October 7, 2010, - 6:17 pm
I think the death penalty should be used very, very rarely because, as a practicing attorney (including criminal defense), I see so enough people who aren’t guilty getting the shaft in our justice system and so many other people who deserve to spend the rest of their lives rotting in prison with a new “boyfriend,” rather than being instantly put out of their misery, once their never-ending appeals are exhausted. But in cases in which we are absolutely sure who did it–not based on circumstantial evidence–and where the actions are so horrific, the death penalty must be used. And if there was ever such a rare case, this is it. You’ve probably heard about this case, in which most of the Petit family–a wife and two young daughters–were brutally raped and burned alive (only the mother was killed before being set afire)–and these “men” who did this are animals who deserve to rot in hell, not prison on your dime. Watch this vivid ABC News video report. It will make you angry. It made me angry.
Dr. Petit must live with this memory every single day, and it must be very tough. Say a prayer for him and his deceased wife and daughters. May they rest in peace. These two men took that away from them on earth.
Tags: brutal, Connecticut, Crime, death penalty, heinous crime, murder, Petit Family, video