I can't think of any reason why Barzee should be released. I feel the info
in the article is true, she's still a danger to society.
I agree that Ms. Barzee is a wily one and crazy like a fox not to mention a
master manipulator. Going by what I know of her history with her children, she
has more than demonstrated that she has been mentally ill for a long time.
Since she has refused to undergo a mental health evaluation, they should assume
that her mental illness issues are still a problem. I strongly suspect that if
released she would more than likely end up as a homeless case pushing around
her belongings in a shopping cart with her mental health issues compounding
exponentially due to lack of treatment. I opine that for her sake, she should
stay in an environment that is both safe for her and society at large. I for
one would rather see her get the help she needs rather than being dumped out of
the system as another statistic.
@Impartial7At the expense of more kidnappings and rapes before she is
caught and locked up again?
If I were a board member I would never vote to parole anyone who wasn't
willing to appear before the board in person and plead their case. My opinion
is that a mental institution is the best option for her.
Am I correct in assuming Williams is her court-appointed attorney? I guess she
wouldn't be able to pay for one..but he hasn't seen her for a year so
how can he really represent her in a legal sense. In a moral sense she is
beyond representation, totally delusional.. probably pretty wily, as one
responder has said. What would she do, where would she go if she got out?
Incarceration may be expensive in dollars to the taxpayers, but the peace of
mind to her victims (Elizabeth and her family) is invaluable.
It may be that she feels prison is the best place for her; she may be correct. I
wonder if a mental institution wouldn't be a better fit though. It's
money well spent keeping her out of society either way.
She's smarter than we think. She knows that she can't make it on the
outside. She's got stability in prison (at taxpayer expense) and wants to
live the rest of her years that way. Really want to punish her? Give her parole.
Honestly, when I hear of people like Barzee getting parole, I seriously question
the sanity of our justice system.
For what she did to Elizabeth, the sentence should have been life. The least
that should be done is the maximum sentence. Too many sex offenders and child
offenders are released, knowing that deviant behavior is never really fixed.
Humm...let's look at this from another perspective. Mr. Scott Williams has
his picture on TV, in all the newspapers...he got what he wanted.
She's got three hots and a cot. The alternative is to go back on the
outside, and this time live on the street as a pariah, without her husband.
Maybe avoiding parole is the one sane thing she's done.