So he "gets off".
The argument is that while there is no statute of limitations for murder there was a State case against him for the murders and that the double jeopardy rule means that he could not be tried for that again. So he was tried on kidnapping charges and on such charges there is indeed a statute of limitations. 5 years…but he was tried 43 years later.
Thus his conviction is clearly unsound.
Am I happy that he\’s now out? Yes and no. Unhappy that he has indeed "got off", and entirely happy that he is subject to the same laws as everyone else.
Yes, even the KKK must be tried under the law of the land. For as we all know, if the law will protect the rights of bastards like that then it will protect you and me.
That\’s what these laws are all about, what civil liberties mean. The protection of us against those who control the State.