Police in Clayton, New Jersey have charged two black males (brothers Donte and Justin Robinson) with murder for the vicious slaughter of a 12-year-old white child on Saturday. Police say the savage predators wanted Autumn Pasquale’s bicycle, so they lured the innocent young girl into their home where they strangled the life out of her. The mother of the accused murderers reported them to the police after seeing information on one son’s Facebook account that lead her to suspect their involvement.
Will the savage destruction of yet another innocent white child prompt that long-delayed, honest national conversation about race? Will the soul-destroying pain felt by yet another white family be enough to initiate that discussion?
If so, the talk would go something like this:
White guy, “I don’t want to live within 500 miles of black people; farther would be even better”.
Black guy, “Why?”
White guy, “I don’t want to live near people who so regularly commit such brutal crimes.”
Black guy, “That’s racist!”
The teenage brothers were known around town for their love of BMX bicycles. And one of the boys, the 15-year-old, had developed a reputation for stealing them to break them down for parts, friends said.
Twelve-year-old Autumn Pasquale owned a bike like that. White, with maroon handlebars. She lived up the street and around a corner, 17 houses away. She rode that bike through the neighborhood all the time. She was riding it Saturday afternoon, the last time anyone saw her alive.
Today, in a case that has devastated the southern New Jersey community of Clayton, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said the 15-year-old lured Autumn to his home with the intention of stealing the bicycle for parts. And there, Dalton said, the teen and his 17-year-old brother killed her.
The announcement, during a late-afternoon press conference, came 18 hours after investigators found Autumn’s body stuffed in a recycling bin on a derelict property next to the brothers’ home.
“Today we mourn the loss of a young girl named Autumn Pasquale whose life was tragically cut short before it really began,” said Dalton, his eyes moist. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her parents, her family.”
The brothers’ estranged father, Alonzo Robinson, feared his children might be involved in something after receiving phone calls from other relatives around 3 a.m. today. Pictures of the home he once shared with them were on the news.
Though he’s had no contact with his sons for about seven years, Alonzo Robinson said the teens were known for stealing bikes in the neighborhood and that one of his sons had previously been charged with theft. He declined to say which one.
“I think someone wanted the girl’s bicycle,” the father said. “Maybe she wanted her bike and resisted, and one of them snatched her off a bike.”
His ex-wife, he said, has a mortuary license and once worked at a funeral parlor in Atlantic City. State records, however, show the license expired last year.
Saunders, the mother, remarried just a few weeks ago, her Facebook page shows. Beneath one picture of her and her new husband, commenters tell her she looks nice. Among them is her son, Justin. In a separate comment, she thanks everyone.
On Saturday night, hours after he allegedly helped kill Autumn, Justin wrote back.
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