Mom Who Killed Daughter's Rapist Goes to Prison

What would you do if your daughter had been raped? Most of us would be absolutely livid, angry, devastated. But would we kill our daughter's rapist? The vast majority of us would not -- though we might like to. But one mom did. Maria del Carmen Garcia, of Spain, reportedly set her 13-year-old daughter's rapist on fire. He died after a week of excruciating pain, covered in burns.

Garcia's daughter's rapist reportedly was sentenced to nine years in jail but was paroled after six. While on parole, he saw Garcia and reportedly had the temerity to ask her, "How's your daughter?" Yeah, I'd be pissed too.

Garcia was so out of her mind with rage that she reportedly ran off and bought some gasoline, found the rapist, and doused him, then lit him on fire. He died a week later in what must have been a very painful death.

Justified? That's for the legal system to decide. But Garcia was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison -- slightly longer than the rapist was sentenced to. After a public outcry, her sentence was reduced to slightly more than five years. She went to jail this week.

This is a really tough case. No doubt sympathy is with the mom. But you can't have a society of vigilantes. First of all, not everyone accused of a crime is guilty. People can end up punishing people who don't deserve it -- such as the dad who was severely beaten after a group of bystanders saw him hit a child with his truck. In actuality, surveillance video caught the child stepping out into the road where the father would have been unable to stop in time. He then got out of his car to help the kid. That's when the crowd set upon him.

Anyone who has a loved one victimized wants to take vengeance. But you have to leave these things for the justice system to take care of.

Still, given that the guy reportedly had the twisted nature to take a jab at the mom about her daughter, it's no wonder she temporarily lost her mind.

Do you think she should have gone to prison?

 

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Victoria Gaunt

This is one case where the daughter's rapist should have been in prison, not the mother. I hope this POS child molestor rots in hell for all eternity.

TheSi... TheSilence

I don't think she should go to prison. He approached her and made a comment about the victim. What an asshole.

I hope he was in a lot of pain before he died!

Shant... ShantiBantiMama

I don't think she should have done any time, maybe some court ordered therapy to help her work through all the pain of what happened to her daughter. That being said, I would GLADLY serve 5 years to kill that SOB if I was her. Totally worth it. Glad his death was excruciating.

Julia Saenz

I wouldve done much worse to him

adamat34 adamat34

Of course she should go to jail.

This is not a case of the rapist being let go early.

What she did was heinous as was the act he committed against her daughter. We don't get to judge people and act like out heathens.

adamat34 adamat34

Of course she should go to jail.

This is not a case of the rapist being let go early.

What she did was heinous as was the act he committed against her daughter. We don't get to judge people and act like out heathens.

adamat34 adamat34

Of course she should go to jail.

This is not a case of the rapist being let go early.

What she did was heinous as was the act he committed against her daughter. We don't get to judge people and act like out heathens.

Happy... Happydad73

Wow, she should get off the hook for killing a man simply because he 'said' something horrendous to her? He had paid his debt to society. Now because she premeditated his murder, she should be in prison. Period.

Heath... HeatherMazzone

He paid his debt to society?! If it was your daughter I bet you wouldn't think the same way. I'm glad he's dead and I don't think she should be in prison.

Charl... Charlyla2

I bet she would take prison over knowing her daughter's rapist is walking free. I would.

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