...in the good ol' conservative state of Virginia, USA.
State governor Bob McDonnell (Republican) must be feeling proud to be the first governor since 1912 to authorise the state-killing of a woman prisoner. Grandmother and long-term mental illness sufferer Theresa Lewis was executed by lethal injection for arranging the murders of her husband and step-son.
State endorsed murder of the first degree that will go unpunished...well, not quite. This evil act will come back to haunt those responsible. Killing the sick instead of attempting to cure them is not the way forward for civilised societies.
The irony of this tragic abuse of basic human rights is that the men who actually carried out the killings were caught but spared the death penalty!
Is there any difference between the actions of the state of Virginia (76%Christian) and the vilified justice of the Taliban (100% Muslim)? I can't see any. If there is, please enlighten me.
Theresa Lewis the evil tools of the trade