Curley case is best reason to bring back death penalty

Full story: Lowell Sun 38
Twelve years ago, I wrote about Jeffrey Curley and admonished readers to never forget the names of his killers, Sal Sicari and Charles Jaynes. Full Story
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Ron

Lowell, MA

#1 Sep 28, 2009
The death penalty has never been needed more.

To think that the two perverts who killed the boy and had sex with his dead body will someday be eligible to get out free.

Even Manson gets hearings to determine if ( when?) he can get out.
Ernest

Canton, MA

#2 Sep 28, 2009
Good sense is to keep these criminal in jail and not let them out for any reason until the day they die. Until we as a society say this is to be the way justice is applied then those who want the death penalty have a valid point of contention.
babs

Braintree, MA

#3 Sep 28, 2009
they as murderers should stay in jail for the rest of there lives like the rest of murderers who get life. i know everything in life isnt perfect. but that should be automatic. and that crime on a child should get the death penalty.
hammerhead

Lexington, MA

#4 Sep 28, 2009
13 feet of fine hemp rope would have been a better investment for those two then care and feeding them for life!
Just another Mom

Wichita, KS

#5 Sep 28, 2009
I remember that day like it was yesterday, being a Mom of three kids, I cannot even imagine the griping pain that goes through his parents everyday of the rest of their lives. I firmly believe death is the only solution in this case.
janschins

Billerica, MA

#6 Sep 28, 2009
Sooner or later the inmates will get him. Even career criminals can't tolerate such perversion. I will be happy when that day comes when we find out they were killed in jail.
slicwily

Woburn, MA

#7 Sep 28, 2009
If there was ever a case that deserved the death penalty that was it! The vote was shortly after that case and the bleeding heart liberals won again. Those 2 maggots should have been dragged under the courthouse right after their verdicts were read and shot in there useless heads. Child molesters and terrorists are exactly the same. You can't change them might as well do everyone a favor and kill them.
Lowell Resident

United States

#8 Sep 28, 2009
I could not agree more with all the statements written.. My son was 5 when this happened.. Changed me forever. They should been put to death..
P J TANDUS

Edinburg, TX

#9 Sep 28, 2009
Not only am I in favor of the death penalty, I believe that it should be on TV, to send a message.
But, if your going to put it back on the books, be prepared to actually use it. No one is afraid of a "paper tiger".
With DNA, the chances of putting down the wrong person, are about non-existent.
The appeals, should be cut to two [2]. One state, one federal. Then, they get the needle. Why should the tax payer carry this "trash" for many years, while lawyers get rich.
Judge Roy Bean had it right. "I guarantee you a fair trial and a speedy hanging."
P.J. TANDUS
LAGUNA VISTA, TX.
disgusted

Dedham, MA

#10 Sep 28, 2009
to this day that story bothers me. I believe in the Death Penalty all the way!!
PJ I am with you on this!!
duh

Brighton, MA

#11 Sep 28, 2009
These two animals should not be allowed eat 3 meals a day, go outside for fresh air,read books etc all at the expense of the tax payers. They deserve to die. This story still makes my skin crawl. How any human being is capable of such acts I'll never understand.
quasi nation

Tewksbury, MA

#12 Sep 28, 2009
Lowell Resident wrote:
I could not agree more with all the statements written.. My son was 5 when this happened.. Changed me forever. They should been put to death..
Our country says we shall live in a civilized society but it isn't...because if we were civilized these crimes would never take place and I know God says revenge is his however these maniacs should be put to death by way of being thrown into the hungriest lion's den not by lethal injection that is way too easy. How many children have to suffer before this country gets serious about these no good for nothing evil violent people??? This is the only question I have for God on my judgement day.
Linda

AOL

#13 Sep 28, 2009
I agree with this article 100%, to this day I get so sickened just re-reading about what they did to that poor child, and his family, sigh...
Dan Shaughneey nailed it on the head too, we truly need old testament law, there is no deterring these lowest of low sick perverts, look how many get out of prison and do the same thing again! I know I beat a dead horse on here about this a lot but you stand to serve more time if you cheat on your taxes than if you molest, rape or kill someone! Talk about non justice.
We truly do need to bring the death penalty back, problem is, would the powers that be enforce it? I wonder when I see so many news articles recently about child molesters who are back out on the streets after light sentences, look at that creep up in Hooksett who thinks people shouldn't have a problem with him living in their neighborhood...these freaks cry about THEIR rights! what about the rights of their victims, and the victims families? Oy! sorry to go on a rant but this whole thing just sickens me so.
Mom

AOL

#14 Sep 28, 2009
I think life without the possibility of paroll is a better punishment. I know if I was sentenced to that, I would prefer lethal injection. My husband is a retired prison guard and the way the inmates are treated is pretty bad. It's not the way to live for 40 or 50 years. Obviously, that would mean no furloughs for funerals and such.

I also don't think televising it or putting it on the internet would be a deterant either. I think these people don't think they are going to get caught so it can't happen to them.

Recently, Susan Atkins wanted to be released on mercy because she was dying of cancer. I'm glad they denied her. I know she was suffering but all I could think of was a young mother begging for her life and the life of her unborn child. He would be 40 today.
Chubby

Lexington, MA

#15 Sep 28, 2009
The current death penalty is too soft for these guys. A little needle prick and they drift off. Last week they couldn't locate a vein so some sleazy child rapist was given another week to live, now he's crying cruel and unusual punishment!
BRING BACK THE ELECTRIC CHAIR! IT GETS THE JOB DONE!
Frank

Canton, MA

#16 Sep 28, 2009
And what about the person who is innocent and we put them to death.

We are human, we can and have erroneously convicted innocent persons.
Powell

Newport, NH

#17 Sep 28, 2009
Personally, I don't care what happens to those two guys. They could get their brains beaten in prison for all I care. However, I oppose the death penalty on the grounds that mistakes will be made, and that it is inevitable that the wrong person will be executed.(It's already happened.)

A couple of months ago it was revealed that a man who was executed in Texas probably didn't set the fire that killed his wife. In fact, experts now say it wasn't even arson. What recourse does that guy have?

Because criminal prosecutions and executions are carried out by human beings, they will always be subjected to human error. This alone is sufficient reason for saying "no" to capital punishment.
Sonruck

Medford, MA

#18 Sep 28, 2009
There are many compelling reasons for and against the death penalty that are based on reason. I don't see the need for bringing scripture into it.
Jo-Ann-from Dracut

Dracut, MA

#19 Sep 28, 2009
he should do hard labor every day of his life.... how could someone be that mean as to do that to a child

the death penalty is too good for him

he should work in the hot fields from sun up to sun down.....
Mom

AOL

#20 Sep 28, 2009
Jo-Ann-from Dracut wrote:
he should do hard labor every day of his life.... how could someone be that mean as to do that to a child
the death penalty is too good for him
he should work in the hot fields from sun up to sun down.....
See, that's my take on it. The dealth penalty is easier. Why do you think these prisoners are on suicide watch all the time? They don't want to be there. Staying in jail is more of a punishment.

And it is true, people make mistakes and sometimes the wrong man is convicted.

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