In a small victory for not only justice but for common sense a federal judge has ruled that Michael Jacques will be facing the death penalty.
Jacques is accused in the 2008 kidnapping, rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece Brooke Bennett. Jacques also allegedly altered Brooke’s MySpace to make it look like she ran away.
Jacques has an anti-death penalty defense team who argued that since Vermont doesn’t have a death penalty that Jacques should not be sentenced to it even in a federal case.
U.S. District Judge William Sessions III, in a 14-page decision issued Friday, wrote that to apply a “state-based” standard in such instances “would effectively be sanctioning and contributing to geographic disparities in application of the federal death penalty.”
Considering that Jacques used interstate communications including the internet to not only commit and to try to cover up his crime more than makes this the proverbial federal case.
Again if you go through my past posts about Brooke Bennett’s murder you will have to agree that the death penalty was custom-made for a scumbag pedophile like Jacques.