QUOTE 1: When Davida Brown heard last week that state lawmakers are considering abolishing the death penalty, she was upset.
“It’s all right to kill, but you can’t be killed? I don’t like this at all. This is really upsetting me,” she said.
QUOTE 2: “I prefer the death penalty [as punishment], but I wouldn’t take anything less than life without parole,” said Brown, a city resident.
She added that she supported capital punishment as an option before her mother’s murder.
“I want a life for a life,” she said.
AUTHOR: Davida Brown whose mother, 67-year-old Vivian Martin, was murdered on 20 September 2010 in the city’s East Side in Ohio. The two men accused in the case, Robert S. Brooks, 26, of Castalia Avenue, Youngstown, and Grant P. Cooper, 22, of Sulgrave Drive, Brookfield, face the death penalty if convicted.