Hiller Instinct: Neil Entwistle
The Hiller Instinct: Hiller Instinct: Neil Entwistle
I'm not sure Neil Entwistle will be convicted; what might be the murder weapon may be tainted and the timeline isn't airtight. For one juror, that could add up to reasonable doubt.
But, if Entwistle is found guilty, then he's all the evidence I need to say we needed a death penalty.
These are the pictures of why; a nine-month-old daughter who may have been killed, in cold blood, by a father who was her blood.
Opponents of the death penalty argue it's immoral and unjust, but 37 states, a majority, and the federal government have capitol punishment laws.
Do you feel like you lose morality when you drive from Massachusetts to New Hampshire or New Jersey? I don't.
I feel that if you're even willing to consider capital punishment on a case-by-case basis, then this is the case.
Neil Entwistle is 27-years-old and it costs this state about $45,000 a year to keep an inmate in jail. So if Entwistle were sentenced to life, and lived to be 77, it will cost taxpayers more than $2 million. What's the justice in that?
But the biggest argument against the death penalty is, "what if Entwistle didn't do it?" The wrong person would be executed by mistake.
Well here are two people who have already been executed, and the husband and father is the only suspect.
Neil Entwistle deserves a fair trial, but if he's guilty, there would be only one fair punishment.
I'm Andy Hiller, and that's my Instinct.
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