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Old 03-31-2006, 03:20 PM
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Default Article: Justices uphold death penalty despite Ridgway

Justices uphold death penalty despite Ridgway

SEAN ROBINSON; The News Tribune
Published: March 31st, 2006 01:00 AM



A divided Washington State
Supreme Court, plagued by the specter of the Green River Killer, on Thursday upheld the death penalty for Davya Cross, a King County man who killed his wife and two of her daughters in 1999.
The court’s 5-4 ruling tackled a controversial question: If Gary Ridgway, the worst mass murderer in state history, bargains his way out of execution, how can it be fair to impose it on anyone else?
The majority and minority opinions in the case diverge sharply in their characterizations of the agreement that spared Ridgway’s life.

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When I read the above article it made me really upset, because i dont believe that anyone should be killed no matter what they did or when it happened. when is this going to stop.
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