Skip to comments.Marine RichardKeech (China Marine; POW, etc.)Released From Prison...
Posted on 10/07/2009 6:32:57 AM PDT by gunnyg
Judge orders killer released on compassionate grounds Richard Keech, 89, was serving a life term for shooting his son-in-law to death in Long Beach in 1996. He suffers from dementia...
By Victoria Kim
In a quiet residential neighborhood in Long Beach 13 years ago, Dick Keech fired four shots at his son-in-law, who lay face-down on a neighbors lawn, bleeding from an earlier gunshot wound.
Its all over, he said later to a neighbor who ran out at the sound. He wont bother anyone anymore.
On Monday, a Long Beach judge said he would grant Keech, 89, the compassion he did not show his 47-year-old son-in-law, Nick Candy, at the time of the killing in 1996. Judge William T. Garner ordered Keech, who was serving a life term for murder, released on grounds that he is medically incapacitated. The World War II veteran suffers from progressive dementia and an accompanying sundowning syndrome causing severe confusion, depression and terror, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation report recommending his release. He has difficulty swallowing, spends most of his days confined to his bed or his geriatric chair, and is unable to do anything on his own, the report said. Read the rest of this entry » http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/gunny-g-re-marine-richard-keech-judge-orders-killer-released-on-compassionate-grounds/#more-9309
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Semper Fidelis Dick Gaines
Was his son-in-law threatening the family?
Are there mitigating circumstances to this story that weren't mentioned above? If not I say he should stay in prison.
Interesting. One man’s compassion is another’s bleeding heart. Too bad they can’t let the victim out of that pine box. So it goes.
“Was his son-in-law threatening the family?”
That’s your assignment, find out!
SUFFER NO FOOLS -Gunny G
Well, maybe it depends on why that person’s in the pine box in the first place.
Anyone, and I do mean anyone, harms my kids, they’re dead.
Why do online forums remind me of Hatlo’s They’ll Do It Every Time!
I’m sure everbody in Cell Block C’s got a good reason for what they did.
He was probably released to transfer the expense of maintaining a man in his condition to other sources.
Prisons are not nursing homes.
If his crime was so heinous, I’d have had no problem with the death penalty for him.
However, there is no point in keeping a person that no longer understands his punishment. This guy will die soon anyway, and a prison does NOT have the capability of dealing with Alzheimer’s patient in any case. It’s not as if he’s gonna go home and party down.
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