posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 02:15 PM
I've been refraining from posting because I didn't want to partake in the typical knee-jerk emotional reaction to such a story. Just like everyone
else this story left me nauseous and violently angry. Being a parent, the thought of what this couple did was beyond incomprehensible.
A day and a half later, even having had the benefit of sleeping on it, I feel no less emotional about it. Being a parent myself, it's unlikely that I
ever wouldn't feel emotional about it.
I can't imagine what that poor child is going through and what kind of broken life they are going to have, being sent to foster care where the
mathematical likelihood of sexual abuse will only continue, until they are statistically likely to run away from home at 12-13 to begin a life of
prostitution on the streets to pay for their drug habit they have turned to as a coping mechanism. Counseling and therapy are unlikely to help someone
such as this. The child's only saving grace is that they are so young that it is likely their subconscious will block out those memories and they
will manifest in a lifetime of nightmares, turning into an eating disorder or cutting as they turn older.
The parents deserve their lives, as they knew them, to be over. However, I have to agree with the few dissenters who have stated that Capital
Punishment is not the way to do that. Although it would satisfy that mob mentality that strongly stirs within me, I know that an Eye-for-an-Eye is
morally wrong, and what separates our Judicial System from the next is our ability to overcome our animal instincts and show compassion, even for the
barbarous who do not deserve such leniency.
Despite the horrific crimes these two monsters committed against their own child, they still deserve a fair Trial before a Jury of their Peers. If
found Guilty of their crime, they deserve a lifetime or two in prison, without parole. They deserve time to reflect upon what they have done to their
child, and should have to live with that guilt for as long as humanly possible, because their child is going to have to live with that horror every
day of the rest of their life. They don't deserve the easy way out of receiving Capital Punishment.
As far as whether or not they ever deserve Parole, whether or not they can be Rehabilitated, I don't think they should ever receive that opportunity
so long as the victim they so wrongly abused is alive.
I'm sorry if this sounds so bitter, filled with animosity, but I tried to overcome it...but some crimes are so horrific that you can't, nor should.