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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Ok, so what would you do with someone like David Peterson? For those of you who don't know, David was a patient at the Whiting Forensic Institute at Connecticut Valley Hospital in 1989 when he walked away from the facility (apparently "Maximum Security" only means the doors are locked at night) on July 28th, purchased a knife and stabbed a 9 year old little girl named Jessica Short more than 30 times on a sidewalk outside of Woolworth's Department Store on Main Street in my home town (Middletown, CT). He was found mentally unfit to stand trial and has spent the last 22 years at CVH with no improvement in his condition. Yet every two years Jessica's family has to listen to Mr Peterson's counsel request he be moved to a less secure part of the facility. If THAT is not "cruel and unusual punishment" of a family that has already suffered way too much, I'm not sure what is. That piece of **** should have been put down the day after he killed that little girl. I know the mortician who worked on her. His comment was.... "It was like putting a jigsaw puzzle back together." Why should that mother****er be allowed to continue to draw breath? Especially when he ADMITS that his intent was to have the cops kill him.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Then if thats the case, it is successful less than 1% of the time due to not every insanity plea being accepted by the judge or jury.
    Thats true...only the rich an influential use that defense because its expensive...regular folk only get to use it when its blatant they are looney toons.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Ok, so what would you do with someone like David Peterson? For those of you who don't know, David was a patient at the Whiting Forensic Institute at Connecticut Valley Hospital in 1989 when he walked away from the facility (apparently "Maximum Security" only means the doors are locked at night) on July 28th, purchased a knife and stabbed a 9 year old little girl named Jessica Short more than 30 times on a sidewalk outside of Woolworth's Department Store on Main Street in my home town (Middletown, CT). He was found mentally unfit to stand trial and has spent the last 22 years at CVH with no improvement in his condition. Yet every two years Jessica's family has to listen to Mr Peterson's counsel request he be moved to a less secure part of the facility. If THAT is not "cruel and unusual punishment" of a family that has already suffered way too much, I'm not sure what is. That piece of **** should have been put down the day after he killed that little girl. I know the mortician who worked on her. His comment was.... "It was like putting a jigsaw puzzle back together." Why should that mother****er be allowed to continue to draw breath? Especially when he ADMITS that his intent was to have the cops kill him.
    Chill the **** out, you act like they let him go or something. God Damn....

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Chill the **** out, you act like they let him go or something. God Damn....
    Seems obvious....the facility needs better security.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Ok, so what would you do with someone like David Peterson? For those of you who don't know, David was a patient at the Whiting Forensic Institute at Connecticut Valley Hospital in 1989 when he walked away from the facility (apparently "Maximum Security" only means the doors are locked at night) on July 28th, purchased a knife and stabbed a 9 year old little girl named Jessica Short more than 30 times on a sidewalk outside of Woolworth's Department Store on Main Street in my home town (Middletown, CT). He was found mentally unfit to stand trial and has spent the last 22 years at CVH with no improvement in his condition. Yet every two years Jessica's family has to listen to Mr Peterson's counsel request he be moved to a less secure part of the facility. If THAT is not "cruel and unusual punishment" of a family that has already suffered way too much, I'm not sure what is. That piece of **** should have been put down the day after he killed that little girl. I know the mortician who worked on her. His comment was.... "It was like putting a jigsaw puzzle back together." Why should that mother****er be allowed to continue to draw breath? Especially when he ADMITS that his intent was to have the cops kill him.
    If it was such an easy clear cut case you should instead blame the prosecution.

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    Re: Should We End The Insanity Plea?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Chill the **** out, you act like they let him go or something. God Damn....
    Calm down? Easy to say when it's not your little girl.
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