Monday, July 23, 2007

Whitmore to answer on plea bargain offer

"The agreement would see the Crown drop plans to have him declared a dangerous offender, which could mean a life behind bars."

It just keeps getting better and better for this monster, doesn't it?

"Whitmore was convicted in 1993 of abduction and sexual offences involving four boys in Ontario, and served 16 months in custody.

Just nine days after he was released, he took an eight-year-old girl from Guelph, Ont., to Toronto. He received a 56-month sentence for a sex offence involving the girl.

If Whitmore is given dangerous offender status, the onus would be on him to prove to the parole board that he had been rehabilitated.

Previously, the parole board had indicated that Whitmore was "100 per cent" likely to reoffend after serving one of his sentences for sexual assault."

I'm trying to figure out when the judicial system will recognise that offenders like Whitmore should be locked up for life before we end up with another Clifford Olsen, a BC serial killer who got nice parting gifts from the State. Well, his wife got the gifts. He still got time.
"Olson eventually came up with a controversial deal: he would confess to the 11 murders and show police where the bodies of those not recovered were buried, and in return he wanted $10,000 paid to his wife for each victim. The authorities were outraged at first, but, as they had little evidence to tie Olson to the killings and the families of the missing children were desperate to give their loved ones a decent burial, the agreement was eventually made. In January 1982, Olson pleaded guilty to 11 counts of murder and was given 11 concurrent life sentences; as of 2002, he is incarcerated in Canada's maximum-security Special Handling Unit. As agreed, $100,000 was actually paid to his wife; Clifford Olson wanted $10,000 for each of his 10 victims and agreed to give authorities the location and details of the first murder as a "freebie"."

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