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The Joseph Duncan case

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by sportschick, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The one case (the man killed a family, kidnapped the two youngest children, raped and abused them before killing the boy, and was caught when he took the girl into a Denny's) that actually could make me change my mind about the death penalty has gone to a jury finally.

    I haven't been able to read anything about it more than the headlines in our paper. It's too disturbing. I know a lot people who have children struggle with these sorts of cases, but I don't have any and I still can't deal with it.

    I don't know that this thread really has a purpose other than me being disturbed.
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    It's also got me, a death penalty opponent, reconsidering it. What a horrible case.
  3. I've only heard the basic details. I won't even click on the link because I don't want to know more. Are they deciding whether or not he gets teh death penalty, or if he's guilty/innocent?

    Anyway, I think there's no question that some people deserve to die. Should we be making that decision? I don't know.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Oh, and our local TV station broadcast a report on the girl's testimony without a warning about graphic content on it's 5 p.m. news. It's the last time I'll watch that channel's newscast for a while. I didn't realize it was coming on until they started talking about what the little girl said cause I was in the other room.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    He pleaded guilty. It's whether or not he gets the death penalty.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    It's only a matter of death penalty vs. life in prison forever. There's no doubt about guilt. He's not even disputing many of the facts. And if anyone deserves to die, it's him. I just struggle making that decision.
  7. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    The death penalty should be used frequently and publicly.
  8. Why?
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Do not turn this into a death penalty debate thread.
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Seriously? It was in your first post.
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    If it could be civil, sure, but if SixToe's setting the tone with shit like that, it's gonna get stupid and ugly and over the top in ridiculousness.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    The Ogden Hi-Fi murders was the first confirmation of my belief that certain killers must be tortured and then executed.
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