Well it seems Connecticut’s Death Penalty is starting to get International renegotiation on a case that started in September 2006 when two adults and a 9 year old little girl were shot down in the city streets of Bridgeport .
Richard Roszkowski shot Holly Flannery his ex girlfriend and her friend Thomas Gaudet in the head .Holly’s 9 year old daughter Kylie was there and saw her mom get killed . She started to run down the street and Roszkowski ran after her opening fire .As she fell to the sidewalk from her injuries he walked up to her looked her in the face and shot her in her head .Kylie was shot a totally of three times .
Richard Roszkowski was sentenced 2009 and received the death penalty for the actions he did that morning back in 2006 .Due to a glitch during his trail he was able to get a new penalty phase which is set to begin Jan. 7 2014.But since his sentencing a few things in Connecticut have changed . Last year year Connecticut became the 17th state to abolished the death penalty .As of today there are 11 people sitting on Connecticut’s Death Row who committed the most horrendous crimes.These 11 men were grandfathered in under the laws at the time of their crimes , they are all facing execution even though its not instated at this time including Roszkowski .Many thought it was retribution for two inmates who committed a brutal home invasion and triple murder that happened here in Connecticut in 2007 .
The President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski is now is challenging Connecticut’s death penalty and brought it into international debate, in regards to Roskowski. Richard Roszkowski was born in the United States and is a U.S citizen.The only reason why the president of Poland got involved is because Roszkowsk parents immigrated to U.S before he was born.Many of us here in the U.S had families that immigrated to this country.President Komorowski feels that his sentence to be commuted to life in prison .Poland abolished the death penalty in 1998 and considers Roskowski a nationalist .
Before and after his his sentencing and in between his hearings Roskowski was put in a State Mental Hospital to determine his stability .He was deemed too dangerous for the state’s maximum security mental hospital in 2011 and was transferred back into a high maximum security prison instead .He was found competent to stand trail.
This is the second time that there has been a glitch in Connecticut’s death sentence trails .Russel Peeler also was retried earlier this year due to the courts errors . Russel Peeler was found guilty again was placed back on death row .
Many people have an issue with the death penalty in general for many reason .I’m not here to debate that issue right now .The only thing that Roskowski is doing now is trying to get out his sentence .He showed no mercy to a little girl .her mother ,and their friend that day .Now he’s afraid ,he should of thought of that that morning .