Arizona Shooter Pleads Guilty to Avoid Death Penalty: Is Plea Deal Fair?

AdriHead 2012/08/07 20:05:14
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Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona shooter who killed six people and wounded 13 others -- including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- pleaded guilty to his charges Tuesday. Loughner won't be executed because of his plea deal, but he will face a life sentence in prison without the opportunity for parole. Do you think the plea deal is fair? Or did you want Jared Loughner to get the death penalty?

Mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday in the 2011 Arizona shooting rampage that left six dead and 13 wounded — including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
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  • macaction mind-pilot 2012/09/03 21:56:39
    Now you want to brand me? I'm from Chicago and i don't get down with your kinky country loving. You people are sick.
  • mind-pilot macaction 2012/09/04 12:45:50
    So, in retrospect to the question: Just kill the bastard. We'll all be better off serving him the same sentence he served 6 , innocent others.
    As they say in ENG....Off with his head!
  • macaction mind-pilot 2012/09/12 04:49:46
    They haven't said that in England (ENG?) for many years. You should get out more.
  • mind-pilot macaction 2012/09/13 16:35:43
    So, if you're that smart, just execute him You will anyway. He gave no one their rights, strip him of his. Besides....you'll save the money so you can take care of someone who is really innocent.
  • Scandalf macaction 2012/08/23 16:36:54
  • Constitution Believer 2012/08/09 22:03:23
  • Eoghan 2012/08/09 19:22:56
    Better even as now he can rot seeing only people who hate him for the rest of his life.
  • bob h. Eoghan 2012/08/14 15:27:08
    bob h.
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, he'll join the local chapter of Aryan Nation, and live like a king. He's a mass murderer; he'll shoot right up the ranks.
  • Tom 2012/08/09 18:46:37
    Also much cheaper for the state.
    Mandatory death penalty appeals are EXPENSIVE.
  • Mitchell McAleer 2012/08/09 18:22:33
    Mitchell McAleer
    Loughner plead guilty to prevent evidence from being presented in his case. Loughner is tied to other mass murders via psych meds and ties to US military mind control experiments, and a guilty plea ends the possibility that evidence of his ties to his US government handlers will become public.
  • CHIEF 2012/08/09 17:15:01
    S.O.B. shoulda burned in the chair!
  • DJPanicDC 2012/08/09 15:41:13
    I also don't want the death penalty, which would also be solely punitive This is a very sick man who needs help he will not get in jail
  • The Inc... DJPanicDC 2012/08/10 06:18:29
    The Incurable Pessimist
    He's a grown man with no intention of changing.
    I say burn this bastard!
  • DJPanicDC The Inc... 2012/08/10 08:46:54
  • The Inc... DJPanicDC 2012/08/13 18:01:55
    The Incurable Pessimist
    Obviously I don't believe he is capable of change. You can be as kind and considerate as you want but you have to come down to reality. Some psychopaths aren't able to change: they have actually justified themselves in their mindsets that what they are doing is right (i.e. look at his condescending smile and blank eyes devoid of any normal human emotion). From personal experience, it is very hard for people to change...especially grown men like him.
    Would you sing the same tune if he killed someone close to you?
    Would you say the same for James Holmes!
  • DJPanicDC The Inc... 2012/08/23 00:09:15
    I don't think he will change, but I think that society would benefit more from studying him to hopefully prevent future tragedies
  • ☆FritzW☆ 2012/08/09 14:57:03
    I'm definitely for capital punishment and would have no problems seeing Loughner executed for his crimes. But, from what I read, the victims and their families were all in agreement with the terms of the plea deal giving him the life sentence with no parole. I would always respect the victims wishes regardless of personal feelings. I wasn't shot nor a family member lost so it's their closure that counts most.
  • Jean ☆FritzW☆ 2012/08/13 16:08:31
  • jester 2012/08/09 14:50:19
    Why the hell does this monster gets a plea deal in the first place? The victims didn´t get a second chance did they now?
  • BBLEE 2012/08/09 14:35:09
    The Death Penalty stops repeat offenders I pick Firing Squad.
  • Cynthia Wolf 2012/08/09 13:55:54
    Cynthia Wolf
    Why should taxpayers support this guy? Who needed a confession to convict?
  • derek 2012/08/09 13:49:42
    HELL NO! They need to light him up! Better yet hand him over to the families of the people he killed and let them decide his fate.. WHATEVER that may be.
  • cancled 2012/08/09 13:47:33 (edited)
    Now the taxpayer is gonna have to give this killer room and board for the rest of his life. he will play pool, lift weights, and read books, surf the internet and not have a worry in the world, he even gets free medical care at the taxpayers expense, not to mention the millions his defense in the court costs the taxpayer.
    I would say we the people are also the victims in this case, because we too are going to have to pay.
    I hope all those people against the death penalty have to cough up their share of the upkeep!!!!
    When your taxes go up next year, you know who's benefiting from you hard work!
    I think they should bring back the 'Guillotine', I think criminals would think twice if that were the method used as the death penalty!
  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/08/09 13:30:44
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    Human garbage is too positive a description of this thing.
  • Rdtourist 2012/08/09 13:02:34
    The chances of his getting OFF by reason of insanity in a long drawn out and very expensive procedure is/was very real, this decision puts him away for lifel unfortunately, probably in protective conditions to avoid his being killed by his roomate or others.
  • JDHawg 2012/08/09 12:28:32
    loughner didn't have any mercy on the people he shot not have any mercy on his sorry @ss
  • C. C. Rider 2012/08/09 11:31:20
    C. C. Rider
    This one should be put to death. There is no medicine out there that I could ever trust should he get loose from prison or some day let go.
    I can only hope the cons have learned their lesson in feeding into nutballs their rage for death and pointing who they would like killed.

    pailin death chart pailin death chart
  • Jean C. C. R... 2012/08/13 16:09:34
  • C. C. R... Jean 2012/08/13 19:58:01
    C. C. Rider
    lol you got that right...
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/08/09 10:17:16
    ✞Knight of Honor
    He deserves to be executed instead of rewarded with a lifetime supply of food and shelter.
  • PandahSixx 2012/08/09 10:12:17
  • debhead 2012/08/09 09:35:30
    I feel he's just a waste of space. He'll suffer nothing locked up. There is no lesson for him to learn behind bars. If I killed someone so blatantly I'd plead guilty and ask to die. I really would. You get what you give. He's a cockaroach and deserves to die.
  • brian 2012/08/09 08:21:01
    I am no one to say who lives or dies. It's out of our hands and in the hands of our legal system. Nothing we can do, but If it were up to me I would set him free. Do I need to explain?
  • clasact 2012/08/09 07:45:14
    to me that provision needs to be take out,I belive in an eye for an eye
  • chicku 2012/08/09 07:21:01
    such people are maniacs they should be given a death sentence by removing his vital use able organs and use it for the needy
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/08/09 06:35:18
  • bluelady 2012/08/09 06:27:24
    someone like that should IMMEDIATLY go to the table...do not pass go, do not collect 200$...those folks he killed didnt get any deal
  • Jesferkicks 2012/08/09 06:11:19
  • Stevethinks 2012/08/09 05:51:30
    Look, put him on death row and it's a waste of time. It will cost us more money. He'll go through appeal appeal appeal He'll die on death row. They will never execute him. So what's the big deal. Lock him up and that's it.
  • The Inc... Steveth... 2012/08/10 06:20:25

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