To the Editor:
It’s time to bring the death penalty back to Illinois. With such horrific crimes against children and pregnant Marlen Ochoa-Lopez being butchered to take her unborn child, we need a strong deterrent against committing serious crimes.
I don’t want my taxpayer dollars supporting depraved criminals in jail for 40-plus years. In some cases, jail is a step up from their living conditions, so criminals may not mind being provided food, clean linens and medical care for the rest of their lives.
By now, the Illinois criminal justice system must have learned from past mistakes. To set an example, they can put the parents of AJ Freund at the top of the list.