The last I posted about Brian Draper he was appealing to have a new trial in the murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart. In 2006 Draper and his cohort, Torey Adamcik stabbed their classmate to death in her Pocatello, Idaho home and then bragged about it on videotape afterward. Draper and Adamcik were both 16 at the time of Cassie Jo’s murder. They were both charged as adults and both given life without parole. They’ve both become poster children for what I like to call the kid criminal crowd. They are people who believe that a juvenile should never be charged as an adult.
Draper is also an admitted mutant. That’s the term I use for people who either worship or empathize with the Columbine killers which is how this case came to my attention.
Anyway, the Idaho Supreme Court thankfully upheld not only Draper’s conviction but his sentence as well. They did throw out his conspiracy conviction due to faulty instructions given the jury but as long as he’s still behind bars for life I can live with that.
Draper’s attorney used the ‘immaturity and poor judgment’ argument to try to get her client a new trial but it didn’t fly. As I’ve said many times before if by the age of 16 you don’t know that murder is wrong then you have no business being in society in the first place.
Adamcik is also appealing his conviction but so far has met with the same failure and hopefully, he will again.