Well, the convicted murdered was condemmed to death. I haven't as much a problem with that as I do with the remarks made afterwards.
Maybe I missed something. Was he actually convicted of raping her? This story seems to say that he put his hands in her mouth before killing her. The conviction was for kidnap and murder. Yet it is "heinous"?
How is this worse than the rape or murder of an adult? When an adult is raped, there is both physical and emotional damage. When a child is raped, there is sometimes some physical damage, and usually no emotional damage, simply because they haven't the slightest idea as to what is going on. (Unless it is with a family member who does it repeatably and tells them that it is a "secret".) I contend that rape of an adult is *much* worse than the rape of a child, simply in damage done.
As for murder, why is the murder of a child any worse than the murder of an adult? The adult has a life, more friends, and the murder affects not only them, but everyone else too. On top of that, the person is a "person". A child, has little life (they are still learning about it) has much fewer friends, and hardly any "real" ones, and is considered by most people to be just a "kid". I contend that the murder of a child is the same as the murder of an adult, yet the murder of an adult has a greater effect on more people (I don't mean reaction).
It just bugs me. People idolize children. The death of a child means more to most people than a normal death. The "putting of fingers" in a child's mouth if more heinous than the rape of an adult. What is it with people? I think everyone is crazy.