Man Gets Death Sentence for Killing Security Guard

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A Lexington County jury has returned a guilty verdict against Ron Finklea, a man who killed a security guard in West Columbia back in 2003. Read more
DMS

Columbia, SC

#2 Sep 7, 2007
My son worked at Selectron at this time this happened and knew the guard that was killed (such a tragedy)....luckily, no one else was injured or killed. I'm glad they caught these guys. I hope before Finklea gets death, someone in jail will beat that cocky smirk off his face and set him on fire so he will get a taste of where he's going!!
rj columbia

AOL

#3 Sep 7, 2007
Go ahead and skip all the BS appeals and kill this wothless piece of crap quick. This wothless piece of crap has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. But all the bleeding heart liberals will keep this worthless piece of crap alive for years to come. He should be made to watch a continous loop of the tape of the security guard dying every waking moment for the rest of his worthless life.
Average Joe

Columbia, SC

#4 Sep 7, 2007
I think the person who wrote this particular article is as dumb as some of those people who post on this forum. WLTX must not hire educated staff who can write and use proper grammer.
Brianda

Lexington, SC

#6 Sep 7, 2007
Average Joe wrote:
I think the person who wrote this particular article is as dumb as some of those people who post on this forum. WLTX must not hire educated staff who can write and use proper grammer.
Why does that matter?
Lil One

Columbia, SC

#7 Sep 7, 2007
All I can say he deserves what he gets, he had no business killing that guy. He will be around for a while, so he is not going any where no time soon. Heck they stay on death row for 20 years.

That's one law that needs to be changed, if they are guilty and are given the death penalty why hold them here.
Duh

Irmo, SC

#8 Sep 7, 2007
The Judge and Lawyers should be in jail until sentence is carried out.
Rebel Rouser

Hartsville, SC

#9 Sep 7, 2007
They ought to let him go. The confederate flag on the state house made him do it!!
what to do---

Leesville, SC

#11 Sep 7, 2007
Glad a little justice has been served...
wish SC could try spector too.........there's not much justice for women there......if you have money in Calli then you can buy a murder license
ZWA

Columbia, SC

#12 Sep 7, 2007
Bring back the firing squad.
Olive Oyl

Columbia, SC

#13 Sep 7, 2007
I can see the remorse written all over this loser's face...NOT!!!

I'm glad he and his loser brother-in-law were found guilty. Now, IF they get the death penalty, they'll just sit around jail for another 10 to 20 years while they file appeal after appeal after appeal.

I believe in justice, however, I think the US justice system gives losers like this a litte TOO much "justice" and too many appeals.

Give them TWO appeals. If both appeals fail, then they are to serve their ENTIRE sentence. NO probation if it's a life sentence OR set a date within six months if it's a death penalty case.

Move 'em in and move 'em out!
GRITS

Columbia, SC

#14 Sep 7, 2007
there ya go bout time some justice was served up around here! I can't stand Donnie Myers but i guess he is good for something wonder if he wore his black suit?

I don't understand why SKIP_H doesn't like Donnie Myers. I have a great deal of respect for him. He works hard for Lexington Co. I say GO DONNIE!
Luticia

United States

#15 Sep 7, 2007
Again, another innocent victim....
Again, another thug inflicting pain on society.
My heart goes out to the Sykes family to lose a Father and a Husband. Another working man trying to make an honest living brutally murdered for what?
Hmmm, makes me wonder if Mr. Finklea is a product of one of South Carolina's finest public schools? I read he is from Calhoun County, I believe. Check out those 2007 PACT scores.....but that is a whole other topic, sorry!
shealycat

Columbia, SC

#16 Sep 7, 2007
Good, He got what he deserved. Just a
terrible crime and then also burn the
Person. He will burn in the end .
spike1982

West Columbia, SC

#18 Sep 7, 2007
Skip_H wrote:
there ya go bout time some justice was served up around here! I can't stand Donnie Myers but i guess he is good for something wonder if he wore his black suit?
these two needed to die for what they did to that man hope they both get the death sentence!
they should take the brother that goes last and make him watch the other fry !
good job lex county we need some examples made out of these killers maybe thats the problem we haven't fried enough of these punk thugs ,
they figure they will go to prison and make money and be somebody in there.
start frying more save the tax payers some money on housing and feeding them,
then maybe these lil wanna be gangsta's will see if the life don't get you the chair will!
Sorry thier "S.H." they have the needle now...but I like seeing them turn into CRISPY CRITTERS!!!
West-Columbia

AOL

#19 Sep 7, 2007
Atleast thats anotherone that the food stamp office dont have to take care of
Tomfoolery

Columbia, SC

#21 Sep 8, 2007
West-Columbia wrote:
Atleast thats anotherone that the food stamp office dont have to take care of
Yeah, but you gotta house him and feed him till all his appeals run out.
African Tube Socks

Pawleys Island, SC

#22 Sep 8, 2007
Tomfoolery wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, but you gotta house him and feed him till all his appeals run out.
True.
Kill the baboon asap.
DANIFINK

Virginia Beach, VA

#23 Nov 6, 2010
it seems like this is more of a racist thing than anything. i dont agree with wat they say he did but baboon and food stamp office. just for the record he was never in the welfare line and he is just as much a baboon as any other human including you all. he was in the military and he went to war fighting for this country more than once. he may have made bad decisions but who are you all to judge anyone? how many of you fornicate and sin on a daily basis? how many drugs do you do? say wat you want but understand that as long as he gets right with God for his claimed wrong you all are nothing more than a bunch of judgemental racist bigots. im speaking from his family's xperience... love u ron.

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