Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dickhead of the week

My husband spotted this one in the paper today:

It seems that back in 2004 one Frederick Lee Gude was indicted in Fulton County, Georgia (USA) on charges he murdered his girlfriend by stabbing her more than 30 times with an ice pick. He has yet to come to trial, for a variety of reasons. But he is not the dickhead of the week: This all happened back in 2004, after all.

This week's prize winner is one of his attorneys, Thomas West, who said in an interview, "We contended it was cruel and unusual to seek the death penalty in a case where you are just accused of killing your girlfriend and not something more heinous."

Un-effing-believable. In what universe does Mr. West live in which stabbing somebody 30 times is not "heinous"?


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