Started by phlebbb, December 15, 2010, 12:36:55 AM
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Yes it is unbelievable that there are people capable of doing such things. But in what way is this a proof that the DP works? I mean, he commited his horrendous crime in one of the places on earth where the risk of facing an execution that really will be carried out is highest. That obviously didn't prevent him. (Yes I know he was a paroled murderer, but from what I have learnt about the legal system of Texas I would suspect it was 2nd degree murder where the DP isn't an option. When it comes to murder of infants/toddlers in general I think most of the offenders only have a minor criminal record or no record at all. This thankfully very rare crimes are commited by persons that are very disturbed in one way or another and if anyone has some proof that they occur less often in nations/states that have the DP than elsewhere I would like to see that proof. )
Who in their right mind would kill an innocent child? You think to yourself, "The person who did this must pay for their actions," but should capital punishment be the answer. People are so ready to put this man on the chopping block and execute him today, but there isn't enough evidence to say that he did this on purpose. No one was there to see it happen, the only story there is, is of the man who says it was an accident, saying he simply spilled boiling water on the baby accidentally, but then there is the side of everyone who is thinking the worst of him. This is a sketchy case and he seems guilty but SEEMS isn't enough. What if the court decides that he deserves the death penalty but then he is later proven innocent? How would that be a just decision? This man should be sent to prison for life and live with what he has done for the rest of his life. Isn't killing him giving him the easy way out? If he is in prison he won't have the chance to kill a baby again so by sentencing him to death we are not preventing more murders.
Accidentally drop boiling water on a child? That's farfetched.