Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"It just felt right."

This chilling bit of news left me as numbed as the VT massacre. We don’t have all the facts so we won’t be in any position to understand where these murderous impulses originate. But it certainly brings to mind Paul’s diagnosis in Romans 1 that ruthlessness is a child of godlessness – ‘godless’ not in the sense of unbelief in God, but the knowing rejection of God who has already revealed himself.

"Sunday morning me and (her) woke up, and we were just talking, and for some reason we just decided to kill her," one of the girls told police in her interview.

"We just did it because we felt like it, it is hard to explain," the other girl said.

"I knew we had wanted to kill someone before.

"We knew it was wrong, but it didn't feel wrong at all, it just felt right."

The girls planned their attack and changed into old clothes.

One of them snuck up behind Eliza as she was reading, wrapped speaker wire twice around her throat and quickly tightened it as the other held her down, trying to press a chemical soaked cloth into her mouth.

"She started not being able to get her breath, and we just kept going," one of the girls said.

"She was just yelling at us `What the f**k, what are you doing' .. `Oh you freaks, what's wrong with you psychos."

Mr Stone said they chose to strangle Eliza because one of them had to return to Perth that afternoon and they wanted a quick and "non-messy" killing.

"As our friend, we did not really want her to suffer," one told police. [More]

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