Death Penalty Racial Bias?
I used to be all for the death penalty – i figured that the legal system did such a great job that never in my wildest dreams would innocent people be sent to prison, let alone be sentenced to death. Naive, i know, but i was young, misinformed and maybe even in a little bit of denial? But these days, although i’m still happy to see certain offenders ‘get whats coming to them’ i’m a lot more cautious. Cases such as the highly controversial ‘West Memphis Three’ as well as other cases i’ve read about over the past few years where death row inmates have been exonerated after years on death row have made me start questioning the criminal justice systems effectiveness for extraditing the truth.
Six Death Sentences To One Defendant, Making a Point Maybe?
36 year old Dale Hausner has already been sentenced to six… yes that’s right, six, death sentences for his instigator role in the 14 month killing spree in Phoenix. Said spree left 6 people dead and 19 others injured with the victims including pedestrians, cyclists, dogs and even horses but this week co-defendant Samuel Dietman, who is the primary witness against Hausner and who has pleaded guilty to sometimes joining him on the crimes is pleading for leniency, hoping to avoid the death penalty.