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Jury recommends death for Home Depot killer (Orange County, CA)
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Oct. 26, 2011 | LARRY WELBORN

Posted on 10/26/2011 9:33:02 PM PDT by TheDon

A convicted killer raised his eyebrows and pursed his lips Wednesday when an Orange County jury announced that he should receive the death penalty for gunning down the manager of a Tustin Home Depot during a botched robbery in 2007.

A jury of six men and six women deliberated for five hours before deciding that death was the appropriate penalty for Jason Russell Richardson, 40, convicted last year of first-degree murder plus special circumstances for the shooting death of Tom Egan, who was trying to protect his employees when he was shot in the stomach Feb. 9, 2007.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; execution
"He will become the 60th convicted murderer from Orange County on Death Row among more than 700 inmates statewide awaiting execution, according to the California Department of Corrections website."

Let's have a catch up week....10 executions per day.

1 posted on 10/26/2011 9:33:03 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: TheDon

Tom Egan, center, with his wife, A..J., and their twin daughters, Jenna, left, and Katie, right.

2 posted on 10/26/2011 9:35:16 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: TheDon

California needs to get with the program.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 9:37:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: TheDon

I’d prefer he get the Terminal I.V., but spending the rest of his life in a 6 x 10 foot cinderblock box isn’t any bed of roses either.


4 posted on 10/26/2011 9:37:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: TheDon

I shop at this Home Depot a lot. I think there still is a memorial to the victim.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 9:52:17 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: TheDon

Come on - lets be honest - how many of these vermin have been executed in California in the last 20 years or so?


6 posted on 10/26/2011 9:53:09 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Ballot Measure Pushed To Abolish Death Penalty In Calif.
7 posted on 10/26/2011 9:55:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: TheDon

The Home Depot killer... not well liked in ORANGE County.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 10:01:25 PM PDT by dangus
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To: TheBattman
Come on - lets be honest - how many of these vermin have been executed in California in the last 20 years or so?

California has some of the most violent prisons, and violent people in the country, where on going wars continue between Mexican gangs, black gangs, outlaw biker groups etc. The most violent of the violent.

It's my guess being humanely executed would be the easy way out, as opposed to living in these types of institutions for life. Facing life in these violent madhouses, I'd rather be executed if given a choice.

By the way, I favor the death penalty, in many cases.

9 posted on 10/26/2011 10:08:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

The death row inmates are kept in separate prisons for the most part. I think if we can kill them maybe we could convince the nuts in government that it would be for the prisoners own good if they were put on a vegan diet and forced to do yoga every day for the rest of their lives in their 4x6 cells.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 10:16:32 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I well for you.)
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To: ThomasThomas

The previous post should be can’t kill them.


11 posted on 10/26/2011 10:23:13 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I well for you.)
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To: TheDon

Is it always first come first served?


12 posted on 10/26/2011 10:37:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: TheDon
A convicted killer raised his eyebrows and pursed his lips Wednesday when an Orange County jury announced that he should receive the death penalty

Well he should raise his eyebrows at that sentence! Cut a little slack, and show some mercy. It IS a first offense--he never killed anyone before.

And he was always kind to his mother, even when she abused him by refusing to buy him puppys and kitties to torture as a child.

And he was in the process of turning his life around, when the damned Republicans in Sacremento forced a tuition increase that left him no alternative except robbing to get the extra money needed to continue his night school classes in locksmithing...

13 posted on 10/26/2011 11:07:54 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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Thank you, jurors....you did the right thing!!


14 posted on 10/26/2011 11:16:13 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (What color nail polish should I use for my German Shepherd?)
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To: dragnet2

Exterminate them like cockroaches. Clear out all the guards and then accidentally release some Zyklon B. That would save the taxpayers a whole lot of money, even though the ACLU might get upset.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 12:09:43 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Steely Tom

I would agree as well that spending life in a cinderblock box ain’t no bed of roses for him, but only if they pipe in Hillarys infamous “I am sick and tired” speech 24/7. Let him writhe on the ground like James T. Kirk hearing a painful alien sound.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 12:53:03 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: TheDon

Maybe CA can outsource the work to TX and get it done.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 3:20:58 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: TheBattman

I think by that measure, Connecticut is ahead of California.


18 posted on 10/27/2011 3:22:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: TheDon
Jason Russell Richardson, 40, convicted last year of first-degree murder plus special circumstances for the shooting death of Tom Egan,

Let me get this straight. Richardson murders Egan in Feb 2007 and Richardson just got convicted last year? 3 years to try and convict?

What's really wrong with this picture?

19 posted on 10/27/2011 4:13:07 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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On the other side of the courtroom, defense attorneys George Peters and Richard Schwartzberg were somber.

"I've been doing this (defending in death penalty cases) for 27 years, and his upbringing was the worst I have ever seen." Peters said.

He argued to the jury that Richardson was the product of brutal childhood. He was raised by an alcoholic grandmother and a drug-addicted mother who gravitated toward violent men. Richardson's mother also became involved with the Hell's Angels when he was a child.

Hey, I'm depraved on account I'm deprived.

Richardson killed Egan when he was thirty-seven years old. At some point, you just gotta get over you upbringing.

20 posted on 10/27/2011 4:49:57 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Obama's new motto: Apres moi le deluge)
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Convicted murdereds i California actually prefer to receive the death penalty. They know it’s likely they won’t ever be executed, but they receive special treatment..bigger cells, better food, in more modern prisons, better facilities, and a whole lot of access to lawyers, support groups..


21 posted on 10/27/2011 5:06:57 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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22 posted on 10/27/2011 7:10:51 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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