Couple's killer to be released

Couple's killer to be released

There are 68 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jul 23, 2007, titled Couple's killer to be released. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A man originally sentenced to death in the 1981 slayings of an elderly couple murdered shortly after they arrived home from church will be released from prison next month, while his partner in the crime is ...

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Mr Happy

Marysville, OH

#1 Jul 23, 2007
You kill anybody especially cold blooded killing you should stay in jail the rest of your LIFE. A life for a life.
Mr Lucas

Louisville, KY

#2 Jul 23, 2007
If justice was not delayed and he had been executed in 1982 like he should have been for that murder, he would not be around twenty-five years later and still costing the taxpayers even more money by requesting new trials, filing motions, etc.

Milroy, IN

#3 Jul 23, 2007
Did I just read that? So if you wait long enough and serve half your time, you'll get out just to do it again. How sad there is no voice for the victims.

Hartford, CT

#4 Jul 23, 2007
American INjustice system at work people. We need a wake up call.
Cosmo Kramer

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jul 23, 2007
This is why they should have been executed back in the 80's. The only thing being released should be their bodies to their families for burial. This fact remains; an executed murderer has never murdered again.
we are doomed

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jul 23, 2007
These two scumbags did not hesitate to take the life of two innocent elderly persons. If we as a society do not have the will to execute the murderers then we are doomed.

Dallas, TX

#7 Jul 23, 2007
One getting out after serving half his sentence, the other wanting a new trial after 25 years, amazing. He's counting on there not being anyone to testify against him to get off on the next one.

These guys are dangerous, they proved it with the brutel slayings. They should not be on the street. Who'll be next?

Columbus, IN

#8 Jul 23, 2007
The only fitting punishment for murder is death. By taking a life you make it known that you approve of that behavior, even if someone does it to you.
England Tone

Burbank, CA

#10 Jul 23, 2007
He murdered three people and they are letting him out? Call the Governor now, I don't care if he has "behaved well and there are no problems here". He should have been executed.

“Welcome to Mexiapolis”

Since: Jun 07


#11 Jul 23, 2007
What a sad say when these low lifes get out of jail. No Justice
Tom Johnson

Christmas, FL

#12 Jul 23, 2007
This is a prime example of the litigation for profit system we have in the US of A. During the original trial the small county of Pike paid over $200,000 in court appointed attorneys for these 2. They were convicted, sentenced, but after multiple appeals, costing more taxpayer monies, they are finally going to be set free, what a system. Great for lawyers pocketbooks. We should all be lawyers.

Mooreland, IN

#13 Jul 23, 2007
bwah wrote:
The only fitting punishment for murder is death. By taking a life you make it known that you approve of that behavior, even if someone does it to you.
An excellent argument to any opposing Capitol punishment. A killer believes in killing regardless of what others give them the same. Irag does have 1 good idea over us though. They carry their death sentences out within 30 days. Think of all the money us tax payers would save if we did the same.

Since: Jul 07


#14 Jul 23, 2007
Fact is a fact. Were telling these people its alright to take a few lives because in return you'll get out in a few years. I think the laws need some improvement tougher and more strick put a fear in these dumb butt that will make them think twice before doing something wrong again. When you just slap these people on the hand no wondering why the dont care!
the executioner

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Jul 23, 2007
no jail just.. off with their heads

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Jul 23, 2007
Let's see ... half of sixty years is thirty years. Thirty plus 1981 equals 2011. He must have been a VERY good boy!

Newark, OH

#17 Jul 23, 2007
It's all about lawyers making money at $600 plus per hour throughout the "billable part of their day" ! The lawyers can't get the really lucrative repeat criminal offenders unless they're out among us to perpetrate more horrendous crimes, and since primarily Soc/Dems are trying to disarm American citizens to pave the way for their New World Socialist Order under the United Nations' control by using the "less guns, less crime" philosophy scheme, there are more and more victims and potential victims created , like the Hilborns . The politicians win, the trial lawyers win the legal business gathers fortunes (at our expense), the criminals win and provide repeat business for the lawyers, and WE lose !
Remember, every time a violent criminal is killed by a potential victim, or executed in prison it's a PERMANENT pay cut for the trial lawyers, a judge and the bail-bond agents .

United States

#18 Jul 23, 2007
Thats the rules...he served his time, and now he's out. You can't blame him for serving his time and getting out. The government obviously made this the way of the law for some reason. Over 25 years in prison would be un-imaginable and that was what he got for what he did. If he would have killed their friends from church he would have got maybe 30 years.

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jul 23, 2007
Drunk Idiot wrote:
The dems will be happy that another one of their own is out of jail and back on the taxes can go up to pay for the resources to monitor and re-arrest him, more trials, etc.
Your name suits you well.
Hippy Mommy

West Palm Beach, FL

#20 Jul 23, 2007
This pisses me off!!! A dear friend of mine was murdered 6 years ago...the kid who killed my friend will be released at the earliest in 2034...This article scares me...that murderers can just roam free...what is with this nation?? GRRRRRR!

Milwaukee, WI

#21 Jul 23, 2007
Great, now he gets out and has a chance to murder more people. He should have gotten life. Whoever reduced the sentence needs to go to prison too.

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