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‘Monster’ dodges death

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:15 pm

Convicted murderer Myron Friday cheered and smiled Tuesday as he was escorted from a crowded courtroom where a plea agreement spared him the possibility of the death penalty at trial.

Appearing before District Judge Robert Skar, deputy county attorney Tim Blatt told the court that in exchange for a plea of guilty the state would recommend a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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  • Rainparade posted at 12:27 pm on Fri, Mar 29, 2013.

    Rainparade Posts: 3

    When a news article is headed, "Monster dodges death", does that not give an ugly picture to the accused? come on people, and society, is that not judgemental? I for one have to look at this from both sides. lilpttygrrl, made the comment about role models; what or who did the deceased and Myron have as role models? Yes, domestic violence is a learned behavior. Again, I take this from news articles, the deceased did have an oppurtunity to get out of the relationship before her death, Did she do it? no. Myron did have the oppurtunity at rehabilitation when he was previously incarcerated. Did his behavior change? so, again, why must the family of Myron be punished? They love him, just like the family of the deceased, love her. It is a very sad and awful truth.

  • shanescheid posted at 11:39 am on Fri, Mar 29, 2013.

    shanescheid Posts: 161

    So many strong opinions, so few real names to attach them to......

    I am not defending Mr. Friday (I know nothing about him), but it is astonishing how many people feel comfortable spewing venom at him, the judge, the attorneys, and the court system.....anonymously.

    Think about this. Many of you are advocating the death of a human being, the radical restructuring of our court system (and I don't disagree that this is needed), the ruining of careers.......and don't even have the courage to use your real names when doing so.

  • wyomingbeautfy posted at 8:28 am on Fri, Mar 29, 2013.

    wyomingbeautfy Posts: 5

    This is such a horrific story. Although I feel that the death penalty can sometimes be the easy way out, (meaning some people deserve to live a life in jail), I feel this man deserves it. Why should he get to wake up every day knowing that his family members can come visit him, when this poor woman's family will now wake up everyday knowing they'll never get to see their mother again. It's simply not fair, this man needs to stand before a jury, just like any other murderer would. Just because it's a small town doesn't mean his act is any less horrific then the murders that happen in big cities. It breaks my heart for her family, I send my prayers and love their way.

  • Wyoburn posted at 10:01 pm on Thu, Mar 28, 2013.

    Wyoburn Posts: 1

    Unfortunate that our local legal gurus decided to waste more of our tax dollars on a life sentence as opposed to pursuing the death penalty. I guess we should have taken up a collection throughout the community to support the trial. If we can come up with 100k for snow plowing, which I think was very important, I am sure we could have found 20k for the trial. We need to put these people in front of a Jury before any plea deals can be considered! Let the people decide, not the lawyers!

  • lilpttygrrl posted at 12:01 pm on Thu, Mar 28, 2013.

    lilpttygrrl Posts: 1

    There may be two sides to every story, however, her past does not warrant her brutal death. Bottom line..... We need to stop blaming the victim and look for ways to end the violence (and I don't mean throwing money at it). There needs to be a change in thinking. Nobody is perfect, however, they don't have to right to stab another human being to death with a screwdriver...... Regarding his family being victims, remember that domestic violence is a learned behavior. No one is born an abuser, they witness the behavior and repeat it. Who did he have as role models? Family perhaps? Stop blaming the dead and start looking and thinking forward......

  • LovingCody posted at 11:41 am on Thu, Mar 28, 2013.

    LovingCody Posts: 7

    No, nobody is perfect, and yes, there are always 2 sides of a story ~ until one side is repeatedly, brutally bludgeoned to death with a screwdriver ~ and then there is only one side that matters. Whatever went on behind doors between those 2 people prior to that event, was between them. Obvious lack of remorse for his actions, and the smug obnoxiousness shown by this man & several of his family members is DISGUSTING to 99% of the rest of us. Even a tiny amount of humbleness would have been a more appropriate behavior, and the lack of it draws criticism and rage. Myron Friday is NOT the victim in this case ~ and although it's not a crime to show moral support to a MURDERING family member, this family's repulsive, bullying behavior in & outside the courtroom, is offensive and unacceptable to decent people.

  • Rainparade posted at 3:34 pm on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    Rainparade Posts: 3

    Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Domestic Violence is an issue that troubled both lives. It should be noted that it was in all the papers when Myron Friday was being investigated. Nobody is perfect, remember my post is about two sides of the story.

  • hithere17 posted at 2:12 pm on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    hithere17 Posts: 1

    How are they hurting I have never ever seen a family be so supportive of a murderous relative. And not only do they show the same lack of compassion for the loss of Julie's life (IRREGUARDLESS OF HER PAST), they have the nerve the verbally chastise her family in this time. Pretty disgusting.

  • Rainparade posted at 1:13 pm on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    Rainparade Posts: 3

    First, there are more victims here than the family of the deceased. Second, the family of Myron Friday deserve the same amount of sympathy as the family of the deceased. Last, there are always two sides to a story. Have the papers ever tried to interview the family of Myron? Have the community of Cody looked into the past of the deceased? ... What society at large and the prior commentors seem to forget is the family of Myron is suffering too. When a person does something it affects everyone close to them and it also affects society. When a person harms they harm those close to them. When a person does something exceptional it affects those close to them as well. in closing, I would just like everyone out there who has been following this story to remember there are two sides to a story.

  • DeanWYO posted at 9:26 am on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    DeanWYO Posts: 10

    When he gets to prison, maybe they will stuff a sock down his throat like they did the guy from Powell that killed the little girl.....

  • LovingCody posted at 9:22 am on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    LovingCody Posts: 7

    Disgusting. To think that a person, who could have committed such a hideously violent crime, could be possibly walking the same streets as my children & grandchildren one day ~ gives me little faith in our justice system, but more fuel to back our rights to bear arms.. And the family that supports him so defiantly & openly, shame on you. A girl's mother was savagely murdered by your family member ~ hasn't she suffered enough? Despicable & vial behavior..

  • sprinter00 posted at 7:27 am on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    sprinter00 Posts: 6

    Outraged!!!!!! He should have suffered the same way he made Julie suffer. A few thousand dollars is alot cheaper then life in prison for the taxpayers. Kill this monster he doesn't deserve to live. He shows the same arrogance he had when he worked at Big Horn Horticulture with respect that he is above the law and no one can touch him.
    Shame on are justice "INDUSTRY"!!!! You lawyers, judges should be a shamed of yourselfs! They hang people for minor offenses but let a killer walk out of court with the possiblity of parol. The Judges, Lawyers, and Law enforcement are getting rich at the taxpayers expense and not solving the problems that effect our community. Shame on you people. All for what more federal tax dollars??

  • kit hicks posted at 11:09 pm on Tue, Mar 26, 2013.

    kit4life Posts: 4

    This man ... isn't sorry for anything but getting caught. Did his wife get a plea agreement in exchange for her life?