Odgren convicted

Mass. school stabber seeks new trial
John Odgren

Odgren convicted of first-degree murder, faces life imprisonment:

John Odgren has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of 15-year-old James Alenson in the bathroom at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

The mandatory sentence for first-degree murder is life without the possibility of parole. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning.

For those of you who think this some kind of miscarriage of justice because some people consider Odgren ‘special’ you couldn’t be more wrong.

This is a victory for people who have Asperger’s even though some will not admit it. This means that people with Asperger’s won’t be branded as dangerous or insane or killers in the making.

It’s also a victory for personal responsibility. It shows that we are all responsible for our own actions and that being socially awkward is no excuse for murder.

3 thoughts on “Odgren convicted”

  1. Amen to that. Just because I have Aspergers dosen’t mean i’m retarded/mentally ill/or a killer. This case has given us (people who have Aspergers) a bad wrap for dangerous/retarded people and the defense is making us look like that!!! I’m glad justice was served and i feel sorry for both families but we have choices on what we do in our lives and that is what it all comes down to, nothing else. And to plead insanity is just rubbing more salt in it!!!


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