Death Penalty for Steven Hayes

A jury voted on Monday to impose the death penalty on a habitual criminal who took part in a home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., that left a woman and her two daughters dead, a crime of such inexplicable cruelty and randomness — the family was apparently chosen after being spotted in a shopping center parking lot — that it upended a debate about capital punishment.

It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while a case will come along where it’s nearly impossible to find a sufficient argument for why capital punishment should not be applied. This is one of those cases…


One response to “Death Penalty for Steven Hayes

  1. I agree. I am not against capital punishment, but do believe it is something that should happen only in the most grievous circumstances imaginable. This is one of those, and I think the jury did the right thing by not only the victims, but also the law.

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