Russ1642: I'm conflicted. He deserved jail, but now it seems like it wouldn't benefit anyone.
timujin: If this has gone on longer than the statute of limitations on the original crime, they just need to let the guy go.
Private_Citizen: Governor Nixon needs to commute Anderson's sentence. He's rehabilitated, and fully integrated into society. Besides, it costs money to imprison someone, and this fellow pays taxes.Keep the tax revenue, save the expense, and let the man go home to his kids.
JackieRabbit: mollacek: From TFA: "The last time anything like this happened in Missouri was 1912. In that case, the convicted man was set free, Megaro said."Seems like a good enough chance this guy won't be sent to prison. I am okay with this.He already is in prison and his attorney is trying to get him out.
mollacek: From TFA: "The last time anything like this happened in Missouri was 1912. In that case, the convicted man was set free, Megaro said."Seems like a good enough chance this guy won't be sent to prison. I am okay with this.
hasty ambush: 1. Restitution to the guy he robbed plus 13%2. Released from prison with the understanding if he gets convicted for a similar crime he will serve the original sentence along with the new one -CONSECUTIVELY3. Person(s) responsible for 13 years of clerical error fired and/or lose govt pension.4. His lawyers fined possibly disbarred.
tungub: Private_Citizen pretty much nailed it. It is a strange case, but ultimately it benefits nobody to put this guy in prison. Reason should prevail here, although something tells me that it won't.
hasty ambush: 1. Restitution to the guy he robbed plus 13%
pute kisses like a man: statute of limitations is from the date of the crime to prosecution. he has already been prosecuted, tried, and convicted, so statute of limitations is not applicable. then there's right to a speedy trial... but he had a speedy trial... maybe there's a constitutional punishment issue, to wait fearful for 13 years... but, that's a little goofy too.
Tigger: This view of the situation is clearly ridiculous since there is no giant punishment boner. And as we know prison is about getting a punishment boner.
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