Monday, August 09, 2004

An Excellent Argument for the Death Penalty

How can anyone argue that scum who kill people for petty stuff like this don't deserve to fry?

The console wars took a horrible turn last week after a missing Xbox was blamed as the motive for a mass murder in Florida.

Four men were charged with first-degree murder after police in Deltona, Florida found the bodies of six people - two women and four men - who were apparently beaten to death with baseball bats. Attempting to explain the slaying, police have offered up no better cause than describing the murders as payback for missing clothes and an Xbox. One man allegedly recruited three others to exact revenge on those believed to be responsible for his stolen items.

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The sheriff's office identified the victims as Michelle Ann Nathan, 19; Anthony Vega, 34; Roberto "Tito" Gonzalez, 28, of New York; Francisco Ayo Roman, 30; and Jonathan Gleason, 18. The sixth victim has yet to be identified with authorities saying her face was unrecognizable after the beating. (emphasis added)
Six people cruelly beaten to death, all for a goddamn Xbox! Death by lethal injection would be too good for these animals.