January 12, 2005
Noteworthy pleas to stop executions
The scheduled executions of doubler murderer Donald Beardslee in California next week and of serial killer Michael Ross in Connecticut the following week continue to produce amazing developments and stories.
From California, this article details that a "former San Quentin State Prison warden and a juror who voted for Donald Beardslee's execution are urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to commute his sentence to life without parole."
From Connecticut, this article reports that the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state's Board of Pardons and Parole in an effort to force the Board to hold a hearing to consider commuting Ross' death sentence to life in prison.
For more recent posts on capital clemency developments and issues, see
- Indiana capital commutation and other capital news
- The capital story of clemency
- Sister Prejean's powerful perspective
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I am a student. I do not believe that rehab would even help in this case. So, therefore I believe execution is the only viable option, esp. for this crime.
Posted by: Jim | Jan 12, 2005 1:56:09 AM
Even if they kill Beardslee, this still could be good news for Scott Peterson. Beardslee committed two murders in 1981 and the Cal Supremes affirmed his death sentence in 91. Perhaps they could call this type of penalty "25 years to Death."
Posted by: Sparky | Jan 12, 2005 9:56:31 AM
The Death Penalty makes killer's of us all! Stop the Death Penalty. We do not have the right to take a life just as the person on Death Row did not have that right. He should have life in prison. Killing is wrong..
Posted by: Donna | Jan 18, 2005 3:10:39 AM
If a person is guilty, beyond any shadow of a doubt, they should be destroyed as quickly
and emotionlessly as possible. We need to conserve every $ we have here in California. After al, it costs a mere $68.83 to actually execute those maggots, why house them for 15 years? They waived that "right" when they played god and mercilessly slaughtered those poor girls. Did THEY get a chance? TO HELL WITH HIM I SAY!
Posted by: AnnieChrist | Jan 19, 2005 3:16:06 AM