This Week in 2011

February 9th, 2014 by admin

“The state says killing is wrong, so why do they do it? For revenge. Where is the closure? There is none. The death penalty is an act of revenge. Many men sit on death row, some innocent, some not. So what happens when a man is executed and it’s later learned he was, in fact, innocent? He can’t be brought back.”

– Martin Link, convicted of kidnapping, rape, and murder, lethal injection, Missouri. Executed February 9, 2011.

Link kidnapped eleven-year-old Elissa Self while she waited for the bus that would take her to school. He was connected to her death after police pulled him over for a broken headlight. A jar of petroleum jelly with his fingerprints and flecks of blood, later determined to be Elissa’s, was found in his vehicle.

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