In case you didn't already know, I'm a big believer in Capital Punishment. Not only do I feel it's proper justice, but if properly done, it should be less expensive than keeping someone in prison for 20 or more years.
Case in Point
There is a lot sad with this story, as some of the commenter's on the newspapers website pointed out. She was obviously an overwhelmed young woman, left alone in a country she might still be unfamiliar with(the article doesn't say how long they have been in the U.S.)
But like someone else pointed out, the uncle is quoted as saying what a tight community they are...well, if they were that tight of a community, someone should have helped this girl before now.
Part of me has to worry if maybe things are THAT messed up in Somalia, if maybe life just has different meaning to the folks from there.
What really chaps my hide in the story is this quote from the mothers lawyer:
'Ebyan Farah hopes the media will be sensitive to the Somali community's sense of privacy and will not intrude in an effort to provide sensationalism in a manner that will ensure Ebyan Farah cannot receive a fair trial, not only in Marion County, but in the state of Indiana.'
Dude is already trying to set the stage for his first appeal, saying she won't be able to get a fair trial. I hope she gets as fair of a trial as the 3 and 5 year old child got before she trapped them in the closet by placing two beds against the door.