Third strike gives SLO man 30 to life for domestic violence

June 21, 2013

jailA San Luis Obispo man received a 30 years to life sentence Thursday for a domestic violence conviction. [Tribune]

In February, a jury found Robert Eugene Deutsch guilty of domestic violence for strangling his girlfriend. Due to having committed previous felonies, Deutsch qualified for an enhanced sentence under the three-strikes law, which requires a minimum prison term of 25-years-to life.

Deutsch, 37, allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and bury her where no one would find her while strangling her in October 2012. He allegedly told her during the attack that he was going to kill her to “make going to prison for life worth it.”

Deutsch’s domestic violence conviction included enhancements of making criminal threats and dissuading a victim from reporting a crime.

Prior to committing domestic violence, Deutsch received three armed robbery convictions and one residential burglary conviction in San Luis Obispo County. He also received and eight-year prison term for burglary in New Jersey.

Last year, California voters approved a revision to the three strikes law that makes it only apply to felons who have committed “serious or violent” crimes.

 


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Goddess_Enigma

Definitely a good use of taxpayer money. But hey instead of the alternative someone gave of death penalty, how about we just hire an anti-executioner to beat the heck out of, or strangle, and do whatever they do to their victims, back to them, then let them go and see if they ever do it to anyone else ever again. My guess is that they’ll stop. By the way, it’s good to see men on here agreeing that the guy deserves his punishment. I was afraid I was going to see comments defending the guy. So good for you guys!!!


bobfromsanluis

While I in no way would want to defend what this obviously disturbed individual (I really cannot call him a “man”), your suggestions about having someone beat the offender in the manner they inflicted injury on their victim does not seem to be logical. As a child growing up, did you ever get into a fight with a sibling and then be corrected by a parent who spanked you? What kind of lesson is that? That the bigger, stronger, older person should make the decision to do to the perpetrator the same thing they were doing to their victim? How does that make sense, and what do you expect someone to learn from an action like that? If the goal is help the attacker realize that they are doing something wrong and give them the chance to change their ways, how is beating them going to realize that goal? It would only seem to reenforce the mistaken belief that if they are bigger, stronger, more domineering, then they can choose to hurt someone if they feel like it. Hate does not conquer hate; never has, never will. If a person cannot adjust to society and respect the rights of others, then they need to separated from society, which is what appears to be happening in this case. Keep him locked up since he cannot apparently control himself and does not appear capable of learning to.


swmut

Yeah…this guy should be locked up for every second of 30 years or more. Its only a matter of time before someone ends up seriously injured or dead.


The fact that I believe we should reform prison costs does not mean bad people should not be locked up. Trim the fat, don’t throw out the meat.


racket

Let’s see, 30 years at $50K/year incarceration costs, means this dirtbag costs $1.5 million in today’s money.


As a broke state, couldn’t we invoke the death penalty for economic reasons?


bobfromsanluis

Who gets to decide how much a human life is worth?


racket

Yeah, that’s sort of problematic.


There might be a sliding scale:


1) Innocents: Multiple millions

2) Single crimes of passion w/ no heinousness: $2m

3) Heinous crimes: $1m

4) Multiple repeat offenders (clearly incorrigible) regardless of heinousness: $500,000.


Something like that.


shelworth

We shouldn’t think of them as “prisons”, instead we should use them as “organ donor banks”.


kayaknut

This must be a mistake and can not be right. We are always told the only person caught by three strikes is the one stealing a loaf of bread to feed their starving family on their third strike and that was why we needed to take the teeth out of the law.


mkaney

“He allegedly told her during the attack that he was going to kill her to “make going to prison for life worth it.”


If you’ve never had this thought, you’ve never been in love.


Disclaimer: this comment intended for humor only.


mkaney

aww come on.. Too soon? lol I’m sorry but I can get humor out of pretty much anything.


Rawhide

And the likes of SLO Fire-FIGHTER John Ryan Mason goes free after beating Jory Brigham half to death and

then fleeing from what would be “a crime scene” for anyone else…!


kayaknut

and don’t forget gets his high paying job back along with lifetime pension and benefits. Crime does pay if you work for in public sector


abigchocoholic

Deutsch, 37, allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and bury her where no one would find her while strangling her in October 2012. He allegedly told her during the attack that he was going to kill her to “make going to prison for life worth it.”

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Good riddens. More than happy to pay my share of keeping that guy in a cage for the rest of his life.


nateledg

Violent people like this should be put away for life. They’re obviously not going to stop.


Paso_Guy

I don’t have a problem with this. Sounds like he needs to be gone.