Euthanasia is long overdue for ol' Dayton Leroy. The Oregonian has a non-story today about one of the lawyers for this waste of space, because said lawyer got caught with a handcuff key hidden in a pouch in his belt when he went to visit Leroy last summer. Turns out the guy's into kinky sex, and he has handcuffs on his headboard. He'd lost a key when visiting a girlfriend, so he claims, and then found it in his car. So he tucked it into his belt-pouch and forgot about it.
It's a non-story, primarily because a handcuff key - even if intentionally brought into a prison - is absolutely useless. Inside prisons, handcuffs aren't generally employed; on those occasions when a prisoner is transported outside, they're shackled with chains secured by padlocks. Well, yeah, they are cuffed as well, but getting rid of the cuffs wouldn't really do them a whole lot of good.
No, the real story - which is largely glossed over - is that Leroy hasn't been euthanized yet:
Rogers, known as the Molalla Forest Killer, was found guilty in 1988 and 1989 of killing seven prostitutes and dumping six of their bodies in the woods near Molalla. He has been on and off death row ever since, while his attorneys have filed a series of appeals.
The lawyers have managed to run up well over a million dollars in defending this piece of excrement, so they're excellent candidates for euthanasia as well:
The Roger's case is already one of the longest and most costly criminal cases in Oregon history. Defense costs surpassed $1 million by 2006 and continue to climb.
Of course, Oregon's Retread "governor" likes to pick and choose which laws he'll enforce, and he said earlier in his latest term that the death penalty won't be enforced as long as he's governor.
All the more reason to dump him.