Why Sammy Flippen’s Death Sentence Is Unfair
two daughters to death. David Crespi was sentenced to life imprisonment. Meanwhile, in Orange County, the prosecutor announced he would not seek the death penalty for Jamie Wilson. Ms. Wilson has been charged with the first degree murder of her daughter who died of injuries suffered when she was placed in scalding hot bathwater.
The governor has the power to ensure that the death penalty is applied evenhandly and not in a haphazard and arbitrary fashion. By commuting Sam Flippen’s death sentence to life imprisonment, the governor can help restore public confidence in the fairness of our justice system. Your legislators must also decide how they are going to deal with this deeply flawed system.