District Attorney John T. Adams announced today he will not seek the death penalty for the three young men who murdered a Kutztown University student last year. I was at the news conference where former DA Mark Baldwin announced he was considering the death penalty and thought he was grandstanding. While openly acknowledging his office's investigation wasn't complete, Baldwin still told the press he was considering such extreme action. I though he was playing for votes because it was awfully premature for such an announcement.
This was a horrific murder but doesn't rise tot he level of a death penalty case in my opinion. I think the state should use its right to kill very rarely, in cases of killing police officers, acts of terrorism or for serial murderers. This case doesn't fit those parameters. It also wasn't premeditated. Kyle Quinn's killers deserve to be incarcerated for the remainder of their natural lives.