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It’s My 2 Cents … About Slimeball Duncan

Convicted perv Joseph Edward Duncan III is guilty as sin and should be executed. There I said it. In journo-world, you’re always suppose to use words like “allegedly” and “reportedly” to describe crimes and charges before conviction. But this is the blogosphere. And we all know he did it. That’s why I’m irritated by the delay of six months in the beginning of the trial granted to Public Defender John Adams for his sleazy client is so irritating. As much as I want to see Duncan exterminated for murdering Brenda, Slade and Dylan Groene and Mark McKenzie and brutalizing young Shasta Groene, there is something worth considering here: a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

PD Adams, an anti-death penalty sort, knows his client is going to be found guilty by a Kootenai County jury. He also knows that we’ll be trying to put the scumbag to death 20 years from now, at great financial cost to the county and emotional cost to Shasta Groene and her family, who will remain in Duncan’s clutches as long as the trial and appeals proceedings are working their tedious way through the judicial system.

Question: As much as I hate to say it, wouldn’t it make more sense to accept a plea bargain from Duncan that would guarantee that he’d remain in prison for the rest of his life that try to satisfy the animal extinct to kill this monster?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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