The March 15 issue of the Burlington, Vt. weekly contains a letter to the editor from Donald Fell, who was sentenced to death for the 2000 kidnapping and murder of Terry King. In the letter, which can be read here (fourth item down), Fell writes, "I live every day in abject sorrow. Not for myself, but for these righteous people, these innocents whose lives I have destroyed." Fell's trial was the focus of media attention because he is the first person to receive the death penalty in Vermont in 50 years; a representative of The Campaign to End the Death Penalty forwarded the letter to Seven Days. Burlington TV station WPTZ interviewed his victim's daughter, who said, "He sums it up in two paragraphs. That's not remorse."

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