80 year old gets 60 years in jail


#1

You guys hear about the guy who killed three civil rights workers in the 60’s? What do you think about the sentence? Giving 60 years to an 80 year old seems like overkill, but I agree with it. He commited the crime and the punishment shouldn’t change just because he’s older now.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/23/mississippi.killings/index.html


#2

he did the crime now he does the time…age should have no factor


#3

He had it coming! I think he deserves every bit of it.


#4

He should’ve got the chair!


#5

funny thing is (i watched the testimony of a fellow KKK member of his when he was questioned)

well the guy’s friend who was also in the kkk lied in the 1st trial back in 1967 about what he knew. he then (in old age) came to tell the truth in this trial to “redeem” his soul… well, now he may get time for lieing under oath.

i totally agree he (the murderer) should be punished
so should the friend who lied back in 1967

but what ever happened to double jeopardy? just b/c of a jury deadlock back then… well, i just didnt know you could be tried again after a verdict or deadlock has been reached…


#6

Anyone think it was ironic that this guy was (a) a part-time preacher and (b) had the last name Killen?


#7

[size=7]NO[/size]

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j/k[/size]


#8

I think double jeopardy applies only if there was a verdict…guilty or not guilty. Deadlock just means there was no verdict…not guilty or innocent.


#9

Care’s right. It only applies if a verdict was agreed on by a jury.


#10

[quote=dt3]You guys hear about the guy who killed three civil rights workers in the 60’s? What do you think about the sentence? Giving 60 years to an 80 year old seems like overkill, but I agree with it. He commited the crime and the punishment shouldn’t change just because he’s older now.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/23/mississippi.killings/index.html[/quote]

He has been the number one suspect for over 30 years. There was an admittance of guilt but couldn’t use it in court.


#11

Re: RE: 80 year old gets 60 years in jail

[quote=AtlanticBlue99]funny thing is (i watched the testimony of a fellow KKK member of his when he was questioned)

well the guy’s friend who was also in the kkk lied in the 1st trial back in 1967 about what he knew. he then (in old age) came to tell the truth in this trial to “redeem” his soul… well, now he may get time for lieing under oath.

i totally agree he (the murderer) should be punished
so should the friend who lied back in 1967

but what ever happened to double jeopardy? just b/c of a jury deadlock back then… well, i just didnt know you could be tried again after a verdict or deadlock has been reached…[/quote]

what may have happened (with the dj issue) is that maybe some evidence was acquired not in accordance to the ways the evidence should have ben obtained, and if that happens, the evidence has to be thrown out of court… maybe the evidence thrown out was the major deciding factor for whether or not he was guilty back in '67… so they ruled deadlock, so the prosecutors could get more evidence…

:dunno


#12

yea- makes sense… atleast he got what he deserved


#13

Man, these threads aren’t as fun when everyone agrees…