This Chicago Criminal attorney has posted here and here about the death penalty. Unfortunately, the humanity of Virginians and Americans suffered a significant blow about an hour ago.
From the timesdispatch.com:
Teresa Lewis died by injection tonight at 9:13 p.m. for the Oct. 30, 2002, slayings of her husband and stepson in Pittsylvania County.
Lewis was sentenced to death for her role in the murder-for-hire slayings of Julian Lewis, 51, and his son, C.J. Lewis, 25, who were shot to death in their beds in her failed plot to gain $250,000 in life insurance.
Teresa Lewis was the secondary beneficiary of the policy: Both men had to die for her to collect the money.
She used sex and promises of money to entice Matthew Shallenberger, who was her lover, and Rodney Fuller to shoot the victims as she waited nearby in the kitchen of the family trailer.
Our country’s response does not give us the moral authority necessary to address how any other country chooses to use capital punishment. Yes, I do mean a certain death by stoning that was imminent in Iran.