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There are some people who, quite frankly, are impossible to love. You can’t dig deep enough, can’t try hard enough, can’t believe enough, and can’t go far enough to make it happen. And I’m not talking about the likes of Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson, either. If only a few such sinister creatures existed, then the world could sing together one great chorus of “Kumbaya,” and move on to the Promised Land.
Everything about the murderspree which ended with 17 people dead over the course of 21 days, began in Mesa in 1973. It started on Oct. 28 when two men — Doug Gretzler and Willie Steelman, neither yet 30 years old at the time — kidnapped two Mesa residents, drove them to California, and killed them brutally and without mercy.
They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn't oppose the death penalty. But unlike spectators outside the courthouse who followed the case like a daytime soap opera and jumped to demand Jodi Arias' execution, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
“To the person who stated that negative comments about President Obama shouldn’t be printed in the Vent. Apparently you have forgotten how Democrats, far left liberals, and the liberal press treated President Bush. He was the butt of rude and demeaning jokes by so-called comedians, called lots of horrible names by the press, and verbally attacked by liberal talk show hosts. He, too, deserved respect just because he was the President of the United States. It is no wonder young people today have a problem respecting authority. Look at the examples set for them.”
“Ben Arredondo violated the public trust to enhance his personal wealth and image in excess of the legal and moral limits. There are few lower than him in society, maybe only child molesters. Now his buddies, Democrats, act like he is a persecuted choir boy.”
“(Recently) a good friend of ours discovered her brother, only 54, dead in his home in Apache Junction. Obviously, this was terrible shock. Today she discovered that someone had broken into his house overnight, ransacked and trashed it, stealing everything in sight — guns, computers, electronics, a safe, and a new Corvette. You know, people die every day. We’re all going to die. It’s almost ‘natural’ to die. What’s unnatural is stealing from the dead. This drops thieves to a new low. What the ---- is wrong with people?”
Love or loathe jazz, there's no stopping it this weekend in Chandler.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Charles Manson follower convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford was released Friday from a Texas prison hospital after more than three decades behind bars, a prison official said.
The main suspect in the Serial Shooter attacks received six death sentences Friday for a series of murders that put the Valley on edge for nearly two years.
A man convicted of six murders in Phoenix's Serial Shooter attacks told jurors Thursday that they should sentence him to death to help the families of victims heal.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages, once again it's show time.
LOS ANGELES - Roman Polanski's tumultuous, sometimes tragic life had long seemed destined for a movie of its own.
McALESTER, Okla. - A polygamist convicted of fatally stabbing his 11-year-old niece and dumping her body in rural Oklahoma was executed Thursday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A follower of Charles Manson who stabbed pregnant actress Sharon Tate to death nearly 40 years ago but is dying of brain cancer in a California prison was denied compassionate release Tuesday.
“Thank the Lord for the mortgage crisis. The calls to refinance my house have stopped.”
LOS ANGELES - Paris Hilton better like chicken. The hotel heiress was sentenced Friday to 45 days at the Century Regional Detention Center, Los Angeles County's jailhouse for women just south of downtown in Lynwood.
A group of Paradise Valley residents is launching a petition drive to oppose what they call high-density development on resort properties.
July 14, 1913: Leslie Lynch King Jr. born, Omaha, Neb. After his parents divorce and his mother remarries, he is adopted by his stepfather and takes his name: Gerald R. Ford.
LONDON - Filmmaker Roman Polanski on Friday won his libel suit against Vanity Fair magazine over an article that accused him of propositioning a woman while on the way to the funeral of his murdered wife, Sharon Tate.
Complete list of nominees in 105 categories announced Thursday for the 46th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles: