Oldest Death Row Inmate in U.S. Dies at Age 94

Oldest Death Row Inmate in U.S. Dies at Age 94

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    Oldest Death Row Inmate in U.S. Dies at Age 94

    Oldest Death Row Inmate in U.S. Dies at Age 94

    FLORENCE, Ariz. The oldest death row inmate in the U.S. has died of natural causes at age 94.

    An Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman says Viva Leroy Nash died late Friday at the state's prison complex in Florence.

    Nash was still on death row, but spokesman Barrett Marson said Sunday he did not know if Nash died in his cell or in a medical facility at the prison.

    Nash was born in 1915 and had a criminal record dating to the 1930s.

    He spent 25 years in prison for shooting a Connecticut police officer in 1947, and was sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man to death in Salt Lake City in 1977. But he escaped from a prison work crew in October 1982 and fatally shot a Phoenix coin shop sales clerk a month later.

    He was sentenced to death for that crime.
    This is ridiculous! He kill a policeman in 1947, then kills two more people after that...........He should have been sent to the chair for the LEOs death! Instead he's allowed to be housed & cared for by YOU the taxpayer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    Instead he's allowed to be housed & cared for by YOU the taxpayer!
    You mean WE the taxpayer (for my brothers and sisters to the South).

    Yes, IMHO, he should have fried a long time ago.

    At least you have the death penalty. We (your brothers and sisters to the North) will be paying for Clifford Olson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia until he finally goes to face judgment.

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    How much did this murder cost tax payers through the years.

    IMO He should of been executed years ago.
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    Speedy trials should be followed by speedy executions, IMHO!
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    I don't know what's worse...the fact that he was still around on Death Row, or the fact that his presence there contributed to the over-population that caused others not to be jailed for their crimes.
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    the best punishment would have been to let him go. how far do you think a sickly 94 year old can get by himself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    the best punishment would have been to let him go. how far do you think a sickly 94 year old can get by himself?
    far enough to kill somebody else,Just think if he woulda lived another 20 years we might of got a chance to see him put to death,That oxygen sucking waste of organic matter shoulda been executed 60 years ago
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    While I'm not opposed to to capital punishment, it needs to stop until it is fairly administered.
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    Good riddance, @#$@##
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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    the best punishment would have been to let him go. how far do you think a sickly 94 year old can get by himself?
    I remember reading recently where a child molester was re-arrested while living in a half way house. He was 100.

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    We have the death penalty on the books here in North Carolina. Of course, we are not serious about using it. There are people on death row here that were convicted and sentenced to death when I was in elementary school (I'm 37). We can't execute anyone here right now anyway, because the state can't figure out how to do it under the statute (which requires a doctor to be present, but the doctors won't do it). I suppose simply changing methods, to perhaps a firing squad, hasn't occurred to anyone.
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    Wold a firing squad still require a doctor to pronounce?

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    Executions take waaaaaaaaaay to long.

    They should instate the 3 strike rule everywhere, but instead of Life in prison you get Death. Solves over population and might just scare BGs a bit more.
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    He should have died of lead poisoning a long time ago.

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