Monday, January 19, 2009

In Jamaica

In November, we wrote about efforts to oppose the death penalty in Jamaica. Now an article in Sunday's Jamaica Observer tells about the family of DeeAndrea Morris, a university student who was murdered in Jamaica last year. We noted this in particular:

Beverly Bennett, the mother of the slain student, told the Sunday Observer that last Christmas was very hard to deal with as the excruciating memories came flooding back. ...
But despite the agony of losing a daughter and sister, Morris' relatives are not bitter at the man who slaughtered their loved one.
According to Bennett, she does not support the death penalty.
"The child is already gone. It (the death penalty) cannot replace your loved one. It is just time that will heal it," Bennett said.

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