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Posted: 9/22/2004 10:50:49 AM EST
The parole board might have made a mistake letting this one go...

Man arrested in connection with stabbing, body found in suitcase

Wednesday September 22, 2004

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing a woman he had just met at a Motel 6 and killing another woman whose body was stuffed in a suitcase.

The incident began when a man started a conversation with the woman at the pool area Tuesday and then allegedly stabbed her six times, police said.

The woman was being treated at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

Ontario police spokesman David McBride said her injuries were not life-threatening.

Officers investigating the attack found the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Mark Edward Thomas, hiding in a motel room and refusing to surrender. They used a taser gun to arrest Thomas, who was later booked for investigation of attempted murder and violating parole.

McBride said Thomas had been released from jail a few days ago.

The officers searched the room and found a suitcase containing the body of an unidentified woman. They were trying to determine how the woman was killed and how she ended up in Thomas' room.


(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:15:05 AM EST
But I thought prison was for rehabilitation...not punishment....why wasn't he rehabilitated? Did our system fail him?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:53:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
But I thought prison was for rehabilitation...not punishment....why wasn't he rehabilitated? Did our system fail him?



Nope. Our system is neither rehabilitation or punishment. It's simply storage, warehousing.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 1:01:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
But I thought prison was for rehabilitation...not punishment....why wasn't he rehabilitated? Did our system fail him?



yep just doing time you cant rehab em.

By the way guys didn't it say Jail meaning he was probably in for some smaller crime.

Amazing how these Ex cons can trick woman into meeting them places, sneaky bastard.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 1:04:05 PM EST
I hope he didn't stab the victim with a fixed bayonet.

What a psycho. He needs to spend the rest of his (few remaining) days somewhere far away from humans.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 1:35:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mak762:

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
But I thought prison was for rehabilitation...not punishment....why wasn't he rehabilitated? Did our system fail him?



yep just doing time you cant rehab em.

By the way guys didn't it say Jail meaning he was probably in for some smaller crime.




Parole is for state prison/felonies

Probation is for county jail/misdemeanors

The average state prison inmate in Califronia has five prior felony convictions.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 2:10:12 PM EST
What do you guys expect, its California.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 2:18:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
...Our system is neither rehabilitation or punishment. It's simply storage, warehousing crime college.



Edited for conciseness.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:28:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
What do you guys expect, its California.

Amen, Bro.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:32:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
What do you guys expect, its California.



gee, what a clever statement. Think of it yourself?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:37:17 PM EST

This sounds a lot like what happened in Fremont Cal. back in '98(?) Guy got out of prison on Thursday, Friday night he killed one woman and almost killed another, Monday he was back in custody for the murder. It's one of the reasons I left California.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:40:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Nope. Our system is neither rehabilitation or punishment. It's simply storage, warehousing.





100% correct!

This guy needs the electric chair.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:43:18 PM EST
Some people just need to cease to be in order to be compatible with civilized society.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:40:21 PM EST
You know, there never used to be long prison sentences before moedern day. It was usually death or a fine. Then when we started the long prison terms prison was hell. Look at what the first prisons where like, even in the early 1900's. You didn't want to go back. I think that sheriff in Texas is on the right track. Bring back chain gangs, hard labor and ass whoopins.
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