Should A Mentally Ill Cold-Blooded Murderer Receive the Death Penalty?

So here we are; another week and there’s hardly any mention of Anna Brown. Nope, no mention of how she died in a jail cell thirty minutes after being dragged from a hospital emergency room for simply attempting to seek medical attention.

Nope, no mention of the fact that he was a single mother of two. Nor any mention of her having her children taken away after losing her job. Nope, not even any mention of her dying of blood clots in her lungs after complaining to police that she was having a hard time trying to breathe. As I pointed out recently, Anna Brown was not only homeless, she was a mental patient as well. To some, maybe this disqualifies her as being human and deserving of justice. But maybe this explains the subsequent silence since her death. Anyway, irrelevant fight for justice aside, meet Angela Simpson:

Mental health is no laughing matter, and the following is yet another example of just how: 1) the fastest growing prison population is made up of women, and 2) how prisons are filled with mentally ill individuals who would have been better served with the access to proper and affordable care prior to incarceration. But, there’s no profit in a cure; so, more prisons are built so that “normal” people can sleep better at night. In the case of Angela Simpson above, she was sentenced last week by Maricopa County judge, Paul McMurdie to life in prison plus 14 years.

Now, in the minds of many, Simpson deserves to be sentenced to death as punishment just on the strength of how heinously she murdered Terry Neely – a man confined to a wheelchair. My debate isn’t whether she deserves to be put to death. A debate we can have — like so many are having — in the comment section if you like. But before we do, at least check out her jail-house interview after sentencing was handed down for the brutal torture and murder of a man in a wheelchair for snitching:

Oh, if you’re not convinced that this woman is truly mentally ill, be sure to watch part two of the interview below. Now, if you do agree that she was in fact mentally ill, do you believe that it should serve as disqualification from her (or anyone) receiving a death penalty sentence?