Perhaps if he hadn’t been given a sentence at 16 that turned him into a violent maniac and caused him to go from petty thief to rapist and murderer - as has happened the majority of times when such sentences have been handed down - he wouldn’t have been a killer. We’ll never know. But we can certainly analyze and look at the facts as the only way of trying to prevent numerous other cases.
You have that backwards. He was sentence because he was a violent maniac.
Let me get this straight. If we hand out “tough” sentences, we are creating animals. But if we give them light sentences, then we are turning them into peaceful individuals. That is what I am inferring from the first sentence.
No, he committed the crime he should have paid the time. Perhaps doing hard labor as well.
How can you say that prison led to his future behavior. His environment on the outside also contributed.
Hmm perhaps....Well how do you know his sentence DID turn him into a rapist & murderer? Or a violent maniac... Perhaps he had it in him all along. I don't believe his jail sentence had anything to do with it. He should have done his time & not been released. Some people belong in jail & can't be rehabilitated.
Look at Joseph Duncan. His first recorded sex crime occurred in 1978 in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington, when he was 15 years old. In that incident he raped a 9-year-old boy at gunpoint, and the following year he was arrested driving a stolen car. It goes on & on....
Had a judge done his duty & kept this MONSTER in jail from the start many innocent people would be alive today. How do you think Shasta Groene feels? Is her life ever going to be normal????
IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME DON'T, DO THE CRIME!