Friday, November 02, 2007

Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time

Russia's "chessboard killer": Punishment too harsh
Russia's "chessboard killer" has appealed his life sentence, saying he thinks spending the rest of his life in jail is too strong a punishment for murdering 48 people, his lawyer said on Friday.

...But his lawyer said the serial killer thinks the punishment does not fit the crime and should be cut to 25 years.

"Pichushkin thinks the sentence is too harsh," said his lawyer Alexander Karyagin, adding that an appeal had been lodged with Moscow city court.

"When I met with my client, I explained to him that the appeal would probably be refused, but he insisted that it should be filed."

"It's my job," Karyagin told Reuters by telephone on Friday.

I agree, that sentence IS unreasonable for 48 murders - he should get the death penalty!

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