Did you hear about the guy who stabbed his daughter and her friend to death. He was having an argument with his kindergarten aged daughter, and he stabbed her twenty times, including in both eyes.
The sad thing is, he probably won’t get executed. The other sad thing is, some of you think that’s a-ok. This man is reprehensible, and not worthy of living one more day. He killed his OWN daughter. Hello?! Maybe we should stab him in the eyes and see how he likes it.
Instead, the most likely scenario is that he will be found not guilty due to insanity (hello, you’d have to be nuts to kill someone… what a pathetic excuse/defense). He’ll spend a few years getting therapy and drugs, then they’ll let him out so he can go stab someone else. Cost to taxpayers: $25,378 per year.
Worst case scenario, he will be put into prison for 20 years, where he will have cable television, 3 free meals a day, and a free gym membership. Cost to taxpayers, $352,440.
What he deserves would cost $4.95. Steak knife in the eye sockets.
And don’t give me the “legal costs” blah blah. In my world, there would be no appeals, no stays. We’d have a trial no matter what punishment option was being used. You have to adopt the entire package for it to be effective.