Spare Nichols because of his awful childhood, witnesses say

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Brian Nichols' childhood was so terrible he should be spared as an adult, two more defense witnesses testified Wednesday to a jury deciding whether Nichols should receive death or life in prison for murdering ...

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Poor parenting

Ashburn, VA

#1 Nov 26, 2008
Nichols was raised by two racist parents who taught him that whites were all evil and would return him to slavery if he didn't fight them at every turn. They're hiding in africa now, embarrassed by Nichol's predicament. They have not contributed to his legal defense.

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#2 Nov 27, 2008
if that's the case, then every person who was executed and/or is currently serving time should have been "spared"...who hasn't had a hard childhood in some way or another?

the bastard needs to rot in jail until his execution date because there is no excuse for what he did, NONE!
Mom of Four -Just my O

Mount Juliet, TN

#3 Nov 27, 2008
CA Native wrote:
if that's the case, then every person who was executed and/or is currently serving time should have been "spared"...who hasn't had a hard childhood in some way or another?
the bastard needs to rot in jail until his execution date because there is no excuse for what he did, NONE!
Thats the truth .... Every cold blooded murderer always seems to have some excuse ..

“Up Front”

Since: Jul 08

Atlanta, GA

#4 Nov 27, 2008
Oh I see! Because of what his cousin did to him, it was OK to kill four people that had NOTHING to do with anything in his life except for his crimes. Let him go! And the fraternity, the one HE chose as an adult to join and put up with it, that is another reason to let him go! Yeah!
But one thing....I wonder why they have mentioned none of this the last 3 years? hmmm........
Warped childhood

Ashburn, VA

#5 Nov 27, 2008
Free Charles Manson. He grew up with only a black and white television and 3 crayons were missing from his crayon box!
Parental responsibility

Ashburn, VA

#6 Nov 28, 2008
Poor parenting wrote:
Nichols was raised by two racist parents who taught him that whites were all evil and would return him to slavery if he didn't fight them at every turn. They're hiding in africa now, embarrassed by Nichol's predicament. They have not contributed to his legal defense.
Those parents should be prosecuted for raising a criminal.
upset upstate new yorker

United States

#7 Nov 28, 2008
do the taxpayer a big favor and get rid of this scum!! it always the taxpayer that has to pay for dirtbags like this!!

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#8 Nov 28, 2008
upset upstate new yorker wrote:
do the taxpayer a big favor and get rid of this scum!! it always the taxpayer that has to pay for dirtbags like this!!
not to mention the dirtbags on wallstreet and big corporations...
upset upstate new yorker

United States

#9 Nov 29, 2008
CA Native wrote:
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not to mention the dirtbags on wallstreet and big corporations...
yes the walstreet gang has cost us dearly!! but this nichols problem can be handled today!!does anyone know how much it costs the taxpayer to keep one creep in jail for life??
SNAFU

Atlanta, GA

#10 Nov 29, 2008
If Nichols is sentenced to death today, the taxpayers will still support him for the next 15 to 20 years while the attorneys the taxpayers are providing for him work through the appeals process. NICE!

“Up Front”

Since: Jul 08

Atlanta, GA

#11 Nov 29, 2008
SNAFU wrote:
If Nichols is sentenced to death today, the taxpayers will still support him for the next 15 to 20 years while the attorneys the taxpayers are providing for him work through the appeals process. NICE!
Sick, isn't it? And with the Asses taking back over the government, it will probably only turn into 40 years. The only positive way of looking at it is that we are supporting his life for only 15-20 years rather than 40-50 years (till he croaks).

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#12 Nov 29, 2008
Look_Out wrote:
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... Asses ...
lol
dead man crying

Ashburn, VA

#13 Nov 29, 2008
SNAFU wrote:
If Nichols is sentenced to death today, the taxpayers will still support him for the next 15 to 20 years while the attorneys the taxpayers are providing for him work through the appeals process. NICE!
Executions are much quicker now. 5 years is much more likely. Death row inmates are not allowed to mix with other inmates and their cells are extremely small. It's a miserable existence for those 5 years. No social life, no room to roam, no activities, and jail guards watch everything they do to prevent suicide.

I'm happy for Nichols' predicament but will be even happier when he's fried like a rat on injected poison!

“Up Front”

Since: Jul 08

Atlanta, GA

#14 Nov 29, 2008
dead man crying wrote:
<quoted text>Executions are much quicker now. 5 years is much more likely. Death row inmates are not allowed to mix with other inmates and their cells are extremely small. It's a miserable existence for those 5 years. No social life, no room to roam, no activities, and jail guards watch everything they do to prevent suicide.
I'm happy for Nichols' predicament but will be even happier when he's fried like a rat on injected poison!
I LOVE the sound of your knowledge here, but do you mind if I ask where you get that knowledge? I know a few executions will happen inside of 5 years. Just like a FEW will take 15-30 years before it actually happens. But I fell most are at least 10 more years of life for the trash and us taxpayers are paying for that life.

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