- "Life without parole plus 1000 years"
seems reasonable but the life plus 1000 years seems to cover any unexpected longevity on his point quite well.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
havent read the link in full, but why is this to avoid the death penalty? As awful as his crimes were, afaik he didn’t kill. Do the US maintain capital penalty for other offences. or does it relate to potentially causing the death of his captive’s unborn child?Posted 4 years agokonabunnyMember
A list of the charges is here: http://prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf/2013_07_12/Matrix-Ariel-Castro.pdf
Details of the potential death penalty (if a new indictment had been filed) are here: http://prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us/mnc.aspx?type=Blog&mcid=941Posted 4 years agomikey74Member
Maybe it’s just me but his crimes seem a lot worse than most murders are…
Agreed. Plus, the forced miscarriages could be deemed as being murder, as other have said above.
I think this is one case where no one will complain about the leniency of the sentence; unless, you are one of those death penalty obsessives, of course.Posted 4 years agoernie_lynchMember
Has that ever been prosecuted, as opposed to being threatened as it was here?
Yes, illegal abortions are, unsurprisingly, illegal. Last year Sarah Catt got 8 years reduced to 3 1/2 years on appeal for aborting her child. I imagine carrying out an illegal abortion on a woman against her wishes would be considered even more serious.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I genuinely didn’t know, and am genuinely surprised, that forcing a miscarriage, as awful as that is, can carry a murder charge.
Seriously? Forcing a woman to abort a live foetus, which then dies? How is that different to beating a baby or small child until it dies? Or do you consider an unborn child to be non-living until it leaves the womb?Posted 4 years ago
And before anyone asks, I’m not Catholic, and I’m not anti-abortion, I’m all for a woman’s choice as to wether to carry to full-term or not.
This was about forced termination of an unborn child, which any reasonable person would consider murder.
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