Alleged human Steven Hayes could get the death penalty in a Cheshire CT home invasion where he and his human detritus accomplice Joshua Komisarjevsky murdered a mother and two daughters and savagely beat the husband. Hayes raped the mother then killed her. Komisarjevsky raped the eleven year old daughter. They then doused the daughters in gasoline and set them and the house on fire in an attempt to destroy evidence only to find the police waiting outside.
The father survived the beating and has been steadfast in demanding the death penalty. Hayes and Komisarjevsky tested negative for drugs and alcohol which means they did it clean and sober, which is even more horrific if anything could be.
I doubt even Lucifer wants these two.
So, is the death penalty a worse punishment than letting them die in prison decades from now? Their guilt has been established, the only question is whether they get the death penalty or spend the rest of their lives in prison with no possibility of parole.
We lived in Connecticut when this happened. the impact was huge. A police officer wrote to the Hartford Courant saying
I have been a police officer for 25 years, and I’ve seen plenty of monsters while working on homicide, sexual assault and pedophile cases. It’s probably what led me to go back to school for a master’s in theology. I needed the spiritual world because my daily contact with crime had weakened my trust in human beings.
Dr. Scott Peck, the renowned psychiatrist who wrote “People of the Lie,” came to the conclusion after years of working with people in therapy that some human beings are born evil and stay that way. Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are two such people.
I too asked where was God when those two monsters beat Dr. William Petit unconscious, strangled his wife, poured gasoline around a terrified 11-year-old little girl and her 17-year-old sister and then lit a match.
I tell my son that monsters don’t exist. When he gets older, he will find out that they do indeed walk this earth.