The police in Woodstock, Ontario have confirmed that the human remains found in a field just east of Mount Forest are in fact those of eight-year-old Tori Stafford. This closes the first phase of this tragedy and shifts emphasis to the legal proceedings that must inevitable follow.
Regardless of the results of the trials of the accused, I’ll never be satisfied that justice was done.
It angers me that our society allows its children to be horribly murdered and does not mandate the ultimate punishment for such a crime.
I don’t want to hear about rehabilitation or even revenge. I say: take the life of a child and you forfeit your own—its that simple.
I don’t want to hear about sanctity of human life and lack of deterrent effect on future murderers. In the context of Tori’s death, this is pure nonsense.
I just want victim-first justice.