Skip to comments.Steven Hayes Sentenced to Death in CT (Judge: "May God have mercy on your soul")
Posted on 12/02/2010 8:44:37 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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I need to try to be a better Christian, because I find it hard to wish for any mercy for this man.
Kinda cliche' isn't it?
Nonsense. He was sentenced to a free cot with free food where he will get to rape CT’s families for millions of dollars in appeals.
Evil ALWAYS wins.
The only bad thing about his conviction is that the state had to make a deal with his co-conspirator who, IMHO, is just as culpable as he was. They both should be dead. But, I don't have any doubt that neither will be dead in 20-years (save of course for prison-yard justice, which is a possibility).
I want him tortured first.
Point #1) Hope the EXPEDITE the appeals process so the father need not suffer any more than he has to.
Point #2) I would love to see his punishment be the same as he meted out on those poor girls.
Liberals will want him fired, and try to get the case nullified because he said God.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Anything over a yar is unacceptable in this case. He was caught red handed doing the acts.....nobody denies he did it. Why the delay....start the appeals today and get them fast-tracked.
How about may God take a piss on your head as he waves you down the chute to burn in hell
Evil does win....Too bad the husband just couldn’t shoot him in the head.....
What kind of “deal” did they make with the co-conspirator? The other guy (with the Russian last name) was actually the one whose idea it was, IIRC. He participated in everything and in fact was even the one who lit the fire. It’s hard to imagine that any deal could have been made to protect him.
I like the old fashioned term, "guilty beyond peradventure".
18 years on Death Row is nothing. In Florida we have murderers on Death Row since the 70’s who did their crimes in the 60’s. Really disgraceful.
I'm mistaken. No plea with Komisarjeski has been struck. His trial - as best I can tell - has not begun. I was under the impression that a plea had been negotiated. That is incorrect. Sorry for the confusion.
In the famous “double indemnity” case, the case on which the book and movie are very loosely based, the murder occured on March 20, 1927 and the murderers were executed on January 12, 1928, less than 10 months later. And that was an extremely high profile murder case.
In their last ditch appeal, the attorneys for the murdering bastards, Saco and Vanzetti, tried to have the sentence commuted because the interval between the verdict (July 14, 1921) and execution (August 23, 1927) constituted cruel and unusual punishment! The sentence was delayed because of the extraordinary circus put on by the defense, nevertheless, even in Texas, six years between verdict and execution would be considered swift these days.
This is why mortals don't qualify for the position of God. It seems like such an easy job, but not many of us, I fear, could do it.
Ross got death because he gave up his appeals and asked for death
Last CT execution before Ross was in 1960!!!!
The liberal defense lawyers will seize upon this to say the judge was a religious fanatic and the sentence should be reversed.
Just imagine if this occurred in a state that did not have the death penalty.
It reminds me of the Nazi saboteurs that were caught of the coasts of FL and NY (I think LI) in June of 1942. They were set ashore by U-Boat, on a mission to blow up military and civilian targets on US soil. They were apprehended virtually immediately, and none had been able to attempt their acts of sabotage, let alone successfully complete them.
They were all tried by military commission (yep, military commission), and all were found guilty. One man, a US national named Quirin became the defendant in the famous US Supreme Court case Ex parte Quirin, 317 U.S. 1 (1942). His life was sparred eventually, as was another US national who was caught. But, the remaining 8 (or 6, I can't remember) were executed as a result of the commission's guilty verdict. They were hanged until death in Washington DC on August 8, 1942 - roughly 9 weeks after they had been apprehended.
Today, we have people at Guantanamo that not only attempted sabotage and murder against America and her citizens, but were actually successful. None have been put to death, almost 10-years later.
I believe FDR made some remark about not wanting some sonofabitch filing a Habeus Corpus writ in that case.
Thank goodness! I know prosecutors make some crazy deals, but I honestly couldn’t see even a CT prosecutor making a deal with this guy!
You are correct. I am talking about convictions and sentencing after the 1972 decision. If you look at the current Florida Death Row roster, there are condemned murderers sitting on Death Row now who have been there for over 35 years, some who did their killing in the 60’s but were convicted and sentenced years later.
I believe that. FDR was a progressive pseudo-socialist who didn't hate his country. I'm pretty sure his kind are now extinct.
The other thing about this case, is that the commissions were held ENTIRELY in secret. Can you imagine being able to pull that off today?
The Constitution explicitly forbids ex-post facto laws. Any attempt to execute someone for a crime commited in the 1960’s using a law passed in 1972 would seem to me to run afoul of the Constitution. You have to be tried under the laws in effect at the time of the crime.
The complete phrase is "guilty beyond peradventure (= chance) of doubt."
I stand corrected on one point. One of the killers did commit his 1st Murder 1 in 1966 and got life. He was mercifully freed and did an encore performance in ‘78. He has been on Death Row since ‘81 for that one.
On the other point, I stand by my statement. There are numerous guys on Death Row since mid-70’s, one guy since ‘74. Several of these guys could be on Social Security.
At the very beginning of this subject, you must thoroughly understand that it means the doubt of a reasonable man who is earnestly seeking the truth. It does not mean the doubt of a man who is earnestly looking for doubts. It means such a doubt that exists in the mind of a juror after there has been, on his part, an honest and conscientious effort to ascertain the truth. It does not mean a doubt beyond all peradventure. Neither does it mean beyond all imaginary or possible doubt, because everything relating to human affairs and human evidence is open to some possible or imaginary doubt.
I like it.
The judge should have said: “Only God may have mercy on your soul because I won’t. Have a nice day.”
BTW, good point, thanks.