California Supreme Court Okays Death Penalty for OC Serial Bandit

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John Clyde Abel
What kind of Uzi-toting scumbag robs a Hallmark store? Southern California banks? Restaurants? Florists? Pet grooming shops? Nail salons? Pharmacies? And grocery stores?

Glad you asked because I have the answer: career criminal John Clyde Abel.

But, barring saving action by the U.S. Supreme Court, Abel won't be bothering anyone ever again.

Today, the California Supreme Court left intact an Orange County jury's death penalty punishment for Abel's January 1991 cold-blooded robbery/murder of Armando Miller, a man who'd just exited a bank in Orange with $20,000 in cash for his market.

Two weeks before his murder, an elated Miller saw the birth of his child.

Abel's appellate lawyers argued a number of points--none of which are sufficiently interesting or exculpatory to detail.

But the state's highest court determined the conviction and punishment were righteous.

Now, the 67-year-old Abel can sit on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison for the rest of his life.

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Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

I knoew Armoando (Mando) growing up. His family store is in my neighborhood in El Modena. Interesting story on how this guy got caught. He ot the tip on mandos bank trips from another inmate who owed money to Abel. They guy was dying from Aids and he confessed tot eh plot to save his soul when he passed away.

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

The few the proud. The likes of Mitch Young

Streets
Streets

Hey Mitch.....another one of your relatives...........

suckanut
suckanut

Fuck you and fuck society too. Fucking punk   Stupid beaner should have put a value higher than 20,000 on his and his childs life.   Another tough guy dies because he thinks money is more valuable than his life.  Maybe it was?? Especially living in El Modena.  The correct facts are the aids infected punk  robbed and shot your boy. Then lied and put the blame on John Abel. I think people who dont know should keep their misleading mouths shut. I hate society because of people like you!!  @

mitch young
mitch young

But if you wanted to make a point--you could at least pick a criminal from this century.

mitch young
mitch young

Dude, if I noted every Mexican/Latino criminal, I'd have no time to do anything else.

Streets
Streets

Sorry............Hey Mitch is this your Dad...............

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