... to even hold a trial? <br><br><blockquote>Prosecutors: Lunsford Raped, Buried Alive<br>Wednesday, April 20, 2005<br><br>TAMPA, Fla. — A 9-year-old girl was raped, bound and buried alive, kneeling and clutching a purple stuffed dolphin, state prosecutors said in documents released Wednesday.<br><br>Jessica Lunsford's (search) body was found March 19 buried about 150 yards from her house in Homosassa, about 60 miles north of Tampa.<br><br>According to the documents, Jessica was found wearing shorts and a shirt — different from the pink nightgown her family said she was wearing when they reported her missing Feb. 24, The Tampa Tribune said in its online edition late Wednesday.<br><br>The body was wrapped in two plastic trash bags knotted at her head and feet in a grave covered by a mound of leaves, the state attorney's office said in the documents.<br><br>Jessica died of asphyxiation, according to a coroner's report. A convicted sex offender,John Evander Couey (search), 46, is charged in her slaying.<br><br>Officials said they believe Jessica may have been alive in Couey's home while police and volunteers searched for her. After she was killed, Couey fled to Georgia.<br><br>A message left for Couey's attorney was not immediately returned Wednesday evening.</blockquote><br><br>link<br><br>****************<br>[color:red]Fat people are harder to kidnap</font color=red>
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I know this is a gross over-simplification, and an admittedly barbaric thought (I can feel the wrath of the forum liberati already ), but if in fact the sentence is death, why can't the method of execution be the same as the method used in the murder?<br><br>
reason? You mean lack of community perhaps? All the hands in the war cookie jar bit x bit adding up to these society based fractures... <br>Who cares about anyone right? I mean, that's what the GOP Inc. mantra is,<br>face it. Would this happen under a 'nonwartime' 'Merika?<br><br>Ah, he should've been put down like a dog.<br>Dugh...<br>bill<br>you dummy<br><br>[color:green]I was there in 2000 when they flew confederate flags for 'no recount'.</font color=green>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>why can't the method of execution be the same as the method used in the murder?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Because I'd like to think that we are better than he is.<br><br>If its any consolation, child rapists often tortured by prison inmates.<br><br>
Two wrongs don't make a right. I don't argue with that. But there are some things that it's just very hard to rise above. Murder is bad. Rape is bad. Either crime visited upon a child is that much worse. And when you put all 3 factors together, there is no consolation. Even if the perp gets his due at the hands of fellow inmates, it doesn't offer the same closure gained from a court decree.<br><br>If we have to spare the life of such a monster to prove we're better then him, then we need a new PR agency.<br><br>
Loc: Bay Area, California, USA
Well, if you want to just believe the prosecutors without question I guess not. That way anyone who is accused of anything is automatically guilty. Including you.<br><br>The justice system is the way it is for a reason. It's to protect YOU from overzealous and corrupt accusers. It doesn't matter how heinous the crime is; a trial is ALWAYS necessary. It's what separates our society from a totalitarian one.<br><br>
The real failure here is the lack of adequate supervision and surveillance of known sex offenders. And if need be, perpetual incarceration - the recidivism rate is just too high to let these preverts loose on society and our children.<br><br>
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