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typed by ben

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I read about a Virginia man who wrote taunting letters to a prosecutor

Following a trial for murder and rape of two sisters; rape of one and murder of the other, inappropriately tried as a capital case. He was found guilty and a death sentence was handed down but then vacated because the rape of one sister did not aggravate the murder of the other into a capital crime.

Powell thought he was then safe from double jeopardy and the death penalty, so he wrote taunting letters to the prosecutors and families of the victims saying that he also attempted to rape the sister he killed. After that confession, the State had its capital crime and he was once again received the death penalty, which was executed in 2010.

There's a real Darwin Award winner for you; arrogant, full of vinegar among other things, and wrong.
[Post edited by typed by ben at 03/20/2017 08:58AM]

(In response to this post by Hawaii Hal)

Posted: 03/20/2017 at 08:57AM


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A Darwin Award winner fo sure! -- Hawaii Hal 03/19/2017 9:54PM
  See, if that guy was smart -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 03/20/2017 11:08PM
  Maybe the award should go to the Aussie government for -- AcousticHoo 03/20/2017 09:59AM
  Second to last, according to Wikipedia ** -- SabreIsJericho 03/20/2017 10:23AM
  Fake trivia then ** -- typed by ben 03/20/2017 10:45AM
  Frederick Douglass was the prosecutor on the case. ** -- SabreIsJericho 03/20/2017 11:04AM
  He's really starting to make a name for himself. ** -- Texas Hoo 03/20/2017 12:54PM
  Up-and-comer to watch for sure ** -- typed by ben 03/20/2017 3:23PM
  He's the guy Obama hires to wiretap people. ** -- Roanoke Rich 03/20/2017 1:34PM
  Pet peeve of mine... -- CDCHoo 03/20/2017 08:04AM

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