Should a convicted killer's childhood play a role in their punishment?

POSTED: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:31am

UPDATED: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 4:42pm

One convicted killer gets "a pass" with the executioner after judge rules his rocky childhood was to blame.


Convicted of killing his best friend then strangling an old man for twenty dollars: one convicted killer gets a repreive from the executioner after a judge rules his troubled childhood was to blame.

East Texans talk back to our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier about the role a person's past should play in their actions.