I wish prosecutors would not say they’re doing us a favor when they plea-bargain a premeditated murder to a sentence of life in prison (“Pair in slaying get life,” May 12). When a defendant is willing to accept life in prison, it is usually a good indicator that the prosecutor has more than enough evidence to send the defendant to death row.
The prosecutor is not saving us money, time or trauma with the plea bargain. There are two ways to do the job: the right way and the easy way. When a prosecutor plea-bargains a life sentence for a premeditated murder, he’s doing the job the easy way.