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    Murderer Says His Life Sentence Has Been Served

    ... he died, and is now born again (presumably).

    An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence says he should be a free man after he became ill, momentarily died, and had to be revived at the hospital.

    And he looks like such a nice guy...
    The courts don't seem to be impressed, though.

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    Many prisoners with Alzheimer's don't understand why they are in detention.
    ...or on death row.
    https://www.beingpatient.com/dementia-crime/

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    Something i learned on a tour of the old Idaho Penitentiary.

    When Idaho's penal system included hanging, a man arrested for murder did neck exercises in his cell from arrest thru arraignment, trial, appeal, and final appeal. Ended up with a neck that stretched from his ears to his shoulders in a gentle slope.
    He was hung by the neck until declared dead. Woke up during the autopsy.
    Walked out, a free man, having served his sentence. Where someone shot him on the street.
    Wasn't murder because the guy had been declared dead. But they did fine thevshooter $25 for discharging a gun inside city limits.

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    Makes sense, but he didn't think it through. If he was revived, he wasn't born. Therefore he has no birth certificate. Therefore he can't prove he is a US citizen. Therefore he has no rights.

    He and Doc Daneeka are going to have some interesting conversations though.

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    If he died after his sentence, he served his sentence and should be released.
    If he was born in the US before his sentence, then he is a US citizen, even after death

    Anyone with a problem with this should simply address the issue of reviving a person that has died in jail, when death was his very sentence.

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    Send him back! Send him back!

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    OK, he totally ripped off that argument from Game of Thrones, so now he not only has a life sentence to deal with but is also going to find himself on the receiving end of a copyright infringement lawsuit.

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    Also, I'd want more proof. Did he meet Jesus -- then where's the autograph? Did he meet Michael Jackson? Then where's the suitable follow-up to Thriller? Did he meet Jerry Falwell -- then let's hear the posthumous fart/sermon on how Tinky Wink caused Hurricane Harvey. C'mon, man. Deets. Back it up.

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