Wednesday, 12 September 2012

DEATH PENALTY


Murderer asked for
death penalty, not life in prison
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB (@alyssanewcomb) Sept. 11, 2012


William Davis III, convicted for the brutal kidnapping,
rape and murder of 19 year-old Fabiana Malave.
SCSO / Splash News
A man who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering a teenager told a Florida judge he knows "something bad is going to happen" if he is not sentenced to death.
Instead of convincing a judge to spare his life, William Davis III, 34, used his final moment on the stand to present evidence as to why the judge should take his life.
"I cannot sit here in good conscience and knowing what I've done ... ask you, with a straight face, to give me life in prison. I can't and I won't," Davis said.
Davis, who was convicted in May of the 2009 kidnapping, rape and murder of Fabiana Malave, 19, told 18th Judicial Circuit Court Judge John Galluzzo that he was bipolar, and that sending him to prison for the rest of his life would be a dangerous error.
"I know how I am when I am off my medication. I have always known how I am when I am off my medication," Davis said. "When I quit taking it, bad things happen. ... At some point something's going to happen and I'm going to go completely off the handle . . . .”
. . . . Davis said he was manic depressive and bipolar, and hadn't taken his medication in months when he abducted Malave from a used car lot where she worked in October 2009.
Davis abducted Malave at knifepoint and drove her to his home in Orlando, where he raped and then strangled her, according to his confession to a Seminole County deputy. Davis was arrested when deputies spotted his SUV near the area where Malave had been abducted. Inside the car, authorities found Malave's body covered with a garbage bag and blanket, the Orlando Sentinel reported . . . .

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Peter’s Comment

This is further evidence that death penalties are not a deterrent.

Here is a man who apparently is ready to die and may have even committed this crime so that he can die.

Think about the number of murderers who carry out their own death penalty by committing suicide before they can be arrested and that may tell us something profound.