Death row in Florida is so full and the execution process so expensive that Casey will die of natural causes before she reaches the front of the line!
That’s the opinion of Florida journalist Mike Thomas who’s reporting on the case for Casey Anthony‘s hometown newspaper The Orlando Sentinel.
In his explosive new column, Thomas claims those clamoring for the death sentence for Casey, while she’s still being tried for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee, should get used to the idea of her spending the rest of her life behind bars instead.
He writes, “If she ever does make it to death row and gets in line behind the 399 inmates already there, she would be killed sometime in the 23rd century. Our last execution was 16 months ago. Since then, we have added 11 more.”
The reason why it takes so long to execute prisoners? The cost!
He adds, “The Palm Beach Post calculated in 2000 that the death penalty cost Florida $51 million a year, or about $24 million per execution. I hate to point out the obvious, but this isn’t working.”
“New Jersey eliminated its death penalty in 2007 after spending more than $250 million on death-penalty trials since the early 1980s and executing nobody.”
Thomas’ opinions are sure to upset those convinced Casey — if found guilty — should die.
What do you think, HollyMoms? Is execution “money well spent” and should Casey, if guilty, be fast tracked to the front of the line?
Or is it a waste of money that would be better spent elsewhere?
— Ian Garland
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