Friday, August 22, 2014

"Butcher Baker" Serial Killer Serves Only 30 Years of 461 Year Sentence

The Fairbanks News-Miner informs us of the death of serial killer Robert Hansen, incarcerated since 1984 after being convicted of the murders of four women after confessing to killing seventeen. The leading news source for interior Alaska points out that the four convictions "spared" Hansen going to trial a total of seventeen times. Certainly the prosecutors and state-appointed defense attorneys would have loved to proceed with another 13 slam dunk trials but how it could have made any difference to Hansen himself is a mystery. The "Butcher Baker" was sentenced to a term of 461 years in prison so theoretically he should occupy a cell in Seward for another 431 years, regardless of whether he is breathing or not.

Robert Hansen's world record sheep

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