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Idaho jury sentences serial child killer to death, was the jury right in their decision ?

JDC~The Shootist~ 2008/08/28 14:52:33
The woodchipper will work just fine.
He can be rehabilitated, become a benefit to society.
He just commit a crime what the big deal?
A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
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SPOKANE, Washington (Reuters) - A federal jury in Idaho sentenced Joseph Duncan on Wednesday to death for shooting to death a 9-year-old boy in front of his younger sister after kidnapping and sexually abusing the boy.

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A 12-member jury in Boise, Idaho handed down the sentence in a unanimous vote after a two-week trial during which prosecutors presented gruesome evidence that painted Duncan, 45, as a predator who carefully planned the kidnapping, sexual abuse, torture and murder of his young victims.

"I haven't seen anything that comes close to the horrendous facts that were presented in this case," U.S. Attorney Tom Moss said after the sentencing. "Absolutely, justice was served."

Duncan pleaded guilty in December to federal charges surrounding the 2005 kidnapping and molestation of siblings Shasta and Dylan Groene from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and the torture and murder of Dylan.

Jurors were shown video recorded by Duncan as he sexually abused and tortured the boy, hanging him from a wire noose. Eventually, Duncan shot Dylan in the abdomen, wounding him, before shooting him in the head at point-blank range, while Shasta watched.

The federal case focused mostly on the crimes against Dylan, but Duncan previously pleaded guilty in state court to the bludgeoning deaths of the children's mother, Brenda Groene, her boyfriend, Mark McKenzie, and their older brother, Slade Groene, on the night Shasta and Dylan were kidnapped.

Duncan also faces a first-degree murder charge in Riverside County, California for the 1997 kidnapping and murder of Anthony Martinez, who was 10 when he was forced into a car at knifepoint by a man asking for help finding his cat.

The boy's body was found two weeks later, his hands and mouth bound with duct tape. A partial fingerprint on the tape matched Duncan's prints.

Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco said Monday he planned to extradite Duncan to California regardless of the outcome of the federal trial.

Duncan, who represented himself during the Boise trial, has confessed to Martinez's murder as well as the 1996 slayings of Carmen Cubias, 9, and Sammiejo White, 11, in Seattle.

Prosecutors presented evidence from those crimes during the federal trial to convince jurors of the threat Duncan would pose should he have been allowed to live.

Death sentences are less common in federal cases.

From 1996 to 2006, federal juries issued 40 death sentences, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, compared to 704 death sentences handed down in state courts during that period.
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  • 2 Be Announced 2008/08/29 01:27:22
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    2 Be Announced
    +7
    That b------ needs to die. What kind of a person would kill INNOCENT CHILDREN??? What happen to this SOB??? Was he dropped on his head as a baby? Is that why is so f'ing sick and f'ed up??? Wow!

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  • teachaman~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/25 19:19:55
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    teachaman~PWCM~JLA
    there are hundreds of thousands of hungry fish out there ... this guy should become ground fish food as rapidly as possible
  • Maddog 2012/04/25 17:41:04
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Maddog
    His crimes cry out for medieval forms of punishment such as Drawing and Quartering, the Iron Maiden, the Rack and Impalement!!!!!!!!
  • Tori Lynne 2009/06/10 05:09:14 (edited)
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Tori Lynne
    +1
    I can't believe anyone would consider that the dealth penalty for a child killer is a bad descion. These children never did anything wrong. I can't possibly imagine how their parents feel. This ass needs to rot in hell.
  • Goddessgia 2009/04/26 21:13:58
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Goddessgia
    Feet first.
  • melee 2008/12/17 13:35:11
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    melee
    +1
    He should have been given the Death Penalty. He should be put in the prison population while he awaits his death sentence. Prisoners just love child abusers.
  • mike-elf 2008/09/29 14:59:42 (edited)
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    mike-elf
    +1
    what the f***? that b******deserve it i saw dylan's pictures &shasta; & Anthony Martinez ( the other child he killed) that is just so sick how could he do that to a 9 years old child?& the kids were so cute poor poor I cant imagin it anymore OMG Im feeling sick he should die more painful that b***** he just keep smileing in the judment TT_TT i always think evreyone has the right to live their long life but this one should just die sooner & painfuller sick ass**** TT_TT
    this sick guy raped a 9 yeas old boy when he was 15 rapeing was his faverat game it was also his hobby he told a therapist who was assigned to his case that he had bound and sexually assaulted six boys, according to a report by the Associated Press. He also told the therapist that he estimated that he had raped 13 younger boys by the time he was 16 OMG TT_TT
  • mike-elf mike-elf 2008/09/29 15:28:54
    mike-elf
    +1
    you can read all the story here http://www.trutv.com/library/...
  • Lindyelf 2008/09/12 15:10:17
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Lindyelf
    +1
    The sooner the better....and the more murderers put to death the better..lets just hope it doesn't take 20 years to actually put him to death.....things like this (when it is beyond ANY doubt) need to move years faster in this country...like the next week.
  • Beetledave 2008/09/12 02:09:50
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    Beetledave
    +1
    It's about damn time! What took so long!!
  • Rosalie 2008/09/07 21:29:51
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Rosalie
    +1
    NO SYMPATHY HERE !!!!!!!
  • nicole 2008/09/07 17:00:42
    None of the above
    nicole
    He needs to stop doing these wrong things and repent from doing it in the FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!! It's wrong to kill children that are helpless and innocent! I think he needs Jesus Christ as Savior definelty. Everyone does need Jesus. and here's one of them!
  • Toby 2008/09/05 23:45:53
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    Toby
    +1
    I totally believe in the death penalty. Why should we pay our hard earned taxes to give this moron 3 squares and able to exercise and read all day?? Kill the bastard but make him suffer first, he doesn't deserve to live. BTW i can't believe some responses below that maybe if he repent - what a cop out - kill him you religious nuts you.
  • Lisa 2008/09/05 19:33:59
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Lisa
    +1
    YES THEY WERE RIGHT, THEY SHOULD HAVE ADDED TO TORTURE THE BASTARD FIRST AND THEN KILL HIM.
  • JerrysLady 2008/09/05 18:08:27 (edited)
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    JerrysLady
    +2
    But chop him up piece by piece with a hatchet and feed the parts individually into the wood chipper, let his sorry ass watch, then when he's as chopped up as he can be without dying, feed him head first into the chipper. No mercy for child murderers!!!


    ass watch chopped dying feed head chipper mercy child murderers
  • RedFox 2008/09/05 15:44:04
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    RedFox
    +3
    this bastard needs to die, he is a sick and dangerous person and deserves everything he gets times 100,
  • ~So~Sue~Me~N God JESUS I trust 2008/09/04 19:58:54
    None of the above
    ~So~Sue~Me~N God JESUS I trust
    +1
    The question would be, Has he repented of his murderous act?
    And would he do it again?
    He has been given a chance and he did not repent!

    And he would kill over and over til stopped. YES they made the right decision.
  • GypsyRose 2008/09/04 19:51:21
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    GypsyRose
    +3
    The sooner they get him to the chair, the better.
  • emme425 2008/09/04 18:54:45
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    emme425
    +1
    he deserves to be drawn and quartered. Whatever he gets is too kind and too quick. this man is an animal...
  • ☮~♥ashley nicole♥~☮ 2008/09/04 18:37:16
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    ☮~♥ashley nicole♥~☮
    +1
    THAT PYSCO IS FULL OF CRAP!!!!
    ANYONE GOT A CHAINSAW, I CAN SURE USE ONE!
    I DONT CARE WHAT IT TAKES I WILL GO OVER THERE AND SLICE THAT PYSCO'S FREAKING HEAD OFF WITH A CHAINSAW! fine pysco crap chainsaw care slice pyscos freaking head chainsaw
  • Blairwitch 2008/09/04 05:44:36
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Blairwitch
    +1
    Kill him now. Don't waste taxpayers money on feeding him or appeals. Needs to be killed like a rabid animal. Shouldn't be allowed to waste anymore oxygen on this planet.
  • red 2008/09/03 19:03:37
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    red
    +1
    kill kill kill him
  • kellley 2008/09/01 03:58:58
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    kellley
    +1
    They made the right choice although he can appeal this and who know how long it will drag on, but as far as the method goes lethel injection is too kind, his victims suffered far worse than he will.
  • Mad Hatter love <3 2008/09/01 02:48:13
    None of the above
    Mad Hatter love <3
    +1
    the death sentence is just wrong...its hipocritical!
  • 'Paco' 2008/09/01 02:15:56
    None of the above
    'Paco'
    +2
    Let us Tn. boys take him hunting. tn boys hunting
  • Vivian 2008/09/01 01:06:43
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    Vivian
    +2
    What a sorry excuse for a human being
  • lilheclou 2008/09/01 00:10:52
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    lilheclou
    +2
    kill this mother fu@1#4 killing children is terrible thing to do like bruce wayne said this is diffrent he crossed the line kill ths punk children terrible bruce wayne diffrent crossed line kill ths punk
  • jolie 2008/08/31 23:44:58
    None of the above
    jolie
    +1
    Permanent incarceration, along with permanent removal of all his sexual organs.
  • UrbanHillbilly 2008/08/31 08:04:50
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    UrbanHillbilly
    +1
    I can't think of anything sadistic enough to be used as punishment off-hand.
  • Decius 2008/08/31 07:17:47
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Decius
    +1
    Woodchipper is to good for him.
  • JerrysLady Decius 2008/09/05 18:10:23
    JerrysLady
    +1
    I can make it worse, read my comment. Wanna help?
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  • Almost Famous Hottie! 2008/08/31 04:21:13
    None of the above
    Almost Famous Hottie!
    Well, it was wrong of him to do it i think he needs to stay in Jail not get out of his cell or anything i think he should get food but the thing he did was so horrible omg! i feel like finding that man and saying " you aint gonna touch me" and then freaking start beating his F***** A** Up the B**** is going to F**** hell! gosh why cant he do something good for once
  • American Nate 2008/08/31 04:20:05
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    American Nate
    +1
    what a creep
  • Dandy 2008/08/31 01:13:36
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    Dandy
    +1
    I am usually opposed to the death penalty, but in cases like this I make an exception every time.
  • Lovely 2008/08/31 00:27:12
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    Lovely
    +1
    What a fucking sicko!
  • virgie 2008/08/31 00:18:30
    A 90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.
    virgie
    +1
    90mm rifle to the head is far to kind.They should chop him pieces to pieces alive. I always believe a child modestor can very be rehabilitated because it have to do with the brain, I believe you can't corrected the brain. It's a loss cost and costing us tax payer too much money keeping them alive and putting the children life in danger.
  • Smoky 2008/08/30 23:31:20
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Smoky
    +1
    WOOT!!!!
  • Shameless Soul ~~ 12/21/12 2008/08/30 21:01:11
    The woodchipper will work just fine.
    Shameless Soul ~~ 12/21/12
    +1
    Piece by piece ... one finger, toe, limb, etc. at a time! SICK JERK!!! Poor, poor children ~ and parents! HORRIBLE!
  • America... Shamele... 2008/08/31 04:23:16 (edited)
    American Nate
    +2
    your sick.
    just cut him in half or make him starve to death
  • emme425 Shamele... 2008/09/04 18:58:19
    emme425
    +1
    Amen and AMEN

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