Friday, September 26, 2008

Judge overrides jury and orders death penalty

Let the jury decide is the usual tenet in law - why ignore it now? Will the young man's death make up for the death he caused? Will society be better off? I grieve and pray for the family of the police officer killed, for the young man now sentenced to death, and for his family who face losing him now. A tragedy grown larger because the judge cannot honor the jury system.
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The man convicted of murdering a Montgomery police officer two years ago learned his fate Thursday. Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs, Jr. overrode the jury's recommendation and instead gave Mario Woodward the death sentence.
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