Thursday, December 12, 2013

People v. Contreras (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Dec. 12, 2013)

Maybe the jury would have sentenced you to death anyway.  Despite your relative lack of criminal history. You shot a store clerk, after all.

But here's the thing I think that solidified the needle:  When, after shooting the clerk once, you approached him as he was prostrate the ground and said:  "“I told you I was going to kill you.”  And then kicked him and shot him a second time.  In the back.  With a shotgun.  With a smile on your face.

Conviction and death sentence unanimously affirmed.