While I think representation by counsel is a right, but publicly funded council
is not a part of the constitution as originally drafted, it appears that many
capital cases turn into "make work projects" for the legal profession at
public expense. This man will probably die of old age before he can be shot (as
per his request). Somewhere our founding fathers must be either
laughing or weeping at our evolved pathetic legal system.
He admitted that God told him to kill her? If so send him to God to get his
@strider So if you do not have money you do not have a right to a full
30 years? This is an abuse of our legal system. Judges who have allowed this
to evolve have broken our criminal justice system; the "rights" of
convicted murderers have eclipsed the rights of the victims' families.