I can't believe the district attorney's decision not to seek the death penalty in the Robert Blake case (April 26). Blake allegedly committed a textbook capital murder case, with premeditation, conspiracy and lying in wait.
Was it because of his age? I don't remember an age limit in that section of the penal code. Was it politically motivated, to avoid risking the loss of a high-profile case because some juror might vote not guilty to avoid having Blake sentenced to death? If so, then the D.A. just validated the "jury nullification" theory used in the O.J. Simpson case: The full force of the criminal justice system isn't applied to society's elite--just to the little people.