"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Monday, March 26, 2012

Killer kills in prison

California inmate serving a life sentence kills fellow inmate.

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.

4 comments:

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

Once again, it's proven the only way to stop a murderer from killing more people is to put him to death for the first murder(s) he's caught doing. I wish Mark shea and his supporters could nderstand this simple fact of life.

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...
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Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

Tom, have you seen Shea's latest on the dp? head over to CAEI, read it, and roast it here!

Tom McKenna said...

Yes, I saw it, tried to comment, but Shea is not interested in "dialogue" when it involves positions contrary to his own.

I've posted on it here.