Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dershowitz Weighs In on Grossman Case

Dershowitz Weighs In on Grossman Case

Jewish-American legalist, Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz weighs in on the Grossman Case, saying he's neither recidivists nor heinous, and should be given another 60 days to prove his innocence. Full article

Alan Dershowitz
26 Shvat 5770 (10.02.2010)

“Even those who strongly support capital punishment would limit it to recidivists or people who ‎commit the most heinous of crimes. Martin Grossman fits neither of those categories. He does ‎not belong on death row. His crime, committed when he was a teenager, was unplanned, ‎unpremeditated and impulsive - the product of a serious mental illness, that can now be proved ‎by medical technology that was unavailable at the time of his sentencing.

“He has been in prison ‎for more than a quarter of a century, during which time he has been a model prisoner who has ‎shown great remorse for what he did. All that he is seeking now is a 60-day postponement of his ‎execution, so that his supporters can martial the evidence and present his case for clemency.

“No ‎one should be rushed to execution while doubts remain unresolved. Justice demands that he be ‎given the 60 days to prove that he does not deserve to die at the hands of the state.” ‎

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