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September 11, 2012

Diverse headlines reporting diverse developments from diverse death penalty states

A busy day both in the news and in my life means I have to be content this morning to just provide this review of links to notable stories coming from a number of states concerning the administration of capital punishment:

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Thanks for posting these links.
Here's one state not covered here from last week.

From South Dakota, "SIOUX FALLS — A woman whose 9-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and slashed to death in South Dakota 22 years ago says she's raised enough money to attend the convicted killer's execution"

...Curl has said she doesn't believe Moeller's execution will help bring her closure, but she said she needs to be there..."

+ "“It's been hard,” Curl said by phone Tuesday evening. “All I could think about is how Beck fought when he was raping and murdering her. She lost."

+ [Tina] Curl said publicity... spawned a slew of negative comments online telling Curl to let it go and that she needs help."
+ "Everybody wants to put me down because I want to be there to see the execution," Curl, who has battled alcoholism said.

+ “I remember it every day,” she said.

|-{ "Travis Schulze of South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty...plans to use the group’s 750-name mailing list to organize a vigil to protest the execution on the week it occurs."

+ "[Rapist/Murderer Donald] Moeller has lost appeals on both the state and federal levels."
+ "For now, she's content knowing Moeller will finally face what she sees as justice for her daughter after Becky’s brutal 1990 death."

+ “Becky never got to have birthdays. Moeller still had birthdays,” Curl said.
+ “I remember it every day,” she said.

+ “And it's been nothing but hell for 22 years waiting for the day that the man who murdered my daughter would be put to death. It's been a long 22 years, let me tell you. I never thought I'd see the day.” ~~walb.com, argusleader.com

Posted by: Adamakis | Sep 11, 2012 11:03:30 AM

Total conversion to the Shaker religion would eventually eliminate the need for consideration of a death penalty .

DJB - Columbus OH 43209

Posted by: Anon. #3.14159 | Sep 11, 2012 11:04:45 AM

BTW #1:
No the mom does not 'need help' in the sense they mean it, and indeed could have moved toward 'letting it go' if not for anti-death penalty measures that have delayed the execution SINCE 1990!

The good news is that North Dakota criminal law is sufficiently moral and democratic to allow for this example of proportionate justice, the use of which is supported, I believe, by a plurality in all 50 states.

BTW #22:
Yes Claudio, I am the 'hangman's friend', as are the SEALS, and 70%-80% of my fellow Americans. {Actually, the SEALS are sacrificial, moral, courageous hangmen}.

Posted by: Adamakis | Sep 11, 2012 11:10:12 AM

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