Having mercy, grace and forgiveness are noble attributes, however there is a point where punishment needs to be severe enough to pay for a heinous crime.
Such is the case in a tragic ending of ten month old Angellen Negron of Castroville who was reported missing by the mother, Susan Morales, and two weeks later found dead under an overpass which crosses Market and Davis roads in Salinas.http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/New-details-emerge-in-Castroville-baby-homicide/-/5738906/19010896/-/jdinr5z/-/index.html
The accused killer, Jesus Espinoza, the boyfriend of the mother, was arrested in Los Angeles attempting to flee to Mexico. Espinoza is being held in custody on a million dollar bail.
Little Angelle was last seen in the custody of Espinoza under a pretense of taking the baby to Disneyland. Espinoza presented sketchy excuses into the where abouts of Angelle after she disappeared on February 2nd. Angelle's small body was finally found February 20th in an unincorporated area west of the Salinas city limits.
The mother and grandmother of Angelle became concerned when days went by with no sign of the young child. A break in the case took place when Espinoza's own daughter contacted Susan Morales regarding Angelle having two bruises and being injured. It was then Angelle's mother contacted authorities.
The helplessness of a 10-month old infant should be grounds enough for an automatic death penalty. A preditor that abuses and kills a small child as Angelle should receive no consideration for mercy. Cases as this horrific event should qualify for the death penalty.
Biblically the tolerance for dealing with those acting out beastly action is clear, "it would be better to have a millstone tied around your neck and be cast into the sea than to harm one of these young ones".
No rehab, no parole and no more chances should be the reckoning for anyone responsible of such vile action. It's far past time the punishment fits the crime.