Originally Posted by Ltlabner
At the end of all this back and forth remains some sad facts.
Jessica died clutching a stuffed animal trying to claw her way out of a grave.
Coey is a sick man who need to pay some price for his actions. Argue over the amount of the price, but laws are about punishment and he should pay something for his actions.
We don't disagree on the last point. Justice often involves punishment. I'm a firm believer that justice should be both rehabilitation and punishment; I just don't think it should be vengeance.