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Witness recounts fatal struggle in Southampton bar

The lack of coverage is astounding. I have read one article from Newsday with new information and nothing new from your publication for days as this trial has went on. Ur paper can't update this story every day??? It certainly seems to have interest in the community. Furthermore, ur decision not to print the names of the high powered attorney's willing to let Oddone use his house and put up bail as if they are lifelong friends (as printed in the NY Post Wollinsky and his life partner) is perplexing. Do u not wish to embarrass the bridge?

As somebody who knows the defendant I can only laugh at all these friends of Tony. The Tony I know is arrogant and while murder does seem out of sort for him the behavior he exhibited that night by dancing on tables and telling Reister "---- You" does not seem out of sort." Oct 23, 09 9:51 AM

Friend of Tony and Foto are totally misrepresenting all the facts of the case and disrespecting the memory of Reister. Here are some facts from somebody who knows Tony.

Tony was not on steroids but was in great shape and not scrawny. He is 6'1" and built like a wide receiver, not muscle bound but cut (at least he was until the cuisine de Rikers).

Tony is extremely arrogant and while I would not have characterized him as violent I would say he was very brash and thought he was something special. This was only backed up by the witness who said he told Reister ----- U after being told to get off a table.

Tony is not going to be convicted of manslaughter. What he did as described by witnesses and the ada is Murder. He choked him for minutes, not some snap of the neck.

I hope Mrs. Reister doesn't read ur comments because u are doing everything to suggest her husband was at fault and he is not here to defend himself. I can't wait to hear from Tony's friends who were with him that night. They will be the final nail as what they describe will be murder and are certainly not tainted." Oct 23, 09 3:22 PM

Your comments have much more spin than anything this second rate newspaper can muster up. You love to portray Tony as this small "scrawny" and skinny guy which u and I both know he was and is not. Tony is larger than the average person and his weight 175 only shows he was in peak physical condition. U and I both know he is very athletic and could handle himself and if he wanted to be he could intimidate with his stature. That was not the Tony I knew but rather the arrogant type that ended up choking a man to death. No spin here. " Oct 23, 09 5:29 PM

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/witness-describes-bouncer-s-collapse-during-bar-scuffle-1.1545462

Two minutes and thirty seconds... How can u up the island, low intelligence, dirtballs spin this one??? U can't, just do us all a favor and stop disrespecting the deceased by staying off this message board. If u want to help somebody go clean up the scrap metal from ur front yard." Oct 24, 09 9:10 AM

2 minutes and 30 seconds..... That is not self defense..... I know Tony and he is a punk..... U and ur up the island buddies keep trying to change the facts but ur low intelligence/education level keep shining thru... U have known Tony for a few years...... Lol......at least it is longer than the high powered attorneys willing to put up bail and their residence..... Lol..... On the east end we judge friendship based on a persons character..... Don't u want to tell us all how "scrawny Tony was .... Stay off this board, u are done" Oct 25, 09 8:25 AM

More witnesses recall fatal assault at murder trial

Where is the update to this story??? There was a trial yesterday and the Southampton Press is showing itself as a second rate newspaper." Oct 27, 09 9:02 AM

I guess the trial isnt going on." Oct 28, 09 9:45 AM

Proving Oddone's intentions will be burden of prosecution

The reporting on a flash point crime like this continues to be both sporadic and superficial. What is this article about??? U quote some guy who wasn't there to say all these witnesses were wrong because time is always shorter. Huh??? How about a reporter who goes to the trial, takes notes, writes articles based on these notes and puts the 911 calls on the web. I know u are the only game in town with Jerry up McGintees butt and Hamptons.com becoming a lifestyle site but come on. It is 2009 not 1999." Oct 30, 09 9:53 AM

More crack reporting from the slowest newsroom in the nation. Who cares if this newspaper is a weekly, the internet is a daily at the very least and if the Press doesn't want to update somebody else will come along and put this out of touch liberal bastion to the scrap heap where it belongs." Nov 4, 09 10:25 AM

Oddone trial enters third week of testimony

Thank you for finally reporting. Any chance for an update after testimony today? " Nov 4, 09 11:13 AM

Too much for u to update the story with dj testimony??? U guys are soooo lazy it is amazing that u still have any circulation." Nov 6, 09 11:10 AM

Song offers timeline to fatal struggle

How do I become a friend of Tony? Ignore all his actions portray him as scrawny and act like he isn't getting a fair trial. Nah, I'll just remember the Tony I know that is arrogant, in excellent athletic shape, and choked a man for over 2 minutes.

Please friend just stay up the island and don't come back here." Nov 7, 09 7:54 AM

Lady Baymen win first ever county title

Way to go Flop. Great Coach, better man!" Nov 12, 09 1:30 PM

Judge dismisses juror in Oddone trial

How could u applaud such infrequent updates. Days go by and articles are not written." Nov 18, 09 8:09 PM

Newsday has a much more complete article with the jurors name and the fact that he was leaning towards guilty as shown by the ada wanting to keep the juror and the defense attorney wanting him excused. Why didn't this author include any of those details? I would say it is perplexing but is no pun intended par for the course when it comes to a second rate publication like the Press. If the Press doesn't want to do a thorough job reporting somebody else will do it and I think people realize this judging by the circulation #'s. " Nov 19, 09 8:11 AM

The trial is EVERY day and I wish there was an update EVERY day. It is 2009 not 1999 and u old media folks who think there is a weekly local news cycle and a daily national news cycle are sorely mistaken." Nov 19, 09 10:28 AM

Prosecution rests, defense case opens in Oddone trial

I wouldn't exactly call just hearing a doctor has been testifying for three days as prompt reporting. The defense attorney seems like she is simply throwing hail Mary's. When someone chokes another person for over two minutes that's murder no matter what this author thinks." Nov 20, 09 6:24 PM

According to the Newsday coverage many things of note happened at the trial. Some Medical Examiner from Detroit (thats where all the good ones or maybe just the poor ones are from) and was paid 16 K by the defense. The defense called the lead homicide investigator for the Suffolk County and he testified employees of the Bridge stonewalled the investigation denying Tony worked there. Why did the defense call him? Why won't this paper cover it? It is no wonder ur once cash cow of a paper is struggling so mightly in this era. It is no longer 1999." Nov 24, 09 8:19 AM

Oh, more hail mary's. Yeah the best Medical Examiners are from Detroit." Nov 24, 09 10:04 AM

Oddone trial nears conclusion; defense witness challenged

$16,000 that could have been given to a more worthy cause such as the Reister family. I think it says a lot that with their deep pockets these bridge members could only find a half wit ME from Detroit." Nov 24, 09 2:34 PM

The point that ultimately discredits all his testimony is that he writes in his textbooks that part of the process is eyewitness accounts and he readily admitted discounting this in his investigation. This man is nothing more than a hired gun. So far the testimony has only been that he choked him for over two minutes. Multiple witnesses have said a very similar story and that was a chokehold however Dr. Detroit wants to spin it." Nov 24, 09 6:44 PM

They all said he choked him for over two minutes and that should be enough for u Mrs. M." Nov 24, 09 9:39 PM

I don't need a law degree from NYU to know when u choke someone for over two minutes that's murder." Nov 24, 09 9:41 PM

Oddone won't take stand; both sides rest, and closing arguments slated Tuesday

U and ur up the island buddies have been trying to taint what actually happened at the expense of a good caring family that has lost so much. I know Tony and he is arrogant and had a problem controlling his booze and choked a man for over two minutes. That is the story and from day one for whatever morally depraved sense of right and wrong when it comes to friendship u all have u tried to skew it to no avail. " Nov 27, 09 3:56 PM

This isn't some sort of drama for u to follow on TV Frank. A good man was choked for over two minutes and people like u and others wish to trivialize it by getting under peoples skin (grieving family members) and others wish to disparage this good man that died. Tony will be going upstate for many years and all the up the islanders on this board can say they know a murderer and they will be secretly proud of this. " Nov 30, 09 10:23 AM

Oddone jury will consider lesser charges

"Witnesses estimated Mr. Oddone held the choke hold for as long as two or three minutes, even after Mr. Reister stopped struggling and fell unconscious, collapsing to the floor with Mr. Oddone still on his back. "

I think u would have to be an up the island apologist to consider this anything but MURDER." Dec 1, 09 1:27 PM

Is there a statute for drunkenly choking a man for over two minutes?" Dec 1, 09 2:49 PM

U guys are laughable. Now he just took the rap in an assault case. hahaahahhahaahh hahaahahha keep trying to twist the facts. Your comrade Foto had this funny post too:

"So with 100s of witnesses the prosecution could only find about 12"

12 is not enough??? How about his buddies that were with him? We didn't hear from them. Why? Why didn't Canadian Adam get called or the others? Oh because they had the same story and the defense didnt want to beat a dead horse. U guys are not doing anybody any good with ur ridiculous posts. Being spurred on by a bunch of rebel rousers won't help u, Tony or most importantly the family that lost a dear man. Ur warped sense of what is right and wrong will get u in trouble in the future.
" Dec 2, 09 9:30 AM

Jury now deliberating in Oddone trial

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: Can we please get updates throughout the day as u did yesterday after the deliberations started? It is all many of us have asked and the least ur staf could have done during the trial." Dec 3, 09 8:20 AM

Yes they do owe us. Every web page we click is registered and used to determine ad rates they charge. The print copy may be a weekly but the news cycle is now shorter than ever and if they don't realize this somebody else will and the paper will be defunct." Dec 3, 09 10:01 AM

Defense seeks mistrial; Judge rejects motion

More of a fishing expedition for the defense. I credit the defense for trying something because nothing can obscure the fact that Tony choked Mr. Reister for over two minutes and she knows it. I expect the jury to be back by dinner with the guilty murder verdict or a great miscarriage has occured." Dec 3, 09 12:44 PM

What is this jury thinking? Open and shut guilty, this isn't tv. This jury needs to wrap it up in the morning." Dec 3, 09 7:42 PM

These jurors think they are on an episode of CSI or remaking 12 Angry Men. Some things are cut and dry and when somebody chokes somebody for over two minutes as a group is telling him to stop by hitting him and yelling at him that mis MURDER. God Bless the Reister family." Dec 4, 09 8:50 AM

I know Tony, he is a punk, told a bouncer "F??K U," and choked him to death or over two minutes as recounted by EVERY witness and the way his friends are disrespecting the Reister family by trying to portray Andrew as some angry lurch is wrong. He has every right to call Tony and his friends this by the way they are acting on this message board." Dec 4, 09 10:07 AM

yeah maybe he can meet ur grandkids" Dec 4, 09 2:06 PM

Jury deliberations continue in Oddone murder trial

Oh poor Tony and his family. He had to suffer the indignity of standing trial after choking to death a good, hard-working, decent man. U guys love to portray him as the victim and seem bolstered by a bad jury but u will get urs." Dec 7, 09 8:35 AM

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: Is the trial going on today? Could we please get updates?" Dec 7, 09 11:49 AM

Southampton Press Once Again Asleep at the Wheel: We will have to what for Tony's dirtball friends to update this news story." Dec 7, 09 1:21 PM

Seventh day of deliberations ends with no verdict in Oddone case

What other intent is there when somebody is choked for over two minutes? Every jury thinks they are on CSI or Law and Order but some things are cut and dry." Dec 7, 09 1:59 PM

They don't need anything in writing because last I checked all u need is common sense that when an unruly drunken bar patron tells staff "F*&^ Y*&" and proceeds to choke a man for over two minutes as people try to get him off that man by punching and imploring him that he is killing that man, that is murder." Dec 8, 09 11:18 AM

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: Are the delinerations getting in the way of ur Tuesday deadline? Where are the updates?" Dec 8, 09 11:19 AM

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: Is the office open today? Are u covering this trial still? I only ask because there seems to be a little interest in it." Dec 9, 09 11:03 AM

That's a joke. If they took it seriously they would have been back in five minutes with a verdict that read guilty of murder. A good, hard working man was choked to death in front of many witnesses for over two minutes and all the defense could do was bring in a ME from Detroit who contradicted his own textbooks to give testimony. " Dec 9, 09 1:13 PM

Oddone trial waiting game: some tenderness among the tension

I see it is Mrs. Reister showing the compassion. Not the meembers of the bridge or Tony's moronic friends that litter this message board with falsehoods. Fitting considering what went down." Dec 9, 09 1:21 PM

Seventh day of deliberations ends with no verdict in Oddone case

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: Have the deliberations resumed today? Please update." Dec 10, 09 11:20 AM

I ddint hear one witness say it was 30 seconds. U keep skewing the facts." Dec 10, 09 11:21 AM

Deliberations in Oddone trial resume Monday with testimony reread to jury

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: I, as I am sure every registered user, received an e-mail alert that a verdict was reached, specifically subject line: ODDONE VERDICT REACHED in caps just like that. 20 minutes later I receive an email alert that a verdict was not reached. This was extremely irresponsible journalism especially considering the emotion that surrounds this case." Dec 11, 09 6:35 PM

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: Are the deliberations ongoing this morning? Please update." Dec 14, 09 10:51 AM

"went out in less than 30 minutes," over which I alerted family members and others that a verdict has been reached as per the subject line ODDONE VERDICT REACHED. The fact it took 30 minutes and not 30 seconds shows what a second rate news organization u are running." Dec 14, 09 1:37 PM

Oddone guilty of first-degree manslaughter, jury announces Monday

Let this be a lesson to all the apologists with crooked moral foundations who have littered this board with falsehoods throughout the proceedings, there are consequences for ur actions. God bless Tony, God bless the Reister family." Dec 14, 09 6:02 PM

Get off ur high horse! U, FOTO and others have posted untruths about a good man who went to work and never came home throughout these proceedings. Ur attempts to skew the facts and influence jurors was reprehensible. U have attempted to portray urself and Tony as victims all the way up until ur last post. Enough is enough, stay up the island and never patronize any establishments east of the Brookhaven town line for all our safety please." Dec 15, 09 12:02 PM

SOUTHAMPTON PRESS STAFF: By putting an abridged version of the new Oddone story on the website do u think u will sell 1 additional print copy in Southampton Town? All this does is serve to infuriate myself and other loyal readers that allow u to set high ad rates on this website and encourage us to go to Della Femina's website and Hamptons website. Furthermore the journalism in the abridged story is poor. While u call a juror unamed, Newsday printed the name of that juror two days ago." Dec 17, 09 8:52 AM

Well at least I did not disparage a good hard working man who was choked to death and cause additional grief to his family members by posting falsehoods about him being an aggressor and bully. Everybody on this message board can read your ludicrous past comments by clicking on the 34 next to FOTO. Check Urself!" Dec 17, 09 10:40 AM

Broderick to star in Hamptons-based sitcom

I think Mr. Simms got his inspiration by reading this rag." Feb 2, 10 2:02 PM

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