"I thought I would feel closure, but I felt anger just watching him lay there and sleep after what he did to these women," [Debbie] Dupris said. "But I'm sure I will feel some closure soon."Meanwhile, a Connecticut judge offered this:
"After the execution, what will the state of Connecticut have gained from all of this? The answer seems to be that, minimally, the state has secured the proverbial pound of flesh for the crimes of this one outrageously cruel man," wrote state Supreme court Justice Flemming Norcott Jr. in a ruling that cleared the way for Ross' execution.My is based upon the presumption that innocent life was inherently worthy and should be safeguarded, but that once we become reasoning adults, we are responsible for our own actions. Thus, the guilty must pay. This is informed by both tradition and the Old Testament. Nonetheless, I still debate whether it is presumptious on our part, or not, to take life, no matter how despicably it has been lived.