Monday, October 18, 2010

The Letter

A couple years ago, a friend of mine was raped at gunpoint in an elevator. After a time, the rapist was caught and his case went to trial. He was accused of assaulting three women. The weight of the testimony against him and the DNA evidence brought down a guilty verdict on all counts. At the day of his sentencing, his victims were given a chance to give statements. My homegirl rose to the status and addressed him personally. This is the letter she read to her rapist.

Eric Lewis was ordered to serve 174.5-178 years in prison. Somehow it seems more cruel to not just call it Life.

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