There is a growing epidemic in society, and it’s becoming progressively worse.
It’s called Murder.
I know I’ve written many a rant regarding abuse towards children, but today I’m going to exclude that from my topic list. That in of itself is so abhorrent that it warrants it’s own topic; and I’m sure there will be yet another horrific crime that will trigger one of those rants from me at some point in the future. But today’s topic of disgust is focused around adults. Clearly, divorce just isn’t an option anymore.
1. James Keown poisons his wife with anti-freeze. Ah yes, now there’s a creative one. Hard to trace…difficult to truly have a “smoking gun” with, right? Unfortunately, his actions speak loud enough considering there were enough lies and financial woes to show that there was motive (oh, and admitted interest in investing in a sports car) for insurance money. Poor girl, going to Harvard and working full time – gets poisoned to death by the person she thought loved her?? I’m so looking forward to seeing the conviction come out of this case.
2. Neil Entwistle and his defense team are absolutely insane. I’m sorry, they want a jury of my peers to believe that this woman shot both her infant daughter – and herself -- and then proceeded to get up, put the gun away, avoid dripping blood from her fatal wounds all over the room – and then reposition herself back in bed with the baby and peacefully pass onto the afterlife. Seriously?!?! Clearly they think we’re smoking the same crack that good ol’ Neil is smoking.
3. Scuba Diver and Certified Rescue Diver Gabe Watson just lets his newlywed wife Tina sink to the bottom of the ocean, waving off others trying to help – all for the insurance money. He thought he had the perfect crime; and here this girl was thinking she was marrying the love of her life, the very person who should protect her and care for her all the days of her life. Just a couple of weeks before the wedding he asked her to increase her life insurance policy. Who thinks of these things?!!?!? Especially when you’re planning to get married! That is not the time to be thinking of that…. Maybe if you have children, and life is getting on and you want to ensure that your family is taken care of down the road, but not at this juncture!! And then, to add to insult to injury – at her father’s suggestion – the girl lies to her husband to be – and says she took care of it and increased the policy. The joke is sort of on him – he killed his bride, and she hadn’t increased it. But the guilt her poor father is feeling right now is just awful. However, if he didn’t do it then – rest assured he’d have done it later. It truly turns my stomach.
There are many more cases, but these are just the three at the top of my mind for today. Since when isn’t divorce an option? Is money that important? And if so, here’s a thought for you: WORK for it. INVEST. Truly, a million dollars today isn’t the same as it was a few years ago – and isn’t a person’s life invalueable?!?!
These are just some of the many reasons why I whole heartedly support the death penalty. I don’t believe in forgiveness in some cases. I don’t believe there are people who deserve it. And I truly do not think that God will forsake me for feeling this way.