Hopefully that is not something I will ever have to personally know, but right now, my heart is torn. I wrote a blog here about my beautiful Krissy friend and her death. Today her murderer waived his preliminary hearing. Of course we don't know the details yet but on Friday we will have more information. The best guess is that he is changing his plea to guilty so he will get a deal that takes the death penalty off the table. The worst that can happen to him now is life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Is it enough? Why does he still get to choose when he took all of Krissy's choices away? Would death be the easy way out? Will it be more horrible for him to have to wake up every morning and remember what he did? Does a person who can commit such a horrific crime even have the human ability to be remorseful and tormented by guilt?
I've never wanted anyone dead, ever. But today I am having a really hard time convincing myself that this man should have the opportunity to live out his life behind bars.
Is there ever really any peace or closure after someone has been murdered?