Dept. of Inconsequential Punishment


The death row inmate who called state Sen. John Whitmire last year with a smuggled-in cell phone (and later threatened to kill him) has received his comeuppance.

The Statesman reports:

Death row killer Richard Lee Tabler….pleaded guilty this morning to threatening the lawmaker and possessing contraband.During a brief courtroom appearance in Livingston, in East Texas, Tabler got [a] 10-year sentence stacked atop his death sentence.”

Dave Mann is a former editor of the Observer.

Published at 12:00 am CST