Skip to comments.Steven Hayes Sentenced to Death for the Deadly Conn. Home Invasion
Posted on 11/08/2010 9:06:26 AM PST by Racehorse
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let family of the victims have at the bound and gagged perps....with small knives and .22 rimfire guns all in non fatal spots taking especially careful aim at those creeps genitals, then finish them off with gasoline and a match....
That was my first thought too. ;)
Just heard as much as I could to the post verdict presser, and I think, what the Petit family/friends said, could be viewed as SENDING a message to the those who got elected and in a special way, to Dan Malloy and company to NOT mess around with the law or expect angry blowback at them.
I know some people who are pro-life (anti-abortion) and feel that all life is sacred. Personally, I think an innocent child is way different than a person who planned a brutal murder. Anyone capable of raping a child and killing most of the family has no place among the living. They chose to act this way and they should pay the ultimate price. IMHO. My heart grieves for the father and I wonder if he will ever have anywhere near a normal life again.
No, I think you are right on. My father was a Federal judge until his death, and we spent many hours discussing the legal process over the years, especially as it related to public trials and famous crimes. The real obligation of the jury is not only to render the correct verdict and sentence (which they got right in both counts in this case), but to reach that verdict and corresponding sentence through careful, precise deliberation. The jury deliberation process, especially in a murder trial, is very exacting and taxing - my wife served on a jury for murder involving a drug deal gone bad. That was a crime that was far less heinous and involved than this one, and it still took three days to deliberate so that they could follow and attend to the details of the deliberation, verdict and sentencing process. (Yup, he was guilty, too, 20 to life).
My feelings are the jurors that were crying were doing so out of an overwhelming feeling of relief, of the magnitude of the trial and the fact that they did not volunteer for this - they were chosen for this task. It had to be incredibly painful.
He won’t.....he is a doctor unable to work because of the damage done by the perps with a baseball bat to his head.
I can’t imagine the stress of everyone involved in this. I’m glad I wasn’t.
I guess we’ll see if this waste of oxygen believes what he says. Hayes has said in the past that he would rather die than live with torment of what he has done. He, like Michael Ross before him, can do everything in his power to speed up the process and make sure there is a speedy execution.
I wouldn’t have any issue with life in prison if they stuck them in a 5’x5’x5’ cell and never let them out of it until they had assumed room temperature.
I guess in a way he was killed that day as well. His heart may still be beating but sometimes events are too horrific to overcome.
Food for thought. The first murderer was Cain. God did not cause Cain to be put to death. Later, God dealt the death penalty to various nations and for certain acts done by individual Hebrews under the Law of Moses. The difference may be that God's use of the death penalty is for preventing further sin by separating His people from evil and by providing an penalty so great it is avoided.
In non-religious terms, the death penalty is best argued as a deterrent to future acts either by the perpetrators or by those who follow them.
It seems to me this is only fair. And this would be a greater deterrant than current law, I think, because the perp never really knows what (s)he's risking when commiting a crime.
Congratulations to this Connecticut jury!
Seems a bit long, but they were thorough. He was found guilty of death several times over, on multiple counts. You want to minimize the chances for appeal on procedural grounds.
That’s how I feel, there is a big difference in the murder of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty. I firmly believe that those who violate another’s most basic human right, the right to live, and certainly those that do so with heinous circumstances (such as this), have surrendered their right to live. The real travesty in justice is not executing the sentences in a timely manner, allowing seemingly endless appeals (OK, so only to the SCOTUS, but it seems like forever) and delaying the date with procedural efforts. Dr. Petit, the father and husband, spoke after the trial of being fortunate that he had the financial means to go through this whole process without having to depend upon the limited financial support offered by Victims Aid. His point was the defense and the defendants have seemingly unlimited support for the trial and for their subsequent appeals.
God forgive me for what I have wished upon these savages. The death penalty is not enough.
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He should have been taken out the day he was discovered to be behind this heinous crime.
230 grains does solve problems.
I think his face says it all. That man’s face shows a sorrow nobody should know. Meanwhile, the Commandment was about taking an innocent life. People who are against the death penalty should also be against ALL killing in war as well and they should also be against self-defense because technically, who is to say their life is worth more than the other guy. I just think it gets really weird when you start going that route.
Well, that could get really interesting and gory even.
And not in the chair either.... It's too humane.
He needs to know what they went through.