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Killer claims his life sentence is served because he briefly died
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Quote:Killer claims his life sentence is served because he briefly died  

A court in the US has refused to release a convict who argued that he had completed his life sentence when he briefly "died".
Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was sentenced to life without parole in Iowa for bludgeoning a man to death in 1996.
He said his sentence ended when his heart stopped during a medical emergency four years ago, even though he was revived.
But judges said Schreiber's bid - while original - was "unpersuasive".
They said that he was "unlikely" to be dead, as he had signed his own legal documents in the case.



He did not wish to be resuscitated, had the doctor honored his wish he would have served his sentence. His lawyer should appeal to a higher court.
The true purpose of democracy is not to select the best leaders — a clearly debatable obligation — but to facilitate the prompt and peaceful removal of obviously bad ones. 
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Rod Serling would have had a field day with that story line. Spiteful
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