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(CNN) — An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence says he should be a free man after he became ill, momentarily died, and had to be revived at the hospital. But the courts are having none of it.
Benjamin Schreiber was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 after being convicted of first-degree murder. In March 2015, he developed large kidney stones that led to septic poisoning, according to court documents. 
He eventually fell unconscious in his cell and was taken to a local hospital, where he was resuscitated five separate times, the documents say.
According to the Iowa Court of Appeals, Schreiber "claims he momentarily died at the hospital, thereby fulfilling his 'life' sentence ... Because his sentence has been fulfilled, he argues, he is imprisoned illegally and should be immediately released."
A district court previously denied Schreiber's motion. And on Wednesday, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's decision. 
In its opinion, the appeals court said a "plain reading" of Iowa law says defendants guilty of a class A felony "must spend the rest of their natural life in prison, regardless of how long that period of time ends up being or any events occurring before the defendant's life ends."
"Schreiber is either alive, in which case he must remain in prison," Judge Amanda Potterfield wrote, "or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."
 
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2 minutes ago, IGotWorms said:
He eventually fell unconscious in his cell and was taken to a local hospital, where he was resuscitated five separate times, the documents say.
 

Not only should he be freed, but he should have four additional murders in the bank.  :o

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9 minutes ago, IGotWorms said:
(CNN) — An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence says he should be a free man after he became ill, momentarily died, and had to be revived at the hospital. But the courts are having none of it.
Benjamin Schreiber was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 after being convicted of first-degree murder. In March 2015, he developed large kidney stones that led to septic poisoning, according to court documents. 
He eventually fell unconscious in his cell and was taken to a local hospital, where he was resuscitated five separate times, the documents say.
According to the Iowa Court of Appeals, Schreiber "claims he momentarily died at the hospital, thereby fulfilling his 'life' sentence ... Because his sentence has been fulfilled, he argues, he is imprisoned illegally and should be immediately released."
A district court previously denied Schreiber's motion. And on Wednesday, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's decision. 
In its opinion, the appeals court said a "plain reading" of Iowa law says defendants guilty of a class A felony "must spend the rest of their natural life in prison, regardless of how long that period of time ends up being or any events occurring before the defendant's life ends."
"Schreiber is either alive, in which case he must remain in prison," Judge Amanda Potterfield wrote, "or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."
 
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Unfortunately there are a lot of idiot Judges that would not have ruled this way.  One supreme court judge comes to mind. 

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17 minutes ago, titans&bucs&bearsohmy! said:

What I want to know is why they bothered to resusicated five times anyway.  

Lawsuits from liberals. But you knew that. 

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15 minutes ago, shorepatrol said:

Lawsuits from liberals. But you knew that. 

It’s actually a little something called the Hippocratic Oath.

You know, ethics.

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At first glance, it seems like keeping him in prison is the correct decision.  But what if tech advances to where someone can be dead for a week and revived, or 50 years, or 500 years?  What if they cure aging and the prisoner is capable of living for hundreds of millions of years?  Keep them in jail all that time?

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7 hours ago, titans&bucs&bearsohmy! said:

What I want to know is why they bothered to resusicated five times anyway. Seems like a real waste of resources to me. 

Yeah, if you're serving life for first degree murder it should include an automatic DNR status. Seems like a no brainer. You've now served your sentence and it frees up the apartment for a new tenant. Win/Win.

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This is why many judges impose sentences like 249 years. No wiggle room for some fockhead. 

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10 hours ago, riversco said:

At first glance, it seems like keeping him in prison is the correct decision.  But what if tech advances to where someone can be dead for a week and revived, or 50 years, or 500 years?  What if they cure aging and the prisoner is capable of living for hundreds of millions of years?  Keep them in jail all that time?

Yes. If they got life they did something so heinous that they should never live in free society again.  They have forfeited that right. 

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18 hours ago, IGotWorms said:

It’s actually a little something called the Hippocratic Oath.

You know, ethics.

You have no idea wtf you're talking about. 

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7 hours ago, Strike said:

Yes. If they got life they did something so heinous that they should never live in free society again.  They have forfeited that right. 

But the logistics.  How do you have a prison system that big?

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29 minutes ago, riversco said:

But the logistics.  How do you have a prison system that big?

We'll worry about that when people are living to 500.

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23 minutes ago, RaiderHaters Revenge said:

are you a stripper?

 

No, sociopath.

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It's a stupid ass argument. By his logic, everyone who has ever been resucutated would wake up with all their property having been inherited by someone.

Legally, you ain't dead till someone signs the death certificate buttercup. 

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