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moriah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 08:09 PM
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98. The "sick bullshit" of being glad he's dead?
"I am not shedding any tears," the girl's grandmother, Ruth Lunsford, said on Wednesday. "I don't feel sorry for him. I think God said, 'John Couey, it's time to go.' "

"I don't feel sorry for him that he had to suffer," she said. "He didn't have any mercy on my granddaughter when he murdered her. I'm glad we didn't have to wait years and years for his appeals and execution, and the taxpayers no longer have to pay for him. I'm glad that God took a hand in it."

The "sick bullshit" of feeling that dying of natural causes was kinder than what he deserved?

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, who led the investigation into the girl's death, told reporters he wished Couey could have faced the death sentence handed down by the jury.

"I know he didn't suffer the way Jessie did when he killed her," Dawsy said. "I'm sorry I won't get to look him in the eyes as he died, but I'm relieved to know he'll never hurt another child again."

The "sick bullshit" of saying that the appeals process made it where their wounds couldn't heal, but now that he's dead maybe they can?

"I never dreamed it would happen like this," Jessica's father, Mark Lunsford, told CNN. He said he never thought he would live long enough to see Couey put to death because of the lengthy appeals process.

He said he was sad when he heard the news of Couey's death. "To me, death is sad," he said. "But her death, Jessie's death, has been redeemed ... I'm relieved. I'm glad it's over with."


My point was that the reaction of posters on here mirrors the reaction of parents who have lost their children, instead of being incongruous. If posters on here are guilty of "sick bullshit" for feeling that way, you're also saying the same of the parents.
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