There is no punishment harsh enough ...
Body found at Roanoke Co. landfillMy son, Jarrod, as a member of Roanoke's Swift Water Rescue team, spent hours searching for little Aveion's body in the Roanoke River, hoping they find it, and yet hoping they don't.
By Amanda Codispoti, Roanoke Times
Amid acres of the Roanoke Valley's forgotten waste, a team of people looking for toddler Aveion Lewis on Wednesday found the body of a small child.
Police Chief Joe Gaskins could not say with certainty that the body found in a Western Roanoke County landfill was that of Aveion's. The medical examiner will identify the remains and a cause of death.
Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell said Wednesday evening that he had previously planned to present a murder charge against the child's stepfather, Brandon Lockett, to the grand jury on Monday.
Now that police have discovered a child's body, that may change, Caldwell said. [link]
As it turned out, the body lie amid the other refuse in a landfill not far from Jarrod's home.
Brandon Lockett, it is reported, has confessed to having killed the boy. Maybe now he'll confess to having tossed the child into the garbage as well.
When the news came Paula suggested that there is no punishment on this earth that fits the crime committed. I reminded her that Virginia has, at least, the death penalty for scum like Brandon Lockett.
But Paula is right. There's no punishment within the law that fits this crime. He deserves to feel pain. Suffering. Like tiny Aveion did. And more.
So much more.