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.
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.