The murderer of the University of North Dakota student, Dru Sjodin, was sentenced to death. It became North Dakota’s first death penalty case in over a century. Alfonso Rodriguez Jr, received the sentence that he deserved. He will no longer be able to walk among us and harm innocent people.
Rodriguez, who got out of prison about six months before the killing, was charged under federal law because Sjodin was taken across state lines.
U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley, in his statements to jurors, said the death penalty would be the “right thing, in the right case.” He stood near her portrait and asked for justice. Fox News)
DEATH. That is the sentence for the actions of Joseph Smith who murdered 11 year old Carlie Brucia. Smith was sentenced to death by lethal injection by Judge Andrew Owens.
“The scales of life and death tip unquestionably toward death,” said Circuit Judge Andrew Owens.
Brucia killer sentenced to death
SARASOTA, Fla. – A former mechanic convicted of raping and murdering 11-year-old Carlie Brucia, whose abduction was caught on a car wash security camera, was sentenced to death Wednesday for her murder.
The recent horrific and unspeakable rape and murder of Teresa Halbach has reinvigorated efforts to reinstate the death penalty in Wisconsin. The recent announcements of what occurred to Teresa Halbach at the hands of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey have shocked the collective conscience of most all.
The release of horrific details about Teresa Halbach’s death likely will reinvigorate efforts to reinstate the death penalty in Wisconsin, say two Fox Valley legislators and a prominent defense attorney.
“I expect that you are going to see people now asking for Wisconsin to reinstate the death penalty because, if these statements are true, this man’s as vicious as they come,” Boyle said. “I’ve already heard that argument being made on the radio.”
The description of how Teresa Halbach was allegedly raped and murdered has upset some by the graphic details but has outraged others to begin to discuss that there must be a greater penalty for those that would commit such heinous crimes other than life in prison.
Boyle, the Milwaukee attorney, said the details of the case have sparked outrage, and that “is going to cause a lot of people to start saying the penalty of life in prison without parole isn’t severe enough.”