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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 6:25 am, Thu May 9, 2013.

The fatal shooting of a Lodi murder suspect who lunged at a judge was the top story of 2009, according to News-Sentinel readers.

The No. 2 story was the controversy over prayer before Lodi City Council meetings.

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  • posted at 12:14 pm on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.


    In my haste to post a comment in response to luckyskoom05, it is apparent that I used the wrong word (insignificant) to describe the stories the News-Sentinel deems to be the top stories of 2009.The death of Kyle Coumas and the two men in Galt clearly do not fall within that characterization. I apologize for that incredibly insensitive error.

  • posted at 12:03 pm on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.


    luckyskoom05 - I really don't think the editors of the News-Sentinel were trying to be disrespectful; in fact I believe just the opposite is true.Clearly the majority of these stories are controversial, thereby making them "top" stories. The death of your dear friend was certainly tragic, but don't you think to attempt to capitalize on it by ranking it amongst these other largely insignificant events would cheapen the value of this young lady's life?It's obvious she meant a lot to you. From what I've read she made an impact on many people in our community. Her life will certainly be remembered fondly and with the respect that she deserves.My heart goes out to you and others who have had to suffer through this terrible ordeal and while it will take time for her absence to become less painful, I do hope that 2010 will be a better year for you and everyone who had the privilege to have been a part of her life.May God bless you, her family, her friends and Britani Coberly.

  • posted at 2:45 am on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.


    Let me start off by saying how disrespectfull to the family and friends of Britani Coberly. You have published a double homicide that was gang related when a dear friend to me was murdered this year. How wrong and hurtfull this is to see that her death was not a top story of 09, she was a 20 year old girl who loved life and the people around her i just think its unfair she was not a top story when she so young and innocent. Do you even how many people her death has affected? Was she not a part of your community? I think of Britani everyday and she is one of my top stories of 09 and im sure many other in Lodi. And im sure she is looking down very dissapointed. So shame on you lodi news! I think you should concider republishing this story! Specially since the person that did this to her is still out there and this should not be forgotten!



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