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posted: 1/30/2014 5:00 AM

Killer deserved death penalty

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I couldn't agree more with the comments of Joe Miller from Carpentersville about Dennis McGuire.

Mr. McGuire admitted to killing a 22-year-old pregnant Ohio woman in 1989. He sexually assaulted the woman before cutting her throat. I can't help but think about the horror she experienced or how she must have begged for her life and that of her unborn child.

Because of the lengthy appeals process, Mr. McGuire walked this earth nearly 25 years longer than his victims. I've read that McGuire's daughter is appalled at the way her father suffered. Perhaps she should give some thought as to how much the victim suffered at the hands of her father.

The real tragedy of this case is that the media is portraying Mr. McGuire as the victim, not the perpetrator of this horrific murder. He made a cognizant decision to kill a pregnant woman, and he has paid the price.

Whether he suffered or not is of little significance to me, and quite frankly I don't care.

Perhaps Mr. McGuire's daughter should take solace in the fact that she had a father nearly two-and-a-half decades longer than the victim's husband had a wife and child.

Steve Haisley

Vernon Hills

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