May 21, 2010

"I am shocked and disappointed at the news of Bradford resorting to suicide..."

"... as I looked forward to facing him in the court room this Fall, and now feel as though I was robbed of that opportunity."

20 comments:

traditionalguy said...

That's a hard one. The force of life includes within it a continuing need to confront someone who has done what he did. Now she will at last be able to slowly transfer her determination into better uses that can make her and her family happy.

Rialby said...

I am not opposed to providing certain prisoners the tools to do themselves in.

AllenS said...

Some people need to be tortured to death. And I truely mean that.

knox said...

That would be infuriating. Poor woman.

Same sort of injustice we all feel when spree killers off themselves after doing their damage.

Beth said...

"You chose the wrong little 45-pound, 8-year-old girl to try and murder. Because for 19 years I've thought of you every single day and helped search for you."

Oh, yeah. She's a survivor. No, a warrior.

Palladian said...

Beth, I loved that line.

Big Mike said...

See, Beth, you and I can agree about something.

edutcher said...

The lady may be disappointed, but I doubt he's shocked. She had already showed him up for the coward he was.

Good for her.

PS Animals like this are why rape should still be a capital crime.

WV "sisse" (no kidding) What Miss Schuett showed this creep to be.

danielle said...

I really admire her deep humanity ... its pretty remarkable that she aspired to see him face her and to face justice, as opposed to either wanting to physically torture him herself (as I think many would be prone to doing) or celebrating that he is already dead.

Beth said...

Thanks, Palladian.

Big Mike, thanks, too. There's probably lots more we agree on.

Fred4Pres said...

He better hope there is no hell...

Fred4Pres said...

"You chose the wrong little 45-pound, 8-year-old girl to try and murder. Because for 19 years I've thought of you every single day and helped search for you."

You managed to bring justice. It is a victory of sorts.

Big Mike said...

Didn't Ted Turner say something to the effect that the oil spill is God's judgment on New Orleans or something like that?

I suspect that we can agree he needs to go on the wagon.

Lem said...

For the life of me I will never comprehend that kind of evil..

It makes a compelling case for the death penalty.

Fred4Pres said...

I am for the death penalty for grievous crimes like this, not because it brings justice, or punishment, or revenge (although it does do that in part), but because some people are just not worth having around.

former law student said...

She might consider his act his acknowledgement of guilt. He might have believed that death was the only appropriate punishment for his acts, and carried out the death sentence himself.

Further, nothing in court is certain -- even someone as loathsome as Bradford might have been acquitted. How would she have felt then?

Pogo said...

Bless her tenacity and indomitable spirit. She finally beat him, the coward.

AllenS said...

fls brings up a very good point. He might have had a good lawyer, challenging all of the evidence, eventually getting a hung jury or an outright acquittal. See Cal. vs. OJ Simpson.

Omaha1 said...

Hopefully, it was the realization that he was a monster who didn't deserve to live that caused him to kill himself, rather than the fear of public humlilation and lengthly confinement. That could give his victim some sense of justice. Wonder if he left a suicide note.

knox said...

He might have believed that death was the only appropriate punishment for his acts

Well, convenient for him he didn't have his come-to-god moment til he was already caught.