Prosecutors in Illinois plan to seek a life sentence for a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend’s daughter after she spilled juice on an Xbox video game console.
Johnathan Fair, 19, of Waukegan, roughly 40 miles northwest of Chicago, was babysitting 4-year-old Skylar Mendez on Dec. 13 when the incident occurred, the Lake County News-Sun reported, citing the State Attorney’s Office.
Fair took the child to a hospital and claimed she fell and hit her head, prosecutors said. He later reportedly admitted that he shook Mendez “really hard” and beat her because she spilled juice on the console.
Fair allegedly kicked Skylar down a hallway as part of her punishment. He reportedly brought her to the hospital after she passed out during the attack.
I am a total proponent of the death penalty. My only complaint about it is that we don’t use it enough.
When it comes to dogs, shelters understand that there are dogs that can never be adopted out. They are just to dangerous to ever be trusted to human companions, so the shelter puts them down for everyone’s benefit.
I feel the same way about people.
I don’t believe the death penalty has much of a deterrent effect against the types of criminals who are most likely going to face it. A gang member who kills several people is probably not fazed by the idea of a death sentence since it’s more likely he’ll get shot by another gang member.
For people like that, or like the human garbage above, I accept that they are just too dangerous to every be allowed to be around other people ever again, and we just need to put them down.
If you are so dangerous that we can’t reform you in say… 10 years, there is no reason to keep you in prison, then there is no reason to waste the money keeping you alive and locked away, we just need to stop your heart with drugs.
No fanfare, no big tadoo at midnight. Just hold him down and inject a few hundred CCs of Phenobarbital and Fentanyl into his arm and wait for him to stop breathing.
This piece of shit admitted to shaking a 4 year old to death over an X-Box.
The judge should accept the plea, no need to wait, bring on the barbiturates.