Some things make one yearn for good, old-fashioned medieval death by torture:
A sex offender was found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping and raping a 9-year-old girl and burying her alive in a case that led to a crackdown around the country on people convicted of sex crimes.
Jurors deliberated about four hours before returning the verdict against John Evander Couey in the slaying of Jessica Lunsford, who was snatched from her bedroom in 2005 about 150 yards from the trailer where Couey had been living.
Her body was found in a shallow hole, encased in two black plastic trash bags. She had suffocated, and was found clutching a purple stuffed dolphin.
The jury next must decide whether Couey, 48, should get death by injection or life in prison. (Emphasis mine.)
As the mother of a 9 year old girl, emotionally I really have a problem with this guy either sitting around in prison reading comic books, or getting put down as humanely as a beloved family dog. People like this ought to suffer horribly. (And no, I’m not advocating a return to medieval execution practices. I’m just venting. The reason we have laws is to prevent the vigilante justice I’m thinking about right now.)