When they refer to the bankruptcy of the death sentence, the bankruptcy really comes from the continued and incessant ability for the murderer to employ attorneys and make constant pleas using the system at the taxpayer's expense. The death penalty was not a deterrent for Alan Matheney because he knew that the average length of time received for punishment, for murder of a spouse or girlfriend, as he intimated to me, is eight years. I didn't believe him until I researched it.
What kind of framework for punishment have we given prospective murderers like him? How could the death penalty be a deterrent when it has not been used often? Because it paves the way for year after year of taxpayer-funded assistance, in addition to all the money spent to bring the criminal to trial and justice. How can it be a deterrent if
it is well known that it will not be used and employed in a time-line fashion?
What do you think?
Millie, working for Lisa and her sisters in circumstance.