Young adult gets life sentence for iPod murder, but refuses to admit pulling trigger

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  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    Rifleman, he didn't refuse to "answer" something. He provided an answer. He simply refused to admit to one of the claims against him, while admitting to a different claim against him.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 31, 2011 6:31 a.m.

    Re: A voice of Reason | 6:18 p.m. Aug. 30, 2011

    AT some point the parole board will ask Joshua Buie the same question he refused to answer to the judge. If Buie doesn't come clean he may spend 30 years behind bars.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2011 6:18 p.m.


    first... I don't think there is enough to make such a judgement.

    second, "We're not obligated to agree with the state's version of fault," she said. "(Buie) didn't plead guilty to the murder, he pleaded guilty to being a party to the offense."

    I can easily see why someone would feel this way. I have made mistakes in my life, we all do. But there are often times where I'll admit only what I believe I did wrong.

    "Look, I'm sorry for getting upset, but I didn't _________ to get revenge with you."

    One can admit wrongdoing, without admitting guilt to a specific thing. We really have no idea what occurred- with that, I think this statement isn't inappropriate from the defense.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    I believe in this case that maybe the defense counsel should also do some time with his client. Based on the print report only, which may or may not be accurate, it sounds like he may have convinced his client not to admit to being the shooter even though both knew that in fact was the case. At that point in time, there was a chance for further closure to this case but it was the attorney who slammed the door. If this is the case, shame on Mr. Attorney.