Letter: Sentence not served for Death Row inmate
I saw an article on Feb. 1 where a Death Row inmate died at San Quentin.
He had been on Death Row for 31 years for a double kidnapping and rape, then shooting both in the back.
Now we have a death penalty — why would it take us 31 years after he had a trial and was convicted at a great cost?
We fed him, clothed him, housed him, gave him the best medical care that tax money could buy.
Now my question is: Why? It costs the taxpayers $47,000 per year to take care of him. The total cost of his care was $1.5 million. Now I read it would cost $300,000 to put one of these men to death.
It seems to me we would just do it. I will bet the two women did not get a trial. This is what is wrong with our whole system; we don't hold anyone accountable for what they do.
Donald E. Lewis