Monday, December 13, 2004

Scott Lee Peterson

Well...I have to eat my words. I was so certain that the Peterson jury would give him life without parole. I was convinced that his middle-class white male status would spare him from a death sentence. I was wrong. California is very unlikely to kill him, but that is not entirely the point.

It is not my practice to post when a defendant is first given his or her sentence. I'm especially loathe to care much about the high profile cases. However, this case has brought a lot of attention and that attention can be used to bring focus to the death penalty and its effect on society. So...I post to note that I'll eat my words. The Peterson jury surprised me.

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