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prayers of comfort, support, love and healing to all those hurting
perfectly said "connected"
my only issue however is how someone can be released from prison only 4 years later after being charged with attempted murder. i feel in my heart this one is on our judicial system.
The man he shot five times died, after he got out of prison, from cancer of the lung caused by shrapnel left from his wounds. Isn't Liberalism great?
The death penalty is still law in Kansas, but if you look at how many times it has been implemented since it was reinstated, you'll know all you need to know. I'm not a death penalty proponent, but I can't feel help but feel that this monster is beyond hope.
What's wrong with life without parole? It will keep him off the streets.
it is actually cheaper too
"What's wrong with life without parole?"
While in jail, inmates can be very violent. They attack each other, causing injury and sometimes death. Sometimes the violent attacks are directed at guards, who then suffer the injuries and death. And on some rare occasions, they escape and cause even more injury and death to the innocents on the streets. Then there are the instances where those on the inside conspire with those on the outside to continue with their criminal enterprises, which again, includes acts of violence and death. Other than that, life without parole is great.
He would be depleting Oxygen that could be better used by someone else.
it will keep him off the streets UNTIL some bleeding heart judge thinks the prisons are overcrowded and lets him OUT! It has happened in the past, it will happen again!
It is not the legal system, it is the legislature who is to blame for short sentences and no discretion of the judges and parole boards. The legislature does not want to pay for prisons, so it established sentencing and parole rules that let people off the hook way too soon. In fact, it takes a lot just to get any prison time at all these days. Prisons cost money and that would require more taxes. Taxes that the legislature does not want to impose. These rules have been in place for some time so it is really not the current legislature's fault that we have what we have. The current legislature could, however, correct the problem.
He served 4 years which is less than the minimum for the crime he committed. I believe attempted murder allows for a sentence of 5-20 years or thereabouts. That doesn't include sentencing for using a firearm which is supposed to add as much as 10 years to a sentence. I think in this case a judge’s discretion might have acted against the interests of the people. In cases of violent crimes there should be harsher sentences with strict guidelines.
Give himlife in prison, locate him in the general population and see how long he last. I can think of a numerous ways this animal could be dealt but I'll use some restraint. This diseased, sick animal needs to go down. That little baby's blood is on the hands of the people who should have put him away. He walks into a man's garage and shoots him five times but is allowed to plea down to second degree. Just having laws doesn't equal justice and justice demands he goes down. Hardhawk is right too, fix the system, so these kind of animals go down for their crimes.
I'm just heart sick for this child and her family. God help us!
I bet he only served a partial sentence out of the 4 year sentence.
Who was the prosecutor who allowed the reduced plea? Fire him/her.
Who is the judge who accepted the reduced plea? Vote him/her out of office.
They may not be doing their job in a diligent manner.
He served a little over four years in prison and three years on parole.
he will not be looked down on in prison because he killed a child, sad but true, now if he was a child molester you would have a whole different story
I'm not dismissing it just stating as someone who worked in federal prisons, murder of any age is not looked down on in general, by child molesters are guaranteed to have a hard stay there
One reason there may not be as many comments as we are used to on stories like this is because until just a few hours ago, commenting was disabled on this story.
I kind of tend to agree with all of you so far. If he had used something besides a .22 or .25, he probably would have killed that guy in 05. Not saying he should have, but the legal system should have realized he had no qualms about killing a person. But to kill a baby is just off the charts. Why couldn't this ba#%&rd have just left the baby? She would have been found by the people who found the mom. The needle is too good for this piece of human detritus. I don't understand that kind of depravity. I know many of you don't believe, but God will deal with this "thing". That is, after gen. pop. have their way with him. My thoughts & prayers to the families & friends hurt by this animal.
Our system...for some stupid reason...rewards failure. ATTEMPTING to commit a crime carries a lesser sentence, when all that really means is that you tried, but failed. Why should being too stupid, incompetent, lazy, etc. to complete the crime you are trying to commit be any less "bad" than getting it done???
All of the legal stuff aside...God bless the families of the victims. I pray that little Lana-Leigh is spending this Mother's Day in the loving and peaceful embrace of her mother. What a tragic way to be together, but at least they ARE together.
VoiceOfReason...your last paragraph is beautifully stated...makes me weep profusely for this little one taken so hideously. Your words have given me comfort. Thank you.
I can only imagine why so many of the searchers need counseling after looking for this precious baby, Lana Leigh...all I could think of while reading this is my beloved granddaughter. I have no more words.
All the lawyers, judges and definitely the probation board should be required to watch that old movie 'The Bad Seed' before going to work. There are people who are just plain not human and should be locked up.
Do you remember the "good 'ol days" when hanging used to be public, and people would excitedly gather at the town square to watch? It feels more and more like our society is headed this way; pretty soon there will probably even be a reality show about it. Our blood thirst for criminals is growing disturbing.
I hope he receives justice, and am glad its not up to me to decide what that justice is.
I am glad to see that this poor family at least won't have to go through the torture of forever wondering "what if?" At least they can bury their precious grandchild and try to get through life. Blessings to all the volunteers, police, etc. who gave of their time and their hearts' blood to make sure this precious baby was found.
As to the perpetrator of these crimes,I'm putting aside the thoughts I'm having about what should be done to him, and remembering that he will face a greater Judge than any that can be found here on earth. Hopefully sooner, rather than later. That's all I'll say on that.
My heart goes out to all who have been touched by these senseless acts.
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