The indictment alleges that [Samuel] Stone murdered Michael Anita on July 30, 2003, while they were housed in a segregation unit at the U.S. penitentiary in Atwater. At the time, Stone was serving a life sentence for two separate homicides in 1999, according to a joint news release from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento.Stone, 32, "from at least age 15 and continuing into his adult life, engaged in a continuing pattern of violent criminal conduct," the notice of intent states.The Anita murder "involved serious physical abuse to the victim," and was committed "after substantial planning and premeditation," the notice says.Further, it says, Stone "has displayed no remorse for the murder," and he "poses a continuing danger" to inmates, prison guards and other officials "at correctional institutions where he is or will be incarcerated."Life imprisonment does not render offenders harmless; it simply shifts the risk of re-offense from the general public to inmates and prison staff.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Killer kills in prison
California inmate serving a life sentence kills fellow inmate.