Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I Beg Your Pardon

The case of Kristina Joy Fetters is scheduled to come before the Board of Parole today.

Fetters wants out of prison, for the murder of  a great-aunt, because she has terminal breast cancer.

Family and friends who know her say she deserves to be released even without the illness.

Pardon me, not sure if the pun was intended or not, but I can't help but recall another murderer who was released early because of terminal cancer.

Lockerbie bomber dies more than two years after release

Sister Sandy Rodemyer said it's time for the rest of the community to show some compassion.

Compassion should be reserved for those who truly deserve it and the scientific community is united in that fact.

I have yet to see one report that shows Fetters has accepted responsibility for her actions, nor has she expressed remorse or contrition.

If the board decides against parole, Rodemyer said Gov. Terry Branstad should consider stepping in.

"What I really wish is that Gov. Branstad would pardon more people than turkeys -- and I mean that very sincerely," said Rodemyer.

What did a turkey ever do to you, Sister?

All convicts are turkeys, but not one turkey is a convict.


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