Post by SoulTrainOz on Jul 20, 2006 20:10:29 GMT -5
It is with great disbelief that I have read on your Web site that the execution of a man who has been on Death Row for 24 years was stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court ("Stay granted," July 12).
I lived in Mississippi all of my life until a few months ago. One thing I have discovered about Texans is they actually use their death penalty. On the same night Bobby Glen Wilcher was to be executed, Texas executed a young man who had been on death row for only 8 years.
How is this true, that in Texas all appeals can be exhausted in 8 years and in Mississippi, it takes 3 times as long and even then it is not over.
I will never understand the justice system in Mississippi and why the taxpayers are subjected to having to pay for the housing and feeding of prisoners who have confessed to crimes, have been convicted more than once, and still sit in the prison system.
I can remember horrible crimes that occurred in Mississippi that people are still on death row for. This must not be allowed to continue.
Mississippi should either abolish the death penalty or learn to use it.