Friday, September 24, 2010

The death penalty of Virginia's Teresa Lewis

Death Penalty: The mere words reverberates through every bone in an average human's body and ensures they are aware of the gravity of this capital punishment before any crime is committed.

Teresa Lewis of The United States became the 12th woman to be executed by lethal injection for killing or rather persuading two lovers to murder her husband and stepson.

Now, i can't fathom the reason for terminating their lives (could it be that the husband raped her, or she was tired of his face or he didn't give her money to pay her bills or...and the stepson could have been rude or he caught her pants down in the affair...i dunno) as i do not condone killing in any way but she was executed while her lovers got life imprisonment.

To further add spices to the wound, she was considered mentally unfit. (Ofcourse, who would sleep with two men concurrently or even simultaenously and both agree to kill?). And one of the lovers was the plot mastermind.

I have little knowledge of the judicial system in the United States but what i do know is that when a prisoner has been evaluated by a medical authority and is considered mentally unfit, they are usually pardoned and sent to a mental facility.

Why do i sense that the judge or the jury (probably both) are chauvinists who are overtly ambitious? In a society where they preach democracy, equality and all the intricacies of freedom and liberty, this case smacks of male arrogance directed towards women.

As i said, i do not condone killing someone for whatever reason but the judiciary must have a capable criteria for who must be executed and/or jailed without any form of prejudice.

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