GA Supreme Court denies stay of execution

October 16, 2007

The days may be getting shorter for the longest-serving inmate on Georgia's death row. Today the state Supreme Court denied Jack Alderman's motion for a stay of execution.

Alderman was convicted of murdering his wife in 1974. For the past 33 years, he's been fighting that.

The state Corrections Department wants to execute him Friday night (October 19).

The Georgia Supreme Court says it will abide by any possible ruling before then by the US Supreme Court on the legality of lethal injections.

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  • by Pat Location: Augusta on Oct 18, 2007 at 10:12 AM
    Scarlette is correct. Why are the prisoners treated like kings? That's why there's do many repeat offenders! All they get is a slap on the wrist. If our justice system was just as harsh as the crime that was committed, you wouldn't see that.
  • by Scarlette Location: Hephzibah on Oct 17, 2007 at 05:53 AM
    How are we suppose to get rid of the worst criminals we have out there if there is no lethal injection? We have so many people in jail now that we keep building new ones to hold them, and most are repeat offenders because they are not seeing the law as a threat anymore.The justice system is already too soft and seems to be getting softer by the year with criminals. I say if you're going to do the crime then be ready to do the time! The justice system also can't stand up for everybody's rights because if they do then we won't need any laws to live by and vigilantism will be back in force. Everybody has rights until they take advantage of those rights by committing a crime, that's when they should lose their rights. People think that going to jail is fun and gets them off the streets when they are homeless.Then the criminals want their rights as if they have done nothing wrong. If they wanted their rights to stay intact they should've never committed the crime that put them in jail.
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