Death of a child

United States
April 17, 2008 9:43am CST
How does our society let people who murder children, especially their own live out their days in a mental institution, when they never allowed the child to even explore life at all?
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
17 Apr 08
We try to be humane even though they deserve a harsher penalty, as that is what society has made the rules and laws for.
• United States
17 Apr 08
thanks deeeky, but it seems that there are not the same rules for everyone.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
17 Apr 08
It may be that some of the rules can be mis-interpretated in some way and the meaning of it mis-understood. What is need are more guidelines to go with the rules so that we can have understanding of the issues involved. People can use the rules as you say, for thier own benefit of making judgements to suit themselves.
• Australia
17 Apr 08
That's a hard one but if they are mentally unstable, then that's where they need to be and anyone who kills their child is not all there if you ask me. Anyway, I wouldn't think that living in one of those places is a luxory. What with all the medication they show down your throat and such. Trust me, they are not living a life of peace when placed in a mental institution.