Man on Virginia death row asks to be electrocuted

There are 9 comments on the WTKR-TV Norfolk story from Jul 1, 2009, titled Man on Virginia death row asks to be electrocuted. In it, WTKR-TV Norfolk reports that:

A Virginia man set to be executed later this month for killing a 16-year-old girl and bragging about it in a letter to prosecutors when he thought he no longer could be charged wants to die by electrocution.

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shallow stan

Hampton, VA

#1 Jul 2, 2009
Let's figure out exactly what he wants, and then not give it to him.
How about death by man eating wild pigs???
okie dokie

Suffolk, VA

#2 Jul 2, 2009
then by all means throw the switch already.
Laws Challenged

Gaithersburg, MD

#3 Oct 1, 2009
okie dokie wrote:
then by all means throw the switch already.
Let John Muhammad ask for the chair. Would that make more sense? Then the state can feed him to the sewer rats. The families of the victims would like that. The court judge said that that would be a good idea too.
WOW

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Oct 2, 2009
WoW.

I think electrocution is an easy way out. Too quick. He has probably found that 1/1,000,000,000th of conscious and it is eating him up, so the easiest way to get away from your thoughts are....

Plus, I don't believe in death penalty, electrocution etc. We kill him for killing someone, then who punishes us for killing him?
the injustice system

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Oct 2, 2009
It's a catch 22, if we house them for life, we as tax payers are responsible for their housing, food and medical care until they're dead, if we sentence them to death then we as tax payers are responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dollars of cost racked up in the legal system. There is no good outcome here. A man selfishly and unremorsefully took the life of a sixteen year old girl, and a family is left without a daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter. No matter how this man is executed, it's a sad sucky situation all around.
Chip from PA

Dover, DE

#6 Oct 7, 2009
Get on with it already! This POS vermin is the epitome of evil and an unremorseful, brazen, arrogant A-hole. When will our society wake up and allow justice to be served in these "worst of the worst" cases? The scumyers have pushed their pro-criminal agenda so effectively that they have practically neutralized capital punishment in this country - and argue how it is not a deterrent to crime! Simply put, it IS a deterrent as those executed can NEVER EVER murder again! Its effectiveness would be significantly enhanced if the endless (and in many cases frivolous) appeals processes were streamlined - another gift courtesy of the liberal left and the greed-driven scumyers.
Anyway, Powell's case is a no-doubt-about-it slam dunk conviction with no question s remaining as to his guilt; the last ditch double jeopardy argument has no merit so execute him NOW!!!
SuperiorNation

Springfield, VA

#7 Nov 17, 2009
WOW wrote:
WoW.
I think electrocution is an easy way out. Too quick. He has probably found that 1/1,000,000,000th of conscious and it is eating him up, so the easiest way to get away from your thoughts are....
Plus, I don't believe in death penalty, electrocution etc. We kill him for killing someone, then who punishes us for killing him?
Obviously the cold weather that far North has decreased the blood supply to your brain. The "state" doesn't "murder", it does exact justice, a foreign concept to you, apparently. Weak little nations like Canada can grouse about it all they want, but we NEED your justice system like we need your pathetic medical system.
Chip from PA

Pontiac, MI

#8 Nov 21, 2009
SuperiorNation wrote:
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Obviously the cold weather that far North has decreased the blood supply to your brain. The "state" doesn't "murder", it does exact justice, a foreign concept to you, apparently. Weak little nations like Canada can grouse about it all they want, but we NEED your justice system like we need your pathetic medical system.
Amen to that, Superior. That pucilanimous pipsqueak from CanuckLand is a cipher - and beyond that, his statement appears contradictory.
fish 100

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Nov 21, 2009
Maybe we can get thinking free to hold his hand when they turn the juice on!!!!!

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