Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Abolition Effort Falls Short
Kudos to the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature for defeating an attempt to abolish capital punishment there.
Colorado is very sparing in imposing death sentences, with only two men on their death row.
One, Sir Mario Owens, ambushed and murdered an engaged couple because the male victim was about to testify against Owens' friend in the friend's trial for a separate murder.
Not surprisingly, Sir Mario was already a convicted murderer.
The second inmate is Nathan Dunlap, who mass-murdered four people in a Chuck-E-Cheese restaurant. This poster boy had previously been convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping.
Thank God the legislature didn't take the counsel of Archbishop Chaput, and declined to imperil the citizens of Colorado by taking away this important tool for protecting the public.