Skip to comments.Life in prison awaits Swanson
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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No, it doesn’t, damn it.
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.
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.
He would have stopped smiling with two in the back of the head 15 minutes after the crowd left.
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.
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.
I think this guy should be tortured to death by the victims family.
Hah hah!!! I'm going to prison for the rest of my life!!! Isn't it grand?
Rope. Beam. Trapdoor.
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.
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.
“Hes only 18. I suspect hell 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.
Too bad he can’t get the death penalty. At least he’ll be out of the gene pool.
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.
” I like your style Mellon! I’ll be watching you!” Good comment!
I don’t think his rectum will last 60 years..........ouch!
I don’t think his rectum will last a week. Send for the colostomy installer.
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.
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”.
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”.
There are plenty of guys with the same attitude already there. They will teach him a thing or two about attitudes.