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updated: Dec 12, 2012, 10:54 AM

A gang expert testified Monday in the murder case against Adrian Robles, the 22-year-old Santa Barbara man accused of fatally stabbing Robert Burke Simpson at Arroyo Burro Beach in April 2010.

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Maria Robles — mother of Adrian Robles — and Regina Trujillo each pleaded on 12/10 to sale of heroin, and both admitted an enhancement for a prior narcotic sales conviction. (12/13/12)
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 COMMENT 353301 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:13 PM

I can't believe the money and trouble being spent on the trial of this punk who came in behind the victim and slit his throat in such a cowardly manner.


 COMMENT 353313 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:27 PM

Yeah, those damned legal rights. We should be able to pick and choose who gets them and who does not.


 COMMENT 353320 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:43 PM

I hate to criticize, but edit much? From the article, "The placement of tattoos can cause fear or intimidation by the general public, Morris added." How about "in" or "of" instead of "by"?


 COMMENT 353324 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:46 PM

i just read an article where his mother was found guilty again of dealing heroin. no sympathy for this murdering banger at all.......but at birth he was immediately behind the eight ball. literally.


 COMMENT 353338 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 01:23 PM

Do you know what literally means?


 COMMENT 353355 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 02:07 PM

338....an eightball is a euphamism for a measurement of cocaine....admittedly a stretch from heroin....but this is edhat....so give me a break. but thank you.


 YIN YANG agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 09:35 PM

The figure of speech "behind the 8 ball" existed for a very long time before it became a euphemism for an 1/8 ounce of drugs.

324's comment is valid and I agree with it. It does NOT excuse Robles' action, but the kid was pretty much doomed from the beginning.

Criticizing the use of "literally" is grammatically accurate, but is not going to be too effective online. Or you could try explaining it instead of being snarky.

Start the flaming.


 COMMENT 353534 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 06:21 AM

True. I should have said ' an eight ball is not only a pool term but also a euphemism.....'

Either way, he started life snookered.


 COMMENT 353552 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 07:36 AM

Poor guy never had a chance at a good life, eh? Why not then incarcerate for life all children of junkies, dealers, gangbangers, sterilize em, since they will never become contributing members of society.

I'm constantly amazed at the narrow mindedness of some of our 21st century society.


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