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Quadriplegic Rapist to be Released from Prison

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NBC San Diego

A California appeals court has granted the release of a quadriplegic rapist who was considered an excessive cost to the state.

Steven Martinez was convicted of several counts of violent rape in 1998 after he drove his car over a woman, assaulted her, kidnapped her and then raped her.

While serving his sentence in 2001, Martinez was attacked by two other inmates and was stabbed in the neck. The wound paralyzed him instantly. As an inmate, his caretakers say he remains an “angry, repulsive person.”

Martinez applied last year to become the first inmate freed under a medical parole law that aims to reduce prison costs. He was turned down as a public safety risk. An appeals court in San Diego rejected that decision last month and ordered his release, according to the Associated Press.

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  1. Brian in BC

    November 18th, 2012

    Is he going to be released out the cargo door of a C-130 from 10,000 feet or is he going to be released from a container ship several miles off-shore?

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  2. grayscape

    November 18th, 2012

    Release him in the desert and let the coyotes do the rest.

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  3. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 18th, 2012

    Quad in jail for rape –

    H O W !

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  4. Wraith

    November 18th, 2012

    He was paralyzed in jail. I think they should give his attackers some credit for their community service. :)

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  5. Tony R

    November 18th, 2012

    Either way, this POS is going to be supported by the taxpayers of california.

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  6. Death_By_Farts

    November 18th, 2012

    I’m sure it’s no coincidence that the fucker got beaten to paralyzed submission…

    As far as letting him out goes, go ahead…Let the family of that woman be now free to pay him a visit now that he’s not so in jail anymore.

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  7. Doc

    November 18th, 2012

    Doesn’t obama need a SEX CZAR?

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  8. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 18th, 2012

    Cut his dick off and kick him loose.

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  9. cfm990

    November 18th, 2012

    Give him a job as a speed bump.

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  10. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 18th, 2012

    Like my boss says when I’m forced to take paid time off. It doen’t cost less, it just comes from a different account.

    Californicans are going to pay even more to support that f_ck, it just won’t be coming out the prison account.

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 18th, 2012

    Gotta admit, I like the first two ideas here. Reality says though that he’ll probably get a government job. Still coming out the state treasury.

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  12. MrHappy

    November 18th, 2012

    A 7.62X51 round only costs about $1.00

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  13. Lisl

    November 18th, 2012

    Page linked to is gone.

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  14. John Cooper

    November 18th, 2012

    What’s his name…Mat?

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  15. Mr. Happy

    November 18th, 2012

    That other Mr. Happy above is NOT me.

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  16. Absolute muddjuice

    November 18th, 2012

    “Martinez was convicted of several counts of violent rape in 1998 after he drove his car over a woman, assaulted her, kidnapped her and then raped her.”

    With what he did, I can only think of one chair he deserves, and it has a lot more voltage than a wheelchair……

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  17. Tyrone

    November 18th, 2012

    leave him in jail where he can serve as a blow up doll for the rest of the prisioners

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  18. Xavier

    November 18th, 2012

    I say we use this example to start a pilot program for all violent offenders. Knife to the spinal cord until you’re either dead or paralyzed, then parole.

    Rehabilitation without recidivism: the liberal dream.

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  19. Mr. Happy

    November 18th, 2012

    I believe the time for an administrative euthanization process has arrived.
    He needs to be “put down”.

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  20. Jethro

    November 18th, 2012

    Sure – let him go.
    Set him on the curb just outside the penitentiary on a hot summer day and don’t tell anybody about it.

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  21. Nutjob

    November 18th, 2012

    Poetic justice………leave him in jail.

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  22. frank k

    November 18th, 2012

    Half-mile course , 4 percent downhill grade .. Spot him a 100 yard lead to the finish line , with louuisville sluggers given to the victim’s survivors .. He wins , he goes free ; he comes in second , he’s San Diego’s ‘pinata-of-the-week.’ .. frank k.

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  23. Nutjob

    November 19th, 2012

    Nail him to a public wall and call him Art.

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  24. Davide

    November 19th, 2012

    did they castrate him first? that leg should also not function

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