As described in the recent article, "Escapee from Michigan prison caught in Indiana" (Feb. 4), the fugitive in question was serving four life sentences for killing four people in 1993. The murderer escaped from prison, then kidnapped a woman who fortunately was able to escape without being harmed. This could have ended more tragically, but thank goodness it did not.
Unfortunately, Michigan is one of 18 states that has no death penalty, thus the taxpayers are forced to pay this criminal's room, board and medical care for the rest of his natural life. If Michigan were a capital punishment state, I am sure this quadruple killer might have been eligible for the death penalty. Can anyone really say someone who kills four people does not deserve the death penalty? It's just too bad his crimes did not take place in Texas.
Brian Spector, Easton
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