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Childhood Friends Testify For Northampton Quadruple Murderer - Regional News - Lehigh Valley Stor...

There are 18 comments on the WFMZ story from May 12, 2011, titled Childhood Friends Testify For Northampton Quadruple Murderer - Regional News - Lehigh Valley Stor.... In it, WFMZ reports that:

Quintuple murderer Michael Ballard had a bruised and beaten childhood according to several witnesses presented by the defense in Ballard's death-penalty trial Thursday afternoon.

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Bernadette

Boyertown, PA

#1 May 12, 2011
This man should get the death penalty for what he did !!!!!!!!!! He is an animal and should be put down like one !
Mocha Motive

Fogelsville, PA

#2 May 12, 2011
Bernadette wrote:
This man should get the death penalty for what he did !!!!!!!!!! He is an animal and should be put down like one !
That is too good for him...you know humane euthanasia
how about stabbing him 30 or 40 times like he did to those people
no ......no.....wait
how about tattoo him with all sorts of racial epithets and tossing him in the general population......yeah.....thats the ticket
willyb

Easton, PA

#3 May 12, 2011
kill him and get it over i,m really gettin tired of seeing this mans face he is ugly
WOW

Philadelphia, PA

#4 May 12, 2011
Mocha Motive wrote:
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That is too good for him...you know humane euthanasia
how about stabbing him 30 or 40 times like he did to those people
no ......no.....wait
how about tattoo him with all sorts of racial epithets and tossing him in the general population......yeah.....thats the ticket
As much as i agree with you, unfortunately the 8th amendment protects everyone, including inmates in correctional institutions, from cruel and unusual punishment. which is why the "harsh" death penalties such as: hanging, the gas chamber, the electric chair, and the firing squad have been replaced by lethal injection.

He murdered 5 innocent people in cold blood. He deserves to die for what he has done.
Bob

Allentown, PA

#5 May 12, 2011
Why is WFMZ and the Morning Call so obssessed with plastering this scumbag's photo on the news just about every day? No one cares to see his ugly face?
Mocha Motive

Fogelsville, PA

#6 May 12, 2011
Bob wrote:
Why is WFMZ and the Morning Call so obssessed with plastering this scumbag's photo on the news just about every day? No one cares to see his ugly face?
They saying in news is;
If it bleeds it leads, they are no exception.
It will be over soon.
anonymous

AOL

#8 May 13, 2011
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>
As much as i agree with you, unfortunately the 8th amendment protects everyone, including inmates in correctional institutions, from cruel and unusual punishment. which is why the "harsh" death penalties such as: hanging, the gas chamber, the electric chair, and the firing squad have been replaced by lethal injection.
He murdered 5 innocent people in cold blood. He deserves to die for what he has done.
yeah and it is a shame that that only really protects the criminals, because unfortunatly the victims still die of a harsh death.
tamarya

AOL

#9 May 13, 2011
Bob wrote:
Why is WFMZ and the Morning Call so obssessed with plastering this scumbag's photo on the news just about every day? No one cares to see his ugly face?
they should plaster it all over the news with the hopes that another cold hearted criminal sees it and takes care of him the way he did to his victims. And as for the 8th ammendmant that only protects the criminals, because unfortunatly the victims still die of harsh deaths.
DJP

Whitehall, PA

#10 May 13, 2011
Do medical experiments on him to find cures for diseases.
Livin here in Allentown

Emmaus, PA

#11 May 13, 2011
DJP wrote:
Do medical experiments on him to find cures for diseases.
He IS a disease.
Diane

Fogelsville, PA

#12 May 13, 2011
this guy couldn't stand rejection ,and went beserk !!plain and simple !!if people close to him knew he was being mistreated- such as the one he calls mom ,-- she should of explained things to em . everyone should have !! i feel sorry for him and all he went threw as a child. no one should endure all the pain and greif !! just close that chapter in your life and move on !! get over it. he could have gotton consuling , and who knows-- become a much better person. but ya just don't go and take someones life !! life in prison or the death penalty--- i'm glad i'm not on that jury !! god be with you
kristy washington

Whitehall, PA

#13 May 14, 2011
Tonight I met the mother and cousin of Denise, and the other victems of Micheal Ballared. Hummbuling. I said what all of us want to say...... He killed four, and his 5th victom he servered time for. That man knows between right and wrong. I had a dad that would woop my behind,so to speak. my dad whooped my behind, old school, i love my parents and respect, as i do with everyone. I hit my head a few times. not by my dad, I know the differance between right and wrong. this man , killed 4 people, and before that killed someone else. In this mans short lifetime killed 5 people, yes, he needs to be put to death, the people he killed didn't have a choice, there dead and they have no voice. I don't care who u are, murder is murder, and this parasite needs to die, before we have too pay for him. I saw pain and heartache. by a crazy man, that knows what he did, or he wouldn't be so desporate for his life, He took 5 lives in his lifetime, he can't be fixed, and he knows what he did, he needs to die!!!!!!!!!! and paying for him in prison till he dies, is nooooooo justification!!!!!!!!!!
Bernadette

Lewisburg, PA

#14 May 14, 2011
I think the death penalty is a crock anyways how many people are on death row now why wait if they killed someone they should die right after the death sentence is handed down ! We should not keep these sick animals around to drain us dry ! If there is no doubt they killed someone .In this case they know he did it so he should die I'm sick of hearing what they the criminals went threw as a child that's bullshit .I know so many people who come from an abusive family and they are not out killing people this scumbag knows right from wrong and should be dead already.I don't know how anyone can defend such a monster and still sleep at night your no better than he is!!!!!!!!!
Supporter

Northampton, PA

#15 May 15, 2011
Bernadette wrote:
I think the death penalty is a crock anyways how many people are on death row now why wait if they killed someone they should die right after the death sentence is handed down ! We should not keep these sick animals around to drain us dry ! If there is no doubt they killed someone .In this case they know he did it so he should die I'm sick of hearing what they the criminals went threw as a child that's ****.I know so many people who come from an abusive family and they are not out killing people this scumbag knows right from wrong and should be dead already.I don't know how anyone can defend such a monster and still sleep at night your no better than he is!!!!!!!!!
The death penalty is not "a crock" as you put it. I am a criminal justice major. The states are not allowed to execute the person until all of their appeals have been exhausted. Until then , they sit on death row.

I do agree with you though. He admitted his guilt. He should be executed very quickly.
Sue

Bethlehem, PA

#17 May 16, 2011
What a horrible man! They need to stop making excuses for his behaviour. He knew what he was doing and he did it! This really makes you wonder about our judicial system. He committed murder in 1991 and is let go believing that he is not a danger to society. No he was no danger, tell that to the four victims families. I have no sympathy for him whatsoever!!
Bernadette

Ephrata, PA

#18 May 17, 2011
Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
The death penalty is not "a crock" as you put it. I am a criminal justice major. The states are not allowed to execute the person until all of their appeals have been exhausted. Until then , they sit on death row.
I do agree with you though. He admitted his guilt. He should be executed very quickly.
The whole justice system is a crock all it does is protect the scum of the earth criminals ,I don 't have to go to school to learn the facts about who's protected, criminals have more rights than the people they hurt or kill. It's time this country does right by victims ! Screw the criminals !
Supporter

Northampton, PA

#19 May 17, 2011
Bernadette wrote:
<quoted text> The whole justice system is a crock all it does is protect the scum of the earth criminals ,I don 't have to go to school to learn the facts about who's protected, criminals have more rights than the people they hurt or kill. It's time this country does right by victims ! Screw the criminals !
Without the Criminal Justice system, there would be mass chaos. There has to be a standard that is applied to every case. Without equality we have nothing. Have you lost every bit of rational thought you wackjob? Maybe you should try being sober and actually taste reality.
Supporter

Northampton, PA

#20 May 17, 2011
kristy washington wrote:
Tonight I met the mother and cousin of Denise, and the other victems of Micheal Ballared. Hummbuling. I said what all of us want to say...... He killed four, and his 5th victom he servered time for. That man knows between right and wrong. I had a dad that would woop my behind,so to speak. my dad whooped my behind, old school, i love my parents and respect, as i do with everyone. I hit my head a few times. not by my dad, I know the differance between right and wrong. this man , killed 4 people, and before that killed someone else. In this mans short lifetime killed 5 people, yes, he needs to be put to death, the people he killed didn't have a choice, there dead and they have no voice. I don't care who u are, murder is murder, and this parasite needs to die, before we have too pay for him. I saw pain and heartache. by a crazy man, that knows what he did, or he wouldn't be so desporate for his life, He took 5 lives in his lifetime, he can't be fixed, and he knows what he did, he needs to die!!!!!!!!!! and paying for him in prison till he dies, is nooooooo justification!!!!!!!!!!
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