Martinez blasts Terry

first_img Martinez earlier insisted at his Thursday morning press conference that he was not worried about the speculation surrounding Stones, but acknowledged the player has been affected by the situation. Asked whether Chelsea’s interest had affected Stones, Martinez said: “Yes – and it is something where you hope you learn from it and you get more mature and those experiences are good experiences. “Clearly John is one of the outstanding young talents that we have in the squad and you are going to get that sort of interest from the outside.” Martinez also revealed he wants to bring three more players in before the end of the transfer window and overall cut a relaxed figure on Thursday as he previewed his side’s 2015-16 Premier League opener, Saturday’s home clash with promoted Watford. He expects Stones and winger Kevin Mirallas to be available for the Watford game despite the pair picking up ankle knocks in last weekend’s friendly against Villarreal. But forward Gerard Deulofeu is a doubt due to a hamstring problem, while striker Romelu Lukaku, who has had a hamstring issue of his own, will be assessed over the next 48 hours. Tony Hibbert, Steven Pienaar, Darron Gibson, Muhamed Besic and Aiden McGeady all miss out due to injury. Martinez – whose team finished 11th last season – is keen to add a trio of new personnel to his group. He said: “In order to be competitive for the next 10 months, we need three new signings and that is what we are going to work extremely hard on between now and the deadline.” Deulofeu, Tom Cleverley and David Henen have already arrived this summer and teenage River Plate midfielder Tomas Andrade looks set to be signed up on loan. “He is a young man with a terrific talent, who is already with us,” Martinez said of Andrade. “Hopefully we are going to agree a loan to allow him to get used to the British game. He is one for the future, not for the first team straight away.” Press Association Terry’s fellow centre-back Gary Cahil and manager Jose Mourinho have also spoken openly about their admiration for Stones. The Merseyside club have not reported Chelsea to the Premier League, but Martinez believes Terry has broken Premier League guidelines in publicly discussing the Blues’ pursuit of the England international. “That is wrong; that is illegal,” the Spaniard said of Terry’s comment, as quoted in several national newspapers. “The rules don’t allow you to comment on players who are registered at other clubs in that open manner. That is disappointing.” Martinez continued: “We have a fantastic relationship between the two clubs. In the past we made our biggest investment in Chelsea (signing Romelu Lukaku). We all know there are rules and regulations and it is something we don’t want to see when other clubs speak about your players. It is wrong and it shouldn’t happen. As clubs we have a good understanding of where we are.” The Everton manager insisted his club were under no pressure to sell the highly rated youngster. “The whole John Stones situation has come through the media because a club made a bid and made it public,” he said. “We have never been in a situation of commenting. We have a very talented young player who really has the potential to be the best centre-half England has produced, so you are going to get that attraction. That is natural, healthy and very, very positive. “But a player can make a decision when the clubs say he can make a decision. There is nothing to make a decision on. There is no negotiation. There is no relationship between the clubs in terms of trying to find a deal. “The modern game has gone in such a way that sometimes there are things you cannot control. But what you can control is your own finances and we are not a football club that has to sell to balance the books. If you think we need to sell John Stones to balance the books, that is not the case.” There has been talk of the Barclays Premier League champions preparing a third bid for 21-year-old defender Stones after so far having £20million and £26million offers rejected by the Toffees this summer. And Chelsea captain Terry added fuel to the fire earlier this week when he told Sky Sports: “One day I won’t be in the team but Chelsea are looking to the likes of John Stones for the future, so the club will continue to grow and do well.” Everton boss Roberto Martinez has accused John Terry of being part of a Chelsea campaign to lure John Stones. last_img read more

Agee, convicted of sexual assault of 6 young boys in 1980s, was recently released from detention

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down WHAT · 335 weeks ago There was a cheaper way to handle this criminal. It involves a rusty dull knife. Agee is the lowest form of life. Why would any jury allow this guy to walk free? Now that he is 50 years old do you really think he is “reformed”? Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Disgusted · 335 weeks ago Nothing like setting someone who can not be rehabilated out into the public with children where eventually he will do it again, possibly worse. People of his nature can not stop their desires and it is our children that suffer. May the community that he resides in find him and do what is necessary to protect their own. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Really? · 334 weeks ago I’m just gonna leave this here….. . Report Reply 0 replies · active 334 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down angry · 334 weeks ago So let me get this straight, a jury had the option to lock this guy up for 25 more years, but let him walk?? When will we learn society? People like this need to be kept off the streets as long as possible. Report Reply 0 replies · active 334 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Robert T. Agee, who was found guilty by a Sumner County District Court jury on March 29, 1988, of six counts of indecent liberties, aggravated sodomy, terroristic threat and simple assault of six young boys, has recently been released from prison. He is now on parole in Montgomery County in the Independence-Coffeyville area as of Feb. 20, 2014. A Sumner County District Judge William Mott declared a mistrial when jurors failed to come up with a verdict in the “matter of the care and treatment of Robert T Agee” on Feb. 12 during a probate division hearing at the courthouse.Assistant State Attorney General Lee Davidson said he would not pursue a retrial to determine whether Agee should remain under the care of the state of Kansas or be released on parole now that he has served his term.Agee was sentenced to 20 to 50 years by then Sumner County Judge Lloyd McDaniel on April 27, 1988 after a one-man, 11 woman jury found him guilty on 10 charges involving the molestation of six young boys – some as young as 6-years-old at the time.Since that point Agee has served at several correctional facilities within Kansas until his release last month.Agee was convicted after an emotional trial that involved the testimony of two of the six boys, who were victimized from March to September 1987. He was 28 at the time of his conviction. Agee is now in his mid-50s.According to news accounts of the trial in the Wellington Daily News, Agee was found guilty after a jury deliberated for four hours. His court appointed attorney at the time Lee Johnson said Agee was a borderline mentally retarded person – testing at an IQ of 68-70.Kerwin Spencer was the county attorney during his first stint as a prosecutor, and presented in court a timeline that led to Agee’s conviction with testimony from two boys, their mothers, two police officers and others involved.“Johnny” (fictitious name), a 6-year-old first grader at the time lived across the street from Agee and told his mother that he and his friend “Joey” were molested when at his place. He said when he wanted to leave, Agee got a rifle and told him to stay.The other boy, Joey, was then tied up and molested. Johnny would eventually find a knife and cut Joey loose. They escaped while Agee was putting away the rifle, according to the testimony.Johnny said Agee told him if he told anyone he would shoot his mom.Two other boys “Billy” and “Tommy” were babysat by Agee and spoke of a game in which they drew body parts. “David” and “Michael” also spoke how Agee showed them pornographic video tapes and how they were molested.After found guilty, Agee was sent to Larned Correctional Facility. He was transferred 16 times over a 25-year period before coming to Sumner County for a court appearance.This time a 12-person jury was convened to determine whether he should remain in custody or not. After a two-day hearing, the jury went into deliberation and came out to say it was “deadlocked.” Two weeks later the state of Kansas said it would not prosecute again.Mott dismissed the matter without prejudice and “any detainer placed upon respondent as a result of this matter are hereby extinguished.”Agee is placed on intra-parole which means given parole in the state in which convicted subject to certain conditions. One condition sometimes is participating in a Community Release program that helps the individual with vocational skills, independent living skills, etc.last_img read more