Some background on the rest of the current DR inmates, excluding Hayes and Komisarjevsky. Thanks Bridgeport!
Jessie Campbell III, sentenced 9/5/2000: Campbell was convicted of capital felony, murder, attempted murder, first-degree assault and weapons violations for Aug. 26, 2000, shooting deaths in Hartford of 20-year-old LaTaysha Logan and 18-year-old Desiree Privette; and the shooting of Privette's aunt, Carolyn Privette.
Robert Breton, sentenced 10/27/1989: Breton was convicted of two counts of murder and one count of capital felony for the Dec. 13, 1987, beating and stabbing deaths of his 38-year-old ex-wife and their 16-year-old son in Waterbury.
Sedrick "Ricky" Cobb, sentenced 8/13/1991: Cobb, a former delivery man from Naugatuck, was convicted of capital felony, kidnapping, murder, sexual assault and robbery in the Dec. 16, 1989, attack on 23-year-old Julia Ashe of Watertown.
Russell Peeler Jr., sentenced 12/10/2007: Peeler was convicted of ordering the 1999 killing of 8-year-old Leroy "B.J." Brown Jr. and his mother, Karen Clarke, in their Bridgeport duplex. The boy was expected to be the key witness against Peeler in the fatal shooting of Clarke's boyfriend.
Richard Reynolds, sentenced 4/13/1995: A Brooklyn, N.Y., crack dealer, Reynolds was convicted in the Dec. 18, 1992, murder of Waterbury police Officer Walter T. Williams.
Daniel Webb, sentenced 9/12/1991: Webb was convicted of kidnapping and murder for the 1989 slaying in Hartford of Diane Gellenbeck, a 37-year-old Connecticut National Bank vice president.
Eduardo Santiago, sentenced 1/31/2005: Santiago was convicted on capital felony and murder charges after shooting Joseph Niwinksi in the left temple as he slept in his apartment. Prosecutors say he carried out the murder-for-hire scheme in exchange for a snowmobile.
Todd Rizzo, sentenced 6/23/2005: Rizzo confessed was convicted in the 1997 murder of 13-year-old Stanley Edwards pf Waterbury. He lured Edwards into his backyard under the guise of hunting snakes, and then hit him 13 times with a 3-pound sledgehammer.
Lazale Ashby, sentenced 3/28/2008: Ashby was convicted of raping and murdering his 21-year-old neighbor, Elizabeth Garcia, in her apartment on Dec. 2, 2002. The crime occurred four days after his 18th birthday.
With the stroke of his pen, Malloy has just declared that the lives of every gallows bird in Connecticut is worth more than the lives of its citizens.
In the name of justice, one of the Ten Commandments needs revision.
Belligerent little Marxist and his brain dead ‘progressive’ legislators are passing more terrible legislation than has been seen in 25 years. Anyone with any sense is planning to move out of state.
Malloy wants all those lucrative federal Obagrants to build large prisons or criminal retirement homes, to house all of those lifer murderers and gain a little vigorish for his campaign coffers from his Crooked Connecticut Construction Connection.
The pool table supply contracts alone will net Malloy millions.
“moving toward what I believe is better public policy....”
Yeah, sticking the Connecticut taxpayers with the cost of housing, feeding and entertaining convicted murderers for the next 40 years or so at $60,000+ per year.
Why is it considered more humane to confine a man to an iron box until he stops breathing, rather than simply putting him to death??
A justice system without the death penalty is a mere pretense.
It is barbarism.
I am perfectly fine with this bill. If that’s how Connecticut wants to do things, then brilliant. That’s exactly how the separate states were intended to function.
I hate my state.
I predict the number of heinous murders will go up in Connecticut.
I’ll never forget someone saying they heard some murderous scumbag boast before a crime spree, “they don’t kill ‘em in New Jersey!” (or whatever state it was).
Enjoy your higher murder rate, Connecticut....because that is the environment you’ve created.
ROLL CALL IN THE HOUSE
Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every mans brother I will require the life of man.
Whoever sheds mans blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.
Not optional. Never revised or rescinded. An imperative command given to all mankind.
With the nihilistic scream of the Marxist Zealot, Connecticut bellows,
“There is nothing whatsoever that we value.”
They might as well put up billboards at the borders stating that the state welcomes and embraces murders.