Tuesday, January 19, 2010

i wanted to link to this

it's an important story for our state. i am NOT a proponent of the death penalty. then again MY family was not murdered. executing someone for a murder, doesn't bring the original victim back.

one never knows though if i'd change my mind. i hope to NEVER have to consider that..........

Reliving Horror in a Test for the Death Penalty

NEW HAVEN — More than two years later, the details still have the power to horrify.

In the middle of the night, two parolees break into a tidy clapboard house in the central Connecticut town of Cheshire. They club the father, a doctor, and tie him up.

One of them rapes and strangles the mother, the authorities say. The other molests one of the daughters, 11-year-old Michaela. The father breaks free and shouts for help. But the intruders have set a fire: The girls, Michaela and Hayley, 17, tied to their beds, die of smoke inhalation.

The triple murder on Sorghum Mill Drive — widely compared to the Kansas killings in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” — has transfixed the state ever since. The suspects, both habitual criminals, were arrested a block from the house. The crime prompted a searching review of the state legal system that had freed them...........

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