Romney's Willie Horton?
Sheesh, here's a sad tale
“It’s because of stupidity in Massachusetts that my daughter is dead,” said Darrel Slater, 55, who is preparing to bury his daughter, Beverly Mauck, 28, and her husband Brian Mauck, 30.
The couple was executed in their home in rural Graham, Wash., Saturday after an alleged argument with Daniel Tavares Jr., 41, who in 1991 pleaded guilty to hacking his mother to death with a carving knife in their Somerset home in served 16 years for that crime.
Sixteen years? Well, I'm sure he repented his crime and was a model prisoner, right?
Tavares finished his sentence on June 14, but was immediately re-arrested on a warrant charging him with two counts of assaulting Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center prison guards during his troubled stint behind bars, Department of Correction officials said.
Bail was set at $50,000 per count. But that seemed harsh to a second judge, who released him on his own recognizance. And, you guessed who appointed that second judge:
Reached last night at her Andover home, Tuttman, who was appointed to the bench by former Gov. Mitt Romney, said, “I’m sorry, I’m not able to comment on this.” When informed what the slain woman’s father had said, she repeated, “I’m sorry, I’m not able to comment about this.”
Well, if you want to know what kind of judges Mitt Romney will appoint to the federal bench and the Supreme Court, you have your answer.
Update: Mrs M notes one irony
of the situation; the Democrats won't be able to use it against Romney because of their soft on crime attitudes. I'm not sure that Hillary can't use it, however. She can say that while she supports lenience towards reformed criminals, this guy was clearly not reformed:
Correction officer Michael Kasprzak was allegedly punched in the head as he removed restraints from Tavares in December 2005. Two months later, the con allegedly spat on correction officer Matthew Atter and screeched, “I’m going to kill you (expletive) . . . I’ll break your (expletive) arms off!” according to court records.
You know, the other amazing thing is that this guy killed his MOTHER and served only 16 years, obviously not with time off for good behavior. Only in Massachusetts indeed.
Labels: 2008 Candidates, Mitt Romney, Willie Horton