And of course he should be punished - everyone would agree to that. And he will be.
Mmm. I'm not so sure about that Zod. Over the past few years, kidnappings involving rape and murder have been picked up by the media a lot more. The overwhelming scenario that jumps right out at you in almost all of the cases, is that the offender has had previous arrests and convictions, and then was released from prison. The offenses usually get worse as time goes on.
I could spend a couple hours right now listing dozens of prominent cases in the media, but I'm only going to do that if someone disputes my claim.
The typical scenario looks like this:
Offender John Doe
Age 17 - Arrested for rape, convicted, sentenced to 6 months in prison and released.
Age 20 - Arrested for rape with a deadly weapon, sentenced to 10 years in prison, served 3 and paroled. Released.
Age 25 - Arrested for kidnapping, sexual assault with a weapon, sentenced to 20 years in prison, paroled after 6 years, released.
Age 32 - Arrested for kindapping, rape, and murder. And NOW, they go away for life.
Typically there are plenty of felonies, grand theft auto, assaults mixed in.
I maintain that if the first time kidnapping, and sexual assault is committed, and you nail the perp with 40 years and no parole right from the start, everyone would be a lot better off.