State-administered death is always a greater horror than any other by virtue of the methodical reasoning that precedes it. French philosopher Albert Camus wrote that "capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders". "The United States' concept of justifiable homicide/Executions in criminal law stands on the dividing line between an excuse, justification and an exculpation. In other words, it takes a case that would otherwise have been a murder or another crime representing intentional killing, and either excuses or justifies the individual accused from all criminal liability or treats the accused differently from other intentional killers.

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Karl Holmes # K38500

December 2007

Hello My Friends

Hi! I知 Karl Holmes and I知 on San Quentin Death Row. I致e been here for 10 years now. I知 32 years young. I love all sports. I love to read love stories, non-fiction novels. I also love to read my Bible. I知 a growing Christian; His Word is what keeps me strong and positive. I listen to Gospel, R&B, and some Rap music. I like to write poems which I find fun to do. I知 a very honest and open person and I know that we can be good friends and I知 looking for friends that痴 18 and older. This is a long and slow ride and your friendship will ease the pain and bring some joy back into my life. So I ask you to put that smile back on my face and the joy in my life. Today is a new day for the both of us. Thank you!!!

God bless you.

Much respect, your new found friend,


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Karl Holmes K38500

San Quentin State Prison

San Quentin, CA 94974


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