I respect your standpoint, Joe, as always. But I would like to point out that the murderer of the young woman 'is now in his fifties'. Unfortunately, the dead woman is not and never will be. And the very fact he committed this crime on parole would seem to me to justify the fears many people express about 'letting out' offenders. As you know, I used to visit prisoners, and had a naive feeling of sympathy with them and a wish to do some good for them. However (as you also know) my naivety gave way to cynicism. I'm on the side of the law-abiders. One can't have a foot in both camps.