Sunday, June 15, 2008

White supremacist gets death sentence

From the Associated Press

An Orange County jury has voted to impose the death penalty on a white supremacist convicted of killing a fellow gang member for talking about their organization on television.

The jury deliberated for three days before making the decision Wednesday in the case against Michael Anthony Lamb. It was the second time prosecutors had asked a jury to consider whether to sentence him to death or life in prison.

Lamb was convicted of first-degree murder in July for killing Scott Miller, a fellow member of the Public Enemy No. 1 gang. But the jury that found him guilty deadlocked in the penalty phase.

Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty for Lamb's accomplice, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole last August.

Source: LATimes


Anonymous said...

Actually, it was only the jury's recommendation. It isn't a death sentence yet.

Mr. Lamb will be have his sentnece formally pronounced on Aug. 22, 2008, in Department C-40, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

The judge can reject the jury's recommendation, and opt for a sentence of "life without parole" instead.

In any event, California has only executed 13 criminals since 1976. So the real result, will be that Mr. Lamb goes to prison, and becomes a "hero/martyr for the cause"!

In the meantime, his co-accused Billy Joe Johnson, will have his trial for the same murder, begin on July 21, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

All in all, a very, very sad state of affairs, this world is in!

Anonymous said...

What about the murderer of that Border Patrol agent who was kicked loose by Mexico?

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