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August 29, 2014
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Letter: Riddle juror saw no remorse in convicted killer, Jesse Fanus

Death row time fits the crime

This letter is in response to the lawsuit of convicted killer and death row inmate Jesse Fanus.

I was a juror on this trial.

Fanus first confessed to Los Angeles detectives and then on videotape to Douglas County detectives. In cold blood and with premeditation, he shot an innocent man and attempted to kill that man’s wife, all for a small amount of money. How the wife survived is nothing short of a miracle.

Now this killer wants to sue, because he is isolated from the general jail population. Well, this man had absolutely no remorse for his actions. And when did he think about what constitutional rights of the deceased he was violating?

His childhood deprivation rests not on the concern of law-abiding citizens, but on himself and the family who created his issues. He could have chosen to seek help, but he chose to commit a heinous crime.

I sat through this trial as a juror. I saw his eyes full of nothing. I saw a man with not an ounce of remorse for what he had done.

So why should he be allowed to be in with the general population? He gave no thoughts of right and wrong when he alone handed down a death sentence to Maj. Gen. Marion Carl.

Marion Carl was a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veteran who fought for this country.

Jesse Fanus got a punishment for his crimes; now he needs to do the time on death row.

Jim Jennings


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