DAILYKENN.com -- Race is only skin deep. Diversity is our strength. There's only one race; the human race. All races commit horrendous acts of violence.
All those adages apply because the victim was white and her convicted killer is black.
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Man who fatally shot Blinn student at graduation party sentenced to 99 years in prison
A 42-year-old College Station man has been given a 99-year sentence for killing a 19-year-old Blinn College student at a gradation party in May 2015.
Judge Kyle Hawthorne, of the 85th District Court, sentenced Ronald Wayne McNeil to a life sentence just after 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon.
Last week, jurors convicted McNeil for the murder of Lacie LaRose, a 19-year-old Blinn College student, in May 2015. Testimony from the four-day guilt/innocence phase of the trial indicated McNeil had fired 11 shots into the backyard of a graduation party on May 3, 2015, killing LaRose and injuring two other men. Multiple witnesses who had attended the party that night testified that McNeil and Charles Williams, both of whom are African-American,had left the party after white partygoers called them racial slurs. Witnesses also testified that one white partygoer, Landon Duke, struck Willams in the face and knocked him onto the ground as the two men were trying to leave.
Court records show a Brazos County grand jury indicted Duke for a misdemeanor assault charge in July 2015. His next scheduled court appearance is Jan. 17.
McNeil testified Tuesday that he had been invited to the party that night by the owner of the home. He said he had never hung out with the man, but they had been friendly neighbors.
Recounting that night, McNeil said Duke had originally wanted to fight him, not Williams, earlier that evening. While watching the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match, McNeil said, Duke suggested they role play the fight, telling McNeil, ”You be the [n-word], I’ll be Pacquiao,” balling his fists and indicating he was ready to fight. McNeil said he refused and that he had had too much to drink.
McNeil said he had been hurt by the white partygoers calling him and Williams such a hateful racial epithet, but he “wasn’t angry about it or nothin,” since “probably they wouldn’t have been acting like that if they hadn’t been drinking.”
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