The_Six_Fingered_Man: StanTheMan: Because he hid from the system for 30 years. Now let's reward that.Right. He hid from the system. In prison. For 30 years.His trial was in 1977. His conviction was overturned in 1980. It was vacated in 1983. Since then, he has been sitting in prison without having legally committed a crime.
StanTheMan: The_Six_Fingered_Man: StanTheMan: LordJiro: StanTheMan: Fark him, the murdering scumbag was sentenced to death and should have been executed a long time ago. RTFA.Because Texas has never sentenced an innocent man to death, right?Except there is not even an allegation he is innocent, dipwad.Well, he's certainly not guilty. After all, that's the result when a conviction is vacated.Because he hid from the system for 30 years. Now let's reward that.This guy sounds like the perfect cause celebre for libs. They can make him a civil rights icon like Tookie Williams or Mumia.
Securitywyrm: StanTheMan: Magorn: according to the Internets an IQ score of 55 put this guy in the "Barely able to function on his own" range and only about 10 points above Chimps or Dolphins. Not only would it probably be unconstitutional to execute him, but the prosecutor's ability to get a conviction that will stand up on appeal given the lack of witnesses and evidence at this point is virtually nil. Why the hell is TX willing to take the PR hit and re-try this guy instead of realizing that he's already done 3 decades in jail and basically just spring him for time servedThere's some SCOTUS judicial activism that needs to be reversed. I don't care if your IQ is 55, you murder someone with premeditation and deliberation, you get the needle. Call it equal protection.One problem with this made-up rule is that now all murder suspects attorneys hire IQ expert witnesses (i.e., whores) to show how dumb they are.He has not been convicted of murder. The first trial was ruled invalid due to illegal actions by the prosecutors (In 1980s Texas, consider what sort of actions those entailed).
StanTheMan: HemorrhagingKarma: StanTheMan: Fark him, the murdering scumbag was sentenced to death and should have been executed a long time ago. RTFA.FTFA: "On March 4, 1983, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals formally vacated Hartfield's conviction."Did you RTFA?Yes I did. And it was because he couldn't get a juror who was against the death penalty? Really?This PoS should have been needled 30 years ago.
LarryDan43: 51 is considered a genius in Texas.
Delta1212: The judge literally called the 33 years he spent in jail "pre-trial detention."
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