Man to leave death row

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A man sentenced to die for strangling an Erie woman in 1994 is poised to step off death row because of recent legal rulings that ban the execution of the mentally retarded. Full Story
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Moral

Franklin, PA

#23 Jan 5, 2009
K Mac wrote:
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I hope you're joking. Some of my residents are through the Barber Center and have a FANTASTIC work ethic.
That might be, but if they ever snap out and murder someone, they clearly won't be held accountable.
whatanidiot

Aurora, OH

#24 Jan 6, 2009
K Mac wrote:
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I hope you're joking. Some of my residents are through the Barber Center and have a FANTASTIC work ethic.
thanks to their job coach... well most of them.
Alex

Meadville, PA

#25 Jan 6, 2009
As far as I'm concerned, this is just another case of a poor innocent child being treated as something disposable. Of course, he had to be retarded. Of course, he couldn't just be garbage. As far as I'm concerned, he just got away with murder, and this poor sweet little girl is being victimized all over again. Hopefully, someone will kill him in prison.
Alex

Meadville, PA

#26 Jan 6, 2009
Good Lord - I got myself all fired up and realized I didn't even read the story correctly!!

Anyway - even though it wasn't a child, I still feel the same way - he definitely has gotten away with it.
Dawn Swan

Erie, PA

#27 Jan 6, 2009
It's good that those how are mentally retarded are able to be spared the death penalty. I just hope that those, like Treiber, who aren't don't try to fake a handicap to get off death row.
Bill

Leesburg, FL

#28 Jan 6, 2009
BeckyKnapp wrote:
The law says you can't put mentally retarded people to death. That's the LAW. And if this guy meets the criteria of mental retardation, they simply can't, under the law, execute him. It's not that they want to or don't want to ... they're required to go by the law.
Actually it is not the LAW in the strict sense of the word, it was not passed by the Legislative Branch of the government or approved by the Executive Branch. It became "the law" because of the US Supreme Court ruled against the execution of the retarded. So, the Judicial Branch with an agenda of its own over-rulled the other two branches.
peaches_swiftkik

United States

#29 Jan 6, 2009
Juzta wrote:
what ever happened to Scott Schroat... didnt he get the death penalty for the murder of the little girl.. her name escapes me at the moment..
oh yea poor little Lila Ebright was this girls name...sure dont hear about Scott to much anymore do you...Im sure he is living high on the hog as well in prison with life and not the death penalty too.
matt ebright

Erie, PA

#30 Aug 4, 2010
peaches_swiftkik wrote:
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oh yea poor little Lila Ebright was this girls name...sure dont hear about Scott to much anymore do you...Im sure he is living high on the hog as well in prison with life and not the death penalty too.
lila was may cousin we was the same age i remember everything and scott was my dads brother foster child like a cousin to us but as for scott he has aids and is a passed around bitch i have people down where he his he is gettin pay back everyday
king nitti

Homestead, PA

#31 Apr 12, 2011
I was just talking about this with my friend an googled this to see what ever happen with her case...I also remember this day like it was yesterday ... I member looking out my back window an seeing this man from our area go thru the trash an pull out that banana box an later found out that she was in it .. for the longest I thought the person that found her did it..I member me an my two lil brothers went to her grave site an said a prayer over on East lake rd... an we never even seen or met tha girl a day in our lives ...tha whole thing was just scary at the time... I was like 8 an remember we went allowed outside after that ..
matt ebright wrote:
<quoted text> lila was may cousin we was the same age i remember everything and scott was my dads brother foster child like a cousin to us but as for scott he has aids and is a passed around bitch i have people down where he his he is gettin pay back everyday
Jen

Ashtabula, OH

#32 Aug 24, 2011
He did not get the death penalty. We both were at a special school called Partial which was for those with depression and other mental illnesses. Behavior health they call it now. He got life in prison. I remember him cause he and his brother Ken was in my class.
Destiny

Erie, PA

#33 Sep 9, 2011
RIP Lila u r loved and always missed. It does seem like just yesterday we were all playing and hanging round til that demented jerk took u from us. granted we took him in as family too as his adoptive father was my uncle. May u rip too uncle George.
Shareef

Solon, OH

#34 Sep 9, 2011
Life all happens for a reason
eriegirl

Euclid, OH

#35 Sep 27, 2011
Scott Schroat was not mentally retarded, he had ADHD and was in Sarah Reed partial program for troubled kids in the afterschool program. He came from poor conditions and a family that let him and his brother do whatever they wanted. hence what happened. This innocent little girl was played with and torytured by a pschyo who needs to be locked up forever. Lila was a beautiful innocent child. He is better suffering in prison always having to watch his back as child molesters and murderers are not favored there. the death penalty is an easy out. I as a taxpayer will gladly support and idiots who commit those crimes to stay in prison. You may think they are in luxury but they are not. They are told when to eat when to shit when to sleep, and 10 to 1 he is already someones prison bitch.so enjoy your stay Scott.
matthew ebright

Erie, PA

#36 Aug 4, 2012
erie girl scott was took in and he was always watched no one let him do what he would and lily was not played with or molested she was murdered by a man who was throwin a knife at a door and she walked in and it hit her in the arm. scott was such a scared bitch to just get help he put his hand over her mouth and covered her nose to and when she pasted out he thought she was dead then he put her in a trash bag where she died from no air i know lily is from erie and its a small town but she was my blood cuz we are 3 months apart and its very hard for me and my family to read people speaking things thats not true thatnk for your thoughts and stuff but please let her rest in peace ps scott maybe gettin out of jail i hope he dies
real truth f robinson

Forsyth, MO

#37 Aug 8, 2012
Why do we still have the death penalty? It costs millions of dollars and increases our nation's debt just to hear a death penalty case. Not to mention all of the hypocracy involved in this debate similarly to the mentioning of abortion in contrast with the death penalty. I do not support abortion but if you are going to preach this life starts a conception shit from a Christian point of view than isnt killing a grown human being just as bad? And wouldnt locking up these people who have commited murder for the rest of their lives like an animal be a worse punishment? Personally, Id rather die than be locked in an institution with all its hardships for the rest of my life.

Since: Aug 12

AOL

#38 Aug 9, 2012
Rider Kat wrote:
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HECK in TEXAS they have an express lane for them!!
No. On average, it takes 11 years to execute in Texas.

Since: Aug 12

AOL

#39 Aug 9, 2012
Pa judges are opposed to the death penalty and do everything they can to void Pa law by not allowing executions.

Only inmates that waive their appeals can get executed in Pa.

Just the facts.

Since: Aug 12

AOL

#40 Aug 9, 2012
real truth f robinson wrote:
if you are going to preach this life starts a conception shit from a Christian point of view than isnt killing a grown human being just as bad?
No, the Christan arguement is that there is a differnce between murder of an innocent and th execution of a guilty murderer.

For example:

The Catholic Church has made it very clear that the death penalty and abortion are very different topics, morally and theologically.

Catholics in good standing can support the death penalty and even an increase in executions, if their own prudential judgement calls for it.

Abortion is always an intrinsic evil.

Some teachings:

1) Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Ratzinger)

"stated succinctly, emphatically and unambiguously as follows": "Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia." (1)

3) Fr. John De Celles, "What Ardent Practicing Catholics Do" (3)

"Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is … a grave and clear obligation to oppose them …[I]t is therefore never licit to … "take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it." "In other words: it is always a grave or mortal sin for a politician to support abortion."

"Now, some will want to say that these bishops-and I- are crossing the line from Religion into to politics. But it was the Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) who started this. The bishops, and I, are not crossing into politics; she, and other pro-abortion Catholic politicians, regularly cross over into teaching theology and doctrine, And it's our job to try clean up their mess."

"Some would say, well Father, what about those people who support the war in Iraq, or the death penalty, or oppose undocumented aliens? Aren’t those just as important, and aren’t Catholic politicians who support those “bad Catholics” too?

"Simple answer: no. Not one of those issues, or any other similar issues, except for the attack on traditional marriage is a matter of absolute intrinsic evil in itself. Not all wars are unjust — and good Catholics can disagree on facts and judgments. Same thing with the other issues: facts are debatable, as are solutions to problems."


(1) "More Concerned with 'Comfort' than Christ?", Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick: Catholic Online, 7/11/2004 http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php NOTE: Ratzinger was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and delivered this with guidance to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


(3) "What Ardent Practicing Catholics Do: Correcting Pelosi", National Review Online, 9/1/2008 6:00AM
http://article.nationalreview.com/...

ALSO:

Cardinals, Bishops and Congressmen Slam Pelosi on Abortion
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/0808...

New York Cardinal - Pelosi Not Worthy of "Providing Leadership in a Civilized Democracy"
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/0808...
whatever

Erie, PA

#41 Aug 21, 2012
this animal needs to serve his sentence. No law changes should change that. With respect to the family of Lila Ebright, I will refrain from details that they try to forget about the tragedy. I will say that Scott was my age, I remember vividly everything about the tragedy. The manhunt several people I knew assisted in, details about it, the jerk that did it.....etc.... This was the first one that truly impacted me at such a young age. I was 17, a senior in high school. He was 17 when he did this. I am 37,as he is. I don't think he should get a second chance at life outside of prison. The Ebrights don't get a second chance to see Lila. He , needs to stay exactly where he is, getting everything he deserves on an everyday basis from the other inmates. Let the family have some peace, which I hope they have found.

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