You should know something’s seriously wrong when a self-proclaimed “enlightened” country like Iran, which still believes in blood-thirsty forms of retribution, thinks Virginia’s judicial system is hypocritical.
The reason is Teresa Lewis, who’s now 41 and reportedly has an IQ in the 70s. She allegedly conspired with her lover and his friend in 2002 to kill her 51-year-old husband and 25-year-old stepson for insurance money. The men got life sentences for doing the shooting; Lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection tomorrow night. The first woman executed in Virginia in 98 years.
Another case this week involved a 21-year-old punk named Sam McCroskey who came to Virginia from California to meet a 16-year-old girl he met online. When she didn’t live up to his fantasies, he bludgeoned her, her girlfriend, and her mother to death while they slept, then stayed in the house for 2 days with the bloody corpses and beat the girl’s father to death when he showed up. The police nabbed McCroskey in the airport, waiting for a flight back to California.
For pleading guilty to the 4 brutal murders, McCroskey just got life in prison.
Can you see why the Iranians are confused?
Virginia’s Governor McDonnell has refused to grant clemency to Teresa Lewis. It seems to me that she deserves either life in prison so she can become a lifetime burden on taxpayers like all the men who actually did kill people, or they should ALL be executed. The sooner the better.