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Identities of South Side murder victims confirmed

Published: Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 9:33 a.m.

Identities of South Side murder victims confirmed


Police have officially released the names of the two people found murdered in a South Side duplex Tuesday afternoon.

The female victim has been identified as 17-year-old Juanetta Franklin of the South Side and the male has been identified as 20-year-old Pako Lacey, also of the South Side.

Police are investigating the murders, but have not made any arrests or named any suspects.


1peggygurney(408 comments)posted 4 years ago

I'm still trying to figure out where the stats are coming from that say the violent crime rate is down in Youngstown.

My heart goes out to the families of these two.

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2Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 4 years ago

because that is what the want the statistics to say. I'm not sure but I think when they plea bargain these cases down it is no longer a violent crime. Murder pleaded down to involuntary manslaughter may not be a violent crime anymore even if it was actually murder. Plus they can't "sell" a city with such a bad violent crime record. I think it was detroit that quit logging certain crimes so the crime rate would go down.

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3VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years ago

It does not matter what the published crime rates are...the people of The Valley know and feel the truth.

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4Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years ago


"My heart goes out to the families of these two."

Well your at it, why not let your heart go out to the families of the 399 (18-19) and 2,896 (20-24) (and all the others) and still counting of the U.S. service members who have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom protecting your freedom.
It's a shame, they always post a article about local Military personnel that dies and no one comments on that or sends their hearts out to them or there families. Why is that? Amazing.


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5Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 4 years ago

if you enlist in any of the armed forces you may be expected to go to war and there is a chance you will be killed during war time. These two youngsters did not enlist in any of the armed forces and the only war zone they were in was the south side of youngstown. There is a big difference volunteering for the service and being killed in action and being killed in your own house.

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6Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years ago


"There is a big difference volunteering for the service and being killed in action and being killed in your own house."

So because you volunteer for the service and die in action then it's no big deal? So these young men and women that do something with there lives (working,bettering there lives,etc) it's irrelevant? That's such pitiful thinking. No wonder America is in such a state it is when priorities are what they are. Shame on you.
Of all the 2011/2012 Homicides, how many were of young adults?? How many were so needless because of drugs, fighting, etc.? How many candlelight vigils?

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7Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 4 years ago

I got over 20 years in the military with tours in iraq and all over the world. when called to go to Iraq I understood the danger that was there. If I would of died there well that was what I was paid for, to go to war. These youngsters were sitting IN THEIR HOUSE not in iraq. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Soldiers die in combat and in combat training every day and will continue to do so. They were not drafted, they volunteered and if they didnt understand what the United States Armed forces does and the danger inherent to raising that right hand and taking that oath that is their fault I felt safer driving around in iraq then I do driving on the southside.

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8Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years ago

Been there done that in the Navy. And these fine young men and women today understand what there getting into, but your not comprehending my point, these young men and women in our military are doing something with their lives! What do you think the motive was in this latest homicide?? A random home robbery? Highly doubtful!

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9leelee25(9 comments)posted 4 years ago

They should understand as well that getting involved with street activity, like selling drugs, stealing, etc.....leads to this type of result. Just as military persons understand its a chance they may die, drug dealers should understand the same. They should know the risk.

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