I guess when you are in a fight for your political life, you don’t want to alienate any group that could help you get thrown out of office.
Of course, this is bigger than just losing an office, it is the possible ending of a once-promising political career. That is what California Gov Gavin Newsome is facing. He has now decided not to interfere in the release of a brutal murderer who attacked a mentally disabled man, whom he then buried alive.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom did not take action Friday regarding the state parole board’s choice to grant parole to David Weidert.
Weidert has spent decades in prison for the brutal murder in which he buried his victim alive. Just the thought of being buried alive is frightening, but imagine what it would be like for someone who actually suffered that fate.
Weidert got a life sentence for slaying 20-year-old Michael Morganti to conceal the fact that he had stolen $500 from his victim. But, just last year, Newsom blocked his parole by saying that Weidert, “currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison at this time,” but one year later he is all better?
No wonder they want this guy out of office. He has done very little right and has governed as a far-left dictator.
For the first time in history, the population of California has decreased.
The victim’s sister Vikki Van Duyne said:
“I didn’t think the governor would think that things had changed in 13 months from the time when he said no last time, because I didn’t see anything change.”
Weidert and an accomplice lured the victim into a vehicle, transported him to an isolated location, and compelled him to dig his own grave, according to the AP. They utilized a baseball bat and shovel to beat Morganti, stabbed the man with a knife, and choked him using a telephone wire — the murder victim suffocated after he had been buried alive, according to the outlet.
“Mr. Weidert understands the gravity of his crime and the permanent seriousness of the consequences to the victim and the victim’s family. He’s somebody who has always emphasized his remorse and his acceptance of responsibility,” Weidert’s attorney Charles Carbone said, according to the outlet. “This is about promoting public safety, and Mr. Weidert has earned his way out by pursuing a very long and arduous path of rehabilitation.”