A teenager convicted of the cold-blooded murder of a homeless man petitioned a Florida court for a change in his sentence this week. According to convict Warren Messner's suit, jail is just too hard for him.
Messner's in the pokey for 22 years because he and a couple friends killed a local hobo in the woods by beating him repeatedely before Messner delivered the deadly coup-de-grace by jumping on the rummy and crushing his rib cage.
"I want to be an inspirational speaker for troubled teens," Messner told the court yesterday.
According to Lori Messner, the lovely kid's mother: "He's not getting the mental health, the schooling. He's not getting anything, anything but locked in a cell all day long."
The judge in the case agreed with Ms. Messner that little Warren is not getting anything but locked in a cell all day. But refused to lighten the sentence. He pointed out that being locked in a cell all day is the whole point of prison, and that Warren should look forward to 22 year's worth of days locked in a cage without schooling or mental health.