Justice apparently doesn't matter in death penalty cases

posted by Jeff | Thursday, July 31, 2008, 3:56 PM | comments: 0

In this mess of a murder case, there is enough back and forth to make you scratch how this guy was ever convicted. With the information in the article, it could certainly go either way, but isn't either way "reasonable doubt?" And isn't that flaw in the system reason enough not to use the death penalty?

The worse part is this money quote:

King called the stay a serious setback for the prosecution. "There is a good chance he is going to escape his sentence before all is said and done," the attorney general said.

Uh, isn't the right outcome the goal of a criminal trial?

There's little doubt that the guy is a scumbag on some level, at least, that's the impression I get from his record. I still have an issue we have with putting people to death in a system that relies on judgment calls, often poor ones, of human beings.


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