Alvin Diaz, New York's Youngest Murderer, is 14

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Alvin Diaz, a 14-year-old kid from the Bronx, just turned himself in for murder after fatally stabbing 18-year-old Dereck Cabejas in the chest on Saturday because of a water fight two days prior. Yes, a water fight. The two boys and Diaz's brother's playfighting on Thursday reportedly turned into real, serious fighting on Friday, when Cabejas slapped Diaz. Diaz returned on Saturday after midnight to Cabejas' apartment building on Audubon Avenue and stabbed the boy. Cabejas was pronounced dead at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital.

According to the Daily News, on his Facebook page Diaz asked his friends to come visit him in prison before turning himself in yesterday. Someone else responded to the post, "What you did was wrong, but you learn from it." We couldn't find Diaz's Facebook profile -- we're guessing it's been taken down.

No family attended Diaz's arraignment last night, where he was ordered held without bail. Diaz has a juvenile arrest record already and a pending robbery case against him.

Diaz is officially the youngest murder suspect in New York. Younger even than the notorious Willie Bosket, whose murders as a 15-year-old in the '70s prompted the passing of the "Willie Bosket law" which made it legal for children as young as 13 to be tried as adults in New York -- a law coming into effect now, as Diaz will not be tried as a juvenile.

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ethaniel21
ethaniel21

Some ppl just talk to much ......everything was uncall for ...the truth is that sometimes u have to know who u trust cause even ur shadow can sometimes betrayed u ...that's why I trust NO ONE .....U DONT KNOW WHO UR ENEMY IS CAUSE EVEN PARENTS HAVE KILLED THEIR KIDS .....

ethaniel21
ethaniel21

JUSTICE WILL BE SERVE ......GOD IS GOOD &&&&&&&&&&& EVERYTHING U DO BEST BELIEVE GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF U............RIP MY MAN

Tutu2smaked
Tutu2smaked

Free my son albin every boddy miss u brooo DPL^ everything else K!!!!!!!! WAKA FLOKA LET THAT GUN SOUND!!!!!"

Anthony HeatMarlins Taylor
Anthony HeatMarlins Taylor

He deserves life, IJS. Anybody who kills another human being need life, UNLESS it's self defense.

Chris gomez
Chris gomez

Albin my nigga dont talk shyt about him

Erikamoya
Erikamoya

that is so wrong alvin u shouldnt have don that u noe i am ur broyher friend 

princess
princess

My nephew Dereck didn't deserve to die in the hands of this lil coward like this. some of ya know the real story and some of ya know from word of mouth, but there's a reason why my nephew slapped that lil asshole, because the day before he slapped my nephew in front of ppl and then took off running, what kind of BS is that, my nephew is not a lil kid to be playing kids games so when he seen that lil asshole he returned the slap and told him 'what you thought I forgot' my nephew did not picked on him or decided to just slap him for no reason he's not that type of kid... my nephew is very loving , friendly and cares for alot of people. He actually defended this low-life hoodlum from getting jumped by a group of guys, so where were these soo called friends of his when he needed them? NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.. only my nephew was there, he would feed him, give him clothes cause he knew they neede it, they were imigrants being that they didn't even have legal documentation to be in this country, my nephew was born and raised in NYC so he fell bad for these hoodlums, and look how they repay him by KILLING him :'(      he had a chance to leave after my nephew slapped him or fight him, my nephew was not gonna hurt him because he treated them like his lil brothers,, he could've called the cops and had him arrested that would've been better off than this, now our family will never be the same because of the actions this asshole did, he took our Dereck from us, he cold-blooded KILLED him without remourse without giving my nephew a chance, this was PREMEDITATED MURDER, INTENTIONAL WITH MALICE, my sisters only baby the love of her life, my nephew had sooo much to live for, omg he even celebrated his birthday with that scumbag because they shared the same day and took him out, and this is what he did to him. HE'S A COLD-BLOODED KILLER, AND HE'S GONNA ROD IN HELL, that's if he doesn't become someones wife in there first..so get ya story straight if was a good kid, good kids don't kill other good kids...

GUNSIDELIFE
GUNSIDELIFE

78K BURNSIDEK YAH BURNSID NIGGAS IS PUSSY HOW YOU RUN FROM US TREY SIDE NIGGAS MAN YAH ASS ALBIN K JU HURRD NIGGAAAAAA R,I,P DERICK 

oye k bobo
oye k bobo

True what you are saying he is a 14 year old Kid they have to see and hear what really happen, Of course the other side of the 18 year old are going to throw all the crap about him. I'm sure they really knew the 14 year old and KNOWS that he is not a bad kid. He was embrace to get SLAP the way the 18 year old did to him infront  of so many youngsters. I'm not saying that what he did was the right action to take and I DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER!!! The 14 year old is not a BAD KID, He just took the WRONG  ACTION!!!! 

LOVE
LOVE

Whats done is done and I just hope the accuser takes sometime to see what his life couldve been if he wouldve never took someones life ..Never bite the hand that feeds you Dereck was a kid with a big heart he always looked out for everyone he fed,sheltered ,clothe etc. lots of kids,he took care of the elderly   he didnt deserve this after he went to defend you and your brother ....to me is not the hood is more like what kind of heart and education u get because like Dereck he was taught to fight with his fist ,to protect others and never use a weapon in his life an he did ....some ppl in uptown use weapons to me and others a REAL MAN WILL FIGHT WITH HIS FIST THATS what we believe in so does his aunt I met her and I love her like if she was my aunt!!!!!!!

Jeseniacabejas
Jeseniacabejas

In Gods eyes my babii is an Angel and even though  a cold hearted person took his life me and my family forgives him and we just hope that he learns from the biggest mistake of his life !!!! The pain that my family,friends and myself is going through is for certain undescribable but we know that God will give us the piece of mind that we need ...we said justice will be served and with no doubt justice was served on the third day!!! We hurt everyday because we can feel him,see him but the muders family are going to feel the pain worst cause they have a muderer that stain they blood for life !!!!! He didnt deserve to die like this after he fed ,defende and clothe this kids but its ok God doesnt like ugly and he will justice take place !!!

Walton184
Walton184

all ya niggas k free albin if ya was in that situation ya would be embarassed to get slaped so stfu nd post shit on fb not this 78blocc every thing kayyyyy

Rugby62
Rugby62

Free Alvin, Even though he made a mistake. Everyone dose. FREE ALVIN! Fuck what everyone saying!

Hoffaaintmissin
Hoffaaintmissin

this lill fuckin Pussy.....You lucky...you gonna live in a Cell......i hope they rape your ass wit no KY.....YOU LUCKY MY BLOCK AINT GET TO YOU FIRST ....YOU FUCKIN PUSSY  COWARD ASS MOTHA FUCKA.....YOU COULDNT TAKE A LOSS....CUZ YOUR A FUCKIN COWARD....if God dont kill you...i know somebody who will...... :)....RIP DERECK ....THIS LIL BITCH GOT YOU ....BUT WE WOULD NEVER FORGET YOU

topbossol
topbossol

eat a dick you wanna be ass nigga thugin tru thiss smwd 78boysss ya herdddddddddddddd

Prettyboiijay
Prettyboiijay

ayo ma manz stop all dat tuff tlk iight bc just like ur mans Derek wanna be hitting lil kids which is child abuse he didnt pick on sumbody his age??? dats y he where he is now. stop da abuse bc dat makes yah soft u pussy.......... come see me in burnside in da bx bc yah all tlk niqquh. yah never been built dat way. come see us yah all pussy & dats y ma shun Alvin holding it down in their. FREE ma shun Alvin. we noe u inoccent bro............ BURNSIDE on da scene u herdddddddd

BurnsideandPatriaK
BurnsideandPatriaK

Im frm burnside & andrews ya niggas dont kno nathen: R.I.P Dereck; Thiss little nigga alvin thought he had balls to do that & ran homee...ya burnsidee niggas think its cutee well just know i hope he go to hell...!!!! BURNSIDEE (K) PATRIA (K) Thiss little nigga thought tht by killing dereck was his chance off being partiaa well...NOW YA KNOW WHENEVER YA WANNA KILL SOMEONEE YAA GONNA HAVE ALL KINDAA DICK IN YA ASSSS.....(BULY K, UNO K, PEDRO K, CHIKI K,) YEAA I KNOW ALL YA BUMASS UNWAVEY ASS NIGGASSS

freealbinrt
freealbinrt

smd ya hurd pussy ass nigga talking bout patria k albin been patria so get of his dick lil stupid nigga free them boys cesar nd albin nd you smwd

Latinmusic74
Latinmusic74

What can you expect from a NYC generation of garbage ........ All this kids just think about drugs, sex, party, and killing.

Realtlk
Realtlk

It's sad but in the hood most the pple that get shot r from rebounds n no 1 wants to look soft so even a simple can turn into a rebound where u can end up jumped stabbed or shot it's just the way things r now there's kids younger than him I know that carry guns already just in case

Lisseth
Lisseth

Most of the murders in Ny are because teens not even adults this generation is horrible. Every month i see a new picture of a young kid who got killed by another kid. This is out of control i am a teen my self and it feels horrible to know kids my age are murderers.

Kevgrande
Kevgrande

yoo i knew him we used to be cool until he went ghost :o 

Chulis
Chulis

He should be treated as an adult I am from Audubon and he was NOT remorseful after he killed Derrick ,in fact the next day wish u would of seen his post Good morning FB with a smiley face  yes with a smiley face I know his page no one will find it with his name I wish you could see it!

alwayer
alwayer

You have plenty of children sent up as adults at age 13, 14 and 15 in NYC, and statewide.  NY is one the most brutal, cruel systems when it comes to direct files and children tried as adults.  You have people in prison today in their 30's and 40's who went up as young teens.  Although this kid was tagged with a murder charge, many of the youngsters convicted as adults are there for old fashioned robbery charges.  No.  NY does not care about its kids.  You throw them in the cesspool almost immediately.

This was an angry 14 year old who had been pysically assaulted by an 18 year old.  I doubt it was a mere slap - it sounds like it probably was a powerful, abusive hit, and this boy grew angry, went home and decided to man up.  I doubt he actually thought about killing the other kid - as with many young kids in this sort of situation, he probably hoped to show how tough he was and found himself on a trajectory to disaster.  It's really a manslaughter case given the boy's youth and the provocation.  I expect it will plead out that way.

Gabriel
Gabriel

regardless of how you want to petty fog THE FACT OF THE MATTER without a shred of doubt MURDER IS STILL MURDER FROM societies understanding and not only that blatantly admited to the murder and should be charge to the full extent of the law regardless of state or willie bosket law ! ..i do agree however that they shouldnt be as hard on other teens if the charges are only for things such as assault or robbery but SHOULD NEVER CONDONE OR OVERLOOK charges such as murder or rape because of the teenagers age IN THIS CASE THIS IS JUSTICE NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU FORCE YA MIND/BRAIN TO BELIEVE their being hard on him when blatantly admited he commited the act of the murder of dereck cabejas

Ham2mtr
Ham2mtr

He waited over a day to enact his revenge. sorry he was not the victim here.

Hoffaaintmissin
Hoffaaintmissin like.author.displayName 1 Like

i hope you get stabbed by somebody who couldnt take a loss right.....I HOPE YOUR DAY COMES SOON....

Tutu2smaked
Tutu2smaked like.author.displayName 1 Like

Smh free albin every boddy k!!!!!!!! Dpl^

prissy
prissy

So do you really believe he had the right to kill someone? It does not matter what he was trying to do and what he wasn't trying to do because of him there's one less person in the world. If I slap you me do you think it would be all preppy and cool for me to go back and stab you? NO! That's absurd. He should be trialed as an adult because he commited an adult crime, from this others will learn to think before the act. He was 14 not 2 not 3 not 4 ... 14. He is old enough to know right from wrong. And you said that killing him was probably not his intention, then what do you think he was going to do with the kitchen knife, cook up a meal? I don't think so.

chulis
chulis

Alwayer Your wrong come to the neighborhood and youll be correctly informed!

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