Aug 28 2009
Hanging is too good for parasites who commit these kinds of crimes:
Philip Garrido, 58, a convicted rapist and the suspected father of her children, and his wife, Nancy, 55, are being held by police on suspicion of kidnapping to commit rape. Bail has been set at $1 million (£600,000).
Police said that Ms Dugard had spent the past 18 years as a virtual slave, sheltered from the outside world in a hidden compound behind a grey, one-storey house in the semi-rural town of Antioch. Police described the compound as a “backyard within a backyard”, accessible only through a series of outhouses and tarpaulins.
This is far from the first time we’ve heard of these kinds of horrific crimes carried out over years and even decades. There was the case of the Austrian “dungeon dad” Josef Fritzl. Every so often, a monster is revealed whose crimes are so atrocious and extensive that our system of justice simply cannot deliver a level of justice commensurate with their deeds.
When someone is proven guilty of such irredeemable evil and cannot possibly be trusted to live in society, what is the point of keeping them around in prison? For such cases, isn’t capital punishment appropriate?