Death sen­tence

The Covington News - - OPINION -

This past week Mar­cus Wel­lons was put to death for the 1989 mur­der and rape of a 15-year-old girl.

He was put to death in a more hu­mane way than the 15-year-old young per­son he mur­dered. He was given this hu­mane type of end­ing to his life; the young girl was not.

We sup­port the death penalty and we dis­agree with the mi­nor­ity of in­di­vid­u­als across the na­tion who gath­ers at these events to protest the in­hu­man­ity of such things.

We do be­lieve, though, that if a per­son com­mits atroc­i­ties against an­other per­son, es­pe­cially a de­fense­less young per­son, and is found guilty by a jury of his or her peers, penal­ties such as the death penalty should be ad­min­is­tered quickly. To al­low some­one to linger 25 years be­fore jus­tice is done is in­hu­mane.

We see no rea­son why a per­son’s pun­ish­ment can’t be car­ried out within a year’s time if a per­son is found

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