Child Rapist and Murderer May Be Facing First Case of Medieval Justice in Decades
For those of you who haven’t heard who Benjamin R. Taylor is yet then you’re not missing out on much, just a guy who’s made a name for himself by being one of the most heinous human beings alive. This is a man who beat and raped an infant child to the point where even medical professionals weren’t successful in saving the baby’s life. The West Virginia police officers who initially responded to the scene have since stated it was one of the worst cases of sexual assault they’d ever seen.
The baby was initially found bloody and bruised, laying on the basement floor beside Taylor shortly after her mother woke up for work at 5 a.m., stumbling across a scene no parent could ever even imagine having to deal with. Police and paramedics were called to the scene and when they arrived discovered Taylor attempting to wipe a red substance off of his genitals, which turned out to be 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer’s blood. Taylor was immediately taken into custody and little Emmaleigh was transported to a hospital in Charleston where she would die from her injuries just a day and a half later. After that Taylor’s charges were upgraded to include murder, though it turns out he could be facing much more than that.
A man known only as J.R. Has created a petition on Whitehouse.gov asking the state of West Virginia to denounce their death penalty abolished 50 years ago in a special case for Taylor, except the petition calls for a public execution by hanging. In the petition J.R. States:
“Prison is too good for child rapists and their ilk… When it’s an open and shut case such as this, let us hang these creatures publicly. Let us make examples of them, and allow the American people to attend these hangings so that the accused may be ridiculed, as they should be.”
Only 100,000 signatures are needed before the administration is forced to respond with a decision whether or not this course of action would be appropriate, but the one thing most people do agree on is that this is a case that deserves more than just jail-time. Monsters like this should not be forced to live under taxpayer dollars, but the moral question here is “do those in cases such as these deserve to live at all?”