Couple's killer to be released

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 ... Full Story
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never surprised

Winamac, IN

#76 Jul 23, 2007
X-hooosier wrote:
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i may be wrong, but life does not mean "life", as in until you die in prison in indiana. i believe in indiana life is 35 year's unless the law calls for ones natural life without the possibility of parol. too, there circumstances that that may add or subtract time from ones sentance.
In Indiana the convict serving a LIFE sentence is eligible for parole after serving 18 years. So, a convict serving a LIFE sentence could be released before the perp serving a 40 year sentence. The whole thing is messed up and you can thank our legislators and lawyers (who help write the laws) for this fubar.
Boston Area Sports Fan

AOL

#77 Jul 23, 2007
Local wrote:
We need a good vigilante justice system to take care of these problems. Wait till the guy gets out and meets his family, feeling all happy about starting a new life, then a week later, make sure a crack team of vigilantes brutally murders him.
So we should throw out the baby with the bath water?
native hoosier

Phoenix, AZ

#78 Jul 23, 2007
jboy wrote:
Taking another life is a terrible thing, but our Lord offers forgiveness for all sins to all who ask for his forgiveness. The justice system has acted in this case, and the debt to society has been paid. Give this man a chance to be part of a society that forgives and allows each of us to repent from our sins and live our lives to honor our Lord and Savior.
25 years is a long time!
What's in your closet?
IM NOT PERFECT BUT I DID NOT AMBUSH/KILL 2 INNOCENT PEOPLE!!!!
native hoosier

Phoenix, AZ

#79 Jul 23, 2007
hay seed wrote:
I can't figure this story out....are the people mad that this guy is being released? Is the Pike County prosecutor planning to re-try him? Is the guy planning to return to Petersburg?
If a lot of the witnesses are dead what good will it do to re-try him? Is there some other evidence that shows the guy should stay in prison longer than his sentence?
There are a lot of unanswered questions here, Star reporter! We need the who, what, when, where, why and how!
ARE PEOPLE MAD AT THEM BEING RELEASED??? UH YEA!!! YA THINK SO?? YOUR ONLY INTERESTING QUESTION IS 'IS HE RETURNING TO PETERSBURG'???? IF HE IS DO YOU THINK ANYONE WILL HIRE HIM???MAYBE MCDONALDS ..AND DO YOU THINK HE WONT GET HIS ASS KICKED OR WORSE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK...HELL I MIGHT GO BACK THERE TO DO THAT..THE ASSUMPTION IS THAT THE PIKE COUNTY CANT PROSECUTE BECAUSE OF THE EXPENSE AND LACK OF WITNESSES......ME
Sick of it

Collierville, TN

#80 Jul 23, 2007
Typical liberal stuff. He not only killed 2 innocent people, but then killed someone else while in jail, and they are setting him free. Why is even still alive. He should have been executed immediately after being found guilty. This is what's wrong with this country. He will kill again, or molest someone's child. Finish already!
Mee2

Indianapolis, IN

#83 Jul 24, 2007
Sick of it wrote:
Typical liberal stuff. He not only killed 2 innocent people, but then killed someone else while in jail, and they are setting him free. Why is even still alive. He should have been executed immediately after being found guilty. This is what's wrong with this country. He will kill again, or molest someone's child. Finish already!
Once again....this guy killed 2 not 3 people. Doesn't make it any better or justify his release, but the killer of 3 is still in jail. Yes he should still be in jail also.
whocares

Evansville, IN

#91 Sep 18, 2013
Well I remember those murders very well. Life in prison never means life behind bars, they should have gotten the death penalty. now if they had been dealing drugs they would still be behind bars cause our system thinks that is the worst crime in america
whocares

Indianapolis, IN

#92 Sep 18, 2013
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