I was watching “Crimewatch” and the case was where about 20 years ago this familys 14 year old daughter slipped out one night to attend a party and was never seen again. The blame quickly fell on this one man but the police never had concrete evidence to convict him.
Now here is what I wonder. As much as I hate to think about it what if the man, in exchange for amnesty, either partial or full, who did it confessed to the murder and lead the family to where the body was hidden?
I know it sounds horrible but at least the family would have closure and could have a real funeral. I mean right now they are hoping for either guilt to set in bringing a confession or some new evidence would surface.
Would such a system work? Already many people do plea deals in exchange for either lighter sentencing or even all out pardons. Granted these people already were going to jail and just wanted to make their lives there easier.
Could we take this a step further? Thing is the man is homeless with no family or real life so maybe the prospect of sitting in some minimum security country club prison for life wont be so bad if offered?
Now granted, my first choice for the family would be to see the guy fried but since that isnt likely to happen I just want the family to have closure and know the man who did it is at least behind barbed wire.
What do you all think? (PS, hiring a hitman to do a drive by isnt a choice.)