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Death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber...

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...overturned by a federal appeals court. The ruling was that the sentence may have been influenced by the pretrial media coverage...this is absolutely disgusting. Why didn't they simply look at the facts of the case, and make a determination whether the facts warranted the death penalty. The families of the victims, as well as those who suffered disfiguring injuries now have to endure another trial

 

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Clear cut case.

 

Influenced how?  Is there any question that he and his brother did it?  

 

If the Boston trial was an influence, they should be fighting to get it overturned, no?

 

 

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In theory, isn't this an argument they could make in case (especially high profile cases)? -Probably just a matter of time before a convicted killer is flat out released based on this precedent 

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This kind of stuff is why death penalties are so expensive. It is the appeals, retrials, and filings that drag the proceedings out, and costs up.

 

The prison justice system should meet out their brand of justice, Dahmer style...beat to death with a mop handle wielded by a fellow inmate. 

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4 mins ago, albacized said:

In theory, isn't this an argument they could make in case (especially high profile cases)? -Probably just a matter of time before a convicted killer is flat out released based on this precedent 

With all the pretrial publicity,  will the lovely Gilly Maxwell ever be able to be tried fairly?

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I guess the upside is that I don't think spending a life sentence (with no parole) in a max security fed prison will be a walk in the park for this guy...and he still has a long life to ponder that

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3 judge panel, one Reagan appointee, the other two Obama appointees...guess which two voted to overturn...

the Feds need to appeal to either the full Appeals Court or SCOTUS...

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3 hours ago, dena said:

This kind of stuff is why death penalties are so expensive. It is the appeals, retrials, and filings that drag the proceedings out, and costs up.

 

The prison justice system should meet out their brand of justice, Dahmer style...beat to death with a mop handle wielded by a fellow inmate. 

Aside from the fact that the death penalty is just plain stupid. For all we know, dying may be the best and most pleasurable experience of life. Until each of us do it, we won't know, will we?

 

Life at hard labor is much more suiting to scum like him.

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My bet is he is in PC  right now.   Release him into general population for a while and let someone make him their b itch.

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20 hours ago, Steve in Mass said:

Aside from the fact that the death penalty is just plain stupid. For all we know, dying may be the best and most pleasurable experience of life. Until each of us do it, we won't know, will we?

 

Life at hard labor is much more suiting to scum like him.

Nonsense, Steve.  If death were preferable more of them would fight for it, or off themselves in prison.  As long as they’re alive, hard labor or not, they have hope.

 

This guy was sentenced and needs to die.  We don’t need to spend another dime or tear on him.

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