Man arrested in 12-year-old's disappearance
The alert system, implemented in Indiana in 2002, is activated only when evidence exists that a child younger than 18 might have been abducted or might be in peril. When she first disappeared, there was no evidence that Christina had been kidnapped or was in danger, police said. Police on Sunday arrested another Indianapolis man, 42-year-old Vince Cooley, a convicted child molester and neighbor of Christina's, for failing to report a change of address to his probation officer. Authorities named Cooley a "suspect" in the case earlier this week but backed off Tuesday. Cooley was sent to prison Tuesday for violating his probation. ________________________________________________
"I often say and tell people that children are our flowers. And there are a lot of weeds out there that want to snuff them out. So today my heart goes out to the family and the friends.'' Sheriff Frank Anderson, announcing that the body of 12-year-old Christina Tedder, missing since Christmas Eve, had been found.
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said today (1/4/05) the man accused of the Christmas Eve slaying of a 12-year-old girl is eligible for the death penalty.
Jeffrey Voss, 39, was on probation for armed robbery in Putnam County when police say he strangled Christina Tedder to death at a home in the 10500 block of Folsom Drive. Committing a murder while on probation is an aggravating circumstance that makes the crime eligible for the death penalty.
"Capital punishment ought to be reserved for the worst of the worst and he is a prime candidate," Brizzi said. "He's a sociopath."
Voss was charged with murder, three counts of criminal confinement and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors currently want to have Voss imprisoned for life without parole. Brizzi said he will make a decision on seeking the death penalty after speaking with the victim's family.
Ok, this sadistic SOB just gave me a great idea to save taxpayers a bunch of money (and go towards paying off this outrageous national debt).
In my plan, if one confesses (please note Shana) and there is hard evidence to prove that fact, it is an immediate waive of any appeals and that person is given one week to tend to finalization of personal affairs. Then an artery is injected with a syringe full of air (causes the heart to stop), end of story.
Hey.. since one is going to die.. we don't even need to swap needles after use (think of how long one needle would last, too).
I'd vote for it...