Re "Killer's death in cell ends legal odyssey" (Our Region, Feb. 1): The death penalty in California has allowed convicted killers to remain on death row for years before they are executed. Millions of our tax dollars go to waste to keep monsters like them alive.
James Leslie Karis Jr. was sentenced to death in 1982 for the rape and murder of one of the women he abducted in Placerville. He was on death row for 30 years before dying in prison. Robert Harris was charged with murder and kidnapping and sentenced to death but was not executed, until 13 years later. Why have them on death row for so long? If found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, waste no time to sentence them to death.
-- Maria Cervantes, Sacramento