This is in response to the story Oct. 30 about Christian Nielsen’s lawyers filing an appeal of his guilty plea.

I just don’t get it! I just don’t understand how an attorney can ask for an appeal when someone knowingly admitted to the killing of four people. I don’t care if he did or didn’t waive his write to counsel. He, at some point in time, admitted to killing those four people. Granted, he may of said it in front of the state trooper shortly after the acts were done, but he also admitted it in court. Why is that so hard to understand?

He knew exactly the consequences. So why does the prior admission make any difference? He decided at the court hearing to admit guilt.

Over. Done with.

No, because there are attorneys out there who would rather wipe away what this man did and make the families suffer again.

I think the families, and those who worked with them, have suffered enough. Why rehash whether he was competent or not?

Someone who can kill someone, go to work, go home, kill again, go to work and then kill again may not be in his or her right mind, but Nielsen admitted guilt.

Over. Done with.

Just when the families thought this might be over and they could begin to make some semblance of how to go about their lives, the defense attorneys file an appeal.

That is sick and insane.

Jane Ryerson, Bethel


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