Reader: Hard to feel sorry for botched execution victims when you hear about their awful crimes

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Yesterday, we marked World Day to End the Death Penalty by sharing a post spotlighting ten horribly botched executions. But the tales of capital punishment gone awry didn't change the minds of many supporters of the ultimate penalty. Here's one of many passionate posts on the subject.

Bobby J. Richards writes:

The one bit of info I didn't see was the crimes they committed that landed them in the execution room. A lot easier to see them as victims before you know they raped, tortured and killed their innocent victims. You see an unfit way to die, I see karma in its most raw form.... SUPPORTER OF EXECUTIONS RIGHT HERE!

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