'That guy didn't deserve that,' Curtis Allgier says of murdered officer

Tattooed inmate gets life sentence plus at least 36 years

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  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    I'd have an easier time buying that he wasn't a monster if he didn't look like one with the ink all over his face. I also don't get these "Life +" sentances. So how does that work, if they die and come back they only servce so many more years? And how does that work with consecutive life sentances? If they die 7 and come back 7 (as an example), they're free?

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Dec. 6, 2012 9:23 p.m.

    Curtis Allgier, the product of extreme right wing conservative hatred. Not sure why we should spend taxpayer money on this guy. Make the people who raised him pay for his incarceration or the hate groups he belongs to.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Dec. 6, 2012 4:37 p.m.

    Sweet ink bro.

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    Finally we see some humility. His apology seems sincere

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Dec. 6, 2012 3:24 p.m.

    This isn't justice, it's a life time of free health care, food and financial support.

  • Poppa Alan Fruit Heights, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    It sickens me when Allgier says "I apologize from the bottom of my heart," he said Wednesday during his sentencing hearing. "I didn't want to hurt anybody. It was an accident. … That guy didn't deserve that. He didn't deserve it." He wrestled the gun from Mr. Anderson and shot him TWICE in the head. Execution, pure and simple. And his actions afterward were the actions of a desperate and evil man. Proud of his race? He is evil. The marks on his body testify to that fact. He got off easy.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 10:54 a.m.

    Allgier's attorneys hopefully made a part of the deal that Allgier would never be able to make a request to go to any medical institution to get medical care that wasn't provided at the prison facility. It was pre-meditated murder of Mr. Anderson. Allgier is not sorry for committing the crime and is only sad that he got caught. With his type of marking, he would have had a hard time avoiding being caught. He was and is a marked man and prison guards will know he has killed and murdered one of their own. He just as well have put a target on himself with his distintinctive markings.

    This is not real justice to not have him show his bias and guilt in a court of law. For him to say he only made his decision to kill in a split second was his last hope at getting the court to send him to the state hospital. He had a plan and carried it out when the corrections officer was vulnerable. Allgier hasn't found his solace in this life.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    So people should take personal responsibility but should turn themselves over to gods will? the religious right is so devoid of morals and values these days I would almost fear this guy worse if he turned himself over to the far rights brand of religion.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    'That guy didn't deserve that,' applies to Algier and his sentence.

    In this case the criminal won, and law abiding citizens lost.

    If ever there was a case where the death penalty was fully justified, this is it. And, it should have been a case prosecuted and sentenced within a matter of months, not five years of truth-dodging and obfuscation by the admitted killer. And the sentence should have been carried out within months of conviction.

    Every morsel of food, medical treatment, shelter or creature comfort we provide Mr. Algier for the next 50 years is something he does not deserve, and is being denied someone else.

    My sincere condolences go out to the victim's family and friends for their loss and suffering.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    He is trying to make himself to be a hero of sorts because he plead guilty to this crime in an effort to comfort the family of the victim. The truth is he plead guilty only after the death penalty was taken off the table.

    I don't understand why this plea bargin was allowed. He continues to be a risk to guards and other inmates. This isn't fair to them. The prosecutors and the courts should have gone the distance.

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    Dec. 6, 2012 5:38 a.m.

    Two lives lost - how sad.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 6, 2012 5:29 a.m.

    AA had it right. In order to provoke change, one has to believe in a higher power. An individual cannot change oneself. An individual who leads oneself "has a fool for a guide". The legal system is now run with a socialist attitude where everyone, including Mr. Allgier, is a victim of society. There is no sin. There is no God. It is all about psychological evaluation and interacting with society. One has to start with individual responsibility. One has to stop blaming others and start with oneself. This starts with putting God back in the schools to say nothing of the prison system.

  • johnhenry APO, AP
    Dec. 6, 2012 1:19 a.m.

    Why on Earth can't the judge deny plea bargains when the defendent makes such asinine comments as "It was an accident" when it obviously wasn't one?

  • Joe Moe Logan, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 11:51 p.m.

    Hearing him speak these words, it was probably the first time I thought there was actually a human being in there.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 7:59 p.m.

    Re: "Tattooed inmate gets life sentence . . . ."

    Or, in other words, he got nothing, since he was already serving a life sentence.


  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Now do you think it might be possible to finally put this guy away so he can be forgotten and we won't have to see his face looking at us from your pages ever again?

  • Sasha Pachev Provo, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 5:58 p.m.

    This is an example of a broken legal system. A criminal with a history of violent escapes should not be given a life time of opportunity to continue the attempts. What this does is encourage other murderers with a life time sentence to try to escape. What do they have to lose anyway if there is a precedent like this, if they can get away with defying authority and murder?

  • danaslc Kearns, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    Did we vote out the death penalty too?