Sometime after 8:00 a.m. today, Jonathan Edward Murphy and Glenn Leonard Davis will enter into what I like to call “The End of Your Fucking Life as You Knew It!” day. These are the two punks that tried to murder my nephew Devyn and any sympathy that I might have had for these two ne’er do wells can be found in the dictionary somewhere between shit and syphilis…
Both have been charged with attempted first degree murder and under Florida Law will be subjected to the 10-20-Life law. Which in my current state of mind is much too lenient. I am vehemently opposed to capital punishment and I thank everyone and everything that Devyn is still with us. I couldn’t fathom the thought of going through decades of dealing with something we are so desperately trying to put behind us.
For Mr. Murphy and Mr. Davis, I can’t worry too much about their fate right about now. I only hope that they recognize the gravity of their situations and make their decisions accordingly. Perhaps, in time, we will be able to forgive them. And by time, I mean sometime in the future when Newt Gingrich is president and we visit our relatives on the moon colony.
These two men conspired to take Devyn away from us for momentary gain. What they took away from me is my capacity to forgive. So, today, when the judge reads the charges against these punks, and they think that they can game the system; I look forward to the day that I can sit in the courtroom and hear the jury deliver a guilty verdict. And from there, the day that they are sentenced to spend their youth and hopefully a large portion of their adulthood in prison will I only begin to think about forgiveness.
Devyn, justice starts for you today!