Damn. Here it is, the 7th again. Another month passes. It is now sixteen months since Ryan was senselessly beaten, changing his existence forever. May sucker punched him and Vantrease kicked him in the head as he lay unconscious and defenseless.
Not sure why, but this has really hit me hard this month. I tried, but couldn’t bring myself to put out a post yesterday. My blood was boiling, filled with venom and hatred. I thought better of spreading my poison on this blog. I’m glad I did.
Still, let’s remember who got us here. Jonathan May and Austin Vantrease. Two thugs from Newark, Delaware. Two trouble makers from a gang of derelicts , with a history of running on the wrong side of the law. A gang out causing trouble one November night in 2009.
Bad kids, from bad families… in my opinion. Seemingly permissive parents who pass blame from their tormented children. They blame Ryan, they blame West Virginia, the blame the court system, they blame their lawyer, they blame the media, they blame it on “boys being boys”, they blame it on fate, and who knows what else they blame it on.
Then, when caught, they start turning on each other. May and Vantrease are simultaneously throwing each other under the bus. A gang member, Colin McKeefrey, who is known for being the “big mouth of the group” instigated the conflict. When questioned by detectives, McKeefrey is more than willing to blab (as documented in the police report). Just incredible. It speaks to their character, or lack thereof. Of course, this is my opinion…