Deny retroactive parole for juveniles convicted of homicide in HB152.
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If this bill passes and allows retroactive parole eligibility to murderers who were 17 and under when they committed the crime, it is possible that the self-confessed, cold/calculated convicted murderers who savagely killed our 17 year old son, brother, and grandson Monty Smith, will be released. Both received a fair trial and were found guilty in a unanimous decision of first degree murder. The 2 men in question have served 23 years of a mandatory life sentence; their lawyers argue that despite the horrific nature of the crime, they have "suffered enough." Did Monty ‘suffer enough’ when the murderers riddled his body with 17, possibly more, bullets? Not only did their selfish act rob Monty of the very things they are seeking—freedom and the right to life, they handed us a lifetime membership to an exclusive club. This club does not allow us the luxury of withdrawing our membership—ever--nor does it allow us the option of using ‘suffered enough’ as a means of escape.
Neither man has expressed remorse or regret to the victim's family despite numerous opportunities to do so. Rehabilitated or self-righteous?
We respectfully ask you to sign our petition.
The Family of Monty Smith
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