Sunday, September 30, 2007
SERIAL KILLER Joe DUNCAN gets "DREAM TEAM", I say Die,Duncan,Die!
Duncan gets legal help from "one-woman Dream Team" By JOHN MILLER The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho A death-penalty specialist who once represented Unabomber Ted Kaczynski has joined lawyers already defending convicted triple-murderer Joseph E. Duncan in his January 2008 federal trial. Judy Clarke, former director of the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, helped keep Kaczynski, Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph and Susan Smith, convicted of killing her two children in a South Carolina lake, off death row. Clarke filed paperwork in U.S. District Court in Idaho on Friday asking that all documents in Duncan's case be sent to her. She left her post at the Spokane-based nonprofit federal defender organization in 2002 after accepting a newly created position as a roving federal defender specializing in death penalty cases. Duncan has already pleaded guilty in Idaho state court to killing members of the Groene family at their Coeur d'Alene area home in May 2005, so that he could kidnap two children for sex. Brenda Groene; her fiancé, Mark McKenzie, and her 13-year-old son, Slade Groene, were fatally bludgeoned with a hammer. In his upcoming federal death-penalty case, Duncan is accused of kidnapping Brenda Groene's two youngest children and later killing one of them. Prosecutors say Dylan Groene, 9, was killed at a remote Montana campsite. Shasta Groene, 8, was rescued weeks later and was the attack's lone survivor. The federal case concentrates on events that occurred in Montana after Shasta and Dylan Groene were abducted. Clarke didn't immediately return a phone message left at her office in California today. Roger Peven, who succeeded Clark, also didn't return phone calls. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge has ordered those involved in the case not to speak publicly about the proceedings. Colleagues described Clarke as a "one-woman Dream Team" after she helped defend Susan Smith, the South Carolina mom who avoided a death sentence after being convicted of drowning her two little boys in the mid-1990s. Clarke also helped Kaczynski avoid a death sentence for his deadly decade-spanning letter-bomb spree. Two years ago, she helped spare Rudolph's life when he pleaded guilty to the deadly 1996 Olympic park bombing in Atlanta, a fatal 1998 abortion clinic blast in Birmingham, Ala., and two other bombings in Atlanta in 1997. In October 2006, Duncan pleaded guilty in Idaho's 1st District Court to first-degree murder and kidnapping for the three slayings at the family's home. A state judge sentenced Duncan to life in prison without parole for the kidnappings, but sentencing on the murder counts was deferred while the federal government prepared its charges. Depending on what happens in the federal case, Duncan could still face the death penalty in state court. Duncan has also been charged in a California court in the 1997 slaying of Anthony Martinez, 10, in California. Prosecutors there have said they also intend to seek the death penalty. He's also a suspect in two 1996 killings in Washington state. ~~~~~ =^.^= I am sick 2 my stomach over this bee-otch trying to save some scumbum like this after what he did here, and apparently other states.And you may say and roll your eyes that everyone deserves a fair trial.DUNCAN MUST DIE.Plain and simple.Just a side note sweet Shasta is doing well (as can be) and thriving DISPITE the fact DUNCAN killed her whole friggin family. Lets all pray this is the lawyers BIGGEST LOSS EVER! =^.^= ~~~ PLEASE RESPECT,THANK,HONOR,SUPPORT & PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS,VETS,FIRST RESPONDERS and THEIR FAMILIES ;-)