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Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Sep 6, 2012
It will be interesting to see what sentences arise from this. The crime was brutal, it was premeditated and planned, and the two killers have little value to society now. I would think life w/o parole would be appropriate.

R.I.P.: Jack Cassidy
ItsyBitsySpider

New York, NY

#2 Sep 6, 2012
They need the death penalty! There are too many people in our prisons.

Since: Feb 10

Ridgeway, VA

#3 Sep 6, 2012
These scumbags need the death penalty !!
Fluvanna Gal

Richmond, VA

#4 Sep 6, 2012
ItsyBitsySpider wrote:
They need the death penalty! There are too many people in our prisons.
AMEN - these people need the death penalty. And those on death row ---- well their executions need to be taken care of . It's amazing the number of people on death row that have no appeals left -- bring back capital punishment and carry it out. Maybe some young kids will see that crime doesn't pay and will lead a better life....death row inmates and criminals like these two who will probably get life without parole (I HOPE) are the ones taking all our tax money and and hurting the economy of us all.........HANG 'EM HIGH I say.
Marriage equality

United States

#5 Sep 6, 2012
Killing people to show that killing people is wrong doesn't make sense to me.
Scottsville

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Sep 6, 2012
You wasted my tax money for this? They killed a 5 year old and now the state has to feed them for the rest of their lives?????? This is a prime example when the death penalty would be very useful.
Scottsville

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Sep 6, 2012
Marriage equality wrote:
Killing people to show that killing people is wrong doesn't make sense to me.
It is not to show them that it is wrong, it is to make this place safer and for us to not be in debt due to feeding and housing low lifes like this. I mean they killed a 5 year old and not to mention the fact between the 2 of them they didn't know it was wrong. Have you ever just drove across state lines to murder 3 people? People like that don't need the chance to live.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Sep 6, 2012
Anybody who uses a federal or state public defender should have all their personal property seized by the government. Time to make the bottom feeders start paying their own way.

This would deter crime at least as much as the courts pretend to.

Since: Jul 09

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#9 Sep 6, 2012
Liberalace wrote:
It will be interesting to see what sentences arise from this. The crime was brutal, it was premeditated and planned, and the two killers have little value to society now. I would think life w/o parole would be appropriate.
R.I.P.: Jack Cassidy
Why life without parole? They need to just get the death sentence and save the tax payers some money.
Dude

Marshall, VA

#10 Sep 6, 2012
FreelanceEMT wrote:
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Why life without parole? They need to just get the death sentence and save the tax payers some money.
Which actually costs more than life on prison, and even then there is uncertainty that he state gets it 100% correct 100% of the time.
Dude

Marshall, VA

#11 Sep 6, 2012
Not on, but in
Dude

Marshall, VA

#12 Sep 6, 2012
Marriage equality wrote:
Killing people to show that killing people is wrong doesn't make sense to me.
And it's an ineffective deterrent, which there is uncertainty that the state gets it right 100% of the time. On the flip side, it is the only 100% effective wy to prevent a person from committing a crime in the future.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Sep 6, 2012
FreelanceEMT wrote:
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Why life without parole? They need to just get the death sentence and save the tax payers some money.
Actually, I went to a real news source up in Harrisonburg and discovered that they had struck as plea deal for life sentences (to avoid the death penalty). Just a tiny detail WVIR did not include in its in-depth coverage.

R.I.P.: Les Keiter
Dude

Marshall, VA

#14 Sep 6, 2012
citizen wrote:
Anybody who uses a federal or state public defender should have all their personal property seized by the government. Time to make the bottom feeders start paying their own way.
This would deter crime at least as much as the courts pretend to.
Or it would encourage prosecutorial misconduct for profit. What could possibly go wrong? I've never seen such an apologist for big facist government as you are.
Bubble Burster

Penn Laird, VA

#15 Sep 6, 2012
There should NOT have been a plea deal!! They had all the proof they needed to convict them both. Virginia has abolished parole, but the killings were in West Virginia and the trial in Federal court, so I can only pray that they don't have a chance at parole.

The barbaric and inhumane way in which they killed the mom and little girl as they hid in a stairwell, the mother shielding her baby girl, should make the killers exempt from any humane punishment. Their deaths should be at least as frightening as was the deaths of the mother and her beloved little girl.
Bubble Burster

Penn Laird, VA

#16 Sep 6, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Or it would encourage prosecutorial misconduct for profit. What could possibly go wrong? I've never seen such an apologist for big facist government as you are.
The prosecutor wouldn't be involved. The defense attorney is the one who gets paid out of taxpayer funds--out of your wallet and mine. That rates as misconduct for profit on the criminal's part. The criminals commit crimes knowing full well that working people have to pay for their legal fees.
Bubble Burster

Penn Laird, VA

#17 Sep 6, 2012
The Miranda warning should read: "You have the
right to consult with an attorney and to have that attorney present during questioning, and if you cannot afford an attorney--then you should have thought about that before you committed the crime!"
Bubble Burster

Penn Laird, VA

#18 Sep 6, 2012
Bubble Burster wrote:
There should NOT have been a plea deal!! They had all the proof they needed to convict them both. Virginia has abolished parole, but the killings were in West Virginia and the trial in Federal court, so I can only pray that they don't have a chance at parole.
She got four life sentences, and he got three, to run consecutively, so there is no chance of parole. They will most likely try to get the sentences commuted from some sucker governor down the road.
Dude

Marshall, VA

#19 Sep 6, 2012
Bubble Burster wrote:
<quoted text>The prosecutor wouldn't be involved. The defense attorney is the one who gets paid out of taxpayer funds--out of your wallet and mine. That rates as misconduct for profit on the criminal's part. The criminals commit crimes knowing full well that working people have to pay for their legal fees.
The state gains to profit, what could go wrong? Not only have you not thought this through, you haven't figured out why the founders charged the framers with writing the Constitution.
Steve

United States

#20 Sep 6, 2012
Taking 3 innocent peoples lives doesn't make sense either! There clearly aren't any words to describe what this couple did to this family. Prison is not where they should be.

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