A Prisoner Who Briefly Died Argues That He’s Served His Life Sentence

Disir

Gold Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2011
Messages
22,043
Reaction score
4,335
Points
290
What does it mean to complete a sentence of life in prison? One prisoner claims he has done it by serving time until the moment of his death — plus another four years since — and says it is well past time to set him free.

The prisoner, Benjamin Schreiber, made that argument to an appeals court in Iowa, saying that when he briefly died in 2015, before being revived at a hospital, he completed his obligation to the state. He asked the three-judge panel to let him get on with his life.

The judges rejected his argument this week, ruling that a lower court had been right to dismiss his petition.
A Prisoner Who Briefly Died Argues That He’s Served His Life Sentence

But, that was a very nice try.
 

Pogo

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2012
Messages
116,484
Reaction score
18,530
Points
2,190
Location
Fennario
I think he's technically correct.

Now if he'd been sentenced to multiple life sentences they could just kick in the next one.

 

JoeMoma

Gold Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2014
Messages
15,710
Reaction score
3,147
Points
290
Was he officially pronounced dead by a doctor?
 

Billy_Kinetta

Paladin of the Lost Hour
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2013
Messages
48,461
Reaction score
14,206
Points
2,210
If he's dead, he's dead.

Bury him already.
 

luchitociencia

VIP Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Messages
1,390
Reaction score
274
Points
80
What does it mean to complete a sentence of life in prison? One prisoner claims he has done it by serving time until the moment of his death — plus another four years since — and says it is well past time to set him free.

The prisoner, Benjamin Schreiber, made that argument to an appeals court in Iowa, saying that when he briefly died in 2015, before being revived at a hospital, he completed his obligation to the state. He asked the three-judge panel to let him get on with his life.

The judges rejected his argument this week, ruling that a lower court had been right to dismiss his petition.
A Prisoner Who Briefly Died Argues That He’s Served His Life Sentence

But, that was a very nice try.
I won't buy it either.

If that guy claims he was death, I as a judge will ask for evidence, I want to see the death body... today.
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top