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Ohio sets execution dates for seven killers | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 162 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 8, 2011, titled Ohio sets execution dates for seven killers | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The Ohio Supreme Court today set execution dates for seven convicted killers, bringing to nine the total scheduled this year.

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lynne

Palo Alto, CA

#22 Feb 8, 2011
Alexander Martin wrote:
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I said nothing about rehabilitation--keep these people in prison until the day they die. They're no longer a threat to society and are, by many measures and according to many experts, costing taxpayers less because of appeals and the seemingly infinite cost of legal fees.
There is no place for murder in a civilized society--either by individuals or by the state.
Again, may we send you the bill? I worked in the prison system for 15 years and I can tell you that too many coworkers got hurt by these animals. Inside or outside... They need to be put out of our misery.
glenx

Columbus, OH

#23 Feb 8, 2011
Cruel and unusual punishment ? All you anti death penalty advocates out there who start crying like spoiled brats whenever the death penalty is imposed should have to see some of the bodys of inocent people who have their throats cut,shot,disembowled ,and mutilated beyond recognition ,That these people are in prison for ..
If The same treatment was used on your parents or children ,you would change your mind in a hurry..
The death penalty was installed in our justice system to instill fear in a would be killer and it works if you allow it to work..
Is it any wonder our law enforcement people have to have mental evaluations to continue their work.
If we have to rely on prison time to control these people ,the only ones who win is the lawyers ...
mike

Cincinnati, OH

#24 Feb 8, 2011
Actually,according to news reports over the past month,it is cheaper to imprison for life rather than taking the life.Apparently the costs of the exhaustive appeals process for death penalty cases trumps the cost of lifetime incarceration.

So, trying to save tax dollars?

Think the opposite.
woodstock wrote:
Go get them, save my tax money
your an azz

Toledo, OH

#25 Feb 8, 2011
ImUrPO wrote:
Whos the Moron that puts "Racey" on the above posts ?
Grow up JackAss !!!
you've got issues!!!!!!!
Kasich and Fox News

Dublin, OH

#26 Feb 8, 2011
woodstock wrote:
Go get them, save my tax money
It costs more to execute them than to keep them locked up for life moron.
Alexander Martin

New York, NY

#27 Feb 8, 2011
lynne wrote:
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Again, may we send you the bill? I worked in the prison system for 15 years and I can tell you that too many coworkers got hurt by these animals. Inside or outside... They need to be put out of our misery.
Again, many studies show that the cost a life in prison is lower than the cost of an execution.

I'm sorry that you have coworkers who were injured on the job. It's still not an excuse to kill someone. If we succumb to the same base emotions that led these people to kill... are we any better than them? You call killers "animals," but then suggest that we follow in their footsteps.
Bill Hunter

Sandpoint, ID

#28 Feb 8, 2011
They have all been aroud too long. GET ER DONE and get on with it.
Rodney King

Chicago, IL

#29 Feb 8, 2011
This is unbelieveable these POS have been warehoused for Far to long. Why were these individuals not put down years ago when their appeals were exhausted? Instead they have been kept around on the backs of tax payers. Shelter, food, clothing, medical. "C'mon man" (Mike Ditka voice). Arent we in the red in ohio?
I believe i read an article the other day where the Ohio Dept of Corrections is letting a convicted killer of a Police Officer go up for parole for the 3-4 time. The fallen officers daughter has to go down to the parole board and beg the SYSTEM that they keep this POS until he dies because they commuted his death sentence to life with the possibility of parole. Again "C'mon man"
Are system needs a complete OVERHAUL...
Citizen

Highland, OH

#30 Feb 8, 2011
Alexander Martin wrote:
A sad day for humanity and for Ohio in particular. It's tragic that we think the proper way to deal with killers is by killing.
You would think differently if it were your child, mother, brother or spouse. However, I do have to acknowledge the fact that the Old Testament says an eye for an eye. But it also says thou shalt not kill and obey the laws of the land (well that's new testament). Then again, if there is no real deterrent then what's to stop people from be turning into total animals.
rollingmyeyes

United States

#31 Feb 8, 2011
Hope you all like exteme heat! Just remember to keep turning so you'll bake evenly. Do they have spits down there?
Put_them_down

Columbus, OH

#32 Feb 8, 2011
Alexander Martin wrote:
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Again, many studies show that the cost a life in prison is lower than the cost of an execution.
I'm sorry that you have coworkers who were injured on the job. It's still not an excuse to kill someone. If we succumb to the same base emotions that led these people to kill... are we any better than them? You call killers "animals," but then suggest that we follow in their footsteps.
Its cheaper to put a bullet in their brain, why prolong it...what good do these people serve? Just get rid of them and you don't have to spend one more dime on them. I'm sure if your family was taken out by one of these animals you would be talking differently....get off your high horse and stop sounding like your so perfect. These people are animals and they don't deserve to live.
Im Joe the Plumber

Grove City, OH

#33 Feb 8, 2011
Alexander Martin wrote:
A sad day for humanity and for Ohio in particular. It's tragic that we think the proper way to deal with killers is by killing.
What is TRULY sad is that some of these animals have been allowed to be on death row since the early 1980's. They should be put to death on the 10th anniversary of being found guilty.
Jim

Hilliard, OH

#34 Feb 8, 2011
Let have one for Jan , Feb , March, Nov and Dec.as well It would make a best selling calender.
Jim

Hilliard, OH

#35 Feb 8, 2011
Alexander Martin wrote:
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Again, many studies show that the cost a life in prison is lower than the cost of an execution.
I'm sorry that you have coworkers who were injured on the job. It's still not an excuse to kill someone. If we succumb to the same base emotions that led these people to kill... are we any better than them? You call killers "animals," but then suggest that we follow in their footsteps.
If they cut the lawyers fees, well.. there you go@!
Alexander Martin

New York, NY

#36 Feb 8, 2011
Put_them_down wrote:
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Its cheaper to put a bullet in their brain, why prolong it...what good do these people serve? Just get rid of them and you don't have to spend one more dime on them. I'm sure if your family was taken out by one of these animals you would be talking differently....get off your high horse and stop sounding like your so perfect. These people are animals and they don't deserve to live.
In your opinion, what separates humans from animals?
JPE

New York, NY

#37 Feb 8, 2011
To put in context, I was a senior in high school ('87) when Murphy killed that lady. My 25th reunion is coming up...so that murderous bastard has been locked up for nearly a quarter century awaiting justice. What kind of justice is that? A good length of rope & a sturdy tree would've done the trick.
FRED

Akron, OH

#38 Feb 8, 2011
lynne wrote:
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Well thats good but I am working on electric bleachers. Build them in a very large hole in the ground and do the deed and then cover with dirt.
It might be easier to just build one huge microwave that seats 150 people. It would be over in seconds.
OH MY

Newark, OH

#39 Feb 8, 2011
The Happy Crab wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, with all the appeals, it costs more to execute them than it would if they got life without parole.
THE APPEALS PROCESS NEEDS TO BE SHORTENED AND MADE SPEEDIER THIS GUY HAS BEEN IN PRISON FOR OVER 20 YEARS WAY TO LONG.ONCE SENTENCED 5 YEARS AND YOUR DONE.
Anonymous

Delaware, OH

#40 Feb 8, 2011
The death penalty is NOT a deterrant to any kind of crime. But is sure is a just punishment for a capital crime that was committed. And in all nine upcoming executions, this is the case. Defendants are owed due process. They got it. They danced to the music. It is now time to pay the fiddler.
DCBuckeye

Edgewater, MD

#41 Feb 8, 2011
Alexander Martin wrote:
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I said nothing about rehabilitation--keep these people in prison until the day they die. They're no longer a threat to society and are, by many measures and according to many experts, costing taxpayers less because of appeals and the seemingly infinite cost of legal fees.
There is no place for murder in a civilized society--either by individuals or by the state.
"Life without parole" is a sad delusion. As log as there are commutations & pardons, there is the chance one of these individuals could be let out.

And, many of us feel that there are some criminals and crime that merit the ultimate punishment.

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