Friday, November 21, 2008

Undecided

I don't like to get political on my blog, but I wanted to get this off my chest.

Marco Allen Chapman is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight in Kentucky. I remember the crime he confessed to committing. It was horrifying. He raped a mother, attempted to stab her to death, then stabbed her 3 children, killing two of them. The mother and 3rd child struggled for their lives. Chapman was caught soon after and has been asking for the death penalty since his arrest.

I have conflicting feelings toward the death penalty. Mostly, I'm concerned that there are people who have been on death row for many years and were later found to be innocent of the crimes they were convicted of. The death penalty is final, and can't be taken back. That concerns me in a free society.

Tonight, though, I'm sickened by the thought that Chapman is having banana cream pie, among other things, for his final meal. A meal he was allowed to choose, after he has asked to be put to death for a crime he admits to committing. And two children are dead because of him.

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