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What Will Scott Peterson's Punishment Be?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SAEMike, Nov 30, 2004.

What Will Scott Peterson's Punishment Be?

  1. Life in Prison

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  2. Death

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  1. djlong

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    I grant you, Mike, that this is a tough distinction, but there are many who believe that some crimes are so heinous that you forfeit your right to life.

    If one doesn't believe in "the Lord" being the sole owner of vengeance (and 'He' doesn't seem to be doling it out anyway), then it is incumbent upon *people* to exercise that responsibility (and by exercising it, I also mean restraining the use of it)
     
  2. JM Anthony

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  3. Bogy

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    You would think that by now, after all the people who have been unjustly, but legally, convicted, but released after new evidence or a competent defense attorney got involved, people would begin to understand that just because someone is convicted does not necessarily mean they are actually guilty. Death is a very permanent solution, when the evidence was circumstantial.
     
  4. dummyproof

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    The problem with the Peterson case, is that even if he had been acquitted, there would be many people who would still think he deserves death, ...just for being the adulterous cad he is.
     
  5. Frank Z

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    He got a fair trial, was convicted, and should get the chair/the chamber/the rope, a bullet, or any combination there of! The only remorse this piece of crap feels is that he's sorry that he got caught. I'm sure he'll find Jesus real soon!

    A lot of people spout off about the death penalty not detering crime....So what?!? It will damn sure keep Peterson from becoming a repeat offender! This country has grown too soft reguarding crime and punishment.
     
  6. Bogy

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    Receiving a life sentence would not also keep him from becoming a repeat offender?
     
  7. SAEMike

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    Here, he has a point. A person serving a life sentence can be a repeat offender. They can kill another inmate, a correctional officer, or any number of people if he were to escape.
     
  8. Nick

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    There is something compelling about the fact that Peterson made three heavy concrete anchors. If one was for his small boat, what were the other two for?

    The guy was carrying on an active affair while others were out searching for his wife. He began referring to Lacey in the past tense shortly after she disappeared, and long before she was even thought to be dead.

    Peterson said he was fishing (far from home) the day his wife went missing, and Lacey's body was found in the same body of water in which he said he was fishing.

    He changed his appearance and was subsequently caught heading for Mexico with a large sum of cash on his person.

    I could go on, but when it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

    The guy is guilty of the premeditated murder of his wife and he deserves to die. I understand there is one more boat anchor...
     
  9. deraz

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    Nick,

    Everything you say is true and I agree.

    But, I don't believe those 12 people will all agree on giving him the drugs.

    It's a shame that they couldn't find the other anchors in the bay.
     
  10. deraz

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    Not that I think he would do it, but prisoners have killed other prisoners before.
     
  11. Argono

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    Actually, I belive there are references in the Bible about the death penalty: (Numbers 35:16, Genesis 9:6).

    Life is considered precious, so those that murder should forfeit their lives.

    But I did find something interesting:

    Numbers 35:30 “If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.


    I believe in the death penalty for 1st degree murder, but if there is no direct evidence that he killed his wife and child, I would have to concede that he probably should get life.
     
  12. deraz

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    dictionary.com's law definition of evidence:

    One who is called on to testify before a court.
    One who is called on to be present at a transaction in order to attest to what takes place.
    One who signs one's name to a document for the purpose of attesting to its authenticity.


    Notice this does not say "eye witness":
    Numbers 35:30 “If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
     
  13. Nick

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    You have posted the definition of "witness".

    Without referring to a dictionary, I would define "evidence", in the context of criminal law, as those things which, taken in part or in whole, point to the guilt or innocence of a person.
     
  14. deraz

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    You are correct - I was trying to define witness.
     
  15. Nick

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    ...and so you did, deraz, and quite adequately at that! ;)
     
  16. Danny R

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    It's a shame that they couldn't find the other anchors in the bay.

    Wouldn't it be cool to someday put up a temporary plug on the SF bay and drain it all away and see what's on the bottom? I bet there's lots of interesting stuff down there...
     
  17. deraz

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    If the super plug can only be used once, I would rather take a peak at the bottom of the Hudson or Chicago rivers.
     
  18. sikma

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    I know the body bag industry would be happy.
     
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