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    Richard Allen Davis- Death sentence upheld

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...UPVC.DTL&tsp=1

    "(06-01) 12:20 PDT PETALUMA -- The state Supreme Court upheld the death sentence today of Richard Allen Davis, the repeat felon who became the catalyst for California's "three strikes" law when he kidnapped 12-year-old Polly Klaas from her Petaluma home and strangled her in 1993.

    In a unanimous ruling, the justices rejected defense arguments that police had obtained Davis' confession illegally by questioning him about Polly's whereabouts after he had asked for a lawyer following his arrest in December 1993. The court said the questioning had been proper because officers had reason to believe that Davis was their best hope of saving the girl, who had been missing for more than two months."

    The ruling can be viewed at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions...ts/S056425.PDF
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    Thank you for reporting this news.

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    What are they waiting for? It frustrates me, that if they decide on the death penalty, that it isn't carried out in a reasonable time IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthatex View Post
    What are they waiting for? It frustrates me, that if they decide on the death penalty, that it isn't carried out in a reasonable time IMO.
    I know! That's exactly what I was thinking when I finished reading the article. It's ridiculous. How many times can he appeal?

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    This is taking much too long. Let's get rid of this garbage now. He needs to be gone. It needs to happen now and he is no loss to our society.

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    this is one of those cases when they should have needled him 30 days after his conviction. there is no reason for him to ever see the light of day again, and there shouldn't be any chance of a retrial; he's GUILTY...period..needle him ...end of story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1 View Post
    this is one of those cases when they should have needled him 30 days after his conviction. there is no reason for him to ever see the light of day again, and there shouldn't be any chance of a retrial; he's GUILTY...period..needle him ...end of story

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

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    I want this SOB dead and I want it to happen while Joe Klaas (Polly's grandfather) is still alive. I want Mark Klaas to be able to see the last remenants of a miserable life drain out of RAD's body. And I want the last sight that Davis sees before he begins his stay in eternal fire and damnation to be Mark giving him the finger - just like Davis did to Klaas at the trial.

    Like I always say when discussing Davis: When you have a turd in the toilet bowl, you flush it. Good riddance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Doogie View Post
    I want this SOB dead and I want it to happen while Joe Klaas (Polly's grandfather) is still alive. I want Mark Klaas to be able to see the last remenants of a miserable life drain out of RAD's body. And I want the last sight that Davis sees before he begins his stay in eternal fire and damnation to be Mark giving him the finger - just like Davis did to Klaas at the trial.

    Like I always say when discussing Davis: When you have a turd in the toilet bowl, you flush it. Good riddance.
    Did that SOB seriously give Mark Klaas the finger during the trial????? Un-freaking-believable. Wow. What a piece of trash. I have NO IDEA how Mark did not physically attack him at that point.

    Kill the worthless piece of crap already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleven View Post
    Did that SOB seriously give Mark Klaas the finger during the trial????? Un-freaking-believable. Wow. What a piece of trash. I have NO IDEA how Mark did not physically attack him at that point.

    Kill the worthless piece of crap already.
    Yes, he gave the whole court the finger (see pic). Mark Klaas did have to be restrained from attacking Davis at one point - Davis made the claim on the stand that Polly had begged Davis to "not do me like my daddy does me". Mark erupted with "Rot in Hell, Davis!" and tried to rush him, but was grabbed by the baliffs and escorted from the court room.

    If and when the state of California finally does put a needle in this a-hole's arm, I will be one happy, happy man.
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    Thank you for the report-Mark's hard work and heart-break this year paid off....not that there was any question regarding the outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roller26 View Post
    I know! That's exactly what I was thinking when I finished reading the article. It's ridiculous. How many times can he appeal?
    He can appeal at least 20 years worth.

    Isn't his time about up?

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    Forget "upheld," lets go for "carried out" already!
    If I remember correctly (and I don't know if it would have applied in this case) a few days ago I heard on NPR that the Supreme Court ruled that detectives can keep questioning someone even after a person says they want a lawyer, although the person does not have to answer the questions until a lawyer shows up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fran View Post
    He can appeal at least 20 years worth.

    Isn't his time about up?

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    Geez 20 yrs! I didn't know that. Thank you fran. This man makes me feel sick to my stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Doogie View Post
    Yes, he gave the whole court the finger (see pic). Mark Klaas did have to be restrained from attacking Davis at one point - Davis made the claim on the stand that Polly had begged Davis to "not do me like my daddy does me". Mark erupted with "Rot in Hell, Davis!" and tried to rush him, but was grabbed by the baliffs and escorted from the court room.

    If and when the state of California finally does put a needle in this a-hole's arm, I will be one happy, happy man.
    I've only read the reports regarding this incident.
    Thank you for posting the pic though. Unfreeking believable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefragile7393 View Post
    Forget "upheld," lets go for "carried out" already!
    If I remember correctly (and I don't know if it would have applied in this case) a few days ago I heard on NPR that the Supreme Court ruled that detectives can keep questioning someone even after a person says they want a lawyer, although the person does not have to answer the questions until a lawyer shows up.
    I haven't seen the article you may be referring to, but it's my understanding that LE can continue questioning IF they feel the victim is still alive and time is of the essence.

    That was the reasoning behind continued questioning of Couey, who murdered Jessica Lunsford. LE THOUGHT there was still a chance Jessica was still alive, so when he said he wanted a lawyer, they continued on. He eventually led them to Jessica, but she was already deceased, smothered because he buried her alive.

    Couey's confession was thrown out, but they had enough to convict the POS anyway.

    IMO, that would be the case here too, most likely. There's no doubt, confession or not, that Davis killed Polly. It's just without his confession, they may have never found her, or it COULD have been years.

    I hate that he keeps getting all these second chances. It's too bad Polly doesn't get a 'do over!' Davis saw that her fate was permanent!


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    PS.........This poor family,............having to relive this over and over and over..........every time this jerk gets another say in court. It's cruel and unusual punishment, what the surviving family has to be put through to be sure the murderer get's all of his Rights!

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