Would you approve a death sentence on this guy?

Posted: October 15, 2007 in Uncategorized
Many people would say yes. At least, death is what this guy was sentenced to today, because he kidnapped a woman and her 5-year-old daughter, dropped the little girl into the water in the Everglades known as "Alligator Alley" and drove away. Imagining what that child was thinking and experiencing, all alone, when she was attacked makes me want to cry.
I don’t have a problem with the death sentence. In fact, when it was brought up in state voting to bring death sentences back, I was just 18…and voted in favor of it. However, there are certain situations and crimes where I do not believe it should be used.
This is one of those situations. This guy should be in General Population, not a cozy, safe, death-row cell awaiting a tiny needle prick after decades of appeals and millions of tax dollars. Because in General Population, he knows he’s going to die a horrific death…but he won’t know when, where, how or by whom.
That would be similar fear which the little girl felt. That would be justice served.
This guy got off easy.

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