Relatives of Kleber Santos and his wife, Lilian, did not speak with reporters afterward, but the parents of both victims issued statements saying they were grateful justice had been done. “For many people facing such tragedy, life would be worthless. For us, however, we have faith and we find meaning in an eternal life that our merciful God will provide us. We really believe that we will meet our dear son and daughter-in-law one day in heaven,” Jonas and Lizete Santos, Kleber Santos’ parents, said in their statement.AUTHOR: Relatives of Kleber Santos and his wife, Lilian – A Brazilian couple who were murdered by Michael Adam Sigala on August 22, 2000. He was executed by the state of Texas on March 2, 2010.
Kleber Pescone dos Santos, 28, and his wife, Lillian D'Ascanio Carla dos Santos, 25.
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Those words came from the parents of Kleber Santos, who stated that they were glad that justice was served and believe that they will meet their son and daughter-in-law in heaven one day.
If you notice carefully, the family members were not bloodlust or revengeful, they wanted justice to be served and it was. Contrary to popular belief that capital punishment is nothing but revenge, we see capital punishment as a just punishment and protection for society.
Let us not forget the Brazilian Couple, Kleber, 27, and Lilian Dos Santos, 25 on August 22, every year. We will pray for their family members and them.
Memorial Service for Kleber and Lilian Dos Santos
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.
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