SHOULD A MAN WITH DEMENTIA BE EXECUTED?
Tigger Too 2011/05/17 15:50:18
Danny Lee Bedford, 63, was executed by the State of Ohio this morning for the double murder of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend back in 1984. The crime was quite gruesome and was premeditated. Bedford's attorneys argued that he had dementia and was a bit "slow." The basis of his last appeal was to allow more time to address Bedford's mental state, but the Supreme Court turned it down this morning, and Bedford was executed. The law states that a person with any type of mental disease cannot be put to death. However, why should that be when someone is convicted of murder and given a death sentence, and then he sits on Death Row for the next 27 years? Yes, Bedford was elderly and perhaps suffered from a mild case of dementia, but should he have avoided execution just because he had lived long enough to BE senile?
More details of Bedford's crime are below. What do you think?
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