11/2/11

Florida’s Margaret Allen

Margaret Allen is the latest woman in Florida to be sentenced to death. She killed her maid after accusing her of stealing from her.

She does have a diminished mental capacity but the terms of the murder were quite ghastly including strangulation and stabbing. because of her own mental issues, Margaret may not know what the outcomes of her actions are.

Why didn't she have someone to look after her or why wasn't she institutionalized? Should we kill people who have been so severely abused themselves that they do not understand their own actions? Why didn't local authorities pay attention to this insane person before she did something like this instead of waiting around for it to happen?

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