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Father to plead guilty, avoid death penalty
Chicago Tribune ^ | April 16, 2010 | Art Barnum

Posted on 04/18/2010 11:08:09 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A Glendale Heights man charged with killing his two sons by setting them on fire avoided a possible death sentence after prosecutors agreed to allow him to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, attorneys announced in court Friday.

Kaushik Patel, 35, is charged with dousing his sons, Vishv, 7, and Om, 4, with gasoline in the bathroom of their home on Nov. 18, 2007, and setting them on fire. The boys were left with severe burns that led to their deaths months later.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: alien; deathpenalty; immigration; importingterror; indian; patel
Too bad he doesn't sizzle like bacon.
1 posted on 04/18/2010 11:08:10 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Simply insane...the boys lived in hell for MONTHS before they died...God bless them and keep them...this bastard should be roasting in hell with Ded Kennedy.


2 posted on 04/18/2010 11:10:33 AM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Scum of the earth. The only good thing I can think of is that he saved the taxpayers the cost of a long trial and appeals. Maybe the other inmates will go after him.


3 posted on 04/18/2010 11:11:03 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Torture in the form of memories of his dead sons. Pictures and video.


4 posted on 04/18/2010 11:11:23 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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5 posted on 04/18/2010 11:17:36 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder what the information that dissuaded the prosecution from taking it to trial and seeking the death penalty was?


6 posted on 04/18/2010 11:18:13 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: ConservativeStatement
Jimminy Cricket! Now THERE'S a sane looking fella!

Not!

Helter Skelter eyes!

This animal epitomizes the argument for the death penalty.

7 posted on 04/18/2010 11:23:26 AM PDT by sofaman ( "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government")
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To: jessduntno

Nope, let him go to prison... there are people in prison that will torture him for the rest of his years... he’ll probably die a very violent and painful death in prison. He won’t fare any better than child molestors in jail.

He just consigned himself to Hell long before they would have put him down with a death sentence. I have no problem with this.


8 posted on 04/18/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll be 25 in October, but I’d still turn around and run scared if I saw him on the street.

Jeez!


9 posted on 04/18/2010 11:34:38 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: BCR #226

“...he’ll probably die a very violent and painful death in prison.”

That’s exactly the problem...”he’ll probably...”

Probably my Irish arse...it shoulf be swift and absolute...not PROBABLE...or society has failed miserably...no excuses.


10 posted on 04/18/2010 11:38:03 AM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: BCR #226

“...he’ll probably die a very violent and painful death in prison.”

That’s exactly the problem...”he’ll probably...”

Probably my Irish arse...it shoulf be swift and absolute...not PROBABLE...or society has failed miserably...no excuses.


11 posted on 04/18/2010 11:38:20 AM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: jessduntno; All

MORE:

Patel said he was suicidal over marital problems that arose after his mother-in-law moved in with the couple a few years earlier. He and his wife, Nishaben, wed in an arranged marriage in their native India, five years after he had immigrated to the United States.

Authorities don’t believe the accident defense. They said both boys’ injuries were much more severe, indicating they had more gasoline doused on them than their father. Police also said Patel made incriminating statements that night to his brother in which he admitted it was a botched murder-suicide attempt.

The couple divorced after reaching an agreement in which Kaushik Patel voluntarily relinquished any right to their home, two cars, $25,000 in jewelry and the boys’ life-insurance policies.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=229270&src=2


12 posted on 04/18/2010 11:50:07 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Pure evil, put him in with the other prisoners.


13 posted on 04/18/2010 11:50:22 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: sofaman

This may sound a little far fetched but, believe me it’s not. I’ve seen that look before, it’s of a person who is demon possessed. Look at hitler, he has that same look, so does charles manson.


14 posted on 04/18/2010 11:53:02 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: sofaman

And yet, some female person produced two children for him.


15 posted on 04/18/2010 12:17:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Obviously a solid candidate for an death penalty appeal based upon his low IQ. Immigration policy used to keep out those with severe mental impairment.


16 posted on 04/18/2010 12:19:37 PM PDT by PAR35
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“And yet, some female person produced two children for him.”

It was an arranged marriage shortly after this madman immigrated here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2495577/posts?page=12#12


17 posted on 04/18/2010 12:22:00 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB

Ugh.


18 posted on 04/18/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is that really him? Please tell me that’s Photoshop. It looks like a National Geographic illustration of an extinct tribe.


19 posted on 04/18/2010 12:27:10 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

It’s off the Tribune’s website.


20 posted on 04/18/2010 12:35:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: MsLady

Another cop I worked with years ago told me a story about demon possession. He had arrested a guy one night for drunk driving. Had the guy in cuffs in the back seat. He said that the guy had been weird from the get go.
As he was driving down the road towards the jail he could hear the guy in the back chanting in a low voice. Then the guy started making grunting and growling noises. When the cop looked in the rearview mirror he could see that the guy had red eyes. It was night time, and the back seat was dark, but he could see those red eyes. They guy had somehow gotten out of the cuffs and was raising cain in the back seat. The cop called for more units, and they had quite a brouhaha on their hands. He said the guy was incredibly strong, never spoke a coherent word, and kept the red eyes until arrival at the jail where they returned to their normal color.
The cop was an atheist at that time. He had an epiphany after that.


21 posted on 04/18/2010 12:38:11 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: MsLady
Humm I thought the cat suffers from Kabuki syndrome

but I am not a clinician nor did I stay at a famous motel chain last night....

22 posted on 04/18/2010 12:46:38 PM PDT by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
Yep, I can believe it. If it happened in Jesus day, it happens today. In Latin America, Africa, India, China, they understand these things. A lot of American's are in denial about it. I always think about this story in the bible.

Mark 5:1-5 1They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain. 4For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

23 posted on 04/18/2010 12:55:30 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

“A lot of American’s are in denial about it.”
That’s because we’re too sophisticated for such backward superstitions, don’tcha know.


24 posted on 04/18/2010 1:52:40 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Oh yea, forgot about that. We are so much smarter than God.


25 posted on 04/18/2010 1:59:26 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Guilty!! Most definitely.


26 posted on 04/18/2010 7:55:52 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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