Justice has been partly served to the man responsible for the brutal assault and murder of Anne Pressly. Now that Curtis Lavelle Vance has been convicted, there should be no debate as to whether he is guilty or not. That debate occurred in the jury room with convincing and unquestionable evidence. Those present with more information and knowledge of the case than you or I made the decision. From what I know, it was the right decision.
Now comes sentencing. It can be life in prison or the death sentence. Neither will bring back Anne. Neither will erase the trauma from the hearts and minds of the friends and family members—or even those present in court—who had to deal with the grisly details of this barbaric crime.
The death sentence comes all too quietly and peacefully for a man like Vance. Look at John Allen Muhammad for example. Quietly he falls asleep and is gone. Far from the wrenching nightmare Anne suffered, being awoken from a sound sleep to be attacked in such a heinous way. Should Vance be allowed to slumber into eternity?
In prison, it’s possible he would live out his life in constant guilt and remembrance of what he did. Then again, prisons have their own justice system. His days could be equally numbered.
Let’s see how justice is fully served.