05 April 2006

Mealy-mouthed AP? Or is it the family?

Whoever it is, according to this short article, that somebody is trying to confuse the hell out of the jury at Zacarias Moussaoui's trial.

The mother of Zacarias Moussaoui, who has been ruled eligible for the death penalty, said yesterday a life sentence would be as bad as execution. Aicha Moussaoui, in an interview on More 4 News last night, said: "Whether he's condemned to death or condemned to life, it's the same. In fact it's worse to be condemned to life than to die."

I think that the ambiguity created by the above quote must be cleared up in time, before the judge and the jury start to deal with the issue of a suitable punishment.

After all, it may come to a situation when mother's wishes will become that last feather on the scale of justice. Besides, we have to be sure that baby Zacarias is in synch with his mother on the subject...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com