When murder is committed, the person responsible is a murderer. Murderers ought to be sentenced to death. When one takes a life, he gives his own in return to demonstrate that human life is of such a high value that life is the only penalty for life. Human beings are created in the image of God. As such, humans are designed to display the glory of God. When one human being takes it on himself to kill another human being, then he must face justice. Justice says, when you take a life, you must give your own: Life for life (as in the adage, “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, life for life”).
With that basic idea of justice in mind, read this story. As you read this story, you will cringe and be repulsed. You will have no doubt that the murderer must have been out of his mind. Whether he was or not, he murdered another human being in a manner that demeans human life. Justice in this case demands he offer his life. The verdict in this story appears to be unjust. It was a terrible miscarriage of justice.
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