Although I find Mr. Sloop's behavior abhorrent, I'm even more
disturbed by the wife. This was her child. How could she allow this to happen?
Why would they abuse and murder the little boy? I hope the two never get out of
I said in an earlier post that just thinking about this story is so saddening
and infuriating I'm left with no words. I haven't gotten much beyond
that but would like to add that I hope Mr. Stacy and his other son are somehow,
someday able to resume their lives happily and with the knowledge that they will
meet Ethan again. Nothing is lost, only delayed.
Agreed with Samhill, there should be a better prospect with his remaining son
now that he knows what to look for.There must be a long list of
items that brought up such a disaster in the first place.Children being
unattended in the backyard with a swimming pool, playing on the street or being
in company with those you cannot trust completely...will all lead them closer to
trouble.It remains our very responsibility to be on that watch tower
for children.Any negligence on our part will hurt them.It is not
ours to judge, but we do live in this world and must learn from mistakes.We have a very caring Heavenly Father, but the test of life includes our
awareness and power to care over that which was giving to us.The church
has very good principles of Family Value that will help to adjust to it.
If life in prison or even the death penalty is not enough then what is? By not
forgiving we only hurt ourselves. A Heinous crime, absolutely. To the father
let it go. Do you think Ethan wants you to be miserable for the rest of your
life her on earth. We are commanded to let a higher power be the final judge.
NeilT,Easier said than done.
I agree with the father. Sloop gets to spend the rest of his life watching TV,
eating 3 meals a day on our dime, and working out at the gym. Ethan gets
nothing, not even justice. This is a clear miscarriage of justice. If ever any
offender deserved the death penalty, it is this one.
Ethan got justice lite, but the prison guard who was savagely beat up got no
justice, in that the sentence for beating the guard runs concurrently with the