Sep 29, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
Jeremiah berry's father was very abusive, he was raped by his father and the boy killed him apparently the day his father told him that 'god had told him' that he should have a sex change to become his wife. This boy shot his father then cut him up and put the parts out for coyotes to eat. My god how long was this poor kid abused before he reached such a point? makes you wonder where was his mother, other family members, a neighbor, or anyone else for him to talk to that he could get some help from before it came this? He had a public defender take his case and did a plea deal so his prison sentence was reduced to 3 years in jail and extensive counseling for 10 years after. At first for his defense they plead insanity, but twice was found competent to stand trial, so then plead guilty to second degree murder. See article at Huffington Post jeremiah-raymond-berry-pl_n_301757.html Personally, I question the value of any prison sentence at all, being so abused a prison sentence could finish him off. A grusome crime indeed, but one he was undoubtably driven to since the human mind can only take so much before snapping. What do you think about a jail sentence in such cases?