Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband


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Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband
Xasthur_Within
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Xasthur_Within
[quote]No Death Penalty for Marine Widow

Prosecutors said Tuesday they would not seek the death penalty for a woman accused of poisoning her Marine husband to cash out his military life insurance policy.

Cynthia Sommer, 32, is charged with murdering Sgt. Todd Sommer, 23, at their home at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego on Feb. 18, 2002.

His death was initially ruled a heart attack. Liver tests later found high levels of arsenic, according to court papers.

Cynthia Sommer pleaded not guilty in March. Superior Court Judge Peter C. Deddeh denied a defense motion to set bail for Sommer, who is scheduled for trial on Jan. 2.

Investigators testified at a hearing in July that she used money from the $250,000 life insurance policy to buy new clothes, eat out and have her breasts surgically enhanced. [/quote]

That last line makes me sick.

Don’t marry American women. DON’T. DO. IT.

08-30-2006 01:20 AM

Re: Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband
Termi0n
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Termi0n

More fuel to the fire.

Hey AngryMuppet you reading this **bleep**?

Women want fried ice. -Arab Proverb

08-30-2006 01:31 AM

Re: Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband
tomshh
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tomshh

Reason 1,335,863 why not to marry a USA woman.

It becomes an easier and easier decision everyday, thanks to stories like this.

08-30-2006 01:45 AM

Re: Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband
warbaby
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warbaby

You know, you’d think that this kind of sensational case would be the exception, but sadly, it’s becoming the norm. How do you think the sentencing would have gone if the killer had been the husband, and the victim the wife? This is typical of the double-standard rampant in this county in regards to punishment of female versus male criminals.

08-30-2006 02:05 AM

Re: Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband
Cassius
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Cassius
Lets be fair guys women get murdered too and there are also male murderes who get away with murder.

08-30-2006 10:36 AM

Re: Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband
nigelessuper400
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nigelessuper400

Cassius wrote:
Lets be fair guys women get murdered too and there are also male murderes who get away with murder.

Cassius,

It is the inequality of the sentencing of men versus women that is objectionable. Your argument as to male murderers “getting away with it” is a “strawman”. If this woman is found guilty of murder, should she not be sentenced in the same manner as would a man?

If you research the government data you might find that in the U.S. over the past 30 years no woman has been given the death penalty for cases of murder in which the victim was an adult male. In fact, men are 60 times more likely to be given the death penalty for murder than women.

08-30-2006 01:40 PM

Re: Married woman has death penalty dropped after killing husband
Cassius
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Cassius
Ah well imo the death penality should be banned so i might be in the wrong thread annyway.

08-30-2006 10:13 PM

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