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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Former demon helps spare life of murderer

The formerly demonized special prosecutor Kenneth Starr helped get a murderer off death row due to illegally destroyed evidence by a clerk. A pair of scissors was the murder weapon of choice since they were being used to pry open a safe when the victim caught him in the act. The criminal admits to taking the cash box and the bloody scissors were found between the pool hall and the criminal's cousin's house. A DNA test was performed on the scissors, but it was inconclusive. Without the ability to run another test, VA. governor Mark Warner decided it was best to grant clemency. From the information given, I have to agree with the decision by Warner. Perhaps the clerk that destroyed the scissors should take his place. Just kidding.

The two interesting points about the case were as mentioned the presence of Ken Starr on the defense team and that this was to be the one thousandth execution in the US since the death penalty was reinstated. So 666 helps save 1000. No word on whether Starr celebrated the victory by smoking a cigar.

4 Comments:

  • At 7:37 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    I believe he will suffer more under a life without parole sentence, anyway. I worked in a prison for two years once. Our prisoners have it good compared to some countries. But for the public to think that they have it good, is not accurate.

    To spend your remaining days on this earth alive in a small cell that has a stinky toilet right next to your bed, to eat the nastiest food in the world cooked by some of the nastiest people in the world (under unsanitary conditions by most of our standards), and to never be able to leave, would have to be a living hell after a while.

    Freedom is a horrible thing to lose but in cases such as these, it is a fair punishment and far worse than death.

     
  • At 7:45 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    I meant to add this:

    Maybe Kenneth Starr knows and understands this and that is one reason why he breaks from the bulk of conservatives and helps this man get a commuted sentence. The other reason may be, he also realizes the implications of the state having the right to say who lives and who dies. By allowing it that kind of power, we set it up for the potential for the worst form of abuse known to man. I think Starr gets it, on this. But to waste the money he did on consenual oral sex, was ludicrous.

     
  • At 8:41 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    While I support the death penalty and realize you do not, the higher priority is to get and keep the dangerous criminals off the streets. Crimes that statistics show almost always repeat such as pedophilia should have an automatic life sentence and keep them off the streets forever. How many kids are going to die because those creeps continue to get out to do it again.

     
  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    "...the higher priority is to get and keep the dangerous criminals off the streets. Crimes that statistics show almost always repeat such as pedophilia should have an automatic life sentence and keep them off the streets forever."

    I am with you on that. Pedophiles do not fare well in prison, once they are discovered, as such.

     

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