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Biletnikoff: Hatred for daughter's killer will never go away

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09:14 AM ET 06.16 | Former Raiders star Fred Biletnikoff called his daughter's twice-convicted killer an "animal" Thursday before the man was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison for the 1999 murder. Defendant Mohammed Haroon Ali, with his head bowed and clad in orange jail clothes, was motionless as San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach handed down the penalty for Tracey Biletnikoff's slaying at a San Mateo drug treatment center. "There will never be any closure for me," said the Hall of Famer and former coach during his victim-impact statement. "My hatred for Ali will never go away." This is the second time Ali has received the same sentence. His original first-degree murder conviction for the Feb. 15, 1999, killing was overturned in 2009. Prosecutors retried Ali, 37, and in March, jurors found him guilty of the same charge. In his words to the court, Ali repeatedly apologized for killing Tracey Biletnikoff, the girlfriend he'd met while they were both in substance abuse recovery. He insisted it was an accident. "I don't know why I did this and maybe I will never know," Ali said. "I would trade my life to bring Tracey back."

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June 16, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Strap him down and send him on the big ride. Please remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop.

June 16, 2012  09:19 AM ET

These retrials of convicted killers are getting ridiculous, they need to be put out of everyone's misery, not wasting the taxpayers money re convicting them.

June 16, 2012  09:19 AM ET

These retrials of convicted killers are getting ridiculous, they need to be put out of everyone's misery, not wasting the taxpayers money re convicting them.

June 16, 2012  09:37 AM ET

@#$!%& Spinny thing!!!

June 16, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Crazy world

June 16, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

These retrials of convicted killers are getting ridiculous, they need to be put out of everyone's misery, not wasting the taxpayers money re convicting them.

Agreed.

It's not bad enough that the Biletnikoff family had to go through the ordeal of a trial once already...

June 16, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

These retrials of convicted killers are getting ridiculous, they need to be put out of everyone's misery, not wasting the taxpayers money re convicting them.

+100.

I think the death penalty needs to be used a heck of a lot more frequently.

June 16, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Agreed. It's not bad enough that the Biletnikoff family had to go through the ordeal of a trial once already...

I can't imagine, it if it was one of my kids I would lose it

June 16, 2012  10:05 AM ET

1) He insisted it was an accident.
2) "I don't know why I did this and maybe I will never know..."

These two statements seem, at first glance, to be mutually exclusive.

June 16, 2012  10:05 AM ET

I know that the stats clearly show that there is no proof that the death penalty has any real effect on the murder rate, but I also know that if I was Fred I would want this sob dead

June 16, 2012  10:07 AM ET

God rest her Soul!

June 16, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I can't imagine, it if it was one of my kids I would lose it

+1,000,000

June 16, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Biletnikoff: Hatred for daughter's killer will never go away


No reason it ever should.

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June 16, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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Maybe IF there were less appeals and MORE actual carrying out of the "death penalty" overall then those stats might change.Clear all the "death row" occupants out within 60 days and I bet it would have the desired effect.Wishful thinking, I know.

I'd be willing to vote for that change.

June 16, 2012  12:01 PM ET

They should let him pull the switch, push the lever, pull the trigger. But get that hatred out of your heart.

June 16, 2012  01:08 PM ET

hang him in the noonday sun

June 16, 2012  02:04 PM ET

Any killer should be publicy executed the way they killed.

June 16, 2012  02:13 PM ET

I don't know if the death penalty makes for less murders, but I'll bet it makes for less repeat offenders.........

 
June 16, 2012  03:51 PM ET

Insane in the Membrane! Insane in the Brain!

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