A home invasion in the small town of Cheshire CT this week reached a level of violence “almost unfathomable.” I lived in L.A. for thirty years and don’t remember any home invasion as sickeningly violent as this. Remember that 14 yo Iraqi girl who was raped and murdered by US troops? This is worse.
The husband was beaten with a baseball bat almost beyond recognition. The wife was strangled to death. The 11 and 17 yo daughters were raped, doused with gasoline, and set on fire.
Police caught the alleged humans who did it, and I have no trouble saying they are guilty considering police saw them running out of the house after setting it afire. While I oppose the death penalty, people committing crimes this horrendous need to be locked up and never let out. Let them die of old age decades from now in prison.
(This wasn’t a gang thing, there is no apparent link between the victims and the murderers, and robbery appeared to be the motive.)