posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 09:23 AM
Girl, 13, 'gang-raped by 20 men when she was just 11' sobs in court as she's shown video of horrific ordeal filmed by her attackers.
• Girl was 11 when gang-raped multiple times over four month period in 2010 in Cleveland, Texas
• Testifying in trial of Eric McGowen who admitted raping her with eight other males, sometimes two at a time
• Broke down on witness stand during video showing her having anal sex with attackers, jurors turned away
• Said in one attack she was 'probably' assaulted by all 20 males over 10 hours
• In separate ordeal she was penetrated by a beer bottle
• Prosecutor described attackers as 'pack of animals'
• First trial stemming from horrific case expected to provide new details
• Two men and six juveniles have pleaded guilty
In light of this horrific case its time we in America re-instituted the death sentence for the crime of rape, particularly of a child - no matter the
age or sex of the child.
Its been forty four years since the state of Missouri put Ronald Wolfe to death for the crime of rape, and his execution marked the end of an era -
one that I am suggesting we should return to. Throughout much of our history as a free nation this justifiable punishment was in force into the mid
1950's. In 1977, a year after the restoration of the death penalty as a constitutional punishment for murder, the U.S. Supreme Court branded death a
cruel and unusual pun¬ishment for rape, and strongly suggested that only murder should qualify as a capital crime. “We have the abiding conviction
that the death penalty, which is unique in its severity and irrevocability, is an excessive penalty for the rapist who, as such, does not take human
life,” wrote liberal Justice Byron White.
But on April 16, the court will reconsider that “abiding conviction” in the case of a convicted child rapist from Louisiana. Kennedy v. Louisiana,
When Patrick Kennedy, a black man, was sentenced to die for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter, he was the only person on death row in this
country for a crime other than murder. In 1995, Louisiana became the first state to restore capital punishment for the rape of a child under 12. Since
then, four other states—Montana, Okla¬homa, South Carolina and Texas—have authorized capital punishment for child rape, albeit for a second
conviction for sexual assault of a child.
Source - 1 of 20 involved in the crime
Do you notice the half smile on his face? Perhaps his countenance would change somewhat if he were sentenced to death row.
edit on 30-8-2012 by
de_Genova because: add photo