Carey Dean Moore’s final statement expressed regret for his brother joining him in the 1979 murders, and for men on death row in Nebraska he says are innocent. He said nothing to, for, or about his victims or their families.
Don’t let Reuel Van Ness and Maynard Helgeland be afterthoughts today. They were hard-working guys who decided to take thankless jobs during a crummy economy in 1979, and paid for it with their lives because some teenage loser wanted money to buy drugs and porn.
I know there are a lot of passionate, conflicting thoughts on capital punishment in Nebraska. I would ask each of you to consider that, if you’re upset that someone was executed today, remember that the person solely responsible for this execution was Carey Dean Moore.
CLICK HERE for the mp3 podcast of a segment of this morning's radio diatribe about this noteworthy date in Nebraska's history, including my (and Chris Baker's) reaction to the state Democrat party's statement about Gov. Ricketts' perceived role in this.