Man on death row for murdering guard ...

Man on death row for murdering guard in United States born in Newfoundland

There are 4 comments on the 680News story from May 8, 2012, titled Man on death row for murdering guard in United States born in Newfoundland. In it, 680News reports that:

Robert Bolden, a Canadian on death row in the U.S, is shown. A lawyer representing a Canadian on death row in Indiana wants Ottawa to advocate to save her client's life, but isn't sure what kind of support, if any, the case will get.

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Maurice

Toronto, Canada

#1 May 8, 2012

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#2 May 8, 2012
Interesting case to say the least! It seems that Bolden, age 39, did not know that he was a possible dual citizen of the US and Canada and that claim did not come up until years later after his conviction and sentence. It should also be noted that the information about his citizenship was not known by the prosecution until the first round of appeals was over.(Implied otherwise in the article.)

Also his original lawyers hired an investigator to impersonate a probation officer to try to get a witness to recant.(Not mentioned in the article.)

This was a cold-blooded murder and there is/was almost nothing that the Canadian Government could or would have done that would have made one bit of difference. Shot Nathan Ley in the face and then in the top of the head.
armchairprophet

Oshawa, Canada

#3 May 8, 2012
Speaking as a Canadian, I don't think our gov't should be wasting time on cases like this in [relatively] free and democratic countries.

Bolden murdered a bank guard in cold blood in the commission of an armed robbery in a state that has the death penalty.

Bolden needs to suck it up and take it like a man.

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#4 May 9, 2012
armchairprophet wrote:
Speaking as a Canadian, I don't think our gov't should be wasting time on cases like this in [relatively] free and democratic countries.
Bolden murdered a bank guard in cold blood in the commission of an armed robbery in a state that has the death penalty.
Bolden needs to suck it up and take it like a man.
A small point of clarification. Bolden is a Federal inmate as opposed to a state inmate.

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