|Reverend Jean Ernest Darter|
28 years ago on this day, Reverend Jean Ernest Darter was murdered. Please read more:
CASE: Simpson and his pregnant, sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Stephanie Eury, went for a walk to look for some money. Stephanie went to the front door of 92 year old Reverend Jean Darter's house and rang the doorbell. She told Reverend Darter she was hungry, and the Reverend invited them in and gave them milk and a soft drink, sponge cake and peaches. The next day, Simpson and Eury decided they would go back to Darter's house after dark to get money. They rang the doorbell, and when Reverend Darter answered the door, they forced their way inside. Simpson told Eury to cut the telephone cords, then forced Reverend Darter back to the bedroom, demanding money. When he said he had no money, Simpson choked him on the bed. When the Reverend said that if he was killed, he knew he was going to heaven, Simpson grabbed a belt, put it around his neck, then looped the other end around the bedpost and tightened it, all the while demanding money. Simpson called for Eury to come and hold the belt while he went in the kitchen to look for a weapon. He returned with an empty pop bottle, and beat the Reverend with it. He then went into the bathroom and got a double-edged razor blade, slicing the Reverend's arms from the biceps all of the way down the underside of the forearms to the wrist. Eury gathered a bag of food, a porcelain lamp, a radio, and boxes of Kleenex. Upon arrest, Simpson made a complete confession, and at trial pled guilty to first degree murder. The jury returned a death sentence three times after the first two sentences were reversed on appeal. Eury was sentenced to life imprisonment. Curtis Faircloth, a grandson of Darter's, who also watched the execution, said it was very peaceful, orderly and humane. "And it should be that way," he added.
QUOTE: Curtis Faircloth, a grandson of Darter's, who also watched the execution, said it was very peaceful, orderly and humane. "And it should be that way," he added.
Darter, a Baptist preacher, would have supported Simpson's sentence, Faircloth said. "Punishment in the Bible is severe and complete," he said. "In a Biblical context, what happened last night is appropriate."
AUTHOR: Curtis Faircloth is the grandson of Jean Ernest Darter who was murdered by Perrie Dyon Simpson on 27 August 1984. He was executed by lethal injection in North Carolina on 20 January 2006.
COMMENT: When someone murders a religious leader, the community will be outraged. I thank the justice system for terminating this evil man who murdered the Reverend who was being nice to them. Matthew Henry, John Calvin, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Murray and Peter Hitchens will definitely agree with me here.