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Question of the week: Do you agree with death penalty decision?

By From page A7 | February 21, 2013

The Solano County District Attorney’s Office announced that it will seek the death penalty for Henry A. Smith in the 2011 shooting death of Vallejo police officer Jim Capoot.

Do you agree with the decision? Participate in this week’s poll:

Last week’s results:

Should the post office stop Saturday delivery?

Yes: 73 percent

No: 27 percent

60 Daily Republic voters


Discussion | 7 comments

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 17, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Everybody wants him to get the big one but this is California not Texas. Hundreds of millions will be spent on Dubain's pals, the trial lawyers, and the accused will never be put to death. But in California, equally loathsome lawyers will get rich. California's thought and reason challenged voters even voted for more of the same----billions spent on lawyers with endless appeals but no condemned actually put to death. Dubain is using emotional thinking, illogical thinking, platitudes and sophistry of reason to help himself and his lawyer pals. And you get to pay for it. Most of you years from now will have forgotten this case and won't see the bills for endless appeals paid for by you. Think about it.

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  • G-ManFebruary 19, 2013 - 8:34 am

    Hey Rich if they thought about it..or anything for that matter we wouldn't be having this discussion...

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:02 am

    I do not like this decision at all. The death penalty is often considered a threat to winning a case. Since this is California chances of him getting executed are pretty much zero, so why waste the time and resources? The number of yes votes shows the obvious emotionally driven response. It is fine that you might like to see the man executed. But it is unrealistic in this environment to think it might happen. Plea him to life without, move on.

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  • G-ManFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:46 am

    Well you got good water,you say soil is good..guess it's the air Fairfield has some putrid air it seems..like Sao Paulo in August...I knew it was something that made you people think the way you do..So until you folks get some supplementaloxygen out there I'd stay away from the tough topics.

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  • FF64February 21, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Yes, this man deserves the death sentence. At least one prior suspect did as well, for the premeditated double murder of his ex-wife and her boyfriend. The case had overwhelming evidence and a total confession, but DuBain played the political game when the Mexican government objected. Now he's trying to placate the police organizations who can't stand him, by seeking death for the cop killer. While I agree Henry Smith deserves the death sentence, I naively yearn for a district attorney with the stones to do the right thing EVERY TIME!!

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