The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

David B. Bowen

Indiana police made an arrest in the 1979 murder of Kenneth Conrick. The 8 year olds body had been found nude, tied to a tree and a cord had been tied around his neck, and his body showed signs of brutal, prolonged torture.

Bowen, then 16, emerged as a suspect, but no physical evidence linked him to the crime until investigators reopened the case three years ago. Authorities located Bowen's sister and took a DNA sample from her that showed enough similarities to genetic material found at the scene to link Bowen himself to the crime.

Bowen surrendered a DNA sample to Lake County investigators months ago, and investigators said it matched DNA taken from Conrick's clothing.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to as many as 60 years in prison. Honestly- I can't say that is enough. Perhaps it's time that the justice system starts handing out sentences in the 'eye for an eye' fashion.

H/t Lisa