He pleaded guilty to two counts of First Degree Murder in Douglas County, Colorado after hiring former employees to kill his wife. These contracted men killed his wife and her brother. Mr. Wells' six year-old daughter found the bodies, which had been mutilated and burned. If Mr. Wells had taken the case to trial and lost, he would have faced the death penalty. Obviously, he thought life in prison without parole was preferable to death.
What do you think? Would you choose to spend the rest of your life in prison with no chance of release, or does that punishment sound worse to you than death? Feel free to leave comments here, or vote on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/drmaxwachtel.
Here is a link to a brief article about the killings. WARNING: Some of the content in this article is graphically violent: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/30737552/detail.html
Thanks for reading-- Max Wachtel, Ph.D.