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Curley case is best reason to bring back death penalty

There are 38 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Sep 28, 2009, titled Curley case is best reason to bring back death penalty. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Twelve years ago, I wrote about Jeffrey Curley and admonished readers to never forget the names of his killers, Sal Sicari and Charles Jaynes.

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“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#21 Sep 28, 2009
This was a crime of such horror and sadness Dave, Nobody could ever forget it. Never. To this day, whenever i go to the gas station and pump some gasoline into my car. I will get the occasional overpowering smell of gasoline drifting up into my nostrils. It is then that i think of little Jeffrey Curley. TO THIS DAY.

It doesn't haunt me each and every time i catch the unmistakable odor of gasoline. But too many times, it does. I am very much an opponent of the death penalty. But i sat there and watched as the house debated the issue with an open mind. And i have to admit that as i sat there and listened to the arguments for and against the death penalty,i was swayed for in favor of the bill.

But then, the very last speaker rose up to put in his final word. The vote was tied. It might have been 51 for, 51 against. There was one last vote to be cast, and that would be the deciding vote. But before he cast his vote, Rep. John Slattery of Peabody got up and explained why he was about to cast his vote against the death penalty.

His impassioned speech on why it would be wrong to allow the Commonwealth of Massachusetts swayed not only myself, but Robert Curley and many others reals of sensible thinking. A way of thinking that wasn't swayed by concepts of deterrence or Justice.A way of thinking that wasn't swayed by thoughts of vengeance or injustice.

Like the horrible death of Jeffrey Curley, which can never be forgotten. I will never forget as i watched Rep. Slattery say how he could bear the thought of lying awake in bed, thinking he had sent an innocent man to his death.

Dave, justice moves slowly my friend. I think we all know that had Sicari/Jaynes been sentenced to death those long twelve agonizing(agonizing for the Curley's) years ago, We would still be waiting for the day when justice would be served. Twelve years ago, justice was served for for the Curley family. And they and all the commonwealth of Massachusetts did not have to wait a single day more to see these two demons put away.

The only thing that bugged me about this whole case was that Charles Jaynes was only convicted of 2nd degree murder. He'll be up for parole in October, 2012.

People, please write to the parole board and explicitly ask that Charles Jaynes never be set free.

“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#22 Sep 28, 2009
Sorry Dennis..... I was think of Officer Dave Shaughnessey's name when i was writing my response
Tony

Tewksbury, MA

#23 Sep 28, 2009
The death penalty by injection is too ez a way out for these scum bags. I don't like paying for their keep either. Bring back the gas chamber or "ole Sparkie". Better yet, just let them out into general population. Let the other inmates work out the "final" solution. This will be the most cost effective solution for the tax payers.
Singing Canary says

Greenfield, MA

#25 Sep 28, 2009
I did forget their names and that of Slattery who angered me. I NEVER will forget the Curley boy and how he died. Perhaps the inmates will do the job the State failed to do.
Open your eyes

Tewksbury, MA

#26 Sep 28, 2009
Rape of anybody used to carry at the least twenty years! What happened?
jaded61

Hoboken, NJ

#27 Sep 28, 2009
hear ye hear ye!!!
quasi nation

Lowell, MA

#28 Sep 29, 2009
God rest this little boys soul... everytime I think of him and the torture he experienced that very last day of his life my chest becomes very heavy with outrage and sadness.

These two morons that forced them-evil-selves on this poor innocent little child should never ever get out of jail or have the right to any appeals or anything else for that matter if they don't pass the death penalty in this state. Why do we continue to cater to these idiots isn't it enough that we the taxpayers have to feed them, house them in these correctional facilities...it makes me sick!

“Hard Working NOLA dude”

Since: Jan 08

Lowell Massachusetts

#30 Sep 29, 2009
At today's costs. you would have to set aside $400,000.00 to house one inmate for ten years.

That comes out to $1.6 million dollars for forty years of confinement.

If that doesn't get you angry, then maybe the $8 million dollar cost to try, convict, house and sentence a man to death will.

Think with your head.
Kevin

Billerica, MA

#31 Sep 29, 2009
gottagift wrote:
At today's costs. you would have to set aside $400,000.00 to house one inmate for ten years.
That comes out to $1.6 million dollars for forty years of confinement.
If that doesn't get you angry, then maybe the $8 million dollar cost to try, convict, house and sentence a man to death will.
Think with your head.
In both cases money well spent !
I'd love the federal budget to include a couple of billion for the death penalty. They could sell it on pay-per-view.
Kevin

Billerica, MA

#32 Sep 29, 2009
Open your eyes wrote:
Rape of anybody used to carry at the least twenty years! What happened?
Ask Juanita Broderick.
quasi nation

Lowell, MA

#33 Sep 30, 2009
gottagift wrote:
At today's costs. you would have to set aside $400,000.00 to house one inmate for ten years.
That comes out to $1.6 million dollars for forty years of confinement.
If that doesn't get you angry, then maybe the $8 million dollar cost to try, convict, house and sentence a man to death will.
Think with your head.
Up yours pal!
The figures are outragous to begin with, I highly doubt it really costs this much however I believe that it's true with all the thieves making sure they get their cuts.
quasi nation

Lowell, MA

#34 Sep 30, 2009
Ron wrote:
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.
Oh I can't agree with you more. This is the very reason why it costs so much money is because of these appeals and eligibilities to appeal...when commiting such hideous, evil crimes ALL RIGHTS SHOULD BE COMPLETELY STRIPPED AWAY FOREVER.
This is a very crazy society!
quasi nation

Lowell, MA

#35 Sep 30, 2009
Kevin wrote:
<quoted text>
In both cases money well spent !
I'd love the federal budget to include a couple of billion for the death penalty. They could sell it on pay-per-view.
Absolutely!!!
Libertarian

Bedford, MA

#36 Sep 30, 2009
Ron wrote:
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.
Best thing to do is take them to any Muslim nation, Swat Valley Pakistan, Iran,Indonesia and tell the locals what they did for a crime in the USA and set them loose and see how long they last....Now that would be Justice for the Curley family
Dave

Billerica, MA

#37 Sep 30, 2009
gottagift wrote:
This was a crime of such horror and sadness Dave, Nobody could ever forget it. Never. To this day, whenever i go to the gas station and pump some gasoline into my car. I will get the occasional overpowering smell of gasoline drifting up into my nostrils. It is then that i think of little Jeffrey Curley. TO THIS DAY.
It doesn't haunt me each and every time i catch the unmistakable odor of gasoline. But too many times, it does. I am very much an opponent of the death penalty. But i sat there and watched as the house debated the issue with an open mind. And i have to admit that as i sat there and listened to the arguments for and against the death penalty,i was swayed for in favor of the bill.
But then, the very last speaker rose up to put in his final word. The vote was tied. It might have been 51 for, 51 against. There was one last vote to be cast, and that would be the deciding vote. But before he cast his vote, Rep. John Slattery of Peabody got up and explained why he was about to cast his vote against the death penalty.
His impassioned speech on why it would be wrong to allow the Commonwealth of Massachusetts swayed not only myself, but Robert Curley and many others reals of sensible thinking. A way of thinking that wasn't swayed by concepts of deterrence or Justice.A way of thinking that wasn't swayed by thoughts of vengeance or injustice.
Like the horrible death of Jeffrey Curley, which can never be forgotten. I will never forget as i watched Rep. Slattery say how he could bear the thought of lying awake in bed, thinking he had sent an innocent man to his death.
Dave, justice moves slowly my friend. I think we all know that had Sicari/Jaynes been sentenced to death those long twelve agonizing(agonizing for the Curley's) years ago, We would still be waiting for the day when justice would be served. Twelve years ago, justice was served for for the Curley family. And they and all the commonwealth of Massachusetts did not have to wait a single day more to see these two demons put away.
The only thing that bugged me about this whole case was that Charles Jaynes was only convicted of 2nd degree murder. He'll be up for parole in October, 2012.
People, please write to the parole board and explicitly ask that Charles Jaynes never be set free.
Thanks but I know the history and know the family. Slattery's speech did nothing for me. I STILL want both of these guys to be given the death penalty.
quasi nation

Lowell, MA

#38 Sep 30, 2009
Libertarian wrote:
<quoted text>
Best thing to do is take them to any Muslim nation, Swat Valley Pakistan, Iran,Indonesia and tell the locals what they did for a crime in the USA and set them loose and see how long they last....Now that would be Justice for the Curley family
YAHHHhhhhhhhhh I'll pay for that air fare myself!
funny farmer

Billerica, MA

#39 Sep 30, 2009
I used to be against the death penalty mostly for the reason that innocent people were sometimes being put to death. But with today's technology of forensic science and DNA testing , it is easier to prove a person's guilt. I think that in cases like these, if there is clear cut DNA evidence to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the person(s) are guilty then it's time to juice up ole' sparky! And enough with the multiple appeals. Just sentence them and do it! save money. The two guys in this case dont even deserve prison food. They should be removed from this earth. They were a mistake at birth.
Dracut Forum fan

Broad Brook, CT

#40 Oct 2, 2009
Colleen Garry | Jun 5, 2009 | Reply

This from Colleen Garry....

Dear Mr.“Dan”,
I have never skipped a vote on the death penalty. I have voted on it on both the committee level and when it came to the House floor. I voted for the death penalty when the vote was a tie. So I would suggest you have been misinformed on that.

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