Readers disagree about whether killer and rapist Dale Eaton should live or fry

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Last week, we reported about a hearing for Dale Wayne Eaton, who's on Wyoming's death row for the horrific rape and murder of Lisa Kimmell, a Denver teen also known as "Lil Miss," back in 1988. Eaton's lawyers say his defense was subpar before being sentenced to die and he was mentally ill. To put it mildly, our readers disagreed about the case.

Kristin Vortex writes:

Killing people for killing people sends a mixed message.

Half Aspen writes:

He's a murderer, a rapist, and a worthless piece of shit. Fry his retched ass.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.