"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

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Justice in Virginia

Despite the pleas of the UN and the daughter of one of his victims, killer William Morva is slated to be executed at the Greensville Correctional Facility in Virginia tonight.  I've written before about Morva,  pointing out that he's a poster child for the death penalty, since he was in jail custody at a hospital when he escaped, killing a hospital guard and later a deputy sheriff who was searching for him. He was awaiting trial on a robbery charge.

The purported reason he broke out of custody and killed two men? The hospital was not treating his Irritable Bowel Syndrome well enough.

As the "system" has proven unable reliably to render this wretched murderer harmless, it is fitting and just that we expel him permanently from among us.

We remember the innocent victims of this vile killer. Hospital guard Derrick McFarland left behind two children and many family members.  Cpl Sutphin was a decorated deputy and father of two young children.

May these men rest in peace and their families take some solace that the man who shattered their lives will pay the highest price we can impose for his actions.

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