Friday, December 14, 2007
TNB In Utah: James William Tolbert Gets Natural Life In Prison For Strangling Former Deseret News Employee Ann Poulson
Those of you who are baby boomers are probably well aware that many black Americans showed their gratitude for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by spending the rest of the '60s burning down our cities, assassinating our cops and judges, and demanding an endless series of perks.
James William Tolbert (pictured above left) is one such black animal. While previously in prison - ironically for killing his own wife - Ann Poulson, an accountant with the Deseret Morning News, befriended him, not for romantic reasons, but because she sensed it was her Christian duty. But when Tolbert was released, how did he show his gratitude toward her? By kiiling her, too.
The man accused in the strangulation death of Deseret Morning News employee Ann Poulson will spend the rest of his life in prison without possibility of parole after pleading guilty to aggravated murder today. Salt Lake County prosecutor Chou Chou Collins said the resolution in James William Tolbert's case means he'll never have the opportunity to kill another woman. Full story in the Deseret Morning News. Story also aired on KTVX Channel 4 and on KSL Channel 5.
Tolbert, 42, also was convicted in 1987 of strangling his wife to death with a necklace on May 5th, 1987 and served 18 years in prison before being paroled in April 2006. It was while he was in prison that he met Poulson, who volunteered there as part of her church service. Poulson wrote letters to the parole board on Tolbert's behalf and kept up the friendship after he was released.
And what was her reward? Her body was found in her Murray home on October 9th after worried neighbors called police because they had not seen her. Poulson had worked at the Deseret Morning News in accounting.
In exchange for his guilty plea before 2nd District Judge Thomas Kay, prosecutors agreed to drop a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery. Tolbert showed no emotion as the sentence was pronounced. Afterward, prosecutors and defense attorneys said they were satisfied with the outcome.
Read this KSL story from October 26th, 2007 describing how Tolbert got caught.
Commentary: I'm glad they're satisfied with the outcome; I sure as hell am not. This black bastard should have been fried after his first killing; Poulson might still be alive today. But according to this article here, Poulson apparently was aware of the risks of dealing with Colbert after his release and refused to allow him to move in with her, although she allowed him to visit her at her home. Didn't help, anyway. Perhaps if she had seen these Department of Justice statistics about the racial disparity in murder, she wouldn't have let him in her house in the first place.
Tolbert has completely frustrated the measure of his creation. He cannot possibly make any positive contribution to society in any way. He has twice shed innocent blood. It is an insult to the people of Utah to ask them to house, clothe, and feed this ape for the rest of his life at taxpayer expense. He pleaded guilty; there's no question about his culpability. Execution is justified.