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Life in prison awaits Swanson
Minneapolis Star and Sickle ^ | June 23, 2011 | Amy Simons

Posted on 06/24/2011 12:11:21 PM PDT by Fred Hayek

CARROLL, IOWA - His fate in the hands of a jury, Michael Swanson was escorted past a group of TV cameras Thursday in the Carroll County Courthouse. The 18-year-old extended both middle fingers and smiled.

That was before he learned he would spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting convenience store clerk Sheila Myers in the face, killing her. That, too, didn't seem to faze him.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: iowa; smirkboy
And while Swanson is listening to the verdict, he's smiling the whole time. Does he think this is all some joke? Maybe he thinks he is going to have it easy in prison? I give him five years maximum in prison before he gets shanked.
1 posted on 06/24/2011 12:11:26 PM PDT by Fred Hayek
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To: Fred Hayek
I take it Iowa doesn't have a death penalty.
2 posted on 06/24/2011 12:14:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No, it doesn’t, damn it.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 12:15:27 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey Republicans, get back to me if you ever decide to become republicans.)
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To: Fred Hayek

He’s only 18. I suspect he’ll get raped every night for several years. He should have it figured out by then that he had behaved badly.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 12:16:01 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Fred Hayek

Quoting him, what’s the difference between him dying at 77 or him being murdered in prison at 18. I mean what’s the big deal?

He is human excrement.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 12:21:10 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Fred Hayek

6 posted on 06/24/2011 12:21:58 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Fred Hayek

He would have stopped smiling with two in the back of the head 15 minutes after the crowd left.


7 posted on 06/24/2011 12:22:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Iowa has no death penalty. Smirkboy showed no remorse from the time he got caught, throughout the entire trial process. He was evaluated by a psychiatrist, who found that there could be no insanity defense. The punk is fully aware of what right and wrong is, and just plain doesn’t care. His reasoning was explained as the same as dumping a bucket of water on a person about to go into a swimming pool, the person is going to get wet anyway. Thus, everyone dies, whether by natural causes or shot by this punk. No difference, so what.
This punk is just plain pure evil. The sick thing about it is if he showed some restraint, he could have been a politician and really mess people over. Yes, too many comparisons between the punk and some people in the current Regime.


8 posted on 06/24/2011 12:24:35 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Hopefully somebody in the Big House will know what to do.
9 posted on 06/24/2011 12:26:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: Fred Hayek

This is one of those cases where the person is not human, but truly evil.
He was not mentally ill; he enjoyed killing 2 innocent people. Truly the face of evil.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 12:26:51 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Fred Hayek

I think this guy should be tortured to death by the victims family.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Fred Hayek

Mentally Evil.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 12:29:33 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Fred Hayek
The Perp:

Hah hah!!! I'm going to prison for the rest of my life!!! Isn't it grand?

Bleh ...

Rope. Beam. Trapdoor.

Problem solved.

13 posted on 06/24/2011 12:35:06 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Inside the big house where Bluto and Tookie are going to just love his cute little baby face, this evil murdering creep will soon forget how to smile.


14 posted on 06/24/2011 12:37:55 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Not only 18, but also white and and he has the purtiest eyes and lips on this side of the Missippi.

He will not have fun.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 12:42:44 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Scotsman will be Free

“He’s only 18. I suspect he’ll get raped every night for several years. He should have it figured out by then that he had behaved badly.”

I have a feeling this guy is a real predator and most will learn to fear him...as they should. This guy needs a bullet badly.


16 posted on 06/24/2011 12:44:45 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Fred Hayek

Too bad he can’t get the death penalty. At least he’ll be out of the gene pool.


17 posted on 06/24/2011 12:48:48 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Scotsman will be Free
He’s only 18. I suspect he’ll get raped every night for several years. He should have it figured out by then that he had behaved badly.

If I were one of this guy's fellow inmates I would keep as far away as possible. If they do mess with him I would recommend finishing the job and make retribution impossible.

A guy with a "don't give a F***" attitude like his is very dangerous.

18 posted on 06/24/2011 12:59:16 PM PDT by toast
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To: Venturer

” I like your style Mellon! I’ll be watching you!” Good comment!


19 posted on 06/24/2011 1:00:34 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: elcid1970

I don’t think his rectum will last 60 years..........ouch!


20 posted on 06/24/2011 1:02:29 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

I don’t think his rectum will last a week. Send for the colostomy installer.


21 posted on 06/24/2011 1:08:04 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Fred Hayek

This guy had a rather blank look on his face during the trial. He reminded me of the Jared Loughner fellow who shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and killed 6 others. Probably spaced out on drugs Y or schizophrenic.

From the very beginning this punk trash acted as though it was all just a lark. As though his victims were of no consequence whatsoever.

It’s hard to understand people like this. I also think his time on earth is limited. He has a baby face and will get eaten alive in prison.


22 posted on 06/24/2011 1:31:46 PM PDT by Gumdrop (quq)
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To: Gumdrop

I do know some people like this, however, they have a bit more “restraint”. And they do view other people as having no consequence, whatsoever, except how they can be used. They tend to be quite successful in life, even if it is achieved by smoke and mirrors, and making themselves look good by other people look bad. The same tend to be limousine liberals.
I must again read Scott Peck’s “People of the Lie”.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 1:44:35 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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Nice smile. Unfortunately for him, he’ll probably be getting his teeth punched out pretty quickly in prison. He won’t be needing them for his new “job”.


24 posted on 06/24/2011 1:52:56 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: toast

There are plenty of guys with the same attitude already there. They will teach him a thing or two about attitudes.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 6:18:42 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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