Teenager convicted for killing over Apple iPod

“A teenager who was part of a gang that fatally stabbed a 15-year-old boy over an iPod was convicted Tuesday of murder,” The Associated Press reports.

“Brooklyn prosecutor Charles Hynes said a jury deliberated for three hours before convicting Darren Samuel, 17, of robbery and second-degree murder in the July attack. He faces as many as 25 years in prison,” AP reports.

“The victim, Christopher Rose, was stabbed in the chest when he and friends resisted a group that accosted them in the street and demanded they give up an iPod one of them was carrying,” AP reports.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “EMAX” for the heads up.]

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  1. The death of the victim is a tragedy, of course. But others can learn from what may have been the victim’s fatal mistake.

    A human life is more important than an iPod! If it were me, I would have given the gang the iPod without resistance. The iPod and the songs on it could have been replaced. But now there is nobody to listen to them. 🙁

  2. This story has absolutely nothing to do with iPod. The bottom line is that if you give any device to a large enough percentage of the general population, the chances that one of those devices will center in a violent crime becomes statistically probable. In the early days of cell phones, there were probably a few people who were murdered for those as well. It’s a shame, but it’s nothing new, and it’s got nothing to do with iPod, per se.

  3. What I suspect Apple will do is again provide three Mac Pro models,

    two will be Quad Cores and the very high end will be 8 cores.

    They have done this twice before

    Single 1.6 and 1.8 Dual 2 (when PowerMac G5 first released)

    Dual 2, Dual 2.3 and Quad. (like right now)

    New line up

    QuadTel, QuadTel and Dual QuadTel

  4. Only 25 years for killing another human being!? They should lock this guy away FOR LIFE!!

    This guy got off EASY, and someone else is gonna get killed as a result.

    First of all, he’ll be living the good life in jail — free meals & free cable TV & free basketball & free exercise equipment! And then when he gets the bonus of getting out scot-free when he’s 43 years old, he’ll go and kill another person.

    Really great justice system we have here.

  5. Ok this is what I’ve found out,

    It’s two dual core Conroes on one chip, making it a quad. It’s called Kensfield

    It will be released in volume by Intel in Jan 07, so it’s possible this Expo will have a announcment. (Sony too, BlueRay) With hopefully new MacTel Pro’s by the holidays.

    Mac OS X 10.5 will be out before then, so they can get the bugs worked out.

    Also listen to this!!!

    It can be air cooled!!! So expect the single Quad cores to be air cooled and the dual Quad cores to be liquid cooled.

    Temps of the Kensfield without a fan are around 95-100ºF

    Cinebench 2003 -Multiple CPU render test (aka “Daylight” render) – 16 seconds!!!!

  6. Static– are you 12? I have a lot of time to surf now, too, but wow.

    No it’s just this site is not set up for threads, it’s ideal for troll posts though ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  7. “No it’s just this site is not set up for threads, it’s ideal for troll posts though’

    Static, that’s because this isn’t a chat forum. Its just a mac news site that allows for reader feedback in regards to the article at hand. There are many Mac/Apple chat forums and message boards available though, and since your good at finding things on the internet, I suggest you check one of them out.


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