I do not have such data at my disposal. However, Kansas is a law and order state and I doubt they typically give light prison sentences to those who commit premeditated murder and Roeder got what he deserved.
This now twice you have not given straightforward answers to my specific questions. I appreciate you don't have the data at your disposal. However, the sentencing difference of 25 years for what appears to be an unsatisfactory political opinion makes me wonder if its reasonable for the judge in this particular case, to have that amount of latitude in his decision making authority. The sentencing options seemed to be 25 years or 50 years.
Incidentally, unless I am mistaken, a convicted felon typically has 2/3 of his sentence reduced for good behavior. That would mean Scott Roeder would actually serve a bit more than 16 and a 1/2 years of a 50 year sentence if he gets good behavior. If I am correct about the 2/3 time reduced, then this would mean a 53 year old Scott Roeder may be paroled when he is close to 70 years old and not 103 years old as you state. Therefore, Scott Roeder may not die in jail.
posted on 04/02/2010 12:03:48 AM PDT
(Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
If Roeder had walked into a church in my home state of Texas and with premeditation killed someone, they would be strapping him to a gurney and jamming a needle in his arm.
And your view that people convicted of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault should only serve 16 1/2 years is a bit troubling.
posted on 04/02/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT
(The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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