Last updated on: 3/17/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Anne Marie Schubert, JD Biography

Title:
Sacramento County District Attorney
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“In our experience, most survivors want ‘justice’ for the murderers of their family members. Repealing the death penalty will not heal these peoples’ wounds; it keeps them permanently open…

Moreover, victims’ families will always be haunted by the specter that an inmate sentenced to life without parole will suddenly ask the governor to reduce a sentence – as happened recently in the case of a Fresno murderer who waited 36 years and applied for clemency. As long as an inmate sentenced to life without parole lives, the governor could reduce the sentence and a murderer may be released on the streets.

Finally, Briggs [Ron Briggs, former supervisor of El Dorado County in California] is dead wrong to assert that the death penalty has been conclusively shown not to deter crime. Experience and common sense confirm a deterrent effect.”

“California’s Broken Death Penalty System Can Be Fixed,” sacbee.com, July 20, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sacramento County District Attorney, Jan. 2015-present
  • Member, Sacramento County Child Death Review Team
  • Board Member, California District Attorneys Association
  • Founder, District Attorney’s Cold Case Prosecution Unit, 2002
  • Founder, Partners Against Chronic Truancy (PACT) program, Sacramento County
  • Sacramento County Supervising Deputy District Attorney, 1996-2015
Education:
  • JD, University of San Francisco, 1989
  • BA, Political Science and Government, St. Mary’s College of California, 1986
Other:
  • Recipient, Prosecutor of the Year award, 2007
  • Prosecuted over 100 jury trials, including sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and murder cases
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?