What does that mean? In the first degree? I mean, really what reason is that charge still even in the criminal code? Yes I understand that there are different circumstances, and sometimes things can happen in the heat of the moment. There may be cause for different “degrees” of murder. Was it premeditated? I would say that cutting off a persons head is a premeditated act of murder. Call me silly, but the outcome of doing that really does not leave much to chance. Ummm like a no brainer. They are going to DIE if you cut off their head. So, then can someone explain to me why this guy is only getting charged with 2nd degree murder?
If you plan, and execute another human being. The punishment should be death. Period.
When was the last time you heard of someone actually being charged with 1st degree murder and it sticking?…Yes it gets pled down all the time in the courts. the lawyer-judge dancing competition I guess. This is 2009, and except for places like Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, on and on (yes where there is Islam and Sharia law), it is, WAS, unheard of. Now, in the “civilized world”, we are hearing about it very frequently. I’m sorry, but I find that more than a little distressing.
Another example would beÂ Casey Anthony. As Jan Barrett covers this story so well I will not go any further than to say Casey Anthony is another that deserves the 1st degree murder charge. And the death penalty.
I do understand and agree that not every murder can be judged the same way. For example, a man or woman coming home and finding their spouse in bed with someone else. In the heat of the moment a fight may break out and someone may end up dead. Is that wrong? Yes. Should that person be killed in return for that? No, I don’t think so. A parent comes face to face with the person that raped or murdered their child. And the parent kills that scumbag. Should the parent face the death penalty? No. Should there be a punishment? Yes, to a lessor “degree” I would advocate. But…
But, when a person thinks about it,Â plans it out, and actually buys things, researches, and carries it out then THAT person needs to face murder 1. Not even going into the whole “why as taxpayers are we supporting them” argument. I do NOT buy in to the argument that criminals can be re-habilitated. CRAPOLA. A person that kills out of anger or passion in the heat of the moment is different than one that kills for money, greed, or power. Period. That’s it. Yes that is my opinion. And today, in Canada, I am still allowed to voice it.