Los Angeles’ new Soros-funded prosecutor pushes for simpler punishment over brutal double homicide of Russian snowboarder, policeman — RT USA Information
LA District Attorney George Gascon, elected last month with funds from George Soros, is reportedly overturning the conviction to ensure that the alleged murderer of a Russian snowboarder and the deputy sheriff will one day be released from prison.
Los Angeles County’s new district attorney, who ruled out the death penalty when he took office last week, will ban prosecutors in his office from life imprisonment without parole, according to a report from Fox 11 Los Angeles. Life without parole was previously sought in cases in which there were special circumstances and improvements in punishment, such as suspects convicted of the murder of several people.
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A noted beneficiary of the rule change is Rhett Nelson, who is accused of murdering Russian snowboard medalist Dmitry Koltsov after a verbal argument in June 2019 on the sidewalk, Nelson reportedly shot Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gilbert Solano in the back of the head while Solano was in waiting for a fast food restaurant in the Alhambra on the thoroughfare. In addition to the two murders, Nelson allegedly robbed a gas station and may have been involved in five other heists on the same day.
Koltsov, a member of the Russian national snowboard team, won a silver medal at the Swiss Open Halfpipe Championship in 2012 and a bronze in the final of the Russian Halfpipe Cup that same year. At the Russian championship in 2010 he won bronze in the big air discipline.
“I don’t want to believe this loss,” said seven-time Russian snowboard champion Alyona Alekhina to Zvezda TV. “It is impossible to realize and accept – a monstrous accident. Everyone could have been in his place.”
At the time it was reported that Nelson could face the death penalty. The murdered MP’s sister, Christina Solano, was shocked by Gascon’s decision to one day give Nelson a parole if he is convicted.
“We are the victims here, my brother is a victim, not this person who shot him,” Solano told Fox 11. “I don’t understand what his purpose is in getting these killers out of prison. I understand Not.” … he’s like the devil. “She added that Gascon decided to reduce the possible sentence for Nelson without questioning her, saying, ‘It’s disgusting and he’s disgusting.”
Deputy Solano’s sister says to me: Gascon: “He’s like the devil, I don’t get it. He should be there for the families. We are the victims here, my brother is a victim, not this person who shot him! It’s disgusting and he’s disgusting. Full, emotional intvw 10pm @ FOXLApic.twitter.com / AwZslV3gD5
– Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 15, 2020
A spokesman for Gascon’s office told Fox 11 that California parole boards could release Nelson in decades if members find he has been rehabilitated. Such a decision would reflect the criminal justice system and the public’s decision that Nelson no longer poses a threat to society and that it is not beneficial to keep him in jail at the taxpayer’s expense.
The conviction revision is only the last in a series of changes since Gascon took over the country’s largest prosecutor last week. In addition to banning the death penalty, he stopped using bail in most cases to avoid “unnecessary detention” while suspects await trial. He also directed prosecutors to help convicted criminals who have received previous convictions too harshly to have their sentences reduced – even as the county grapples with the rise in crime.
Gascon’s campaign received more than $ 2.5 million from Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire who helped install left-wing prosecutors in the US. He was also endorsed by Black Lives Matter in helping him defeat the first black district attorney in Los Angeles County’s history.
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Gascon, 65, was born in Cuba and spent more than 20 years with the Los Angeles police force. As a district attorney in San Francisco from 2011 to 2019, he led the rise in property, drug addiction and violent crime that were 82 percent above the national average.
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