We have a huge murder trial about to begin here in SWFL. In 2015 Dr. Theresa Sievers was bludgeoned to death in her home upon returning from vacation. Her husband and 2 other men have been charged in her murder. One of the hit men took a plea deal and is serving time in prison now. The trial of one of the hit men, Jimmy Rodgers, is about to begin with jury selection taking place right now. Mark Sievers trial will follow. Read more about the story behind the murder here.
Anyway, this is a pretty big trial here. It’s a death penalty trial. It’s all over our local &, national news. Court TV, Law and Crime are in Ft. Myers. Along with Netflix is here making a documentary. We’ve been following it on Court TV & WINK as the jury selection takes place, which is now on Day 4. The big question is about the death penalty.
We talked about the big question this morning. Is it up to us to decide whether someone lives or dies? I remember a religion course in nursing school called “Come Let us Play God”. What I learned and took away from that class still sits in the back of my mind. I’m not sure I could conceivably, without a doubt, decide that someone should receive the death penalty over life imprisonment.
What would you do?