Just Who Exactly is the Real Victim Here?
Consider that many of these killers also raped their victims. Such was the case of the Ohio killer who was executed last month after appealing his conviction in 1994. Sure they messed up the execution. So what? Everyone makes mistakes. No one is perfect! If you knew what Dennis B. McGuire was guilty of, you might not care.
The reason why Ms. Sanchez omitted the name of the killer in her piece is because she didn't want you to Google his name and find out what he did. Indeed, it does hurt her case when you add some perspective to the issue.
Nor did she mention that the victim was pregnant. Of course we all know Ms. Sanchez's view on unborn babies.
Again for the record lets review exactly why poor Dennis B. McGuire found himself on Ohio's death row in the first place.
According to Murderpedia:
Characteristics: Kidnapping - Rape
Number of victims: 1 (sic)
Date of murder: February 11, 1989
Date of arrest: December 22, 1993
Date of birth: February 10, 1960
Victim profile: Joy Stewart, 22 (30-weeks pregnant)
Method of murder: Slashing her throat
Location: Preble County, Ohio, USA
Status: Executed by lethal injection in Ohio on January 16, 2014 http://murderpedia.org/
He cut her throat after raping her. I can't think of a worse way to die than that. Can you? And the unborn baby undoubtedly suffered before he or she suffocated in the womb. There were two victims really. Not just one.
McGuire's death was a lot more humane than what he did to 22 year old Joy Stewart and her child. What is more his suffering was unintentional whereas the suffering of his victims clearly wasn't.
Its OK to feel a bit sorry for this guy, just don't feel more sorry for him than his victims. Missouri will get it right the next time.