He Held the Cigarette in One Hand, a Machine Gun in the Other, and Planted One Foot on Either Side of the State Line
Police and FBI agents captured an ex-convict suspected of killing eight people in two states as he smoked a cigarette outside of a southwestern Illinois bar Tuesday night."--Associated Press, July 1.
I am sure that since he was smoking, he was beyond redemption. Although, a good defense lawyer could show that he paid the cigarette tax, and was only interested in helping to fund children's health care.