scumbag off the streets...if they keep killing each other and getting locked up for it this city may be a safer place for the decent people living here!
- Not a friend
- February 01, 2013 - 17:06
This verdict was so wrong. Anyone with the intent to kill doesn't stab someone in the head. That kind of wound is indicative of a messy struggle. Second degree murder means that it must have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to kill. Not only was that not proven here, but I believe the testimony DISPROVED that very fact. Manslaughter would have been a much more appropriate verdict. And now this kid will lose at least 10 years of his life and perhaps even come out a truly hardened criminal. So much for justice. And a miscarriage of justice does not bring the victim back. It just creates two tragedies.
- February 01, 2013 - 15:02
For No Connection... how is it self defense when you have a knife and stab someone in the back! I have been drove out of my mind by some people but would never stab someone because of it! Justice was served but he had the intentions to do serious harm to these two men so therefore he should have gotten convicted of 1st Degree!
- San Quinten
- February 01, 2013 - 14:44
Welcome to the Big House, Gangsta! We've been expecting you; let's see how tough you really are.
- February 01, 2013 - 14:26
Another dirtbag off the streets
- February 01, 2013 - 14:24
One person dead, and two other lives ruined, all for the sake of drugs and money. In the long run, is it really worth it? Hundreds of thousands of lives are wasted, ruined, injured, and lost, as well as innocent people affected and heartbroken, because of drugs and alcohol. Now Neville has to pay the consequences. Too bad not enough drug dealers are not caught because as long as they are "free", lives will continue to be destroyed.
- no connection
- February 01, 2013 - 13:22
Very unfortunate end to friendships gone wrong over drugs. My thoughts are the jury got it wrong, based on the information presented through the media I would have had great difficulty convicting Neville of manslaughter for the death of Flynn, as for Dwyer it was swlf defence. This young fellow was drove out of his mind by Dwyer and Flynn, much like a case of bullying. He could have internalized it all and maybe ended up killing himself or lashed out, which he did. Was he right in what he did, no, but the two victims played a greater role in setting up the scenario that resulted in one death and another life lost to the prison system. APPEAL if you can find grounds.
- February 01, 2013 - 13:50
GUILTY!!!!! I don't care if they tormented each other for years, that's what KIDS do! But once you cross the line, you WILL take the blame. Self defense, you have to be kidding, here's a hint: DON'T GET OUT OF THE CAR!
- February 01, 2013 - 12:36
After reading the testimony from this trial on the media, I'm willing to bet my last dollar that he'll be together with all his friends soon enough (inside or outside, the Justice system in Newfoundland doesn't inspire much confidence in me). At least he's off the street for a little while anyway.