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August 25, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

Death penalty needs sharper teeth

I read the opinion letters Monday, and the one that piqued my interest was written by William Eller. I couldn’t have agreed more.

It stated that prisoners on “death row” seem to have more rights than their victims.

These convicted killers are fed, housed, clothed and receive medical care on the taxpayers’ dime. Some for as long as 20-plus years. What did their victims receive?

Maybe if the death penalty was actually enforced in a timely manner, like it is in other countries, there would be fewer violent crimes.

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