Dominic Culpepper was fourteen years old when he murdered another teenager. According to court documents Dominic Culpepper and two other youths believed that the victim had stolen a pound of marijuana from them. The group met the victim under the pretense of buying marijuana however the meet quickly turned violent and Culpepper would fatally beat the teenage victim with a baseball bat. When he went to court Dominic was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison however due to his progression in jail he was able to appeal his sentence and it was reduced to forty years. This teen killer is due to be released in 2039
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|Initial Receipt Date:||05/17/2002|
|Current Facility:||LIBERTY C.I.|
|Current Release Date:||02/07/2039|
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A 14-year-old boy was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for fatally beating another teen-ager with a baseball bat.
A jury deliberated two days before convicting Dominic Culpepper in the June 25 slaying of Frank Wesley McCool, 16. Culpepper faces a possible life sentence.
Prosecutors said Culpepper concocted a plan to lure McCool to his home so he could beat him in retaliation for stealing a half-pound of marijuana.
Two other teen-agers pleaded guilty to second-degree murder earlier in the case for their parts in helping lure McCool to the home.
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A 15-year-old boy received a life sentence
Friday for fatally beating a rival teen with a baseball bat.
Dominic Culpepper was convicted in February of first-degree murder for
the June 25 slaying of Frank Wesley McCool, 16.
“I can only ask that you forgive me,” Culpepper said to McCool’s
family in court. “If you can, find it in your hearts to have mercy on
me and forgive me for what I’ve done. I’m sorry.”
Public Defender Adam Tebrugge will appeal, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
reported for Saturday’s editions. Tebrugge told Circuit Judge Bob
Bennett that the sentence amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, a
violation of Culpepper’s Eighth Amendment right.
Culpepper concocted a plan to lure McCool to his Sarasota County condo
so he could beat him in retaliation for stealing a half-pound of
Two other teens, Vincent Norcia, 14, and Frank Tritschler, 15, pleaded
guilty to second-degree murder for their parts in helping lure McCool
to Culpepper’s home.
Norcia received an 18-month to seven-year sentence in August and
Tritschler received a 10-year prison sentence in December. Both
testified against Culpepper.