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April 29 Trial In Student’s Death

Wheeling Jesuit student fatally beaten in September

January 24, 2014

WHEELING — Wheeling lawyer Robert McCoid is looking forward to defending Craig Tyler Peacock, who is accused of killing Wheeling Jesuit University student Kevin Figaniak....

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Jan-26-14 3:53 PM

Poor choice of words-looking forwarx to defending the defendant-please remember that someone died. Bullies all of them. Hurt someone and run-sounds like a bunch of drunks who were out of control. You can't kill someone and get a walk. They ALL need charged. Where are the 3rd and 4th person?

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Jan-26-14 1:58 PM

goose,so you're saying that you have never been in a fight?

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Jan-25-14 4:56 PM

Why didn't the police call an ambulance for the student? Seems negligent on their part.

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Jan-25-14 7:07 AM

Two Geese enter, one Goose leaves...

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Jan-24-14 11:56 PM

If you get into a fight with another, you either have intentions to kill the other person or you may be killed.

I was never taught or trained to just "hurt" the other person. Its them or me, to the end.

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Jan-24-14 11:46 PM

It will be hard to prove Peacock intended to kill as he most likely did not. This is probably a manslaughter case vs murder. It may depend on expert testimony regarding the actual cause of death (eg the boots.)The Prosecution runs the risk of not meeting the murder charge criteria they want: with an unbiased jury. The Defense will have to be very selective with the jury. The judge will have to coach the jury to be objective vs emotional in applying the law. This may not be possible without a change of venue.

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Jan-24-14 11:03 PM

A change in venue seems appropriate for this case. Remember folks we do not know what the evidence is yet. Peacock is innocent until proven guilty in the USA(vs eg. France.) Formally proving this allegation may be difficult.

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Jan-24-14 6:55 PM

They should absolutely go to prison. Their actions contributed to the young mans death any way to try to spin it.

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Jan-24-14 12:40 PM

Robinhood, According to other news sources the third person was Tyler Witty. I'm not certain why he wasn't charged. I assume the police are satisfied he was not criminally negligent otherwise he would have been. I'm assuming the police have spoken to him. If not then they've got a problem on their hands.

The defense lawyer is going to have a tough time explaining why his clients followed these boys over 900 ft from where the first altercation took place. I think they were clearly looking for a fight. This is either murder or manslaughter. Either way Peacock and Chandler should do some time for this. In my opinion.

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Jan-24-14 8:24 AM

Vincent, you need to call Bloomdaddy’s show and set him straight. On the facts of the case, and the jurisprudence, too, since you’re the expert. Talk about ignorance and arrogance... LOL

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Jan-24-14 1:32 AM


David "Wombquest" has been advocating Peacock's innocence. His knowledge of jurisprudence is equivalent to his flawed grammar and misdirected metaphors. The same 3 people call him everyday and this "Shock Jock" wannabe has let failure go to his head!

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Jan-23-14 2:37 PM

I've not been following this case to closely. Who is this third person that is un-named and not charged?

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