In past year, little progress in Kent...

In past year, little progress in Kentucky's oldest death row case

There are 57 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Jan 3, 2011, titled In past year, little progress in Kentucky's oldest death row case. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

JACKSON, Ky. - This is what passed for progress during 2010 in the case of Karu Gene White, who is about to conclude his 31st year on Kentucky's death row: First, Special Circuit Judge Gary Payne forgot about the case for the second time in five months, acknowledging to a reporter that he lost track of it, and had failed to rule on a pending ...

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67truck

Shepherdsville, KY

#1 Jan 4, 2011
Sounds like they need another Judge. This one is either too old, or too busy or too incompetent.
Wheels of Justice

Beattyville, KY

#2 Jan 5, 2011
I remember when that took place.I had just started my job the year before.I retired last year.He should have just went to work,he would have already been retired.I know the wheels of justice grind slowly,but this is a bit much.
utube

Macon, GA

#3 Jan 6, 2011
i got gas
rollover

Macon, GA

#4 Jan 11, 2011
courts are a joke they waste tax payers money. if someone amitts guilt they still have a long boring trial. if they lose a piece a paper a crinamal can walk the streets again. ching
Discussed

United States

#5 Jan 22, 2011
I knew this man personally when this crime took place.I knew the victoms of the crime very well also.I was probably ten years old at the time those elderly people were so good to all the childern in that comunity and adults too.This man Karu gene White was convicted of this crime ,he sould have to pay for what he done.Genes brother in law and brother were also just as guilty,but girl frends brother turned evedence and got out of it.Genes brother Tommy didnt get much time and he is down in Florida know.Running his own business the last time I heard of about him.But Karu should have to be put to death for the crime he was sentece for.This judge should be dis bared for letting this go on the way he has.As for him wanting a incompotent avaluation.Karu is as much capable of his actions as I am myself.It sould go back to the old days ,an eye for an eye.Dont mess around Judge,he has already made fool out of the rest of the courts and Judges.Do your cival dewty and order him to death this is what he deserves and it might give the family and some citizens of the comunity some justic for what he has done!!!!!!!
ann

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jan 23, 2011
lets get this straight gene should be put to death but the other two got off. what a joke!!! the crimes that were committed was horrible, nasty and unforgiveable. but three people were involved!!! genes death sentence should be overturned and he should get life imprisonment without the possiblty of parole. that would mean he would still get more punishment than the other two. lets get a clue people.
NoisyRosie

Lady Lake, FL

#7 Jan 24, 2011
His brother Tommy is in Florida....in prison where he belongs...Time to KILL his brother KARU......Time to put this SOB to death..........
ann

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jan 24, 2011
tommy is in prison in Florida for a different crime and what about the other idiot who participated in these crimes, the last i heard living in texas with a new name free as a bird. this case was screwed up from day one. give gene life in prison and move on.
South Davidson Walker

United States

#9 Jan 26, 2011
Does anyone know the story of Karu Gene and his family?
South Davidson Walker

Morocco, IN

#10 Feb 5, 2011
I hear that Karu White was the son of his own mother's daughter by another marriage. His mother, Kitty White died here while back.
nyob

District Heights, MD

#11 Jan 8, 2012
if you do not know about the case. stay out of it. and yes chuck an go to hell where ever he is.

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#12 Jan 9, 2012
The law should require that the sentence be carried out in no more than 90 days from the time it is handed down. It is totally ridiculous that our tax dollars have housed and fed a piece of human trash like this for such a long time. A jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to death, so kill the SOB already. If they cant find someone to pull the switch, I'll be happy to volunteer.

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#13 Jan 9, 2012
If "Special Circuit Judge Gary Payne" is so forgetful, perhaps he shouldn't be a judge at all.
ann

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jan 10, 2012
45ACP wrote:
The law should require that the sentence be carried out in no more than 90 days from the time it is handed down. It is totally ridiculous that our tax dollars have housed and fed a piece of human trash like this for such a long time. A jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to death, so kill the SOB already. If they cant find someone to pull the switch, I'll be happy to volunteer.
I have a question for you Einstein.One guy got off for turning states evidence, a new name and a one way trip to Texas at the expense of the Kentucky taxpayers and Tommy spent only a few years in prison, he is in prison for different crimes in Florida now. So Gene should get the death penalty as punishment for what three people did. yes, what he participated in was horrible and unforgivable but the case was screwed up from day one. give him life in prison with no parole and call it good. p.s. people have committed lot worse crimes and not got the death penalty. btk(bind tortue kill) in kansas did not get the death penalty and two of his victims were kids.

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

Since: Aug 08

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#15 Jan 11, 2012
ann wrote:
<quoted text>I have a question for you Einstein.One guy got off for turning states evidence, a new name and a one way trip to Texas at the expense of the Kentucky taxpayers and Tommy spent only a few years in prison, he is in prison for different crimes in Florida now. So Gene should get the death penalty as punishment for what three people did. yes, what he participated in was horrible and unforgivable but the case was screwed up from day one. give him life in prison with no parole and call it good. p.s. people have committed lot worse crimes and not got the death penalty. btk(bind tortue kill) in kansas did not get the death penalty and two of his victims were kids.
They ALL should have gotten the death penalty, and should have been dead within 90 days after the trial. Why should the tax dollars of decent people be used to feed and house this fecal material?
really

Macon, GA

#16 Jan 11, 2012
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>They ALL should have gotten the death penalty, and should have been dead within 90 days after the trial. Why should the tax dollars of decent people be used to feed and house this fecal material?
hey man, how about if a person is incident? what if a person are incident and put them to death, find out later they are incident? what then man?

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

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#17 Jan 11, 2012
really wrote:
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hey man, how about if a person is incident? what if a person are incident and put them to death, find out later they are incident? what then man?
First of all “man”, I am going to assume you mean “innocent” when you repeatedly say “incident”, since that is the only way your post could possibly make any sense at all “man”. You obviously watch too much television. A person convicted by a jury in a fair trial is very rarely innocent, but it does happen. That unlikely possibility is the reason they should wait the 90 days, to allow for possible appeals. There is no reason to drag out the process for years and years while we feed and house this worthless trash. The incident (proper use of the word) that this scumbag was convicted of was particularly appalling. Those three old people were beaten to death. Their bodies were so mutilated they had to be buried in body bags. Therefore I have no sympathy for this piece of crap. Do you understand now,“man”?

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

Since: Aug 08

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#18 Jan 12, 2012
really wrote:
<quoted text>
hey man, how about if a person is incident? what if a person are incident and put them to death, find out later they are incident? what then man?
Where did you go,"man"? I was hoping for a response to my last post, "man".
really

Macon, GA

#19 Jan 12, 2012
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you go,"man"? I was hoping for a response to my last post, "man".
hey man, how about people who was in prison for years then found incident? they was in long time and was incenident, how about that man? what if they found incident after put to death row man?

Since: Dec 11

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#20 Jan 12, 2012
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>First of all “man”, I am going to assume you mean “innocent” when you repeatedly say “incident”, since that is the only way your post could possibly make any sense at all “man”. You obviously watch too much television. A person convicted by a jury in a fair trial is very rarely innocent, but it does happen. That unlikely possibility is the reason they should wait the 90 days, to allow for possible appeals. There is no reason to drag out the process for years and years while we feed and house this worthless trash. The incident (proper use of the word) that this scumbag was convicted of was particularly appalling. Those three old people were beaten to death. Their bodies were so mutilated they had to be buried in body bags. Therefore I have no sympathy for this piece of crap. Do you understand now,“man”?
I think what this person is trying to say, is where some have served time in prison [usually several years], and later was found to be in innocent of any crime. Of course this has happen in the past. God forbid if it happen in a murder trial and they were put to death, and then later found to be innocent. I wouldn't even want to go there. Think what the family went through? But I think with the science they have today, with DNA and all, that wouldn't happen today, of course I hope not.

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