I’m in favor of due process, as difficult as it is to adhere to that bedrock principle of justice on occasion.
Even sub-human pieces of filth like this one have the right to a trial by jury.
I totally favor giving him his trial, and upon the jury’s verdict of “guilty”, I totally favor dragging him outside, and turning him into a windchime in front of the courthouse. Child rapist/murderer, rope, and tree–some assembly required.
Then again, knowing how low child rapists rank in the prison pecking order, justice may be served better by locking him up with the general population.
As things stand, he’ll get the death penalty, and then he’ll be locked away in solitary while awaiting his date with Captain Drāno in ten or fifteen years. He’ll rack up fifty grand per year in lodging costs, another hundred grand per year in legal costs for his mandatory appeals, and then he’ll get put to sleep like a terminally ill house pet, all on taxpayer dime. What kind of deterrent is that?