This guy had been convicted of murder in 1987 but eight years later, in 1995
when the young woman was killed, he was out of prison. Shouldn't murderers
spend more time in prison than eight years? Something is the matter with the
This case shows what a joke our court system has become. The guy is convicted
of murder but let out of prison to kill again? Why wasn't he executed for
the first murder?Unfortunately this story happens again and again as
convicted murderers are released to kill again. So much for our courts
protecting us from these people.
Here's my take.Time in prison is based on the crime.Petty theft
1 yearRape 20 yearsMurder life without parolIt's that
Aggielove -- you're going to have to pay a lot higher taxes, to keep all
those people in prison for the length of time you're sentencing them to.That "one year" for petty theft? Like if someone shoplifts a
lipstick, they're in prison for a year?Rape, on the other hand,
should be 20. The first time.If they reoffend, it's LWOP.
In our current "justice" system, I guess you only get 8 years if you
kill a prostitute. Anyone else is probably at least 15. Who was it that said
that all men are created equal?
Liberal Democrats have staffed the courts and legislatures with soft on crime,
feel sorry for the criminal types. Tough sentences are the best answer for
crime. Rapid execution of convicted killers should be common in all states.
I agree with Frozen.We appoint and elect and select judges who are
latent social workers at heart. They seem to set their concept of kindness and
forgiveness over a sense of justice that the public demands of them.We have district/couty attorneys who plea bargain charges to avoid trials to
save on budgets. A guilty plea of a lesser crime means less time in the gray
bar hotel.We have parole boards who also set sentences with
rehabilitation in mind not punishment.We also have serious delay
between crime and court that destroys any sense of justice in the eyes of the
public. Other than that, the systems seems OK.
Reasonable PersonLayton, UTAggielove -- you're going to have to
pay a lot higher taxes, to keep all those people in prison for the length of
time you're sentencing them to.-------Is it cheaper
to let them out of prison, and then pay for 18 years of investigating and then a
costly trial?And how reasonable and humane is it to let someone else
DIE and their family suffer because they were let out. It is possible, if not
probable, this man has other victims, to.You really should rethink
your screen name.
JSB, I agree with you, since there are young men serving 30 years just for being
in the company of someone who committed a robbery. I think that the system look
upon some men differently than they do others.That man should never
have been on the streets. He should have gotten life in prison for the first
murder.In my opinion, the prison and court system are partly
responsible for the murder of that child. And they should be made to compensate
the family for their negligence.
Thanks to dedicated law enforcement officers many criminals or would be
criminals understand that some people never give up. They are never safe after
committing a serious crime.Courts should seek restitution not
punishment or revenge, only in this way can the sentence match the crime:Steel a tube of lipstick, you restore it one fold on the first offense,
two fold on the second and four fold on the third. (After that is when the Law
of Moses started removing hands.)Steel a wedding ring from a locker
in a gym, same thing. Restore it. Works for crimes against property.You cannot make restitution for rape or murder. If you injure a person, you
cannot replace a missing eye, or other body part. If the damage is permanent,
the consequences should also be permanent.Rape should not be
punished with a death sentence. If the punishment for rape and murder are the
same, why would a rapist not kill the only witness? Don't want to give them
If he had been executed, as he should have been...there would life in a lifeless
body today. Humanism is to rampant in modern society. There is a way that
seems right to a man, but in the end, those are the ways of death.
Why does it cost so much to keep a guy in prison? In Arizona the prisoners are
kept in tents. Lets build a new prison but make it out of canvas.