My niece Rebecca De Mauro was interviewed by the BBC and in that interview she talks about her struggle with hate against the man that took the life of her daughter Andi. She talks about the mixed feelings she has and how she has struggled to forgive Karl Roberts before that hate consumed her. I am a much lesser man in that I haven't found the ability to not hate him. I would shed my worldly possessions to have just one hour to share my disgust directly with Uncle Karl. Where I do differ is that I can function with a pretty high level of hate and not turn my innards to ash. I would never seek you out and do you harm intentionally, but trust me when I say do not threaten me or my family and expect me to turn the other cheek. I urge you to go to Andi Brewer's Facebook page to read more.
Over and Over we hear the plea that insanity prevailed in the killing of others. Do I think you have to be borderline insane to take another person's life? I guess so, it is the intent that causes me concern. If a person had the capacity to know right from wrong and he knows what he did is wrong, he is sane in my book. In the case of my Niece Andi, Karl tried to hide the body and cover up what he had done. He was one heartless son of a bitch to rape and then kill a 12 year old. Do I think he needs to be executed for that crime? Yes sir, and I would be "Johnny on the spot" to do it if Arkansas could not find a willing executioner.
|Andi Brewer |