AUSTIN, Texas - It?s Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who will ultimately decide whether convicted killer Thomas ?Bart? Whitaker lives or dies.
On Tuesday, The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles made a unanimous recommendation that Abbott commute his death sentence. Abbott is running for re-election and his decision could have political ramifications going forward, that is, if he were facing a tough Republican challenger in the Primary
What's amazing to me is he almost killed his father as well but he survived the attack, unlike his Mother and brother who perished. Yet his Dad is part of the reason why he got commuted. He had been on quite the bandwagon in favor of his son.
He was a spoiled rich kid who lied about graduating college so he had to kill the family I guess. And now his Father, and victim, wants us to believe he dosent deserve his original sentence. Actually these parents who can't even hold their kids accountable after they try and murder you, are shocking. Some killers' mothers have been known to say, " he's a good boy who did a bad thing."
Really? I get you love your child no matter what. That dosent mean they are good people. But other people's kids have committed murder and fried for it.
It was a strategic move on Abbot's part. Some of his constituency might grouse about it but they won't stop supporting him over the call he made. Conversely, he might have actually gathered up a few new supporters who are vehemently anti death penalty and fully expected this guy to be executed.
B the way, the fixation about Hollywood was from markie, when he blamed everything on the greedy Republican Jews! LOL! The only Republican Jews I know of is Evanka Trump and her husband! Who knew Mark was a closet nazi?