Tearful ending — Mark Hacking gets 6-to-life prison term

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  • Crystal
    Sept. 14, 2009 10:49 a.m.

    If they couldn't prove that he had planned on killing her, then they couldn't give him life without parole or the death penalty. Most crimes like this aren't well thought out, and committed rashly. He probably killed her in a rage, then freaked out about it, made up a semi plausible story about why she was missing, and got caught. I believe he should never be allowed back into society, but the state did all they could. He's behind bars for now and I doubt a parole board will be tempted to let him out anytime soon.

  • Confused
    Sept. 12, 2009 9:33 p.m.

    How can the sentence be as little as 6 years!!!! For a double murder????? Someone please explain that one.

  • jessica
    July 25, 2009 5:35 p.m.

    I also am confused as to why her and the baby's life only worth 6 yrs. How much time can he get if he is never paroled.

  • Sheila
    July 4, 2009 9:15 a.m.

    How In The World Can You Only Get 6 Years To Life For Murder? Are People In Utah Crazy Or What. I Do Not Get It. This Man Killed The Woman Carrying His Child And Then Threw Her Away Like Trash. I'm Beginning To Think That People In Utah Are From Another Planet.

  • Liz
    May 23, 2009 9:08 p.m.

    His tears and remorse are for the killing of his own soul and salavation. The killing of one's wife and child are mortal sins which our Lord - who is ever loving and unchanging - has clearly told us is unforgivable. The rules don't change. He will be cast away and never admitted into the presence of God the Father, which means he will forever be lost to his family as well. Remaining in prison is a protection to society since he has nothing left to lose and will likely "go crazy" again if allowed to re-enter a society that would be a daily reminder of his eternal loss.

  • Jon
    May 7, 2009 12:06 p.m.

    You don't have to be rocket scientist for to figure out the motive. Mark gets caught in all his lies and finally confesses...Lori says she is going to leave and file for divorce so he kills her.
    It's the classic "If I can't have her, no one will" scenario. I'm shocked the so-called experts haven't mentioned it before.

  • Steven Holzman
    April 11, 2009 9:48 p.m.

    I do really think that Mark Hacking does not feel any remorse for he has done. In my opinion, he should not be given a possibility for parole. Mark has the potential to became serial killer.

  • Patrick Burke
    Oct. 5, 2007 6:57 p.m.

    Mr. Hacking's comments that "We are more proud of Mark than ever before" is laughable. Hacking's " I
    PROBABLY deserve to be in jail for the
    rest of my life is the world's biggest understatement to say the least. He should NEVER leave prison. Period. Remeber he was selling Lori's things and was going to write a "love story" about him meeting his tragic victim, Lori Soares. I'll never understand why this story doesn't get more attention. He's aman who murdered his wife and child, tried to avoid detection, deceived the police. I can't understand why he gets any pity. He still loves Lori. Taking someone's life is the most selfish thing you could do. He was a loser who didn't want to lose his successful, beautiful wife. If they had got a divorce I'm sure he would be a stalker. His wife was all he had. But wives
    are not possessions . Marriage is sharing and HONESTY, something which Hacking knows nothing about.