Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Life is cheap.



From the BBC.

"A South African court has convicted a woman of hiring a gang to kill the six-month-old daughter of her lover.
Dina Rodrigues paid four men, all of whom were also convicted of murder and robbery, a total of $1,500 to murder Jordan-Leigh Norton in 2005.

The baby was stabbed in the neck and her body was found in a drain in the capital, Pretoria.

It is the first case of its kind in South Africa where an estimated 1,000 children are killed every year.

There was applause in court when Judge Basheer Waglay read out the guilty verdicts in a court in Cape Town.

Ms Rodrigues' lawyer had argued that it had been an attempted kidnapping gone wrong.

"We are glad for the decision," the baby's grandfather Vernon Norton told the Sapa news agency.

He added that the family hoped Ms Rodrigues would get life in prison in June when sentencing is due."

Some days I should just not read the papers. What the fuck is wrong with people?

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11 Comments:

Blogger Kav said...

Some things are just so appalling that there's nothing to say.

10:55 a.m.  
Blogger Fat Sparrow said...

"What the fuck is wrong with people?"

Really, where to start on that one?

11:37 a.m.  
Anonymous MacDara said...

Some people are just intrinsically evil.

12:20 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

Sick, sick, sick.

And the defense is laughable, almost...saying it's a kidnapping gone wrong - how is that any better than straight on murder? Either way, it's seriously fucking evil.

3:14 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I got up this morning and checked to see if that little kid Maddy who was snatched in Portugal has been found yet-she hasn't. Next I read about a 45 year old dad being beaten to death in front of his kids, watched a video of an 17 year old girl being stoned to death by a group of screaming chanting men in Iraq, most of whom were videoing her brutal murder with camera phones. They dragged this poor girl from her bed and flung rocks at her for half an hour until she was dead. Her crime? Having a muslim boyfriend.
And then I read about this baby being murdered and suddenly I just felt totally and utterly depleted.
I'm sure tomorrow will be much better.

3:24 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

Some days it pays to avoid looking at the news. For a while I was reading about women being brutally murdered by men every day. That's only a small fraction of the more than 2 million women who are murdered every year by men they know.
As for this case here: look at her eyes. There's nothing there.

4:38 p.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

There are no words for this. It's just unspeakable evil.

5:13 p.m.  
Blogger The Hangar Queen said...

They should all be "Hanged from the neck until you are dead!dead!dead!"

That is all.

8:16 p.m.  
Blogger Manuel said...

Bye bye now you evil waste of skin. "Sorry Adolf, we have a new room mate for you...."

2:01 a.m.  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

Disturbing.

4:21 a.m.  
Blogger Jagd Kunst said...

Fuckin' south africans.

9:42 a.m.  

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