News @ ID Serial killer's execution postponed

Discussion in 'News @ ID' started by Bleys, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    Serial killer\'s execution postponed

    Michael Ross, 45, has admitted to murdering 8 women in the states of Connecticut and New York. He was found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to die for his crimes. All his victims were 14 to 25 years old when he raped and strangled them.

    Michael Ross does not want to exercise his option to appeal his sentence and has expressed a desire to be put to death. However, the defendant's father and others continue to seek to delay his execution. In the latest decision to postpone the judge feels that Mr. Ross's lawyer has a conflict of interest in the case.

    Should anyone, other than the defendant himself, be able to appeal a conviction?

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  2. kiwirobin

    kiwirobin Premium Member

    Hmmmm, a touchy one.
    A: the father is obviously emotionaly attatched
    B: the defendant is insane
    I don't think either should have influence.
    If a third party came with new evidence then maybe.

    If you ask me the delay is a waste of oxygen.
     
  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    No way should it be delayed, if the evidence proved him, he admitted to it and if he is asking to be put to death, then he is surely guilty of his crimes. Its not only a waste of oxygen, but a waste of taxpayers dollars and delays the closure that those victims families need. Unless there is justifable evidence that he didnt do any of them or one of them, then yeah, but it better be proof. And why is it at the last minutes of a death row victim, that evidence suddenly stops and execution? Where was this evidence prior all those years? Whose to say, but its BS, if so.