Circumstantial Executions 6


So, the jury in the Scott Peterson case recommended the death penalty after convicting him of murdering his wife Laci and his unborn son. Personally, I don’t think that’s right. I do think he killed her, but I don’t think there was adequate forensic evidence to convict the man, letalone to sentence him to death. All that there really was was a bunch of circumstantial evidence. I think that the jury probably went into this case with their minds made up. Let’s face it, almost everyone who’d heard about the case had an opinion about it before it even started. With a weak forensic case, there really is no physical proof that he even committed the crime. If you can’t physically prove that the guy did it, then there is always the chance that you have convicted the wrong guy. If the wrong person gets convicted and then gets the death penalty, then you’re killing the wrong man. See, this is one of the flaws of the system. Wrongly convicted people could get killed. I used to support the death penalty, but I have heard about people being put on death row for crimes they didn’t commit and that there was no physical evidence for, and it just sickens me to think that some innocent person could be killed. I also wonder how people can take it upon themselves to determine when a life should end. Sure, the person whose future they determine may have taken another person’s life, but does that really give them the right to end that person’s life? Ugh.

Yesterday, I was thinking about how much I wanted to adopt an angel from the Salvation Army. I was even thinking about using some of the money I get from advertising on the presents for one next year. Then I realized that I don’t make enough via advertising to buy a doll or anything like that. So, I guess there goes that idea. 🙁 Maybe by next year I will have enough money, though.

I’m anxiously awaiting my grades from A&M. I think the teachers had to turn them in today, so maybe they’ll have report cards and stuff done by the end of the week. I really hope I got at least a 3.4, but I’m really hoping I got a 3.8. That would just rock. I know there is no way that I got a 4.0 because I would’ve needed a 117 on my Spanish test, and that wasn’t going to happen.

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About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.