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Old 05-22-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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So, is that what we want to do? Put to death the mentally ill?
Look, we are all mentally ill to some degree, according to the DMI. There is the kind of mental illness in which you know the person is really "not there" and the kind in which someone has the wherewithall to murder someone and super-cruelly at that. It would anger many people if JA were to get off on "mental illness." We could easily categorize ALL murderers as mentally ill. Distinctions have to be made.

 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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She's not mentally ill enough (not delusional or psychotic) to keep her from knowing right from wrong. She has a personality disorder - and I'd venture to say most murderers have some defect in their brains allowing them to commit their heinous crime. She's intelligent enough to know that the crime that she was planning to commit gets people the death penalty.

Fry the *****.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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Being "sick" isn't the same as being mentally ill. She didn't hear voices telling her to kill him. She didn't have delusions that he was the devil. She decided to go to her "abuser's" house, slit his throat, stab him over and over, and shoot him. Her statement to the jury was the most ridiculous, self-serving, manipulative, cold thing I've heard in a long time. I don't think we should hand out the death penalty willy nilly, but I do believe she deserves it.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Interesting that only twelve female offenders have been executed since 1976.

Women and the Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Truly mentally ill people do not usually strike me as evil (even when they do evil acts). JA strikes me as evil, a cold-blooded murderer. Truman Capote, are you there?
 
Old 05-22-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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I also found it odd that she referred to her acts of supposed self-defense as something she wouldn't do over again, the biggest mistake she ever made. Her little speech really sounded like an admission of cold blooded murder.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Unbelievable interview. She is the high queen of manipulation.

Jodi Arias Feels 'Betrayed' By Jury That Could Sentence Her to Death - ABC News
 
Old 05-22-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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don't know why the chick gets all this free national TV time -to give a murderess this kind of attention feeds into her narcissism.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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This whole thing is becoming a pathetic circus. I caught some snippets of her "media blitz" and I can't believe how some of these big shot "journalists" are treating her. One lady actually greeted her with a big smile and handshake like she was some kind of visiting dignitary! She's an effin' convicted murderer for Christ's sake! And maybe some of those idiotic hung jurors just want to snuggle and cuddle her and buy her effin' tee-shirts.

As Jed Clampett use to say: "Piiiiiiitiful"

Decorium in professionals misinterpreted as dignitary treatment....

Disturbing how many of you could make a decision as heavy as DP without batting an eyelash and call it justice served.

Jesus
 
Old 05-22-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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This whole thing is becoming a pathetic circus. I caught some snippets of her "media blitz" and I can't believe how some of these big shot "journalists" are treating her. One lady actually greeted her with a big smile and handshake like she was some kind of visiting dignitary! She's an effin' convicted murderer for Christ's sake! And maybe some of those idiotic hung jurors just want to snuggle and cuddle her and buy her effin' tee-shirts.

As Jed Clampett use to say: "Piiiiiiitiful"
Doubt if they'd give Charles Manson the same amount of courtesy.
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