Friday, February 22, 2019
Daryl Atkins worthy for execution is about Daryl Atkins executing case. Unlike most murder cases though Daryl Atkins was mentally decelerate and the debate wasnt weather he was indictable or innocent, it was if he should receive the death punishment for his crime or not. The location of the crime played a big role in the jury selection because York County was a more than white area compared to Hampton County where Atkins abducted Nesbitt. The prosecuting officer is the public official who represents the race in legal actions against the criminal wrongdoer (pg 25).For serious cases like this case the prosecutor gets involved earlier and sprain with the police to create a case. Virginia appoints lawyers that meet certain qualifications to represent people who cant afford a lawyer. Hampton County appointed George Rogers for Atkins and 2 lawyers for William Jones (Timothy Clancy and Leslie Smith). below Virginia law the willful, deliberate and premeditated killing of any pers on during the representation of a serious crime, such as robbery, abduction, or rape, constitutes capital murder (pg. 0). Daryl Atkins bail was overly excessive at $650,00 considering he wasnt believed to be the killer, had know violent acts prior, and was to poor to actually post that bail amount. A grand jury is when a group of people are presented try from the prosecutor. The grand Jury looks over this examine and decides if the case should go transport and proceed to trial which would be a true bill bill of indictment or if the case should be thrown out.The book talks how a grand theft charge can be moved knock down to a petit larceny charge through supplication-bargaining. William Jones struck a plea bargain by saying he was guilty to all charges ask out non-capital murder. Punishment must fit the bill in the U. S. criminal arbiter system. A person who steals a TV isnt going to jailhouse for life but a person who kills a person may be going to jail for life. The more serious the crime the more time must be spent on gathering evidence to make sure there isnt a mistake which faculty cost an innocent person his life.The main argument against the death penalisation is that killing is wrong so know matter who the person is. The separate argument is that killers fatiguet think of the consequences when they act, so the death penalty doesnt make a person not kill. Another objective is that life in prison should be justice enough these inmates dont pose a threat to society anymore so why bother killing them. The Furman v. Georgia case was important because at that time any person who was convicted of killing a person was punishable by death.Furman accidently killed William Micke and was found guilty, but the Supreme hail upheld the ruling and in doing so outlawed most uses of the death penalty. By having Mary Jones aver it showed how the murder affected the family and that her families life will never be the same. articulate Smiley sentenced Da ryl Atkins to death and set his date for execution for August 20, 1998. The Supreme Court decided that it was illegal to have a mentally retarded person receive the death penalty.Prior to the ruling South Carolina still allowed for mentally retarded people to be executed but they hadnt executed any mentally retarded person after the Penry case. Since Daryl Atkins never had a IQ test prior to 18 they couldnt use his test to keep if he was mentally retarded or not. The case continued and because of a Brady case infraction Daryl Atkins was sentenced to Life rather than the death penalty. Work Cited Walker, doubting Thomas G. Eligible for Execution The Story of the Daryl Atkins Case. Washington, D. C. CQ, 2008. Print.