Even if the jury recommends the death penalty for Scotty, he may die of old age on death row. There are over 600 (!!!) inmates on death row at the Q. Only 10 have had their sentences carried out since the death penalty was reinstated in 1977.
There is a proposal to build a new death row. One of the reasons is that it is not handicapped accessible - many of the inmates are aging, and are now in wheelchairs and using walkers.
Is that ever pathetic Cheri!! I heard one really experienced Prosecutor on Nancy Grace this afternoon describe why executions in CA take so long. He said "in a word, the 9th circut court of appeals, they are judicial terrorists and should be in Guantanomo Bay" !! I thought WOW, WHY don't Californians get rid of this bunch? They cost each and every tax payer mega tax dollars. Disgusting imo. They are obviously hard core bleeding heart liberals with absolutely NO controlling body over them. It ought to be changed. They effectively nullify the Juries sentence.
I hear ya!
I should also note, your taxpayer's dollars at waste here!