• Too much concern for the murderer

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  • Alice Thompson
    To the editor:
    I am writing concerning the article in Saturdayís Examiner headlined ďExecution set for KC girlís killer.Ē My question is, do you think the abduction, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl, and then leaving her to bleed to death in the trunk of a car, was painless?
    These men have pleaded guilty to the crime. However, Michael Taylorís execution was halted because the state used a three-drug lethal injection mixture that could constitute cruel and unusual punishment if used incorrectly. Isnít there a possibility the little girl received cruel and unusual punishment at the hands of these men? I would say a lethal injection was much less painful than what the young girl endured.
    Judges seem to be only concerned with a murdererís right to a painless death. These men have lived 23 years longer than the young girl. Maybe a firing squad isnít such a bad idea.
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