If the suspect turns out to be a teenager the Supreme Court has ruled that
society should give him hope for parole at some point in the future. Hopefully
the Utah Parole Board would have the wisdom to grant him parole .... when he
I didn't see any mention of the parents, are they cooperating with police?
Really, Rifleman, you just turned this terrible tragedy into a political talking
point? What a sad thing, another innocent child brutalized. It
breaks my heart to think of the awful last moments this small child endured. If
there is a Christ he weeps I hope this young child finds peace and love in His
arms until she is reunited with her loved ones. My heart goes out to her family.
I can only imagine the grief they are suffering. I pray that they will find
6 years old?!Ragedy AnnSesame StreetWinnie the Poohthe Ice Cream truckand Bubbles in the park...a victim of
sexual assult and murder?O.K. - normally I'm hard-core
anti-State sponsoered Death Penalty, but it's cases like this one
that SERIOUSLY have me reconsidering my stance!BTW - Rifleman, Yours was a lame and cheap political shot.
I'm so terribly sickened about this. My heart goes out to the parents. I
cannot even fathom their pain. I can only hope that we some day have a world
where no parent ever has to bury a child under such tragic circumstances.
How can the police claim that the area is safe...that others aren't in
danger if no one has been arrested in connection with the murder? That
doesn't make sense.
What a terrible tragedy. Obviously they are just at the beginning of the
investigation, but I was wondering why the call was made at 7:30 am? Was she in
her bed and someone took her like Elizabeth Smart? Lots of questions and I am
sure the answers will come. I feel terrible for the family.
What a tragedy. The guilty is truly a monster, nobody else could do that to a
young child. I hope they get caught quickly and get the punishment that awaits
them. Condolences to the family, I can't imagine how you are feeling right
It makes you wonder whether the two cases could be related. Sometimes clues are
found when police look for someone who has been recently released from prison
who was incarcerated sometime after the first crime and released shortly before
the second.My heart goes out to the family. What a terrible thing.
Sick sick sick. I can't even tell u what would happen if that was my
First,This monster must be caught, prosecuted, and executed. Is he to be
pitied? Maybe. Given mercy? Not for raping and murdering a child, no.Second,The lack of details is alarming. We're supposed to
feel our children are safe because the police said so? Like the Powell children
were safe in custody of Steven Powell while WVC twiddled their thumbs?Third,Rifleman made a factual statement: "If the suspect turns out
to be a teenager the Supreme Court has ruled that society should give him hope
for parole at some point in the future."His conclusion,
"Hopefully the Utah Parole Board would have the wisdom to grant him parole
.... when he turns 99," I personally support. Monsters of this kind do not
rehabilitate, they repeat.Fourth, depending on the study,
between one-in-400 and one-in-800 Americans have been convicted of a sex-crime,
and no, they aren't all 18-year-old boys who did it with their 17-year-old
girlfriend.Fifth, Sadly, the perp probably knew her, and she
him, and the police may know who it is, but the lack of detail still makes it
hard for people to protect themselves.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. I can't imagine
I did read elsewhere that the parents are cooperating and not suspects. You can
be confident the police are determined to get this solved ASAP. It's their
job to tell people not to panic, but unless they know something specific as to
why people should not be concerned, it is silly to say so. More appropriate
words would be, "We all need to be alert and vigilant."All
that said, this is a true tragedy and my heart and prayers go out to all her
family and friends.
My condolences to the family. I hope the perpetrator is found and brought to
justice soon. I would also like to point out, the recent Supreme
Court ruling for juveniles in regards to life sentences says it would still be
OK for a jury to sentence, for example, a 14-year-old to life in prison without
the possibility of parole, as long as the jury has the option not to issue that
sentence. It merely struck down automatic sentences for juveniles passed by many
This world is scary
When I think of how much I love my grandchildren that bracket this child's
age, I weep. Condolences to the family and all the people who were close to
her. There is a Christ, and she rests with him!
It makes me nervous that the police are telling the community that they
shouldn't be nervous, yet they claim they have no suspects. It almost makes
it seem like they have an idea of who did this and that it was someone who
already knew the girl. I agree with others who have mentioned that this crime
warrants the death penalty. I can't help but think about the last few
moments of that little girl's life. What a sad situation.
If I had kids I would be nervous. Heck I don't have kids and this makes me
nervous for those that do. It's sad that this has happened and I really
hope the police have good leads and can find the scum that did this. I
can't imagine what the family is going through and I hope that they can
somehow get some comfort from friends and family as they're dealing with
this horrible tragedy.
@ajas@korn75Let's be careful in criticizing the
police too much. They're trying to solve this case, but at the same time,
they don't want to create mass hysteria either. Imagine if they had said
something like, "Until we make an arrest, keep all your children under lock
and key!" Would that have been reassuring, especially now that
it is summer time, with July 4th approaching? Parents should just
use common sense in watching their kids and I'm sure most parents already
do. In the meantime, let the police do their job and let us pray and send our
best wishes to the victim's family. @RiflemanTake
heart my friend, whether in this life or the next, justice will ultimately
I am personally volunteering to be the one who facilitates the execution of the
"monster" who did this heinous crime. I can't think of anyone who
more deserves to die and rot in hell. The Savior said something like,
"It is better that a millstone be hanged around his neck and drowned in the
depths of the sea than to offend one of these little ones, the children."
This is the ultimate offense against children. The fate of the perpetrator
who did this is already determined in God's eyes. And what a horrible fate
it will be. I would also like to see some attempt at justice given out in this
life as well... ASAP.
I held my three young girls in my arms last night and just cried. If I ever lost
one of them to a monster like this, that monster would need to hide in the
darkest corners of the universe to avoid me.May God bless the
parents of this little baby, that they will be able to carry on knowing they
will see thier little angel again. There is life after this, but
what a horrible way to leave this life.
@Tators"The fate of the perpetrator who did this is already
determined in God's eyes. And what a horrible fate it will be." - But
God forgives so ... ??? Is there not forgiveness anymore?I'm
with you. I'd like to personally castrate the man myself before his
execution day. Just checking the facts on the almighty above. Forgive us or
send us to hell? Hmmm ...I would hope this guy goes to hell but
what do I know.
I believe many people have misunderstood what the police have said. They did not
say that parents shouldn't be at all concerned for their children's
safety. They urged parents to be cautious with their children but that they
"believe there's no need to panic". Obviously the police would want
parents to take the necessary precuations with their children. As a parent of
young children, I am definitely concerned for my childrens' safety and will
take precautions but I will not panic. There is a difference.
My emotions are too close to the surface to comment my shared grief.However, be a bit patient with the police. Sometimes giving out too much
information to the curious public tips off their suspect and gives them time to
flee. Cooperation is important and so is controlling our curiosity. We like to
know all, but sometimes it is better to allow the authorities to work without
the interference of the concerned public.