Ling's alleged killer will not face d...

Ling's alleged killer will not face death penalty

There are 21 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jun 2, 2007, titled Ling's alleged killer will not face death penalty. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

More than a year after the death of renowned kidney disease physician and researcher Brian Ling, the fate of his alleged killer has yet to be decided.

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Straight Shooter

Asheville, NC

#1 Jun 3, 2007
This is clearly another glaring reason why Ron Moore needs to go- now! As Vinson said in the above article "Many people including myself were disappointed in the death penalty being taken off the table.This was cold-blooded murder. I donít know what the death penalty is for if not for this.Ē
I've seen Moore wimp out on these kind of cases over and over through the years. People like him is why our justice system is becoming meaningless and idiots like Beavers continue doing attrocious acts such as this knowing they'll be treated lightly!
We need authorities with some backbone and this kind if idiocy would decrease greatly.
1911-govt

Dillon, SC

#2 Jun 3, 2007
Straight Shooter wrote:
People like him is why our justice system is becoming meaningless and idiots like Beavers continue doing attrocious acts such as this knowing they'll be treated lightly!
We need authorities with some backbone and this kind if idiocy would decrease greatly.
I agree this guy should get the needle.

However, for someone who kills out of emotion and desperation, the deterrent factor of the death penalty is non-existent. The guy was a nut, I'm pretty sure he didn't rationally weigh the live in prison versus death arguments.
Sgt Rock

Wilsons Mills, NC

#4 Jun 3, 2007
I'm sure that Moore will pull his usual move. Plea bargain. Has he actually ever tried a case?

“It is what it is”

Since: Feb 07

Where the redwoods grow

#5 Jun 3, 2007
It's ridiculous that this man can't be considered for the death penalty. This was a premeditated murder, hands down. And he killed this doctor in front of his friends and coworkers. Exactly what does Moore need for a crime to be considered heinous?

There are a lot of people who lose loved ones to illness, and we don't go and shoot the doctor. He should have been grateful the doctor did all he could to help his son. Brian Ling was a good man, a loving father, and a renowned doctor. He didn't deserve this, and his family deserves to see some justice.
Wow

United States

#6 Jun 3, 2007
This is not to dismiss what people are feeling, this was a horrible crime.
The guidelines prosecutors use are not one line passages in the criminal code/procedure. They have to weigh any aggravating or mitigating circumstances when making these decisions. Let's say that Ron Moore goes for the death penalty. How many of you truly believe that the person, if convicted, will ever see the punishment carried out?
How old is the father? It takes years to go through all the appeals in order to carry out executions. Look at the recent case of a man who wanted to be executed, it still took years for him to get his wish.
nola rhew

Arden, NC

#7 Jun 3, 2007
Brian Ling was my Doctor. He was the most caring doctor I have ever had.
I lost a son in 1977. Dr. George Bilbrey tried all he could to save his life. So, why didn't I go to Mission Hospital and shot all the doctors and nurses in ER, or kill Dr. Bilbrey because they LET my son die. They did not, It was God's will that he died. Yes, I still miss my son after 30 years. If this man knew God he would have realized this. No, I thanked them for what they did. This man should be hung. If this was back in early 1900 he would be hung on Pack Square. My mother told me this is what they did with murders.
He told him away from his patients that still needed him. We had talked about Dialysis for me , but he is gone now, I like all my doctors but Dr. Ling still has a place in my heart.

“It is what it is”

Since: Feb 07

Where the redwoods grow

#8 Jun 3, 2007
Wow wrote:
This is not to dismiss what people are feeling, this was a horrible crime.
The guidelines prosecutors use are not one line passages in the criminal code/procedure. They have to weigh any aggravating or mitigating circumstances when making these decisions. Let's say that Ron Moore goes for the death penalty. How many of you truly believe that the person, if convicted, will ever see the punishment carried out?
How old is the father? It takes years to go through all the appeals in order to carry out executions. Look at the recent case of a man who wanted to be executed, it still took years for him to get his wish.
So they shouldn't seek the death penalty just because you don't think the guy would live to see it carried out?
I would be happy for him to be sentenced to death and locked in solitude away from the general prison population so he could spend the rest of his days alone and miserable.

“It is what it is”

Since: Feb 07

Where the redwoods grow

#9 Jun 3, 2007
1911-govt wrote:
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I agree this guy should get the needle.
However, for someone who kills out of emotion and desperation, the deterrent factor of the death penalty is non-existent. The guy was a nut, I'm pretty sure he didn't rationally weigh the live in prison versus death arguments.
He didn't rationally weigh, maybe...but he took the time to premeditate his actions. Good enough for him to get the needle.

“Never believe generalizations”

Since: Feb 07

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#11 Jun 3, 2007
Truckin wrote:
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He told him what? I'm a little confused here. Dialysis with a capital "D"....are you referring about someone by the name of "Dialysis" or a name brand drug by that moniker? Sounds like you need a labotomy!
So quick to criticize. Where's your emotion and sensitivity? It appears that you've already had a frontal LOBOTOMY in addition to having a spelling deficit.

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#12 Jun 3, 2007
Truckin wrote:
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He told him what? I'm a little confused here. Dialysis with a capital "D"....are you referring about someone by the name of "Dialysis" or a name brand drug by that moniker? Sounds like you need a labotomy!
evidently nola needs dialisis---so lay off!! The forum is about Ling's murderer--not your confusion about something.
Sgt Rock

Wilsons Mills, NC

#13 Jun 3, 2007
Isn't any wonder why crime in America is so rampant. Little to no consequences. Our DA's are worthless.
Sgt Rock

Wilsons Mills, NC

#14 Jun 3, 2007
1911-govt wrote:
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I agree this guy should get the needle.
,,or at least get voted out of Office. LOL

“The Harv”

Since: Mar 07

Western North Carolina

#15 Jun 3, 2007
So how can this not be premeditated when the man walked in with a gun in his pocket? Is he saying he had it for another reason? Isn't premeditatation a reason for a 1st degree charge?
Badger

United States

#17 Jun 3, 2007
Good grief !!! Some talk about God. Lots of talk about punishment and revenge. What would Jesus say? I don't remember that Jesus ever said one word about someone deserving to die. This county had a very high per capita rate of people getting the death penalty....higher than most other counties in NC. Does it bring the person back to kill another person? Would the good Dr Ling want the death penalty for his killer?

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#18 Jun 3, 2007
Badger wrote:
Good grief !!! Some talk about God. Lots of talk about punishment and revenge. What would Jesus say? I don't remember that Jesus ever said one word about someone deserving to die. This county had a very high per capita rate of people getting the death penalty....higher than most other counties in NC. Does it bring the person back to kill another person? Would the good Dr Ling want the death penalty for his killer?
You said 'this county'. Do you mean Buncombe County has one of the highest death penalty prosecutions? UMMMMM? I doubt that. Too much plea barganing on the DA's part.
Badger

United States

#19 Jun 3, 2007
Mtnbred wrote:
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You said 'this county'. Do you mean Buncombe County has one of the highest death penalty prosecutions? UMMMMM? I doubt that. Too much plea barganing on the DA's part.
Recently Buncombe Co had one of the highest per capita death penalty rates in NC. Look it up.
ANNONOMOUS

Asheville, NC

#20 Jun 5, 2007
YOU WERE NOT THERE THAT DAY THAT IT HAPPENED, THIS MAN WAS THE BEST DOCTOR THERE WAS, AND BEAVERS TOOK HIM AWAY FROM US AND HIS LITTLE GIRL WHICH IS VERY HEINOUS TO ME. HE HAD THIS PLANNED AND HE EVEN INTENDED MORE DEATHS AND THIS ISNT THE CAUSE OF A DEATH SENTENCE? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR NOTHING.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Wilsons Mills, NC

#21 Jun 5, 2007
Badger wrote:
Good grief !!! Some talk about God. Lots of talk about punishment and revenge. What would Jesus say? I don't remember that Jesus ever said one word about someone deserving to die. This county had a very high per capita rate of people getting the death penalty....higher than most other counties in NC. Does it bring the person back to kill another person? Would the good Dr Ling want the death penalty for his killer?
You are full of shit.
wonder

Maxton, NC

#22 Jun 5, 2007
It's because Moore is a coward at heart.
The easy out.
Leo

United States

#23 Jun 5, 2007
Badger wrote:
Good grief !!! Some talk about God. Lots of talk about punishment and revenge. What would Jesus say? I don't remember that Jesus ever said one word about someone deserving to die. This county had a very high per capita rate of people getting the death penalty....higher than most other counties in NC. Does it bring the person back to kill another person? Would the good Dr Ling want the death penalty for his killer?
Well Jesus aint gonna be on that jury, and I for one hope that it is stacked with some folks looking for revenge and punishment. You ask, "Would the good Dr. Ling want the death penalty of this killer?" Well, unfortunately he isnt around to ask that of anymore, thanks to this criminal.

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