Gov. Kaine changed the fate of Percy Walton, convicted of killing three people & given the death penalty for each one, from death to a life with no possibility of parole. He says Walton is incapable of understanding his punishment due to mental illness. Kaine believes Walton is schizophrenic now but was not at the time of the crimes. So if you commit a crime while sane & later go nuts on death row, you are no longer eligible to die at the hands of the state? For the record, I am opposed to the death penalty, so I’m happy at least this one person will not be executed.
But here’s my question—why don’t more death row inmates go crazy in such conditions & have their death sentence at least re-visited? Kaine is known to be against the death penalty which is probably at the heart of this event.