Gang Leader Sent to Death Row
As the L.A. Times' Jack Leonard reported, Timothy McGhee, the charismatic but deadly leader of the Toonerville street gang, had his death sentence for three murders confirmed by Superior Court Judge Robert Perry on Friday. Last August's L.A. Daily story about the jury's sentencing recommendation ("Timothy McGhee Sentence: Death Without Parole") sparked a passionate exchange of pro and con reader comments about McGhee that continues to this day:
Photo of McGhee (left) with lawyer: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times
Timothy McGhee is not a dangerous man becuase there were six sheriff deputies guarding him. There is usually one sherrif guarding him. I know this becuase I have attended his courts.Timothy McGhee does not deserve the death penalty because his children will be fatherless.
Posted on September 5, 2008 9:37 AM by Anonymous
Headlines all stated Timothy McGhee was responsible for over a dozen deaths, but has only convicted for 3? Prosecutioner's job is to pin someone, hopefully they never have to live with pinning the wrong one!
Posted on September 5, 2008 10:54 PM by No Name
Ive been in his trials as well and he is getting what he deserves
!!! children have been fatherless so whats the diffrence?
Posted on September 10, 2008 11:06 AM by Anonymous
no child deserves to be fatherless!!!! i still doin't think he deserves to get the death row...he's not a bad person.
Posted on September 11, 2008 1:54 PM by Anonymous
Has he ever been there for his kids? would it be better for the kids
to grow up fatherless opposed to growing up with a father which will
guide them down the wrong path? If he is guilty then he should be put
to death ASAP. As he told his victim, "Die like a man" and dont appeal.
Posted on September 12, 2008 9:13 AM by Anonymous
I think what he got was fare because my daughter was left father
less by his actions. He took someone special away from US , we had alot
of plans for are daughter , but now all the dreams went out the window
by this cowerd...At less his kids could write to him , all my daughter
has is memory photos she would never be able to kiss him ,hold his hand
or say hi....So people have stop filling sorry for the cowerd...SO
JUSTICE HAVE BEEN SERVED THANK GOD....
Posted on September 13, 2008 11:41 AM by Cecilia lopez
the verdict is unfair. The DA was out to get him From the start and
so were the crooked cops. People testified and return got a get out of
jail card. He is not perfect but he is not a monster either. I betrayed
him and i am stil alive. According to the prosecuters if you betray him
and you die. That is a bunch of crap.
Posted on November 22, 2008 11:05 AM by A friend
This is for the individuals who posted stating he is not a
"monster"! and he doesn't deserve the death penalty? this man
terrorized the neigborhood I grew up in, and killed a close friend of
mine. I only hope and pray God has no mercy on his soul, and he is
given the same torture and pain that he bestowed upon his victims, who
by the way begged for their lives! a good father? and son? this man is
a monster who should have never been born into this world.
Posted on December 8, 2008 11:28 AM by No one's business
"Only McGhee remained seated ..." because if he tried to stand like
everyone else, he would have been shot by the deputies behind him.
Defendants in custody are not allowed to stand, particularly when
jurors are present..
Posted on January 9, 2009 6:02 PM by Long time impartial courtroom observer
this guy's only hope is that there is no afterlife. if there's an
afterlife, his actions have sentenced him to god knows how long of a
slow-roasting karmic payback. that crackup is that this clown probably
thinks he's clever. the fact is, he sold out his existnece for a hill
what a laughable loser. couldn't cut it in the real world.
Posted on January 10, 2009 7:54 PM by bozo the exploding turd
wait.. are you REALLY saying he is not a bad person?!!? This vicious
predator killed my friends mother, and grandmother. One of the sweetest
ladies i knew because she was a witness to a crime. Wrong place at the
wrong time. If he was so concerned about being there for his children,
he would have not been being a menace to society "running" the streets"
claiming his "hood"and causing trouble and chaos!! HE is is no way a
father! just a sperm donor i would say.. Those poor kids just got
unlucky for getting scum as a father. IF anyone watched the verdict
being read, you can tell this pathetic excuse for a man just smiled,
showed no remorse for anyone he killed. Im glad he is getting what he
deserves, parent or not, if the courts would be harder on these
heartless criminals, maybe more of them that deserve to die would be
executed, not sitting in prisons their whole lifes while us tax payers
pay for their sorry butts!! the quicker this trash is caught, the safer
our streets will be.
Posted on January 12, 2009 12:20 AM by thinks people are so stupid
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