Letter: Skip Rodriguez appeals, give him life sentence
To the editor,
For most of my life, I have been against the death penalty, although there are times when I agree the person deserves it and times when I would like to be the guy who springs the trap door. But, according to the Bible, that is a not a right that was given to me.
In the case of Alfonso Rodriguez, has been been waiting execution for 15 years, during which time he has had the best of medical, dental and vision care, and also a place to sleep and good food.
The way things are going he has an excellent chance of dying a natural death. Would the Herald be interested in finding out what all these appeals are costing the taxpayer and who it benefits besides the attorneys? I think the public would be interested.
How many thousands, if not millions, are spent? Wouldn't a life sentence make more sense?
Thief River Falls