Judge grants Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper more time to consider appeal


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  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    June 7, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Defense attorneys are a malicious bunch . . . until you need one.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 7, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    In the old days the sentence would have been different, and carried out expeditiously.

    We are not a better or safer society the way things are today.

    By the way, who is paying for the convicted killer's lawyers? {Taxpayers!]

  • Ebeling72 MERRITT ISLAND, FL
    June 7, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    He'll get to prison eventually. One does wonder how his attorneys look at themselves in the mirror every day. Wait..LOL!.. they're DEFENSE attorneys. It slipped my mind there for a second.. merrily we roll along, right?

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    June 7, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    I say grant an appeal, but also grant the Mormon Tabernacle Choir the right to sign hymns all the way through the proceedings.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    Good idea!
    Lets encourage him to save up his pay related to basket weaving and license plate printing till he has enough to pay for the VERY BEST legal talent available. (about 40 years.)
    Then HE can pay. Taxpayers have done enough for him!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    June 7, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    Since this has already been decided by a jury, there shouldn't be any more money pumped into this charade. If his attorney's want to volunteer their time because they feel strongly that he is a victim (it's pretty hard to type that without puking), then let them donate their own resources.

    Cases like these should not be permanent employment for a few attorneys. My goodness, lock up the guilty and give the innocent their rightful taste of freedom, closure and fresh air.

    MOVE ON!

  • noneck62 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    Here we go again, more delays.