Monday, January 11, 2010

 

More on the Unfairness of Gaile Owens' Death Sentence

In Sunday's Tennessean, John Seigenthaler--chairman emeritus of the Tennessean and founder of the First Amendment Center in Nashville--had another opinion piece, following up on his piece of a few weeks ago, concerning the case of Gaile Owens, an inmate on Tennessee's death row. In Sunday's article, he had more details about nine similar cases in Tennessee, only one of which resulted in a death sentence: the case of Gaile Owens.

The article not only demonstrates the unfairness of Gaile's sentence (particularly given that she was willing to plead guilty from the beginning) but of the continued arbitrariness of the death penalty in general.

Read more here.
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