I’ve been reading about the unexpected recovery of Shasta Groene and while I’m delighted (and surprised) she’s still alive, they are presuming (but not certain) that her brother Dylan is dead. Either way, Joseph E. Duncan surely knows for certain.
The reason this is in the pit is that it makes me dislike myself, because try as I might I’m just not really seeing any downside to torturing the bastard to make him tell anything he knows that might find that kid alive (or find his body) and get a little payback for his abuse of those kids. In fact, I’d be more than willing to supply them with an extra set of jumper cables, some rusty hog castration tools, any type of electrodes needed, some dental drills, etc., that will make him sing like Sammy Davis Motherfuckin’ Junior. If there’s a chance that kid could be recovered I’d violate every single civil right ever even theorized to find him before some sick fuck accomplice hauls ass with him to another location.
I just hope that with intense therapy and love Shasta can salvage something from her childhood. (Best case scenario is that she’s witnessed the murder of her [meth using] mother, stepfather [actually her mother’s boyfriend], and one brother and been held as a captive for two months. She may have witnessed the murder of her other brother and God knows what she’s been through physically and sexually and emotionally.
Again, I’m just not seeing any downside to torture here, and I know that I should be.