------- The Death Penalty -------
By: Brendan Moriarty 04/28/96
-Preface: Let it be noted now that this speech is very opinionated.
I strongly believe that the
Was he/she abused or tormented in a severe way? Or was the victim raped? I would also take into account, the number of people killed by the murderer. Those are not the only things to take into account, but I will stop here.
It was August 3, the year was 1986. A man named Esquel Banda had just raped, stabbed and strangled a 74 year old widow by the name of Merle Laird in her own house. Banda then sucked the blood from the woman's mouth.
Does that describe a kind, gentle man, who is not a threat to society? A man who values life or a man that deserves life when he seems so eager to destroy it? I certainly wouldn't think so.
Some people believe that the death penalty is wrong, what do you think? Is it OK for a man to commit...