By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
By Charles Lam
In reviewing the situation, the justices determined that Stotler's sentence meant the defendant would be 70 years old when he could first ask a prison parole board for release and observed that conclusion meant a de facto life sentence because, statistically, Avina won't survive his 60s. (Prison inmates have a life expectancy far beneath the average citizen.)
"[Stotler's] sentence effectively deprives [Avina] of any meaningful opportunity to obtain release regardless of his rehabilitative efforts while incarcerated," the opinion states. "Should [Avina] spend the next half century attempting to atone for his crimes through education, rehabilitation and introspection into why he committed the offenses knowing there is virtually no chance he will be released? Recognizing [Avina] was not sentenced to [life without parole], his sentence nevertheless effectively means denial of hope; it means that good behavior and character improvement are immaterial; it means that whatever the future might hold in store for the mind and spirit of the convict, he will remain in prison for the rest of his days."
Claiming state law forbids the government from issuing non-homicide juvenile offenders life sentences without the possibility for parole, the justices resentenced Avina by making two of the punishments run concurrently with the other terms. The move gives Avina, who is 23 and a resident of Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, a glimmer of hope. Now, he can ask a future parole board to grant him freedom when he's 56 years old and hope they are impressed with his growth. At that point, he'll have been incarcerated for 42 years and six months.
Spare me the pity, tough life story. The best outcome is that he will be pushing daisies by his first parole hearing.
i am joses sister and all i got to say is that i love you bro keep your head up and have faith in god.mommy is taking care of us from up above. i love you carnal
mariaavina jose Ignacio is my brother and all i have to say is that i love you brother and lets never loose faith mommy is taking care of us from up above nd i know that god will help you during this hard time.remember god is love mercy and compassion.dont worry everything willl be ok i love you güero
AS horrible a lifes story that he has had,
now HIS VICTIMS WILL HAVE A HORRIBLE STORY TO TELL
And should they become molesters themselves those who want criminals out on the streets will again be guilty of hurting the good to satisfy their needs to spread their misery onto others
In any sane society there are mental health processes and ways to help those unable to help themselves. We're insane.
If they don't want him in Prison then put him in an Institution for the Criminally Insane. But I sure as hell don't want him out. He knew what he was doing was Wrong otherwise why would he threaten them. Those boys he raped will be in a prison of their own for the rest of their lives, turnabout is fair play.
*Instant Death Penalty* - doesn't matter if he's disabled or not; you hurt a kid that way, YOU DIE. ;-)
Rape and molestation are cyclical disease of humanity. This perpetrator was himself traumatized by this when he was 6. It needs to be treated.
castration.....no penis means no pleasure...fuck the mental retardation excuse....fuckin stupid shit.....
It opens a can of worms. Who should be responsible for the mentally ill: their parents, the society they live in, or themselves? Anyway you slice it the law dictates their is no one to blame and they need understanding and medical guidance. Leaving the victims to man up and deal with it. He did it and would most likely do it again upon release. He needs to be there.
Wow! What this kid did was wrong, but he was dealt a pretty bad hand since birth. I think is have put him in a state hospital
NO,What he did those victim's I don't care what age but he knew he was doing and wrong.So if you released him how we know that he is safe our city or any where.I'm sorry i would not released him at all.
If he was mentally challenged then,then he still is and a danger to society...either way we have to pay for this dude...but this way he cant hurt our kids...
everyone loses. obviously needs something other than just being locked up. Unless he gets help he will be even more unstable at his parole hearing.