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After years of lying, ex-honors
student admits her role in murder

Los Angeles Times, by Joel Rubin

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Posted By:earlybird, 4/5/2013 11:45:26 AM

When Keeairra Dashiell graduated with honors from Crenshaw High School seven years ago, she seemed headed for success. Offered admission into several top colleges, she accepted a scholarship to UC San Diego, leaving behind the often rough, inner-city world of South Los Angeles. But on Thursday, Dashiell´s talent and promise were a distant, squandered memory as the 24-year-old sat handcuffed in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. After years of lying, she fully confessed to her role in a 2007 murder and, in a deal with prosecutors, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted robbery.(Snip)Judge Michael Pastor sentenced

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We hear all the time of young black men who commit violent crimes and gun others down, but are really good kids, etc., etc., etc. Here is the story of a "good" young woman who not only aided and abetted one of them, but lied on his behalf later. Lots of lives lost here. And a window into the world where no one is ever supposed to be a witness to a crime and testify in court. "...or else!"


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/5/2013 12:00:01 PM     (No. 9261083)

In this case the person being intimidated was the victim of the original crime. She was warned not to report the crime. A target for extermination by this "clean cut" young man, the girl was off to school early that day and her mother ended up dead.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 4/5/2013 12:12:34 PM     (No. 9261111)

I don´t blame the judge for wanting to get away from cases like this. This is so tragic. Two good families destroyed because of her horrible judgement. How do you drive your boyfriend to a murder.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bison65, 4/5/2013 12:39:59 PM     (No. 9261169)

Tyquan and Keeairra? Ah...back to Africa.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Democracy First, 4/5/2013 12:45:50 PM     (No. 9261187)

What is a "Keeairra"? Is it like a Qhuev´henzhãne? Or more like a Laquwanshaneequa? Or a Montraquayvarious? Pls explain, and how does one pronounce a "name" like that with all the superfluous accent marks and redundant vowels?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 4/5/2013 12:56:13 PM     (No. 9261215)

Re #5, this appears to be the go-to site for AA baby names. There are lists and lists. And this for those who want something more:

How to create a unique baby name

Convert existing words. Examples of converting existing words into baby names are Ebony, Nova, Sapphire and Jade.

Invent new unique names by taking the hybrid approach. Take two existing names and combine the two in an unusual fashion. Use of family Surnames would be a good starting point, not forgetting Maiden and Middle names.

Unique punctuation - Create a totally unique name by making unusual use of punction such as the placing of an apostrophe, a hyphen or a middle Capital Letter.

Alternative Spellings - An easy way to create unique baby names. A good example is Ryann or Delyia.

Convert Place Names - created from the place of birth, for example, Dallas or Brooklyn

Convert Colour names - created from different colours, for example, Gray or Azure

Flower names - created from different flowers, for example, Daisy or Columbine

Characteristic names - created from different characteristics, for example, Patience

Inspirational names - created from inspirational themes, for example, Hope or Glory


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Reply 6 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 4/5/2013 12:57:29 PM     (No. 9261218)

When they mention the name they can skip the picture.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: krause, 4/5/2013 12:57:42 PM     (No. 9261219)

I don´t get it. Usually, when you murder someone, it solves the problem, doesn´t it? /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Distorted, 4/5/2013 12:58:18 PM     (No. 9261220)

I want "to get away" from pathetically jumbled writing and editing of stories as poorly written as this one, Mr. Rubin.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Emerson, 4/5/2013 1:12:17 PM     (No. 9261239)

In Rubin´s defense, this was a jumbled story.

The young woman was involved in the young man´s armed robbery of another young woman and her boyfriend. Afterword there were numerous attempts to intimidate the female victim into not even reporting the crime. Her mother insisted that she do so.

The perp and his girlfriend "K" (the subject of this article) went to the victim´s home. "K" knew boyfriend was armed and intended to exterminate the victim to keep her quiet. She had already left for school, so he killed her mother.

"K" got a plea bargain for testifying against him, but lied so much on the stand that she has now been prosecuted and sent to prison for a long sentence.

Difficult to follow the story, but Rubin was also writing of the wasted lives. And what happens in the ´hood when the families of perps set out to protect their own from prosecution.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: maggie2u, 4/5/2013 2:17:50 PM     (No. 9261330)

Agree with poster #9. I had to keep going back to the story to figure out who was who. Very jumbled, not put together very well.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LadyVet, 4/5/2013 4:01:38 PM     (No. 9261452)

Here is a suggestion for some baby names:

youtube.com/watch?v=-O4BbMisj6s

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/5/2013 4:14:37 PM     (No. 9261480)

#6, one category left out of your excellent list--adaptation of chemical names. I once had an employee who named their daughter Ethylene. And there were other

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/6/2013 12:02:51 AM     (No. 9262055)

#5 and #6 Don´t overthink it. I was once privy to two pregnant teens thinking up baby names. One said to the other "Do you think it sounds ghetto enough ?"

Here are two clean cut students with their whole lives in front of them full of opportunities. Their dumb choices put them in jail. In the meantime, innocent people´s lives were destroyed while they lied.

You have to hand it to black people, they don´t throw each other under the bus.

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