Letters to the Editor

A new rule for death row

Death penalty sentences should be carried out on the fifth anniversary of the sentencing date.

That would put the defense attorneys on notice that they have five years to mount their defense. The tactic of waiting until the day before the execution to file a first motion would not be allowed, and all anticipated motions must be filed in time to be heard and ruled on before that fifth anniversary.

John Gajdos, Morro Bay