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'There's still hope,' judge says after imposing life without parole sentence

Published: Monday, Oct. 21 2013 5:48 p.m. MDT

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JBT
Provo, UT

I am normally not, at ALL, sympathetic to anyone that commits murder. Specially when it involves children. However, this verdict seems a bit much. Based on the circumstances... I mean, he was depressed, it didn't sound premeditated..? He has no criminal history, and he's sentenced to life 'without' parole? Admittedly, I know very little about this case. However, I've seen much lesser sentences for much more heinous crimes, IMO.

Watchadoi
South Jordan, UT

@JBT did you read the article? You said "it didn't sound premeditated." However, he told police "he had been planning to kill his son for about a month." Sounds like premeditation to me.

MaryG
New York, NY

Yes, this young man had depression. However, depression does not mean homicidal. But depression does include anger. Most likely he had years of anger...built up...& there was a break-up with the child's mother. It could be, he took years of rage & hurt out on his son, & also a way to get back at the baby's mother. Agreed, he had no prior convictions, but I do feel he could again, hurt others. He thought about killing for 1 month. Premeditated. The most innocent & defenseless pay the price for others "pain."

psalms91
olivehurst, CA

if he comes to know christ it wont matter if he serves his life,,,,, but in the meantime you have to keep others safe.

Itsme2
SLC, UT

I've suffered severe depression recently and murder was never on my mind. I think the death penalty is appropriate for this case. He "got off" easily with life in prison.

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