posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 01:04 PM
I read through the article, and the postings, yet did not go into the court case or look at the records. But here is the take on such:
In most jurisdictions, the law is quite clear on this one issue: If a person is involved in committing a crime, his or her accomplices are held
equally accountable in the crime and share the same burden as the person who committed the crime. That means if a person is there with another who
pulls the trigger, the accomplice is equally guilty in the murder.
Now that being stated, there are a few questions that should be asked and considered.
Did the man executed not know the difference between right and wrong? Did he not understand or have the mental capacity to understand that it is not
right or legal to rob or pull a weapon on someone or even kill someone? While it is commendable that he would help the police and not want to cover
it up, but what about while the triggerman was pulling the trigger that ended the life of 8 people, where was his compassion and desire to do the
right thing then? Could he at any time have saved those people who were killed in the course of a robbery?
Those kinds of questions that we should ask and weight before saying if it was or not legal for them to execute him. As sad as this event was, the
laws in the state is very clear cut and the judge can impose a more sever punishment. My understanding is that the jury can recommend a suitable
punishment, but ultimately it is the judge that has the final say in such, as he has to administer the law. And if the other judges during the appeal
found no reason for misconduct and that the judge’s ruling was sound and based on the law, then it has to stand.
Getting upset at a judge is pointless, as it is not the judge that should or should not be condemned but rather it is the laws that are on the books,
that should be considered and looked at, and when people start pressuring the politicians to change the laws or remove them, and actually see it
through, then we shall see changes that occur.