Considering the toll of war in a death penalty debate
Dennis and Patty Thuesen look through photos of their son, John, from his childhood and his service in the military. John, an Iraq war veteran, is appealing his death sentence for the murders of his girlfriend and her brother, Rachel and Travis Joiner, claiming that lawyers at his original trial did not adequately inform jurors about his post-traumatic stress disorder.
Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 4:30 am
The car would not stop. Flares did not stop it. Shots fired into the engine didn’t stop it. Exaggerated hand gestures and hollering surely didn’t.
As far as the four Marines stationed at a roadside checkpoint in Iraq knew, the sedan hurtling toward them was a bomb on wheels.
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