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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Death Penalty in North Carolina

From ABC News

A convicted murderer on death row in North Carolina wrote a taunting
letter to his hometown newspaper about his life of "leisure" in prison and making a mockery of the legal system.
Danny Robbie Hembree Jr. was found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Heather Catterton in 2009 and was sentenced to death on Nov. 18, 2011.
Hembree, 50, is on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C., but he's not looking for any pity in the letter he sent to The Gaston Gazette.
"Is the public aware that I am a gentleman of leisure, watching color TV in the A.C., reading, taking naps at will, eating three well balanced hot meals a day," Hembree asked in the letter. "I'm housed in a building that connects to the new 55 million dollar hospital with round the clock free medical care 24/7."
He also asks if the public knows that the chances of his "lawful murder" taking place in the next 20 years, if ever, are "very slim."


guy faulkes said...

I have always believed these people should get one appeal that should take place within a year of the first conviction. If found guilty twice, the sentence should be carried out within a week. This would give the governor ample time to consider a pardon.

NewGuy said...

I like the Texas philosophy...

If you kill someone in Texas, they kill you back!

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- In Huntsville Texas there is a prison museum. Old Sparky is displayed there. My son, now in law enforcement, and I visited there when he was a teenager.