What would you do in this murder case?:

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1 Rottweiler11th Feb 2011 06:18:45 PM from Portland, Oregon
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Background: In the state of Oregon, the law requires the death sentence be given by a unanimous jury. Judges can't do it.

If you were a juror in this aggravated murder case, what would your initial thoughts be?
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I think the death sentence would be too kind. Life in prison, general population would be more fitting.
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3 joeyjojo11th Feb 2011 06:31:40 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
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Agreed, death is too good for some people.
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4 Barkey11th Feb 2011 06:34:59 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Death penalty for her, felony neglect charges on the husband.

I'd have to use every iota of strength as a juror not to leap out of the box and beat the mother to death myself.

I don't like the prolonging of suffering, even for those who deserve it. End her miserable life and get it over with is my vote. I'll pull the damn switch myself.

edited 11th Feb '11 6:35:41 PM by Barkey

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My first thoughts would be that she deserves a slow and painful death, like the one she inflicted on her daughter. Then, when the RAEG subsides, I would realise that this would never happen, as death penalties have to be "humane." As such, I agree with the above: life in prison with the general population would be pretty good.
6 Madrugada11th Feb 2011 06:37:49 PM , Relationship Status: In season
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Frankly, that's the sort of thing oubliettes are perfect for.
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It's times like this I wish Hell was a real place, because no earthly punishment is enough for this creature.
8 Chagen4611th Feb 2011 06:39:07 PM from I don't really know
Just send her to prison and let her get raped to death.

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9 joeyjojo11th Feb 2011 06:47:12 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
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11 MarkVonLewis11th Feb 2011 07:11:28 PM from Somewhere in Time , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Well, I say we just shoot the bitch with a .30-06 to the head and be done with it.

edited 11th Feb '11 7:11:50 PM by MarkVonLewis

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12 Rottweiler11th Feb 2011 07:11:48 PM from Portland, Oregon
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[up][up] What are your thoughts on the sentencing, though?

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13 KCK11th Feb 2011 07:12:59 PM from In your closet
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That aside, I strongly advocate the death penalty in this case.

edited 11th Feb '11 7:16:32 PM by Madrugada

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I never advocate the death penalty on a matter of principle. That said, these are the cases that convince me that a lifetime of hard labour for the state (leasable to private investors, the state could make some money this way) is a valid punishment.

Anyone who does this is too evil or too insane to be redeemable for use in society, and somebody's gotta make those license plates. Hope all that beating your defenseless kid gave you strong arms bitch, you're gonna damn well use 'em.
15 Rottweiler11th Feb 2011 07:37:05 PM from Portland, Oregon
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[up] Interesting that you should say "or insane." One of the defendant's two public defenders tried to ask a question leading toward her having been mentally incapacitated at that time, and you wouldn't believe how fast the judge sustained the prosecutor's objection.
“Love is the eternal law whereby the universe was created and is ruled.” — St. Bernard
I'm okay with the death penalty in cases like this. A quick, clean death. It's not like this sort of person is going to be rehabilitated anyway. Though comments expressing interest in making the woman suffer before dying disturb me.
17 Tzetze11th Feb 2011 07:49:42 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
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^^Want her in jail forever/death penalty instead of in a hospital forever, I guess.

Does Oregon even have the death penalty? EDIT: Yes it does, this is what I get for skipping threads.

edited 11th Feb '11 7:50:07 PM by Tzetze

18 Chagen4611th Feb 2011 08:13:12 PM from I don't really know

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20 Barkey11th Feb 2011 08:45:09 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Who'd a thunk it!

I wouldn't be sympathetic though.
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21 Chagen4611th Feb 2011 08:45:28 PM from I don't really know

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22 KCK11th Feb 2011 08:47:34 PM from In your closet
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23 Barkey11th Feb 2011 08:50:32 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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I believe in turning a blind eye to the suffering of folks like that, but if it were up to me it'd be a quick, clean, expedited death sentence.
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24 SpainSun11th Feb 2011 08:52:39 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
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Wonder why the hell the jury decided to call up a 16 year old schoolboy with little to no knowledge of the legal system, and a very muddled morality.

The actual decision would depend on a number of factors, including how sympathetic the case was to me, and when the last time I held my teddybear was.

edited 11th Feb '11 8:53:15 PM by SpainSun

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Intentionally making someone suffer for their crimes would lessen me as a person. It serves no purpose other than satisfaction, and when you're getting satisfaction from someone's pain something is wrong.

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