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When sweet little eight year old Tori Stafford was
sexually tortured and then murdered by being put
in a plastic bag and having her head pulverized witha hammer I blogged that if the Canadian Government
decided to reinstate the death penalty for her twokillers I wouldn't protest it -
even though I would vote against bringing it back on apermanent basis.
Today I was at the museum talking to another volunteer.We were discussing the recent murder of Tim Bosma,
the young husband and new father from Hamilton, Ontario.
Bosma went out with two men to test drive a vehicle hewas selling and never came home.
His burned body was found a week later.
A young, wealthy man named Millard - who sported aridiculous pink Mohawk haircut in the photos that were
published, was charged with first degree murder thismorning.
But the police are looking for at least two other men.
My co-worker thinks Millard has been set up.
What he says makes sense.
I mean how likely would it be for even the most stupid ofmurderers to go to his own mother's house and leave the
victim's truck in her driveway?
And then there is the matter of the car and car owner theychecked out the previous day. A big man who wouldn't have
been easy to overpower.
My friend thinks that who the victim was didn't matterto the killers.
Tim Bosma with his tiny baby, heart breakingly eloquentwife and frantic family was just unlucky.
He thinks the killers wanted to frame Millard and senda message to others who do whatever nasty business it is
that Millard was doing.
He also thinks they might be back in Russia by now.
I don't know how close he is to the truth and it will be along time before we find out.
But I will tell you that I am now open to discussions onre-instating the death penalty.
And that is something I never thought I would write.