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April 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Teens plead guilty in death of Tuba Man

Harsher punishment needed

I find it very disheartening that an individual’s life has so little value that the murderers would receive only 36 to 72 weeks in juvenile detention [“Tuba Man case: 3 guilty,” page one, April 4]. They were 15 and should have been tried as adults.

A street musician’s violent and senseless death should serve as a sign of the emptiness of society and the inability of our courts to help.

— Barbara Rierson, San Antonio, Tex.

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