Death Penalty In Michigan?

Last week, the possibility of a criminal defendant being sentenced to the death penalty was put before a federal jury in Detroit. The case involved a man who had been convicted of murdering an armored-truck courier and the jury was charged with deciding whether the defendant should be given the death sentence or life in prison.

The jury could not unanimously decide on either option so under the applicable law, the judge will automatically impose a sentence of life in prison without parole on the defendant.

The legal community followed this case with interest because it showed the contrast between federal law, which allows the possibility of a criminal defendant being sentenced to death for murder, and Michigan law, which forbids it.

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What are your thoughts on the death penalty in Michigan??

Ambrose Law Group



Filed under Death Penalty, Murder

2 responses to “Death Penalty In Michigan?

  1. ladicius

    i would rather see him put to death than have taxpayers funding the rest of his life behind bars. (average cost per day ranges from 52 to 55, totaling 18,980 – 20,075 per year.) if he has no opportunity for parole, then he has nothing left to offer society in any way, shape, or form. it only leaves him the chance to cause more detrimental effect inside the walls of prison on the taxpayer’s dime. it makes no sense, financially, although some people’s moral issues may conflict with logic, and would not want to see him put to death – which i assume was why the jury was unable to unanimously decide on his fate.

  2. It is a very interesting debate, albeit a very tricky one. The thing with these cases and tried felons, is that it varies from cases to cases. Depending on the degree and violence, one can say full on, that a death penalty is warranted, which might stem from public outrage and heated outrcy. But with this one, it’s very tricky.

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