BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) AP reported that on Oct. 11, an American man was sentenced to death, killing six family members of his ex-wife, including four children. The court had discussed many times whether he should be sentenced to death or life imprisonment.
According to reports, in 2014, a man named Haskell shot and killed his ex-wifes sister, brother-in-law and their four children, all of whom were minors, the youngest being only three years old. Haskell had said after divorcing his wife that he wanted to deal with all the people who helped his ex-wife, and had traveled from California to Texas to commit the crime.
Fortunately, Cassidy, a 15-year-old daughter, escaped by pretending to be dead, but she was shot in the head. She said to Haskell, Please dont hurt us before she shot her.
After the verdict, Cassidy, 20, said she felt hurt and angry because the murderer had no remorse for killing her family. But she said she would try to forget the murderer and live happily.
Reported that Haskells lawyers had applied for acquittal on the grounds that Haskell suffered from mental illness. But ultimately, the jury decided that Haskells case was not enough to commute any sentence, and that he might pose a danger to society.
Prosecutor Lauren Bard once said that Haskells problem was not his mental illness, but his personality. He was a selfish, narcissistic, controlling monster.
Source: Responsible Editor of CNN: Wang Ning_NB12468