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mfitz804
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Dec 30th, 2017 08:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“Am I correct in understanding that the jury decided the penalty?

If so then I suppose they would be the only ones to provide an accurate answer to your question.“

They did...but only having heard limited evidence of the abuse. The first jury, which heard everything, couldn’t render a verdict. On retrial, the judge limited the defense’s efforts to present evidence of the history of abuse as was outlined by family members in the first trial. He also, at the end of the trial, refused to charge the jury regarding imperfect self defense, which their defense had entirely been based upon.

Essentially, the Judge learned from the first trial and removed the portions that prevented the jury from reaching a decision.

Do yes, they were convicted and sentenced by s jury. That doesn’t mean they weren’t sandbagged.

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Dec 30th, 2017 08:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Doh!

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 02:44 PM, Dec 30th, 2017)

tahitijack

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Dec 30th, 2017 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This was a daily radio talk show topic in SoCal. After following the case for what seemed like years. I believe the jury reached the correct decision. Still there were those that fell in love with the brothers and were sad that after loosing their parents, they faced prison alone.

reverendrob
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Dec 31st, 2017 01:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't have any sympathy to be honest.

Abuse allows for a lot, but...they also had the means to retreat far out of that orbit.

Stick it out for a couple more months, stash a pile of $$ and resources, and leave.

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Dec 31st, 2017 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^^^ This.

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Dec 31st, 2017 08:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Being a victim of such abuse, I say take the perpetrator out as quickly as possible and use any means possible.
Most victims are young when this abuse happens and carry the scars the remainder of their life. The perpetrators are as sick as anyone can ever be. I would not be kind.

(This message was last edited by BbendFender at 10:46 AM, Dec 31st, 2017)

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Dec 31st, 2017 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

mfitz, it's interesting you bring this up.

I just recently did some reading about this case, and everything you've said I agree with just about 100%. The punishment *seems* excessive to me, considering like you mentioned, there are paroled killers walking the streets.

Why did the hammer drop on these particular guys so hard?

For example, I went to school with a guy who got life with possibility of parole in 40 years, which will be in about 20 years or so. And his victim is no less deceased than the Menendez family.

*shrugs*

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Dec 31st, 2017 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“I just recently did some reading about this case, and everything you've said I agree with just about 100%. The punishment *seems* excessive to me, considering like you mentioned, there are paroled killers walking the streets.

Why did the hammer drop on these particular guys so hard?”

That sums up my feelings exactly. They deserved to be convicted, nobody thinks they should have walked. A number of the responses in this thread have overlooked that point.

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Dec 31st, 2017 05:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well killing a stranger is one thing. Killing a person during a robbery , maybe killing someone in the heat of an argument is one thing, but premeditated murder against your own parents and then covering it up for months all the while spending their money takes a special kind. That’s why they have minimum and maximum penalties.

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