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Parolee has Hearing in Teen’s Slaying (Proof death penalty doesn,t work unless its used)
News Sentinel ^ | 11 4 2006 | associated press

Posted on 11/04/2006 7:48:57 AM PST by KyHammer

LOGANSPORT – A judge entered pleas of not guilty Friday for a Kansas parolee charged with murder and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon in the slaying of a 16-year-old co-worker who had stopped to help him when he had car trouble.

Danny R. Rouse, 51, who was paroled in March after serving 26 years in prison for the murder of a 5-year-old Kansas boy, is accused in the slaying of Stephanie Wagner, whose body was found in a Cass County farm field Wednesday. snip

Cass County Superior Court Judge Rick Maughmer entered the pleas on Rouse’s behalf and appointed a public defender to represent him. The judge scheduled a Dec. 4 pretrial hearing for Rouse, who was being held without bond in the Cass County Jail.

The murder charge carries a penalty ranging from 45 to 65 years.

Prosecutor Kevin Enyeart said Friday in a statement that he had not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Rouse, adding that he “will not rush to a decision.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childkiller; deathpenalty; murder; parole
Had killer been executed the first time he murdered someone Stephanie Wagner would still be alive.
1 posted on 11/04/2006 7:49:00 AM PST by KyHammer
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If it's used, the death penalty works. A generous, hardworking, trusting girl would be alive today had Rouse been executed after his first murder. The sad truth is that liberal lawyers, journalists, politicians and judges value the lives of the Rouses of the world over the lives of the Stephanies. Over the last few years there has been a rising drumbeat in the MSM seeking to quash the death penalty. This case will NOT receive national coverage.
2 posted on 11/04/2006 8:05:14 AM PST by Godwin1
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This has been such a gut-wrenching story. There was no need for this to have happened. He'll end up plea-ing and spending the rest of his life watching television.

3 posted on 11/04/2006 8:15:12 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (The default mode of the heart is set for Drift.)
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Something is broken with the KS justice system. It was a "clerical error" that resulted in one of those pieces of excrement getting released from prison early that led to the "Wichita massacre" carjack/rape/murders of Dec. 2000. Now another innocent young person is dead because someone who should have been behind bars or executed was free to committ more mayhem.

4 posted on 11/04/2006 8:26:12 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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"Rouse told police that when Wagner stopped to help, “a feeling came over him,”

This is unbelievable. He's out of jail for what? 7 months and he kills again. This man needs to executed ASAP.

5 posted on 11/04/2006 8:33:03 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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As long as a piece subhuman filth like this is allowed to continue living, it can get out and do its thing all over again. Nobody should be fooled by "life without parole" sentences.

The other thing about the death penalty a lot of people don't realize is that, even when it's not executed, it at least keeps the subject in prison endlessly appealing instead of giving him a shot at getting out to murder somebody else.

6 posted on 11/04/2006 10:06:58 AM PST by libstripper (!!)
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What needs to be published is the names of the people on the parole board who let him out. Their names, and the names of the people who appointed them and what political party they belong to.

7 posted on 11/04/2006 12:06:42 PM PST by StACase
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