Friday, August 05, 2005

Out Of The Panhandle And Into The Fire

Meanwhile in Florida news....

Panhandle Sports Fan Gets Death for Killing Wife After Sex
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A man who said he was angry with his wife because she nagged him to cuddle after sex while he wanted to watch sports on television has been sentenced to death for killing her with a claw hammer.
Christopher Offord, 30 received the sentence Wednesday from Circuit Judge Dedee Costello, who said the brutality of the killing outweighed any mental health issues.
"The defendant struck his wife approximately 70 individual blows after spending a happy interlude with her," Costello said. "Her desire to cuddle after sex does not justify the extremely violent, brutal response of the defendant."
Man! Talk about your activist judges!
Panhandle Prisoner Gets Life in Anthrax Threat Against Bushes
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A state prison inmate has received a federal life sentence for threatening President Bush, his brother Gov. Jeb Bush, and government employees with anthrax in a letter mailed to a courthouse. The letter contained white body powder.
Roger V. Evans, 51, also was ordered Wednesday to undergo mental evaluation and treatment. Evans protested that he was mentally competent and said he would keep sending threatening letters in an effort to change the state prison system's mailing rules.

"It's very easy to mail whatever you choose at any time," Evans said. "I'm here to correct rules, and if I have to get life after life after life sentences, fine. I've got a mission."
It's good to have goals, Roger. But I really think that that may be the dumbest defense... ever.
Evans, already serving a 50-year state sentence for robbery, armed robbery and escape, pleaded guilty in December to federal charges of mailing threatening communications, assaulting, resisting or impeding federal officers and threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction against federal property.
Say, I thought you said you were in prison to correct rules?
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Swaim told U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers that Evans compounded his crime last week by sending the prosecutor a letter threatening him with botulism. Evans' lawyer, Chris Patterson, removed himself from the case before the sentencing because he, too, had received a letter from his client threatening him and his family.
Always a good idea to threaten the prosecutor and the family of your own lawyer. You're not too bright, are you Roger.

Swaim argued Evans' real motive was to get transferred from Washington Correctional Institution at Chipley to a nicer federal prison, which Evans disputed. In any case, it won't happen for a long time. Rodgers ordered that Evans begin his federal sentence only after finishing his state time, not expected before 2030.
Well, at least you have something to look forward to, Roger.

Evans claimed the state fabricated escape and robbery charges in 1982 to cover up his real crime - an assassination attempt on President Reagan.
Oh for heaven's sake! Get the net!


portia said...

Now if it was the Playoffs in October I could understand....

Hey buddy she said "Spoon me" not "Club me."

KJ said...

Have these people never heard of doggy style? Then they could both watch the game! What a buffoon.

Cricket said...

The first story is unbelievable.

the second story: They want to do a mental eval after all that? Isn't that redundant and a waste of taxpayers' money?

I like his conspiracy theory about the state fabricating his robbery charges to disguise his real intent.