Date of Birth: Sept. 10, 1915.
While serving two consecutive life sentences for murder and robbery in Utah, Nash escaped. Three weeks later, on Nov. 3, 1982, he entered a coin shop in north Phoenix, demanded money from an employee, Gregory West, and then shot West three times with a .357 Colt trooper. Another employee was in the line of fire but was not hit. As Nash fled, the proprietor of a nearby shop pointed a gun at him and told him to stop. Nash grabbed the weapon, and the two men struggled over it. Police officers soon arrived and arrested Nash.
But if you want to read a glorified version, go here to the CCADP site.
This man is a survivor. Born in Utah, in 1915, only a handful of years after Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, he is a living link with a bygone era, growing up at the time of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in the infamous days of prohibition, when the Mob ruled Chicago and Al Capone was King. In the year that Nash entered this world, the Lusitania was sunk, Wyatt Earp was very much alive and American had yet to enter the First World War.
Their glamorizing of his life goes on from there. The American counterparts of this Canadian organization do the same thing. I guess for them, the death penalty is so abhorrent they actually see the condemned men as victims.
I don't go that far myself. I oppose the death penalty, but I see no reason to avoid the fact that most of these guys are extremely violent and dangerous and should never get out of jail.
Being contrary to Capital Punishment, I feel any time a condemned person dies of old age or from natural causes as a victory of sorts. Anything that avoids the Government having to do this is a good thing.
What's your opinion?