Wednesday, February 02, 2005


A group of five jurors who *gasp!* studied the Bible together are cause tofree a murderer from death row:
Jurors who sentenced a convicted killer to die did nothing wrong when they studied the Bible during deliberations - including the verse that commands "eye for eye, tooth for tooth," prosecutors told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday as they sought to have the man put back on death row.

A lower court threw out the death penalty given to Robert Harlan for raping and murdering a 25-year-old cocktail waitress in 1994.

Defense attorneys challenged the sentence after discovering five jurors had looked up Bible verses, copied some of them down and then talked about them behind closed doors.

Well, now, we certainly can't have people looking up verses and talking about them. What kind of country do they think this is?! Apparently it's a country that seems more ready to call Bible reading wrong than rape and murder.

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