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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Brutal Murder, Wrong Sentence

The decision of an Arapahoe County jury to sentence Sir Mario Owens to death for the premeditated murder of two witnesses should send a message to other sociopaths that the justice system cannot be thwarted by violence.

The Denver Post has historically opposed the death penalty on principle, and the Owens case is no exception. But we also commend the jurors in this case for following their own consciences and doing their duty in the face of the enormous pressure that falls upon ordinary citizens who must decide whether someone lives or dies.


The Denver Post

3 comments:

joe g said...

When are people gonna get that the death penaly is wrong! It is wrong! This man lost is right to live among us in a civilized society, but it is not up to us or the jury in this or ANY case to MURDER HIM. If ANYBODY thinks this man's destination is any thing resembling a country club, think again. Prison ain't nothin' nice. But taking the life of another human being for the supposed purpose of punishment and deterrence is a lie. It is vengeance, and vengeance is not ours!!!

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between murder and causing death. Thats why in a automobile accident they call it accidental death not murder. Taking the life of one that murdered someone is not murder, it is justice. Life in prison would be more cruel to most but we can not continue to house every inmate, there is simply not enough room.
Whether you think death for murder is right or wrong, if death is made as the punishment for murder then that person knows what punishment he faces before he commits the crime. There is no one to blame but himself. He made his own choice and should face the penalty.

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