...they find him not guilty? Who? Sunil Ali! The stepfather accused of ending young Hope's life in brutal fashion.
What then of the people who want so badly to lynch him?
The State has a duty to remain completely blind to the passions of relatives and friends of victims who seek revenge. Why? Because the business of the State is not vengeful in nature, rather it's that of ensuring that, at all times, justice is done and, seen to be done.
Suppose! Just suppose!
Hope's murder accused, commits suicide
Sunil Ali, the 28-year-old accused, charged with the rape and murder of eight-year old Hope Arismandez, has committed suicide in his cell at Remand Yard, Golden Grove Jail.
Ali was discovered hanging from the ceiling of his cell around 6.30pm on Friday. His writst was also slit.
Now that he's dead, would they who clamoured for his blood be satisfied?
Or, would they, like me, wish to get prompt answers as to how a prisoner under suicide watch and locked away in his own cell could hang himself and slit his wrists without anyone noticing anything?
"Prison authorities last night made special security arrangements for Sunil Ali, the man accused of killing eight-year-old Hope Arismandez.
Reliable prison sources told the Express last night that Ali would be put in a special cell and would be kept under constant watch.
Earlier in the day when Ali was taken to court, prisoners had refused to sit with him and shouted when they left in the prison trucks: "We waiting for you in jail. We going to feed on you."
Before, only a noose hanging from a tree was missing, as a waiting mob chanted death and ran him. The crowd of mostly women begged the police to set Ali free, so they could have 30 seconds with him. He was called degrading names, threatened with beatings and told he was inhuman..." (Trinidad and Tobago Express, May 30, 2008.)
As to his guilt, we shall know the truth when we all stand before The Great Judge, shan't we?
Richard Wm. Thomas,
Trinidad and Tobago.
Until we try we'll never know what we can do.
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