Published by the New Haven Register,
This first part was published
There are many reasons why I want to see Michael
Ross executed, the foremost being that I want my daughter to have a
guarantee that there will be one less criminal she and her children
will have to deal with, she is nine years old right now. While working
at the prison office I heard many things about Michael Ross. Nice
person, great conversationalist, real gentleman, etc... the
sort of person who one would like to have as a neighbor.
If he is not executed, I fear that he may become
someone's neighbor on 30 years or so. By that time his victims
will have been dead for 50 years or so and many of the victims'
grieving parents will be dead as well. Many people will see
Michael Ross as an kind old rehabilitated man incapable of committing
the type of crimes that put him in jail so long ago. In 30
years will Michael Ross be fully rehabilitated or will his next victims
be younger children?
This part was not printed
I have read about Michael Ross, but what is said
about his victims' last moments? When one is hurt, one seeks a
way to reverse or undo the damage and alleviate the pain. He
persisted in inflicting pain to these women while deriving pleasure
from it. Ross claims he's sick -= an illness is to blame!
It seems to me that human are the only living creature that kills for
pleasure, even the most ferocious animal kills its own kind for reasons
better than pleasure. Thus to compare Michael Ross to an animal
is an insult to animals and to pity him for having a sickness is to
absolve him for actions that are beneath that of most animals.
Animals which attack people for no good reason are
put down for society's protection, thus people who kill for pleasure
deserve the same fate for society's protection as well.