Hooker gets 25 to life in teen's killing

Full story: Tri-cityherald.com

HERMISTON -- An unapologetic Ronald Alvin Hooker was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Tuesday for killing a 16-year-old and attempting to shoot another teen who came to his door last year.
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Chris Newland

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#106
Jun 12, 2009
 
nope no calls... i think maybe after almost 4 years people would put it to rest. people sayin negative things, its not gonna matter what the subject is or what happened your still gonna have a negative opinion so what u say shouldn't matter.... but the things is.... is that it does. it hurts the people who havelost a sixteen year old son or brother or nephew. if u didn't like abel thats fine but don't slander his name where his mom and dad and other family members can read it. cuz after all none of you have the curage to say it to their faces. the only one that should be talkin about what happened or telling what happened should be me period cuz i was there. unlike all of you.
Chris Newland

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#107
Jun 12, 2009
 
and in all your slander and hateful comments you guys only talk shit on abel... what about me? what you can't say i was a trouble maker or gangster? ofcourse u can't and i didn't hang around wit them either. cuz i was and still am a good person just like abel. i bet none of u would've had the courage to confront a man who pulled a gun on you.cuz after all that was the first event that set off the rest. hooker pulled a gun on a sixteen year old kid for walkin on a CITY levy. the same levy ALL the kids use before abel and after. hooker should've left my friend alone and he would be alive today. wow i bet facts are hittin those shit talkers hard now. didn't know all that huh. so jus leave it be
Chris Newland

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#110
Jun 2, 2010
 
Prize wrote:
Ron had had that gun for 30 years and it had never even been fired before. He was not someone looking for trouble. He never looked for trouble in his entire life. I know, because that is how long I have known him. He had never even had a traffic ticket. All he wanted was to be left alone.
I also know Abel and I am saddened by his death. Every death is a tragedy. He was a likeable kid, but he was not without guilt in this incident. He was also no angel. He was in trouble a lot. At his young age he had six convictions and the number proudly tatooed on him. He also fathered two children at this young age. I have seen no evidence that he took care of them. One of them died at six months of age so he may not have had the chance to be a father there.
But, Abel had not turned his life around. Let's look at the facts. He was 3 times the legal limit of drunk at the time of the incident. And under the influence of methamphetamines also. Puking in Ron's yard prior to returning and threatening Ron. That sure sounds like someone who has turned their life around...from what?
What was his sister, who happened to be on probation herself, doing giving her brother alcohol? She should be in trouble too.
The other boy is also in a family involved in drug activity. His sister was recently arrested for traffiking; so you cannot believe everything he has to say about that night.
Abel had already been chased away fom Ron's house once the same night. And he returned with back-up the second time and in the middle of the night. That does not sound like anyone not looking for trouble. He was definitely up to no good. They were threatening and there were other people there too. They had Ron surrounded. He felt he had no choice. Abel was coming at with his fists raised at Ron when he fired. Raising the gun in the air to fire at that point would probably have made the chance that Ron was the one hurt more likely. He defended himself. That's it. He doesn't want a prize. He simply wants what he has always wanted, to live his life without harrassment.
You obviously are all knowing sir. you live in georgia so how do you know how hooker is now. My family was into drugs and still are but what does that have to do with me as person their choices are their own as are mine. I never knew abel to taunt anyboy but that doesn't mean that he didn't do it before. I'm jus saying people can change and i knew him in the last months of his life and he never did anything like that
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#111
Jan 29, 2011
 
MiSS YUHH ABEL.. WAS THiNKiN BOUT CHA 2DAY...

---RiP---
chuck

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#113
Jun 29, 2011
 
Chris Newland wrote:
<quoted text> You obviously are all knowing sir. you live in georgia so how do you know how hooker is now. My family was into drugs and still are but what does that have to do with me as person their choices are their own as are mine. I never knew abel to taunt anyboy but that doesn't mean that he didn't do it before. I'm jus saying people can change and i knew him in the last months of his life and he never did anything like that
i knew able he was a punk and im not afaid to say any thing to ur face u both are trouble makers
LONELY GURL

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#114
Jul 21, 2011
 
ABEL MAY HAVE DONE DRUGS, DRANK ALCOHOL,HAS TATOOS AND EVEN GOT INTO TROUBLE. BUT WHAT DOES IT MATTER IF HE HAD CHILDREN AT A YOUNG AGE. COME ON IN TODAYS SOCIETY THAT IS COMMON, IT DOESNT MEAN HE'S A "BAD KID". IT JUST MEANS THAT HE MADE POOR CHOICES.
I KNOW THIS FAMILY, AND THEY DID NOT DESERVE THIS TRAGEDY, ABEL DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE!!! HOW DO YOU PRIZE KNOW SO MUCH OF THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT IF HOOKER HAD NO PHONE OR WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE. DID HE SEND SMOKE SIGNALS OUT TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. I DONT THINK SO!!
LIKE I SAID JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE SOMEONE HAS LIVED A LIFE LIKE ABLE DID AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE DOES NOT MAKE HIM A "BAD KID" I THINK YOU NEED TO FIND THE DEFINITION TO "BAD".
DESPITE ALL THE MISTAKES HE MADE HE WAS GROWING UP. HELL HE WAS ONLY 16. THERE ARE PEOPLE OLDER THAN THAT DOING WAY WORSE THAN ABLE, LIKE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, RAPE AND MUCH MUCH MORE, AND THEY GET LESS OF A SENTENCE THAN ABLE DID. HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY WHAT HOOKER DID?? YOU YOURSELF IS A SICK PERSON. WE ARE GREATFUL THAT CHRIS MADE IT OUT OF THERE ALIVE. FOR SOMEONE NOT TRYING TO SHOOT ANYONE SURE DID KILL HIM!! SO WAKE UP MAN, ADMIT IT HOOKER DESERVES WAY MORE THAN WHAT HE GOT!!!
jim

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#115
Dec 11, 2011
 
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I think you should stay in school and learn how to spell.
Thank God a stupid gang banger is gone...you people who are gang bangers and try to intimidate others deserve whatever you get. Hooray for Hooker he is a hero, so many want to do what he did but just don't. You people are nothing but useless burdens on society.
Who can be sad about someone like that dieing, im sure he will soon be replaced with another useless slug
I hope he gets paroled early. By the way what exactly is a " Homeboy", Carnales?
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well ill be waiting punk!!!!!!!!!!
jim

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#116
Dec 11, 2011
 
chuck wrote:
<quoted text> i knew able he was a punk and im not afaid to say any thing to ur face u both are trouble makers
and who the hell are you i would like to know
chuck

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#117
Dec 14, 2011
 
jim wrote:
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and who the hell are you i would like to know
im chuck who the hell are you the truth is the truth no justice for a man defending his self from punks that got what thay deserve at least one of them did
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#118
Jan 1, 2012
 
I never met Abel but i was married to abel's cousin. Abel was shot and murdered on my ex husband's birthday. You can't sit here and say hooker was a good guy when the family went to the hospital and got the sad news abel was pronounced dead at the hospital. If hooker was just trying to scare the boys then why the hell was abel shot two times. If hooker was trying to scare them or not even trying to kill them then abel wouldn't have gotten two bullet wounds to his body that would have killed him and chris wouldn't have almost gotten shot. Hooker deserves to stay in prison and rot there. I may not be married to Abel's cousin anymore but no 16 year old deserves to get shot and die especially by a grown ass man who knew exactly what he was doing. Abel also wasn't trespassing when the investigation started they proved Abel was not on the property he was on the county's property when he was shot and killed. I feel sorry for the Viesca family not for the Hooker family. I hope your proud for who your standing up for because your standing up for a cold blooded killer who knew what he was planning on doing when he pulled that trigger a number of times. If your just trying to scare someone you wouldn't shoot him two times and then shoot his friend. Grow the fuck up and realize he shot a boy who just wanted answers on why a gun was pulled on him earlier that day.
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#119
Jan 30, 2012
 
joey wrote:
i say all you ppl ned to shut the fuck up he was like a bro to me and im like a bro to him. he never deserved this he was a good kid that loved his family and friends. so i dont thenk you all know him and all his family wich i do.
Well if your brotherly love extended into your fluency of the English language Iím not feeling a great loss here.

If you have trouble understanding that the teachers did not fail you, you failed yourself.
Disappointed

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#120
Jan 30, 2012
 
Hooker was a marine? How did the other kid get away, his riffle must not have been zeroed. Next time if you donít want your 16 year old child to be shot consider the following.
1. Donít let your 16 year old drink.
2. Have your 16 year old home by a decent time or under proper supervision.
3. Donít have kids
Not one of the supporters of Abel has a single post that does not have numerous grammar or spelling errors. So from what I can tell social Darwinism has occurred and the gene pool is better off. Thank God Abel did not have children that would have been a wasted welfare check.
Feel free to google what you donít understand Iím all for education.
Chuck

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#121
Jan 31, 2012
 
Disappointed wrote:
Hooker was a marine? How did the other kid get away, his riffle must not have been zeroed. Next time if you donít want your 16 year old child to be shot consider the following.
1. Donít let your 16 year old drink.
2. Have your 16 year old home by a decent time or under proper supervision.
3. Donít have kids
Not one of the supporters of Abel has a single post that does not have numerous grammar or spelling errors. So from what I can tell social Darwinism has occurred and the gene pool is better off. Thank God Abel did not have children that would have been a wasted welfare check.
Feel free to google what you donít understand Iím all for education.
Very well put
Irritated

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#122
Apr 14, 2012
 
All of you guys are fuckin stupid for real we were talking about Abel not his family what they did in the past is there business no one else's dnt judge ppl unless you can walk in their shoes Abel was not in a gang but glad you dumb fucks knew him.abel was my best friend not saying it was good for him to go over there at 1030 or be drunk but at 16 he did not deserve to lose his life no matter the situation Abel would not hurt a soul it was his punk ass step sister that sent him back over there so stop running your mouths on a situation no one knows the facts on
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#123
Apr 14, 2012
 
Rest in paradise lil Abel n tio Ruben miss you guys so much
Irritated

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#124
Apr 14, 2012
 
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hey i don't know about you people you cared about abel i never met him so all i have to say is that when the court did tests on abels body they found alcohol in his system and i've herd that he's envolved with gangs and drugs he also had a criminal recored ron was related to me and i've known him since i was about 4 he was a good man when i herd he killed a person i couldn't beleive it i knew he didn't have a phone or nothing so i would be scared if two people came to my house in the middle of the night and started harasing me and i'm tired of people talking about how ron's a monster i'm not sayin it was right for him to shoot that kid but it wasn't right for those boy's abel and chris to just harrass him like that i also have herd that the viescas are supposably trying to hire a man to kill ron in prison this pains me to heard and it's kind of hard to be at a town with every one talkin about my family member ron that way at my age especialy when the principal of stanfield is telling the news papers that ron hooker was a monster and should get life i prison i think differnt ron may have made a bad decision that night but it was only because he was under pressure and i'm not gonna sit around and let people just say stuff about him so all you people sayin stuff can just shut up people don't need to say stuff about people they've never even met and stanfield police told the court abel wasn't in gangs do they also know that at his grave sight their are blue bandana's every where so stop beleiving just one opinion and open you eyes people
Wow for real the 6 was his cell number he was not arrested 6 times get your facts together you guys are all lame and just feel like talking on something you guys have no idea about
Naan

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#125
Aug 1, 2012
 
Lil Abel is my cousin, & beside all the things he had done, he still got his life tooken away, & murdered. He died in my Tios arms, and thaat must of have been soo heartbraching. Hooker could have called the cops instead confronting them with a gun. But noo, he shot & killed a teenage boy. Im am glad my family got justice & Hooker was sentenced to life. No one ever deserves to die like thaat, he was too young. He & his girlfriend at the time were expecting a baby boy, but sadly he didnt make it and passed away. He is burried with Lil Abel, his Dad, and will forever be in our hearts along with our other family members who have passed away. RIP primos. <3
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#126
Aug 7, 2012
 
If Able was a good boy, then why wasn't he home in bed with his family...not out on the streets doing nothing for good...good boy huh! Well all you friends that knew him, let this be a lesson in life that YOUR life is what you make of it...even if you are full of laughter, joy, and even some happiness, in a blink of a eye YOUR life is gone..leaving others to miss you....really grow up and be something special in others life's...not wondering streets at night up to WHAT...painting the landscapes? Really maybe you should just stay at home and read a good book!
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#127
Nov 2, 2012
 
i hope hooker gets raped again and again for the rest of his life

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