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(Boston Globe)   After you stab someone to death, don't leave a voicemail for your girlfriend saying, "I stabbed him a couple of times and, um, don't repeat this to the police"   ( divider line
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2004-09-23 06:52:19 PM  
And it's really that hard to get into Harvard?
2004-09-23 08:42:11 PM  
I was watching that on court TV before work. If I would have realized it hadn't been submitted. Damn me and my slow brain.

/I've got to drain it three times a day so I can think good
2004-09-23 08:42:57 PM  
This headline brought to you by the Office of the Blatantly Obvious.
2004-09-23 08:43:32 PM  
Won't make that mistake twice.
2004-09-23 08:43:51 PM  
is it proper to send an email instead?
2004-09-23 08:44:01 PM  
He should have just told her "he died." Works with God, apparently.
2004-09-23 08:47:17 PM  
He said he had a "swell time"?

Who says "swell time" anymore? He was obviously freaking out, or a time-traveler from the 50's...
2004-09-23 08:47:37 PM  
SO he obviously had no plans to report this self-defense related incident himself. Just hoped it would be forgotten? Doesn't sound like the actions of a 'victim'.
2004-09-23 08:48:18 PM  
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Heh heh.
2004-09-23 08:49:35 PM  
Sounds like self-defense to me.
2004-09-23 08:50:12 PM  
a true.. dumbass!!
2004-09-23 08:50:26 PM  
Why is it that people who commit crimes are generally one sandwich short of a picnic?
2004-09-23 08:54:20 PM  
You see, he didn't commit the crime.

Here's the way I interpreted it:
Smart guy walks out of a bar after a good night, two "working class"(How PC is it. One is a cook for a hotel.) guys approach him and they attack him after a short confrontation. Smart guy stabs the guy in self defense.
2004-09-23 08:54:30 PM  
I'm in Boston now and this is a big deal. It really shows the situation Cambridge is in; there's working class minorities like blacks and Irish living right next to the world's most priveledged students. Something like this was bound to happen. I hope this kid gets locked up for a long time, all the kid was doing was razzing him and he got stabbed five times.
2004-09-23 08:57:46 PM  
Heh, I love the irony of that comment coming from somebody with the name "StabYouInTheHeadAndEatYourFaceOff".
2004-09-23 08:59:14 PM  
see now this is why it is ever so important to develope intricate forms of secret code with your significant in high school.
2004-09-23 08:59:31 PM  
Well, I say let Harvard have its football and academics. Yale will always be first in gentlemanly club life.
2004-09-23 08:59:59 PM  
I wish I was on this jury. PW did not intend to do anyone harm. Jagoff started with PW because PW was a drunk, a likely easy target. Jagoff and Jagoff cousin jump drunk PW. Drunk PW kills Jaggoff. Case over, Not Guilty.
2004-09-23 09:05:09 PM  
I hope your being sarcastic, greasewooder1. You don't stab somebody because they're giving you a hard time. And if you are being sarcastic, then I will feel silly. There's no excuse for killing someone because of a stupid comment or anything.
2004-09-23 09:09:01 PM  
might be the only time in my life that i get to hear myself referred to as a minority...thank you, maybe now i can get some assistance.

//sure as hell would never live in a town where the fans blames their shiatty baseball on a 'curse'
2004-09-23 09:10:04 PM  
Not a bit sarcastic, if more bully jerks get stabbed during their assaults on others the world would be a better place. By your logic PW should have taken a beat down so as not to spoil the boys good fun.
2004-09-23 09:12:16 PM  
Um, did anybody notice that he actually left the message with his ex-gf, not his gf. This makes in even dumber...
2004-09-23 09:15:26 PM  
Harvard, eh?

/inside joke
2004-09-23 09:15:34 PM  
"... guys approach him and they attack him after a short confrontation...."

-Actually he approached them acoording to the story...
2004-09-23 09:18:19 PM  
-Acoording-That's the Boston pronunciation...
2004-09-23 09:19:01 PM  
This is the thing. Everybody just assumes that these two guys just started giving him trouble and putting him in danger (don't lie - it's because they're black). Now they're saying PW approached them. You see it all the time around here, "tough guy" elite college students walk around like they own the place. He said something smartassed to them and they argued. He got Colono in a headlock then stabbed him. He leaves an overly casual message on his ex gf's machine, and didnt go to the police. How can you defend this bastard?
2004-09-23 09:19:04 PM  
I hope your being sarcastic, greasewooder1. You don't stab somebody because they're giving you a hard time. And if you are being sarcastic, then I will feel silly. There's no excuse for killing someone because of a stupid comment or anything.

I hope -you- are kidding. There is a big difference between being given a hard time and being jumped by 2 guys.

/woulda stabbed them too if i was jumped and had a knife
2004-09-23 09:19:26 PM  

might be the only time in my life that i get to hear myself referred to as a minority...thank you, maybe now i can get some assistance.

Me too, that's awesome. Can I claim to be discriminated against?
2004-09-23 09:22:54 PM  

Read the story. PW was the first to say something. Two guys were trying to beat him up but he wasn't hurt? Somehow he managed to get one in a headlock and stab him?
2004-09-23 09:24:08 PM  
brilliant. The article doesn't mention he's a hardcore rap artist on def-row records.
2004-09-23 09:26:41 PM  
The point is, an 18 year old is dead because of a verbal confrontation. That's not the way it works. PW started it, killed a man, didn't call the police, treats it like no big deal on someones answering machine, and acts like he was a victim.
2004-09-23 09:28:26 PM  

They're black? How do you know that?
2004-09-23 09:29:45 PM  
feffer -

The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe.
2004-09-23 09:31:31 PM  
It's not in this story, and I would have assumed they were Hispanic from their names.
2004-09-23 09:33:37 PM  
And actually, from looking at pictures, they appear to be Hispanic as well. Maybe you're reading a different story, StabYouInTheHeadAndEatYourFaceOff.
2004-09-23 09:35:04 PM  
I knew that biatch would tell the cops.
2004-09-23 09:42:55 PM  
Damn, now I feel stupid. Ok, well they kept bringing up the "racial tension" and possibility of racism involved. It's all over the place here, I know they aren;t white and he certainly is. I guess I look like a fool now, but I stick by what I said. There was no reason for him to die.
2004-09-23 09:48:41 PM  
If convicted, will he be sent to Stab-You-In-The-Colono prison?
2004-09-23 09:53:42 PM  
Yeah Stab.... wtf are you talking about? They were hispanic, not black, and the story says "The fight began after Colono made a derogatory remark about Pring-Wilson as the Harvard student walked home" - not the other way around
2004-09-23 09:56:33 PM  
Oh and here's some info on Colono:

Colono... did a stint in rehab, fathered a child and was busted peddling drugs all before he was old enough to vote...

In July 2001, a drunk Colono threatened several cops who arrested him for trespassing, according to police reports.

"He remained belligerent and discourteous the entire time. . . . (We) smelled the strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. He further stated that he was going to have his 'Lion Boys' take us out," a Cambridge detective wrote.
2004-09-23 10:03:14 PM  
This guy was at a party at my apartment the February before the incident. What an asshat. He got drunk and pissed off the roof. (The roof was functioning as a smoking lounge.) My roommate told him to stop, so he backed up and started pissing ON the roof.

I'm lucky I was in bed by then, or I'd be the one on trial for pushing an asshat off a 4th-story roof.
2004-09-23 10:07:33 PM  
Wow! College has sure changed. When I grad student it was only like a fifty-dollar fine for stabbing locals to death.

/one-way ticket please
2004-09-23 10:08:24 PM  
He goes by Xander, pronounced "Sander," by the way. Asshat. I have more stories.
2004-09-23 10:09:55 PM  
Me drunk. Forget "was". Sleep for me. No stabbing tonight.
2004-09-23 10:16:38 PM  

Do share!
2004-09-23 10:16:54 PM  
This is a really interesting case. A Harvard grad student and a highschool dropout. I've been reading about it alot as I go to school in Boston. I wonder how much either side will use the "class issue" in the trial?
2004-09-23 10:43:05 PM  
Pring-Wilson: Had 40 lbs. and several inches on his short, skinny, teenaged Puerto Rican victim. (Victim's rap sheet not nearly as incriminating as that of your average Ivy-educated WTO protester, BTW.) He's a college rugby player (and LOOKS like one in a bad way, if you check out the pix) from extremely sheltered, lily-white Colorado college/upbringing. Unfortunately, I could picture a guy like this looking to pound someone for making fun of his drunken state, and then making a horribly bad judgement call because of said drunken state in terms of using deadly force. The two skinny boys gave him a shiner--and that was the extent of physical injuries before the knife got pulled. I mean, look at the horribly bad judgement his actions displayed AFTER the stabbing.

/hopes he's innocent and it was self-defense and townie life isn't really that cheap in the eyes of folks like that, drunk or not
2004-09-23 11:00:11 PM  
This sorta happened to my sister long ago. Two girls attacked her after threatening her life for months. The principal would not do anything to stop them no matter how much my sis went and complained. So they corner her one morning before school. They start beating her and she pulls out a 50 cent paring knife she kept in her purse. Gave the main attacker 98 stitches in her face. They were still attacking her. Imagine that. Someone has a knife and has just cut your face all to hell and you just sit there and keep on punching. Even the teacher who broke it up got a cut.

It was clear self defense. The court didn't see it that way and she spent 30 days in a girls home for defending herself.

If 2 people are about to attack me you can be damn sure I will use whatever weapon I can find on them. Knife, rock, stick, gun, whatever. It's always better to face 12 jurors than be carried by 6 pallbearers.

I don't blame the guy. If 2 mexicans approach me at night while I'm alone the first thing that will come into my mind is to defend myself. Especially if one of them starts talking trash. And if I am carrying my knife at the time (very likely) I WILL use it first and then find out what they want later. You just can't trust people. Especially minorities in a group at night when you are alone.

I call this guy a HERO.
2004-09-23 11:03:50 PM  
I actually have to report for jury duty in Boston on Nov 3rd. Maybe I'll get this case.
2004-09-23 11:14:10 PM  
This guy won't do any jail time. That's just the way the system works.

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