Hello everyone! This is my first post and after looking around this site I think I am going to REALLY like it here!
I voted for this like I do for the Oscars/Emmys...
I voted LWOP but hope for the ultimate...I was mighty impressed with the entire Prosecutions case and totally entertained by the Defense...That Mr. Baez sure is a funny one...not
Just wanted to jump in with both feet and say Hi!
The State proved 3 of the determining factors for the DP. But then again they also proved beyond a reasonable doubt that there WAS in fact premeditation as well. I'm thinking that if it were me on that jury? 31 days would have had me asking why. I could have stopped at a lesser charge. But then, the computer searches, the way the body was discovered, the condition that poor little girl was found, the car trunk, the car being abandoned...I could go right on down the State's list.
Someone in this thread mentioned the sentence Misty Croslin(sp) got? And that is without a body and without premeditation as well. I can picture ICA getting LWOP because of her age. We are all familiar with how long a person can sit on death row through appeals before "the end" occurs or appeals are won. 20 years of appeals? LWOP? Only difference between the two? One takes longer to wait through. It wouldn't benefit the tax payers, her existing family or the millions of people this whole story has affected. ICA would get the easy way out with the DP.
I'd much rather see it haunt her like it will everyone else, for the rest of her life in prison. For life.
Considering the jury and HHJP have had a glimpse the sheer hell ICA has put her parents through, the number of innocent people she willingly and knowingly accused and involved in her sadistic menagerie of lies, and her lack remorse; I hope she gets the DP. But I voted LWOP because because I think that the jury might want her suffering to be lifelong. That would be fine in my opinion.
I think she will be convicted at the very least of Aggravated Child Abuse which carries the Death Penalty. If the Jury votes for Death I think HHJP will go for life and overrule.
Just some current history of Women convicted, sentenced, and executed in the State Of Florida.
My choice is not exactly on the poll because I want ICA to get the DP, then have to sit on Death Row believing that the State of Florida would be putting her to death. I want her to sit in a Death Row cell frightened out of her mind of dying by Lethal Injection for at least 5 years, then her sentence be commuted to Life.
So, I want BOTH! Death Penalty, then Life after about 5 years of total, absolute fear.
I voted LWOP. If she walks, I will never trust the jury process again.