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Iowa legislator wants to introduce death penalty bill


This news story was published on December 9, 2012.
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Kent Sorenson
From: legis.iowa.gov

DES MOINES – It is now widely reported that Senator Kent Sorenson of Milo, Iowa wants to introduce legislation to re-establish the death penalty in Iowa.

Iowa abolished the death penalty in 1965.

Sorenson, a Republican, has served in the Iowa Legislature since 2008.  He serves on a number of boards and commissions, including Advisory Council for Agricultural Education, Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Council and the Human Rights Board.

Sorenson, 38, works at a cleaning business and has 6 children.

Sorenson is no stranger to making news.

The Des Moines Register ran a story two years ago laying out his criminal past, which includes jail time on a drug conviction.  He also was involved in a spat between Ron Paul and Michelle Bachmann.

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Iowa legislator wants to introduce death penalty bill

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Well, a reformed drug user is a Republican legislator. That’s a novel happening. I have very mixed feelings about the death penalty. I think the perpetrator about needs to be caught in the act to put him to death. There have just been too many wrongful convictions. There are even too many ways that people can be wrongfully framed and convicted with DNA evidence. It also supposedly costs states more to fight appeals than it does to house the prisoners for life.

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      Jason Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      How about apply the death penalty when found guilty “beyond a shadow of a doubt”.

      John Wayne Gacy comes to mind.

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      John Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      I have to disagree with you on this one. We need the death penalty in Iowa, not just in federal cases like the Johnson case that is costing us a lot of money on appeals. Parents and kids were killed and she is fat and happy in prison trying to get out. Seriously, she is being fed well there, doesn’t look like she has lost a pound.

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        happyguy Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        We already have a death penalty in Iowa. Life without parole means you will die in prison

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    smoothy Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    As Larry the Cable would say “LETS GET ER DONE”

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    The judges and prosecuters will just turn them loose anyway.