Jury in Ct. ponders death or life!

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    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut jury has begun deliberating whether a man convicted in a deadly home invasion should get the death penalty or life in prison.

    FILE - This undated inmate file photo released in February 2010 by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Steven Hayes, accused of severely beating Dr. William Petit, Jr., and killing his wife and two daughters during a home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., July 23, 2007. Hayes' attorneys are challenging a judge's decision to replace a regular juror with an alternate to determine his sentence. A hearing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in New Haven, Conn., on the motion. The jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday on whether Hayes should get the death sentence or life in prison. (AP Photo/Connecticut Department of Correction, File)


    .The jury began weighing Steven Hayes' fate Friday morning. Hayes was convicted last month of killing a Cheshire woman and her two daughters in 2007.

    Hayes' attorney told the jury Thursday a life sentence would actually be harsher than death, because his client is so haunted by the crime and isolated in prison
    Jury starts deliberating in home invasion case | ajc.com

    In some cases such as this one this man deserves nothing less than what he gave to his victims.
     
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    Does that mean that his attorney is going to push for the death penalty?
     
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    According to the article that you provided a link to:

    "Prosecutors said the crime cries out for the death penalty, because Hayes and his co-defendant... tormented the family for seven hours before they were killed"

    Should the killer be put to death humanely via lethal injection, or should he be tormented for seven hours before being executed?
     
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    I'd like to see the latter; but we don't do that in this country.

    How is CT about enforcement of the DP? Will the guy sit on death row for the next 20 years until the U.N. forces us to abolish it completely?
     
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    Given the reality of the situation we all know that this man would most likely never see the inside of an execution chamber and if so will take 20 years of appeals in order for him to arrive there. The short answer to your question is yes, I would love to see nothing better than to have this man suffer the same fate he brought on a small child , her mother and her sister.
     
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    Let them rot in prison for the rest of their life, it will be worse than death, plus save the tax payers a lot of money.
     
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    The capital justice system in the United States is broken and has been so for awhile now. If we are to have a system that has a basis of doling out punishment based on the damage someone committed, whether it be physically or psychologically then what we have is actually a revenge system instead of a justice system.
     
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    Works for me.
     
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    Give him the death penalty and show his execution live on tv. What a great reality show that would be.
     
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    I watched this story the other day about a guy in Texas. It was OBVIOUS that the man did not commit the crime, they even had scientific proof he didn't commit the crime, and they took the word of his ex wife. He was put to the death, because the governor didn't want to seem weak before an election. Total bullshit!
     

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