The story on Page A-10 of the Sept. 19 Register refers to “painful needle sticks into his bone and muscles” and goes on to say that the pain Romell Broom felt violates a Constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
I am so angry at this disgusting attempt by Broom and his attorney to keep justice from being served. I have endured many “needle sticks” in my lifetime and none were as bad as this coward claims. Broom’s attorney called the failed execution attempt a “horrific, tortuous 21⁄2 hour battle with the executioners.” I don’t know how long it took Broom to rape and murder a child but whether two minutes or two hours, I’m quite certain it was VERY horrific, VERY tortuous for his victim! Are we supposed to feel sorry for this man? Who was there to stop the pain, terror and torture of his 14-year-old victim?
I do not know whether the death penalty is right or wrong but if ever a crime deserved a punishment of death, it is the rape and murder of a child. Broom and others like him are very fortunate indeed that in this country we don’t make the punishment fit the crime. A “painful” needle stick is too good for this animal.