Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sour grapes and injustice in the Old Dominion

A disgusting scumbag will get to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of a young man in my home town.

Jermaine L. Montgomery will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing food delivery driver Yong Zhang last summer after luring him to a vacant building.

Montgomery, 35, was sentenced yesterday to three life sentences after pleading guilty to capital murder, robbery and abduction.

This is just awful. I understand the logic that dragging the family back from China to relive their son's horrific murder is not in their best interest, but spare me the "we want to save taxpayer money" line. Those two should be hauled out to the side of Courthouse road and shot this afternoon.

I'll provide the ammo.

This guy and his morally bankrupt girlfriend were caught dead to rights in blatant first degree murder, and they do not deserve to breath the same air as the rest of us. That scumbag went into a grocery store and, with the victims own money, purchased the knife that he used to stab the severely beaten and bound man to death with.

I have listened to and read the arguments from death penalty opponents, and I agree with them in most ways, but this is one of the rare cases where it would be warranted and outright lawful justice.

There were no forced confessions, and the evidence leaves nothing to doubt. Somehow in all of this, it comes out that folks who live in my county don't have the stones to put down disgusting animals, and this was taken into account on why the death penalty was not pursued.

Shame on us all.

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