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Another POS is about to become room temperature:
Avila Guilty of Killing Samantha RunnionLess than nine hours to determine that this piece of filth kidnapped, raped, and murdered this innocent child.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — A jury convicted a factory worker Thursday of the 2002 kidnapping and killing 5-year-old Samantha Runnion, an Orange County girl whose death prompted a massive public outcry.
After deliberating for less than nine hours over two days, a jury of eight men and four women convicted Alejandro Avila, 30, of kidnapping, murder and two counts of sexual assault.
The same Superior Court jury will decide in a separate penalty phase if Avila should get life in prison without parole or the death penalty. Opening statements in the penalty phase were scheduled for Wednesday.
Samantha's mother Erin Runnion, in the front row of the courtroom, cried silently as verdicts were read. She hugged the prosecutor David Brent as the jury left the courtroom.
As the first verdict was read, someone in the audience said, "yes, yes." Avila bowed his head toward the defense table but showed no emotion.
And while some might say that putting Avila to death won't bring back Samantha and that maybe he should be sentenced to life in prison, I say no. Put this waste of skin to death - a painful one - since HE didn't give Samantha the choice to live or die.
And that 'bowing of the head' thing Avila did when the verdict was read?? It sure as shit was him praying to God for forgiveness - it was him realizing that he's practically dead meat in prison if he's lucky enough to evade the death penalty. I'm no expert, but from what I've heard people like Avila become hunted - like gazelle - in prison. It would seem that even among criminals, doing anything to children is a big NO-NO.
Once again I'm compelled to say the best way to deal with present and would-be future sexual preditors like this is to just BLOW THEIR BRAINS ALL OVER THE PAVEMENT.