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Unread 03-04-2010, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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He's in a world of hurt for sure, although not executing him was the wrong decision. I wish there was a way to punish the parents as well. They were obviously failures and still continue to fail by sticking up for this POS they unleashed on the rest of us. At least make them pay to feed and house him.
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Unread 03-04-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Don't know if it was mentioned here or not but did anyone else see the story where he had "mental issues" because his mom drank while she was pregnant.

SUCH BS!!!!
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Unread 03-04-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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I think his mom mentioned it in an atempt to spare his life. I always told my kids they were screwed if they ever made a really big mistake. I would give them one opportunity to clear it up with me, otherwise they're on their own. Amazingly, they grew up just fine..
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Unread 03-04-2010, 08:43 AM
Status: "living rent free in mattsville" (set 22 days ago)
 
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I know 2 kids who were practically pickled in utero, ended up being premature, and they are both stand-up citizens today. One serves in the Navy and one is getting ready to graduate from St. Mary's. Pickled, I tell you--it was really sad, but they are just fine.
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Unread 03-04-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: South Side
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The fetal alcohol syndrome card was used as a last ditch attempt to save him from being put to death. I read another article in the Express News that "sources close to the family" say the parents were doormats, giving this brat just about anything he wanted, and never holding him responsible for anything. So maybe they felt guilty for something or they were just child worshippers - either way they were portrayed very poorly in the courtroom and blaming everyone else didn't work this time. Shockingly (to me at least) some stupid girl actually allowed this guy to impregnate her. Yech.
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Unread 03-04-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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I was surprised by that too. He seems like he plays for the other team..
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Unread 03-04-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Potranco/1604
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I was surprised by that too. He seems like he plays for the other team..
Ha, ha. Well, he should plenty of practice where he's going! Maybe that's a better punishment......nah, but it'll have to do.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 06:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I just wonder how much the bill to the taxpayers is going to be to house this inmate for the next 50-60 years...

I can't fathom how giving him life without a chance for parole is any different than a death sentence. Either way, his life is over...
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Unread 03-05-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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He might be asking for a re-sentencing hearing after he meets Bubba.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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According to the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Texas taxpayers $49.40 per inmate per day, which is $18,031 per year (the national average is $24,656) (Source). If he is "lucky" enough to live another 50 years, that's over $900,000 of our taxes wasted. And for what?

Some will argue that capital punishment costs more, which may be true given the never-ending legal processes that go on after the sentence is conveyed; but even if that is true I am willing to cough up the difference as it would at least give me some satisfaction that my taxes were spent appropriately…
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