Police in Yemen weren't playing around after a judge found a man guilty of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl. Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, got blasted with five bullets from an assault rifle at point blank range. The public execution happened while he laid on the ground in Tahrir Square of Sanaa. Hundreds came to watch the public execution of the guilty rapist and murderer.
Some people likely cheered when they saw the criminal's head blown to pieces, but others probably cringed. To execute someone behind closed doors is one thing, but to do it in public is quite a leap into the depth of humanity. This form of death sentence can only send one message - don't hurt children. If there's anyone out there who was about to be a child rapist or murderer, in Yemen, then hopefully they've changed their mind and this extreme form of punishment saves a child.
SANAA — A man convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl was executed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday in front of hundreds of onlookers, witnesses said.
A policeman fired five bullets from an assault rifle into Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, as he lay with his hands handcuffed behind his back on a blanket on the ground in Sanaa’s Tahrir Square, after a judge read out the death sentence.
People gathered around on the ground and some were even watching from the roof. It seems like people wanted to watch a human get murdered. The morbid curiosity got the best of people as they embraced the moment when a man's head was blown apart by five assault rifle bullets. Just five? How about they empty the clip and make this sack of junk look like a red slice of Swiss cheese?
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Some people may criticize this and call it unethical or a cruel and unusual form of punishment - but that's nonsense. the criminal murdered and raped a child and now a family has lost their kid. If torturing the criminal for the rest of his life doesn't send a message to future criminals, then what does?
Let the blood of the criminal be a message to people that harming children should not ever be an acceptable crime.
Yahya al-Matari, the father of the girl, told reporters after the execution that he felt as if he had been reborn.
“This is the first day in my life,” he said. “I am relieved now.”
How can the father not feel relieved? I don't think I would feel ever feel relieved if someone did this to my family member. Even if I pulled the trigger myself, it wouldn't bring back my child.
I'd rather the person get tortured for life, but then does that mean the nightmare always continues?
Is it better to close the story on the murderer and put them to rest?
What is the best punishment for someone who rapes and kills a child?