Monday, August 21, 2006

People v. Rogers (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Aug. 21, 2006)

Something old, something new. First, the old. The California Supreme Court unanimously affirms a death sentence, and does so in an opinion that spans 111 pages. Been there, done that. Second, the new. The death sentence here was imposed against David Keith Rogers, who was a Kern County Sheriff's deputy who murdered two prostitutes in Bakersfield -- 20-year-old Janine Benintende in January 1986 and 15-year-old Tracie Clark on February 8, 1987.

There seems utterly no reason why Rogers killed these women. And that's not something -- committing cold blooded murders of multiple women -- that I want my Sheriff's deputies doing, thank you very much.