Ariel Castro got it easy

Aug 2, 2013, 2:43 PM | Updated: Aug 27, 2013, 1:59 am

Life in prison without the possibility of parole. And let’s not forget the “plus 1,000 years” part of the sentence.

Ariel Castro will spend the rest of his life in prison for his heinous crimes. So many Americans are celebrating the plea deal that saved the three victims from a long and painful trial. But they have this all wrong.

Here’s what we have learned:

A man can kidnap three young women, hold them hostage for his own sexual perversions, and take a plea deal that saves him from death. His living conditions in prison will be more humane and sanitary than the living conditions of his captives for the past 11 years. This is completely unacceptable!

Here is what we missed out on:

First, we all agree that this psychopathic moron should never be released into polite society. So why are we committing to three hots and a cot for the rest of his life? I understand that a life sentence is less expensive for taxpayers than death row. But the men pleaded guilty to over 900 counts! He should have walked out of the courtroom and right into the execution chamber.

Think that’s cruel? OK, I’ll humor you. Try this one on for size: Let’s stay in Ohio. Ohio is home to a very creative judge named Michael Cicconetti. The fates should have mandated that Castro land in this man’s court.

Judge Cicconetti is famous for what has become known as “creative justice.” He once sentenced a woman to spend the night outside in the snow with no protection. Her crime? Abandoning 35 cats during winter months. “I wanted to set an example for her future conduct or anybody else who was contemplating doing such a thing,” the judge said. I’m sure you know where I am going with this (insert evil smirk here).

The man got it easy, plain and simple. These women deserved to see this man humiliated, defeated and suffering. Oh, they will put on brave faces but forever be tortured knowing that this evil man is living with the protections afforded to all of our nation’s prisoners. Luxuries that these young women were robbed of for the last 11 years.

Mike Russell

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