Another death row inmates dies of natural causes

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Crime and Non-Punishment, Death Penalty


A very senior denizen of The Row passed on to his own reward, scant though it may be, of natural causes Tuesday.

David Leslie Murtishaw, 54, was found dead at about 10:30 Tuesday evening.  He has been on death row since 1979 after being convicted of murdering three young film makers in the Mojave Desert.  The cause of death was believed to be a heart attack.

I realize that there may be a problem with kicking this around today, but I can’t help but think that our system is seriously flawed when a convicted multiple murderer is on death row for 32 years and we don’t have the political will to carry out his sentence.


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One Comment to “Another death row inmates dies of natural causes”

  1. javaaddict says:

    True . . . a serious waste of precious taxpayer dollars.