Alabama kidnapper gets 200 year sentence.

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  1. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  2. trip286

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    Dammit man. I have no love for criminals, but I think that's a little stiff. Was a middling sentencing for each offense that would total 100 years not enough? He could get out on parole at around 80 years old, which could be a hasher penalty in itself.
     

  3. bamashooter68

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    Well he was already a convicted felon. Doesnt look like he has learned anything from his prior run in's with the law. I say he is where he needs to be. Worthless is as worthless does.
     
  4. trip286

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    Really though. 200 years? Why not just the death penalty? Save a lot of money...
     
  5. andrewwanca

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    No kidding. Death penalty and move on. It is expensive providing cable tv and 3 meals a day for these scum bags.

    Done.
     
  6. texaswoodworker

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    IIRC, death penalty trials are insanely expensive. A few sites evened claimed that they are more expensive than sentencing someone to life, then supporting them until they die. He also didn't commit a death penalty worthy crime.
    I'm with trip on this one. He deserved a lot of time, but 200 years is a bit excessive.
     
  7. bohunter85

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    The average cost to house someone for life is 500,000 dollars +\-, average cost to try, convict and put someone to death is 17 million, +\- He's where he belongs!
     
  8. Rarity

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    It must really stink to be him
    200 years is quite an investment. :eek:
     
  9. c3shooter

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    I remember one in VA that had a double life sentence plus 210 years. Remember him because we were looking for him when he escaped.
     
  10. Jagermeister

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    Not all men are sheeple. Not all women are weak. Not all children are helpless. That is my only warning to anybody who wants to f k with my family. 200 years is not so bad when you consider the alternative of what real Americans can do protecting themselves. I know many of you can say the same thing.


    Picture of a German executioners robe and sword. Middle Ages.
     

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  11. tomgodd

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    Agree....I am sick of paying for these guys aswell.
     
  12. MisterMcCool

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    It is unlikely he will serve the entire sentence.
     
  13. DFlynt

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    Dude has previous felonies, I think 200 years is about the minimum amount of time for him to serve.
     
  14. Overkill0084

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    Call me a softy, but I think 150 years would have been plenty. With him eligible for parole at 130 years. ;)
     
  15. trip286

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    I guess the thing I'm getting at is this: I just think "200 years" is a bit arbitrary. Someone just mentioned the comparison of costs, with a death penalty conviction being 17+ mil, and a life in prison term being around 500k.

    Okay, that's a big disparity. Life in prison it is... But why not just say, "Mr. Criminal, you will stay in prison until you're dead." Why, "200 years"? Just seems silly to me. Maybe just because they have to actually use a number...
     
  16. Vincine

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    I most vehemently disagree! These people are NOT worthless!

    There are hundreds of thousands of people who need kidneys, lungs, corneas, hearts, etc.
     
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  17. alsaqr

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    The scumgag got what he deserved. Its not like he was a choir boy who stole from the donation plate. From the article.


    “We’re asking for max and consecutive sentences,” Shields said. “He’s got a prior gun offense. He’s truly a danger to the community.”
     
  18. trip286

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    I freaking love the way you think!
     
  19. MisterMcCool

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    That's funny right there. I don't care who you are.
     
  20. JTJ

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    Unless someone is caught literally red handed, I am not in favor of the death penalty. There have been too many wrongful convictions and the cost of a death penalty trial and subsequent appeals is staggering. However I am in favor of bringing back oared galleys.:rolleyes: Seriously an incarcerated criminal does not deserve luxuries and should have to work for privileges. They might just learn a sense of value.
    Do not construe this post to mean I would not shoot someone threatening my family or myself. That would be pretty red handed.
     
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