Trevor McDonald bond with a killer caged for 170 years

Jan 13, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Sun Online

Sir Trevor told TV Biz about his sympathy for Ronald L. Sanford, who slayed two OAPs as a 13-year-old. The former News at Ten anchor met Sanford during his encounter at the maximum security Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

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Julia

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How do I write to this man? I am intrigued and inspired by his story.
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The laws in this state are awful. I can understand why some people are sentenced to death row but Sanford was 13 years old and although he committed such an atrocious crime he was a juvenile and should have been trialed as such. Has he not paid for his crimes enough in not only years but also through non existent life experiences? So much for decreasing sentences on good behaviour. Also why give them the small hope for parole if they choose the day you die anyway. What happened to human rights? I say we should sign a petition and get Sanford out! Such a shame.
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I too would like to write to him. Why did I watch this I feel saddened knowing that there are decent and unfortunate people out there.
Karen

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Ditto Julia.
He should not be there!!.
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Julia wrote:
How do I write to this man? I am intrigued and inspired by his story.
I want to write to him aswell how can we find the address ?
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I completely agree with u, even though he committed such an awful crime I feel he has more than paid for it, after all he was a young boy then and now I'm guessing he's a different person. How can they justify giving a child a sentence meant for an adult. He's not on death row but the legal system have given him a death sentence. Hearing his story brought tears to my eyes .
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I too would like to write for him. I felt like crying, he's just a child. He did not know what he was doing, he's paid for his crime!
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Same here such a sad story! Very moving
How can we find the details to right to him?
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You can write to Ronald L Sanford here:

875353 Sanford Ronald L
Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row
Michigan City, IN 46360
USA

You can send gift packages bought here:

http://www.icaredirect.com/en-US/CorIndiana/I... ;
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'Decent' Yasmin! he murdered two elderly people!
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Delusional women! He killed two people I felt sorry for him but you have to pay for the mistakes you make. How would you like it if he killed your nan for not allowing him to cut her grass. He should be eligible for parole sooner but 25years is abit soon to be calling for someone to be released for double murder
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I'm totally intrigued by this guy and I'm most definitely going to write to him. The quote on his wall is going to be my next tattoo.
Jade

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How can you this man does not deserve to be there? Yes he semmed well together an sad for his previous crime and i agree it is sad what time has been wasyed but he SHOULD be there had it have been your nan? Does it cross your mond to kill elderly people pr anyone in any case when you dont et a desired result? No. And if in any case he has been a perfect prisioner why is he still in sich conditions and not in the more open and less restricted parts of the prision? There mist be some deep phycological issues, more than meets the eye. He took a life therefore in my eyes hes deserved to lose his and all rights of oporyunity. For anyone to say he doesnt deserve to be there is insane. Interesting watch, yes but bottom line, je killed to women because they dint want their gass cut? The familys would be sock at your comments?
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What he done was more than awful at his young tender age. What possessed him to do it anyway? Far too young to want to murder not 1 but 2 people. How was his life as a young man? Is the question I raise. He may have witnessed so much with black people being murdered daily and for what? A life of senselessness, confusion and survival. I guess the bitterness and retaliation of his state mind lead Sanford to this crime. I am intrigued and saddened by his story. And I too feel the need to write to him as well, and petition for the human rights of men caged up for their Entirity. Shocking!!
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Julia wrote:
How do I write to this man? I am intrigued and inspired by his story.
875353 Sanford Ronald L
Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row
Michigan City, IN 46360
USA
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He's not on death row, he's serving 170 yrs without entitlement to parole until he is 100.
What he did was horrific and as they say you do a man's crime you do a man's time, but given he was just an impressionable 13 yr old child, should of been taken into account and hasn't he already served so enough time.. the system has failed him.
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How can you this man does not deserve to be there? Yes he seemed well together and clearly remorseful for his previous crime, i also agree it is sad what time has been wasted but he SHOULD be there?! had it have been your nan? Would you still feel 'brought to tears' or that HE was wronged?! Does it cross your minds at any age to kill elderly people or anyone in any case when you don't get a desired result? No. And if in any case he has been a 'perfect prisoner' why is he still in such conditions and not in the more open and less restricted areas of the prision? There must be some deep phycological issues, more than meets the eye. He took a life therefore in my eyes hes deserved to lose all human rights and all uf any of any possible life opportunity. For anyone to say he doesnt deserve to be there is insane. Interesting watch, yes but bottom line, he killed to women in cild blood because they didn't want or need their grass cutting? The family's would be sock at your comments? As am i? Would you say the same about a 13 convicted for killing a baby?'Petition to get him out' as he was only a child himself? Get a grip.
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I hear what you are saying, if he had kiled my nan I would of hated him but I would of also seen he was just a child who made a supid mistake.
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i agree entirely

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