Thursday, December 13, 2007

Shooting At The Wrong Target

So, while Lisa Falkenberg continues her hand-wringing over the two dead Pasadena burglars on page B1 of today's Houston Chronicle, elsewhere in the City & State section we have another installment in the ongoing story of Riley Ann Sawyers, also known as Baby Grace...

A Spring couple indicted Wednesday on capital murder charges in the death of a 2-year-old girl tried to bury the body north of Houston before finally tossing it into West Galveston Bay, a defense attorney said.

The girl's mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, 19, and her husband, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, 24, tried to bury the body with a shovel purchased at Wal-Mart, said Trenor's attorney, Tommy Stickler Jr.

"He tried to dig a hole, but he wasn't digging fast enough so he gave up," Stickler said, referring to information Trenor gave during in a three-hour statement to investigators Nov. 24.

For those unfamiliar with the story, those two monsters beat that little girl with a belt, threw her onto the floor, held her head under water and pushed her face into a pillow. Which makes me wonder, why isn't Lisa Falkenberg using her valuable chunk of journalism real estate talking about that instead of pissing it away making bullshit comparisons between toilet-papering someone's yard and breaking and entering into their house? Riley Ann Sawyers, unlike the dead Pasadena burglars, didn't have a chance or a choice in life. With apologies to the great Bill Whittle, "We demonize the wrong people."