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Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

editor@localnewsonly.com Nelson is a 30-year plus resident of Colleyville. He has located his privately owned businesses in Colleyville for more than 20 years. Nelson is the 2018 Empower Texans Recipient of the North Texas Conservative Leadership Award. Nelson is the founder of LNO in 2000. He served as councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of Colleyville until June 2000. Thereafter, he started LNO because there was no adequate newspaper coverage. Nelson has previously worked in both radio and television during his career.

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    mike ercops

    This is what is wrong with this country. Bargain a murder charge down to a shorter sentence! This “citizen” will go to jail, make new friends and criminal contacts, and be back out on the street in 7 years for time served if he maintains a clean record while in jail. Then society will most likely have to deal with this citizen again. So this is the slap on the hand that he gets for killing an innocent person. Bring back public hanging and we will not only rid society of this kind of person, but send a strong message that if you murder you will be killed. an eye for an eye!

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      Steven Evans

      Ah yes, Leviticus, of course later contradicted by the Apostle Matthew. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind”. I don’t believe there should be zero capital punishment, however public hangings? Thats ridiculous. We are a society not barbarians. We are better than that. And by killing someone like this guy, who likely was conned into it by his father, how does this make us any better than the murderers? Revenge is not justice. Undoubtably our criminal justice system needs reformed. 14 years seems paltry for murder. Strength is not just throwing around power over life and death indiscriminately, we are Americans, not some authoritarian dictatorship. There’s plenty wrong with our county, plenty wrong with the justice system, but it has nothing to do with “we don’t kill enough people” Instead maybe we should reform our prison systems to actually prevent reoffending and tackle the root of the problem.

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