"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Friday, December 09, 2011

Connecticut Metes Out Justice


Death for co-defendant in Connecticut rape-torture-muder. Joshua Komisarjevsky and an associate commited a triple murder of a suburban Connecticut woman and her two daughters. Komisarjevsky was also convicted of sexually assaulting 11 year old Michaela.

I wrote about the first conviction in this case, in which
After assaulting and tying up the husband and father, Dr. William Petit, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky forced his wife to withdraw money from a bank and then sexually assaulted and strangled her to death.Then, turning to the 11 and 17 year old daughters of the family, the two men repeatedly raped them, then tied them both up, doused them with gasoline, and torched the house with the girls still alive inside."A medical examiner described a painful and panic-stricken smoke inhalation death likely suffered by Michaela. Seventeen-year-old Hayley's injuries suggested she was burned as she tried to flee.
This horrific crime reminded the people of Connecticut that sometimes the death penalty is necessary to address the heinousness of a crime and to protect society from vicious offenders. An abolitionist effort to abolish capital punishment in Connecticut which earlier this year had seemed certain of victory could not survive the common sense response of normal people to a crime of this magnitude. Sadly, the abolitionist are right back at it, pledging to ignore the community voice expressed by the jury in this case and seek the end of capital punishment in Connecticut.

3 comments:

bill bannon said...

These two in the Petit case would have been beheaded between 1796 and 1856 by the papal executioner, Giovanni Baptista Bugatti, but now this Pope and a flock of his Bishops would trip over each other trying to secure their right to hang out in a cell til old age takes them while Mr. Petit suffers daily til death.
I'm Catholic and have never been so disgusted and ashamed with the doctrinal side of Catholicism as with this foisting onto the catechism of an unresearched liberalism of two Popes, the first of whom (John Paul) effectively hid in his death penalty writings the two apposite death penalty
scriptures (Gen.9:5-6/Rom.13:4). He did the identical
editing of God when he wrote about wifely obedience and
that topic resultantly is no where in the catechism.
I'm Catholic. Stop the Catholic influence on this issue in America. It's based on an encyclical that effectively hid the two apposite scriptures of God on this matter.

scotju said...

Well, I hope these two monsters don't tie up the courts with years of appeals, claiming they didn't get a fair trial!

Anonymous said...

Headline should be "Connecticut will spend millions pretending they will execute someone someday."