I am in favor of the death penalty, but I do not think it is too much to ask that the criminal understand what crime he committed or understand the punishment he faces.
No, it means we don't kill someone who doesn't know what that is or why it's happening.
I'd have to know a lot more about it... I'm just saying if someone is truly insane or retarded and they commit a criminal act, society deserves to be protected...But it wouldn't be fair to treat them as if they knew what they were doing...I will give you an example of how "out of it" my friend's retarded brother is...We must have been fourteen or fifteen years old, playing baseball in some field...I was running the bases, barefoot, and must have stepped on a branch with so much force tha it t broke the skin severely...The bottom of my foot was bleeding bad, and there was dirt in the wound...I was scared it would become infected or even gangrenous...He thought it was funny... I don't think somebody that "out of it" knows the consequences of killing somebody...
But there are different degrees of retardation...
And we sse all of them at the DUmp.:DOriginally Posted by everyman68;37997[B
From UndergroundPanther(severe) to OMC.(Little to none.)
I am not a real pro death penalty person but it sounds like this guy is throwing every excuse at the courts:
Why was he out???In November, a federal appeals court rejected claims he was mentally retarded and ineligible for the death penalty, that his legal help earlier had been ineffective, that the Texas sentencing statute was unconstitutional and that he was innocent of the murder.
Evidence at his trial showed he pawned his stepmother's wedding ring and wrote fraudulent checks from the account of the family trucking business in Fort Worth. When Gertie Perkins showed up missing, police summoned to her home found a carpet removed, a phone cord disconnected and sheets missing from a bed.
(doesn't sound too retarded)
He became a suspect after detectives learned of his previous convictions in Ohio for rape and attempted rape and that he had been a suspect in two killings in Cleveland in the 1980s. When arrested, he directed his father and police to the body.
Perkins also acknowledged the slaying to a fellow inmate while awaiting trial and said his motive was robbery.
At the punishment phase of his trial, jurors heard testimony that he pleaded guilty to rape and attempted rape of two 12-year-old girls in 1982 and that he had been implicated in the strangulation of two women. One of them was the mother of the girl he raped. The other was the sister of his ex-wife.
In 1986, he had been paroled from Ohio after receiving a life prison term for the rape conviction. He was returned from parole eight years later but released again in February 2000. His stepmother's murder occurred 10 months later.
I don't really care if someone is mildly retarded or majorly retarded, once they kill it's time to get rid of them.
She always says they are retarded. There was one a while ago she was trying to save and she said "THEY TOLD HIM" he was something or other, so he thought he was. She has used this stuff before. And their pasts are always made up. I klnow she writes to them,but I think she starts them on a path leading them they really did not do it.Or that they could get away with it. I cant go look in her past posts to find how many she has tried to save.
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