"Prosecutor asks right question on Naso case," is the Marin Independent Journal editorial. Here's an extended excerpt:
HOW MANY TMES can you execute someone? That's the question a prosecutor asked when he was queried whether he would seek the death penalty for Joseph Naso, the 79-year-old who was recently found guilty of serial murders between 1977 and 1994.
A Marin County jury found Naso guilty of murdering four women whose bodies were dumped in Marin.
Marin prosecutors made their case.
In Nevada County, District Attorney Clifford Newell is contemplating prosecuting Naso for a 1992 murder of another woman.
Authorities believe she is victim No. 8 on Naso's "list of 10," which they argue is a roster of murder victims.
Marin officials now believe a 56-year-old woman, whose body was found washed ashore in 1981, may also have been one of Naso's victims.
Marin prosecutors want to include that information in their case that Naso receive the death penalty.
That's why Newell asks: "If he gets a death sentence it would be a little bit of a waste of taxpayers' dollars. ... How many times can you kill a guy?"