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(CNN)   Man who killed his five children, three live-in girlfriends, an ex-girlfriend, her mother and a bystander is too crazy to execute   (cnn.com) divider line 207
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2006-02-28 12:23:18 PM  
Psychiatrists testified that Banks believed his death sentences were vacated by Jesus or God, that nurses and other staff are witches and devils, and that he was illegally incarcerated because of a conspiracy involving the Department of Corrections, the "Islamic government of the U.S." and others.

See?? Farking Christians! Religion of love indeed!
 
2006-02-28 12:26:36 PM  
Well with that 11 personas in his gourd at once I'm not surprised.
 
2006-02-28 12:27:43 PM  
HenryFnord: Well with that 11 personas in his gourd at once I'm not surprised.

No Shiat
 
2006-02-28 12:54:26 PM  
Three live-in girlfriends?
I'm calling bullshiat on the batshiat.
 
2006-02-28 01:17:58 PM  
With all those woman around no wonder the guys crazy.
 
2006-02-28 01:18:06 PM  
It's unsafe to have killers kept alive, whether or not they're insane.
 
2006-02-28 01:18:52 PM  
Living with three girlfriends would make you insane.
 
2006-02-28 01:19:25 PM  
Now that is crazy--three girlfriends, and an ex, under the same roof.
 
2006-02-28 01:19:52 PM  
No TV and no beer made him that way, perhaps.

www.davidanaxagoras.com
 
2006-02-28 01:20:22 PM  
Maybe he just had a bad day.
 
2006-02-28 01:20:27 PM  
EggbertShootsFire

oh bullshiat.

The death penalty is just barbarism and vengeance - nothing more.


Lock him in a mental ward the rest of his life.
 
2006-02-28 01:21:17 PM  
I'm not sure what tag to put on this but unlikely doesn't seem to fit.

/Didn't RTFA
 
2006-02-28 01:21:29 PM  
With three girlfriends there (and apparently fine with the existence of the others) and an ex who still didn't leave, I'd say George knew how to satisfy the ladies.
 
2006-02-28 01:21:45 PM  
Look at this story and the previous 3 stories. Do we have a wacky murderous quadfecta going on?
 
2006-02-28 01:21:56 PM  
He's dangerous. He killed his own children for crying out loud. Besides if he's too insane to value life, then he by his own insanity shouldn't value his own life. Therefore killing him will not affect him mentally since he won't even realize what's happening to him.
 
2006-02-28 01:22:16 PM  
loki see loki do


I really hate it when newswriters incidentally mention bizarre facts like "three live in girlfriends" and don't offer the reader any sort of reason why. I mean, that's the million dollar question.
 
2006-02-28 01:22:24 PM  
Who gives a shiat if'n he is crazy?
they should have fried his ass a long time ago...
Nice to see that they've wasted like 24 years of keeping this farker alive.
 
2006-02-28 01:22:26 PM  
Kazan

And take a chunk outa my paycheck to keep him alive? Wrong.

Sorry, give him a shot. He may have a second chance in the next life, but he blew it in this world, we have no use for him.
 
2006-02-28 01:23:31 PM  
Maybe a brain transplant could help him. Throwing his brain in the bin.
 
2006-02-28 01:24:28 PM  
Total horsesh|t.

This dude should be injected/fried/shot and THEN hung

/just sayin
 
2006-02-28 01:25:17 PM  
Why should society waste any more time and money on this guy? He is a killer and totally useless, I say carry out the death sentence and get it over with, everyone will be better off, including him.
 
2006-02-28 01:25:38 PM  
A couple reason to not execute him:

has a hopeless prognosis and will not improve to any acceptable degree," Conahan wrote.

So, it's ok to execute people who have some hope and may improve?

/Am I missing something?
 
2006-02-28 01:25:46 PM  
The Sybarite

I'd have to agree, how did he manage to get all of those women. However, may I point out that the guy seems to be having one of those religion complexes (i can kill because god allows me to), does that certify insanity? I dont have a degree or anything so I can't say much on the matter. Now if he thought they were all giant fish faced monsters, maybe it'd be more clear that he's insane (which would not explain why he got all those women in his place in the first place).
 
2006-02-28 01:27:06 PM  
'I approve'

www.crimelibrary.com

/Now that's how you do crazy
 
2006-02-28 01:27:42 PM  
IceWind: And take a chunk outa my paycheck to keep him alive? Wrong.

It's pretty farking expensive to execute somebody.
 
2006-02-28 01:27:55 PM  
Am I the only one who gets unbelievably pissed off at these verdicts where people get off because they are crazy, or something or another?

This pisses me off. Who gives a flying fark if he's crazy or not...light the crazy farker up, and sing kumbaya around his burning corpse.

On same subject...a local story, a mother was tried last week for ripping the arms off of her baby and letting the baby bleed to death. Ended with a hung jury...9 farking idiots said "not guilty due to insanity"...there was only one level head on that jury...one who said that she was a guilty marther farker. Damn it...she should burn too. Even if she is crazy.

I never thought I'd say this but....F'ing liberals.
 
2006-02-28 01:28:01 PM  
why do the crazies get all the chicks?
 
2006-02-28 01:28:08 PM  
Give me and my shotgun about 30 seconds alone with the guy and I'll demonstrate how all too easy it is to execute his motherfarking ass.

--h
 
2006-02-28 01:28:36 PM  
WTF ... I can't even get one girlfriend of worth and he's bat crazy prison worker getting three in the same house.

You womenfolk are wack!
 
2006-02-28 01:28:38 PM  
Now hold on a second. The jury rejected his insanity plea at trial. He's been convicted and sentenced, and been through a number of appeals already.

But he can't be executed because he can't assist in his defense?

His defense is over. Done. If society is going to have a death penalty, let's kill those who deserve it. His insanity NOW has nothing to do with his crime THEN.
 
2006-02-28 01:28:48 PM  
still would be cheaper, easier, and safer just to fry the useless piece of shiat
 
2006-02-28 01:29:09 PM  
Kazan:


You're right. We should house him indefinitely (because, let's face it, there's no way we can fix him and there's no way we can risk letting him out) and pay for decades of treatment and medications.

I'm willing to pay more in taxes for a lot of things...but footing the bill to warehouse the dangerous and mentally hopeless is not one of them.
 
2006-02-28 01:29:28 PM  
Bring him down to Texas. We'll execute anybody, or 2/3 off your court fees!
 
2006-02-28 01:29:40 PM  
IceWind
And take a chunk outa my paycheck to keep him alive? Wrong.

Actually, it costs more to execute someone than to keep em alive. Appeal after appeal (not to mention the electricity costs) stack up. If we just gave guys a life sentence your precious tax dollars wouldn't be affected.

"The death penalty is much more expensive than its closest alternative--life imprisonment with no parole."

At least it did in 1994. It's probably more expensive now.

And doesn't anyone remember that right after 9/11 they wanted to find out if Timothy McAsshat was involved somehow? Oops, he's dead! Just another reason not to execute someone. If you get rid of them, you can never get more info out of them.
 
2006-02-28 01:30:28 PM  
hdale

Better yet, load up all the liberals into a warehouse and let me go CounterStrike on their asses.
 
2006-02-28 01:31:05 PM  
If there is no question that he did the act then kill him. Not as a vengance thing, as a practical thing. He will never be a productive member of society and Im haveing problems making ends meet some months. I dont care to foot the bill for keeping alive.

He will never be a happy, whole person anyway.

Im thinking that there should be a way for all the people that are moraly opposed to the death sentence to sponsor a deathrow inmate. If you can afford his/her upkeep then he/she gets to remain alive. Otherwise stick em.
 
2006-02-28 01:31:32 PM  
The crazy thing?

He's probably getting love letters from secret admirers in jail.
 
2006-02-28 01:31:36 PM  
I'm so glad there is a death penalty thread; nothing is quite so amusing as internet cowboys/ toughguys
 
2006-02-28 01:31:38 PM  
Kazan
Lock him in a mental ward the rest of his life.

What if he escapes from said mental ward and kills again? Mental Hospitals are not prisons, they have much more lax security. One Google news search for "Escape from mental hospital" will show you that its not uncommon for these guys to go missing.
 
2006-02-28 01:31:58 PM  
Banks picked up his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on September 25, 1982, and began shooting. He killed seven children -- five of them his own, along with his three live-in girlfriends, an ex-girlfriend, her mother and a bystander in the street.

Three girlfriends? Is there such a thing as the Mormon Amateur League?
 
2006-02-28 01:32:21 PM  
zorak8me

Somehow, I find it HIGHLY unlikely that Timothy Rotinhell McVay would have told the goverement anything.
 
2006-02-28 01:32:25 PM  
zorak8me

Actually, it costs more to execute someone than to keep em alive. Appeal after appeal (not to mention the electricity costs) stack up. If we just gave guys a life sentence your precious tax dollars wouldn't be affected.

haha, yes indeed. lifers only get to use candles that they manufacture from their own hair and sweat.
 
2006-02-28 01:33:36 PM  
IceWind
I would love to see you try to do that to me (Since I've been classified as a 'liberal' here, even though I don't even know what that word MEANS anymore...), but I don't think you actually have the guts to kill another human being like that in cold blood.
 
2006-02-28 01:34:05 PM  
zorak:

"Actually, it costs more to execute someone than to keep em alive. Appeal after appeal (not to mention the electricity costs) stack up. If we just gave guys a life sentence your precious tax dollars wouldn't be affected.

"The death penalty is much more expensive than its closest alternative--life imprisonment with no parole.""


Probably doesn't apply since this guy would be assigned to a psychiatric facility pending either his death or armageddon. The costs involved there are a hell of a lot greater.
 
2006-02-28 01:34:52 PM  
the "Islamic government of the U.S."

OMG it IS true!!!1
 
2006-02-28 01:35:06 PM  
Why does being 'insane' get you a lighter sentance, or 'pleading temporary insanity' get you off for a crime you commited??? I'd think we'd be MORE scared of a crazy guy/gal, and want to keep them in jail LONGER.

A man who killed the guy who raped his daughter is much less dangerous to society in general than a crazy who pulled a knife and stabbed a passer-by for no reason. Therefore, the man who killed the rapist should get a light, if any sentance, an the crazy should be put to death.
 
2006-02-28 01:35:06 PM  
But not too crazy to grind into dog food.
 
2006-02-28 01:35:14 PM  
J.Garcia'sRightMiddleFinger
I'm so glad there is a death penalty thread; nothing is quite so amusing as internet cowboys/ toughguys


There almost as good as the "internet pimp", "internet millionaire", and "internet scholar" threads.

/pretty big wheel down at the cracker factory
 
2006-02-28 01:36:23 PM  
untrustworthy: It's pretty farking expensive to execute somebody.

bull. I can buy a box of bullets from Wal-Mart for $5. What's expensive is the appeals, housing and meals while these assholes sit on death row for 20 years. The execution isn't expensive, it's everything leading up to it that costs a fortune.

Khardynyl: Maybe a brain transplant could help him. Throwing his brain in the bin.

nah..."forced lead replacement surgery"
 
2006-02-28 01:36:43 PM  
Hm. On one hand, he killed many, many people and is undeniably insane. On the other hand, he had 3 live-in girlfriends at the same time.

I'm not sure execution is what we should be considering here. A medal might be more accurate.
 
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