Why The Death Penalty Should Be Used More
On April 9, 2001, police in Leitchfield, Kentucky were called to Bratcher's Flea Market to report the discovery of the body of an infant. A septic tank worker had been pumping out the women's outhouse when his vacuum hose became stuck. When the man pulled the hose out of the toilet, the body of a male human infant was attached to the hose by the buttocks. An autopsy showed that the baby was a newborn at the time of death, and there were no apparent abnormalities that should have caused the baby's death by natural causes. Police discovered that Kathie, a regular vendor at the flea market, had been seen with blood on her clothing at the previous flea market session. She also appeared to be extremely weak, weak enough that she had to have help breaking down her table and loading her merchandise back into her vehicle at the end of the day.
When questioned, Harless denied being the mother of the child. However, subsequent DNA testing on blood samples from Harless and the baby proved with a 99.99% certainty that she was the mother. Within two hours of having her blood drawn for testing, Kathie and her husband Doug Harless fled from their home in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
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I hope this story disturbed you as much as it did me. Today, Im going to be taking about the death penalty and why we should make more use of it. Capital punishment has been a cause for debate for many years, and people continue to disagree on the topic. There are many reasons why the death penalty should be used, but the three most important are that it deters potential murderers from committing crimes, it...