So, here in Kansas, a upper middle class girl stabbed her mother to death. The girl was 16, and agreed to be tried as an adult so she could plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter instead of pleading to murder.
She’s going to be sentenced to 8 years in jail. For killing her mom. She’ll be 23 when she gets out.
The DA says she was given the lesser charge because of “circumstances” that include the fact that her mother would insist she got 100% on every assignment or she would force her to strip naked while she and her father watched. They didn’t molest her or physically hurt her.
So here’s the question. Is it illegal to make a child strip as a punishment? If not, can it be used as justification for murder?
Try this: I constantly tell you your stupid. Not every day… every 5 seconds, every day, for 10 years. You finally snap and kill me. Should you get off the hook because I had it coming?
Can you justify doing something illegal by accusing the victim of doing something that isn’t illegal? That’s what happened here. This wasn’t self defense, the mother wasn’t trying to hurt or kill her. Was she a horrible mother? Probably so.
Does being a horrible mother mean you should get the death penalty? Probably not.
In America, we’re so afraid to give a real criminal the death penalty… someone who’s kidnapped, raped, and killed 15 women… we don’t execute him because there’s a slight chance it might be unpleasant when we give him the needle…
This mother didn’t break the law. She was deserving of punishment, but not death. And in America, even if she was worthy of the death penalty, she wouldn’t be killed by being slashed to death with a kitchen knife.
I think this girl should get life in prison at minimum. What do you think?