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TOPIC: Killer of a 3 year old seeks mercy

Killer of a 3 year old seeks mercy 01 Dec 2016 22:37 #11127

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This case occurred in Columbus, Ohio. Ronald
Phillips raped and killed his girlfriends 3 year old daughter in 1993. He now seeks mercy because he is scheduled the die on January 2017. He has shifted the blame to his father that abused him as a child and to his back then girlfriend. The board has not made any decision if whether they will accept his clemency.

He is sentenced to die with another 2 inmates. His attorneys have claimed to accept his clemency because he is not one of the many worst cases that there has been. As a person Phillips is not that bad as others out there. Prosecutor of the case said that Phillips still has not accepted his responsibility of the tragedy he caused. Based on not wanting him to accept, prosecutor states that it is time for justice to be served.

Back in 2013 he also claimed clemency, but the board members rejected such petition. Prosecutor says that even though he accepts responsibility, he still keeps on blaming others for his actions that made him commit murder to a toddler. A way that Phillips has tried to delay his death is by saying that he wants to donate his organs. He wants to donate his kidney to his mom and his heart to his sister. Prosecutor says that all he is doing is bogus because he just wants to keep on delaying his death.
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Killer of a 3 year old seeks mercy 01 Dec 2016 23:32 #11130

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this is horribly insane. i personally support the implement of capital punishment for this kind of "people". i am using quotation mark because this kind is not really certified to be called a person, but rather a beast. how cold-hearted can be to rape a three-year-old child? i cannot imagine.
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Killer of a 3 year old seeks mercy 02 Dec 2016 17:13 #11135

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That's really horrible. I don't think there's any excuse for what he did. The cycle of abuse is a tragic thing, but one should seek help for such traumas instead of perpetuating them. There is no doubt something seriously wrong with him, but he made his decision to rape and murder a 3 year old and in my opinion, should not be granted clemency because he is dying. After all, that child was dying at his hand. He made his decision and should suffer the consequences.
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Killer of a 3 year old seeks mercy 03 Dec 2016 18:12 #11142

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I can't believe that a guy would kill and rape a 3 year old. Phillips can't blame anybody else for his mistake. I don't think that they should sentence him to death. They should put him in jail and make him live with what he has done. They should still let him donate his organs to his family
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