Robert Harlan, the man, and I use the term very loosely, who raped a woman for two hours before shooting her was saved by the Good Book, in a roundabout way.
The jury in his trial sentenced him to die, but that sentence was overturned after it was discovered that jurors consulted the bible during deliberations.
Apparently you’re not supposed to do that. If that’s the case all around, it does bring up the question of what would have happened if the man was acquitted by a jury who consulted the bible. The Colorado Supreme Court probably wouldn’t have viewed the juries reading habits as harshly (unless one of the justices found out that the man was planning to move to their neighborhood).
My brother-in-arms Conservatives are in a tizzy over this, but, I differ, because this is incredibly bad news for this animal. Now that Harlan is out of death row and back in general population, there’s a very good chance he’ll get plenty of opportunities to know exactly what he put his victim through… on many, many hellish and most uncomfortable occasions.
If there could be a greater example of “an eye for an eye”, I don’t know what it could be. Maybe the Bible is still winning out here.