Witness says teen was assaulted after refusing to have sex
What happened to this young girl is a tragedy, and whoever did it should face
some very serious consequences. That being said, let's not hang this man
until it is determined beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty. A single
account by an "eyewitness", who took a week to come forward, is not
irrefutable proof. There are definitely some unanswered questions still, and the
investigation is ongoing. Just because he has a past criminal history
doesn't mean we skip the process of collecting evidence, building a case,
and having a trial BEFORE we start imposing the punishment.
The death penalty is there for a reason.... to get rid of dangerous human beings
who are of no value to society. This man qualifies on both grounds.
We see this scenario played out all too often. A violent repeat criminal is out
and about when he should have been locked up. I agree with those who advocate
the death penalty. Why should he occupy a space in prison and have food and
housing provided by taxpayers?
I too was shocked that this guy was out prison despite all of his crimes. What
a tough guy to beat up a girl half his age because she wouldn't give in to
his demands. Hopefully the justice system will work better this time as far as
his punishment goes.
I don't understand how such people exist. But that is why we have prisons.
Without them, such incidents as well as all other types of crime would be more
common. Prisons as much as anything else government provides, makes for a higher
quality of life.Perhaps some day we will discover a way to improve
the genetics of the human species, so that such people don't exist, but
until then prisons are a blessing.
After reading his rap sheet he should have never been out of prison to commit
I'm sorry for the family of the deceased, however, we need to use this
crime to find out where our justice system failed to protect the life of this
girl from such a monster. Repeat offenders should not have so much leniency.
Murderers of 15 year old girls should receive the death penalty without appeals.
The witness might have been scared to death.
Do young people not know that drug people are dangerous? This guy should have
still been in prison. He should now get the death penalty, and nothing less.
That is exactly the punishment that cowards deserve. How guys like this remain
on the streets instead of in prison for their crimes is beyond me. Nice job
So upset that this event was witnessed and someone lacked even an ounce of
morality and failed to call the police. Apparently seeing a child beaten to
unconsiousness is someone's idea of a normal night? And this witness comes
out with the truth 8days later? Despicable! It's much too little, much too
late. Not trying to take away from the actual crime at hand, which is beyond
comprehension that the punishment inflicted on this poor girl for exercising her
free-will was the cold-hearted ending of her life! I'm horrified at this
whole scenario! Makes me desperately saddened for the family who will now have
to struggle not only with the grief of losing a child, but also with deep
natural feeling of anger and hatred for those who did this and who did nothing
to save their child.
The Utah Board of Pardons and Paroles needs to make public their records of this
alleged piece of dirt. We deserve to know if anyone dropped the ball.
Cases like this cry out for a rope and a place for gravity to do its work.
Tax-paid board and room for several decades is not adequate.