Talk:Vinson Filyaw

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Merge[edit]

If this incident has to be documented (and since someone will insist, I guess it has to), the victim shouldn't have an article. It's unnecessary (and frankly unethical) to try to document her biographical information. Cmprince 22:54, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

421 Years[edit]

421 years for obducting and (possible) raping... Isn't that a TINY bit harsh? My worst fear is that most Americans would find this totally reasonable...

It's not an uncommon sentence to give multiple extended sentences instead of life if it isn't an option. I would hope that any claims of rape were verified by medical examination as they usually are... --24.201.60.86 (talk) 19:27, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Harsh[edit]

421 years for a week-long abduction is ridiculous. Most sex offenders, even ones who have committed crimes similar to Filyaws, get away with 10-30 year sentences. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.130.62.234 (talk) 14:52, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

If it was your 14 year old daughter abducted and abused for 10 days, you'd be singing a much different tune... besides, it's not wikipedia's job to decide what is fair and unfair, simply to report the facts.76.116.14.38 (talk) 12:54, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
It was for 17 different charges, all relating to the incident. Each one appeared to be (from the Dateline special) from 20-30 years each. There was more than just kidnap and rape..I know bomb-making was another one of the charges, but I can't remember any others.Tutsuro (talk) 04:43, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Also impersonating a police officer and carjacking

Age[edit]

Quote: "Vinson Filyaw is a 37-year-old". Well, he was when convicted, but he wasn't when the crime was committed and he won't be next year. This is sloppy writing. Can someone establish his date of birth and rewrite this so that it won't need constant editing? Emeraude (talk) 14:14, 10 December 2007 (UTC)