I do not believe in the death penalty. I believe it makes us all murderers. An eye for an eye makes everyone blind. Although, I would enjoy smothering this monster with a pillow myself until his feet quit kicking. But state sanctioned murder is still murder.
I do believe in locking people up for the rest of their lives, making them pay with their freedom for their atrocities. Eric Allen Earle is done. I hope someone gives him some rope and a place to hang himself. I hate to think of him with three hot and a cot but it is a vast improvement from illegally mandating him to AA where he was able to get away with murder for years.
In this case, this particular monster was mandated to AA 12 step meetings over and over and his rap sheet includes attempted murder of his ex-wife (smothering her with a pillow in front of their children) and a restraining order from his own father after he almost beat him to death. Earle spent over 20 years getting away with victimizing vulnerable women in AA financially, physically and emotionally. AA allows convicted criminals to literally get away with murder under the guise of anonymity. This one monster is off the streets for good. In fact, his sponsor talked Karla out of pressing charges for battery after Earle beat her weeks before he killed her.
There is much work to be done however. Karla’s family is also suing AA for harboring a criminal. They are culpable since they actively recruit from drug courts, jails and prisons. The despicable practice of mandating murderers and rapists to 12 step programs must stop. You, nor anyone else, is safe in AA.
Please see here the video from CBS news reporting on his sentencing. We have a long way to go but this is a start.
Today is a victory and the battle rages on.