Roper vs Simmons (2005) Amendment 8
By Clayton Patnode, Nick Pierce, Peter Tarkenton
What Was This Case About
When Did The Murder Take Place
Tuesday, March 1st 2005 at 2am
Fenton, Missouri, United States
What was the Supreme Court's Final Say
The Jury said.... Simmons was the age 17 when he did the crime even though now that we found out it was Simmons that did the crime and he was 18 when we found out but 17 when he did the crime. He should have a punishment but, should not be sentenced to death.
It turns out that amendment 8 (No cruel punishment) was being violated, and Simmons should not be sentence to death.
Peter Tarkenton: I think even though he committed murder since he was seventeen he should not have been executed. However he should have gotten a severe punishment.
Nick Pierce: I thought that the Supreme court made the right decision because he did the crime when he was 17 so they shouldn't have killed him. Even though he was 18 when they found out it was Simmons that did the crime.
- Website Title: Cruel and Unusual Punishment under the Eighth Amendment
- Article Title: Cruel and Unusual Punishment under the Eighth Amendment
- Date Accessed: January 19, 2015
- This is the website: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/cruelunusual.html