Surprised it doesn’t happen more often

11 thoughts on “Surprised it doesn’t happen more often”

  1. A brutal death inflicted. He is one e who should be removed from society swiftly.
    I don’t know about there, but in this state with the madatory appeals process for the death penalty, the wait on death row is about 20-25 years.
    I don’t know how families manage that.

    1. I don’t know either. They attend a trial for months, finally see a verdict rendered and a penalty decided … and then wait another 20 years for it to be imposed. It’s little wonder Madison was smiling. Or that Terry snapped. Sentencing should be the end of the process, not the beginning.

    2. The whole idea of requiring victims or their families to provide a “victim impact statement” seems insane and misguided. In the case of a murder, can’t “impact” be assumed? And isn’t murder a crime regardless of its impact?

      1. Oh I don’t think the statements are required at all. The injured parties are offered the chance to speak if they want to. But I don’t know when in the process the statements come and whether they influence the outcome.

      2. Here the victims speak only ater the sentencing (not sure about other places) . Speaking is a choice not a requirement by the court or anyone. Supposed to “ease their pain” and show the crimminal how much their actions hurt someone. (like it makes any difference to many of them – simple a bonus perk for the bad guys/gals)
        It’s a stupid name for the family’s chance to speak about their loss and feelings. For so long the surviving friends and family were not allowed to speak at all, I guess it’s a step in the right direction, but another stupid “let’s be kind and not call it what it is or make anyone feel bad about something” phrase.

  2. The father’s rage was justified. And his actions were understandable. It was hard for me to watch such human suffering. Nothing is worse than having a child die from the violent actions of another.

    1. I can’t begin to imagine what he must have been feeling, but seeing the killer of my child smirking at me certainly would have sent me over the edge.

... and that's my two cents