At last, murderer Jodi Arias is getting her sentencing retrial. Will it be life or death?
Convicted murderer Jodi Arias is finally having her day in court. Again. She brutally butchered her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander last year in a crazed, demented fit of rage. She stabbed him dozens of times, shot him in the head and nearly decapitated him. I watched the whole trial and was so relieved that she got Murder 1 because she definitely premeditated that murder.
The jury, however, could not agree whether she should be imprisoned for life or given the death penalty. try as they may, no decision could be made. So a whole new jury had to be chosen and a new trial has to executed. This new jury will decide her fate. If they can't for some reason, the judge will make the final decision.
Unfortunately, the victim's family has to sit through another absolutely revolting trial and see photos and other evidence of their murdered loved one. But they want justice.
But what is justice? Is it better for Jodi to live her life out in prison or be sentenced to death? Is one more punishing than the other?
I think so. Prison isn't fun but Jodi is one of those people who charm others and gets away with...well..muder. She contracted Hep C in jail from supposedly messing around with one of the authorities assigned to guard her!
What she did was reprehensible. It was so brutal and so heinous that I feel she deserves the death penalty. But I don't want her to be put to death. See, when you are sentenced to death, you are put in solitary confinement away from the general prison population. You have very few perks or rights. Life is miserable for you while on death row. Much different than if you were in prison serving time. I want Jodi Arias, an admitted cold blooded butcher, to have a miserable life. I think the fact that she even HAS a life when she so mercilessly took one is good enough. She will still eat, shower, read, breathe, dream, think, and communicate but there isn't much else she can do.
If sentenced to death, the chances of her actually being put to death are incredibly low. She will live out her life waiting to die and die when she is old, not when she is injected by a needle. For the sake of the victim, I feel this woman should be sentenced to death which is actually a sentence of a solitary life without the fun things other prisoners get to do (take classes, write books, gather amongst themselves, socialize, etc.)
I sound mean but if you watched the trial and know about the case, you may feel the same way. She is repugnant and a menace to society. If she does end up getting life in prison, I pray that she has no possibility of parole. She should not be allowed to walk among the people again.
Of course, that is just my humble opinion. I'd love to hear yours.
Image Credit » Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com