Souhaila el-souki, it sickened you!?!? What sickens me is when people like you post about stuff you have no idea about. That 'victim' as you called her, I call her a survivor! Happens to be my sisterinlaw! And yes we did celebrate both execution!!!!! As a matter of fact my husband and I celebrate our anniversary two years in a row with the execution of both Adams and Cobb! They got what they deserve!!! Well not really cuz they deserved much much worse, they got off easy!!!!
anthony haynes needs to be removed from death row - it's so clear that he didn't receive a fair trial. he is also clearly deeply remorseful and appears to be a good person.
@will s I totally agree with you. First of all, even if one believed in the death penalty, the mitigating factors here are so strong. The counsel was very ineffective, and that's why he got a stay. He was only 19 years old, this was not a brutal murder, in fact it wasn't even premeditated at all so I don't understand why they would call it malice murder. I guess the aggravating factor here was the fact that it was a police officer. I think the judge and jury had a laser focus on that and ignored everything else. Here in California, people rarely even get executed who are on death row-in Texas, they execute hundreds a year. Yes, he is VERY remorseful, he has accepted Jesus into his life, he knows he took a husband and father's life. Like I was saying, even if you believe in the death penalty it should be reserved for the worst of the worst, and that's not Anthony. My heart really, really aches for him and I've prayed for him. Thank God at least he has the Death Row Clinic helping him, or else he would have been executed-he was 3 hours away. It seems like he does have a chance of getting it commuted to life in prison. I think he should have never even been charged with malice murder(in CA it's just called first degree murder) It should have been a second degree murder charge. As a Christian though who takes the Gospel seriously I don't believe in the death penalty anymore. Jesus has freed us from an eye for an eye justice. We are called to forgive even the worst of the worst as He does. It's up to God to pass judgement, it's He who creates life and it's not up to us to take someone's life. I don't understand why it's ok to murder someone when we are saying murder isn't ok. The most disturbing part of episode 1 was the victim of the robbery/kidnap/muder in the convenience store. Of course I have sympathy for the great brutality she experienced, but the way she was so excited and gleeful was just vicious to me. And her mother saying that we should execute people in the halftime of football games? It was sickening to me. And the look on Nikki's face when she said she would go out to dinner and celebrate the execution-it just made me very disturbed and ill.
@will s Do we know the status of Anthony Haynes now?