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Community Reacts to Plea Deal in Skylar's Murder
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on May 01, 2013 @ 11:44PM
Created on May 01, 2013 @ 6:52PM
The news that two teenagers could be responsible for the death of 16-year-old Skylar Neese sent shock waves through the community.

Shock, sadness and sympathy for the Neese family are just some of the things people said they were thinking when they heard of the news of the charges.

Skylar's father, Dave, said that his daughter and 16-year-old Rachel Shoaf, the teenager who pleaded guilty to second degree murder in this case, were supposedly the best of friends. That's what shocked some people about the crime. Just the thought that 16-year-old girls could commit a murder was enough of a shock to some.
There were quite a few women who said their stomachs were churning just to hear of the charges. Others said that sadly enough, this type of news isn't surprising to them at all.
"I've noticed over time, how dehumanized our girls are. It makes me very concerned about the lack of empathy and rage or jealousy or whatever motivates girls, what's the motivation, drugs or a guy," said Rosaline Flanigan, who is originally from Clarksburg. 
"I mean, it's kind of ridiculous. When we were growing up, you were so scared of your parents you would have never even thought of that," said Bob Hayes, of Flemington.

Plenty of people said their hearts go out to the Neese family and even the families of the teenagers charged and suspected in connection with this crime.

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Comments (2)
May 02, 2013 at 3:59 PM
THIS generation isn't afraid of what their parents would do to them if they did something wrong or bad because we've had this generation of kids under a liberal politically correct (which I refer to as "morally incorrect")atmosphere to the point they're even told that their 'parents' cannot paddle them and then they took prayers and GOD completely out of our schools, our books, etc....letting nothing but 'evil' and 'bad' things in & now are wondering "where did we go wrong?" If you don't know that answer by now; there's just no hope for you! THIS is the result of leadership without common sense.
May 02, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Too many parents today don't want to take the time and energy to raise their own children and just want to be their "friend." They are not instilling in their children any set of morals, principles or values. A lot of kids raise themselves. They fix themselves meals, buy their own clothes....they're raised to be little mini 'adults' and these parents allow their children to hear them speak about their personal marital problems, finance problems, etc....this info overload at such young ages, causes distress, worry about things kids very young have no business even knowing about much less worrying about is another real problem with a lot of parents. KIDS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE KIDS NOT a miniature version of yourself that you try to force into a mold that your child at 5 years old should be acting "adult-like." It's a bad situation now that these children are becoming young adults and can't integrate within society or handle bad times or bad things and show no ability to 'problem-solve' which leads to uselessness and unfeeling, uncaring character. Can't wait until your children are young adults and think you can start over. It just doesn't work.
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