On March 16 2015, the top story of the day was about the arrest of Robert Durst, real estate heir. I hadn’t heard of Mr Durst before that breaking news and so was just learning the details surrounding the documentary from which his off-air confession prompted his eventual arrest for murder.
When I finally got to see a picture of him, and realized he was 71 years old, I immediately concluded that he must be tired of running, hiding and he was ready to rest! He’s been a suspect in the murder of his friend, Susan Berman, for 15 years as well as the disappearance of wife for approximately 33 years, and acquitted of murdering his neighbor in 2001, and now his own words have both caused his arrest and set his conscience free.
“What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course,”
My mind then went to a somewhat dark place, “What if he’s suicidal? What if he plans to just end his life to escape trial, sentencing and be done with it?” I guess others were thinking the same thing too, since I later learned he was put on suicide watch.
As the case continues to unfold, all I want is closure for the families whose loved ones he stole. I don’t want him to get off easy, I want him to face his crimes and pay! I hope privilege doesn’t give him a free pass, for all lives are precious and it is only the Creator who should say when a life must begin and eventually end!
Ironically, these charges may lead him down the road to the death penalty. So this question now troubles me, is the death penalty an authority we are empowered to carry out? After all, we didn’t create life, we are simply the vessels through which the Almighty Creator allowed us to populate the earth, and His 6th Commandment states “We should not kill “(Exodus 20:11). So how then do these grieving families get justice? And how do we as a society discourage lawlessness?
My answer: Life in prison with Solitary confinement so his conscience can be his punishment. He should not be allowed to commit suicide so as to take the easy road out, but made to think long and hard of his evil doings. The problem is keeping him alive will cost money! Taxpayers shouldn’t be made to pay for this, but his earnings — the very earnings that allowed him to live free and comfortably all these years.
Needless to say, only time will tell how all this unfolds — another crime story for the history books! Sickening and sad…
Contents written: March 16 2015. Edited: March 22, 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises