A memo under Flashback, Feb. 16, related how in 1988 Richard Farley fatally shot seven people during an office rampage. He is on death row. It brought back to memory a letter to the editor I sent Oct. 11, 2010, which was printed under the heading “Three Meals a Day and TV.”
In the letter, I wrote about Albert Greenwood Brown, who 30 years before kidnapped, raped and killed a 15-year-old girl and then made telephone calls to her mother about how she suffered before she died. I also wrote about Richard Davis, who kidnapped, raped and killed 12-year-old Polly Klaas, and Rex Krebs, who did the same to two local college females. All three of these men were on death row.
The families of the victims suffer each day, and have no real closure. In the meantime, the monsters responsible have health care, clothing and three meals a day — they probably even enjoyed the Super Bowl. Of the several hundred inmates on death row, most of them will die of old age. What a terrible injustice to our so-called justice system.