"If there is anything that people can take away from this horrible tragedy, it's that life is fragile and they should live every minute of it fully." That's from Greg Burk and Deborah Drooz, the parents of Lily Burk, the 17-year old high school senior brutally murdered last Friday. Others are drawing conclusions of a different kind. The suspect, 50-year old Charles Samuel, was arrested for drinking in public and possessing a crack pipe. He was on parole and under a court order to complete a drug program. He's now charged with robbery, kidnap and murder and he could face a death sentence.
Making Sense of a Senseless Murder
Paul Weber - President, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Celeste Fremon - WitnessLA.com - @witnessla, Laurie Levenson - professor of Criminal Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California; former federal prosecutor - @LoyolaLawSchool