Why are prosecutors wusses in Madison...

Why are prosecutors wusses in Madison county?

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Whatstofear

Richmond, KY

#1 May 26, 2013
I honestly would like some insight on why criminals who murder, rape, and abuse children are not sentenced to death? Take Jason Singleton for instance. He cut his wife into pieces and is gonna get life in prison with the possibility of parol in 30 years (recommended by the commonwealth attorney). The old man that admitted to putting rat poison in his wife's coffee to try and kill her gets a whooping 10 year sentence. Everyone in madison county always get 20-30 years for murder.....WHY won't the damn persecuting attorneys seek a death sentence? Then all across America trials go on forever to save criminals from the death sentence. The Colorado movie theater killer is gonna plead insanity. The Arizona killer is gonna plead insanity. The Boston Marathon bomber has a swarm of defense attorneys at his aid now to get him out of the death sentence. I would honestly like to know why Americans are so for the criminals in today's time? Why don't we punish the ones who kill others by giving them the same?
Allow me

San Diego, CA

#2 May 27, 2013
This happens all the time in smaller towns. Too many good ole boy connections constantly screwing with people.

But remember you get what you pay for, and that position does not pay much, so you do the math.
billyboob

Columbus, OH

#3 May 27, 2013
wtf??????????
Amen

Chicago, IL

#4 May 27, 2013
You hit the nail on the head right there! Its called an eye for an eye. Maybe if we start hanging em on the court steps.... the murder rate will go down. Like the two who killed and kidnapped the missing couple. That is a felony murder which means they did a felony along with the murder which is grounds for death penalty. I vote we take them out and do exactly what they did to that couple. Then jason singleton needs bubba to choke him and cut his ass up into little pieces. After that lets see who else will want to commit a murder in our county again. I
mean... we all have a certain someone who we might like to do without in or around our lives. BUT not only am I a god fearing person who doesnt wish death upon my enemies but I am also a law abiding citizen who believes in the death penalty. Once again....its called an eye for an eye. HOWEVER, I will honestly say from the depth of my heart...if one of my loved ones life was taken in this manor and my county did not do the justice needed. I
would take the law into my own hands and worry about my 10 year sentence afterward. Its not just this county...its this country!
Regards

United States

#5 May 27, 2013
We have become a very sick society. As a result of that we have such a huge number of prisoners there is no where to house them. The prisons are generally housing twice the capacity for which they were built. Tax payers aren't welling to put the money into building more jails so many are not in jail. Also, jury's will seldom give the death sentence, this is a proven fact.
the law says

Richmond, KY

#6 May 27, 2013
Whatstofear wrote:
I honestly would like some insight on why criminals who murder, rape, and abuse children are not sentenced to death? Take Jason Singleton for instance. He cut his wife into pieces and is gonna get life in prison with the possibility of parol in 30 years (recommended by the commonwealth attorney). The old man that admitted to putting rat poison in his wife's coffee to try and kill her gets a whooping 10 year sentence. Everyone in madison county always get 20-30 years for murder.....WHY won't the damn persecuting attorneys seek a death sentence? Then all across America trials go on forever to save criminals from the death sentence. The Colorado movie theater killer is gonna plead insanity. The Arizona killer is gonna plead insanity. The Boston Marathon bomber has a swarm of defense attorneys at his aid now to get him out of the death sentence. I would honestly like to know why Americans are so for the criminals in today's time? Why don't we punish the ones who kill others by giving them the same?
The penalty for abuse of a corpse is 12 months. It is a misdemeanor. seems singleton got all his time for not realizing a possible girl fight could turn deadly, then helping his crazy girl conceal it. 30 years seems like plenty.
No hope

Chicago, IL

#7 May 27, 2013
Our society is crippled by misplaced moral compassion, making the death penalty unattractive regardless of the crime. People both religious and non-religious in this country protest executions, lobby for the abolishment of the death penalty, and constantly whine and cry about harsh treatment and uncozy conditions in prison. Meanwhile, coddled criminals have a crazy repeat offense rate, and all they get for being career criminals is a longer stay in what is essentially luxury hotels, compared to hails and prisons elsewhere.

Firing squads are cheap, easy, and have a 0% repeat offender rate. Expanding crimes punishable by death and actually streamlining the process would cut down on prison overpopulation, serve as a real deterrent for those who contemplate criminal acts, and it would save tons of taxpayer money.

But it would make some people feel bad, so it will never happen.
Regards

United States

#8 May 27, 2013
No hope wrote:
Our society is crippled by misplaced moral compassion, making the death penalty unattractive regardless of the crime. People both religious and non-religious in this country protest executions, lobby for the abolishment of the death penalty, and constantly whine and cry about harsh treatment and uncozy conditions in prison. Meanwhile, coddled criminals have a crazy repeat offense rate, and all they get for being career criminals is a longer stay in what is essentially luxury hotels, compared to hails and prisons elsewhere.
Firing squads are cheap, easy, and have a 0% repeat offender rate. Expanding crimes punishable by death and actually streamlining the process would cut down on prison overpopulation, serve as a real deterrent for those who contemplate criminal acts, and it would save tons of taxpayer money.
But it would make some people feel bad, so it will never happen.
All true. We want to blame others but jury after jury votes to either lessen the punishment or let them go. We are soft on this issue and we won't change.
Bart

Versailles, KY

#9 May 27, 2013
No hope wrote:
Our society is crippled by misplaced moral compassion, making the death penalty unattractive regardless of the crime. People both religious and non-religious in this country protest executions, lobby for the abolishment of the death penalty, and constantly whine and cry about harsh treatment and uncozy conditions in prison. Meanwhile, coddled criminals have a crazy repeat offense rate, and all they get for being career criminals is a longer stay in what is essentially luxury hotels, compared to hails and prisons elsewhere.
Firing squads are cheap, easy, and have a 0% repeat offender rate. Expanding crimes punishable by death and actually streamlining the process would cut down on prison overpopulation, serve as a real deterrent for those who contemplate criminal acts, and it would save tons of taxpayer money.
But it would make some people feel bad, so it will never happen.
You have it exactly right! But maybe it would be more exciting if we went back to public hangings on the court house lawn. I'm sure the hangings would draw large crowds. The afore mentioned crimes and now the coward azzed fool(s) that ambushed and killed that officer in Bardstown would be HUGE draws. I would actually pay to see the hanging of who was responsible for this officer's killing. Yeah, yeah, I'm sure the dumbfu&ks who are against the death penalty would object, but FU#K them, too! I would bet that if one of their loved ones were involved in something as terrible that happened to this officer and the others mentioned above, they would change their minds in a heart beat. Probably not though, because they're stupid. They'd probably say "Put them in prison for life, with no possible chance of parole", then we'd be paying for their upkeep for the rest of their miserable lives. FU#K that, and them, too!
wow

Winchester, KY

#10 May 28, 2013
You apparently are not very well versed on the law. The Madison County cases you mentioned were not eligible to be prosecuted as death cases. See KRS Chapter 532 that describes the aggravating factors.

Also with a plea, you are assured of a conviction. Casey Anthony's trial was a death case and she was acquitted when she was drop dead guilty.
silly

United States

#11 May 28, 2013
This is like so many other topics. It is very easy to rave and rant about what should be done and blame prosecutors but it is clearly evident people dont understand. If you don't like the way the laws are written then work to change them at a higher level. I am sure many prosecutors would often go for the death penalty but they know it is not an eligible case nor would a jury convict.
For a jury in this country to vote for the death penalty it requires a crime that is so brutal it is almost unbelievable and even at that if they are young they will still let the majority off.
Somebody

Chicago, IL

#12 May 29, 2013
wow wrote:
You apparently are not very well versed on the law. The Madison County cases you mentioned were not eligible to be prosecuted as death cases. See KRS Chapter 532 that describes the aggravating factors.
Also with a plea, you are assured of a conviction. Casey Anthony's trial was a death case and she was acquitted when she was drop dead guilty.
Perhaps you arent so "well versed on the law" the missing couple that was killed... their killers are eligible for the death penalty
under several of them. OFF The top of my head I believe Its actually 532.025 under 2 & 4 (from memory). Like someone said earlier...committing a felony during commiting murder. They committed burglary when they
entered the couples home. Burglary is to enter a dwelling
with intent to commit a crime.(And kidnapping which i dont think is included in the revised statue for what we
call felony murder. Of course any murder is a felony. It is just a term used just like aggravated murder) Also they were paid to kill the couple. And they took mr warfords gold teeth out of his mouth with them. I would imagine
that the gold has value. I could get deeper if I had the case file in front of me. But hey. I dont know what im talking about anyways....only you do
wow

Louisville, KY

#13 May 30, 2013
Somebody wrote:
<quoted text> Perhaps you arent so "well versed on the law" the missing couple that was killed... their killers are eligible for the death penalty
under several of them. OFF The top of my head I believe Its actually 532.025 under 2 & 4 (from memory). Like someone said earlier...committing a felony during commiting murder. They committed burglary when they
entered the couples home. Burglary is to enter a dwelling
with intent to commit a crime.(And kidnapping which i dont think is included in the revised statue for what we
call felony murder. Of course any murder is a felony. It is just a term used just like aggravated murder) Also they were paid to kill the couple. And they took mr warfords gold teeth out of his mouth with them. I would imagine
that the gold has value. I could get deeper if I had the case file in front of me. But hey. I dont know what im talking about anyways....only you do
hey dipstick, I was talking about the Singleton case and the case of the man poisoning his wife. Those cases are not "death eligible" Those are the cases where a poster suggested a hanging.
You are correct, the Denholm case is death eligible.

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