Ariel Castro Prosecutor Seeks “Murder” Charges
The Cuyahoga County prosecutor, Tim McGinty (D) is reported to be seeking “murder” charges against Ariel Castro, due to the apparent miscarriages that occurred during the abduction period. His words, from the BBC article (emphasis mine):
I fully intend to seek charges for each and every act of sexual violence, rape, each day of kidnapping, every felonious assault, all his attempted murders, and each act of aggravated murder he committed by terminating pregnancies that the offender perpetuated against the hostages.
It seems to me that this has all kinds of alarming implications for the legal status of abortion in the US, and should be a red flag to anyone who can see beyond the immediate details of this particular case.
It’s yet another example of how a thirst for revenge, and the desire to impose the death penalty at all cost in emotionally charged cases, can distort the justice system far beyond the original intent.