Australians Increasingly Want to Bring Back Death Penalty
I, for one, would like to welcome our Aussie friends back to reality! You little rippers! Who knew?
Death penalty should return, say readers
From: Herald Sun
October 01, 2009
HERALD Sun readers have overwhelmingly called for the death penalty after this week’s conviction of double murderer Leigh Robinson.
In a heraldsun.com.au poll almost 78 per cent of almost 3000 respondents voted for capital punishment. The other 22 per cent opposed it.
Others believed Robinson should never have been released from prison.
Leigh Robinson’s stepson, Daniel, joined the call by declaring Robinson should hang. “He’s done it before and he’ll do it again. There is no delicate way of saying this,” Daniel said.
“This man must hang. He must not ever be given the chance of getting out into society again, simply because he will kill if he is ever granted his freedom.”
A Supreme Court jury on Tuesday convicted Robinson of murdering Frankston mother Tracey Greenbury on April 28 last year.
The jury had not been told Robinson, 61, had viciously murdered his former girlfriend, Valerie Dunn, 40 years earlier and had been sentenced to death.
The penalty was later commuted to 30 years jail, of which he served just 15.
Many people argued that if Robinson had been hanged Tracey Greenbury would still be alive.
Kate Lauretta, Valerie Dunn’s niece, asked how many more people would have to die before the law was changed to protect people and families.
“It is often said that with rehabilitation and counselling we are able to turn cold-blooded killers into normal human beings.
“This week’s verdict has proved us wrong,” she told the Herald Sun.Explore posts in the same categories: Australia, Justice System, Law Enforcement, politics, Poll