Teen who shot girlfriend in the face over MySpace comment sentenced

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Burien man sentenced in Web post slaying:

I originally posted about Matthew Dubois here and here. He is the then 16-year-old thug who shot his girlfriend, 15-year-old Mikarah Sanders, in the face killing her. Dubois shot her because he didn’t like a comment that her ex-boyfriend left on her MySpace. This happened on New Year’s Eve 2009.

Dubois was charged as an adult. Back in September I posted that Dubois pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder but according to this new article he made an infamous Alford plea, or no contest plea. Basically that means that he doesn’t admit guilt but admits that he would probably be convicted.

For not admitting crap Dubois was sentenced to a little less than 14 years. In my opinion if you’re going to enter into an Alford plea and not admit your crime there should be at least an additional 10 years added on to any sentence. He’ll also have 3 years probation when he gets out. So by the time he’s 35 a vicious and ruthless killer will be back out on the streets.

Teen who shot girlfriend in the face over MySpace comment pleads guilty

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Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend over MySpace posting:

I originally posted about Matthew Dubois here. On New Year’s Eve of 2009 a then 16-year-old Dubois shot his 15-year-old girlfriend, Mikarah Sanders, in the face with a .357 magnum. He was angry at her over a comment that her ex-boyfriend left on her MySpace profile. He then shot himself to make it look like a botched gang hit. Dubois was charged as an adult.

A few weeks ago Dubois pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder charges and is looking at 22 years behind bars.

You would think that as a society we have progressed so much more than the previous generations before us. Yet here we are discussing a girl who was brutally murdered, shot in the face no less, for not only something she did not have control over but for something that she didn’t even do, something as trivial as teen drama on MySpace.