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Parole Board recommends execution for Bucyrus killer

There are 29 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Aug 19, 2010, titled Parole Board recommends execution for Bucyrus killer. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

A panel recommended today that Gov. Ted Strickland not spare the life of a man convicted of murdering three people in Bucyrus in 1994 in a case that has drawn national attention.

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Collins54

Lewis Center, OH

#1 Aug 19, 2010
This guy is an undisputed leader of a cocaine trafficking operation, a shadowy world of lies, brutality and violence. The Parole Board got it right on this one. All the money defending this type of llife long criminal should be spent on the victims of the crimes. Only liberals are obsessed with the rights of criminals to this degree.
sue

Galena, OH

#2 Aug 19, 2010
Here we go. Why do they even bother to put someone on death row. I say the convicted on death row should always die the same year they are sent to death row.

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 19, 2010
Yeah Sue, it would be really great for us to have killed all the men that have been found innocent years later due to DNA advances, etc. recently. Also, if the Attorney General (former) whose job it is to advise and work with the state county PROSECUTORS, actually thinks there are doubts, then it should be delayed at the minimum. I'm sorry, but when balancing the chance of killing an innocent man when you could give them life without parole versus your need for revenge - call me crazy, but avoiding the former is much more important than satisfying your bloodlust.
Hmmmmm

Delphos, OH

#4 Aug 19, 2010
So this man is going to be executed because he went after witnesses who were going to "blow the whistle" on him.

But when Michael Connell was going to "blow the whistle" on who hacked the 2004 Ohio election, instead of "taking the fall" for it himself, he died in a mysterious plane crash and no one was ever indicted for either the plane crash, the hacked election, or for going after the witness.

Kind of makes you think "justice" only applies to certain people, doesn't it?
Educated Fool

Austin, TX

#5 Aug 19, 2010
How can you call this man innocent? He was the leader of a concaine ring. And even if he did not pull the trigger, these people were killed because of what this man was doing. That makes him guilty in my book. He should have been executed YEARS ago. The people at The Innocence Project need to quit wasting their money on criminals and devote it to the true innocent people here... The VICTIMS!
Totally innocent people do not get convicted of MURDER. There is a very good reason they brought up on charges in this case. If one was COMPLETELY 100% INNOCENT, they never would have been included in the investigation, except maybe to rule them out as a suspect.
Execute him soon and quit wasting my tax dollars on this scum.
Ummm really

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Aug 19, 2010
Educated Fool wrote:
How can you call this man innocent? He was the leader of a concaine ring. And even if he did not pull the trigger, these people were killed because of what this man was doing. That makes him guilty in my book. He should have been executed YEARS ago. The people at The Innocence Project need to quit wasting their money on criminals and devote it to the true innocent people here... The VICTIMS!
Totally innocent people do not get convicted of MURDER. There is a very good reason they brought up on charges in this case. If one was COMPLETELY 100% INNOCENT, they never would have been included in the investigation, except maybe to rule them out as a suspect.
Execute him soon and quit wasting my tax dollars on this scum.
Maybe you should look up the name: Raymond Towler... a COMPLETELY 100% INNOCENT man that went to prison
boo hoo

Bowling Green, OH

#7 Aug 19, 2010
Jenn H wrote:
Yeah Sue, it would be really great for us to have killed all the men that have been found innocent years later due to DNA advances, etc. recently. Also, if the Attorney General (former) whose job it is to advise and work with the state county PROSECUTORS, actually thinks there are doubts, then it should be delayed at the minimum. I'm sorry, but when balancing the chance of killing an innocent man when you could give them life without parole versus your need for revenge - call me crazy, but avoiding the former is much more important than satisfying your bloodlust.
If he wasn't the leader of the drug ring, would the 3 people, to include a 4yo girl, be dead now? This man is not innocent, it doesn't matter if he pulled the trigger or not, he is responsible for those murders. If you commit a felony and the result is a death during the commision of that felony, the state will put you to death. It is a load of manure that anyone is sticking up for the p.o.s., you should be ashamed. His actions or his orders lead to the murders of 3 people, did I mention that one was A 4YO GIRL!!!! Give me a break.
tanya

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Aug 19, 2010
Educated Fool wrote:
How can you call this man innocent? He was the leader of a concaine ring. And even if he did not pull the trigger, these people were killed because of what this man was doing. That makes him guilty in my book. He should have been executed YEARS ago. The people at The Innocence Project need to quit wasting their money on criminals and devote it to the true innocent people here... The VICTIMS!
Totally innocent people do not get convicted of MURDER. There is a very good reason they brought up on charges in this case. If one was COMPLETELY 100% INNOCENT, they never would have been included in the investigation, except maybe to rule them out as a suspect.
Execute him soon and quit wasting my tax dollars on this scum.
Exactly even if he didnt pull the trigger. If he didnt pull the trigger then he should just be going to prison for the things he was doing not be killed because of what someone else did. You obviously dont know your history because there have been many innocent people that have been convicted of MURDER. U need to follow up on investigation processes because your innnocent until proven guily . God people make me sick when they think that they know everything. This is common sences retards!!
tanya

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Aug 19, 2010
boo hoo wrote:
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If he wasn't the leader of the drug ring, would the 3 people, to include a 4yo girl, be dead now? This man is not innocent, it doesn't matter if he pulled the trigger or not, he is responsible for those murders. If you commit a felony and the result is a death during the commision of that felony, the state will put you to death. It is a load of manure that anyone is sticking up for the p.o.s., you should be ashamed. His actions or his orders lead to the murders of 3 people, did I mention that one was A 4YO GIRL!!!! Give me a break.
If he didnt puull the trigger then he shouldnt be convicted of murder. Ebver think of the family why they were killed? First of all shouldnt put your damn kids around the crap in the first place. Its like using your kids as shields knowing that they are going to be shot first and go through them to you!! u have a lot of nerve to sit here and talk abnout this crap. A YO girl? she shouldnt have been around the crap anyways. IF HE DIDNT PULL THE TRIGGER DOESNT MEAN HE A MURDERER.
Barrack

Dublin, OH

#10 Aug 19, 2010
First comes the crime, then comes arrest, a trial, and sentence!....Dealing in drugs is a bad thing, the punishment for doing it should be sever!!!!!, murder is murder. If the state has the evidence on old Rodney, then give him the needle also!....at his age if he gets out he will go back into the former biz.....
Barrack

Dublin, OH

#11 Aug 19, 2010
For what it costs the taxpayers to try, house, and feed DRUG Dealers,and the lives ruined, the penalty when caught should be an automatic appointment with the "Blue Juice" at Lucasville......Murder is secondary to Dealing!
WOW

Columbus, OH

#12 Aug 19, 2010
You people are no different..........barbarians
Ohio Resident

Columbus, OH

#14 Aug 19, 2010
sue wrote:
Here we go. Why do they even bother to put someone on death row. I say the convicted on death row should always die the same year they are sent to death row.
AGREE - or within 6 months to save on the cost to keep them.
UBEKIDDIN

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 19, 2010
True Deal...I bet your a trollin here ..if not your a freakin street lizard that should be rolled on...keepin it real ...YEEEEEEEEEE
YoYoYo

Findlay, OH

#16 Aug 19, 2010
No one is innocent. We're all guilty of something and we all have a death sentence. Some just sooner than others.
Educated Fool

Austin, TX

#17 Aug 19, 2010
Ummm really wrote:
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Maybe you should look up the name: Raymond Towler... a COMPLETELY 100% INNOCENT man that went to prison
Raymond Towlers a rare exception. However, there is no way he was completely innocent. Maybe not involved in this crime, but for some reason, the authorities felt he was a viable suspect. Karma is a bitch. If you don't get caught right away for your crimes, it will eventually come back to get you.
Hungry

United States

#18 Aug 19, 2010
It does not matter whether he committed the crime or not. We punish for two reasons: deterrence and retribution.

If he did not commit the crime, and we put him to death, society is still deterred from committing murder (because we are willing to put people to death for it). If he did not commit the crime, and we put him to death, the family is still satisfied (because the person they believe killed their relatives is dead). They have achieved the retribution against him that society otherwise prohibits.

I object to use of the word "innocent" no one is "innocent" except, perhaps, pre-cognitive children and animals.

If we are believers in a God, we should not be concerned because all scores will be settled in the afterlife.

If he had a procedurally proper trial, then the Constitution was satisfied. So you see, it does not matter whether he was innocent or not; of the crime with which he was charged, or of any other.
Educated Fool

Austin, TX

#19 Aug 19, 2010
To all you people that are sympathyzing with a drug dealer as yourself this question... WHY? If it were your mother, your 4 year old sister and your aunt that were killed for no reason, wouldn't you want the same thing? Wouldn't this man be guilty in your eyes? If you kill someone, even accidently while committing a felony, you can be sentenced to death. This man was committing a felony (dealing drugs), and if he didn't pull the trigger himself, he probably ordered the killing of this infromant and/or his family. Therefore, he is still guilty of murder and conspiracy.

If you hire a hitman, you are still guilty of murder.

I doubt the family members of this informant were killed in some unrelated isolated incident. The man is guilty, one way or another.
Just Another Cynic

Columbus, OH

#20 Aug 19, 2010
FINALLY...FINALLY, our illustrious parole board - you know, the parole board that now contains the disgraced former director of Public Safety, thank you Gov - made a GOOD decision. If you read their report, you have to ask yourself what Petro and all the other cry babies were thinking about when they started lobbying for this dirtbag killer Keith.
Ted HIMSELF

Columbus, OH

#21 Aug 19, 2010
UBEKIDDIN wrote:
True Deal...I bet your a trollin here ..if not your a freakin street lizard that should be rolled on...keepin it real ...YEEEEEEEEEE
Yes, yes. That's EXACTLY what I think President Obama. By the way, when do I get the check from yesterday's fund raising? Have you seen the latest polls in Ohio? I need that money!!

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