Regardless of your opinions on the death penalty, some people should never be let out of prison. Steven Hayes and his accomplice Joshua Komisarjevsky, who will be sentenced soon, are among them. The inevitable and mandatory appeals process means they will spend many more years in prison before being executed. Due to nature of their crimes they are at the bottom of the prison pecking prder and will be subject to no doubt severe abuse by other inmates. And because of what they did, I don’t care.
I’m generally against the death penalty. The exception I make is when there’s a free and uncoerced admission of guilt by the guilty party and overwhelming evidence showing their implicit committing of brutal acts, including murder. In this case, we have both, so I’m not at all against it.