Cassie Jo Stoddart’s killer seeks new trial

Brain Draper

I’ve posted about Brian Draper many times before. In 2006 Draper and his cohort Torey Adamcik stabbed Cassie Jo Stoddart of Pocatello, Idaho to death. At the time of her murder Draper and Adamcik made a video of the murder and bragged about killing Cassie Jo in the video. Here’s a sample…
“Just killed Cassie, we just left her house, this is not a f***ing joke,” says Brian Draper on the homemade videotape. “I’m shaking,” replies Adamcik.”I stabbed her in the throat and I saw her lifeless body just disappear,” says Draper.

Let’s not forget that Draper was also a Columbine worshiping mutant

This is a passage written by Draper that was shown in court today. Titled Columbine, it reads: “I am becoming more and more obsessed with Columbine. It seems now that that’s all I think about. I would give anything to go back in time, and be a part of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s lives. They are my heroes. I will follow in their footsteps and maybe I’ll even meet them.”

Adamcik and Draper were both 16 at the time of Cassie Jo’s murder but were tried as adults and both were given life sentences.  They’ve both have had appeals for reduced sentences denied but now Draper is shooting for a new trial on the “Think of the Children” plan…

Sentencing Brian Draper — who was 16 at the time of the crime — to life in prison without the possibility of parole would be unconstitutionally cruel, state appellate public defender Molly Huskey told justices 

Huskey argued a district court judge erred in sentencing Draper to the fixed life term. Huskey said her client’s immaturity and poor judgment were partially attributable to his youth at the time of the crime and that he deserved a chance for release. She also said the jury received erroneous instructions. 

“Even if this court finds that a fixed life sentence can be imposed on a juvenile, that sentence cannot be imposed based solely on the egregiousness of the offense,” Huskey said.
If justices won’t vacate his conviction, she wants them to give him a life sentence that allows for his release after 30 years.

How come cruel and unusual only applies to the treatment of killers but not their victims? Was it not cruel and unusual for Cassie Jo Stoddart to be stabbed in the throat and then videotaped? This case has nothing to do with immaturity and poor judgement but has everything to do with two little mutant bastards just being plain evil. If you don’t know that stabbing someone in the throat is wrong by the time your 16 then you should be removed from society anyway. Also as I’ve said with many murders before Cassie Jo can’t be released from death after 30 years so why should Draper be released from prison?

The guilty should be punished not coddled.