March 19, 2005

Rehabilitation, My Ass

Tell me again why you are opposed to the death penalty:

The body of missing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was found early Saturday, a day after officials said a registered sex offender confessed to kidnapping and killing the girl. Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said Jessica's body was found during an overnight search in a densely wooded area, only about 150 yards from the home the girl shared with her father and grandparents.

Jessica's father, Mark Lunsford, visited the search scene shortly after sunrise and later gave a brief, emotional statement to reporters. "Everyone heard me say, time after time, that she would be home," Lunsford said, his eyes hidden behind dark black sunglasses. "She's home now."

John Evander Couey, 46, confessed to kidnapping and killing Jessica after taking a lie-detector test Friday in Georgia, Dawsy said. She disappeared from her bedroom more than three weeks ago.

I still have trouble understanding why sex offenders are ever released back into society, instead of being thrown into a dank, dark hole until the arrival of their execution date.

Posted by Charles Austin at March 19, 2005 02:19 PM

Agreed completely. This man should've been toasted long ago, or at the very least, never allowed back into society. Speaking as a mom whose kid was on the receiving end of an indecent exposure by someone I trusted and thought was a good friend, I believe that people who do this kind of stuff need to be removed from the planet.

Posted by: Kris at 09:56 PM